Dragon

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Dragons are a type of minion. Most Dragon synergies involve Battlecries which activate if the controlling player is holding a Dragon card in their hand.

There are more legendary Dragons than any other specific minion type, and the type includes an especially high number of large, high-stat, high-cost minions.

Some of the most expensive Dragons, particularly Legendaries, have multiples of 4 in their statlines (4/12 for Ysera or Malygos, 8/8 for Alexstrasza or Nozdormu, 12/12 for Deathwing, etc.)

Background[edit | edit source]

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.

Dragon cards[edit | edit source]

Collectible[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Dragon/Wild format
Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Faerie Dragon Common Dragon Any 2 3 2
Can't be targeted by Spells or Hero Powers. Adorable. Immune to Magic. Doesn't pee on the rug. The perfect pet!
Bronze Explorer Common Dragon Paladin 3 2 3
Lifesteal
Battlecry: Discover a Dragon. Always ready to explore new friendships! Except with Deathwing.
Bronze Herald Common Dragon Paladin 3 3 2
Deathrattle: Add two 4/4 Dragons to your hand. This is why you shouldn't shoot the messenger.
Primordial Explorer Common Dragon Hunter 3 2 3
Poisonous Battlecry: Discover a Dragon. "We're letting the poisonous dude carry the bags?"
Azure Explorer Common Dragon Mage 4 2 3
Spell Damage +2 Battlecry: Discover a Dragon. Has an appetite for knowledge!
Crimson Hothead Common Dragon Any 4 3 6
Spellburst: Gain +1 Attack and TauntHas a real passion for spelling.
Evasive Feywing Common Dragon Any 4 5 4
Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers. I've never heard of this fey-dragon called "Brightwing," but if I HAD, I’d say we’d be best friends.
Squallhunter Common Dragon Shaman 4 5 7
Spell Damage +2
Overload: (2) "Oh, the weather outside is frightful… But Squallhunter's so delightful! And since we've gone down this road--overload, overload, overload!"
Amber Watcher Common Dragon Paladin 5 4 6
Battlecry: Restore 8 Health. Healing really resin-ates with him.
Big Ol' Whelp Common Dragon Any 5 5 5
Battlecry: Draw a card. A chonker, a real absolute unit.
Aeon Reaver Common Dragon Priest 6 4 4
Battlecry: Deal damage to a minion equal to its Attack. Ripping centuries asunder helps him manage his busy schedule.
Dragonmaw Sky Stalker Common Dragon Any 6 5 6
Deathrattle: Summon a 3/4 Dragonrider. "I will find you, sky!"
Emerald Explorer Common Dragon Druid 6 4 8
Taunt Battlecry: Discover a Dragon. Make it a double dragon!
Evasive Wyrm Common Dragon Any 6 5 3
Divine Shield. Rush.
Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers. Deftly dodges spells like a real wiggle wyrm.
Onyx Magescribe Common Dragon Any 6 4 9
Spellburst: Add 2 random spells from your class to your hand. Sometimes you gotta spend spells to earn spells.
Evasive Drakonid Common Dragon Any 7 7 7
Taunt
Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers. Doesn't respond to spells, hero powers, calls, or text messages.
Plagued Protodrake Common Dragon Any 8 8 8
Deathrattle: Summon a random 7-Cost minion. "What’s in the drake?! WHAT’S IN THE DRAKE?"
Twin Tyrant Common Dragon Any 8 4 10
Battlecry: Deal 4 damage to two random enemy minions. They can never agree on whether it's too hot or too cold.
Twilight Drake Rare Dragon Any 4 4 1
Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each card in your hand. Twilight drakes feed on Mystical Energy. And Tacos.
Chronobreaker Rare Dragon Priest 5 4 5
Deathrattle: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all enemy minions. If he asks to borrow your watch, just say no.
Cobalt Spellkin Rare Dragon Any 5 3 5
Battlecry: Add two 1-Cost spells from your class to your hand. Spews more spells than a sleep-talking wizard.
Crazed Netherwing Rare Dragon Warlock 5 5 5
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all other characters. Always tail swipes left.
Rotnest Drake Rare Dragon Hunter 5 6 5
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy a random enemy minion. Clean your room, or I'm taking your favorite minion away!
Scalelord Rare Dragon Paladin 5 5 6
Battlecry: Give your Murlocs Divine ShieldIt's about what they have in common, not what makes them different.
Fate Weaver Epic Dragon Priest 4 3 6
Battlecry: If you've Invoked twice, reduce the Cost of cards in your hand by (1). Do not draw the attention of a Fate Weaver, for it will always loom over your destiny.
Scion of Ruin Epic Dragon Warrior 4 3 2
