Hell Swarm Legends Hell's Caretaker

Hellfire Hellfire English

Sorcery, 2BBB (5)

Destroy all nonblack creatures. Hellfire deals X plus 3 damage to you, where X is the number of creatures that died this way.

"High on a throne of royal state . . . insatiate to pursue vain war with heav'n." —John Milton, Paradise Lost

Illus. Pete Venters

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/1/2009: Hellfire checks the number of creatures put into graveyards as the result of its effect, not the number of creatures destroyed as a result of its effect. For example, a replacement effect that says “If a creature would be put into a graveyard from the battlefield, exile it instead” won't affect whether a creature is destroyed or not, but will affect whether it's put into a graveyard or not.
  • 10/1/2009: A creature that regenerates instead of being destroyed doesn't leave the battlefield, so it's not put into a graveyard.
  • 10/1/2009: A token creature that's destroyed is put into its owner's graveyard, and will be counted by Hellfire's effect. (Immediately after Hellfire finishes resolving, the token will cease to exist.)
#18 (Pete Venters)

English Legends (Rare (R1))
English MTGO Masters Edition III (Rare)

Italian Fuoco Infernale

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