What makes an Epic Drakon Epic?

Drakons
13 min readOct 11, 2021

Epic Drakons and their Epic card skills

This article will discuss everything you should know about Epic Drakons, their released date, color variants and what makes them Epic — their unique EPIC skills!

According to the Dictionary, to become “Epic” is to “extend beyond the usual or ordinary” and this is also true in Drakons. An Epic Drakon extends beyond the basic or normal Drakons. The Rare Drakons are ahead in terms of beauty and attack points, but when it comes to natural skills, the Epic is beyond comparison. It is the only Drakon depending on release version that has its own unique card skill and that is what makes it Epic!

Epic Drakons are also considered Limited Edition Drakons as they are normally created to commemorate every Chinese New Year celebration or a special event or tribute.

An Epic Drakon will deliver Epic victories once you are able to master its Epic skill. In case you are a lucky owner of an Epic Drakon, you may take advantage of its Epic Skill by unlocking it at Rune Levels 24 or 25. As you may know, you will need your Epic Drakon’s own elemental orbs to do that.

Epic Drakons were first released in the Ethereum Network in 2020, but starting this year (2021), all Epic Drakons will be made available via Polygon Network and to give in to the many requests of Drakon Masters, we have relaunched and reloaded these Epics in Polygon this October 2021. Check them out in Drakon’s Marketplace.

To date, there are 5 Epic Drakons and they are as follows by order of their released date:

1. EPIC RAT DRAKONS (CNY 2020)

The First Epic Drakon

This Epic Drakon was launched in the Ethereum Network on January 31, 2020 to commemorate the Year of the Rat and it is also considered a special Epic Drakon as it is the first among all Epic Drakons.

COLOR VARIANTS

The Epic Rat was launched in the Drakons marketplace in 4 color variants:

SPECIAL EDITION COLOR VARIANTS

There were also special edition Epic Rats that were given to Drakons Beta Testers and initial users, they are a mixed of these color variants:

EPIC SKILL: PLAGUE BITE with its status effect: INFECT PER TURN

Since 2020 marks the year when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, so similarly, the special card skill of the Epic Rat is also virus caused by its PLAGUE BITE.

The plague bite is a powerful physical move as it spreads disease that infects and weakens enemy Drakons’ defenses 3 consecutive times.

As of writing, you may boost this card skill up to 2 Epic Skill levels

For more information, see card: PLAGUE BITE skill information:

Epic Card Skill of Epic Rat 2020

EPIC RAT IN BATTLE:

Plague Bite used in Turn 2 and 3 effecting damage and weakening opponent’s Metal Drakon defenses in Turn 3
Plague Bite weakens opponent’s Metal Drakon defenses in Turns 4 and 5
Plague Bite weakens opponent’s Metal Drakon defenses until Turn 6 while ensuring victory against a Legendary Metal Drakon

2. EPIC WRLD DRAKONS 2020

The WRLD Epic Drakons

As the pandemic was looming in the year 2020, there were also heroes who rose above the situation and gave us a ray of hope. Drakons Team decided to pay tribute to our modern day heroes or our beloved Frontliners with the launch of the EPIC WRLD DRAKONS on 25 May 2020. These Drakons were made in collaboration with The Worlds A Mine, the home of Crypto Philanthropy Projects and who made it possible to make this Drakon as Epic as it could be. Be proud to own one! We’ll tell you the many reasons why:

a. It pays tribute to our Frontliners — the EPIC WRLD Drakon was launched in special palettes similar to those scrubs worn by our medical frontliners with the exception of the violet/purple shade which we can attribute to the color of our collaboration partner.

We chose to give tribute to our Frontliners as they are the bravest, most caring and hardworking among all of us during this pandemic. We cannot imagine surviving this pandemic world without our nurses, our doctors, all of those in the medical field, the government, the banks and even the delivery guys who delivers our essentials. They are all essential to our world and that what makes all of them EPIC!

COLOR VARIANTS

The WRLD Drakon was launched in the Drakons marketplace originally in 4 color variants:

SPECIAL EDITION COLOR VARIANTS

2 special and limited color variants will be made available during the October 2021 Epics Reloaded.

FRONTLINERS TRIBUTE

Here are the details on how we designed the Drakons and their platform to pay tribute to our Frontliners:

We made use of medical related instruments and symbols to pay tribute to our Frontliners.

