Dragonriding Races in Dragonflight and Azure Span Locations
19.07.2022 um 07:15
With Dragonriding available for testing in the Dragonflight Alpha, one of the more exciting features are Dragonriding races. In this post, we go through everything that is currently known, like race basics, locations and achievements!
Locating a Dragonriding Race
The easiest way to locate a Dragonriding race is to keep an eye on your minimap - A hourglass icon indicates a
is waiting for you there. At least in the Azure Span, all races are close to a settlement with a flight path.
Go to the hourglass to start a race!
Dragonriding Race Basics
Although these are named Dragonriding Races, you are not running against other people, but rather trying to complete a course in the shortest time possible.
Currently, even though you can learn more Dragonriding abilities, you are only allowed to use two abilities during races -
. Once you locate and talk to a
to start a race, you will be moved to the race's starting point, and a 3-second countdown will start, which will start the race! During this countdown, if your Vigor bar is not full, it will be filled out for you, so no need to worry about waiting for full Vigor before starting a race.
Through the race, your objective is to pass through every checkpoint in the area - Yellow arrows will guide you to the next checkpoint (represented by a yellow ring), and a blue arrow will guide you through the checkpoint after, marked with a blue ring. You have 9 seconds (marked via the
debuff) to pass through the next checkpoint.
Through the race, you will see small whirlwinds both inside checkpoints and at slightly off-course. These are wind gales that grant you speed boosts if you pass through them. In addition to this, certain races (more so in the Advanced courses) have obstacles in the form of Frozen Orbs that will slow you down when hit. As maintaining high speeds triggers
to give you Vigor regeneration while flying, you do want to dodge as many Frozen Orbs as possible while passing through all possible wind gales.
Screenshot in the middle of a race, showing all previously described features.
Race Locations in the Azure Span
Below, we have a map of all locations of the Dragonriidng races in the Azure Span, as well as videos of the Basic courses of all races in the zone. Click the picture to enlarge!
Located to the north of the Azure Archives, this racing course circles around the redwoods around the Archives area. I didn't play too well there unfortunately so there are a few slow moments, there are a lot of moments with no wind gales so its another course where you're very dependent on your Vigor abilities to maintain speed.
Azure Span Slalom
Located east of Three-Falls Lookout, this race follows its name quite well, as the race track has constant twists and turns around the redwood trees of the zone.
Azure Span Sprint
Located right at Camp Antonidas, this race features mostly straight turns with a few sharp curves. Although there are plenty of wind gales to keep you riding, there are some points where you can gain even more speed with good usage of your Vigor abilities.
Located to the north of Camp Antonidas, this racing course circles around the central portion of the Azure Span. Very few wind gales and elevation makes this one of the more difficult courses to keep fast speeds on.
Located to the east of Iskaara, this course flies near the ocean and through the waterfalls that end up in Iskaara. There aren't many wind gales to boost yourself on this course, so good Vigor management is vital for a good time!
Located northeast of Ronin's Shield, this course does a fast sprint through the Vakthros area. Plenty of wind gales, but at the same time, plenty of upwards flying, so make sure you do not miss the gales!
Advanced Dragonriding Races
You are also able to select Advanced race courses. This will give you a slightly modified version of the course you're in, which includes different checkpoint locations, less wind gales and more obstacles. For comparision, below we have a race on the Advanced version of the Vakthros Ascent course.
Dragonriding Race Achievements
Currently in the Dragonflight Alpha, there are
per race track - 3 Achievements for Bronze, Silver and Gold times for the standard courses, and another 3 achievements for Bronze, Silver and Gold times for the advanced courses. There are also meta achievements for completing all races with Bronze, Silver and Gold times. There are currently no rewards for these achievements, but these are expected to be added in the future.
- Complete all races in the Dragon Isles.
- Obtain Silver in all races in the Dragon Isles.
- Obtain Gold in all races in the Dragon Isles.
List of Dragonriding Race Achievements
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