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Hulk Flash, Hulk SMASH!!!!!
Posted By: Superllama12 (10/2/2011 4:52:46 PM)


Just checked out the spoilers for the Return to Ravnica set. Looks like I have a new favorite card to Flash in-- Worldspine Wurm. Two mana for three 5/5 green trampling wurms? Yes please.
Posted By: TheMurderousKitten (9/6/2012 1:15:25 PM)


Combos with Mimic Vat
Posted By: Writofassistance (12/6/2012 7:59:16 AM)


I dont think this card was intended to be "evoke". There was a total of 0 things to abuse when this came out.

So if any card needs an oracle, its this card. The wording was designed not to be abused, but more so because they were not sure how else to word it. And they did oracle this card for awhile, and when they changed it back, it quickly broke legacy in half, followed by Banned/Restricted.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (12/6/2012 8:35:09 AM)


@CorkBulb; I've never understood people like that. Why do some play groups have a hate on for good cards?

@Lord_Sauran; I believe it's banned because people cried about it. Well, it's also because people would abuse either Protean Hulk to bring in a ton of 0 cmc artifact creatures among a few other things; or to bring in Academy Rector to grab Yawgmoth's Bargain and basically win the game.

Essentially; if a deck becomes to good/dominant Wizards will ban the card that basically makes it function. Essentially it's because if they don't, you see the same deck (built and copied by different people) win every Legacy tournament.
Posted By: RecurringMemories (12/17/2012 10:16:14 AM)


This card...it's got the white border...the art is bowling-shoe ugly, it's got that weird ability and it's banned in all these formats for reasons that make no sense if you haven't seen the decks it's been in.

Probably not Wizards' finest moment.
Posted By: EGarrett01 (12/15/2013 9:54:57 AM)


If you're not using this with Protean Hulk, Flash is useful for casting fat creatures with persist such as Woodfall Primus. Also, do keep in mind that there are other etb/pig abilities out there; Pelakka Wurm, Bogardan Hellkite, Sharuum, Spawnbroker.. The list goes on and on. You could even make four 1/1 insects with flying and deathtouch for 1Blue with Hornet Queen if you feel like it.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (9/26/2011 12:06:43 PM)


No idea why someone gave this the worst possible rating. With Protean Hulk it's part of the scary Hulk-Flash tournament deck. You use the flash to play the hulk, which instantly dies, lets you tutor for tons of stuff. I think the trick was to tutor for a guy which causes lifeloss to opponens when artifacts come into play, as well as tons of 0 mana artifacts. Something like that.
The card looks bad at first glance, but in the Hulk-Flash deck, it can kill on turn one and at instant speed.
Posted By: majinara (2/6/2009 1:35:41 AM)


Yes. You summon the creature, and if you don't pay (mana cost - 2), it is sacrificed.

Cast Flash, choose to summon Protean Hulk. Pay 3GG or sacrifice Protean Hulk.
Posted By: Elysiume (6/30/2009 1:06:56 PM)


someone, please. tell me.


that link claims that flash is restricted, i'm inclined to believe it; however, when looking at this page and clicking "sets & legality" at the top, on the vintage line, it says "legal".

based on -that- information, and the information obtained on other MT:G resource sites (ie: essential magic), i was playing with 4 flash in my deck... so, IS it restricted for sure? this would mean that wizards has conflicting information on their site, and multiple other MT:G sites are ALL wrong - is this the case?

all things considered it -should- probably be restricted, as the list suggests, but why with all of the false information then?
Posted By: captainjash (7/26/2009 9:44:25 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!