Candle Breath

Candle Breath Card

Candle Breath is a 6 Mana Cost Common Rogue Spell card from the Descent of Dragons set!

Card Text

Draw 3 cards. Costs (3) less while you're holding a Dragon.

Flavor Text

"And Waxadred shall light their fires, with roaring breath hotter than pyres!
Come before him, scamp and vandal, pledge your faith and lift your candle!"

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  1. EpicnessLord12
    November 21, 2019 at 11:24 am

    With such a disappointing Rogue dragon being released, it might be a struggle to keep your deck excellent while reliably having a dragon in your hand. I can see potential for a Malygos deck with this, Galakrond, Shadow of Death etc. We will need to see some excellent tempo/defensive dragons for that though.

  2. Lluadian
    November 6, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    This is beautiful this helps so many possible decks with rogue. Can be used with academic espionage in the same turn without playing anything else with 1 less draw than Sprint. So could add 10 cards to deck and draw 3 for same cost to just draw 4 from deck. Also helpful with the shadows card same Mana cost as combo with espionage add 3 shadows to deck then draw 3 cards. Could be used together with scheme in order to try and fetch copies that for shuffled.

    Overall this is a very nice card and when combined with new lackey and most rogues run lackey generation plus the hero it will see play.

  3. Jed
    November 3, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Rogue will never be able to shake off the kobalds and catacombs aesthetic, will it?

    • WingedCastaway
      November 4, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      Nah, that’s not it ! Rogue has been a class of EVIL for the last three expansions, and as such, has been placed under the ‘guideance’ of Togwaggle, who probably fit the Rogue class the most out of all our favourite archvillains. I’m pretty sure Team 5 will return to more traditional designs for Rogue, or at least go with something new, when this whole EVIL arch comes to its end after this expansion. Honestly, I don’t mind all the kobold thingey cause I think they were underrated, and despite lacking in power, they make up for it with various tricks and tools. I think they are a good fit for the Rogue class. Besides, wax is cool. And we’re currently the only class with an easy access to wonderful treasures thanks to Memebaron Togwaggle ! so, yeah. Not complaining about the kobold aesthetic, it helped emphasize Rogue’s ‘thief’ identity, with treasures and riches and all of that, and I liked it. I understand people grow bored of it but it’ll be over soon, three expansions is a good bunch to play with the idea a lot, but we probably won’t see kobolds before a while after this expansion ! at least, I’m happy with this kobold theme we got around for the last months. Kobolds & Catacombs may have led to a bad meta but it had a lot of powerful cards too, so I’m happy Rogue stuck to that theme for a little longer than the others.

      • Jed
        November 4, 2019 at 1:04 pm

        Of course Mr Togwaggle profile picture would like it. I suppose we will see what the flavour is next expansion. Stay tuned…

  4. LegendaryBot
    November 3, 2019 at 3:42 am


  5. Takkke3
    November 3, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Is this card enough to jumpstart dragon rogue with this and waxdred. Hell yea 5/5

  6. EksSkellybur
    November 2, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Marsh Drake is now a thing for Rouge! 😀
    oh yeah, and 5 stars.

  7. THJester
    November 2, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Hmm Arcane Intellect is a very good card. Arcane intellect draws you 2 cards for 3 mana. Candle Breath draws you 3 cards for 3 mana.

    5/5. Don’t overthink this worrying about dragons in rogue, this card is the uber nuts.

  8. Cursore1610
    November 2, 2019 at 2:59 am

    This card is something a lot of people are hyped for. I get it, it does seem particularly strong, but of course the problem is running dragons for rogue. I guess that if high tempo dragons get printed, maybe this card will be played in tempo dragon rogue. The legendary dragon for rogue is not the high tempo dragon rogue would need to make such an archetype viable, so I am excited to see what blizzard is going to release.

    • DustDodo
      November 2, 2019 at 2:20 pm

      Surprisingly tempo rogue in the past has run cards like Nightmare Amalgam and Fairie Dragon. With Marsh Drake and at least 2 other high tempo dragons similar to Cobalt Scalesbane, then this card will be fantastic.

      • Spidermannerdlikeme
        November 15, 2019 at 8:09 pm

        Fairie dragon was only used in Beta because Rogue needed a good 2 drop genius

        • Springtail
          November 18, 2019 at 12:45 pm

          Okay all your replies have tempted me too much; have to reply. I’ve mained rogue since the start of beta and seen all its iterations to high legend; I know this doesn’t matter to you but thought id add in for credibility.
          Firstly fairie dragon has been used in many recent metas, all it takes is a quick check through this websites high legend tempo lists to see it present. “only in beta” is factually wrong.
          Secondly; the lovely people of reddit did the maths ages ago and determined 7 dragons is all you need for dragon activation on average by the early turns to achieve maximal odds. 7 is not a lot.
          Now, this card can work in a lot of decks but as a tempo refill card it has the most promise (deck has the most support currently of all archetypes) as such we already have 4 dragons which work; faire dragon and marsh drake. finding 3 other dragons that work will not be hard; you don’t need big dragons.
          Lecture over, this expansion looks powerful.

