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Blazeback Dragons were released on March 28, 2021, alongside Hydrophidius Dragons.

Official descriptions[]


This egg has a dull metallic luster and is hot to the touch.


Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It has quite a temper and its eyes glow a bright yellow.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It has quite a temper and its eyes glow a bright yellow.

And look! Flames have flared up along its back! It must be close to maturing!


Blazeback Dragons live in active volcanic regions, rarely straying from such homes. Their skin is thick and extremely heat resistant, allowing them to swim in hot pools of lava. This lava ignites the oils secreted along the Blazeback’s spine, and in combination with their ability to cast fire magic, can keep the flames going indefinitely provided the dragon consumes enough mana to maintain its strength. An impressive intimidation tool, the flames also provide enough heat to keep Blazebacks warm on volcanic summits.

Sprite artists[]


Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Blazeback Dragon Blazeback egg Blazeback hatchling Blazeback mature hatchling Blazeback adult

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Blazeback egg Blazeback crack 1 Blazeback crack 2 Blazeback crack 3 Blazeback crack 4 Blazeback crack 5 Blazeback dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2022 Blazeback adult AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Blazebacks have plain, dark brown hides. Their wings are slightly translucent, which is only noticeable in strong light.
  • They have two backwards-facing horns that are primarily used for grooming.
  • Blazebacks have wide wingspans with narrow wings, allowing for long distance flight with minimal flapping. This allows them to spend a longer time in the air as they seek out prey.
  • These dragons are among the smaller dragons in height, but are quite long. Their tails alone are typically as long as their bodies are from nose to hip.
  • The fire along their spines is sustained by regular lava swims and fire magic. It is real fire, and will cause burns. Most creatures, and many other dragons, avoid Blazebacks.
  • Because a Blazeback’s mane of fire is sustained largely by oils, water doesn’t do much good at extinguishing the flames.
  • Very young hatchlings have light blue eyes. At this age, Their spinal flames (if any) are weak and short-lived due to lack of sufficient oil production.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Young hatchlings have worse tempers than adults. Although mostly bluster, young Blazeback are still dangerous. While not yet skilled in fire magic or sporting manes of flame, they can bite very hard.
  • As hatchlings start to mature, the oil along their backs becomes viscous and is produced constantly. Their first dip in lava to ignite the oils is a rite of passage signifying adolescence.
  • Mature hatchlings are given instruction in fire magic by adults, and taught where the local sources of fire mana are.
  • They need little parental care after reaching adolescence.

Adult Behavior

  • Most Blazebacks live in groups, which can be up to thirty strong. Only young adults that have recently departed their birth group are solitary.
  • Family bonds are not especially strong. Respect is focused on the leaders of the group, who are often given a small tribute from each kill by the lower-ranked adults.
  • Blazeback groups have strong history traditions. There is disagreement among Blazebacks around whose history is the correct version.
  • Young adults leave their birth group and will likely never see that group again. They usually join up with a smaller, established group, but have been known to join up to form their own groups.


  • Blazebacks seek out actively erupting volcanoes that are producing lava. Once the lava stops flowing, they move on.
  • Regions with persistent lava lakes are prized territory that is defended violently. Most Blazebacks are unable to secure territory at these rare locales.
  • Volcanic beaches are sought after by mating pairs. They lay their eggs in full sun in hot sand and leave them to incubate.
  • Hatchlings live only on these beaches until they are old enough to fly with their parents to a lava flow.


  • Blazebacks are strict carnivores. They can’t digest any plant material.
  • Until they grow large enough to hunt inland prey, a hatchling’s diet consists almost entirely of seafood and large insects with an occasional bit of red meat purloined from an adult.
  • They are known to fly low over the ocean surface to catch fish leaping out of the water.
  • Hatchlings like to pick through tide pools for food or hunt crabs on the beach.
  • Adults will fly long distances over land in search of adequate prey, particularly cervines and other large mammals.
  • Blazebacks are known to hunt cooperatively to take down especially large prey.
  • Because of the risk of alighting all the vegetation around them, Blazebacks seek to drive prey into open areas before attacking.