Rush. Battlecry: If you've Invoked twice, summon 2 copies of this. Ruined! RUINED!
Skeletal Dragon Epic Dragon Priest 7 4 9
Taunt
At the end of your turn, add a Dragon to your hand. I wish to complain about this dragon what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.
Brightwing Legendary Dragon Any 3 3 2
Battlecry: Add a random Legendary minion to your hand. Little faerie dragons are made of sugar and spice and maniacal vice.
Nozdormu the Timeless Legendary Dragon Paladin 4 8 8
Battlecry: Set each player to 10 Mana Crystals. Time is mana!
Malygos, Aspect of Magic Legendary Dragon Mage 5 2 8
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, Discover an upgraded Mage spell. It's official. We can say Malygeese.
Waxadred Legendary Dragon Rogue 5 7 5
Deathrattle: Shuffle a Candle into your deck that resummons Waxadred when drawn. Waxadred the dragon fought for his king, frolicking through the fields melting everything!
Nithogg Legendary Dragon Shaman 6 5 5
Battlecry: Summon two 0/3 Eggs. Next turn they hatch into 4/4 Drakes with RushNot to be confused with Nithogger.
Veranus Legendary Dragon Hunter 6 7 6
Battlecry: Change the Health of all enemy minions to 1. As an empty nester, she just misses her little ones.
Deathwing, Mad Aspect Legendary Dragon Warrior 8 12 12
Battlecry: Attack ALL other minions. Bite that one, bite that other one, claw this one, swallow that one whole....
Murozond the Infinite Legendary Dragon Priest 8 8 8
Battlecry: Play all cards your opponent played last turn. "Well, I'm glad YOU knew what I should be doing this turn."
Zzeraku the Warped Legendary Dragon Warlock 8 4 12
Whenever your hero takes damage, summon a 6/6 Nether Drake. The extra Z is for "zesty."
Alexstrasza Legendary Dragon Any 9 8 8
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.
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza Legendary Dragon Any 9 8 8
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (1). Givin' lives and takin' names.
Malygos Legendary Dragon Any 9 4 12
Spell Damage +5 Malygos hates it when mortals use magic. He gets so mad!
Nethrandamus Legendary Dragon Demon Hunter 9 8 8
Battlecry: Summon two random 0-Cost minions.
(Upgrades each time a friendly minion dies!) Missed the big descent with the other dragons. But better late and nether!
Nozdormu Legendary Dragon Any 9 8 8
Players only have 15 seconds to take their turns. Time to write some flavor text.
Onyxia Legendary Dragon Any 9 8 8
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 Legendary Dragon Any 9 4 12
At the end of your turn, add a Dream Card to your hand. Ysera rules the Emerald Dream. Which is some kind of green-mirror-version of the real world, or something?
Ysera, Unleashed Legendary Dragon Druid 9 4 12
Battlecry: Shuffle 7 Dream Portals into your deck. When drawn, summon a random Dragon. Releash the Dragon!
Deathwing Legendary Dragon Any 10 12 12
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?
Kalecgos Legendary Dragon Mage 10 4 12
Your first spell each turn costs (0).
Battlecry: Discover a spell. He was once the Aspect of Magic but gave it up to focus on cheap tricks.
Nozari Legendary Dragon Paladin 10 4 12
Battlecry: Restore both heroes to full Health. In another timeline, she was called Yeszari.
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Faerie Dragon(213).png
Brightwing(90685).png
Bronze Explorer(151370).png
Bronze Herald(90597).png
Primordial Explorer(127295).png
Azure Explorer(127296).png
Crimson Hothead(329977).png
Evasive Feywing(151395).png
Fate Weaver(127297).png
Nozdormu the Timeless(127301).png
Scion of Ruin(151347).png
Squallhunter(151383).png
Twilight Drake(360).png
Amber Watcher(151321).png
Big Ol' Whelp(151402).png
Chronobreaker(151369).png
Cobalt Spellkin(151371).png
Crazed Netherwing(151329).png
Malygos, Aspect of Magic(127294).png
Rotnest Drake(184985).png
Scalelord(184989).png
Waxadred(127292).png
Aeon Reaver(184655).png
Dragonmaw Sky Stalker(210822).png
Emerald Explorer(127272).png
Evasive Wyrm(151408).png
Nithogg(151361).png
Onyx Magescribe(329862).png
Veranus(151332).png
Evasive Drakonid(127278).png
Skeletal Dragon(210820).png
Deathwing, Mad Aspect(127293).png
Murozond the Infinite(151382).png
Plagued Protodrake(329979).png
Twin Tyrant(127275).png
Zzeraku the Warped(151357).png
Alexstrasza(303).png
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza(151349).png
Malygos(241).png
Nethrandamus(210772).png
Nozdormu(285).png
Onyxia(432).png
Ysera(495).png
Ysera, Unleashed(127264).png
Deathwing(474).png
Kalecgos(90544).png
Nozari(90609).png


