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If I devour a Sprouting Thrinax with this, will the three damage kill the tokens that would be spawned as a result of the thrinax being sent to the graveyard, or are the abilities handled simultaneously so the tokens survive?
Posted By: FogRaider (12/28/2009 7:29:28 PM)
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Of course it's expensive; look what it does. A kicked (Devour 1) Caldera Hellion in combination with Splinter Twin and you have a creature that deals 3 damage to each creature every turn.

Add Basilisk Collar and Whispersilk Cloak and it's probably lights out.
Posted By: 2blu4u (4/25/2010 6:49:42 AM)
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If you wanna get tokens from Sprouting Thrinax to sac to this guy, here's how you do it. You play 4 Thrinaxes, Earthquake for 3 to kill 'em and get 12 tokens. Play this guy, sac 12 tokens, he's a frigging 15/15 that hits all creatures for 3 upon entering the battlefield. If timed right, you'll boardwipe everything that doesn't have flying, pro-red, and a toughness over 6. And get a 15/15, lol.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (6/19/2010 4:33:13 PM)
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Devour always happens before ETB triggers. You devour "as" you come into play. you deal damage after you have entered play.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (8/8/2010 4:51:00 PM)
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I remember having a hard time deciding to use this or Magma Phoenix. This guy is definitely way better than the Magma Phoenix. The Phoenix's ability is just too clunky and slow.
Posted By: EvilCleavage (8/31/2010 9:31:30 AM)
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So if I have a 1/1 Mortician Beetle and I play this devouring three creatures, would the beetle die from the 3 damage, or would it get the three +1/+1 counters before the damage?
Posted By: Superllama12 (7/22/2011 8:49:10 AM)
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Protip: Sacrifice all the creature with a toughness of 3 or less.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (8/10/2011 3:25:04 PM)
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Hellions are badass.
Posted By: Axelle (8/10/2011 6:20:44 PM)
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I'd like it even more if it had haste.
Posted By: raptorman333 (10/27/2011 9:04:20 AM)
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I know you guys think this card is great, but I can't say I like it. When you play it, you basically have to sac all your small creatures or they get burned, for only one +1/+1 counter apiece. It would be worth it if it had trample or if it was Devour 2 or 3. I just feel like you'd be better off playing a Mycoloth or a Marrow Chomper, both of which have Devour 2 at the same CMC, and end up with larger creatures that don't begrudge you all of your small creatures.
Posted By: RunedServitor (1/20/2012 3:47:11 PM)
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