Morgue Toad Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Dimir Cutpurse

Hellfire Mongrel Hellfire Mongrel English

Creature — Elemental Hound 2/2, 2R (3)

At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has two or fewer cards in hand, Hellfire Mongrel deals 2 damage to him or her.

There is no fondness between the hound and its master. There is only a common appreciation of the hunt.

Illus. Dan Scott

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/1/2009: Hellfire Mongrel's triggered ability has an “intervening ‘if' clause.” That means (1) the ability won't trigger at all unless the opponent whose turn it is has two or fewer cards in hand as his or her upkeep starts, and (2) the ability will do nothing if that player has three or more cards in hand by the time it resolves.
  • 10/1/2009: In a Two-Headed Giant game, this ability will potentially trigger twice at the beginning of the opposing team's upkeep — once for each player on that team.
Printings:
#48 (Dan Scott)

Editions:
English Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (Uncommon)
English Zendikar (Uncommon)

Languages:
German Höllenfeuer-Mischling
French Bâtard du feu de l'enfer
Italian Meticcio di Fuoco Infernale
Spanish Mestizo fuego infernal
Portuguese Mestiço Avérneo
Japanese 地獄火の雑種犬
Simplified Chinese 狱火猎犬
Russian Метис Адского Огня


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