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Dragon Egg
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 Dragon Egg
- M14

Reviewed September 26, 2013

Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.13
Multiplayer: 2.88

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Paul

Welcome back readers todays card of the day is the highly flavorful Dragon Egg. For three mana you receive a competent defender. When it dies as it undoubtedly will you get yourself a 2/2 evasive creature with firebreathing. In all constructed formats this card is just too slow and doesn’t really do enough to justify its inclusion in your creature slot and just isn't powerful enough to bother with. In casual and multiplayer it’s a decent early blocker that can threaten and rattlesnake an opponent with the idea of giving you an evasive creature. Dragon is also a relevant tribal type. In limited its solid you get an evasive creature out of the deal although lots of red mana is needed to make the best use of it. Overall a solid defensive card for casual and limited environments.

Constructed: 1.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Dragon Egg which is a three mana Red 0/2 with Defender that puts a 2/2 Red token with firebreathing into play when it dies. This is a decent card by itself, though not a good fit for a primarily aggressive deck, that works better alongside a sacrifice engine or global removal. Combat tricks can improve the efficiency by trading with an opponent before getting the token and it also helps keep the opponent more on the defensive. Overall this is an interesting card for some decks, though the reliance on being destroyed will probably keep it from being a popular choice in competitive formats.

In Limited this can be somewhat difficult to work around if the opponent isn't attacking or attacks evasively, leaving this as a more situational choice than it may first appear. It can prevent some attacks, but in general it is a fairly weak pick in Booster or Sealed and is useful mostly as an in color and on curve addition if needed.

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0


Franky
Green

The Dragon Flavor they put in M14 is fantastic.

Starts with Dragon Egg, which grows into Dragon Hatchling, that matures into Shivan Dragon, and finally it becomes the Scourge of Valkas.

Dragon Egg is a good card. It combos well with Scourge of Valkas. SoV's ability triggers when both the Dragon Egg and the token enters the field. 2R for a 0/2 defender is a bit high, but it helps by blocking a creature or absorbing a kill spell and 2R is a good price for a 2/2 that can be pumped in red.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 3


Skid Rambo

Dragon Egg is on the review chopping block today. Dragon Egg is a card that is essentially only useful after death. I’ve always hoped WOTC would make more powerful cards with this concept. It would make defenders more popular and definitely more playable. I don’t see Dragon Egg getting much use in Standard play, unless a player finds a recurring sacrifice engine. Limited play is the best place for Dragon Egg to shine. Casual beginners seem to enjoy cards like Dragon Egg and I can see why. It is a dragon that starts as an egg!

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5


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