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Creature Type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 20 cards
{R} 80% {B/R} 5% {R/G} 15%
as of Zendikar Rising
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Hellion is a mainly red creature type used for cards that depict enormous, wormlike creatures with a scaly, snakelike body, spiky knobs along its sides, and a ring of tentacles surrounding a toothy maw.[1][2][3] Hellions, mechanically, are rather large (typically above four power) and have devour, haste, damage dealing, or damage amplifying.

Description[edit | edit source]

Hellions are manifestations of nature's blind rage. Most are huge, about the size of freight trains. They are mighty, unpredictable, and hostile. Often, the Hellion is the beating heart of a volcano (Caldera Hellion, Crater Hellion, Flameborn Hellion).

History[edit | edit source]

The first creature to bear the type was Volcano Hellion in Planar Chaos, though the Crater Hellion from Urza's Saga, the Flowstone Hellion from Stronghold and the Iron-Barb Hellion from Fifth Dawn were all issued errata to become Hellions as well as Beasts.[4] At the time of the Grand Creature Type Update, R&D talked about consolidating Hellion into another creature type, but after many days arguing about how to consolidate it, they left it alone.[5]

Notable Hellions[edit | edit source]


Tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Hellion Red Creature — Hellion 4/4
Red Creature — Hellion 4/4 Haste

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Doug Beyer (December 24, 2008). "How to Design a Hellion and More!". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Monty Ashley (November 10, 2010). "Sketches: Flameborn Hellion". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Doug Beyer (August 10, 2011). "Magic's Exclusive Creatures". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Wizards of the Coast (March, 2007). "Ask Wizards - March 2007". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Mark Rosewater (April 05, 2018). "Trivia on my favorite creature type, Hellion?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  6. Magic Arcana (January 09, 2006). "The Hellion-Headed Hydra". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.