Swamp Dragon Egg

Swamp Dragon Egg Card

Swamp Dragon Egg is a 1 Mana Cost Common Neutral Minion card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

Deathrattle: Add a random Dragon to your hand.

Flavor Text

Would you eat them in a ditch? Would you eat them with a witch?

Swamp Dragon Egg Card Review

To be honest, I think it’s the worst Egg we’ve seen so far. Eggs that have seen at least some play – Nerubian EggDragon Egg and Devilsaur Egg had some immediate board impact when damage/destroyed. That’s why they were strong – you sacrificed the immediate tempo in order to gain it back (and even more) later.

Another Egg, Runic Egg, is more similar to this one. It has seen some play, but only in Combo decks – decks that wanted to cycle as quickly as possible. That’s why drawing a card from your deck was important.

This card, on the other hand, doesn’t accomplish any of that. It doesn’t give you any on-board advantage, so doesn’t really fit into an Aggro deck. It doesn’t cycle, so won’t fit into Combo. Neither of those builds would want a random Dragon card anyway.

And if you play Control, why not just put a good Dragon instead of this card? Not only you don’t have good ways to benefit from it on the board, but you’d rather just have a way to proc your potential Dragon synergies immediately instead of waiting for it to get destroyed.

So I just don’t get why would you ever want to play this card. It’s just a delayed random Dragon in your hand. Maybe Quest Deathrattle Priest with some Dragon synergies, because it’s a 1 mana Deathrattle? I’m honestly not sure.

Card rating: 2/10

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  1. GrubbyGolem
    April 11, 2018 at 10:46 am

    If only it had the dragon tag, no idea why this card is tagless.

  2. Psycho
    April 10, 2018 at 10:12 am

    k, so comparing this to Nerubian Egg and Devilsaur Egg.
    This doesn’t summon a minion, that’s why it costs only 1.
    Although a random card is kinda worse than a card in your deck, this can bring dragons from other classes. It’s not a Netherspite historian substitute, because that was a class Discover card, you’d only get cards from your deck.
    Unfortunately, don’t see much potential outside a gimmick deck

  3. EksSkellybur
    April 9, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    A Reverse Devilsaur Egg, I guess?

    You won’t get the Random Dragon on board, because otherwise that would be too much.

    It’s only good if you can Force it to be Destroyed, such as Void Terror, or Sunfury Protector.

  4. MockRock
    April 9, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    If this was a Dragon itself, I could actually see some amount of potential for it (you could play it immediately as a buff target or hold/topdeck it as a hand activator). As is? Meh.

  5. Soup And Salad
    April 9, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    This is a far cry from Netherspite Historian. Other than the cost, it is worse in every aspect. The two cards may not exist in the same Standard environment, but that would be the only reason why this sees play if it does at all, similar to why worse Lightning Bolts commonly see play in standard MTG red decks.

    Bone Drake has at least a decent presence on the board when you play it/

  6. MarEng
    April 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm


  7. Chillip
    April 9, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Dragon Quest priest looks interesting

  8. GlosuuLang
    April 9, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Netherspite Historian substitute!! xD Just kidding, it’s much worse. Still, never underestimate eggs! Play this turn 1 and turn 2 put a Flametongue Totem and it possibly kills the opponent’s 1-drop and survives. I always liked eggs, and it was definitely turn for another dragon egg. I like the flavor of the card, you don’t know what was inside, and it can come and haunt you! 3/5 stars.

  9. SpamerJamr
    April 9, 2018 at 11:51 am

    seems bad