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Mana leak for 2 mana, 3 mana for a 3/3 flying. It's the old way of combining cards but it's not bad. Most likely it'll be used to counter a game-ending type spell were they to try it, so to stay in the game and beat face isn't bad.

I may have to make a drake theme deck with the whole family of em..
3.5/5 easily. It performs exactly as it's supposed to at its curve and I'm not going to rate down X/X for X cards with an ability that are splashable.
Posted By: blurrymadness (7/12/2011 10:24:44 PM)
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My spiketail drakes rating.
1) Drakeling. Three mana for a 2/2 flier is already at the standard; with a countering ability which makes opponent's dangerous spells 2 more expensive it's really good!
2) Hatchling. Yes, Hatchling. I must say that I like it, even if it's not that all-good card. But it's cheap, it flies, it can chump-block and it can prevent some powerful spells to be played early due to their practically higher casting cost.
3) Drake. It's very expensive, but a 3/3 flier is always a good creature, and 3 more is a prohibitive cost to pay for most of the spells opponent could play that could be a serious menace for you. However, its 3BlueBlue casting cost puts it on the bottom of the table.
Posted By: Paolino (1/16/2012 7:22:52 AM)
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A less effective version of his smaller cousins. Still doesn't stop the flavor from rocking, though.
Posted By: Zulp (5/4/2010 7:05:37 PM)
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Not bad for a "big" drake. It's a bit easier to lock your opponent out of 3 mana rather than 2. Still, for the time it takes to drop this vs spiketail, I don't think it's worth it. Having mana leak built into your creatures is already going to make people play more conservatively, your opponent will either play spells as counter bait or make sure they have enough to tap for what they want to get through. I think 2 mana is usually more than enough to get the job done, as I usually end up using my spiketails as last line counters after forcing an opponent to tap out w/ a mana leak or when countering my counterspell. Just sac and counter again.
Posted By: Sothasil (5/9/2012 1:05:14 PM)
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Good art. Although having mana leak stapled to you doesn't make you worth paying {3}{U}{U} for. Why are you not at least a 2/4?
Posted By: DacenOctavio (12/13/2010 11:13:49 PM)
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Bad version of Spiketail Drakeling and Spiketail Hatchling is bad.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/28/2009 3:53:17 PM)
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By the time you get this down, your opponent nearly always has enough mana to pay the 3...
Posted By: Noah927 (8/29/2013 7:14:43 AM)
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I'm having trouble getting over just how cool the art is.
Posted By: Kirbster (10/29/2013 12:21:46 PM)
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Why not both?
(YAAY~) *Tacos*
Posted By: ZaisConsultant (3/20/2014 1:05:48 PM)
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Think of this drake as a mana leak, with an early cost, that you can also attack with. Sure, he costs a bit, but once you pay its initial cost, you have a "free" Mana leak at any time. Wrath of God heading your way? Use him, he'll die anyways.

Spiketail Drake is more of a Ultility creature, than an actual creature. But remember, since its a creature, That means you can make tokens, and if you can make tokens of it, You have a pretty good counter engine.
Posted By: Pigfish99 (4/14/2014 7:06:15 AM)
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