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The Silver-tailed Ironclaw is a large dragon that first appeared in Dragons: Rescue Riders.

Physical Appearance


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Silver-tailed Ironclaw eggs are large and slate gray in color. They have a webbing of white, scale-like patterns on their shells. The shells appear to contain some sort of metallic substance, presumably iron.

Hatchling to Adult

Baby Silver-tailed Ironclaws look very similar to baby Hideous Heatwings. They are silver in color with a large head, short body and tail, four limbs, and two horns on the back of the head with a third horn on the nose. There is darker grey striping across their backs. Hatchlings do not appear to yet have the plating that adults do.



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Silver-tailed Ironclaws breathe a bright, sparking orange-white flame stream, glowing white hot. This may be indicative of extremely high heat. They have a high limit shot

Iron-Bearing Scales and Claws

The scales and claws of Silver-tailed Ironclaws contain iron, making them harder and tougher. They have metallic plating on their backs, and almost chain-mail like scales on the lower portions of their bodies.


Thanks to their build Ironclaws are extremely strong, as the Mama Ironclaw was able to pull an entire tree out of the ground with just her jaws. Seen in "High Anxiety", they are able to fly with the added weight of many people or dragons on their backs.

Speed and Agility

Despite their heavy build, they can be agile fliers.



Exposure to too much water causes the Ironclaw's scales to rust. If their wings rust, they will be unable to fly.

Strong Wind Currents

While in flight, strong winds can turn them off course sometimes leading to sprained wings.

Behavior and Personality

Silver-tailed Ironclaws stay far from water since touching it will cause their metallic body to rust, suggesting they prefer to live on cliff sides or mountains. They are very hard to reason with, mainly mothers as they are very protective of their young. According to Aggro, Ironclaws can be very stubborn and tough.


Dragons: Rescue Riders

Season 1

Main article: Mama Ironclaw

Silver-tailed Ironclaws appear in the episode, "Bad Egg". A Mama Ironclaw takes a seemingly abandoned egg back to her nest to raise it with her own eggs. This orphan egg is actually a fake egg that has Magnus Finke sealed inside. The Rescue Riders attempt to remove the egg from Mama Ironclaw's nest, but she defends it and her other eggs. Later, the Rescue Riders are able to convince her that the egg is not real. Her real eggs also hatch in the mean time.

Season 2

Two baby Silver-tailed Ironclaws briefly appear in a flashback in the episode, "Summer Holiday". The Rescue Riders attempted to approach them before Finngard Borgomon accidentally scared them into the Maze Caves. It is presumed that the Rescue Riders rescued them afterwards.


  • The baby Silver-tailed Ironclaw uses the same model as the baby Hideous Heatwing from "Iced Out", with the only major difference being the color of the dragons.
    • Most likely, some models and animations are re-used due to the budget constraints of a TV show.

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  1. shown by the Mama Ironclaw in "Bad Egg"