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Destroy target land.
If that land is nonbasic, untap Helldozer.
Reviewed September 14, 2005
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"Helldozer"? I think the good card names may
actually run out before the good ideas for
cards... This monster is awesome. I can't wait
to play him in Legacy constructed with Dark
Rituals to get him out faster. In limited, this
guy is still very good. Not only can he smash at
least one land a turn, but his enormous 6/5 body
is quite a threat in limited as well.
* Game Store Owner
Man, how the times have changed. I remember when
Demonic Hordes were all there age. It was a
creature that could kill lands turn after turn.
Helldozer does everything they used to do and
then some. And on top of that, Helldozer is an
amazingly large creature to boot. I wouldn't
expect to see a ton of this card, but when you
do, you'll be on a clock to take care of
business fast. It's average in constructed play,
but for casual games, this guy is going to be a
monster. And I would definitely take this card
in limited as it can slow your opponent's
resources while also giving you a big body to
stick in the way.
I give this card a So-What / Who Cares. I'm not
that impressed with it; there are much better
ways you could be spending your six mana.
Kokusho, for example. The only place I see
Helldozer making an impact would be in a
red-black land destruction deck that needs a win
condition. At least you could blow up a land and
swing in the same turn.
Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 3.0 [it is a big-man, after all]
WOW...what an awesome ability! Being able to
destroy non-basic lands and untap when it is
said and done is just unbelievable in Ravnica.
With the multiple color format, most players
will be most likely be playing a good amount of
non-basic lands. Helldozer can destroy them all
in one fell swoop. Yikes! His casting cost is
pretty high, but getting him on the board will
be huge against a deck that runs heavy non basic
Constructed - 3
Casual - 4
Limited - 3
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Helldozer eh? Looks to me like a destroy land
version Visara, except you need
3 black mana each turn, my choice for mono, but
not multi. Nothing a good Dark Ritual can't take
care of. And it seems it's yet another Zombie
Giant, haven't we seen one of those before?
Onslaught i believe am i right? Watch out
people, black just got some more land
destruction, not bad, 6 mana for a badass effect
and not to mention a 6/5?