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Dragon Chests can be harvested or spawned from many objects present in the Dragon world. They can also be found under Evil Fog, or offered as a reward for certain levels. In camp, they are locked and need to be opened with gems.

Depending on the object they were harvested from, their appearance and contents changes. They follow the following merge chain:

  1. Dragon Egg Chest
  2. Radiant Egg Chest
  3. Dragon Nest Vault
  4. HUGE Nest Vault

Super and mega nest vaults can also be obtained but cannot be merged.

Merging Dragon Chests Edit

Rarity Edit

The rarity of chests increases when merging dragon egg chests and when merging dragon nest vaults.

So merging three uncommon Dragon Egg Chests will produce a rare Radiant Egg Chest, merging three rare Radiant Egg Chests will produce a rare Dragon Nest Vault and merging three rare Dragon Nest Vaults will produce an epic Dragon Nest Vault.

The rarity of chests also varies based on the contents, with chests containing rarer dragon eggs and items being more expensive to open.

The current belief (Caution: this is a theory) is that the contents, price and rarity of a merged chests depends on the chest that you dragged and dropped when merging. The obvious exploit being that you can use easier to obtain chests as fodder and only one chest of the desired type when attempting to merge, thus maximizing the outcome.

Chest Visuals Edit

Chests can have one of 4 visuals. Only locked chests with the same appearance can be merged but their contents can vary.

Type Picture
Wooden Chests Stone Chests Purple Padded Chests Red Padded Chests
Dragon Egg Chest
Wooden Dragon Egg Chest
Dragon Egg Chest (Rock)
Purple Padded Dragon Egg Chest
Dragon Egg Chest (Purple Padded)
Radiant Egg Chest
Radient Egg Chest (Grass)
Radient Egg Chest (Rock)
Purple Padded Radient Egg Chest
Radient Egg Chest (Purple Padded)
Dragon Nest Vault
Dragon Nest Chest (Grass)
Dragon Nest Chest (Rock)
Dragon Nest Chest (Red Padded)
Dragon Nest Chest (Purple Padded)
HUGE Nest Vault
HUGE Nest Vault (Grass)
HUGE Nest Vault (Rock)
HUGE Nest Vault (1... Padded)
HUGE Nest Vault (Red Padded)

Contents of Egg Chests (Cost in Gems) Edit

*This list may be incomplete*

Chests have contents, which are determined by where they were harvested from.

Wooden Chests Edit

Source Incidentals Egg/Nest Type Dragon Egg Chest Cost Radiant Egg Chest Cost Dragon Nest Vault Cost HUGE Nest Vault Cost
Bushes Wood, Bushes, Fungus Logs, Magic Mushrooms Green Dragons 9 27 45 125
Grass Life Flowers
Grass Dragons 9 27 45 125
Mushrooms Mushrooms Toadstool Dragons 11 33 55 135
Dragon Trees Magic Coins, Stone Bricks, Life Orbs
Pegasus 17 51 85 210
Dragon Trees (2  Eggs), Life Orb, Stone Bricks
Ruby Fire Mystery 23 69 115 260

Stone Chests Edit

Source Incidentals Egg/Nest Type Dragon Egg Chest Cost Radiant Egg Chest Cost Dragon Nest Vault Cost HUGE Nest Vault Cost
Fruit Trees Fruit Trees
Spotted Dragons 11 33 55 135
Grimm Trees Graves, Spooky Trees, Strange Remains, Old Skull, Skulls & Bones, Skull Gargoyle Dragons 11 33 55 135
Hills Topsoil, Hills
Rocs  11 33 55 135
Topsoil Stone Bricks
Tribal Dragons 12 36 60 150
Treasure Chests / Dragon Trees / Goal Stars Life Orbs, Coins Ice Dragons 30 120 150 450

Purple Padded Chests Edit

Source Incidentals Egg/Nest Type Dragon Egg Chest Cost Radiant Egg Chest Cost Dragon Nest Vault Cost HUGE Nest Vault Cost
Living Stones Living Stones
Rock Dragons 9 27 45 125
Goal Stars (Fallen Star of the Ages) Goal Stars
Cosmos Dragons 11 33 55 135
Amber / Glowing Dragon Trees Magic Coin, Dragon Trees, Dragon Tree Leaf
Wise Dragons 12 36 60 150
Life Flowers (2  Eggs), Life Orbs
Life Dragons 12 36 60 150
Prism Flowers Prism Flowers Butterfly Dragons 12 36 60 150
Dragon Trees Prism Flowers, Life Orbs, Coins Moon Dragons 30 120 150 450

Red Padded Chests Edit

Source Incidentals Egg/Nest Type Dragon Egg Chest Cost Radiant Egg Chest Cost Dragon Nest Vault Cost HUGE Nest Vault Cost
Treasure Chests / Dragon Trees / Goal Stars Magic Coins
Crimson Dragons 9 27 45 125
Ruins of the Sky Palace Magic Coin, Life Orb, Life Flowers
Tanzanite Mystery / Crimson Dragons 11 36 55 150
Magic Mushrooms Magic Mushrooms
Golem Dragons 11 33 55 135
Hills (2  Eggs), Grapes, Raspberries, Bananas, Pears, Dragonfruits Sapphire Mystery Nest 17 51 85 210
Golden Apples Golden Seeds, Golden Apples, Water
Midas Ducks 17 51 85 210

