How to Breed the Ruby Dragon in DragonVale

How to Breed the Ruby Dragon in DragonVale

The Ruby Dragon is one of the most beautiful and sought after rare dragons in DragonVale. Its gleaming red hide and jewel-encrusted design make it a real treasure for any park. Luckily, the Ruby Dragon can be acquired by dedicated breeders who know the tricks.

This comprehensive breeding guide will walk you through exactly how to breed your own Ruby Dragon for DragonVale. With the right dragon parents and a bit of luck, you’ll have a shimmering Ruby Dragon in your habitats in no time!

Overview of the Ruby Dragon

How to Breed the Ruby Dragon in DragonVale

Here’s a quick look at the key traits of this rare dragon:

  • Element: Fire, Earth
  • Breeding Hints: Lava, Metal
  • Incubation Time: 30 hours
  • Habitats: Cave, Earth
  • Earning Rates:
  • Lvl 1: 250 Coins, 225 XP
  • Lvl 10: 825 Coins, 775 XP
  • Combat Power: 250

With a long incubation time and beautiful dual element design, the Ruby Dragon is challenging to acquire but very rewarding once you have one in your park!

Valid Ruby Dragon Breeding Combos

The Ruby Dragon has two possible breeding combinations, with the incubation times varying slightly:

As you can see, the key is breeding a Lava Dragon with either a Metal or Quicksilver Dragon to have a chance at a Ruby egg. The combinations give an ~18% chance of success.

Now let’s look more closely at how to acquire and breed with the necessary parent dragons:

Breeding the Lava Dragon

The fiery Lava Dragon plays a key role in spawning Ruby Dragons. Here’s a summary of key facts about this dragon:

  • Elements: Fire, Earth
  • Breeding time: 30 hours
  • Earning rates:
    • Lvl 1: 250 Coins, 225 XP
    • Lvl 10: 825 Coins, 775 XP
  • Combat Power: 250

You have two options for obtaining a Lava Dragon:

Breed two Fire dragons – This gives a small chance of breeding a Lava Dragon directly.

Evolve a Smoke Dragon to Level 7 – The guaranteed way to get a Lava Dragon. Simply evolve a Smoke Dragon by feeding it to Level 7.

Once you have your Lava Dragon ready, it can be paired with a Metal or Quicksilver Dragon for a Ruby Dragon chance!

Breeding the Metal Dragon

The shimmering Metal Dragon is the other essential Ruby Dragon parent. Here are quick facts:

  • Elements: Metal
  • Breeding time: 6 hours
  • Earning rates:
    • Lvl 1: 350 Coins, 165 XP
    • Lvl 10: 1150 Coins, 525 XP
  • Combat Power: 500

You have a few options for acquiring a Metal Dragon:

  • Breed two Earth dragons – Small chance of breeding a Metal directly.
  • Evolve a Quarry Dragon to Level 9 – Guaranteed Metal Dragon by evolving Quarry.
  • Purchase for 125 Gems – Buy the dragon outright if you have enough gems.

Once acquired, pairing it with a Lava Dragon gives an opportunity for the Ruby Dragon!

Breeding the Quicksilver Dragon

The final option for Ruby breeding is the Quicksilver Dragon. Details include:

  • Elements: Metal
  • Breeding time: 4 hours
  • Earning rates:
    • Lvl 1: 400 Coins, 180 XP
    • Lvl 10: 1325 Coins, 585 XP
  • Combat Power: 500

You have a couple options to get a Quicksilver Dragon:

  • Evolve a Silver Dragon to Level 7 – Evolving a Silver Dragon is guaranteed to produce Quicksilver.
  • Breed certain Metal combinations – Harder but possible by combining certain Metal dragons.

Pair your Quicksilver Dragon with a Lava Dragon for another chance at that coveted Ruby Dragon egg!

Step-by-Step Ruby Dragon Breeding Instructions

Follow these steps for the optimal path to breeding your own Ruby Dragon:

  1. Obtain Fire Dragon(s) – Have at least one Fire Dragon in your park, ideally two. Purchase for 250 Gems if needed.
  2. Breed Smoke Dragons – Breed your Fire Dragons together until you have 2-3 Smoke Dragons.
  3. Evolve one Smoke Dragon to Level 7 – Feed and evolve one Smoke Dragon up to Level 7 to get a guaranteed Lava Dragon.
  4. Obtain Earth Dragon(s) – Have at least one Earth Dragon, purchase for 100 Gems if required.
  5. Breed Quarry Dragons – Breed Earth Dragons to get 2-3 Quarry Dragons.
  6. Evolve one Quarry Dragon to Level 9 – Evolve a Quarry Dragon to Level 9 for a guaranteed Metal Dragon.
  7. Breed parents in cave – Now place Lava and Metal/Quicksilver Dragons in a breeding cave and wait for potential Ruby eggs!
  8. Incubate Ruby eggs – If you receive a Ruby Dragon egg, place it in an upgraded nursery to speed incubation.
  9. Repeat as needed – Keep pairing your parent dragons until you finally hatch your long-awaited Ruby Dragon!

With the right breeding pairings, a dose of luck, and persistence, these tips will lead to your own beautiful Ruby Dragon for your park. Good luck!

FAQs About Ruby Dragon Breeding

Here are some common questions about breeding Ruby Dragons in DragonVale:

What is the best combo for breeding Ruby? The best pairing is Lava and Metal dragons. This has the highest success rate at 18%.

Is the Ruby Dragon hard to get? Yes, the Ruby is among the rarest and hardest to breed dragons in the game currently.

Can I substitute a Fire Dragon for Lava? You can try, but Fire + Metal only has a 3% success rate. Evolving Lava is guaranteed.

What’s the minimum park level? You need to be at least park Level 11 to unlock the ability to breed a Ruby Dragon.

Should I use an Epic Breeding Island? Absolutely! The higher breeding odds on these islands will increase your Ruby breeding success rate.

Can I buy a Ruby Dragon? Unfortunately, the Ruby Dragon is not available for direct gem purchase. You need to breed it.


Although tricky to acquire, with the right breeding technique, a little luck, and plenty of patience, you can add the illustrious Ruby Dragon to your park collection. Use this guide to set up the optimal breeding combos and maximize your chances of finally generating this sparkling, rare dragon. Your time and effort will pay off once you see that Ruby Dragon hatchling enter your nursery!

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