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Fledgling Dragon

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 3.75 (6 Reviews)
Limited: 4.40 (5 Reviews)
Reviewed May 27, 2002

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The NEW 'baby dragon' on the block, move over Mystic Enforcer, your fire-breathing cousin is around to kick some heads in. I agree with other reports that this will find its way into the counter-burn strategy very easily. I can see punisher decks using this guy to punish even more. A first pick, a 'glad to open', an overall strong card. 4.5 in Limited, 4 in Constructed.

Judge Bill


Doc Mackerel 

Fledgling Dragon

Under a worst-case scenario, Fledgling Dragon is a 2/2 flyer for 2RR. That's pretty good for Red anyway, and the Threshold ability makes him a cut above. A 5/5 flyer that pumps for 4 mana? Oh yeah. In addition, Red will be able to achieve Threshold very easily in the near future. 

In constructed, go for him. I can really see Fledgling Dragon being a player in modern day burn decks. In limited he's still great, but it'll be tougher to get to Threshold.

Constructed - 4.5 
Limited - 4

John Hornberg Fledgling Dragon is a decent card, being a 2/2 before Threshold, a Shivan Dragon after. It will see some play, but not as much as it should because this guy is still slow, and red does not need a slow card. A 2.5 in constructed.

In limited, big creatures are fun. When they are green or red, they become even better, even if they are overcosted. This guy may not be a first pick, but being a flyer for a color with nothing like it in the block, it will go high. A 4 in limited.


I really like this guy, he reminds me a little of the old school Dragon Whelp which was a decent Limited card back in the day. The Fledgling starts life as a 2/2 red flier for 2RR and then grows into a Shivan beating machine when you get threshold. With red this could happen fairly quickly via burn spells or via a mechanism like book burning using your library as the target.
I don't see the Fledgling getting a lot of play in constructed mainly due to the weakened state of Red in the current block. However, in Limited I believe he is excellent and should see play anytime he appears in the card pool.
Constructed- 3.5 (4.0 if the pool was better for red)

Andrew Chapman



Fledgling Dragon

This card is all about the bat down, and may actually give people a reason to play red again, which would be a miracle. Been missing seeing people getting burned out. I mean, is Wild Research really a red card? I want to see goblins and dragons and firebolts to the head again. 

Limited: 5
Constructed: 4

Dragon Rating: Rrarr!

John B

Undercosted fatties are simply great. Red should not have a problem achieving threshold by the mid game, as most of its best cards are instants and sorceries.



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