Azure Drake will be returning in this year’s Magic: the Gathering 2011 Core Set. For those who’ve missed any of the new M11 spoilers you can catch up with all them here.
Azure Drake – 3U
Creature – Drake (Common)
M11’s Azure Drake will take out a Liliana’s Specter and block Cloud Elemental, Cloud Crusader, and Assault Griffin all day long.
Azure Drake was originally printed in Legends as an uncommon, and later reprinted in Fifth Edition under the same rarity. Compare Azure Drake to its closest relative: Tempest’s Fighting Drake.
Fighting Drake was an uncommon that was also reprinted in a core set (both Seventh and Eighth Editions). Fighting Drake had two blue in its mana cost, which made it significantly less attractive to draft when there were so many other competitively costed cards fighting for player’s attention at the draft table.
Azure Drake will be taking its place in the Magic: the Gathering 2011 Core Set as a common this time – a move that will free up the uncommon slot in many packs for a more impressive pick.
Magic: the Gathering cards that have been confirmed to be in M11 so far include: Cloud Elemental, John Avon Island, Mighty Leap, Cloud Crusader, Yavimaya Wurm, Sun Titan, Harbor Serpent, Preordain, Assault Griffin, Tireless Missionaries, Ajani’s Pridemate, Ajanai’s Mantra, Ember Hauler, Volcanic Stregnth, Shiv’s Embrace, Ancient Hellkite, Nether Horror, Nightwing Shade, Liliana’s Specter, Liliana’s Caress, Giant Spider, Augury Owl, Baneslayer Angel, Chandra’s Outrage, Sorcerer’s Strongbox, Reassembling Skeleton, and Plummet.
There are a few new and old cards that have gotten the boot from M11. You can also check out the new M11 booster packs, M11 Intro Packs, and a new line of Ultra Pro products featuring M11 art.
M11 will have 248 cards and a Prerelease Date of July 10-11, 2010. The M11 Release Date is July 16, 2010, M11 Launch Parties are July 16-18, 2010, and the M11 Game Day is August 14, 2010.
Magic: the Gathering players across Massachusetts can continue to draft M10 or Rise of the Eldrazi until M11 is released later this summer at any of the places to play Magic: the Gathering in Boston.
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