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Dreadscale
2634 • AT_063t
Regular
AT 063t.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
AT 063t Premium1.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Elite
Set:The Grand TournamentThe Grand Tournament
Type:Minion
Minion type:Beast
Class:HunterHunter
Rarity:LegendaryLegendary
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Attack:4 Attack icon.png
Health:2 Health
Artist:Zoltan Boros
At the end of your turn, deal 1 damage to all other minions.
Flavor text

Let's be clear about this: ACIDMAW is the sidekick.

Keywords
TRIGGER_VISUAL
Full tags
RARITY=5 CLASS=3 COLLECTIBLE=1 ELITE=1 COST=3 HEALTH=2 ATK=4 CARDTYPE=4 CARDRACE=20 ENCHANTMENT_BIRTH_VISUAL=0 ENCHANTMENT_IDLE_VISUAL=0 TRIGGER_VISUAL=1
Wiki tags
Deal damage
Wiki referenced tags
Area of effect, Triggered effect
External links

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Dreadscale is a legendary hunter minion card, from the Grand Tournament set.

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
Card packs
The Grand Tournament Pack
Wild Pack
Regular, Golden1
Crafting1600 dustdustRegular1
Crafting3200 dustdustGolden1

Strategy[]

Despite the flavor text and lore concept of The Grand TournamentAcidmaw and Dreadscale working together well, the 10 mana required to put a measly 4/2 and a 4/1 (The Grand TournamentAcidmaw takes damage) on the board is far too much, and the situations where this combo is worth it are far and few between. Other removal combos are usually preferable and easier to achieve, many requiring only one card: LegacyDoomsayer for all(and best with Freeze Mage), Whispers of the Old GodsDOOM! and LegacyTwisting Nether for warlocks, NaxxramasPoison Seeds and LegacyStarfall for druids, or LegacyEquality+LegacyWild Pyromancer for paladins.

Dreadscale is actually a good card in a theoretical Control Hunter deck. As of League of Explorers, there is no competitively viable hunter control deck. Dreadscale can play the same role that LegacyBaron Geddon plays in other control decks. It's great against aggro since aggro minions don't usually have high Health. Specifically, it is good at clearing the Deathrattles of Haunted Creepers. It doesn't reach minions such as the LegacyKnife Juggler that LegacyBaron Geddon would kill, but Dreadscale can also be played on turn 3 and doesn't decrease your life total.

Dreadscale can also be used with Descent of DragonsVeranus. Not only is the combo cheaper, it only destroys the opponent side of the board and both cards are perfectly valid on their own.

It can be synergized with Forged in the BarrensSerpentbloom to guarantee a full board clear as its effect becomes poisonous to the entire board.

Sounds[]

Summon
Attack
Death

Lore[]

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Dreadscale is one of the two jormungars that compose the second part of the first encounter in the Trial of the Crusader - the Northrend Beasts.
Jormungar are creatures that can be encountered in Northrend. They have muscular, flattened bodies with rows of crystalline spines along either flank.
According to the vrykul Astrid Bjornrittar the jormungar are the children of the titanic watcher Loken. Further legends tell of the Nerubians using the jormungar as creatures of labor, forcing them to carve massive tunnels through Northrend's subterranean ice and lay the groundwork for the nerubians' ancient civilization. With the fall of the nerubian empire, swarms of rogue jormungar ran amok, drilling through the region's permafrost, attacking surface dwellers, and devouring everything in their path. The jormungar no longer serve the nerubians, undead or otherwise, in any capacity any longer, however, Scourged Burrowers are similar creatures with a similar function for them.
The fiercely aggressive jormungar are a marvel of evolution, possessing rows of chisel-like teeth capable of boring through solid rock, as well as muscular, flattened bodies well adapted to rapid underground navigation. They have ice-cold, acidic blood which was once collected by the nerubians. The jormungar have perhaps the strangest diet; they grow strong by eating the eggs of their own kind and the best eggs come from deep jormungar.
Each brood has a spawnmother living deep underground. The jormungar are a nuisance best dealt with quickly. If given any quarter, they breed like hares and spread like fire. There are multiple stages of jormungar: The egg sac, the jormungar grub, the regular jormungar, and the jormungar wyrm. The wyrm stage is more ruggedly featured, and partially submerged at all times (with some exceptions).

Gallery[]

Dreadscale, full art

Patch changes[]

The Grand Tournament logo.png Patch 3.0.0.9786 (2015-08-18): Added.

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