Droll & Lock Bird

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LaDojdl(09.05.2015 01:09)

We saw this card being popular back in 2013 when Spellbooks and Dragon Rulers were at their prime, but it might start being played again because the next booster set (Clash of Rebellions) has big support for so called "solitaire" decks.

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