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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day


Hellboy -  Amung an Rama

Card #EHB-005


Date Reviewed: 09.10.07

Constructed Rating: 4.25
Limited Average Rating: 3.50

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.

Jason Bunch
Level 2 Judge
Hellboy, Amung an Rama

Ahh, Hellboy. The Big Red Machine that won me $350 at Indy. How I love you so. I'll even mow Mike Mignola's lawn if I ever get the chance, so grateful am I to the creator of Hellboy. Hellboy has two great abilities, both of which tie into the "single visible character" theme of the B.P.R.D.

First of all, if Hellboy is the only visible character you control, then whenever he stuns a character, he gets a +1/+1 counter. This takes him from slightly above average 8/7 to moderately beefy 9/8. Hellboy really depends on his support cards though. You can take a mutual stun, get the counter, then use a recovery card like Pancakes to recover him and use your slightly larger Hellboy to stave off another attack. If you're attacking, you can stun a smaller character, get the counter, then use Break off the Horns to ready him for another attack. Sure, you won't be doing breakthrough, but you'll get another stun, another counter, and be making a Hellboy that won't get stunned by the majority of 4 drops and a good chunk of 5 drops. He also works great with Abe Sapien on 5, who makes every Hellboy powerup a +2/+2.
Trust me, I was fending off some big attacks with the combination of those two. B.P.R.D. is a really fun deck to play, especially with the synergy it has with teams like X-Statix, Hellfire Club, Kang Council, and yes, Underworld.

Rating: 5/5 for my personal experience. 4/5 for everyone else
xstreamzero Hellboy

Awesome, the Hellboy cards are quite possibly one of my favorites…

Anung Un Rama
Whenever Hellboy stuns a character, put a +1 ATK/ +1 DEF counter on Hellboy if he is the only visible character you control.
Pay 1 endurance > Return target character you control to its owner’s hand. Use this power only once per turn.

By the end of turn 4, Hellboy better be a 12/12 or bigger. Thanks to cards like Need for Speed, Breaking off the Horns, and Pancakes, Hellboy can continuously keep gaining counters. You can even do things like Shaw Industries, Kang Crossroads, or even Collecting Souls, it’s a big Hellboy in it’s own deck. You can even search for cards you want with Something is coming if you got some Thule Society Characters.

Constructed: 4/5

I like Hellboy…

Bill Ivie Happy, Happy Hellboy Monday.....

Hellboy, Anung Un Rama

Sealed: 3/5
Constructed: 3/5

This card is equally rated in both sealed and constructed as it gains no benefit/downfall from being mixed with other affiliations. For a four-drop, it's not bad. An 8/7 can hold it's own and can make things happen. While the effects seem nice, I'm not sure how much they actually come into play. I'll tell you this though, if you had a poor draw and ended up with no characters through the first three rounds, this card can help. It could also help when he's on the field with some weak characters. I know when something like this comes up across the field from me, it makes me think twice about picking off all the little guys, as this guy just gets bigger and bigger. As a four-drop, he can become big and quick and could be useful in later rounds. Still, I'm not THAT impressed, he's middle of the road, at best and gets a pair of threes for his trouble.
Jacquay Williams HELLBOY Anung Un Rama

This is actually one of my favorite cards. I'll start with his second effect first. Pay 1 end -> return target character you control to the owner's hand. Use only once per turn. That effect is really good for recycling stunned characters that have "come into play" effects, very good effects or discard fodder for search. The first effect is my favorite actually. +1/+1 when he stuns someone? Thank you, the next hit is gonna hurt more. Combined with my personal favorite combo (Fated-up and Fate Has Spoken) and you have an angry, yet cool red guy on your side. Quick idea, he can go into a Birds of Prey or Concealed-Optional Gotham (is there really a difference?) deck and become the beat-stick he was always meant to be.

Constructed - 4.5

Sealed - Kinda expensive, since you only can get one pack per essentials kit. However, probably a 4.0, since you need more pieces to make it work.

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