Wild format

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Twilight Whelp Common Dragon Priest 1 2 1
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +2 Health. The twilight whelps are basically magic-vampires. Despite this, they are not a reference to any popular series of novels.
Marsh Drake Common Dragon Any 3 5 4
Battlecry: Summon a 2/1 Poisonous Drakeslayer for your opponent. She would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for that meddling Drakeslayer.
Dragonkin Sorcerer Common Dragon Any 4 3 5
Whenever you target this minion with a spell, gain +1/+1. Dragonkin Sorcerers be all "I'm a wizard" and everyone else be all "daaaaang".
Hoarding Dragon Common Dragon Any 4 5 6
Deathrattle: Give your opponent two Coins. Keeps his two cents to himself.
Hungry Dragon Common Dragon Any 4 5 6
Battlecry: Summon a random 1-Cost minion for your opponent. Hungry Hungry Dragon is NOT a fun game.
Cobalt Scalebane Common Dragon Any 5 5 5
At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +3 Attack. You get a sword! And you get a sword! Everybody gets a sword!
Dragonmaw Scorcher Common Dragon Any 5 3 6
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to all other minions. Caution: Contains Flammable Material
Drakonid Crusher Common Dragon Any 6 6 6
Battlecry: If your opponent has 15 or less Health, gain +3/+3. Drakonids were created to have all the bad parts of a dragon in the form of a humanoid. But, like, why?
Volcanic Drake Common Dragon Any 6 6 4
Costs (1) less for each minion that died this turn. Volcanic Drakes breathe lava instead of fire. The antacid vendor at Thorium Point does a brisk business with them.
Sleepy Dragon Common Dragon Any 9 4 12
Taunt Local villagers call her "Naps Under the Mountain."
Duskbreaker Rare Dragon Priest 4 3 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all other minions. Waking up at the break of dusk is just not as impressive.
Ebon Dragonsmith Rare Dragon Any 4 3 4
Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of a random weapon in your hand by (2). Having a furnace-mouth is really handy for a blacksmith.
Midnight Drake Rare Dragon Any 4 1 4
Battlecry: Gain +1 Attack for each other card in your hand. Still fearsome in the daytime.
Azure Drake Rare Dragon Any 5 4 4
Spell Damage +1. Battlecry: Draw a card. They initially planned to be the Beryl or Cerulean drakes, but those felt a tad too pretentious.
Carrion Drake Rare Dragon Hunter 5 3 7
Battlecry: If a minion died this turn, gain PoisonousFits easily into overhead luggage bins.
Dragon Consort Rare Dragon Paladin 5 5 5
Battlecry: The next Dragon you play costs (2) less. Everybody wants someone to snuggle with. Even giant armored scaly draconic beasts of destruction.
Drakonid Operative Rare Dragon Priest 5 5 6
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, Discover a copy of a card in your opponent's deck. His job is to spy on the Goons and the Jade Lotus, but he's OBVIOUSLY a dragon so it's pretty hard work.
Emberscale Drake Rare Dragon Warrior 5 5 5
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain 5 Armor. The third little dragon made his armor out of adamantite.
Bone Drake Rare Dragon Any 6 6 5
Deathrattle: Add a random Dragon to your hand. The bone drake brings all the dragons to the yard. He would teach you, but you have no cards.
Book Wyrm Rare Dragon Any 6 3 6
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy an enemy minion with 3 Attack or less. His favorites are classic tragedies like "The Hobbit" and "Grendel".
Nightscale Matriarch Rare Dragon Priest 7 4 9
Whenever a friendly minion is healed, summon a 3/3 Whelp. Everywhelp, get in here!
Nightmare Amalgam Epic All Any 3 3 4
This is an Elemental, Mech, Demon, Murloc, Dragon, Beast, Pirate and Totem. Be all that you can be.
Twilight Guardian Epic Dragon Any 4 2 6
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +1 Attack and TauntA result of magical experiments carried out by the Black Dragonflight, it's not his fault that he's a vicious killer.
Coldarra Drake Epic Dragon Mage 6 6 6
You can use your Hero Power any number of times. The Grand Tournament has a "No dragons allowed" policy, but it's rarely enforced.
Scaled Nightmare Epic Dragon Any 6 2 8
At the start of your turn, double this minion's Attack. I like it because it scales.
Crowd Roaster Epic Dragon Any 7 7 4
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 7 damage to an enemy minion. Every major show has an opening act to warm up the crowd.
Primordial Drake Epic Dragon Any 8 4 8
Taunt
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all other minions. Before he became a rap artist.
Chillmaw Legendary Dragon Any 7 6 6
Taunt
Deathrattle: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all minions. Chillmaw keeps trying to ruin the Grand Tournament, and she would've done it too, if it weren't for those dang kids!
Temporus Legendary Dragon Priest 7 6 6
Battlecry: Your opponent takes two turns. Then you take two turns. Follows adventurers, seeking the ultimate time magic: the ability to reload.
Chromaggus Legendary Dragon Any 8 6 8
Whenever you draw a card, put another copy into your hand. Left head and right head can never agree about what to eat for dinner, so they always end up just eating ramen again.
Sindragosa Legendary Dragon Mage 8 8 8
Battlecry: Summon two 0/1 Frozen Champions. "I recognize your effort but I think your magic still has room for improvement." - Sindragosa after taking a class on giving constructive feedback.
Nefarian Legendary Dragon Any 9 8 8
Battlecry: Add 2 random spells to your hand (from your opponent's class)They call him "Blackwing" because he's a black dragon...... and he's got wings.
Deathwing, Dragonlord Legendary Dragon Any 10 12 12
Deathrattle: Put all Dragons from your hand into the battlefield. To his credit, Deathwing really took to heart the feedback he was receiving that he needed to be "more of a team player".
Emeriss Legendary Dragon Hunter 10 8 8
Battlecry: Double the Attack and Health of all minions in your hand. Taste your world's corruption! It tastes like chicken.
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Marsh Drake(89452).png
Nightmare Amalgam(89353).png
Dragonkin Sorcerer(14441).png
Duskbreaker(76868).png
Ebon Dragonsmith(76992).png
Hoarding Dragon(76912).png
Hungry Dragon(14436).png
Midnight Drake(35247).png
Twilight Guardian(22351).png
Azure Drake(280).png
Carrion Drake(89440).png
Cobalt Scalebane(62851).png
Dragon Consort(14452).png
Dragonmaw Scorcher(90279).png
Drakonid Operative(49638).png
Emberscale Drake(90230).png
Bone Drake(62899).png
Book Wyrm(42029).png
Coldarra Drake(22261).png
Drakonid Crusher(14449).png
Scaled Nightmare(33152).png
Volcanic Drake(14450).png
Chillmaw(22353).png
Crowd Roaster(90219).png
Nightscale Matriarch(89457).png
Temporus(76893).png
Chromaggus(14451).png
Primordial Drake(55533).png
Sindragosa(61822).png
Nefarian(14448).png
Sleepy Dragon(76980).png
Deathwing, Dragonlord(33177).png
Emeriss(89370).png

