|Set:||Descent of Dragons|
|Abilities:||Battlecry, Generate, Highlander, Modify cost, Set attribute|
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (0).
Givin' lives and takin' names.
- For other representations of Alexstrasza, see Alexstrasza (disambiguation).
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.
Since the Dragons are not summoned immediately, but added to your hand, you have some leeway in when to play them. While it's often preferable to play them right away, you might want to delay playing them; for example, if you're planning to play The Amazing Reno the next turn, you will be able to have two Dragons against your opponent's empty board.
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. Most Dragons have beneficial effects, but Deathwing, Deathwing, Mad Aspect, and Crazed Netherwing in particular can endanger your own board presence if played carelessly.
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 like Reno Jackson or Zephrys the Great.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- Life and hope are worth fighting for.
- Life at any cost.
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!"