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The melvin in me is enjoying this card.
You want to choose a higher number early game, just so you can pay his echo the next turn.
He's good spot-removal on some of the biggest baddies, and Johnny can get behind his combo abilities.

All around, an excellent card. I only wish all cards could be so flavorful and dynamic.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (1/6/2011 7:58:19 PM)


@Implied Quotient, you raised a really good point - then made the same mistake. Ivory Mask won't do anything because the Hellion doesn't target you. Similarly Runed Halo won't do anything but try to prevent the damage, which as you point out can't happen.

Children of Korlis is useful; but good luck paying the echo.

I think the card doesn't really need a combo to be good; but if you do I recommend Mogg Fanatic to kill an opponent with less life than you.
Posted By: djflo (4/19/2012 6:41:42 PM)


Combos with lifelink.

Alabaster Mage. Seriously. Why assemble a fragile three-card combo to kill your opponent with the damage when you can just gain a billion billion life and then deck them?

For those who don't see it: If you have a Volcano Hellion with lifelink deal 100 damage with its ability, it deals 100 damage to you and 100 damage to whatever creature; that damage causes you to gain a total of 200 life at the same time, so all in all you gain 100 life and some creature diiiiies. Now replace 100 with a much larger number. :)
Posted By: Salient (10/13/2013 11:36:18 AM)


Stuffy Doll, Pariah.
"1 billion"- Me
"My boy!"- Opponent
Posted By: RafiqTheMiststalker (4/18/2010 6:18:35 PM)


Hey, artwork is an important part of the card. If someone wants to rate it on the artwork, then that shouldnt be a problem. I know that if werent for the awesome artwork that wizards works to get then I probably wouldnt be playing the game as much as I do.

Granted, the all caps comments are annoying.
Posted By: brunsbr103 (10/12/2009 7:29:57 PM)


4/5 for effect, and 5/5 for incredibly awesome artwork.

4.5/5 overall.
Posted By: Axelle (5/6/2011 9:19:33 PM)


Thick-Skinned Goblin for the echo cost.

If something says it can do something, and something else says it can't, you must go with the latter.

615.11. Some effects state that damage “can’t be prevented.” If unpreventable damage would be dealt,
any applicable prevention effects are still applied to it. Those effects won’t prevent any damage, but
any additional effects they have will take place. Existing damage prevention shields won’t be
reduced by damage that can’t be prevented.

Therefore, Glacial Chasm cannot prevent the damage from Valcano Hellion. Also, this card doesn't target you, it only targets the creature. Therefore, any redirect that states something like, "Redirect the next spell or ability that would target you" wouldn't work, e.g. Willbender could redirect the damage from Volcano Hellion targeting one creature to another, but it couldn't redirect the damage being dealt to you. Neither could Spellskite... (see all)
Posted By: igniteice (2/26/2013 12:00:23 PM)


My Favorite. Unique ability and good art deserves a 5 star rating in my opinion.
Posted By: Evalone (7/18/2010 10:11:39 PM)


Rafiq'TheMiststalker's combo is perfect, here's another pretty good one if anyone cares.

Two cards.. Delaying Shield and Puca's Mischief.. just cast an Unstable Footing or keep a counter ready in response to the shield dumping it's counters once it's exchanged.
Posted By: Revan312 (8/18/2010 12:54:26 AM)


Enchant Spitemare with Pariah.
Posted By: Etregan (8/30/2009 3:04:36 AM)


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