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Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
55441 • DRG_089
Regular
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Elite
Set:Descent of DragonsDescent of Dragons
Type:Minion
Minion type:Dragon
Class:NeutralNeutral
Rarity:LegendaryLegendary
Cost:9 Mana icon.png
Attack:8 Attack icon.png
Health:8 Health
Artist:Ludo Lullabi
Voice actor:Wendee Lee
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (0).
Flavor text

Givin' lives and takin' names.

Keywords
BATTLECRY
Boolean tags
COLLECTIBLE ELITE
Wiki tags
Battlecry, Generate, Highlander, Modify cost, Set attribute
Wiki referenced tags
Dragon-generating, Random
External links

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For other representations of Alexstrasza, see Alexstrasza (disambiguation).

Dragonqueen Alexstrasza is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Descent of Dragons set.

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
Card packs
Descent of Dragons Pack
Wild Pack
Year of the Dragon Pack
Regular, Golden1
Crafting1600 dustdustRegular1
Crafting3200 dustdustGolden1

Notes[]

  • The Battlecry effect cannot generate another Dragonqueen Alexstrasza.
  • This card checks your current deck for cards, not your hand or deck in the beginning of the match. This means that cards shuffled in like Bombs or Dream Portals will disrupt the Battlecry.

Strategy[]

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Dragonqueen Alexstrasza is a great choice for most Highlander decks. The 0 mana Dragons help generate a lot of a board in the following turns. Since the Dragons are not summoned immediately, but added to your hand, you have some leeway in when to play them.

The card has a strong bit of variance due to RNG. Cards like LegacyFaerie Dragon and other small dragons prevent Dragonqueen Alexstrasza from generating a strong board immediately. However, cards like LegacyYsera generate a very strong board. Most Dragons have beneficial effects, but LegacyDeathwing, Descent of DragonsDeathwing, Mad Aspect, and Descent of DragonsCrazed Netherwing in particular can endanger your own board presence if played carelessly.

If possible, any deck that runs Alexstrasza should also run cards that Discover Dragons, such as Descent of DragonsBronze Explorer or Descent of DragonsAzure Explorer. While the odds of Discovering Alexstrasza aren't great, getting a second copy of her can provide you with immense value.

In Wild, Dragonqueen Alexstrasza, while a strong card, faces a far larger and more diluted pool of Dragons. Furthermore, highlander decks in Wild have other strong value based cards like Whispers of the Old GodsN'Zoth, the Corruptor. As such, while a strong card for highlander decks, she is not a mandatory card like The League of ExplorersReno Jackson or Saviors of UldumZephrys the Great.

Quotes[]

Summon
Life and hope are worth fighting for.
Attack
Life at any cost.

Lore[]

Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder, Leader Queen and Aspect of the red dragonflight One of the five Dragon Aspects and Aspect of Life, is the guardian of all life in the world of Azeroth. She was one of five great dragons chosen by the titans to be empowered with a portion of the Pantheon's power and rule over her flight while they watched over Azeroth and its inhabitants. The titans also appointed her queen of all dragons. Alexstrasza loves all living creatures and protects them, and only those who menace the dragonflights or the world face her wrath.
With the rise of LegacyDeathwing during World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Alexstrasza took a very active role in defending Azeroth against the Aspect of Death, eventually ordering her entire dragonflight to war against the Black Dragonflight. Alexstrasza, along with her fellow Aspects, gave their all to stop Deathwing once and for all, but lost much of their power in the process.
"Life is my Aspect, Dark One, and I, like all mothers, know both the pain and wonders that entails!"

Like the other Aspects, Alexstrasza first appeared as a legendary minion in Classic.

Gallery[]

Dragonqueen Alexstrasza, full art

Patch changes[]

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch 20.0.0.77662 (2021-03-25): Now reads: "... They cost (0)." (Down from 1).
  • Ashes of Outland logo.pngPatch 17.6.0.53261 (2020-07-14): Now reads: "... They cost (1)." (Up from 0).
  • Descent of Dragons logo.png Patch 16.0.8.39282 (2020-01-09): Battlecry effect can no longer generate Dragonqueen Alexstrasza. Card text changed accordingly from "...add 2 random Dragons to your hand" to "...add 2 other random Dragons to your hand".
  • Descent of Dragons logo.png Patch 16.0.0.37060 (2019-12-05): Added.
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