          • Spidermannerdlikeme
            November 22, 2019 at 7:17 am

            Funny because Rogue is probably my second most played class since beta, I’ve reached legend nearly every month and run statistics on this. Yes dragon rogue could be possible and be prominent in the meta, I’m not denying that, though from what I’ve seen I think it’s highly unlikely, there I’ve said my two cents

  9. Supertaco465
    November 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Dragon Rogue!!! Is it possible? With whats revealed so far… NO. but this is a dragon expansion so its not ridiculous to imagine them printing 2 maybe 3 high tempo dragons. Everyone keeps saying that rogue cant run dragons. This is clearly wrong farie dragon found its way into strong rogue decks and the first time I ever hit legend was with a deck that ran cobalt scalebane. What these people mean is that rogue cant run big bulky slow cards but in an expansion of dragons we just might get a couple of dragons that could work in rogue and suddenly candlebreath is almost as powerful as pre nerf raiding party. Overall this card will only be good if we can fit at least 6 dragons in rogue. We have farie dragon but we still need 4 more

  10. MrAranak
    November 1, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Remember the new lackey that gives us discover a dragon? Lackey rogue may be able to run this, otherwise some awkward death rattle/lackey/Galakrond deck might be in the works. It is a bit early, but we have seen 6/10 of the rogue cards and all those invoke cards give us a lackey when played so it won’t be impossible to generate a dragon, just has to be generated instead of the other 4 or 5.

  11. WingedCastaway
    November 1, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    I like this spell a lot. Rogue hasn’t had a strong drawing tool since Elven Minstrel, I exclude Sprint due to its high Mana-cost. Obviously this card isn’t designed to be played outside of a Rogue deck that at least features a few dragons, preferrably a full Dragon Rogue archetype but I think it could even see play outside of it. Though far from great, paying 6 Mana for 3 cards isn’t extremely overpriced either. This is why I think this card is great : you would only play it in a deck where you have enough Dragons to know that you’ll get to consistently get a powerful draw for very cheap, but even if you end up with a few cards in hand and no dragon, this doesn’t require a dragon to be used and can still help you refill your hand (though obviously at a strong tempo cost). In that regard, it’s pretty flexible. It’ll be much worse without dragons but it doesn’t become an actual dead card without them, just a very slow one, but should you get desperate for draw this fits the bill any day, even with its base Mana cost. And obviously this would be bonkers if we get correct or even strong Dragon Rogue support. I think it probably deserves a 4/5 with some limited degree of support, and an easy 5/5 if we get strong Dragon support. I love it !

    • Spidermannerdlikeme
      November 1, 2019 at 8:07 pm

      But dragons don’t mix with rogue

      • WingedCastaway
        November 1, 2019 at 8:10 pm

        Regardless of how they paired with Dragons in the past, it seems every class will get some degree of Dragon synergy this expansion. Why would this card exist, otherwise ?

        • Spidermannerdlikeme
          November 1, 2019 at 8:13 pm

          Because people are overly obsessed with dragons even though in all stories they savagely kill people and destroy cities and hamlets.

          • WingedCastaway
            November 2, 2019 at 5:51 am

            I can’t see the connection you’re trying to make here with the viability of this card.

          • Spidermannerdlikeme
            November 2, 2019 at 10:27 am

            I’m not, I’m saying I’m disappointed with the theme of this expansion, plus you asked why they’re making dragon synergies for every class, so….

        • Spidermannerdlikeme
          November 1, 2019 at 8:17 pm

          Also just because there is a synergy doesn’t mean it will be good. Remember beast Druid? It’s problem is similar to this one, it had cards that synergize with the race, but no useful beasts besides maybe Hadronux but that doesn’t make a synergy. One card does not create an archetype (Although I guess Bloodreaver Gul’dan and Carnivorous Cube could prove me wrong)

          • WingedCastaway
            November 2, 2019 at 5:57 am

            Yes, I adressed the issue in my review.