Uncollectible[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Dragon/Wild format
Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Amalgam None All Any 1 1 1
This is an Elemental, Mech, Demon, Murloc, Dragon, Beast, Pirate and Totem. 
Plagued Hatchling None Dragon Any 1 1 1
 
Bronze Dragon None Dragon Paladin 4 4 4
 
Emerald Drake None Dragon Any 4 7 6
 
Storm Drake None Dragon Shaman 4 4 4
Rush 
Draconic Emissary None Dragon Mage 6 6 6
 
Nether Drake None Dragon Warlock 6 6 6
 
Reanimated Dragon None Dragon Any 8 8 8
Taunt 
Whelp Common Dragon Any 1 1 1
 
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Amalgam(90978).png
Plagued Hatchling(330041).png
Whelp(527).png
Bronze Dragon(90982).png
Emerald Drake(534).png
Storm Drake(151483).png
Draconic Emissary(151431).png
Nether Drake(151436).png
Reanimated Dragon(151470).png


Wild format

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Black Whelp None Dragon Any 1 2 1
 
Whelp None Dragon Paladin 1 1 1
 
Nightscale Whelp None Dragon Priest 3 3 3
 
Dragon Spirit None Dragon Priest 5 5 5
 
Fire Dragon None Dragon Mage 5 5 5
 
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Black Whelp(14652).png
Whelp(42197).png
Nightscale Whelp(89480).png
Dragon Spirit(73356).png
Fire Dragon(76961).png

Cards that generate Dragons[edit | edit source]

