Genes are markings and patterns on a dragon that can be passed on to its offspring. There are three gene "slots" which determine the appearance of different portions of the dragon:

  • Primary genes determine the head, body, tail, legs, and ornamentation of the dragon.
  • Secondary genes determine the wings and possibly other ornamentation, such as a fae's cheek fins.
  • Tertiary genes determine either nothing (if Basic) or a full-body pattern overlay (if non-Basic).

Genes have different levels of rarity & corresponding odds of being inherited the way breeds do. Each gene slot– Primary, Secondary, Tertiary– operates independently of the others.

Items to change a gene can be obtained multiple ways: purchased in the Specialty section of the Marketplace, or traded/crafted at a Trading Post stand. Note that these items have no effect on a dragon's color, only the patterns.

Primary GenesEdit

The most prominent gene a dragon possesses, this gene impacts the dragon's head, legs, flank, belly, and tail.

Primary genes currently implemented and available are:

PrimaryGenes Nov2016

Secondary GenesEdit

Secondary genes affect a dragon's wings; depending on breed they may also impact a mane, fins, wattle, etc.

Secondary genes currently implemented and available are:

SecondaryGenes Nov2016

Tertiary GenesEdit

Tertiary genes are unusual in that Basic is completely invisible; non-Basic tertiary genes apply a patterning or decoration to potentially anywhere on the dragon, from snout to wingtip to tail, overlaying the primary and secondary genes.

Tertiary genes currently implemented and available are:

TeritaryGenes Nov2016

Gene ItemsEdit

All created and found dragons, such as progenitors and dragons hatched from Unhatched Egg items, will have three Basic genes. Any dragon on the site with a non-Basic gene can trace it back to an ancestor who had a gene-changing item applied to it OR has had the item applied to it itself. Players may casually refer to these items as "scrolls", not to be confused with actual scroll items such as Scrolls of Maturity.

Gene-changing items are available from the following sources:

Gene-changing items can also be sold/resold on the Auction House. While items sold there are frequently more expensive than obtaining them from the source, it may still be worthwhile if an item is otherwise too difficult to obtain (limited supply in the Marketplace, insufficient Baldwin level to craft, etc).

Treasure GenesEdit

The following gene items are available for sale in the Marketplace for Treasure:

Item Price (T)
Primary Gene: Bar 100,000
Primary Gene: Cherub 185,000
Primary Gene: Clown 175,000
Primary Gene: Falcon 170,000
Primary Gene: Giraffe 225,000
Primary Gene: Jaguar 140,000
Primary Gene: Jupiter 230,000
Primary Gene: Piebald 235,000
Primary Gene: Ripple 250,000
Primary Gene: Savannah 140,000
Primary Gene: Speckle 125,000
Primary Gene: Tapir 185,000
Primary Gene: Tiger 135,000
Primary Gene: Vipera 235,000
Remove Gene: Primary 10,000
Secondary Gene: Current 165,000
Secondary Gene: Daub 165,000
Secondary Gene: Eye Spot 110,000
Secondary Gene: Freckle 90,000
Secondary Gene: Hex 160,000
Secondary Gene: Hypnotic 185,000
Secondary Gene: Paint 165,000
Secondary Gene: Peregrine 140,000
Secondary Gene: Striation 120,000
Secondary Gene: Rosette 100,000
Secondary Gene: Safari 98,000
Secondary Gene: Saturn 160,000
Secondary Gene: Seraph 125,000
Secondary Gene: Stripes 90,000
Remove Gene: Secondary 10,000
Tertiary Gene: Contour 150,000
Tertiary Gene: Crackle 190,000
Tertiary Gene: Gembond 200,000
Tertiary Gene: Okapi 190,000
Tertiary Gene: Lace 155,000
Tertiary Gene: Runes 190,000
Tertiary Gene: Smoke 190,000
Tertiary Gene: Spines 190,000
Tertiary Gene: Thylacine 155,000
Tertiary Gene: Underbelly 150,000
Remove Gene: Tertiary 10,000

Gem GenesEdit

The following gene items are available for sale in the Marketplace for Gems:

Item Price (G)
Primary Gene: Iridescent 1500
Primary Gene: Crystal 1500
Primary Gene: Petals 1500
Primary Gene: Metallic 1500
Primary Gene: Wasp 1500
Secondary Gene: Shimmer 1200
Secondary Gene: Facet 1200
Secondary Gene: Alloy 1200
Secondary Gene: Butterfly 1200
Secondary Gene: Bee 1200
Tertiary Gene: Circuit 1200
Tertiary Gene: Glimmer 1200
Tertiary Gene: Stained 1200
Tertiary Gene: Opal 1200

Baldwin GenesEdit

The following gene items are available by crafting them at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew stand:

Item Required Level Components Price (T)
Primary Gene: Poison 10 2x Silver Muck, 2x Black Slime, 1x Blue Ooze, 2x Irradiated Alchemical Reduction, 20x Powerful Serthis Poison 100,000
Secondary Gene: Toxin 10 2x Gold Muck, 2x White Slime, 1x Blue Sludge, 2x Sizzling Phosphorus, 20x Unstable Serthis Concoction 100,000
Primary Gene: Skink 8 2x Silver Muck, 2x Grey Slime, 8x Yellow Ooze, 8x Orange Ooze, x1 Glass Beaker 95,000
Secondary Gene: Spinner 8 2x Gold Muck, 2x White Slime, 4x Red Ooze, 8x Orange Sludge, x1 Glass Beaker 95,000
Tertiary Gene: Scales 7 3x Silver Muck, 2x Black Slime, 6x Yellow Sludge, 7x Green Goo, x1 Glass Beaker 100,000
Tertiary Gene: Capsule 19 3x Silver Muck, 2x Grey Slime, 4x Orange Sludge, 3x Yellow Goo, 1x Reinforced Glass Beaker 110,000


