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Caldera Hellion
Shards of Alara


Reviewed November 11, 2008

Constructed: 2.33
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.17

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Caldera Hellion
 
Did you know that Crater Hellion isn't on the reserved list, but Citanul Centaurs is? I really don't understand how some of those decisions were made. Until the next block with Echo, when the original Hellion will hopefully make its triumphant return, enjoy playing with this one. With the right timing, it can deliver a blow that no-one can recover from in either constructed or limited, and gets downright scary with tokens or small throwaway creatures like Elvish Visionary or Ravenous Rats - I saw Caldera Hellions the size of Leviathans attacking people at the Alara pre-release.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Miguel

Tuesday 11-11-08

Caldera Hellion

 

Constructed: The Devour ability is okay, but if it does not have flying or trample than it is just another big creature that you gave up some of your other creatures. But it's second ability can clear the board with 3 damage to all creatures. So it would be wise to Devour your creatures unless they are bigger than 3 toughness. A little slow for Standard and it does not have haste or flying so I would not expect to see in many decks.

 

Casual: Okay creature that has a big effect. Multi-player it will affect everyone.

 

Limited: There is a lot of big creatures that are already out by the time you play this guy. If they have a lot of smaller creatures than it will be great. But I would take it, but will not put to much into it's Devour ability.

 

Overall a fun card to play around with, but not one of the good Devour creature.

 

Constructed: 2

Casual: 4

Limited: 3

 

Later

Miguel

BeJose Caldera Hellion

Nice board sweeper and the cost isn't to extreme. Not going to see it is constructed, most people would rather run wrath/firespout. In limited and casual however this is a lot better. Sac a creature, wipe the board and be left with a beater, sweet.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3.5/5
Limited: 3.5/5

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