Dragon Consort

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You might be looking for one of these cards: Mercenaries/Dragon Consort.

Dragon Consort is a rare paladin minion card, from the Blackrock Mountain set.

How to get

TypeSourceQualityCount
AdventureDefeat  General Drakkisath in Blackrock Mountain 3rd wing - Blackrock SpireRegular2
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 100 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 800 Dust.pngGolden1

Notes

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  • This card's Battlecry creates a cost-modification enchantment attached to your player: this means that it will not be cancelled if your hero is replaced. This enchantment reduces by 2 the mana cost of the next Dragon card you play that game: it wears off as soon as you play a Dragon, but it doesn't need to be on the current turn (thus, this effect can last through turns, unlike most cost-modification enchantments attached to players that use to wear off at the end of their turn).[1]
  • Dragon Consort's effect can still be active several turns after it has been played, but there will be no explicit indicator that playing one of the affected cards would end the effect for all other affected cards, which can be confusing expecially if other cost-modification effects are active.
Example: Suppose that you have two Pint-Sized Summoners in play, that you have not played any minion so far this turn, and that you have played Dragon Consort several turns earlier. If you have  Faerie Dragon and  Acidic Swamp Ooze in your hand, they will both show a mana cost of 0. If you play Acidic Swamp Ooze for 0 mana, Faerie Dragon will still cost you 0 mana (thanks to Dragon Consort's effect); however, if you first play Faerie Dragon for 0 mana, Acidic Swamp Ooze will then cost you 2 mana: since this can make a big difference but there is no visual hint that Dragon Consort's effect is still active (including game history, if many turns have passed), you have to rely only on your memory.


Sounds

Play
  • ▶️ BRM_018_DragonConsort_EnterPlay_1.wav <summon sound>
Attack
  • ▶️ BRM_018_DragonConsort_Attack_1.wav <attack sound>
Death
  • ▶️ BRM_018_DragonConsort_Death_1.wav <death sound>

Lore

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The Aspects are aided in their tasks by their consorts, who are their companions, partners, and lovers. Typically, the consorts are chosen by traditional draconic courtship rituals; though a consort may be smarter or more powerful than the average dragon, only those loved by the Aspect will rise to the position. The consorts at any given time are led by the Prime Consort, the one who has held the position longest, or is else the most capable. Typically, an Aspect would have three or four consorts at any time.

Trivia

  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Twilight of the Dragons" series, for the card Anachronos.
  • The card art depicts  Anachronos, the child and heir of  Nozdormu.
  • Released with Blackrock Mountain, Dragon Consort is the first collectible card to create an effect that a) remains in action even after it has left the game, b) is temporary, and c) lasts more than one turn.
    • For instance, passive abilities (a) indicate themselves by the source's continued presence on the battlefield, permanent effects (b) such as  Shadowstep's are made clear by the permanently modified attributes they set, and short-term cards (c) such as  Loatheb have less need of any interface clue since they last only a turn (in addition to the fact that the source is likely to still be on the board while it is in effect).
    • Unlike all of these, Dragon Consort creates a state of play that could still be active several turns later without any explicit indicator that playing one of the affected cards would end the effect for all other affected cards.

Gallery

Patch changes

  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch 4.2.0.12051 (2016-03-14):
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Crafting unlocked in Blackrock Spire, in the Blackrock Mountain adventure." (previously: "Can be crafted after defeating General Drakkisath in Blackrock Spire.").
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch 4.1.0.10956 (2015-12-04):
    • Unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked in Blackrock Spire, in the Blackrock Mountain adventure." (previously: "Unlocked by defeating General Drakkisath in Blackrock Spire.").
  • Blackrock Mountain logo.png Patch 2.4.0.8311 (2015-03-31):
    • Added.

External links

References[edit | edit source]

 
  1. Ben Brode on Twitter (X). (2015-03-30).