Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Sparksmith could be
an interesting addition to Goblin based decks.
It gives you the ability to deal with creatures
that you just can't handle. However, it does
have some nasty drawbacks. If you have 7 Goblins
in play, it's going to do 7 damage to whichever
creature, even if it's toughness is only 2. Now,
that in itself isn't bad, but... it also hits
YOU for 7. You're only going to be able to
handle that once or twice before it hurts too
In constructed, I
don't believe it will see too much play.
In limited, it's a
great pick if you have the Goblins to support
it, and it can get you out of a jam if necessary
for just a bit of pain.
Constructed - 2
Limited - 4
Now we get to one of
the cards that has allowed a resurgence in red
decks. Reusable removal, given enough goblins.
Even does 1 by itself. And the drawback of you
taking damage too isn't really one for a red
mage, although the using of your life total for
stuff like this feels slightly black to me. No
matter. If you're playing red beatdown, you
almost always want to be playing this.
I'd play this in
limited even if I only had 1 other goblin. It's
that good. If I saw this in draft, I'd generally
Thursday - Sparksmith
This will be huge. So many combos can be based
around this card it's
pathetic. NO creature is safe. This is the big
goblin on campus in the
goblin decks you'll see in constructed. And
this'll be a GREAT limited pick.
Anyway, if you can get four of these, put them in
your red deck. If you
can get these in a Sealed tournament, play red.
Because this is a GREAT card
and WILL win you games.
Hope everyone had a
Anywho, Sparksmith is a great card for limited. He
shoots stuff, and
has the potential to shoot stuff for a lot. The
only downside is that
you smack yourself too. A price that is worth
taking in limited because
it could help you get an annoyance off the board,
and allow you to swing
through for the victory. You trade off vices with
Sparkcaster - you
smack yourself in order to prevent something from
smacking you a lot
later. In limited, a 3 out of 5, and a solid pick
if your playing Red,
and is a must pick if you play Goblins.
In constructed, the jury is still out on whether
this card should make
it into an Onslaught Block Goblin-Sligh deck. It
is good, and can clear
the path to allow something like Goblin Piledriver
or Blistering Firecat
go right through for the win or a lot of damage,
but could weigh you
down later on should you get caught in a long
drawn out war.I give it an
even rating of 2.5 out of 5, because it could be
good, but that will be
determined in future sets.