Dragon as a New Player


This is the section of the Dragon Guides for a new player and introduces the concepts of the Dragon race within Istaria.

I just made a dragon, Help!

Chat Channels

When you start the game make sure you join the main community channels.

These are Marketplace, Dragon and New Player Assistance channels.

To join a channel click on the speech bubble shaped icon on the chat window and double left click the channel required.

In New Player Assistance chat you find high level characters who can offer guidance or assistance.

In Dragon chat you can discuss any aspect of dragon life (and sometimes random stuff).

In Marketplace you can buy and sell wares and also ask general questions.

Guides

There are a couple of guides already created to assist with the tutorial quests on skalkaar, and on New Trismus, as well as a quick reference sheet.

Skalkaar Tutorial for Dragons

New Trismus Training Island

Dragon Cheat Sheet

Add ons / mods

Horzons Crafting Calculator
http://hcc.reclamation.dk/

Map Pack 3.5

Downloads and other Mods

For Adventure

You should be looking to leave New Trismus at around level 10 adventure.

At level 10 you can start your first set of dragon ability quests. Take the teleport to Kion and locate the vault building. On top of the vault building is a dragon called “Gerix”. If you greet him he will start you off on your level 10 ability quests.

Dragon Adventure Quests

Also in Kion/Sslanis there are a number of low level based quests. The best thing to do is to greet any NPC’s you come across as they may give you a quest to complete.

Kion/Sslanis also have trophy hunters and town marshalls.

The trophy hunter will give you a tier based quests to collect 5 of a specific mob’s trophies which they will reward you with money and XP.

The town marshall asks you to kill x of a specific mob for a coin reward.

Please also see the section on “How can I level adventure quicker?”

For Crafter

Crafter is a bit different to adventure. As a Crafter, all the resources you require up to around level 20 can be found on the New Trismus training island.

At level 10 craft you can complete the 1st set of dragon crafter quests for passive craft bonuses

Dragon Craft Quests

Please also see the section on “How can I level craft quicker?”

I need money

One of the advantages of Istaria is that it is not dependent on money. If you ask for something to be made in one of the chat channels, as long as you provide the materials required then the majority of the time you may find people will make for free.

There will always be items on some of the ingame consigners (New Trismus and the other town consigners)

There is still to a certain extent an economy in game. Players always require consumable items (such as potions, cargo items, dye kits, armour upgrades etc).

As a dragon this is difficult as dragons cannot make any consumable items. However the New Trismus consigner always requires items to be restocked as new players join the game.

The best way to work out what sells is to see what is missing on the consigner and restock, then see how quickly it sells.

A consigner will keep items placed onto it for 2 weeks, after that point the items will go back to the seller’s vault if unsold.

  • Example1
    Hunt for technique components that are used for for creating Tier 1 items. Players will always require components for items. This could be used as a good way to raise some coin and also level adventure at the same time.
  • Example 2
    Place basic resources on the consigner for sale. This includes bronze bars, sandstone bricks, gems and dim essence orbs. Players always need these items for various reasons and as long as you don’t set the price too high on the consigner, you should be able to raise some coin and level craft at the same time.
  • Example 3
    Lower level spells are always required. By crafting spells and selling on the consigner, you should be able to raise some coin this way.
  • Example 4
    The trophy hunters will always buy trophies that are no longer required. Instead of turning in trophies for XP and coin by completing a trophy hunter quest, you can sell the trophies directly to the trophy hunter for a certain amount of coin.
  • Example 5
    Pawnbrokers are available in the majority of towns and items can always be sold to them for money. The downside of pawnbrokers is that the more of an item you sell to them, the less money that they will pay out. Also worth noting here is that players can build tiered built pawnbrokers (up to tier 6) and the higher the tier of the pawnbroker the more money that will be paid out.

Please note that if you sell items on a consigner it is always dependent on what the current market is.

If you sell an item too high a price then you may end up losing more money than making.

Also it may be worth spending time looking at what other players buy as this can be used to judge what is best to stock.

Consigners (depending on tier) will also charge the seller a percentage of the cost of selling the item

Imperial Spell Vendor

There are 3 imperial spell vendors located in New Trismus, Kion and Sslanis.

Although the spells they sell are expensive they can be used as an indication of what spells you can use as a low level dragon.

When do I get to fly?

To be able to fly you need to complete the ROP (right of passage) quest to grow from a hatchie to an adult dragon.

There are 2 ROP’s (one for each faction – lunus or helian).

The requirements for both differ slightly. You can only choose one faction as an adult.

What is lunus and helian?

