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Azure Drake
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Azure Drake
M11

Reviewed August 16, 2010

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 2.00
Limited: 3.13
Multiplayer: 2.00

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Azure Drake

This 2/4 has replaced the 3/2 Snapping Drake in the Core Set. If you want a 3/2 flier, you can still get it in white though. In a way, it's fitting. Blue isn't really the color of offensive creatures, even if they do fly. And even though Azure Drake can't swing in for victory as easily as Snapping Drake or Assault Griffin, it can block and kill an Assault Griffin and live. If only there were a way to give it vigilance...

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2
Limited- 3
Multiplayer- 2


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Azure Drake
 
Welcome to Overlooked Cards Week here on Pojo! I say "Overlooked," but not all of the cards from this week are entirely forgotten - some are just ones we haven't reviewed before. Azure Drake was first printed in Legends, and has been in and out of core sets since then. As things stand at the moment, it's not optimal in constructed, but a four-toughness flying defender can be hard to get around for certain decks. A creature that still makes a core set after such a long time can't ever be counted out.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Azure Drake which is a pretty simple four mana 2/4 with Flying that probably wouldn't see much play in any constructed formats.  Blue has no shortage of interesting effects or cheaper flying offensive or defensive measures, so Azure Drake is not likely to be a major presence in any serious or casual deck designs.
 
For Limited the four toughness and Flying is a potent combination that keeps it out of Lightning Bolt's range and it can maintain an offensive presence or defend against most threats.  For the cost and being only a common this is a decent card that can be drafted in multiples.  Not a first pick in Booster, but excellent support and with only a single Blue in the casting cost an easy inclusion for Sealed as well.
 
Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2.0


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