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War Dragons is a mobile Tower Defense game by Pocket Gems. The player character is the only heir to a destroyed kingdom and has the ability to communicate with dragons. The main goal is to rebuild your base to defend against other players' attacks, hatch bigger and better dragons, and attack other players' bases. After reaching a certain level, you can join a team, who will help you attack other teams and help to defend your base when it is attacked. Occasionally, the NPC villains of the game, the Blackbloods, will appear during events and must be attacked as well.

The game also received a novelization by Brian Oliu in 2016, titled War Dragons: All Things Burn.

No relation to Time Of Dragons, which is more resource-intensive and action-packed.

This game provides examples of:

  • Area of Effect: Spells like Fireball, Freeze and Explosive Shield all affect a wide area when they go off.
  • Armored Dragons: Hantu and a few others.
  • Arrows on Fire: Flaming arrows are shot by Archer Towers as a defense
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Some of the dragons have extremely long healing times as they get stronger, forcing you to forge a lot of healing potions if you don't want to wait two hours or more.
  • BFG: Your cannon towers, especially at the highest levels.
  • Big Creepy Crawly: Lyth and Jura, giant bug-like dragons.
  • Breath Weapon: All of the dragons' main weapon. Some fire a sustained stream, others fire one or several balls of fire at once.
  • Chain Lightning: A spell that's Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Hits multiple towers at once.
  • Creature-Breeding Mechanic: How you get more dragons.
  • Deflector Shield: Reduces damage to an attacking dragon when activated. Cannon towers will break through them, though.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Any time a lower level player tries to go against someone too strong.
  • Dracolich: Several, called Undead Dragons. Yanari, Kohbahl, Habrok, Bolt, Ladon and others.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Dragons come in three classes, Warrior, Hunter and Sorcerer, which basically equate to these three classes.
  • Flaming Skulls: On top of each of your Mage Towers.
  • Freemium: Not as bad as many mobile games. Certain dragons must be bought with the in-game currency, Rubies, and you can purchase an Elite Account to breed and build faster. However, you can level up fairly easily without spending money as well.
  • Giant Flyer: The dragons.
  • Healing Potion: You can forge these in your Forge, or find them during attack or defense, to instantly heal dragons.
  • High-Speed Missile Dodge: Any dragon with Evasion can do this.
  • Loads and Loads of Loading: Got an older device you're playing this game on? It can take a while for the game itself and attacks, defenses, ect, to load. Although it has improved with updates.
  • Nerf: Darja, a premium dragon, was nerfed for being overpowered, and even so, it's still a Game-Breaker.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: One of the player avatars, named Pog, is a goofy cartoon dragon, in contrast to the other detailed human ones.
  • Palette Swap: In spades. Many of the dragons are palatte-swaps of earlier dragons: Drude,Viscus and Daemon, Arborius and Hydron, Baldr,Grypp and Lakrian, Dactyl and Numen, Dominus and Ryuu, and many more.
  • Planimal: Arborus, a large, green plant-dragon with woody, stem-like wing structures.
  • Random Species Offspring: Crossbreeding two dragons give you an entirely new one.
  • RPG Elements: You can level up your dragons so that they become stronger.
  • Shoot the Mage First: Or in this case, the Mage Tower. Taking them out makes getting rid of the rest easier.
  • Siege Engines: Several of your defense towers are Catapults, Ballistas and Trebuchets.
  • Status Effects: Ballistas fire poison arrows that poison attacking dragons and slowly leech their health. Dragons with Poison Heal or Regenerate can overcome it, though. Trebuchets also stun a dragon for several seconds.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: What happens if you can reach the end of your enemy's base and hit the final island, the one that holds the research area, builder, storage,ect.
  • Tech Tree: Research, which uses all those extra dragon eggs you breed.
  • Tier System: Dragons are grouped as Red, Purple, Blue, Orange, and Green, each color being stronger than the last.
  • You Require More Vespene Gas: Your resources are Food and Wood. Food is for training and leveling up dragons and for offerings to get them to clear more fog and forest. Wood is for upgrading buildings. Naturally, the higher the build, the more you'll need.