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This and Phyrexian Negator really symbolise black. Win by any means necessary or die trying.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (12/24/2012 12:57:35 AM)


This card is a casual bomb! I agree with those saying he's a really good Legacy target for an awkward Dredge deck. Personally, I run a Jund-style deck using him as a the star. Turn 1-2 Reanimate Hellcarver Demon. Next turn, all he has to do is get in their once. The deck runs Savage Beating which is a great target to "cascade" into, allowing him to attack again and get another 6 cards. Fury of the Horde is another good one to use; while it's useless to "cascade" into, you're going to discard cards from your hands with Hellcarver's eff so why not just exile two of the red cards pre-combat? Run some Bloodbraid Elfs to get ahead, some Avalanche Riders to set your opponent back, Bloodghast just in case your Savage Beating rampage doesn't work out, and some Dread Return for more senseless violence.

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Posted By: DarkonCrack (3/31/2013 9:58:34 AM)


Gotta love the flavor. Sacrifice all you currently have in order to gain near infinite power. I love it.
Posted By: Demonic_Math_Tutor (6/26/2013 9:13:57 AM)


I promise you there is nothing more satisfying in all of Magic than Hellcarver-ing into a Worldfire. They were meant to be together.
Posted By: SpuddLink (8/16/2013 7:07:38 AM)


I don't think that you guys see the potential of this card. Imagine a burn deck, or a deck with a bunch of fatties. In a burn deck, you could *potentially* get 6 burn spells, but you'd be more likely to get 3 or 4, depending on the deck. Still, there is 6 damage from this guy, and let's say you have 3 Lighning Bolt style cards. That's about 15 damage. Also, imagine getting a few Eldrazi. You get a couple of those annihilators out, and you can quickly level your opponents forces. You also don't HAVE to attack with this guy, just let him sit there once you get a few good creatures out.

Posted By: HippyRei (4/16/2010 4:20:39 PM)


If you don't win with him by the 1st or 2nd swing, you're not playing him in the right deck
Posted By: spectermonger (4/17/2010 8:46:45 PM)


Power, at any cost, that's how black should be. I was beginning to wonder if Wizards has any guts to make more black cards with severe drawbacks.
Posted By: Cyberium (1/25/2012 7:12:18 PM)


He sees no play because brilliant ultimatum basically does the same thing, except ultimatum is only stopped by counters while this is stopped by counters, removal spells, and any flying chump blocker.
Posted By: mdakw576 (8/22/2010 6:24:07 AM)


Definitely modeled after Burt Reynolds.
Posted By: Hanksingle (9/7/2011 10:08:54 AM)


You can only cast the exiled cards as the ability is resolving. The cards do remain exiled but you can't play them at any time without paying their mana cost. You get one opportunity to cast the top six before resolution ends.

From rulings - "You cast nonland cards from exile as part of the resolution of Hellcarver Demon's ability.... You cast all of the cards you like, putting them onto the stack, then Hellcarver Demon's ability finishes resolving. The spells you cast this way will then resolve as normal, one at a time... Any cards you can't cast (because they're lands or they have no legal targets, perhaps) or choose not to cast simply remain exiled."
Posted By: Halo_Is_Overrated (3/6/2012 9:23:36 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!