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Turn 4, geosurge, Ancient Hellkite.

@ Halaphax:

Turn 1: Mountain, Rite of Flame, Rite of Flame, Rite of Flame and Ancient Hellkite.

Posted By: lorendorky (12/27/2011 1:39:14 AM)



Nope, you can activate its ability as long as it's attacking. An attacking creature is a creature that is declared an attacker during a combat phase, so throughout the entire combat phase, you may activate its ability whenever you want during the combat phase, as long as it is tapped and attacking.
Posted By: Binaro (6/12/2012 4:03:02 PM)


My first-ever rare. I love him. He's big, wipes out weenies and potential blockers, and has perhaps the best art on any dragon ever printed. He looks really good in foil, too.
Has been and always will be one of my favorite cards.
Posted By: ParishInquisitor (8/24/2012 12:33:04 PM)


This card is really pretty good. Even without its ability its still a 6/6 7 mana flying.
Posted By: AnonymousPerson (9/29/2012 5:02:02 PM)


Probably the only Dragon that isn't afraid of Silklash Spider
Posted By: Kaleidostorm (12/26/2012 2:06:29 AM)


Normally, i'd rate on card design, but that art.
Posted By: talcumpowder0046 (12/2/2013 4:57:38 PM)


@Binaro: I was referring to Flameblast Dragon, not Ancient Hellkite.

No, Flameblast Dragon can only use its ability one time per attack.

"Whenever Flameblast Dragon attacks, you may pay ... ." So you pay "when (it) attacks" (once it is declared as an attacker, it immediately "attacks"), not "while" it "is attacking" (i.e. after being declared as an attacker but before combat resolves). (Although, according to Gatherer, Wizards has no official ruling regarding this issue; and they could obviously easily come in and negate my reading of it.)

Ancient Hellkite's ability can be activated while it "is attacking".

Yeah, A.H. is better for getting after multiple creatures in a mono-red (or very red-heavy) deck, than is Flameblast Dragon. Flameblast Dragon gets after a single target creature (employing mana of any or no color), or it gets after the defending player her or himself, with said mana. I guess Shivan Dragon is a better blocker than... (see all)
Posted By: humor_love (5/7/2014 10:35:31 PM)