Female Vampire dragon
|Release date||October 31, 2008|
|Rarity||Rare - Holiday Dragon|
|Color||◾ Male: Dark gray-brown, white, and red
◾ Female: Cream and red
|Breed specific action||Bite|
|Habitat||None - must be bitten|
Vampire Dragons were the Holiday species given out during Halloween of 2008, the first Halloween dragons to be released on DC. Unlike dragons of other holidays, Halloween dragons can be either male or female and do not have a scroll limit set for them. Unlike other Halloween dragons, Vampires can produce their own species all year round via a special Breed Specific Action, although this action also prevents them from being able to breed in a traditional manner.
During their initial release, some users reported dead dragons appearing on their scrolls, brewing speculation about the new eggs and hatchlings having killed dragons on the same scroll they were present on, a rumour later disproved by TJ09. It was confirmed that the affected dragons were killed as a measure to deter intentional glitch exploitation. Before this comment however, many users killed the CB Vampire eggs to remove them from their scroll in fear that they would lose dragons on their scroll. The rumor was further perpetuated by the hatchling's description of being "dead", which made many believe that the egg had simply died instead of hatching.
Their BSA "Bite" allows them to create Vampire eggs from ordinary eggs once every 31 days. Dragons that can only mate within their own breeds (or cannot mate at all) cannot be "turned" by the Bite BSA (Unbreedables, Drakes, Pygmies and Two-Headed dragons) but all other eggs currently can. Since the change in December 2010, Vampires have a "bitten by" lineage link displayed on their view page and a link to the dragon that bit them. Only eggs with more than 3 days left to live can be bitten.
Success percentages before June 2011 were: 50% chance the egg bite is successful and you get to keep it, 25% chance the egg bite is successful but automatically abandoned, and 25% chance the egg is killed. Since the introduction of the new 5-letter dragon codes, the success rates of biting have apparently been tweaked. TJ09 indicated that he never guaranteed the 50/25/25 ratios.
Under the old Breed sort, Vampire dragons were the only Halloween breed to be sorted by their actual name on a user's scroll as opposed to "Halloween Dragon [Year]". As of August 14, 2016, they now all sort using their Encyclopedia name.
Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit
"This egg is stone cold and smells rotten."
"This hatchling appears to be... dead?"
"This hatchling appears to be... dead?
Perhaps not. It seems to be active during the night.""
"Vampire dragons are members of the undead. They sustain themselves by drinking the blood of others. It is said that they are only "alive" at night, and seem dead or asleep during the day, as they cannot endure sunlight for long periods of time. Vampire dragons can only reproduce by changing the eggs of other dragons, puncturing the shell with their fangs and injecting venom that kills the baby inside."
|Temporary Holiday Sprites|
|Old Dead Egg
|Stage 0||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5||Dead|
- Vampire dragons cannot be shown on an incubator; a joke on the idea that vampires do not show up in photographs or in mirrors.
- Upon release, their introductory text in Saurian read as follows:
- "Adlujaed ev olac
Ketu0 ed edo ev kxo tuhbojk ev tu0j, jkhudwo olodkj uho xuffodadw. Oloh0 oww ad kxo sulo joomj ke xulo rood hofcusot nakx kxaj don, jadajkoh rhoot ev oww.
Edo kxadw aj bdend: kxojo owwj uffouh ke ro opkhomoc0 tudwoheij. Ak aj xawxc0 hosemmodtot kxuk 0ei te dek..."
- Which translates to:
- "Invasion of evil
Today on one of the darkest of days, strange events are happening. Every egg in the cave seems to have replaced with this new, sinister breed of egg.
One thing is known: these eggs appear to be extremely dangerous. It is highly recommended that you do not..."
- Although the rest of the message cannot be read due to the scroll being burned, its very likely that it ends with "take one".