Dragon cards

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Dragons are a type of minion. There are more legendary dragons than any other specific minion type. Dragons are also the only minion type to have no synergy with other cards.


[edit] Background

From Wowpedia:

A dragon is a reptilian creature, usually winged, with magical or unusual abilities. Dragons were one of the first intelligent life forms to appear in Azeroth. It is not clear whether the titans created them or if they somehow evolved prior to the titans' arrival. At one time, their numbers were uncountable, but in present-day Azeroth there are very few left. Originally, there were many different dragonflights, with many different colors to be seen. The five most influential, however, were the reds, the greens, the bronze, the blacks, and the blues, and eventually most (if not all) of the other flights disappeared.

Chosen by the titans, each of the five dragonflights were given domain over a certain aspect of the world, ranging from the earth to time itself. During the War of the Ancients, the dragonflights sought to fulfill their duty and strike against the invading Burning Legion. Over time, the dragons have endured much hardship and only a handful still remain, hostile to all that may tamper with the titans' creations.

[edit] Dragon cards

Name Rarity Class Cost Atk HP Description
Emerald Drake {0None 4 Mana icon.png 7 Attack icon.png 6 Health icon.png
Whelp {0None Any icon.png Any 1 Mana icon.png 1 Attack icon.png 1 Health icon.png
Faerie Dragon {2Common Any icon.png Any 2 Mana icon.png 3 Attack icon.png 2 Health icon.png Can't be targeted by Spells or Hero Powers. Adorable. Immune to Magic. Doesn't pee on the rug. The perfect pet!
Azure Drake {3Rare Any icon.png Any 5 Mana icon.png 4 Attack icon.png 4 Health icon.png Spell Damage +1. Battlecry: Draw a card. They initially planned to be the Beryl or Cerulean drakes, but those felt a tad too pretentious.
Twilight Drake {3Rare Any icon.png Any 4 Mana icon.png 4 Attack icon.png 1 Health icon.png Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each card in your hand. Twilight drakes feed on Mystical Energy. And Tacos.
Alexstrasza {5Legendary Any icon.png Any 9 Mana icon.png 8 Attack icon.png 8 Health icon.png Battlecry: Set a hero's remaining Health to 15. Alexstrasza the Life-Binder brings life and hope to everyone. Except Deathwing. And Malygos. And Nekros.
Deathwing {5Legendary Any icon.png Any 10 Mana icon.png 12 Attack icon.png 12 Health icon.png Battlecry: Destroy all other minions and discard your hand. Once a noble dragon known as Neltharion, Deathwing lost his mind and shattered Azeroth before finally being defeated. Daddy issues?
Malygos {5Legendary Any icon.png Any 9 Mana icon.png 4 Attack icon.png 12 Health icon.png Spell Damage +5 Malygos hates it when mortals use magic. He gets so mad!
Nozdormu {5Legendary Any icon.png Any 9 Mana icon.png 8 Attack icon.png 8 Health icon.png Players only have 15 seconds to take their turns. Time to write some flavor text.
Onyxia {5Legendary Any icon.png Any 9 Mana icon.png 8 Attack icon.png 8 Health icon.png Battlecry: Summon 1/1 Whelps until your side of the battlefield is full. Onyxia long manipulated the Stormwind Court by disguising herself as Lady Katrana Prestor. You would have thought that the giant wings and scales would have been a giveaway.
Ysera {5Legendary Any icon.png Any 9 Mana icon.png 4 Attack icon.png 12 Health icon.png At the end of your turn, draw a Dream Card. Ysera rules the Emerald Dream. Which is some kind of green-mirror-version of the real world, or something?

Deathwing(474).pngAlexstrasza(303).pngNozdormu(285).pngMalygos(241).pngOnyxia(432).pngYsera(495).pngAzure Drake(280).pngTwilight Drake(360).pngFaerie Dragon(213).pngWhelp(527).pngEmerald Drake(534).png

[edit] Design

Regarding the design and future of the dragon minion type, Eric Dodds has stated the following:

So the Dragons was really done for flavor. To give you some insight into development, a couple of years ago, we were talking about adding this guy who would interact with the Dragons, but he never made the cut. Really we just kept it because the Dragons are such iconic and cool Warcraft characters that we felt needed to be labelled as dragons. We're likely to do something with that in the future, we just don't know exactly when.[1]

[edit] References

  1. Developer Interview with Eric Dodds and Ben Brode - Adventures, Game Design, Rewards (2014-02-05)