Adult Dragons

Lunus Lore
TBC

Helian Lore

http://community.istaria.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14551&highlight=dragon+lore

Other Lore

http://community.istaria.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=137

Lunus and Helian are the names of the 2 dragon factions within the game. Lunus dragons gain Melee combat skills and Helians gain Magical Combat skills.

The racial city for a Lunus dragon is Dralk and Chiconis for a Helian.

You get to choose your faction when you complete the ROP quest to grow from a hatchie to an adult dragon. Once chosen you cannot change your faction.

There is very little difference between an adult Lunus and Helian dragon

Adult Lunus

  • Breath of Fire 2 (ability)
  • Shield of Gold (damage shield ability)
  • +40 Fire resistance
  • +20 Tooth and Claw
  • +50 Strength
  • +60 Power

Adult Helian

  • Breath of Fire 2 (ability)
  • Shield of Gold (damage shield ability)
  • +20 Spirit Resistance
  • +20 Ice Resistance
  • +20 Primal
  • +50 Strength
  • +60 Power

Both helian and lunus gain Breath of Lightning and Breath of Ice once they complete the relevant quests.

Ancient Dragons (AROP)

When either a lunus or helian dragon completes the AROP (ancient right of passage) they receive the following abilities

  • Flight Height of 2000
  • 90 Velocity
  • +250 Health
  • +75 Power
  • +50 Strength
  • +105 Focus
  • +33% Armour
  • +500 Capacity
  • Breath of Flame Burst Ability (Area Attack)
  • Primal Rebirth (Resurrect Ability)
  • Dragon Fear (Mesmerize Ability)

Ancient Lunus
Fangs of Fury Crystal (+50 Tooth and Claw, -5% melee delay, -5% melee recycle)

Ancient Helian

The Primal Rage Crystal (+50 Primal, -5% delay spell, -5% spell recycle)

What are the requirements for the ROP?

Lunus Right of Passage requirements

To start the quest you require

  • Level 30 adventure
  • Level 20 craft
  • 250k of Hoard

Minimum levels required to complete Lunus ROP are

  • Level 30 adventure
  • 300 Transmutation skill (approx level 30 craft)
  • 250k Hoard

Lunus Right of Passage Walkthrough (ROP)

Helian Right of Passage requirements

To start the quest you require

  • Level 30 adventure
  • Level 20 craft
  • 250k Hoard

Minimum levels required to complete Helian ROP are

  • Level 30 adventure
  • 450 Spellcraft (approx level 40+ craft with craft quests completed)
  • 250k Hoard

Helian Right of Passage Walkthrough (ROP)

What are the requirements for the AROP?

The requirements to start AROP are the same for a lunus or a helian dragon.

  • Level 100 adventure
  • 100 days old
  • All adventure quests completed up to level 90
  • All breath quests completed
  • Khutit quest completed
  • (Recommended but not essential – Level 80 craft)

Lunus Ancient Right of Passage Walkthrough (AROP)

Helian Ancient Right of Passage Walkthrough (AROP)

What is hoard for?


Hoard is used by dragons a number of different ways.

Firstly hoard will power certain abilities (that is it costs hoard to use the ability).

Hoard is also a requirement for the ROP (right of passage) quests for adulthood.

Additionally hoard adds armour points (if a player has sufficient hoard at their current adventure level) and also extra damage to breath attacks.

What abilities are powered by hoard?

  • Gold Rage (1 – 7)
  • Silver Strike (1- 10)
  • Shield of Gold (adult ability, both factions)
  • Drain Strike (1-10)
  • Primal Rebirth (ancient ability, both factions)
  • Dragon Fear (ancient ability, both factions)
  • Flame Burst (ancient ability, both factions)
  • Breath of Lightning (adult ability, both factions)
  • Breath of Ice (adult ability, both factions)
  • Drulkars Wrath (epic spell, both factions)

How do I increase my hoard?

There are a number of ways to increase your hoard levels.

The majority of items that are not stackable can be hoarded (stackable items are normally craft materials, which stack on top of each other in a container/inventory/vault). There are also hoard only loot (including some rare hoard items).