These cards bring new Dragons into play through their card text.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Draconic Lackey None Minion General Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: Discover a Dragon. 
Storm Egg None Minion General Shaman 1 0 3
At the start of your turn, transform into a 4/4 Storm Drake with Rush
Waxadred's Candle None Spell Rogue 5
Casts When Drawn
Summon Waxadred. 
Dream Portal None Spell Druid 9
Casts When Drawn
Summon a random Dragon. 
Boom Squad Common Spell Warrior 1
Discover a Lackey, Mech, or Dragon. Discover the meaning of squad goals.
Draconic Studies Common Spell Priest 1
Discover a Dragon. Your next one costs (1) less. Our Draconic Studies program has a high rate of burnout.
Learn Draconic Common Spell Mage 1
Sidequest: Spend 8 Mana on spells. Reward: Summon a 6/6 Dragon. Upon taking up the spellbook, Reno realized with a start: "I can't read."
Bronze Explorer Common Minion Dragon Paladin 3 2 3
Lifesteal
Battlecry: Discover a Dragon. Always ready to explore new friendships! Except with Deathwing.
Bronze Herald Common Minion Dragon Paladin 3 3 2
Deathrattle: Add two 4/4 Dragons to your hand. This is why you shouldn't shoot the messenger.
Primordial Explorer Common Minion Dragon Hunter 3 2 3
Poisonous Battlecry: Discover a Dragon. "We're letting the poisonous dude carry the bags?"
Azure Explorer Common Minion Dragon Mage 4 2 3
Spell Damage +2 Battlecry: Discover a Dragon. Has an appetite for knowledge!
Emerald Explorer Common Minion Dragon Druid 6 4 8
Taunt Battlecry: Discover a Dragon. Make it a double dragon!
Dragon Breeder Rare Minion General Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: Choose a friendly Dragon. Add a copy of it to your hand. Deathwing would have been more well-adjusted if he'd been raised by this guy.
Transfer Student Epic Minion General Any 2 2 2
Battlecry: Discover a Dragon. 
Hench-Clan Hag Epic Minion General Any 4 3 3
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Amalgams with all minion types. The Hench Clan is an equal opportunity employer, no matter which parts of you came from where.
Scion of Ruin Epic Minion Dragon Warrior 4 3 2
Rush. Battlecry: If you've Invoked twice, summon 2 copies of this. Ruined! RUINED!
Chromatic Egg Epic Minion General Any 5 0 3
Battlecry: Secretly Discover a Dragon to hatch into. Deathrattle: Hatch! Nefarian was known for creating two things: horrible monsters and excellent breakfasts.
Skeletal Dragon Epic Minion Dragon Priest 7 4 9
Taunt
At the end of your turn, add a Dragon to your hand. I wish to complain about this dragon what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.
Vectus Legendary Minion General Any 5 4 4
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Whelps. Each gains a Deathrattle from your minions that died this game. Don’t let that dark magic worry you. He’ll ensure they hatch without a scratch.
Kronx Dragonhoof Legendary Minion General Any 6 6 6
Battlecry: Draw Galakrond. If you're already Galakrond, unleash a Devastation. The only one who knows how to properly prepare Galakrond's coffee.
Nithogg Legendary Minion Dragon Shaman 6 5 5
Battlecry: Summon two 0/3 Eggs. Next turn they hatch into 4/4 Drakes with RushNot to be confused with Nithogger.
Zzeraku the Warped Legendary Minion Dragon Warlock 8 4 12
Whenever your hero takes damage, summon a 6/6 Nether Drake. The extra Z is for "zesty."
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza Legendary Minion Dragon Any 9 8 8
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (1). Givin' lives and takin' names.
Onyxia Legendary Minion Dragon Any 9 8 8
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 Legendary Minion Dragon Any 9 4 12
At the end of your turn, add a Dream Card to your hand. Ysera rules the Emerald Dream. Which is some kind of green-mirror-version of the real world, or something?
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Draconic Lackey(127270).png
Draconic Studies(329980).png
Learn Draconic(127286).png
Storm Egg(151435).png
Dragon Breeder(151346).png
Transfer Student(211518).png
Bronze Explorer(151370).png
Bronze Herald(90597).png
Primordial Explorer(127295).png
Azure Explorer(127296).png
Hench-Clan Hag(90620).png
Scion of Ruin(151347).png
Chromatic Egg(151345).png
Vectus(329909).png
Waxadred's Candle(151448).png
Emerald Explorer(127272).png
Kronx Dragonhoof(151334).png
Nithogg(151361).png
Skeletal Dragon(210820).png
Zzeraku the Warped(151357).png
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza(151349).png
Dream Portal(127282).png
Onyxia(432).png
Ysera(495).png


Wild format

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Swamp Dragon Egg Common Minion General Any 1 0 3
Deathrattle: Add a random Dragon to your hand. Would you eat them in a ditch? Would you eat them with a witch?
Dragon Roar Common Spell Warrior 2
Add 2 random Dragons to your hand. Not to be confused with Dragon Yodel.
Netherspite Historian Common Minion General Any 2 1 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, Discover a Dragon. She can tell you all about the history of people not STANDING IN THE GREEN BEAM!
Nightbane Templar Common Minion General Paladin 3 2 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, summon two 1/1 Whelps. Originally joined to be Arcanagos’ Templar, but has to admit that ordering pizza has become waaaay easier.
Dragon Egg Rare Minion General Any 1 0 2
Whenever this minion takes damage, summon a 2/1 Whelp. Think of them as bullets for your dragon gun.
Bone Drake Rare Minion Dragon Any 6 6 5
Deathrattle: Add a random Dragon to your hand. The bone drake brings all the dragons to the yard. He would teach you, but you have no cards.
Dragon Soul Legendary Weapon Priest 3 0 3
After you cast 3 spells in a turn, summon a 5/5 Dragon. Crafted by Deathwing's goblin horde, but the dragon added the rainbow sparkles himself.
Leeroy Jenkins Legendary Minion General Any 5 6 2
Charge. Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Whelps for your opponent. At least he has Angry Chicken.
Dragoncaller Alanna Legendary Minion General Mage 9 3 3
Battlecry: Summon a 5/5 Dragon for each spell you cast this game that costs (5) or more. Her secret is using a gentle voice and carrying a baggie of hotdogs.
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Dragon Roar(90287).png
Netherspite Historian(42039).png
Dragon Soul(73322).png
Nightbane Templar(42052).png
Leeroy Jenkins(674).png
Bone Drake(62899).png
Dragoncaller Alanna(76960).png

