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Thursday, January 11, 2007
Like a bat outta Hell
Four Hellboy Essential Collection cards!

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Hellboy, Anung Un Rama

What promises to be one of about four Hellboy cards, this has a couple of very funky abilities.

The first of these is simple enough - up Hellboy's attack and defence whenever he stuns a character. This shouldn't be difficult - stats-wise, he's slightly above average. Naturally, this only works if he's your only visible character, indicating that the BPRD affiliation likes to play with your hidden and visible areas, a la Hellfire Club from the X-Men expansion.

The second ability is awesome, as well. You can pay 1 endurance to return a character to your hand. This is great to avoid KOing said character when they become stunned, and works nicely with Hellboy's counter gaining. If you control another visible character, launch them into an attack which will stun them back, return it to your hand, and then attack with Hellboy , and get the counter.


Break off the Horns

I'm yet to see the remaining versions of Hellboy, but if the one above is any indication, this card is very sweet indeed.

If you look above at Hellboy, Anung Un Rama, and see the second paragraph, where I mention a combo, think about how this card will work with him.

Launch in for an attack which will get your character stunned, attack with Hellboy, gain a counter, attack again, gain another counter.

As a card, it's fairly simplistic, but it has the potential to be dangerous. Which is always fun! Not only does it help you wipe out your opponent's board, it also helps with beefing up Hellboy.


Grigori Rasputin, True Father

On the other side of the spectrum, we have the BPD's enemies the Thule Society, headed up by Hellboy's arch-nemesis, Grigori Rasputin.

His stats are about average for a 4-drop, and he doesn't have flight or range. Instead, he has a really awesome ability - pay a certain amount of endurance, and KO a character with that cost.

It looks as though KOing characters is going to be the Thule Society's modus operandi, and this will help things move along nicely.

Grigori Rasputin, True Father has some great potential within the Thule Society deck, as well as within other decks.


Accept Your Destiny

The fourth and final card tonight, again, is awesome.

It lets you not only exhaust a character to KO a stunned character, but also to gain endurance equal to the cost. There's one downside, however, and that's that you need to have a Thule Society character to exhaust, limiting it's use in other decks.

As with Gregori Rasputin, True Father, it encourages you to KP your opponents' characters. It will also work nicely with said card, as you can stun a couple of characters, pay Gregori's endurance to KO one of them, exhaust another character you control to KO another character, and gain some endurance back. If you work it properly, you're basically KOing to characters for the cost of exhausting just one of them.
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