Spirit of the Dragonhawk

Spirit of the Dragonhawk Card

Spirit of the Dragonhawk is a 2 Mana Cost Rare Mage Minion card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

Stealth for 1 turn. Your Hero Power also targets adjacent minions.

Flavor Text

Dragonhawks aren’t known for their accuracy.

Spirit of the Dragonhawk Card Review

It seems like Hero Powers will be one of the Mage’s themes this expansion. However, as much as I really like the Mage’s Loa, this card seems a bit clunky to use. This + Hero Power is a 4 mana version of Shooting Star. It’s true that if you play it one turn, you can Hero Power again next turn (assuming it doesn’t die to AoE), but then it’s 6 mana for 2x Shooting Star – still not a great deal. In order to make it work, you really need your Hero Power synergies, such as the new Daring Fire-Eater. But then it’s basically the same thing as Cosmic AnomalyShooting Star, but it leaves a less scary board behind. Of course, you can add more pieces to the combo – e.g. Pyromaniac, but it makes it even more expensive and less consistent (8 mana 3 cards combo is not something you want to hoard in a Midrange deck like that). Then, cards like Daring Fire-Eater of Pyromaniac are quite mediocre by themselves, with no other synergies.

Of course, the dream is to have Frost Lich Jaina up, play this and shoot three one health minions. But let’s be real here – it’s hard to find a single 1 health minion against a good player, let alone 3 of them.

Regular (non-Odd) Hero Power Mage looks like one of the “deck recipes” of the expansion – cool synergy, fun gameplay, but not actually competitive enough, because it requires too many synergies and the outcome is not THAT good. But so far, Odd Mage looks a bit more promising, and it obviously can’t run this 2 mana card.

Card rating: 3/10

17 Comments

  1. Warptens
    November 19, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    4mana shooting star is not good.
    Even against odd paladin, if you manage to kill 3 recruits twice, you still paid 6mana and 1card when the paladin only paid 6mana and 0card.

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  2. Nidnam1252
    November 19, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Combo with Ice Walker to freeze 3 targets

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    • Warptens
      November 19, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      We saw on stream that it doesn’t work (happened on turn 9 of the card reveal match). Maybe they’ll change the interaction tho.

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      • Nidnam1252
        November 20, 2018 at 3:44 am

        if that’s the case… then this card sucks 0/5

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      • MrStealYoDeck
        November 20, 2018 at 3:14 pm

        With this wording it should freeze three minions, hopefully they fix it before the expansion releases.

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  3. Soup And Salad
    November 19, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    While Spirit of the Dragonhawk is up, it will turn your Hero Power into Shooting Star, which isn’t that bad. It can be very useful against Odd Paladin or in BSM, but that usefulness probably won’t push it into constructed play.

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  4. Fareh
    November 19, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Garbage, the worst spirit of the pack so far

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  5. ShaneLo
    November 19, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    JAINA HERO POWER FOR 3 WATER ELEMENTALS REEEEEE

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  6. Jed
    November 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Wow this is so good I really thinks this could push odd mag- *checks mana cost*

    Wow! This is worthless!

    2/5 eat jorts

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  7. Jed
    November 19, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Wow this is so good I really thinks his could push odd mag- *checks mana cost*

    Wow! This is worthless!

    2/5 eat jorts

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    • JoyDivision
      November 19, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      Even Mage?

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      • Riptide
        November 19, 2018 at 6:53 pm

        Everyone is like “oh this isn’t odd” but this guy gets it!

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        • Skyscale
          November 20, 2018 at 4:02 am

          No, they don’t get it. This card is bad if not to set up the new Loa. But the Loa is odd :7

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    • Jed
      November 19, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      Well this one posted for some reason enjoy me twice I guess.

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  8. MockRock
    November 19, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Hmmm…maybe makes Jan’alai playable in general Control Mage? I kind of doubt it, though. You can also obviously use this to set up swing turns with Frostlich Jaina and create multiple elementals, but that seems like gross overkill and not worth a deck slot. It’s weird to say, because the effect is quite powerful, but I have a hard time seeing this in Constructed with the cards we’ve seen so far.

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  9. Shaoxia57
    November 19, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Would be powerful in odd mage but not possible

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    • DukeStarswisher
      November 19, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      I’m fairly certain they did that on purpose otherwise odd mage would be too powerful.

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