Related cards[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Draconic Studies Common Spell Priest 1
Discover a Dragon. Your next one costs (1) less. Our Draconic Studies program has a high rate of burnout.
Sand Breath Common Spell Paladin 1
Give a minion +1/+2. Give it Divine Shield if you're holding a Dragon. After Uldum, EVERYONE had sand breath.
Corrosive Breath Common Spell Hunter 2
Deal 3 damage to a minion. If you're holding a Dragon, it also hits the enemy hero. It's a breath of fresh terror!
Tasty Flyfish Common Minion Murloc Any 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Give a Dragon in your hand +2/+2. Reinforced with vitamins and mrglrls.
Scalerider Common Minion General Any 3 3 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 2 damage. Do Re Me Fa So La Spear Throw!
Wing Commander Common Minion General Any 4 2 5
Has +2 Attack for each Dragon in your hand. "Flap! Flap! FLAP!"
Candle Breath Common Spell Rogue 6
Draw 3 cards. Costs (3) less while you're holding a Dragon. "And Waxadred shall light their fires, with roaring breath hotter than pyres! Come before him, scamp and vandal, pledge your faith and lift your candle!"
Arcane Breath Rare Spell Mage 1
Deal 2 damage to a minion. If you're holding a Dragon, Discover a spell. One of many side effects from eating mana cookies.
Cleric of Scales Rare Minion General Priest 1 1 1
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, Discover a spell from your deck. If she can't find a spell, it's a clerical error.
Breath of Dreams Rare Spell Druid 2
Draw a card. If you're holding a Dragon, gain an empty Mana Crystal. Ysera has the worst morning breath.
Dragon Breeder Rare Minion General Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: Choose a friendly Dragon. Add a copy of it to your hand. Deathwing would have been more well-adjusted if he'd been raised by this guy.
Dragonmaw Sentinel Rare Minion General Priest 2 1 4
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +1 Attack and LifestealOn the side, she's training for the annual Dragonmaw hammer throw tournament.
Nether Breath Rare Spell Warlock 2
Deal 2 damage. If you're holding a Dragon, deal 4 damage with Lifesteal instead. "Whether the Nether is cold, whether the Nether is hot, we'll burn together, whatever the Nether, whether we like it or not."
Breath of the Infinite Rare Spell Priest 3
Deal 2 damage to all minions. If you're holding a Dragon, only damage enemies. It's called "circular breathing."
Lightning Breath Rare Spell Shaman 3
Deal 4 damage to a minion. If you're holding a Dragon, also damage its neighbors. Recipe: One dragon, four wool socks, thick shag carpet.
Dragonmaw Poacher Rare Minion General Any 4 4 4
Battlecry: If your opponent controls a Dragon, gain +4/+4 and RushI prefer my dragons over-easy.
Molten Breath Rare Spell Warrior 4
Deal 5 damage to a minion. If you're holding a Dragon, gain 5 Armor. Pizza so hot it burns OTHER PEOPLE’S MOUTHS.
Chronobreaker Rare Minion Dragon Priest 5 4 5
Deathrattle: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all enemy minions. If he asks to borrow your watch, just say no.
Crazed Netherwing Rare Minion Dragon Warlock 5 5 5
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all other characters. Always tail swipes left.
Rotnest Drake Rare Minion Dragon Hunter 5 6 5
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy a random enemy minion. Clean your room, or I'm taking your favorite minion away!
Utgarde Grapplesniper Rare Minion General Any 6 5 5
Battlecry: Both players draw a card. If it's a Dragon, summon it. Note: The dragon may be a little cranky upon arrival.
Dragoncaster Rare Minion General Mage 7 4 4
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, your next spell this turn costs (0). It’s challenging to perform magic on dragonback. It’s so easy to drop the rabbit.
Stormhammer Epic Weapon Hunter 3 3 2
Doesn't lose Durability while you control a Dragon. It brings the storm before the calm.
Dragon Speaker Epic Minion General Paladin 5 3 5
Battlecry: Give all Dragons in your hand +3/+3. All of his speeches really drag on.
Skyfin Epic Minion Murloc Any 5 3 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, summon 2 random Murlocs. "Do you want to be a murloc or a dragon?" "Yes."
Waste Warden Epic Minion General Any 5 3 3
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to a minion and all others of the same minion type. Recycle that can, or you get the cuffs!
Dragonrider Talritha Legendary Minion General Paladin 3 3 3
Deathrattle: Give a Dragon in your hand +3/+3 and this DeathrattleYou can't just run away from your problems. Unless you have another dragon to jump to.
Frizz Kindleroost Legendary Minion General Any 4 5 4
Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of Dragons in your deck by (2). Frizz knows that baby dragons need warmth, care, and the highest possible level of goblin engineering.
Malygos, Aspect of Magic Legendary Minion Dragon Mage 5 2 8
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, Discover an upgraded Mage spell. It's official. We can say Malygeese.
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Cleric of Scales(184962).png
Draconic Studies(329980).png
Sand Breath(127291).png
Breath of Dreams(127269).png
Corrosive Breath(127289).png
Dragon Breeder(151346).png
Dragonmaw Sentinel(210802).png
Nether Breath(151328).png
Tasty Flyfish(151390).png
Breath of the Infinite(151353).png
Dragonrider Talritha(151321).png
Lightning Breath(127263).png
Scalerider(151405).png
Stormhammer(151367).png
Dragonmaw Poacher(151379).png
Frizz Kindleroost(151364).png
Molten Breath(127302).png
Wing Commander(151411).png
Chronobreaker(151369).png
Crazed Netherwing(151329).png
Dragon Speaker(90596).png
Malygos, Aspect of Magic(127294).png
Rotnest Drake(184985).png
Skyfin(151388).png
Waste Warden(210814).png
Candle Breath(127290).png
Utgarde Grapplesniper(151400).png
Dragoncaster(151360).png


