Confusing Card of the Week #19 – Blue Dragon, Apprentice Dragon

Posted: December 30, 2015 in CCW, Confusing Card of the Week
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Greetings Fellow Dice Fans!

 

Today, we’re going to take a look at Blue Dragon, Apprentice Dragon from the Dungeons and Dragons Battle for Faerûn Starter set.

        Blue Dragon, Apprentice Dragon

Ruling
The Breath Weapon is a special ability that is currently only in the D&D set. You can activate the Breath Weapon when you attack with the character, but only once each turn, regardless of how many Blue Dragon dice you have in the field. If you have a Blue Dragon and Red Dragon, you can activate both Breath Weapons.

So for the Blue Dragon, his Breath Weapon is one. When you attack, you can pay one energy and the Dragon deals one damage to your opponent and all their characters in the field.

The Blue Dragon, Apprentice Dragon also has a ‘While Active’ ability. Whenever you use an action die’s ability, you choose an opposing character and that character can’t block this turn. This ability can cause some confusion. If you were to use a Polymorph, you would complete the action on Polymorph, then choose an opponent’s character and that character can’t block.

The same goes for Power Bolt. If you KO the only character your opponent has with the Power Bolt, then you don’t get to use Blue Dragon’s regular text ability. You would still be able to use the Breath Weapon to deal damage to your opponent.

Here is the official Ruling.

Competitive Play Rating
This character has a decent ability along with the Breath Weapon. But the issue I see with this character in a constructed competitive scene is that you must purchase and roll the action dice while having the Blue Dragon active. Unless teams are specifically built around utilizing action dice, I don’t see this card finding its way on to many teams. If put on the right team, I feel like it would be a good addition, but I’ve seen a few other cards that would be better for a team built around action dice – but then again, it comes down to personal preference and play style. That’s why he gets a one star rating from me. He has a use, but probably not your MVP.

Blue Dragon, Apprentice Dragon gets a competitive play rating of one out of five stars.
1 Star

Casual Play Rating
This particular character could see lots of play in the casual scene, just because it’s different and interesting as well as useful. I’ve seen more players use Actions that they need to purchase in the casual scene lately, and I’ve debated putting this card on some of my teams. He has a decent purchase cost for casual, and his stats are pretty good. His fielding cost is okay for casual, but it’s really his Breath Weapon that can make him shine in casual. Being able to deal damage to everything on your opponent’s side, as well as your opponent, for just one energy is really good. Pairing this card with other Dragons and making a Breath Weapon team could make for a challenging casual team.

Blue Dragon, Apprentice Dragon gets a casual play rating of three out of five stars.
3 Stars

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