Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Replica - He's a limited good guy... a Gray Ogre
on the surface, he has the added benefit of
destroying an artifact if need be, and in Mirrodin
format, that wouldn't be unusual now, would it?
And, he's a Goblin, happy times for all you Goblin
players out there.
Friday - Goblin
obligatory Shatter replica. Back to being a
2/2, but with an unwieldy 4 mana activation
cost. You're much better off playing Shatter
in constructed formats.
In limited, it's
necessary to pick up one or two of these.
Not even the 4 mana activation cost makes it
bad, because half the set is artifacts.
Artifact removal dries up quickly in any
form, so this must be picked early. You'll
find yourself playing it.
This is probably the best of the replicas
limited-wise, and maybe even constructed-wise.
Its a solid morph that doubles as artifact
removal, which makes it awesome for limited. The
ability may be a bit expensive at "3R" to
activate, but its still good nonetheless.
In constructed its seen some sideboard play,
like in the top GobVantage deck from New
Hehe, goblins are good peoples. This is as
useful as the soldier replica. In a block that
is 50% artifacts, this guy is very handy. In
limited, he becomes more useful than the wizard
replica. Bosh causing you troubles? Not for
long. Clockwork dragon put the game on a 2 turn
clock? (insert witty comment here about clocks
and how this thing stops them). This guy is very
Constructed, he suddenly janks up the room. Type
2 has very few artifacts, witht eh exception of
affinity, which kills you before you get to use
this guy. So yeah, pass with him in constructed.
Constructed rating - "At least I am better than
the nim" 1.5
Limited rating - "I make your things go KABOOM"
Dopey tinkering goblin machine rating - 10