Wild format

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Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Twilight Whelp Common Minion Dragon Priest 1 2 1
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +2 Health. The twilight whelps are basically magic-vampires. Despite this, they are not a reference to any popular series of novels.
Netherspite Historian Common Minion General Any 2 1 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, Discover a Dragon. She can tell you all about the history of people not STANDING IN THE GREEN BEAM!
Blackwing Technician Common Minion General Any 3 2 4
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +1/+1. This is who you go to when your Blackwing needs a tune up. Don't go to a cut rate Blackwing tune up shop!
Dragonslayer Common Minion General Any 3 4 3
Battlecry: Deal 6 damage to a Dragon. A pair of stout dwarves nearly averted the Cataclysm.
Nightbane Templar Common Minion General Paladin 3 2 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, summon two 1/1 Whelps. Originally joined to be Arcanagos’ Templar, but has to admit that ordering pizza has become waaaay easier.
Zoobot Common Minion Mech Any 3 3 3
Battlecry: Give a random friendly Beast, Dragon and Murloc +1/+1. The Murloc is taking the picture.
Blackwing Corruptor Common Minion General Any 5 5 4
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage. He got his name when he gave Blackwing some comic books and rock & roll records.
Menagerie Magician Common Minion General Any 5 4 4
Battlecry: Give a random Beast, Dragon and Murloc +2/+2. Just between us, if things get tight the Menagerie Magician position will probably be the first to go.
Wyrmguard Common Minion General Any 7 3 11
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +1 Attack and TauntThey think they're trusted guardians. Dragons think they're convenient snacks.
Alexstrasza's Champion Rare Minion General Warrior 2 2 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +1 Attack and Charge"Put more spikes on her. No, more spikes. What part of 'more spikes' do you not understand? MORE SPIKES!" - Alexstrasza
Firetree Witchdoctor Rare Minion General Any 2 2 2
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, Discover a spell. If your tree is on fire - stop, drop, and troll.
Wyrmrest Agent Rare Minion General Priest 2 1 4
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +1 Attack and TauntKeeping tabs on the Grand Tournament is priority #1 for the five mighty Dragonflights!
Duskbreaker Rare Minion Dragon Priest 4 3 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all other minions. Waking up at the break of dusk is just not as impressive.
Scaleworm Rare Minion Beast Any 4 4 4
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +1 Attack and RushA popular local alternative to bananas.
Dragon Consort Rare Minion Dragon Paladin 5 5 5
Battlecry: The next Dragon you play costs (2) less. Everybody wants someone to snuggle with. Even giant armored scaly draconic beasts of destruction.
Emberscale Drake Rare Minion Dragon Warrior 5 5 5
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain 5 Armor. The third little dragon made his armor out of adamantite.
Book Wyrm Rare Minion Dragon Any 6 3 6
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy an enemy minion with 3 Attack or less. His favorites are classic tragedies like "The Hobbit" and "Grendel".
Cathedral Gargoyle Epic Minion General Paladin 2 2 2
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain Taunt and Divine ShieldFly like an eagle, drop like a rock.
Smolderthorn Lancer Epic Minion General Warrior 3 3 2
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy a damaged enemy minion. Here comes “The Smolder.”
Twilight Acolyte Epic Minion General Priest 3 2 4
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, swap this minion's Attack with another minion's. The dragons mostly keep him around as a snack.
Twilight Guardian Epic Minion Dragon Any 4 2 6
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +1 Attack and TauntA result of magical experiments carried out by the Black Dragonflight, it's not his fault that he's a vicious killer.
Dragonfire Potion Epic Spell Priest 6
