#260: Dragon Feuds

Not only do dragons have to watch for burglars, they also have to watch out for other dragons trying to take what's theirs.

Dragon Feuds - Resource - Short-event
Playable during the organization phase. For the rest of the turn, you may discard a Dragon or Drake hazard creature from your hand to cancel a Dragon or Drake attack against any of your companies.

First off, a note. In most cases, it is best to put this card in a drake deck as they're easier to sacrifice without qualms (I saved that Itangast for 5 turns and now I'm discarding it?). Drakes are generally more versatile than dragons anyway.

This card has several ways in which it can be used. You can use it "genuinely" if you have a couple of drakes in your hand and you want to venture into dragon country (maybe you played an ahunt last turn...). You can also play it as a bluff. Your opponent sees that you played this card and moved to dragon country, he's probably going to think thrice about playing his only big dragon in his hand on you if you can just ditch a drake to cancel it.

Even if your opponent sees that you have this out and decides not to play a dragon that will just get canceled, you can use this to cancel the auto-attack at the site your going to (at home for them, not you :-).

There are of course some drawbacks to this card. The most obvious is that you have to discard a dragon or drake for each one you want to cancel. You could have later played that card on your opponent, but is it better to be assured your company reaches the site safely? Along with that, you have to have dragons/drakes in your deck, but if you've got a drake deck, you'll probably want this card.

Another drawback is that it only works if your opponent is playing dragons or drakes (which aren't too dangerous most of the time), or are planning on fighting dragon auto-attacks. Because of this, you may want a card like Concealment or Riddling Talk instead.

So all in all, Dragon Feuds can be very useful in certain situations and certain decks, but worthless in others.
Ratings for Dragon Feuds:
Isildur: 6.0
Frodo: 7.0
Farmer Maggot: 7.0
Gandalf: 7.5
Legolas: 4.0
Strider: 3.0
Wormtoungue: 8.1
Samwise: 8.2
Average: 6.4

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