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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day


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Goblin Cohort 
Betrayers of Kamigawa


Reviewed February 22, 2005

Constructed: 2.90
Casual: 2.25
Limited: 2.20

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Ray "Monk"
Powers
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Goblin Cohort

While its unlikely this card will ever work out in limited, where its hard to draft such a perfect curve to make this guy happy, I have to admit it seems to have some potential to me in extended, where he probably will fit pretty well in a goblin deck or sligh deck. In casual, he's far too aggressive to make your opponent happy to play you, so I would probably pass, unless you are making a deck built entirely on things that can only attack in certain situations, which would be dang funny, but not good. =)

Constructed: 4
Casual: 2
Limited: 1


DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

2/22 Goblin Cohort

This guy is OK.  If you are going with the weenie rush strategy, this guy can actually get plaid.  Unfortunately, the environment is full of other quality weenie style creatures, so he's going to get left out. And as strange as it seems, only a really good player can play around this drawback well.  It's similar to another creature out of Tempest that made its way into decks back then

Constructed: 2
Casual: 1
Limited: 1.5
Paul
Hagan
Goblin Cohort --

I'm normally not against 2/2s for 1, but this guy seems pretty mediocre. I won't call him bad by any stretch of the imagination -- you can easily build a deck that works around his disadvantage. However, be weary of playing this card -- it might come back to haunt you. I'm going to give him a slightly lower rating in casual, since a lot more cards are available, including better 2/2s for one red mana.

In limited, this card gets put in my sideboard. I don't like getting stuck, and this card might cause me to be in that position.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 1.5
Limited Rating: 2.0


Chris
Gerhardt

* game store owner
(Shuffle and Cut)

Goblin Cohort

A very nice one drop in a Goblin deck laden with creatures. Since you are hoping to play out creatures every turn, this guy can be a bargain. Nice for constructed and casual.

In limited, Cohort's usefulness depends a lot on what kind of creature ratio you are using. If you have a fair amount, he's worth considering. At worst, he's a nice 2/2 early blocker.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 3.5


Jason
Chapman

Mogg Conscripts, err. . . Goblin Cohort is the very definition of a solidly built card.  Any time a creature’s power is greater than its casting cost that is a sign that you should consider playing it. In aggressive decks the drawback is minimal since you will be doing everything in your power to play a creature every turn anyway. The card gets a big thumbs up from me and is almost a free ride into my Sligh and Geeba (goblin) builds. Sure, the Cohort will never be a gamebreaker but life isn’t about the big payouts.

 

Constructed: 2.5

Casual: 2.5

PEZ: 2.5

Limited: 3.0

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