Deal 5 damage to all minions except Dragons. No one was brave enough to fire the dragon in person… so they made the potion do it.
Crowd Roaster Epic Minion Dragon Any 7 7 4
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 7 damage to an enemy minion. Every major show has an opening act to warm up the crowd.
Dragonhatcher Epic Minion General Any 9 2 4
At the end of your turn, Recruit a Dragon. Which came first? The dragon or the dragonhatcher?
War Master Voone Legendary Minion General Warrior 4 4 3
Battlecry: Copy all Dragons in your hand. War Master sounds cooler than Dragon Sitter.
Wrathion Legendary Minion General Any 6 4 5
Taunt. Battlecry: Draw cards until you draw one that isn't a Dragon. Wrathion, son of Deathwing, is a dragon. Why isn't he tagged as a dragon, you ask? WHAT, ARE YOU TRYING TO BLOW HIS COVER??
Chillmaw Legendary Minion Dragon Any 7 6 6
Taunt
Deathrattle: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all minions. Chillmaw keeps trying to ruin the Grand Tournament, and she would've done it too, if it weren't for those dang kids!
Rend Blackhand Legendary Minion General Any 7 8 4
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy a Legendary minion. Rend believes he is the True Warchief of the Horde and he keeps editing the wikipedia page for "Warchief of the Horde" to include his picture.
The Curator Legendary Minion Mech Any 7 4 6
Taunt
Battlecry: Draw a Beast, Dragon, and Murloc from your deck. The Curator guards Azeroth’s deadliest creatures, but it’s secretly terrified of squirrels.
Deathwing, Dragonlord Legendary Minion Dragon Any 10 12 12
Deathrattle: Put all Dragons from your hand into the battlefield. To his credit, Deathwing really took to heart the feedback he was receiving that he needed to be "more of a team player".
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Cathedral Gargoyle(89382).png
Firetree Witchdoctor(90194).png
Netherspite Historian(42039).png
Wyrmrest Agent(22398).png
Blackwing Technician(14437).png
Dragonslayer(77001).png
Nightbane Templar(42052).png
Smolderthorn Lancer(90183).png
Twilight Acolyte(76974).png
Zoobot(42035).png
Duskbreaker(76868).png
Scaleworm(89364).png
Twilight Guardian(22351).png
War Master Voone(90193).png
Blackwing Corruptor(14447).png
Dragon Consort(14452).png
Emberscale Drake(90230).png
Menagerie Magician(42055).png
Book Wyrm(42029).png
Dragonfire Potion(49648).png
Wrathion(49731).png
Chillmaw(22353).png
Crowd Roaster(90219).png
Rend Blackhand(14438).png
The Curator(42022).png
Wyrmguard(89442).png
Dragonhatcher(76964).png
Deathwing, Dragonlord(33177).png

Design[edit | edit source]

Prior to Blackrock Mountain, Dragon was the only minion type to have no synergy effects in the game. This effectively made the type purely cosmetic, as it had no functional difference from the general type. In February 2014, Eric Dodds stated the following regarding the design and future of the dragon minion type:

"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]

The designers would eventually add the first Dragon synergies to the game with Blackrock Mountain, just over 1 year after the game's full release. Ben Brode explains that the Dragon synergies added with the adventure were intended to support the inclusion of high cost Dragons in the deck, with the size and power of Dragons considered thematic to the type.[2] Minions like Blackwing Technician were therefore added, with 'holding' effects that allowed the player to benefit from having a Dragon in their hand even if they could not yet afford to play it.[2]

Mike Donais explained that the 'holding' mechanic had the potential to further explore a relatively new element in Hearthstone: bluffing.[2] Because the successful activation of a Blackwing Technician, Blackwing Corruptor or Rend Blackhand highlights the presence of a Dragon in the player's hand, this can be used to play mind games with the opponent, who may alter their play in order to counter the Dragon assumed to be in the player's hand. Donais stated, "Bluffing is something I want to encourage more in our games."[2]

Dragon art[edit | edit source]

While most dragon art is featured on Dragon minion cards, some is found on other cards. For a full list, see Dragon art.

References[edit | edit source]