Welcome back everyone! I hope
you enjoyed our exclusive preview of Branca, the
Treacherous yesterday because we have ANOTHER
EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW!!! Conveniently enough it fits
well with yesterday’s Card of the Day. Let me
introduce you to, “Burnclaw the Relentless”!
Name: Burnclaw the Relentless
Civilization: Fire Type:
Power: 5000 Flavor Text:
“Branca, watch my back.” Rarity:
Uncommon Set Number:37/55 l 6DSI Abilities: Evolution-
Put on one of your Drakons.
Deadly Duo- When this creature enters the battle zone, search your
deck. You may take a creature named Branca the
Treacherous from your deck and put it into the
battle zone. Then shuffle your deck.
Okay, it looks like I was right
about Burnclaw making an appearance after all! I
really enjoy the image of this card as well and that
it fits with yesterday’s card even in its flavor
text. Let’s take a closer look at Burnclaw and see
if it’s worth using in your deck.
Burnclaw is a Level 3 Evolution
Creature. If you’re running Drakons, you just got
another target to bring out by turn three! This just
added to the consistency of a Drakon rush deck. It
also helps that he has 5000 Power so he can easily
trade off with popular cards like Neuron and Medusa.
Speaking of consistency, when
Burnclaw hits the field you can put a Branca the
Treacherous from your deck onto the battle zone!
This might not seem like much, but it essentially
gives you two attacks next turn or an additional
card to be used for another evolution creature, all
while thinning your deck out and allowing you to
draw more of the cards that you actually need to
Be aware that this card can get
banished by just about all of the standard shield
blasts, so be careful when deciding to go for those
shields instead of other weaker creatures. Overall,
I can see this card working well in a Drakon/Evo/Rush
deck and it’s a great deck to get started out with
since it’s an easy deck to learn and a cheap deck to
Constructed: 3.25/5.00 (Only if you run Drakons; I would suggest
running this card and Branca as they have an almost
perfect synergy between them. Creating advantage
immediately upon playing a card is definitely worth
Limited: 3.00/5.00 (Again it really depends on how many Drakons we
get in this set, however, Branca and Burnclaw are
common and uncommon cards, so they’re pretty easy to
get ahold of in a 55 card set).
I hope you all enjoyed our
preview week here at Pojo! Keep your eyes peeled
next week, there’s no telling what cards could pop
up! Until next time, remember to keep calm and
Burnclaw the Relentless Cost: 3 Civilization: Fire Type: Evolution Creature Race: Drakon Power: 5000
Card Abilities: Evolution - Put on one of your Drakons. Deadly Duo - When this creature enters the battle zone, search your deck. You may take a creature named Branca the Treacherous from your deck and put it into the battle zone. Then shuffle your deck.
When initially looking at this card I thought it was beyond incredible, and the card is really powerful, but it isn't as good as I initially thought. The card doesn't generate anymore card advantage than if you had just summoned another creature, it does however, give you a much larger body on the field.
Burnclaw has a few distinct advantages, firstly he is a powerhouse at level 3 with 5000 power. This allows him to trade with many of the more popular cards; Emperor Neuron, Hydra Medusa, and even King Neptas. Like Laser-Arm Drakon, he is going to see his best uses in very aggressive rush decks. His down sides are the same that plague most of the low cost evolutions, he is still able to removed with cards such as Bone Blades and other level based removal.
Will this card give Drakon based rush decks the consistency they've needed to become competitive? Or will it be another hit or miss style like Laser-Arm Drakon? Tune in on March 15th when Dragonstrike Infernus hits the shelves!
Constructed Rating: 3.5/5
Burnclaw the Relentless
3 Cost Fire Civilization Drakon Evolution
Deadly Duo – When this creature enters the battle
zone, search your deck. You may take a
creature named Branca the Treacherous from your deck
and put it into the battle zone. Then shuffle
We have a VERY interesting card of the day today,
yet another Drakon evo. I’m a big fan of the
other two, and this one definitely has
possibilities. Namely being able to thin out
your deck is usually never a bad thing. In
this situation, it gets you another drakon evo bait,
so you could potentially have another Burnclaw or
Blastforge Captain or The tank known as Laser Arm
Drakon ready to roll out the same turn.
The lack of double breaker is a little disheartening
for this card, but he is a cheap evo, that searches
the deck for another character. Somebody will
find a good way to use him.
Constructed 3.5/5: I like this card, and depending
on the Drakons released in this set, he may have
Limited 2/5: The likely hood of this being used for
its effect is slim to none. Though if you get
enough Drakons a 5000 attack evo for 3 mana is not
Sometimes you will look a preview card and think,
“Why? Why in the world did they send us this card?”
You struggle to find the redeeming qualities in that
card and no matter how many times you read your
review you can plainly see the desperation to find
that positive point. I mean, you don’t want to
appear unthankful at having been given the privilege
of introducing something from your favorite TCG that
next to no one else has ever seen, but sometimes the
right words were hard to come by.
Yesterday was ones of those days. In fact, CotD
preview yesterday made for bitter sweet valentine
However, perhaps Wizards of the Coast confused
Valentine’s Day with April Fool’s Day…
Burnclaw the Rentless is quite aptly named;
“Relentless.” With the introduction of this card to
the field of battle in just one month it looks to be
time to revisit Drakon rush once again. Rush has a
tendency to sputter out. Some have tried to toss in
several cards from the Water civilization in order
to help rush decks recover their hand for that final
push, however these cards, while having great effect
(such as Aqua Seneschal), they did not represent
enough strength for their cost and thus weakened
rush respectively. Burnclaw the Relentless begins
to push rush into a realm of fixing its own problem.
Not only does he search out a creature for you, but
he does the unthinkable and puts it directly into
Unfortunately, he’s not quite a +1 in the hand
size/field presence department. While he does search
out a creature and put it into play, Burnclaw
himself is an evolution creature. This means when
you play him you are +0 for field presence, where
with a non-evolution creature you are always +1 for
field presence. Additionally, while three cost for
5000 power to pretty respectable, he gets skipped on
the road to “Double Breaker-dom.” This is likely his
In limited play Burnclaw, in conjunction with Branca
have a great deal of potential. Branca is a mere
common in a small 60 card set so you will likely
have multiple copies of him. Burnclaw is an uncommon
which gives you a good chance of netting at least
one, but possibly two. Anything that nets you cards
is limited has a definitely degree of potential. The
final analysis of limited with lie in what other
Drakons are introduced into Dragonstrike Infernus.