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If you're hellbent, you can't even use its ability. Speaking of Hellbent, try rakdos pit dragon instead.
Posted By: Tommy9898 (5/23/2010 7:11:01 PM)


If it didn't require 1 mana AND a discard, I'd probably use it. If it had first strike, I'd probably use it. If activating it's ability gave it first strike, I'd probably use it. As it stands, no. I'm sure it has a place in a Madness deck, but even then there's better discard engines.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (8/23/2010 10:51:30 AM)


I love the art, it's very unique.
Posted By: luca_barelli (7/12/2011 10:29:23 PM)


if it was a 3/2 or 2/2 I'd bump up thte drake to a 3 star. If it buffed its defense, it'd be a 3 or 3.5 star. But right now this drake just doesn't have what it takes. The fact the discard is random is way too painful for 2 extra damage. Even recursive.
Posted By: kitsunewarlock (6/1/2009 1:52:37 PM)


Should have been a 2/3, the ability should have been free and been choose and discard, and it should have given the drake first strike as well. Even in Tempest's time this was awful.
Posted By: Wulfsten (7/4/2011 10:00:44 PM)


Andrew's Occasional Random Card of the Day #11 - 7/7/2011 - Canyon Drake

Well this is certainly an interesting little guy. A quick bit of research shows a fair bit of discard effects in Tempest block, especially as it pertains to using discard as a cost. I'd then expect some graveyard effects as well, but I'm really not seeing them. Odyssey block had a lot of discard as well, but had threshold, madness and flashback to go along with it. I'm not seeing anything of the sort in Tempest—just a bunch of discard, and much of it random. For instance, on Canyon Drake.

He's smaller than a Furnace Whelp or a Dragon Whelp, and has a weaker firebreathing ability . . . unless that discard is to somehow be used advantageously. Which is why I was looking for something that would take advantage of it, but it's just not there. I guess there just must have been a discard theme and someone thought this guy made sense. At rare. Yeah.
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Posted By: fissionessence (7/6/2011 10:22:03 PM)


2.5? Had all the users lost their minds? 1/5 and that's all‼
Posted By: PlanesMoyza (12/21/2010 4:54:31 AM)


Terrible as a rare and for even casual constructed formats.
Makes for fun Limited games, though: Is your opponent really scared of that 9-damage punch, or does he have the Shock?
Also, Quinton Hoover art!
Posted By: HuntingDrake (12/7/2012 11:33:56 AM)


As a Homelands or Fallen Empires rare? Sure. As a TEMPEST rare, though?
Posted By: Goatllama (3/6/2013 10:37:01 PM)