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Goblin Sledder's ability to turn all of your
Goblins into potential +1/+1 effects is
powerful, yet subtle. Sledder doesn't help your
much in the mirror match, but can give you an
edge against black decks' -x/-x effects.
It all boils down to this: Goblin Sledder is a
good, but not fancy, tool card in constructed
and limited decks.
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
sledder is possibly the worst goblin reviewed
this week. While he combos well with the
Sharpshooter, he doesn't pack quite the punch of
the other goblins, and I must admit I prefer the
Mogg Fanatic over him in the one drop slot where
available, but then again there's not many
formats where I CAN choose the fanatic first.
This guy does help the curve of the goblin deck,
and that's his real strength. he's a one drop
that can sneak in a few points of damage maybe
and might even be able to save a creature as
well. This also makes him pretty handy for
limited, when his ability can be used to save a
bigger better creature during an attack. He's
also perfectly fine for casual, although I admit
I don't see a good reason to use him for casual
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Goblin Sledder - Thursday
Loyal to the end this guy is. Unfortunately he
just wasn't that all around useful. Even in
goblin decks, you weren't too upset to go
without seeing one of this in a long game. He
was good. But he wasn't great. And a card like
this is only marginally useful in limited play.
However, this card remains popular in casual
Goblin Sledder --
This card showed up in just about every Goblin
deck during its stay in Type II, and for a bit
of a good reason. At the very worst, you could
send with it and if it was blocked, whatever
card didn't get blocked got a small bonus before
damage went on the stack. I'm not sure it was
that good, but more that it fueled the sacrifice
engine that made Goblin Sharpshooter and
Patriarch's Bidding so good.
In casual, I really don't give this guy much
thought. There are all-around better cards
available at anyone's disposal, so the Sledder
should just hang out with other, worse goblins.
In limited, Goblin Sledder should rarely make
the cut, and if he does, you need to worry about
the quality of your deck. 1/1s for 1 with
lackluster abilities don't see a lot of play,
and for a good reason.
Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 2.0
A sac mechanism that often helps either get
extra damage through or ensure the survival of
other, more important goblins, this guy is an
auto-include in any deck with sharpshooter, and
most goblin decks without as well. Goblin
Bidding, too, rarely sees play without at least
3 of him.