Smolderthorn Lancer is a 3 Mana Cost Epic Warrior Minion card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy a damaged enemy minion.
Here comes “The Smolder.”
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Smolderthorn Lancer Card Review
Dragon Warrior is back on the menu? Sounds cool to be honest, because Dragon Warrior (both the Midrange and the Control variants) used to be some of my favorite decks.
Assuming Dragon Warrior works, this card is quite good. It’s an Execute stapled onto a 3/2 body for 3 mana. Cheap cards that combine an okay, small body with a solid spell have usually seen at least some play (let’s say Ravaging Ghoul). This would definitely see play, especially in Odd Warrior, which naturally can’t run Execute.
Now, the problem is, that Warriors don’t really play Dragons, and it’s the only Dragon synergy card in Warrior right now. Technically we have Neutral Scaleworm and Wyrmguard, but they’re just okay.
So yes, if a Dragon Warrior will exist, ESPECIALLY Odd Dragon Warrior, this card will be a staple, it’s just good. But is it worth building a Dragon deck around? Definitely not, it’s not on a Duskbreaker or Drakonid Operative power level.
Which means that it’s a simple story – if Warrior gets more strong Dragon synergies, or just strong Dragon cards that it will want to play (to guarantee being able to use this card consistently), by all means, the card will see play. But if not – it won’t see any play at all.
Card rating: 8/10 in Dragon Warrior, useless outside (but right now I can’t see Dragon Warrior working, it needs more synergies)