We made sure that it is an AIR DRAKON as COVID-19 is believed to be transmissible via Air, it is only fitting that the Drakon also purifies cleans the virus of the world (Globe) thru Air.

b. It is a Crypto Philanthropic Drakon — it is a Drakon for a cause. During the initial launch of the Drakons in May 2020, 50% of the sales benefitted the Frontliners and Children under UNICEF New Zealand, it raised 8.45 ETH or 1871.63 USD. This is also the reason why the stethoscope in the platform of the Drakon points to the map of New Zealand as they (Unicef NZ) were the chosen beneficiary of our partner.

c. It is the first Epic that was designed to Breed — Epic Drakons do not normally breed as they are not designed for it, but we made an exception for the WRLD Epic Drakon by allowing it to breed in a short period of time from August 3–9, 2020. The short breeding period hatched 16 new Epic WRLD Drakons.

c. It is an Epic Collaboration — The Drakons team was very happy and honored with its partnership with the The Worlds A Mine Team as they did not only helped in promoting the awareness for the cause but they also shared and rewarded Drakon Masters who purchased the WRLD Drakon (May 25–29,2020) with 2.5M $WRLD (TheWorldsAMine) Tokens. In turn, we gifted them back with a 1/1 creation and special edition WRLD Drakon (see image).

d. It is an Epic Drakon with an Epic Skill — The Epic WRLD Drakon is special as it is both a Limited Edition, a Crypto Philanthropy Project, and also an Epic Drakon with a unique card move called “Counter Gale.”

EPIC SKILL: COUNTER GALE with its status effect: PURIFY

They are the antidote to the pandemic created by the EPIC RAT in Drakons world as they are the only Drakons with an epic skill called COUNTER GALE.

Counter Gale is a magic attack that damages the enemy while purifying the Drakon from any status effects. It immunizes itself from being petrified, stunned, electrified or from being Infected by a plague bite.

As of writing, you may boost this card skill up to 2 Epic Skill Levels

For more information, see card: COUNTER GALE skill information:

Epic Card Skill of Epic WRLD Drakon 2020

EPIC WRLD DRAKON IN BATTLE:

WRLD Drakon applies Counter Gale in Turn 2 while opponent Epic Rat uses its own Plague Bite. You will notice that the Counter Gale successfully deflected the Plague Bite and was able to damage it in both Turns 2 and 3
It was also able to apply its Purified Effect to counter the Epic Rat’s Infection effect. Overall, it was able to win against the Epic Rat

3. EPIC CNY 2021 DRAKONS (OX)

This Epic Drakon is the first Epic Drakon to be launched in the Polygon Network. It was released on February 12, 2021 to commemorate the Year of the Ox.

COLOR VARIANTS

The Epic CNY 2021 Drakon was launched in the Drakons marketplace originally in 3 color variants:

SPECIAL EDITION COLOR VARIANTS

2 special and limited color variants will be made available during the October 2021 Epics Reloaded.

EPIC SKILL: BULL RUN with its status effect: BULL GORE

The Bull Run is a physical skill that summons the spirit of the Celestial Bull allowing it to repeatedly gore its opponent Drakon all throughout the battle until the last card move.

As of writing, you may boost this card skill up to 2 Epic Skill levels

For more information, see card: BULL RUN skill information:

Epic Card Skill of Epic CNY 2021 Drakon

EPIC CNY 2021 DRAKON IN BATTLE:

Use of Bull Run in Turn 2 and it successfully implemented its Status Effect as it Gored -3319 against its opponent Metal Drakon in Turns 3 and 4
The Epic OX continuously gored its opponent Metal Drakon in Turns 5 and 6 successfully deflecting Aegis defenses
The Epic OX continuously gored its opponent Metal Drakon in until the last turns 7 and 8
Winning a close fight battle against a Legendary Metal Drakon

4. EPIC ROT 2021

The Epic Rot Drakon is our collaboration with the community of Rottenswap (see information about their project). It was released on April 16, 2021, this is also the first time we have considered to design a “Rotten” Drakons.

COLOR VARIANTS

The Epic Rot 2021 Drakon was launched in the Drakons marketplace originally in 4 color variants:

EPIC SKILL: DECAYING ACID with its status effect ACID BURN PER TURN

The Decaying Acid is a magical attack that allows the Rot Epic Drakons to cast a burning acid explosion on its opponent causing decay by chemical burns.