Unknown/Incomplete Edit

Source Chest Type Incidentals Egg/Nest Type Dragon Egg Chest Cost Radiant Egg Chest Cost Dragon Nest Vault Cost HUGE Nest Vault Cost
Ensnared Virtue Life Orbs, Magic Coins, Life Flowers Sharp Dragon 11 33 55 135
Stone Life Orbs, Magic Coins, Life Flowers
Sharp Dragon 11 33 55 135
Life Orb, Magic Coins
Tanzanite Mystery Egg 11 33 55 135
Red (2  Eggs), Grapes, Raspberries, Bananas, Pears, Dragonfruits Sapphire Mystery Egg 17 51 85 210
*All other variations of type and cost* - - - -

Maximizing Value Edit

*WARNING - MATH* If this isn't your thing skip to the end (Conclusion) to see the most efficient/recommended way to open chests. For those of you interested in the stats... *dead silence* ... Read on!

Contents of Chests Edit

Quantity of Eggs Contained in Chests

Quantity of eggs contained in different chests, relative to the equivalent no. of dragon egg chests

Dragon eggs are the main reason for opening chests, and merged chests contain a higher no. of eggs.

  • Dragon Egg Chests contain 1-2 eggs,
  • Radiant Egg Chests contain 4 eggs,
  • Dragon Nest Vaults contain 1 nest (3-7 eggs)
  • Huge Nest Vaults contain 3 nests (9-21 eggs)

The graph to the right shows the number of eggs obtained relative to the number that could have been obtained from opening the equivalent no. of dragon egg chests . 50% means that you obtained 50% of the eggs you could have obtained if you had opened the dragon egg chests instead of merging. Obviously this is a generous estimate given that you probably wouldn't be lucky enough to receive the maximum number of eggs every time you opened a chest. A more realistic expectation would be around 80%, however as you can see the nest vaults fall well short of even this. The range takes into account the variance (luck) between chests.

Considering the trade-off between the number of chests used to merge, the no. eggs contained within different levels of chests and luck, it is more worthwhile to open egg chests than to merge them and open the vaults.

Cost of Eggs Edit

Chests are split into 6 price bands based on their rarity and contents (which helps identify them).

Price Band Cost (Gems)
Dragon Egg Radiant Egg Dragon Nest Huge Nest
1 9 27 45 125
2 11 33 55 135
3 12 36 60 150
4 17 51 85 210
5 23 69 115 260
6 30 120 150 450
Costs of Eggs Contained in Chests

The graph to the right shows the cost of eggs from different chest types. 0.6 means you would receive 0.6 of what you could have received from a dragon egg chest for the same price. Like above this is a generous estimate with a more realistic expectation being around 70-80%, however, once again the nest vaults fall well bellow even this. The range takes into account the variance (luck) between chests.

You do, however, have to consider that many of the dragon eggs contained in chests are available from the store for coins.

Conclusion Edit

According to the analysis, egg chests (dragon egg and radiant egg) provide the most eggs and best value for money. Radiant egg chests are a stable (less luck involved) option but on average they fare only fractionally better than dragon egg chests which have a large variance. Furthermore, many dragon types are available for coins in the store, which is preferable to spending gems to obtain them from chests.These include:

*Sun dragons can also be bought but not for coins

*Cosmos dragons can't be bought but can be obtained from repeating levels if you prefer not to use gems

Thus, it is recommended to only keep/open egg chests containing the following dragon types:

As well as chests containing mystery eggs (ruby or sapphire variety - not tanzanite) obtained from dragon trees or, alternatively, in Super or Mega Nest Vaults. We also advise you to sell nest vaults rather than opening them due to how inefficient and costly they are.

Note: If your goal is to obtain mid-high level items rather than eggs then i suggest picking your source and merging chests from it into the highest possible level and then opening that.

To help you identify these chests Edit

Cosmos dragons chests are the only purple padded chest in price band 2, tribal dragon chests are the only stone chests in price band 3 and dragon tree chests are the only wooden chests in price band 5 (*Disclaimer* this is according to the information on the rest of this page which is incomplete), however for the other chest types you will need to manually watch what source it comes from and separate it. Where possible open only Egg Chests, preferably Dragon Egg Chests. Doing this will maximize the value you recieve for spending gems to open chest.

Notes Edit

  • In general: Dragon Egg Chest contains 1 dragon egg of the designated type, Radiant Egg Chest contains up to 4 dragon eggs of the designated type, Dragon Nest Vault contains 1 dragon egg nest of the designated type, HUGE Nest Vault contains 3 dragon egg nests of the designated type.
  • The different incidental objects increase in value as the chests increase in size.
  • The same types of locked dragon chests can be merged together, even if they are from different sources. When this happens, contents of the chest/vault convert to whichever chest was used to trigger the merge.  
  • It seems silly that the cost-value of eggs actually dissuades you from merging, which is the entire premise of the game. Maybe they thought we cared more about the incidentals? 
  • It actually costs more to open Radiant egg chests than it does to open the equivalent number of Dragon egg chests even if you merge by 5. For vaults it's the opposite, it costs more to open the equivalent number of dragon egg chests than it does to open vaults. 

Tips Edit

Original Visuals
DragonEggChest

Dragon Egg Chest

GoldenChest

Radiant Egg Chest

DragonNestVault

Dragon Nest Vault

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SuperNest

Super Nest Vault

MegaNest

Mega Nest Vault

Screenshot 2018-06-30-14-26-43

New Visuals, the entire Dragon Chest Family (Meganest Missing)