Gold Dragon Event Guide + Tips (Spiritfarer)

Mining the Gold Dragon for Gold Ore (Spiritfarer)

The Gold Dragon event is a minigame that you’ll have to complete later in the game.

As part of Elena’s challenges, the Gold Dragon is easily one of the toughest minigames that the game will offer.

To help you complete this challenge, our guide will provide an in-depth breakdown of everything you need to know, including some tips & tricks to clear this event easily.

Unlocking the Minigame

Elena introduces you to the Gold Dragon via one of her challenges / Spiritfarer
Elena introduces you to the Gold Dragon via one of her challenges.

Unlike the three previous dragons, the Gold Dragon is instead introduced by Elena as part of her questline.

Elena herself is found atop a construction platform on Crow’s End Inc. (X: -126, Y: -51), and you can reach her after getting the Bounce ability on Oxbury (X: 233, Y: 18).

Once she’s aboard the ship, just follow her quest line until you reach the “Elena’s Dharma” request.

She’ll introduce you to three challenges — the first of which is to defeat the Gold Dragon found at (X: 120, Y: 111) in under six minutes.

The Gold Dragon is close to the spot where you first started the game / Spiritfarer
The Gold Dragon is close to the spot where you first started the game.

To start the event, simply head to the location and interact with Elena in the front of the ship.

Minigame Details

Since defeating the Gold Dragon is timed, you will need to be precise with your platforming in order to conquer this challenge.

As such, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Dragon head nodes can easily be mined with minimal strength, helping you save time.
  2. Every other gold node only requires moderate strength to be mined, saving you time.
  3. Avoid overshooting your target platform by dashing before jumping.
  4. Position a high spot from the ship and glide from there to land on hard-to-reach places.
  5. You can reach platforms from the water by jumping and then dashing.
  6. Take advantage of the dash + double jump combination.
The Gold Dragon will have plenty of instances where you need to cover large distances via dashing / Spiritfarer
The Gold Dragon will have plenty of instances where you need to cover large distances via dashing.

By following these tips and with enough practice, you should be able to complete Elena’s request and beat the Gold Dragon.

What’s more, Elena adds an extra minute for each time you fail to beat it under the allotted time, making future tries easier.

Beating the Gold Dragon will net you a good chunk of Gold Ore.

Combining jumping, dashing, and gliding will help you reach very tricky spots / Spiritfarer
Combining jumping, dashing, and gliding will help you reach very tricky spots.

Gold Ore Usage

Gold Ore is taken to the Foundry to be turned to Gold Ingots. These Gold Ingots are then used in upgrades and improvements like:

Building/Improvement Materials
Gustav’s Gallery Improvement (Maximinimalist Clock)
  • 4 Gold Ingots
  • 2 Marbles
  • 1 Crystal Glass Sheet
  • 1 Rose Gold Sheet
  • 1,300 Glims
Buck’s Lair of Wonders Improvement (Various Figurines)
  • 2 Gold Ingots
  • 1 Diamond
  • 11 Silk Fabric
  • 5 Silver Ingots
  • 1,500 Glims
Elena’s Cubicle Improvement (Picture Frames)
  • 5 Gold Ingots
  • 18 Pine Planks
  • 2,000 Glims
Smithy Improvement
  • 5 Gold Ingots
  • 1 Steel Sheet
  • 12 XP Potions
  • 1 Celestial Sheet
  • 890 Glims
Electrum Sheet
  • 1 Gold Ingot
  • 1 Silver Ingot
Rose Gold Sheet
  • 1 Gold Ingot
  • 1 Copper Ingot
Moon Solo
  • 8 Gold Ingots
  • 28 Pine Planks
  • 2 Electrum Sheets
  • 6,000 Glims

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