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The Mudraker is a Tracker Class dragon that first appeared in School of Dragons.

Official Description

"This dragon is vastly more comfortable in the water than the air or ground. It’s build and abilities allow it to thrive in both the shallows and deep ends of bodies of water. 
Mudrakers love being in water, and while they have a fierce appearance and the behavior of a deadly alligator, these dragons are actually very playful and fun to be around! Mudrakers enjoy having fun, especially in the water, and are known to push Vikings into the water or splash mud on their trainers! But if Vikings need to relax with these dragons after all the fun in the water they can! Mudrakers love to bask in the warmth of the sun while lazily floating in the water!
Even though these dragons are not naturally designed predators, they have unique skills that let them command the swamps. They can use sonic blasts as a strong weapon that travels through water at intense speeds, creating massive and powerful waves. Mudrakers can also use echolocation through sound-waves to find friends and foes deep within the dark crevices of the marshes and their thick hides give them a lot protection from other deadly animals that lurk in the water.
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School of Dragons

Physical Appearance

Mudraker egg

Egg

These eggs are greenish, somewhat cyan in color. They have numerous irregularly-shaped brown splotches on it, making the egg resemble a milk cow.

Hatchling to Adult

The Mudraker has a green body that blends in well with its swampy, algae-filled environment. It has a ridge on its upper jaw and a sail on its back, similar to a Thunderclaw. The two thin horns jut out from the side of its head resembles to that of a Snafflefang. Also, its wings have brownish spot-like patterns. Like the Hideous Zippleback, the Mudraker has a double-split tail.

Abilities

Echolocation

The Mudraker uses sound waves for echolocation. They use this ability to locate and track down objects underwater. This ability is extremely efficient as it can track objects deep underwater in within dark and narrow openings and crevices of the marshes. This is exceptionally useful in their swampy habitat and they can use this to find friends for help or locate enemies.

Sonic Blasts

The Mudraker produces sonic blasts that travels at intense speeds through water. This causes massive and powerful waves. With this ability, Mudrakers are said to 'command the swamps'. These blasts appear as concentric rings of blue.

Thick Hide

This dragon has a thick and tough hide that provides protection from other creatures.

Sense receptors

In School of Dragon's Battle for the Edge, it states that Mudrakers have special sense receptors that can hear vibrations. This helps it escape stealthy predators because of its ability to react to vibrations. Crocodiles have pressure sensors at the tips of their snouts, it's quite possible this is where the inspiration for that idea came from.

Behavior and Personality

Mudrakers are known to be fun loving, playful dragons. Mudrakers enjoy having fun, especially in the water, and are playful towards trainers. They sometimes push Vikings into the water or splash mud on their trainers! Mudrakers are happy-go-lucky, lazy and love to relax. If Vikings need to relax with these dragons after all the fun in the water they can! Mudrakers love to bask in the warmth of the sun while lazily floating in the water!

Appearances

Games

School of Dragons

The Mudraker is the second dragon to make its first appearance in School of Dragons, the first being the Moldruffle. There is a male Mudraker called Muddie in the game owned by Skulder.


Trivia

  • The Mudraker is the second Dragon to use echolocation, the first being the Night Fury.
  • Mudrakers are nearly identical to Thunderclaws, except for their split tails, horns and head.
  • The Mudraker's blast is almost exactly the same as a Thunderdrum's.
  • Despite being a Tracker Class dragon, the Mudraker's abilties and behavior seem to hint more towards it being in the Tidal Class.
  • The Mudraker is the only known aquatic Tracker Class dragon. It is also the second aquatic dragon that isn't in the Tidal Class, the first being the Groncicle.

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