Badge Busters Chapter #5
Dragonspyre Badges


So, it’s been a hot minute, huh? Well, welcome back to Badge Busters, ladies and gents! Today, we are FINALLY going to be covering the last world in the game’s 1st arc: Dragonspyre! Okay, so let’s see… how long has it been since I’ve done one of these?

Oh.
…Oh no.

This world has 9 badges to snag, the least amount of badges in a mainline world we’ve seen so far. Though most of them are relatively easy to obtain, remain vigilant; when it comes to keeping up the heat, this molten ruin excels.


This is the fifth chapter in a series dedicated to hunting down the various Badges located throughout the Spiral. Here are links for all the other chapters up to this point:

List of Dragonspyre Badges

Dragonspyre Badges

  1. Dragonspyre Master – Complete all main and side quests in Dragonspyre
  2. Ghostbuster – Complete all main and side quests in The Necropolis, The Drake Hatchery, The Crucible, and The Labyrinth
  3. Loremaster – Complete all main and side quests in The Atheneum, The Tower Archives, the Plaza of Conquests, and The Grand Chasm
  4. Dragonrider – Complete all main and side quests in The Forum, The Crystal Grove, and Dragonspyre Academy (including The Final Countdown)
  5. Draconian Slayer – Defeat 50 Draconians
  6. Draconian Bane – Defeat 100 Draconians
  7. Draconian Master – Defeat 200 Draconians
  8. Savior of the Spiral – Complete “The Final Countdown”
  9. Dragonspyre Explorer – Complete “The Stone Roses

Main Story Badges: 1/9


Just like Mooshu, there’s only one badge you get as part of the main questline, and it’s the one you get after completing the world: Savior of the Spiral. This is a very fitting badge for any Wizard who’s completed the first arc… or the second arc. Or Polaris. Or Mirage. Or Empyrea. Hey, is it just me, or is the Spiral-saving getting a lot more frequent these days?

Side Quest Badges: 5/9


Again, like Mooshu there are quite a few badges tied to completing the various side quests throughout the world. And unfortunately, I cannot confirm that the  “Loremaster” badge increases the drop rates of the boss with the same name. 🙁

  • Dragonspyre Master – Complete all main and side quests in Dragonspyre
  • Ghostbuster – Complete all main and side quests in The Necropolis, The Drake Hatchery, The Crucible, and The Labyrinth
  • Loremaster – Complete all main and side quests in The Atheneum, The Tower Archives, the Plaza of Conquests, and The Grand Chasm
  • Dragonrider – Complete all main and side quests in The Forum, The Crystal Grove, and Dragonspyre Academy (including The Final Countdown)
  • Dragonspyre Explorer – Complete “The Stone Roses

Enemy Smashers: 3/9


Only one type of enemy to hunt down this time, and they’re a scaly bunch: Draconians! These guys are all over Dragonspyre, so running into one is about as challenging as… as, uh… okay, it’s not that challenging. Like I said, these guys are everywhere in Dragonspyre.

  • Draconian Slayer (50 Draconians) -> Draconian Master (200 Draconians)

When it comes to Enemy Smashers, there is always a golden question I ask: “But is there an Undead version?” Because the kill-counts for the Undead Enemy Smashers are so ludicrously high, I always try to (metaphorically) kill as many birds with as few stones as possible. That being said, though Dragonspyre place itself is teeming with both Undead and Draconians, there are actually very few hybrids of the two you actually encounter without needing to foray into a massive dungeon like the Crown of Fire.

For this reason, the aptly named Undead Draconian in The Forum is the best and most easily accessible enemy that counts as both Undead and Draconian. You won’t have access to them until very late into Dragonspyre, but their hybrid status and easy accessibility make them the optimal enemy to farm.

The Road Ahead


…And that’s that. All of the 1st Arc, done. So… what now, then?

Here’s the thing. On one hand, I could dive (heh) headfirst into Celestia and the worlds of the 2nd Arc. On the other, I could tackle Grizzleheim/Wintertusk and Wysteria, the two side worlds, and then move on. And that doesn’t even include the weird pseudo-world position Aquila is in…

But I digress. This series is an old favorite of mine, and I’m more than happy to bring it back to the spotlight. Here’s hoping I don’t wander off for over a year next time around!

Which world should I cover next: Grizzleheim, Wysteria, or Celestia?
Let me know in the comments below!

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