Candelabra Dragon
Candelabra adult
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Candelabra egg
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Release Date May 21, 2016
Elemental Affinity Light
Morphology Western Dragons
Base Rarity Common
BSA None
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Habitat Coast
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Color Brown, cream
Nicknames None
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Candelabra Dragons were released on May 21, 2016, alongside Nexus Dragons, Morphodrakes and Tarantula Hawk Drakes as part of Dragon Cave's 10th Birthday release.

These dragons sort as "Candelabra Dragon" using Breed sort, in between Brute Dragons and Canopy Dragons.

Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit


"This mottled red egg almost glows from within."


"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It sleeps through most of the day, but almost never leaves your side when awake."

Mature HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It sleeps through most of the day, but almost never leaves your side when awake.
And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing."


"Candelabra Dragons are a spectacular sight against the dark midnight sky. The glowing orbs that decorate their golden wings can be seen from far away and give them the unparalleled brilliance they are recognizable for. Proudly earnest, Candelabra Dragons will often go to extreme lengths to protect those close to them, even giving their lives to rescue a loved one from peril. However, they do not take lightly the breaking of a promise, and have been known unleash a furious wrath when betrayed."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit


Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Candelabra Dragon

Candelabra egg Candelabra hatchi Candelabra mature hatchi Candelabra adult

Egg SequenceEdit

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

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Additional InformationEdit

Background information

Despite them being coincidentally candle-themed, they actually were not designed with the birthday in mind; rather, they were originally a Valentine’s concept that looked like this:

Old Candelabra series

With a spriter’s alt that looked like this:

Old Alt Candelabra series

I’m sure the latter set looks a bit familiar, heheh. After they went unused, I decided the original coloration was pretty horrible, so I messed with the alt set to come up with the final sprites, and edited the concept a bit to work for a regular release! I think it all turned out for the better, truthfully, since these buggers were still able to find a place in the cave (and in a better form), and we get to enjoy the lovely (and snarly) Mutamores!

Concept information

Candelabras are attuned to light mana, and though this, generate lights at the ends of their wing fingers (I know, huge shocker there). These lights don’t actually ever disappear until an individual dies, though they can be dimmed and brightened to suit the needs of each dragon. Though Candelabras are fairly strong, they are not particularly agile, and as such, rely on their wing lights to attract prey for easy kills. The light between their horns glows brighter than the other eight, and can actually be manipulated so that it moves within a small nearby radius, which furthers their ability to lure prey.

The orangey glow to their wings is also the result of light mana; actually a reddish color similar to their maroon scales, the wing membranes are coated in a thin film containing light mana which causes the wings to become a shiny, striking gold when hit with direct light. This effect is also apparent on the backs of their wings, but to a lesser degree.

As mentioned in their descriptions, Candelabras are fiercely devoted to those who have earned their trust, even giving their lives to save those close to them. It is for this reason hatchlings follow around their keepers; they view them as parental figures, and as such, want to remain close to them. By the time a captive-raised Candelabra reaches adulthood, it is almost certain to commit fully to protecting its keeper—unless betrayed, that is. Though generally good-natured, they do not take kindly to promises being broken, and will often respond to acts deemed betrayals with an outburst of rage, sometimes large enough to trigger a permanent shift in an individual’s personality. Speaking of these outbursts, don’t betray a Candelabra. Just don’t do it. You might end up nearly the same shade of red as they are, if you catch my drift.

Mating displays involve elaborate aerial maneuvers with intricate flickering of their wing lights—a sight that’s equal parts majestic and hilarious, since their wings are on the small side (they require a slight boost from magic to be able to fly well).

In terms of personality, they’re actually quite clumsy, and are sometimes considered to be a bit lunkish. Though not the brightest, they're quite loving and affectionate (unless you do a stupid and anger them), and make great companions.
  • Regarding what kinds of prey can be attracted by the Candelabra's lights:
The lights have a weak hypnotic quality. It's strong enough to affect non-magical, less intelligent creatures like birds and deer, but doesn't really have much of an effect on dragons and such.

I didn't mention it earlier, but Candelabras are omnivorous, and prefer to stick to eating insects, anyway--they merely have the ability to lure prey when necessary. However, 'converted' individuals tend to hunt more often, and use thus rely on this alluring quality, which strengthens a bit in response to its heightened usage, like a magical 'muscle' of sorts.

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