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Reviewed December 20, 2007

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 3.50

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Six mana 6/6's are usually pretty good, and the Incarnation cycle is no exception. While Hostility isn't quite as strong as its brothers Vigor or Guile, and it needs to be built around unlike Dread, it's still a solid card. Haste ensures your opponent will have to deal with it very quickly, and the fact that it's a red Elemental in a world of Incandescent Soulstokes, Flamekin Harbingers, and.. uh... Caterwauling Boggarts is just gravy.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995


Hostility is probably my least favorite of the greater elementals from Lorwyn; personally, I never saw much use in turning direct damage spells into token generation spells. On the other hand, it is a big elemental with haste, and usually hits pretty hard on that basis (including with Pandemonium and/or Incandescent Soulstoke). Most of the time, though, if I were playing with Incarnations, I'd prefer Dread or Purity in control decks and Vigor with Incandescent Soulstoke.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002

I think it's just so hard for any deck packing burn to get the mana to play this out in constructed. It's so hard that it won't see widespread play. Instead, casual players will want to get this out then make a lot of tokens.

In limited, it's just a big creature that can turn Tarfire into two 3/1s.

Constructed: 1.5/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Meb9000 Hostility


Lol, that is one big birdie there. Hostility is an interesting elemental that has the words one should never find on a Red card: "Prevent". This card is one beefy incarnation that works excellently with Smokebraider to get it swinging fast. If one uses one of any numerous burn spells, you get a wicked clock on the opponent in the form of hasty 3/1 Elementals. Incinerate? 9 damage on the board. Beacon of Destruction? A freakishly scary 15 potential points. The list goes on. Hostility is best used in fun decks IMO, a real Johnny creature to be sure.

Constructed: 2.5/5

Limited: 4/5

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