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Lava Hounds 
8th Edition Rare

Reviewed August 11, 2003

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Lava Hounds

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 3
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Lava Hounds is out fast and hasty, so despite it's coming into play drawback of losing 4 life, it's pretty good.  I don't know if it would take the 4 slot in a sligh or Gobbles deck though.  If it hit Astral slide, that wouldn't be so hot for you...losing 4 life per slide... bad times.

In limited, it's a quick 4/4. I'd pick it early/mid draft if you're going red.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 3

Judge Bill

A hasty 4/4 for 4, its only drawback is that it deals 4 damage to you when it comes into play. That's not really a drawback for red, because it helps keep the pressure up. It doesn't matter what life you're at, as long as you have 1 life when your opponent goes below 1.
In limited, it's less attractive, as a ground stall is inevitable, and you frequently don't have the power to push through early like you do in constructed.
Constructed: 3.75
Limited: 2

 Van Zandt

Lava Hounds
I think this guy should have seen a lot more play in block than he did,  and
he's now proving quite dangerous in 8th edition limited,  but with all the
spiffy goblin related things from onslaught block to fill in the "ball
lightning" slot in red weenie decks,  I think he'll again miss his chance to
shine in constructed.  He's still decent at what he does though, despite the
fireblast to the head.
constructed - 3.1
limited - 3.3





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