  • Purchase hoard loot items from a consigner
    Many players will sell hoard items on a consigner. The general rule for hoard items is that it should not cost more than half of items hoard value in coins. For example if a hoard item has a hoard value of 1000, then it should not cost more than 500c to purchase (if it does you are most likely being ripped off). Bipeds tend to loot more hoard than dragons and therefore there is normally quantities of hoard items for sale on the main consigners (on Chaos shard these would be New Trismus or Bristugo consigner).
  • Loot from dead mobs
    The majority of mobs in the game randomly drop hoard items. The higher the tier of the mob, then the higher the value of the hoard items. Some mobs tend to drop hoard more often than other types of mobs. The best mobs for hoard drops tend to be all tiers of wolves and beetles.
  • Charitable Donations
    Sometime players will donate hoard items to dragons (especially if you are a hatchie). The best place to get donations would be in Bristugo or in New Trismus. NB Please don’t repeatedly ask people to give you hoard as you will end up being ignored. Also as bipeds have no use for hoard they tend to be the best people to ask for donations.
  • Craft Items
    Some craft items (non-stackable) have a value and can be added to a dragons hoard. This includes items that a biped may craft. The best examples for dragons are scales, claws and spells. The bonus of crafting and hoarding is that you can increase your hoard and your craft level at the same time as you gain craft XP.
  • Adding coin to hoard
    The rate is 10 copper = 1 hoard point. Adding coin to you hoard is NOT recommended unless you are very very rich.
  • Guilds
    If you join a guild, the other members of the guild (as long as they are not all dragons) will normally give any hoard they loot to their other guild members. This is probably one of the best ways to quickly gain the 250k hoard needed for the ROP quests (however this does depend on how friendly the guild is that you join).

Hoard bonuses

Hoard also provides a bonus to a dragon’s armour and breath damage. The below table shows the amount of hoard required at each level to provide the bonuses.

Adv Level Hoard Required Accumulated Armour
Accumulated Breath Damage
1
100
4
1
2
200
8
2
3
300
12
3
4
400
16
4
5
500
20
5
6
600
24
6
7
700
28
7
8
800
32
8
9
900
36
9
10
1000
40
10
11
2600
44
11
12
4200
48
12
13
5800
52
13
14
7400
56
14
15
9000
60
15
16
10600
64
16
17
12200
68
17
18
13800
72
18
19
15400
76
19
20
17000
80
20
21
25100
84
21
22
33200
88
22
23
41300
92
23
24
49400
96
24
25
57500
100
25
26
65600
104
26
27
73700
108
27
28
81800
112
28
29
89900
116
29
30
98000
120
30
31
123600
124
31
32
149200
128
32
33
174800
132
33
34
200400
136
34
35
226000
140
35
36
251600
144
36
37
277200
148
37
38
302800
152
38
39
328400
156
39
40
354000
160
40
41
416500
164
41
42
479000
168
42
43
541500
172
43
44
604000
176
44
45
666500
180
45
46
729000
184
46
47
791500
188
47
48
854000
192
48
49
916500
196
49
50
979000
200
50
51
1108600
204
51
52
1238200
208
52
53
1367800
212
53
54
1497400
216
54
55
1627000
220
55
56
1756600
224
56
57
1886200
228
57
58
2015800
232
58
59
2145400
236
59
60
2275000
240
60
61
2515100
244
61
62
2755200
248
62
63
2995300
252
63
64
3235400
256
64
65
3475500
260
65
66
3715600
264
66
67
3955700
268
67
68
4195800
272
68
69
4435900
276
69
70
4676000
280
70
71
5085600
284
71
72
5495200
288
72
73
5904800
292
73
74
6314400
296
74
75
6724000
300
75
76
7133600
304
76
77
7543200
308
77
78
7952800
312
78
79
8362400
316
79
80
8772000
320
80
81
9428100
324
81
82
10084200
328
82
83
10740300
332
83
84
11396400
336
84
85
12025200
340
85
86
12708600
344
86
87
13364700
348
87
88
14020800
352
88
89
14676900
356
89
90
15333000
360
90
91
16333000
364
91
92
17333000
368
92
93
18333000
372
93
94
19333000
376
94
95
20333000
380
95
96
21333000
384
96
97
22333000
388
97
98
23333000
392
98
99
24333000
396
99
100
25333000
480
100

What are tiers?

The game splits progress into 6 tiers starting at tier 1. Tiers last for 20 levels. Mobs and resources are normally grouped together by tier in certain parts of the map.

  • Tier 1 Levels 0-20 Training Islands and Lesser Aradoth (Kion and Sslanis)
  • Tier 2 Levels 20-40 Dalimond, Chiconis and Bristugo, Ashlander’s Tomb, Helians Tomb
  • Tier 3 Levels 40-60 Mahagra, New Rachival, Trandalar, Aughendell West
  • Tier 4 Levels 60-80 Dralk and Kirasanct
  • Tier 5 Levels 80-100 Satyr Isles, Harro, Last Stand, Aughendell East, Morning Light
  • Tier 6 Levels 100+ Eastern Deadlands, Harro, Delgarath’s Doom

Adventure and craft schools for players only go up to level 100 (Tier 5), however it is possible to make some Tier 6 items

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