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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day


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BBB, Tap: Destroy target land.
If that land is nonbasic, untap Helldozer.

6/5

 

Helldozer
Ravnica


Reviewed September 14, 2005

Constructed: 3.16
Casual: 3.7
Limited: 3.5

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Helldozer

"Helldozer"? I think the good card names may actually run out before the good ideas for cards... This monster is awesome. I can't wait to play him in Legacy constructed with Dark Rituals to get him out faster. In limited, this guy is still very good. Not only can he smash at least one land a turn, but his enormous 6/5 body is quite a threat in limited as well.

CONSTRUCTED: 3.5
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 3.5
 


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Helldozer

Man, how the times have changed. I remember when Demonic Hordes were all there age. It was a creature that could kill lands turn after turn. Helldozer does everything they used to do and then some. And on top of that, Helldozer is an amazingly large creature to boot. I wouldn't expect to see a ton of this card, but when you do, you'll be on a clock to take care of business fast. It's average in constructed play, but for casual games, this guy is going to be a monster. And I would definitely take this card in limited as it can slow your opponent's resources while also giving you a big body to stick in the way.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4
 

Paul Hagan

Helldozer --

I give this card a So-What / Who Cares. I'm not that impressed with it; there are much better ways you could be spending your six mana. Kokusho, for example. The only place I see Helldozer making an impact would be in a red-black land destruction deck that needs a win condition. At least you could blow up a land and swing in the same turn.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 3.0 [it is a big-man, after all]
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Helldozer

WOW...what an awesome ability! Being able to destroy non-basic lands and untap when it is said and done is just unbelievable in Ravnica. With the multiple color format, most players will be most likely be playing a good amount of non-basic lands. Helldozer can destroy them all in one fell swoop. Yikes! His casting cost is pretty high, but getting him on the board will be huge against a deck that runs heavy non basic lands!

Constructed - 3
Casual - 4
Limited - 3

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Phoenix Tamer

Helldozer

Helldozer eh? Looks to me like a destroy land version Visara, except you need
3 black mana each turn, my choice for mono, but not multi. Nothing a good Dark Ritual can't take care of. And it seems it's yet another Zombie Giant, haven't we seen one of those before? Onslaught i believe am i right? Watch out people, black just got some more land destruction, not bad, 6 mana for a badass effect and not to mention a 6/5?

Ratings:
Constructed~3.8
Casual~4
Limited~4
 
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