Important Effective October 9, 2013
Shrines Began to Serve No Purpose Other Than to Be Decorative

Shrines are decorations which commemorate your progress by recording the number of dragons of each element which have been raised to level 10, 15 and 20. They are no longer required in order to level your dragons.

There are currently ten elemental shrines.

Bronze - Silver - Gold - Platinum

Shrine Name Cost Level Unlocked Build Time
Plant Shrine Coin template 500,000


1 Hour
Earth Shrine Coin template 750,000


12 Hours
Fire Shrine Coin template 1,000,000


3 Hours
Cold Shrine Coin template 2,500,000


3 Hours
Lightning Shrine Coin template 5,000,000


1 Hour
Water Shrine Coin template 5,000,000


3 Hours
Air Shrine Coin template 10,000,000


12 hours
Metal Shrine Coin template 15,000,000


12 hours
Light Shrine Coin template 20,000,000


20 hours
Dark Shrine Coin template 25,000,000


20 hours

Original Appearance

  • Old Bronze Plant Shrine
  • Old Silver Plant Shrine
  • Old Gold Plant Shrine
  • Old Bronze Earth Shrine
  • Old Silver Earth Shrine
  • Old Gold Earth Shrine
  • Old Bronze Fire Shrine
  • Old Silver Fire Shrine
  • Old Gold Fire Shrine
  • Old Bronze Cold Shrine
  • Old Silver Cold Shrine
  • Old Gold Cold Shrine
  • Old Bronze Lightning Shrine
  • Old Silver Lightning Shrine
  • Old Gold Lightning Shrine
  • Old Bronze Water Shrine
  • Old Silver Water Shrine
  • Old Gold Water Shrine
  • Old Bronze Air Shrine
  • Old Silver Air Shrine
  • Old Gold Air Shrine
  • Old Bronze Metal Shrine
  • Old Silver Metal Shrine
  • Old Gold Metal Shrine
  • On February 22, 2013, the shrines got a new look.
  • This affects all of the stages: bronze, silver and gold.
  • The original appearance of bronze shrines were introduced when Backflip Studios introduced shrines.
  • The original appearance of silver shrines were introduced in December 2011 when bronze shrines became upgradable.
  • The original appearance of gold shrines were introduced in January 2012 when silver shrines became upgradable.


  • A shrine's counter is cumulative, even after the dragons are sold.
  • Any dragons that are already level 10 when a shrine is purchased will count towards the total.
  • When you level up 50 dragons of a shrine's respective element to level 10 then shrine will become silver.
  • When you level up 50 dragons of a shrine's respective element to level 15 then the shrine will become gold.
  • Once a dragon reaches level 11, it receives an orb of its primary element above its head.
    • Once a dragon reaches level 20 it receives a rotating golden crown.
  • Effective February 19, 2013, shrines can be upgraded to Silver and Gold using gems.
    • Shrines can be upgraded to Silver for 1/2 a number of gems equal to the number of dragons needed to upgrade the shrine, rounded up to the next gems, or 25 gems if none have reached level 10.
    • Shrines can be upgraded to Gold for a number of gems equal to the number of dragons needed to upgrade the shrine, or 50 gems if none have reached level 15.
  • On February 22, 2013, the shrines got a new look. This affects all of the stages: bronze, silver and gold.
  • Dragons at level 16 and higher give better odds in breeding "rare" dragons; the odds increase as the level increases.
  • Shrines cannot be sold.
  • On October 9, 2013, the function of shrines changed.
    • Leveling dragons no longer requires shrines. Most dragons can be leveled up to a players park level, to a maximum of level 20. Epic dragons and gemstone dragons are still currently limited to level 10.
    • Players received a one-time gift for each shrines they have leveled. Silver shrines rewards players with 15 gems and 250,000 treats. Gold shrines will reward players with 40 gems and 1,000,000 treats. Note: Players will only be rewarded with gems and treats if they had leveled them before the 2.0 update.
  • Shrines are still available in the game as a special decoration that counts your dragons.
  • Through the use of the Relic of the Epics, epic dragons can be raised to level 15.

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