|Set:||Descent of Dragons|
|Abilities:||Battlecry, Generate, Highlander, Modify cost, Set attribute|
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 random Dragons to your hand. They cost (0).
Givin' lives and takin' names.
How to get[edit | edit source]
|Golden Dragonqueen Alexstrasza||3200||1600|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Battlecry effect cannot generate another Dragonqueen Alexstrasza.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza is a solid choice for any Highlander deck in standard. The Zero Cost dragons help generate a bit of a board immediately.
The card has a strong bit of variance due to RNG. Cards like Faerie Dragon and other small dragons prevent Dragonqueen Alexstrasza from generating a strong board immediately. However, cards like Ysera generate a very strong board.
If possible, any deck that runs Alexstrasza should also run cards that Discover Dragons, such as Bronze Explorer or Azure Explorer. While the odds of Discovering Alexstrasza aren't great, getting a second copy of her can provide you with immense value.
In Wild, Dragonqueen Alexstrasza, while a strong card, faces a far larger and more diluted pool of dragons. Furthermore, highlander decks in wild have other strong value based cards like N'Zoth, the Corruptor. As such, while a strong card for highlander decks, she is not a mandatory card that Reno Jackson or Zephrys the Great.
Lore[edit | edit source]
- Alexstrasza the Life-Binder, Leader Queen and Aspect of the red dragonflight One of the five Dragon Aspects and Aspect of Life, is the guardian of all life in the world of Azeroth. She was one of five great dragons chosen by the titans to be empowered with a portion of the Pantheon's power and rule over her flight while they watched over Azeroth and its inhabitants. The titans also appointed her queen of all dragons. Alexstrasza loves all living creatures and protects them, and only those who menace the dragonflights or the world face her wrath.
- With the rise of Deathwing during World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Alexstrasza took a very active role in defending Azeroth against the Aspect of Death, eventually ordering her entire dragonflight to war against the Black Dragonflight. Alexstrasza, along with her fellow Aspects, gave their all to stop Deathwing once and for all, but lost much of their power in the process.
- "Life is my Aspect, Dark One, and I, like all mothers, know both the pain and wonders that entails!"