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It takes a lot of strength to resist the temptation of the Sweet Death. [src]
  — Hiccup  

The Sweet Death is a medium-sized Mystery Class dragon that first appeared in the game, Dragons: Rise of Berk.

Official Description

This deceptive Mystery Class ambusher buries itself and uses its super sweet-scented tongue to lure its prey. If you have a sweet tooth, BEWARE!
When the Sweet Death picks a sweet spot in a battle, it usually stays put until its acid attacks win the day.
  Dragons: Rise of Berk  
Have you ever wondered how useful it would be to have a dragon that can fire corrosive acid to melt away any obstacle in your way? Well now you can with the latest egg sale featuring the deceptive Sweet Death waiting to catch its next prey.

Some vikings would think that Snotlout should have learned by now not to fall for sweet odors when adventuring in places that would make sweetness seem strange. Well they may actually be right this time, because he immediately became suspicious when he caught the scent while going deeper into the Wilderness for some routine exercise with Hookfang. Feeling overly-confident like always, Snotlout boasted that it must be a Snaptrapper trying to fool him again. Not this time, foolish dragon!

Unfortunately, Snotlout being Snotlout, he was dead wrong. Just as he was about to reveal his unsuspecting opponent with the slash of his axe, though, Hookfang came swooping in to set the whole thing on fire! After frantically trying to extinguish the flame, Snotlout noticed that the burnt brush revealed a shallow tunnel housing a pair of pink saplings - of a Sweet Death's tongue waiting to snap up the next prey to prepare for its soon-to-be hatched eggs.

Determined not to be fooled by this Mystery Class dragon, Snotlout nearly missed the dragon showing signs of weakness due to hunger. After his experience with the Armorwing before, he decided instead to lead the Sweet Death and its eggs to be taken care of by more trusting Vikings.
  School of Dragons  

Physical Appearance


In Dragons: Rise of Berk

These eggs are normally found yellow or orange in color. They appear to have sharp, straight edges. They appear to have an amber-colored liquid dripping down it, presumably the adult's acid. In School of Dragons, the egg is yellow-colored with orange fluid dripping from the sides. It is also more triangular.

In School of Dragons

Hatchling to Adult

The Sweet Death has a rather short and stubby body. It has a broad snout, wings, and a thick tail. The Sweet Death has a light sandy brown color with stripe-like patterns that resembled a tiger's. The stripes give the dragon a somewhat bumpy and segmented appearance.

In Dragons: Rise of Berk, the Sweet Death has a longer tail than in School of Dragons.

Titan Wing

In Dragons: Rise of Berk

Titan Wing Sweet Deaths are a pinkish-red in color, with a peach-colored belly. They still look rather stubby, with a thick tail. White spikes protrude from their entire body and their eyes are bigger. Also, their wings are light peach in color. A Sweet Death in titan form has a tail covered with smaller spikes.


Tree-like Tongue

Hiccup: "Sometimes when I am exploring, I see these sweet-smelling, little pink saplings. They look amazing. But if I try to get too close, Toothless won't let me."
Fishlegs: "Thank gods for Toothless! That sounds like the tongue of the Sweet Death! It's trying to trap you."
  Rise of Berk  

The Sweet Death's tree-like tongue may be a camouflage. Unsuspecting victims may go closer to it to its tongue and it gives the Sweet Death an opportunity to strike. It appears to have pink saplings, according to Hiccup. As part of a mission, Hiccup mentions that the Sweet Death's tongue looks like a tree. Toothless seems aware of the danger and does not allow Hiccup to inspect the "tree" further. This shows that dragons may be able to tell that it is a Sweet Death and this camouflage is targeted at other animals.


Similar to the Changewing, the Sweet Death shoots highly corrosive acid at its opponents. It is great for achieving offensive and defensive goals, which makes it a dangerous dragon.


According to School of Dragons (Stable Quests), Sweet Deaths have the ability to tunnel.



Dragons: Rise of Berk

The Sweet Death, its Titan Wing form, and three individuals, the Seedling Sweet Death, the Exotic Sweet Death and the Masked Sweet Death became available in Dragons: Rise of Berk.

School of Dragons

The Sweet Death also became available in School of Dragons, and the game also has a mask inspired by its design.


  • The Sweet Death resembles an earthworm, as it has stripes all over it's body, as well as very small eyes.
  • The Sweet Death has blank white eyes in Dragons: Rise of Berk and red eyes with pupils in School of Dragons.
  • The baby Sweet Death in Dragons: Rise of Berk has very big eyes in comparison with the adult.
  • The Sweet Death might be what Fishlegs Ingerman was referring to when he described a dragon that "buries itself for like a week".
  • Strangely, despite being able to shoot acid, the Sweet Death's saliva is a basic solution, which can be neutralized by adding twenty-five acid droplets, as discovered during the "Secret of the Leviathan" expansion of the game School of Dragons.


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