Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Limited: 4.40 (5 Reviews)
Reviewed May 27, 2002
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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.
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
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
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
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.
(4.0 if the pool was better for red)
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
Dragon Rating: Rrarr!
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.