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Lightning Helix
Ravnica: City of Guilds

Reviewed January 06, 2006

Constructed: 4.1
Casual: 3.9
Limited: 4.1

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Lightning Helix

I love it when we can end the week on a strong card. Helix does three damage for two mana, which is already a nice bonus. It also does two things - Damage and Life Gain. This give it multiple purposes and can be used in a wider range of situations. It's definitely a great card. This is one of those cards that will be played for years to come.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.5


Lightning Helix

Now here is an all-around good card. You'll find Helix played in any format you can get your hands on it. A quick pick at the draft table, and then it makes its way into some decent constructed builds. Three damage that can hit creatures OR players for two mana is a decent deal since it's at instant speed, and then throw in some lifegain for good measure.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 4

Jordan Kronick

Lightning Helix

I commented a couple weeks ago about my incredible disappointment at the loss of Lightning Bolt, back in the late 90's.
Lightning Helix goes a long way towards repairing this. We've been without a reasonable option for cheap 3-damage burn for some time now. Sonic Seizure and Chain of Plasma just weren't doing it for me. Lightning Helix represents the first cheap 3-damage burn that doesn't have a drawback since Incinerate. Those are some big shoes to fill. The drawback - if you can call it that - is the white mana, of course. However, the presence of the new Ravnican dual lands makes this not such a big issue. If there is a more important card in the sligh-style mirror match right now, I can't think of it.

Constructed Rating - 3.8
Casual Rating - 3.8
Limited Rating - 3.9

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