As of writing, you may boost this card skill up to 2 Epic Skill levels

For more information, see card: DECAYING ACID skill information:

EPIC ROT DRAKON IN BATTLE:

Decaying Acid Burn used in Turn 3 inflicted its effect in Turn 4
It continuously effected its Acid attack on Turns 5, 6 and 7 (L image below)
Delivered a win for the Epic Rot Drakon against the Elite Frost Drakon

4. EPIC HEROES 2021

Every year, we pay tribute to heroes who uplifts and gives inspiration and hope to a great majority. It is through their honorable achievements or contributions and their simple acts of kindness that definitely makes our world a better place to live in. These are characters that epitomizes what we believe are Epics! and we want to immortalize it in the blockchain thru Drakons. It’s our simple appreciation and salute to the indomitable spirit and wonder of humanity despite the pandemic and the great challenges we face everyday. We shouldn’t forget the heroes among us, they are needed more than ever…

Last year, we paid tribute to our beloved Frontliners and for this year, Drakons pay tribute to the Olympians. Their discipline, fortitude, strength and honor makes them epics in our eyes.

With the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, so many brought honor to their respective countries and in the Philippines, where Drakons hails from, it was a first gold medal after so many years. This momentous event is something we want to salute with the launch of the EPIC HEROES during the country’s National Heroes Day on August 30, 2021.

ELEMENT VARIANTS

Instead of color variants, The Epic Hero 2021 Drakon launched in 2 Element (Air & Earth) Variants in the marketplace:

Left: EPIC HERO 2021 — AIR DRAKON (WEIGHT LIFTER), Right: EPIC HERO 2021 — EARTH DRAKON (BOXER)

EPIC HERO SKILLS

EPIC HERO (AIR DRAKON) SKILL: TORNADO LIFT with its status effect BARBELL CRASH

The Tornado Lift is a magic attack that summons the power of the Titan Typhon to produce powerful tornadoes. The tornadoes lifts objects crossing its path to be hurled and directed to its opponent Drakon that will result to continuous damage in multiple turns with a chance to stun upon impact.

EPIC HERO (EARTH DRAKON) SKILL: KAMAO with its status effect SPEED BOOST

The Kamao ( a Filipino word for “fist”) is a physical skill that allows this Drakon to use its inner heroic fighting ability before unleashing a barrage of strong punches against its opponent Drakon while greatly enhancing its speed.

As of writing, you may boost these card skills up to 2 Epic Skill levels

For more information, see cards: TORNADO LIFT and KAMAO skill information:

EPIC HERO (AIR DRAKON) IN BATTLE:

Tornado Lift used in Turn 1 and it was able to effectively inflict damage against the Elite Frost Drakon for multiple turns
Its Epic skill enabled it to win against the Elite Frost Drakon

EPIC HERO (EARTH DRAKON) IN BATTLE:

Kamao used in Turn 1 and it was able to effectively inflict damage and use double attacks and Speed Boost against its opponent. Its Epic skill enabled it to win against the Elite Frost Drakon

EPIC CARD SKILLS

Here’s a summary of all Epic Card Skills. To date, you may boost these card skills up to 2 Levels Up by purchasing card boosts from the Marketplace.

EPICS IN THE BLOCK

Here’s a summary of all abovementioned Epics in the Blockchain. There will be no more re-issue of these Drakons in the future so make sure you catch them in Drakons Marketplace before they are gone.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Epic Drakons are Limited Edition Drakons with special and unique skills.
  2. Their special skills which are unique to their variant is what sets them apart from all other Drakons and that’s what makes them Epic!
  3. You can unlock their Epic skills or card move at Rune levels 24 or 25.
  4. You cannot breed an Epic Drakon. Only the WRLD Drakon was given this privilege but only for a short period of time.
  5. The abovementioned Drakons were reloaded and relaunched this October 2021 in Polygon Network (initially in Ethereum) to give Drakon Masters the chance to own one. There will be no more Epic Drakons of this variant and kind that will be created in the future.
  6. Epic Drakons will initially be for sale at 10,000 Drakoin ($DRK) Tokens. Price of Epic Drakons may change at anytime without notice so best to collect them at their introductory price.

We hope you have enjoyed this article and are proud owners of Epic Drakons. If not, it’s never too late to own one (until supplies last). Catch them now at Drakons Marketplace!

Thank you Drakon Masters for all your support! Until our next article…

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