Unlike most dragons, the Hideous Zipplebacks have no battle capabilities as their ability requires too much time which you don't acquire in the battlefield. The abilities of this dragon, however, are used to produce mines and traps with which to set up the battle field. Here, Riders are taught to build special barrels lined with rubber or leather which would keep the Zippleback's gas from escaping. They are also instructed on how to tame their dragons to aid with digging and placing the gaseous mines shortly before battle. One must be very sly and sneaky on the business as being seen could cost you dearly. Luckily, Zipplebacks are also trained to coat their surroundings with nauseous gas if they are ever being hunted or chased by an enemy dragon.