Carrion Drake is a 5 Mana Cost Rare Hunter Minion Dragon card from the The Witchwood set!
Battlecry: If a minion died this turn, gain Poisonous.
Fits easily into overhead luggage bins.
Carrion Drake Card Review
Hunter is getting a Dragon package! Maybe after pushing Dragon Priest (and sort of Warrior and Paladin), they might decide that Hunter will be the next Dragon class? We’ll see. But so far, the Dragon stuff in Hunter doesn’t look particularly strong.
Some of you might remember a Legendary called Maexxna. While it was tried out, ultimately it didn’t see any serious play. While yes, it is one mana more expensive, it has a better stat distribution for a Poisonous minion + it’s a Beast + Poisonous isn’t conditional.
To be completely honest, I don’t think that Hunter would even want the card if the Poisonous was guaranteed. My only idea is some kind of a mixed tribes Hunter deck with Beasts & Dragons – this can serve as one of the Dragon activators. The problem is that there isn’t an awful lot of Neutral Dragon synergies Hunter can take advantage of – Scaleworm is the only one, to be honest. Wyrmguard is a thing, but I don’t think that Hunter is the right deck for it. And would you actually want to run lots of Dragons to just activate Scaleworm?
Might be better in the future because it’s a Dragon, if Hunter gets more Dragon synergies. Right now I’m not sold.
Card rating: 4/10