Item Obtained Through
Tertiary Gene: Smirch Strange Chests

Gene Rarity & InheritanceEdit

When offspring are produced, each gene slot has a chance of inheriting the mother or father's gene in that slot:

  • Offspring's primary gene can be the mother's primary gene or the father's primary gene.
  • Offspring's secondary gene can be the mother's secondary gene or the father's secondary gene.
  • Offspring's tertiary gene can be the mother's tertiary gene or the father's tertiary gene.

If both parents have an identical gene in a slot, the chance of inheriting the gene is 100%. For example, if both parents have a Tiger primary gene, all their offspring will have the Tiger primary gene. In the event that the parents have different genes in a slot, the two genes' rarity determines the likelihood of one or the other being passed on. Rarer genes have lower odds of being passed on when paired with more common genes much like how breed is passed down. Basic is considered a plentiful gene while other genes are considered common to rare.



For the below chart, the number on the left in a cell is the chance of getting the tier on the left, while the number on the right is the chance of getting the tier on the top.[1]


The information collected on this forum thread is on the frequency of gene inheritance through each possible pairing. For users seeking the exact results and percentages per gene or users who want to contribute data, give it a look!

Release DatesEdit

  • The tertiary gene Gembond was added on June 10th, 2013.
  • The secondary gene Seraph was added on July 7th, 2013.
  • The tertiary gene Underbelly was added on September 12th, 2013.
  • The tertiary gene Crackle was added on November 30th, 2013.
  • The primary gene Ripple was added on May 16th, 2014.
  • The secondary gene Current was added on June 8th, 2014.
  • The tertiary gene Smoke was added on July 6th, 2014.
  • The primary and secondary genes Bar and Daub were added on September 19, 2014.
  • The primary gene Crystal was added on October 18th, 2014.
  • The tertiary gene Spines was added on November 10th, 2014.
  • The secondary gene Facet was added on December 12th, 2014.
  • The tertiary gene Okapi was added on January 9th, 2015.
  • The primary and secondary genes Vipera and Hypnotic were added on March 29th, 2015.
  • The tertiary gene Glimmer was added on July 17th, 2015.
  • The primary and secondary genes Piebald and Paint were added on August 8th, 2015.
  • The secondary gene Peregrine was added on August 30th, 2015.
  • The primary gene Cherub was added on October 2nd, 2015.
  • The primary and secondary genes Poison and Toxin were added on October 23rd, 2015.
  • The secondary gene Butterfly was added on December 1st, 2015.
  • The tertiary gene Thylacine was added on January 7th, 2016.
  • The tertiary gene Stained was added on January 30th, 2016.
  • The primary and secondary genes Giraffe and Hex were added on March 6, 2016.
  • The primary gene Petals was added on April 14th, 2016.
  • The tertiary gene Contour was added on April 30th, 2016.
  • The primary and secondary genes Jupiter and Saturn were added on June 24th, 2016.
  • The primary and secondary genes Skink and Spinner were added on August 6th, 2016.
  • The tertiary gene Runes was added on September 11th, 2016.
  • The primary gene Falcon was added on October 13th, 2016.
  • The primary gene Metallic was added on November 12th, 2016.
  • The tertiary gene Scales was added on December 10th, 2016.
  • The secondary gene Alloy was added on December 29th, 2016.
  • The tertiary gene Lace was added on February 27th, 2017.
  • The tertiary gene Opal was added on April 13th, 2017.
  • The primary and secondary genes Savannah and Safari were added on May 20th, 2017.
  • The primary and secondary genes Jaguar and Rosette were added on July 16th, 2017.
  • The tertiary gene Capsule was added on August 31st, 2017.
  • The secondary gene Bee was added September 30th, 2017.
  • The primary and secondary genes Tapir and Striation were added on October 31st, 2017.
  • The primary gene Wasp was added on November 18th, 2017.
  • The tertiary gene Smirch was added on December 17th, 2017.

Upcoming GenesEdit

Currently there are four known genes planned for future release: Python Primary, Morph Secondary, Ghost Tertiary and Points Tertiary.

  • Python and Morph will drop rarely in the Coliseum[2] after its rewrite, as decided by the results of a community poll.
  • Ghost tertiary is planned to be crafted at Baldwin's Bubbling Brew[3]. Its final appearance may be significantly different than the mock-up image since it is from before the site opened.
  • It is not currently known how Points tertiary will be obtained. Like Ghost, the final appearance of this gene may be significantly different as the preview was from 2013.


  • The cheapest genes are the secondary genes Freckle and Stripes. Both for sale for 90,000 Icon treasure.
    • This of course does not count the Basic gene which all new players start with for their Progenitors.
  • There were 9 genes available, not including basic, at Flight Rising's launch: 4 primary genes (Iridescent, Tiger, Clown, and Speckle), 4 secondary genes (Shimmer, Stripes, Eye Spot, and Freckle) and 1 tertiary gene (Circuit).
  • The tertiary gene Gembond was the 7th & final Flight Rising Kickstarter stretch goal.
  • The secondary gene Seraph was sponsored through the Flight Rising Kickstarter by warriorjames. It was added approximately a month after launch.



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