Dragon Slayer magic was, as the name implies, originally used for slaying dragons. Each dragon slayer uses their form of magic, just like each dragon is a master of their own element. A Dragon Slayer also has the ability to eat their own element; doing so also rejuvenates them. The users can transform the physiology of their body into those of a dragon. As a result of this, those with Dragon Slayer abilities are able to change their body to their own element in both offensive and defensive styles. They can consume external sources of their natural element to replenish their own energy. They are also naturally immune to the effects of their own element that came from both their own person and to those from other sources, but must consume it through their mouths if they are to actually absorb it into their bodies. Dragon Slayers also have a heightened sense of smell. Dragon Force is the final stage of Dragon Slayer Magic, though the exact conditions to invoke it are unknown. When Dragon Force is achieved, the Dragon Slayer's skin becomes scaly, similar to a dragon, and strength, speed, and magical abilities are enhanced, improving their combat capability significantly
There are three generations of Dragon Slayers, The First Generation, the true practitioners, who learn from dragons, The Second Generation, who have had Lacrima crystals implanted into themselves, although it is only an imitation of the actual Magic, and The Third Generation that's the combination of both previous generations. Dragon Slayer Magic has limitless functions in a paralel dimension called Edolas, and is valued as a priceless resource for everyday uses.
Dragon Slayers who have been raised by a dragon and been taught their abilities.
Dragon Slayers who have had Dragon lacrima implanted into their bodies.
This generation of Dragon Slayers have been raised by a dragon, been taught their abilities and have also had Dragon lacrima implanted into their bodies.
|Natsu Dragneel||Fire Dragon Slayer Magic||Igneel
N/A (transferred by Laxus Dreyar)
|Gajeel Redfox||Iron Dragon Slayer Magic||Metalicana||First Generation|
|Wendy Marvell||Sky Dragon Slayer Magic||Grandeeney||First Generation|
|Laxus Dreyar||Lightning Dragon Slayer Magic||N/A||Second Generation|
|Cobra||Poison Dragon Slayer Magic||N/A||Second Generation|
|Rogue Cheney||Unknown||Unknown||Third Generation|
|Sting Eucliffe||Unknown||Unknown||Third Generation|