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Should have existed long ago is right. I've been waiting years for a true Dragon (not some little punk changeling wannabe) with a converted mana cost of less than four. Well-costed, flavor appropriate, deece art... one of the top 5 "w00t" moments of M13.
Posted By: bowlofgumbo (7/6/2012 12:43:45 AM)


Seems like a good creature that could win games if left alone. Pumpers are always dangerous. I do find it funny that the dragon is a base 0/1 though. It's is smaller than a dragonfly or Whippoorwill!
Posted By: jsttu (7/6/2012 4:56:58 AM)


This is an awesome little guy. If they had printed a 3 drop dragon Cavern of Souls with a dragon deck would be legit.
Posted By: lorendorky (7/6/2012 2:25:14 PM)


Can finally get rid of the last changelings from my Dragon deck. We've been in need of a cheap dragon for so freaking long, it's about time they tossed this guy at us!
Posted By: endersblade (8/10/2012 9:16:50 PM)


Now, logically, why doesn't this have the same strength as a Eager Cadet?

I know it can become more powerful, but initially, right out of the egg, a pathetic young militia-man can kill a baby dragon without a scratch?

Posted By: Ferlord (12/11/2012 10:28:08 PM)


Yay! Another low CMC dragon!
Fantastic card.
Also, i can now play Crucible of Fire without it just feeling like win-more.
High-fives all around!
Posted By: Shadowcaster3975 (1/20/2013 4:57:27 PM)


@Trygon_Predator: You can't compare flavor of one card to another to say that the flavor is off. There are too many Magic cards; almost any card's flavor is off it you take it in the context of everything else. Both work fine flavorfully on their own. That Wizards can take the same concept and create flavorful cards that are completely different is good for the game, not bad.

With enough mana out I've been able to enjoy Flamekin Brawler, and for only {1} more this dragon gets an evasive ability. Not bad.
Posted By: sarroth (7/6/2012 10:24:30 AM)


This is definitely a cute lil' guy. And by that I mean the actual card--not the art. I wish the art had conveyed the cuteness more, and the ferocity less. The original artwork for Dragon Whelp would have been a very good direction for this card's art to have gone in. I know the cutesy look is seemingly out anymore, but sometimes a card really demands it. And this is one of those cards. I'm just getting tired of all these graphic artist illustrators when what Magic really needs is a return to its artistic roots.
Posted By: Eternal_Blue (7/6/2012 3:06:24 PM)


While not a powerhouse, this little fella is still great and finally fills out the Dragon curve (and ages from right out of the egg to huge, ancient monsters.) I like it!

That being said, the art is just... strange. It seems like the little guy is levitating in mid-air next to the egg from which he just hatched.
Posted By: Radagast (7/14/2012 9:43:09 AM)


So... a Dragon Whelp spontaneously combusts if it breathes too much fire, but a hatchling right out of the egg has no problem with it? The flavor confuses me.
On the other hand, a cheap, pumpable dragon is another thing that should have existed long ago.
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (7/5/2012 4:49:13 PM)