Dragons are reptile creatures that resemble giant lizards.

Known subtypes

By their look and habitat dragons can be split into the following sub-species:

  • Drakes found in Tyria are Middle Eastern style dragons. They are mostly sturdy and have only small wings or no wings at all, leaving them unable to fly.
  • Glint is an example of a northern-European dragon.
  • Dragons found in Cantha are Asian style dragons with a slim, serpent-like body and large wings that allow them to fly.
  • Turtle Dragons found in Cantha look like a turtle, but are actually dragons too.
  • Elonian Drakes resemble Crocodiles.

On top of the aforementioned subspecies, there are two NPC dragons that are among the most powerful creatures to be found anywhere in the world of Guild Wars:

Region Sub-Species Type Trophy
Fissure of Woe Drake Elementalist-icon-small24 Obsidian Furnace Drake Shadowy Crest
Prophecies Campaign
Pre-Searing Ascalon Drake Elementalist-icon-small5 River Drake unknown
Shiverpeak Mountains Drake (Ice Drake)1 unknown
Kryta Drake Elementalist-icon-small18 Lightning Drake
Elementalist-icon-small20 Grand Drake
Spiked Crest
Crystal Desert Drake Elementalist-icon-small21 Sand Drake Topaz Crest
Ring of Fire Islands Drake Elementalist-icon-small24 Drake Fiery Crest
Factions Campaign
Shing Jea Island Turtle Dragon Necromancer-icon-small11 Bonesnap Turtle Bonesnap Shell
The Jade Sea Serpentine Dragon Elementalist-icon-small24 Saltspray Dragon Azure Crest
Turtle Dragon Elementalist-icon-small24 Rockhide Dragon
Saltspray Beach (Alliance Battle) Serpentine Dragon Elementalist-icon-small20 Saltspray Dragon Hatchling n/a
Nightfall Campaign
Istan Drake Warrior-icon-small10 Irontooth Drake Chunk of Drake Flesh
Kourna Drake Warrior-icon-small20 Steelfang Drake Chunk of Drake Flesh
Eye of the North Expansion
Depths of Tyria Drake Elementalist-icon-small20 Chromatic Drake Chromatic Scale
  1. All Ice Drakes in the game are bosses.

For an alphabetic list of all Dragons, including bosses, see: Category: Dragons


  • Despite their name and/or look, the following are not Dragons according to game mechanics:
  • For the Ancient Dragons click here.
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