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The Dragon Riders' Auxiliary, also known as the A-team, are group of dragon riders founded by Astrid Hofferson, and that acts as a back-up force on the Isle of Berk. It first appeared in the second season of Dragons: Race to the Edge.


In "Team Astrid", following Dagur's attack on Berk, Stoick approved of Astrid Hofferson's idea to train a group of back up riders to defend Berk. Astrid then trained her trainees hard at the Dragon Academy. The auxiliary then assisted Astrid, Stoick, Hiccup and his riders in defending Dragon's Edge. They were able to drive Dagur's fleet away from the edge. Astrid then assigned Gustav to lead the Auxiliary in her absence.

In "A Time to Skrill", the auxiliary defended Berk against the Frozen Skrill.


Rider(s)/Trainer(s) Dragon Image
Gustav Larson - Captain of the Rider's Auxiliary Fanghook
Gustav and Fanghook season 3
Silent Sven Sven's Nightmare
Silent Sven's Monstrous Nightmare
Gothi Gothi's Gronckle
Gothi's Gronckle
Spitelout Jorgenson Kingstail
Spitelout's Nadder
Bucket & Mulch Whip & Lash
Better looking mirror


  • Every member of the Auxiliary riders has a dragon that matches the main dragon riders except Gustav, while being the leader, has a Monstrous Nightmare rather than a Night Fury (due to Toothless being the only known individual at the time).
  • 3 of the 5 Auxiliary riders have names for their dragons that being Fanghook, Kingstail, and Whip & Lash. the other two Svens Monsterus Nightmare and Goiths Gronckle (ironicly since Sven broke his silents in Cast Out he should of been "able" to name his dragon)