When going to battle many players in Dragon City think it’s about using the strongest dragon(s) they have and it will do the job, unfortunately.
In reality, this is the wrong tactic and you can smartly win battles when you choose your dragons wisely according to the Battle Chart.
In this guide here I will show you how you can easily get the best combination to battle to take down enemy teams without having to endless wait for stronger dragons – it’s really easy once you got it and there’s not much to do actually if you follow my guidelines step by step 🙂
Battle Chart & Weaknesses
Your dragons in Dragon City are the same like we humans are in the real world – there are things that they are strong in and things they are weak in. Once you understood and accept that it will become a lot easier.
In case of your dragons, it’s about their elements – they are strong against some elements while weak against others, simple as that. 🙂
The Battle Chart looks a little overwhelming at first but you will pick the idea up quite fast, I promise.
Your dragons are strong against two other elements, weak against another and deal no damage against their own element.
Strong means they deal double damage and weak means they only deal half their normal damage with their attacks.
I think it’s obvious that you always want to use a dragon that deals double the damage instead of half the damage, right?
Also, if you’re against a dragon of an element your dragon is weak against, this dragon will be strong against your dragon! This means you will get double damage while only dealing half damage 🙁 So let’s say you have a fire element dragon and are up against a water element dragon, you will only deal half of your damage while the water element dragon will hit you strong according to the Battle Chart.
This means you would need to deal double your damage to take that dragon down while this dragon will take your dragon down with half of the damage – that’s 4 times more hard to win than vice versa!!!
But now let’s jump in a easy step-by-step guide that will help you find the best combinations of dragons to use for a battle instead of looking at the battle chart all the time 🙂
How To Choose The Best Dragon(s) For Battle
As I have shown you in the first section, the Battle Chart will help you find the perfect combination for each battle quite easy.
I want to show you with an example now.
Let’s say we need to battle this combination here:
So, now you take the elements you want to counter
Now it’s not possible to find perfect counters because elements will mix, but that’s totally fine so we will select the elements that we really NEED to counter:
Sounds a lot easier now, doesn’t it?
Now we simply mark us down the elements that are strong aginst those elements and strike the same elements because those won’t deal any damage.
The thing is, we can group them. In this example I’ve chosen fire because the Ruby Dragon and the Joseon Dragon both have it so I can beat two dragons with it and Terra because the Joseon Dragon and the Scientific Dragon have it. The Joseon Dragon is now fully covered and I can choose if I additionally take either Metal or Lightning to give extra counters to either the Ruby Dragon or the Scientific Dragon.
With the Battle Chart in mind (like show here), you will see that not many elements will be useful…
Those elements now are:
Those are the elements that you want to take to battle and you can now filter through all of your dragons to find the ones that fit.
Now choose those dragons that are the strongest within the filtered elements and you’re good to go, you have your best setup found 🙂
All you need to do now is choosing the right dragons during the battle, you can do that by using the “Swap Dragon” button on your screen to always select the counter dragons for the active dragon you’re fighting right now:
That’s it, good luck battling with your dragons – this is the easiest and most effective way to use the battle chart 🙂