          • Spidermannerdlikeme
            November 2, 2019 at 10:31 am

            No you said that if we get dragon support it’ll be 5 stars, even if all cards for rogue were really good dragons we still don’t have enough to pull any good synergies, and 6 for 3 is too much of a tempo loss for Rogue right now, it’s the same reason Sprint is only used in maybe some MechaC’thun and other meme decks, it’s way too clunky

  12. Spidermannerdlikeme
    November 1, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Rogue simply can’t run expensive stuff like dragons, that’s not something the class is good at

    • Mundane
      November 1, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      they just got an extremely good 5 drop Dragon, will likely gain good cheap options for Dragons in this expansion, and have already run Faerie Dragon in the past. they’ll definitely find room for some to run a dragon to accommodate a 3-card Arcane Intellect

      With Prep this draws 3 cards for 1 Mana lol

      • Spidermannerdlikeme
        November 1, 2019 at 5:21 pm

        I don’t know if you get this kid rogue can’t run big stuff, 5 mana is like 10 mana for rogue. Faerie dragon? One card doesn’t give a class good synergies, the only reason rogue ran it was because they needed a good 3 drop. Rogue is all about playing multiple cards in one turn, if they don’t they fall behind. 5 mana and above is only used for tempo gaining cards like vilespine slayer, drawing cards without anything else is terrible for rogue, rogue draws cards when they have an additional bonus, like fan of knives or shiv

        • Spidermannerdlikeme
          November 1, 2019 at 5:22 pm

          Honestly if you knew anything about hearthstone you should know this, and yes there’s leeroy and Myra’s unstable element but that’s only used in miracle rogue and kinda died after raiding party was nerfed so waggle pick became really hard to get

          • Mundane
            November 12, 2019 at 11:13 pm

            sorry just saw your replies in my notifications. okay so now that you’ve had time to cool down, I want you to go back and read what you wrote and tell me if you sounded normal or like a crazy person

          • Spidermannerdlikeme
            November 15, 2019 at 8:14 pm

            Ummm you probably shouldn’t make fun of crazy people, we have a severe mental health issue in this country now, also you were responding to MY comment and I was simply trying to help educate you on the game, eh whatever I have 4 different degrees in science which is probably more than you can ever have in your life, plus this is the internet, so you should expect this you dragon-kissing dolt

        • Mundane
          November 1, 2019 at 6:46 pm

          hahahaha I have 5000+ wins as rogue and you sound like a complete tool

          • Spidermannerdlikeme
            November 1, 2019 at 8:07 pm

            Tool? I gave you multiple facts to back up my claims that anyone would agree with from Naxxramas to Uldum, ROGUE SIMPLY CANNOT PLAY BIG STUFF! There are a few exceptions like N’Zoth, I guess, and Cthun and the Blade of Cthun, although Cthun Rogue didn’t see too much play anyway. 5000 wins? As soon as you unlock the class you should learn that Rogue doesn’t play big stuff. That is rogue’s weakness, if you’re not playing multiple cards in a turn you’re going to fall behind. I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings but if you’ve gotten that many wins with rogue (which I can’t completely believe) you should know this. If we get inexpensive dragons this expansion maybe it could take off but if dragons in rogue are similar to others (expensive) then rogue might just be playing more tempo archetypes. Plus you’ll probably end up with useless dragons in your hand anyway. Also I would recommend capitalizing the first words in your sentences, it hurts your writing when you don’t.

          • Spidermannerdlikeme
            November 2, 2019 at 10:32 am

            Learn how to play the game dude, even my wife plays better than you, and Hearthstone was her first TCG

    • Nikpan19
      November 3, 2019 at 6:42 am

      Yes, but we are talking about 3 mana draw 3 cards!!! Any class would love that! Hunter dropped all non- beast minions for master’s call and he dominated the meta for a couple of months. And running few dragons to make this work is a MUCH less of a sacrifice than running only beasts… Even if dragon rogue doesn’t take enough support to take off, today’s tempo rogue would happily include a small dragon package (like faerie dragon marsh drake) just to include also this card

      • Spidermannerdlikeme
        November 4, 2019 at 6:58 pm

        Yeah except hunter already had insane beast synergies during that point of the meta

        • Nikpan19
          November 5, 2019 at 1:39 pm

          Of course but he had also many non beast minions that he d like to use but he dropped them for the sake of a card. What i m trying to say is that a single broken card is enough to make an archetype from meme to viable! And don’t forget that rogue has successfully used malygos before and if they print more dragons and dragon synergies rogue would be happy to run dragons just for this card

          • Spidermannerdlikeme
            November 6, 2019 at 7:52 pm

            That is true, certain cards due build archetypes but that is generally because they have particular cards that can be crammed into a deck that already helps allow those cards to function in the specific way their supposed to, rogue COULD do it theoretically, but they’re gonna need a LOT of support, and I’d say Dragon Rogue won’t be viable until next expansion, and that’s if that expansion is very much dragon themed as well