Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Dragon's Blood - Adventures at Hogwarts


Dragon's Blood
Power Needed: 7 Potions
Card Type: Spell
Effect: To play this card, discard 2 of your Potions Lessons from play. Do 11 damage to your opponent or to a Creature of your choice.
Card No: 5
Rarity: Rare/Foil
Set: Adventures at Hogwarts
Average Rating: 3.125 (based on 4 reviews) 
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


Aardvark

Compare this card to Malevolent Mixture, which deals 10 damage and has a casting cost of 5, and Draught of the Living Death, which inflicts 12 damage, and has a casting cost of 8. This card sits in the middle, between them, and is thus likely to be inferior to the Draught if you are emphasizing damage, and to the Mixture, if you are focusing on ease of casting. In fact, in decks where I'd like both, I'd probably opt for Draughts and Mixtures, and none of these. That's because if I have 8 lessons out and a Draught and Mixture in hand, I can smack my opponent for a likely game-ending 22 points of damage. I can't work that trick with two Dragon Bloods, unless I have 9 lessons out. Having said that, the cards I am comparing this to are pretty good (all three can kill every creature in the game except Fluffy). Dragon's Blood is close enough to both alternatives to be an adequate substitution for either, if your collection is limited.

Rating: 3.5


Prof_Lockhart

If you're a fan of Draught of Living Death and Malovent Mixture then this card is for you. Granted all three of this cards require you to discard TWO potions lessons, but you'd have to be silly not to be playing these cards without Potions Dungeon. Now Granted you Might spend an insane about time with readvancing your lessons by this scheme, but just think if you got down one of each type of these cards, thats 33 damage in two cards. More then likely if you play another one, they'd be toast. I for one hate discarding lessons to play cards but sometimes, the benefits of such endeavors can be very fruitful.

Rating: 3


profpoke

Ah yes, bigger than a Malevolent Mixture yet smaller than a Draught of Living Death. If 4 MMs and DoLDs weren't enough for you, you're in luck! Pure Potions decks that use these major damage cards usually run Potions Dungeon and Hermoine to recycle lost lessons. Very good and simple combo to pull off. In other decks, I'd suggest the other major damage cards thou.. MavMix being my personal fav. ;')

Rating: 3


Snuffles

Ahh yes, Draught of Living Death's little brother. I tell you what Big Bang card I like. Bulgeye Potion. It costs ten and yes it is two actions for 13 Damage, but think about it folx, all these lessons you are burning are used up actions unless you don't intend to replenish them. This might fit in with Hermione Granger and Potions Dungeon pretty well though. The problem is Denial is at a big time high nowadays and you can't expect your locations to stick around. Or at least you can't rely on them to. Pretty much, its another big bang for potions. I'm still a fan of the old fashioned Dogbreath Potion. Only kills one potion and does 8 damage for six power. But hey! The more damage the better, so if ya dig it, go to town.

Rating: 3