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Hellspark Elemental
Conflux

Reviewed March 11, 2009

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 2.90
Limited: 3.10

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BMoor

Hellspark Elemental

Spark Elemental was cool. This you get a second use out of, so it's good. What more can I say?

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 3
Limited- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Hellspark Elemental

I keep getting this guy mixed up with the Tenth Edition's Spark Elemental. Did they really have to name them the same thing? (But I guess there's only so many names for "small fire." And Hellflare Elemental wouldn't have sounded good.) Naming problems aside, the only thing better than a miniature Ball Lightning is two miniature Ball Lightnings - and nobody uses Relic of Progenitus against burn decks.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Hellspark Elemental

I was not surprised to see some winning pro-tour constructed decks with this little guy in them. This unassuming fellow is a great second round play. The great thing about him is he is a great second round play and then, for the same cost, make him a 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th round play. Perfect card for red beatdown style decks. Expect to see him for a while...

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3
Limited: 4
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Hellspark Elemental

This is card is decent since you're looking at 4 mana for 5-6 damage early game or some card advantage if they decide to block it. This card kind of sucks against Kitchen Finks though (like most Red cards) in addition to larger creatures like Rhox War Monk so it loses a lot of power in mid game. Drawing a 4th copy is almost never good, but the first 2 are pretty awesome and the 3rd copy is workable. Definitely on the try list and working out the right build for RDW.

In limited, I have no idea since I've never actually played with it in the format, so I'll give a generic score.

Constructed: 2.75/5
Casual: 2.5/5
Limited: 2.5/5
Miguel

Wednesday

3-11-09

 

Hellspark Elemental

 

Constructed: I am surprise to have not seen this card in any Red decks. A potential of 6 damage and with 4 copies in a deck it is possible to deal 24 damage. Of course that is in a perfect world where your opponent is not doing anything.

 

Casual: It's okay with quick damage, but after the game goes on for awhile bigger creatures well start getting into the way.

 

Limited: Drafting a fast burn deck is possible, but he is a uncommon, so even in a all Conflux draft if more than four show up I would be a little suprise. Unearth is a very good ablitity for Draft and Sealed decks. Only Esper is hard to beat.

 

Overall a good uncommon but there are a couple of uncommons that are alot better...

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 2

Limited: 3

 

Later

Miguel


Jake
Wednesday - Hellspark Elemental

A new aggressive red card to consider in a RDW deck. The card will always be good in limited as you can always use another 3 damage. The unearth makes it better than the lightning elemental in my opinion. Don't think constructed will touch this guy as RDW will most likely not use creatures. Perhaps in older formats. Great in a direct damage casual deck for fans of red.
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Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 3.5

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