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Spirit Ward Dragons were released on July 26, 2015, and are the first dragons to have more than 2 sprite versions dependant on the time of day. Along with Nocturne Dragons, Spirit Wards change in appearance during night-time, rotating through 4 different glowing sprites. This dragon is also one of the few to have a unique cracking sequence.

Official descriptions[]


This egg glows from within.


Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s hard to see it in the dark, except for the glowing eyes.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s hard to see it in the dark, except for the glowing eyes.

And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing.


Spirit Ward Dragons are a special breed that ward off evil spirits—at least, that’s what the legends say. During nighttime festivals, people love to see these dragons, because they believe that the dragons guard against evil spirits. The dragons are dark-colored, but glow with a flame-colored internal light that has an intensity that they control.

Sprite artists[]


Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Day Form

Spirit Ward egg.png Spirit Ward hatchling.gif Spirit Ward female hatchling (day).gif Spirit Ward female (day).png
Day Form

Spirit Ward male hatchling (day).gif Spirit Ward male (day).png
Night Form Sprites
Night Form

Spirit Ward female hatchling (night).gif
Spirit Ward male hatchling (night).gif
Night Form
Female Series

Spirit Ward female (night).png Spirit Ward female (night 2).png Spirit Ward female (night 3).png Spirit Ward female (night 4).png
Night Form
Male Series

Spirit Ward male (night).png Spirit Ward male (night 2).png Spirit Ward male (night 3).png Spirit Ward male (night 4).png

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Spirit Ward egg.png Spirit Ward crack1.png Spirit Ward crack2.png Spirit Ward crack3.png Spirit Ward crack4.png Spirit Ward crack5.png Spirit Ward dead egg.gif

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Color Changing Sequence[]

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18:00 - 20:00 Spirit Ward female (night).pngSpirit Ward male (night).png
20:00 - 22:00 Spirit Ward female (night 2).pngSpirit Ward male (night 2).png
22:00 - 23:00 Spirit Ward female (night 3).pngSpirit Ward male (night 3).png
23:00 - 01:00 Spirit Ward female (night 4).pngSpirit Ward male (night 4).png
01:00 - 02:00 Spirit Ward female (night 3).pngSpirit Ward male (night 3).png
02:00 - 04:00 Spirit Ward female (night 2).pngSpirit Ward male (night 2).png
04:00 - 06:00 Spirit Ward female (night).pngSpirit Ward male (night).png
06:00 - 18:00 Spirit Ward female (day).pngSpirit Ward male (day).png


  • Fiona BlueFire commented that the design of these dragons were inspired by jack o' lanterns.[1]
  • Verridith revealed that these dragons were originally intended to be a Halloween release.[2]
  • It was mentioned by Verridith that upon initial release, something may have been wrong with the adults.[3][4] Since then Verridith has confirmed that no update was actually needed.[5]

Additional information[]

We thought you guys might enjoy some of the lore behind these guys.

Have you ever been outside alone at night? It can be kind of spooky, especially if it's really dark out. If you should spot one of these guys you'd immediately feel safer.

That's because the glow isn't just light. It's light mana based. They dispel dark mana in the area, warding off some of the threats of the nighttime. Spirit wards are nocturnal. They will roam the countryside at night, not just hunting for food but watching out for weary travelers who were caught out by the nighttime and are hurrying to get to a safe refuge. They don't usually act directly but will remain nearby, dispelling dangers with their glow. The intensity of their magic is under their control, and they'll ramp up the glow for greater threats or let it fade if there's not much out there to worry about.

They're a good sized dragon and can look pretty tough, so most normal predators don't want to tangle with them. Because of their magic creatures who might be disposed to have nasty tempers will either avoid them or be soothed into a less aggressive attitude anyway, so not much threatens spirit ward dragons.
Fiona BlueFire (Forum Post)
  • A conversation on the forums raised the possibility of an alt:
Red2111: what would happen if they were linked with an evil sorceress, given their effect on "evil" creatures. would the bond corrupt them? or would they neutralize the evilness in the magic user?

angelicdragonpuppy: I am obviously not Fiona, but if they're mostly light magic oriented why would they choose to bond with an evil person to begin with?
Fiona BlueFire: Pretty much this. I don't think you can force a creature to be a familiar since it's a symbiotic bond. They have to be willing.
GoldeenTrix: Maybe since their evil-repelling glow is controlled by them, what they repel is actually dependent on what they BELIEVE is evil. Following this line of thought, if they were raised among evil they would repel good because they were raised as villains.

Fiona BlueFire: Due to the nature of Light mana I don't think this would work. Oddly enough, we did consider a dark mana "alt" version of these guys. It could still happen someday I suppose, but no promises on if or when.