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Reviewed March 25, 2004

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 2.7

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* game store owner in CA,

What you have in a nutshell here is a 5/2 regenerating haste for 5 mana.  The haste and regen don't have good synergy since you probably don't have 8 mana (5 of them Red) when you cast him. But other than that, if you can keep 3 Red open, his smaller 2 toughness isn't a matter.  5 power coming for your opponent's dome is a good thing. He lacks a bit of the ooofta to be sought after for casual, and I really don't think this guy is a consideration in type 1.

For limited, a nice pick if you're going heavy Red. Regenerators with high power are always amazing in limited.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 4
Current Price: Eron the Relentless $1

Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Eron the Relentless

A wanna be Ball Lightning, only he costs 2 more. His regeneration is also
kind of pointless, as what self respecting red deck would have 8 mana?

Probably a more casual card, as the games go on more often, and you will
have mana to regenerate this.

Never played Homelands limited, sorry.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: N/A


* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

* pro tour player

* Scrye writer since 2002

Eron the Relentless
Damn, I absolutely have to apologize to the fans this week.  MY reviews have been boring and terrible.  But deep inside, I'm not too excited about these cards. 
I can say that Eron was t least in a few decks of mine.  He was also a bit harder to kill.  Eron is a forgotten legend.
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3

Jeff Zand

5 Time Pro Tour

Level 2 Judge

Eron the Relentless

From the moment I first cracked a Homelands pack and found myself staring eye-to-eye with this legend, I thought Eron the Relentless looked a lot like the singer/songwriter Sting. Eron the Relentless was a staple card for quite a while. He was a huge monster who had Haste before WOTC knew what to call the ability. Eron even appeared in one of the top eight decks from the first Pro Tour. I would build an entire deck around the King of Pain right now if he were legal in Type II or Extended!


CASUAL:            4.0

LIMITED:             4.0


Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
*Game Store Owner (Gamer's Edge)

Eron the Relentless


The only thing stopping this guy from being a bigger beat stick was that he didn’t have trample. This guy was played in a few decks during his glory days, and his regeneration ability in a mono-red deck made him unstoppable against a lot of decks in the field. He was not very draft friendly due to his low toughness, but overall he was still a great guy for his time.


Constructed:                 3

Casual:                         3

Limited:                        1


* Level 1 DCI Judge

*game store employee

* gaming for over 15 years
Eron the Relentless

First thing I looked at when I saw this card was that it has regeneration. Red should never get regen. Its just not fair. His power is way to high to have on a creature in red. Couple him with some reusable burn and he gets dang nasty to other creature deck. His low casting cost…and yes it is a low casting cost when you add in haste and regeneration actually makes him playable. Well at least he is a legend. He is by no means a game breaker but I think he is pretty solid for casual play and limited. In constructed he does okay but the legend factor does make him a little bit less attractive.

Constructed 2

Casual 2.5

Limited 2.5


2 Grand Prix Top 8's

Multiple Pro Tour appearances

Eron the Relentless


Another man that made the deck in the strange formats of days gone by, Eron served as a hasty beater in a few decks.  While you probably never got to attack and regenerate in the same turn, in the later part of a game he could can be an extreme problem.  At the time, regeneration wasn’t the greatest ability due to the number of effects that were commonly used that would bypass it while dealing with the creature (Swords to Plowshares, Icy Manipulator, and Incinerate, for example).  Regardless, this guy did a number on your opponent; haste made him really solid.


Remember my complaints about RR3 in Mental Magic?  Well, this guy certainly fits the bill for RR3, and is pretty solid about it on the whole.  He’s not terribly great for group games and the like, but he’s still fun.


I’d highly recommend this guy for limited play, if for some reason you happen to be drafting Homelands…uhh…right, so, draft this guy or something.


Constructed:  3.0

Casual:  2.5

Limited:  3.0


Eron the Relentless just doesn't have the punch that one would like, especially for a card that is out of flavor for Red. On the other hand, he seems good. A 5 power creature, with two strong abilities should be good. Unfortunately while a 5 cost 5 power Haste creature should be good but without Trample or Evasion Eron just doesn't have the punch of the more efficient Ball Lightning. In addition with 2 on the backside Eron is very likely to die in his first charge; With 3 mana to regenerate it is unlikely you will have the mana necessary to protect him. Even if you hold back the mana drain he puts on your deck because of Regeneration just slows things down for you instead of speeding the demise of your opponent. Eron was almost a star but he just can't cut it.

Constructed: So many stronger and more efficient cards exist that don't slow down your deck - 1.5

Casual: Eron may be acceptable to casual decks but still isn't a strong choice - 2.0

Limited: Ties up too much colored mana to be a strong pick - 2.0

PEZ - Eron is too expensive for a fast format - 1.5


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Eron the Relentless

Not Enron the Relentless, Eron.  Eron can come back unlike Enron.  Sorry, anyway, despite being a little overcosted he’s excellent in limited and is a quick beater. In Constructed, the triple red shouldn’t really be left open to regenerate this. So it becomes 5 mana, 5 damage which isn’t the best. In Casual, he’s great. Continuous beatdown.

In Limited, I’d take him fast.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 4
Limited: 4

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