|Set:||Kobolds and Catacombs|
|Abilities:||Put into battlefield, Recruit, Summon|
|Tags:||Dragon-related, Triggered effect|
At the end of your turn, Recruit a Dragon.
Which came first? The dragon or the dragonhatcher?
How to get
While this minion is incredibly understatted, its effect can bring out a huge dragon to compensate for it. If the opponent is not prepared to deal with both minions, they are stuck in a Catch-22 situation of either destroying the big minion and leave the Dragonhatcher to possibly bring out another big dragon, or destroy the Dragonhatcher and leave the big dragon standing. Dragons to add to your deck for Dragonhatcher include Deathwing, Sleepy Dragon, Malygos, or Ysera. Preferably, high-cost dragons with strong Battlecries like Alexstrasza should be left out.
This card has synergy with Master Oakheart, and it is the most expensive 2-Attack card you can bring out with him. It can also be brought out with other high-cost Taunt minions like Tar Lord or Voidlord to keep it protected or with Drakkari Enchanter to bring out a second dragon.
- Fluffy, Snuggles; fetch!
- The Dragonmaw clan (or Nelghor-shomash, "Cry of the Beasts" in Orcish) is an orcish clan dating back to ancient Draenor. Under the command of the shaman Zuluhed the Whacked, the Dragonmaw swore fealty to Warchief Blackhand and accompanied the Old Horde to Azeroth during the First War. After Blackhand's death, the Dragonmaw maintained their fealty to the late Warchief by pledging themselves to Blackhand's two sons and their Black Tooth Grin clan. The Dragonmaw were later empowered by the dreaded Deathwing to enslave the red dragonflight, including the Dragonqueen Alexstrasza herself, forcing the noble dragons to fight for the Horde throughout the Second War. During this time the clan were based out of the ancient stronghold of Grim Batol, which housed the prison of Alexstrasza.
- The Dragonmaw retained their dominance of the red flight even after the Horde's defeat at the end of the war, but lost control over their winged captives during the Battle of Grim Batol. Grim Batol was destroyed by the vengeful dragons, forcing the clan to flee into the Wetlands and the Twilight Highlands, where they remained relatively dormant for years and clashed with the Wildhammer dwarves. Part of the clan, including their chieftain Zuluhed, remained on Outland and instead pledged their service to Illidan Stormrage, enslaving the nether dragons of Shadowmoon Valley for the Illidari. The Azerothian Dragonmaw were eventually recruited into the New Horde by Garrosh Hellscream during the invasion of the Twilight Highlands in the wake of the Cataclysm. Under the leadership of Warlord Zaela, the majority of the Dragonmaw remained fiercely loyal to Garrosh during and after the Siege of Orgrimmar, allying with the Ironmarch forces in Blackrock Spire during the Iron Horde Incursion.
Notably, this particular member of the Dragonmaw appears to be accompanied by a blue dragon, whereas the Dragonmaw have previously only been known to ride enslaved red dragons (during and after the Second War) and later black dragons, various proto-dragons and, in one instance, infinite dragons.
- Patch 10.0.0.22611 (2017-12-06): Added.