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Bogardan Hellkite
Time Spiral

Reviewed January 11, 2007

Constructed: 4.9
Casual: 4.125
Limited: 4.55

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Jeff Zandi

 5 Time Pro Tour

Bogardan Hellkite

This is one big fat Dragon that can get the job done! Eight is a high casting cost whether you are talking limited or constructed, but once you do whatever you have to do to get this bad boy in play, it is generally worth the effort. There are only a very small number of creatures that can be played as an instant, and even fewer still that can fly, and none of them can help you instantly win the game better than Bogardan Hellkite. In limited the Hellkite is a very high pick, a number one pick most of the time. In constructed, Hellkite is the star of the popular Dragonstorm deck that has made so much noise in Standard constructed tournaments for the past several months.



Bogardan Hellite

Lots of damage. Lots of power. It has flash. It's everything you'd expect from a Dragon, plus more. And with Dragonstorm timeshifted, it makes the perfect win condition. What more is there to say? Well, its mana cost is pretty high. But so is every Dragon's, and besides, nobody hardcasts these things.

Constructed- 4.9
Casual- 4.9
Limited- 4.9

Jordan Kronick

Bogardan Hellkite

A big dragon with big damage attached to it. And a big mana cost. In constructed formats, the chances of casting this monstrosity and winning the game with it are limited. Fortunately, you don't need to cast it to win. Instead we've got Dragonstorm. These two cards will be forever linked in the minds of anyone who played Time Spiral era standard. As for limited, it's a huge bomb like nearly every dragon. If you cast this, you will likely win the game.

Constructed Rating - 3.7
Casual Rating - 3.6
Limited Rating - 4.3


Bogardan Hellkite

A really good creature with lots of uses. Just in a control deck with red (Izzetron anyone?) he's very strong, as he's a 5/5 (doesn't die to a Char or Psionic Blast) with flying (hard to block), but more importantly he has Flash (which is very important for the control deck, so you can save mana for a counter if you need it) and he either offs something when he comes into play or sends 5 damage at their head. It does cost 8 mana, but that's not a big deal for the Izzetron deck. His other main use is in Dragonstorm, where tutoring 4 of these into play is an insta-win if they're at 20 or lower.

In casual, it's a good choice for your dragon deck, as it's a powerful one.

In limited, this is a bomb. The only way I would not take this is if I had absolutely no red and it was in the third pack.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 5
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