I seriously can't believe they
printed this. A 2/1 for 1 in red or green?
Is this why Savannah Lions wasn't in Tenth?
Or was that Goldmeadow Stalwart? To say
nothing of the fact that it's "drawback" is
something you probably would've done anyway.
And on top of all that, it's a Goblin and
therefore goes into Goblin decks.
In Constructed and Limited,
you'll never be disappointed to have it.
In Casual, it goes in Goblin decks.
Have they still not learned that "must attack
each turn" isn't a drawback, or do they just not
care? I'm betting on the second one. The
Maniac's problem isn't that - it's that lots of
one- and two-cost creatures now are just bigger
than him. He doesn't like facing Kird Ape, Mogg
Fanatic, Wall of Roots, Wren's Run Vanquisher,
Epochrasite, Tarmogoyf, or even Elvish Warrior.
A card with this level of efficiency, though,
will be played anyway. If the opponent, for
whatever reason, doesn't have a creature they
want to block with, Tattermunge Maniac will put
them under a lot of pressure very fast.
for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10
This card will see play and plenty of it. Since
when has a 2/1 for 1 not seen play? Red and
Green have had these options before but not for
a while. The fact it must attack is a small
drawback as this only belongs in an aggro deck
that wants to get in some damage early. In
limited, not so great.
Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
It's ok, but a 2/1 now isn't as good as a 2/1
used to be because there has been a bit of
creature power level creep. It's still quite
efficient and so it's an automatic 4 of in Red
Deck Wins, but unplayable anywhere else.
In limited, it's still ok, but the chances of it
coming out first turn is decreased (because
there's less copies) and this thing isn't so hot
coming out turn 4 or 5. There's also a lot more
-1/-1 counter shenanigans so it's likely to die.
This guy is definitely NOT a Jackal Pup.
the fact that he has to attack every turn makes
him much less useful. You will rarely ever
want to topdeck this guy. I think you have
to play him in some deck just because of his
power to cost ratio, but he's not as much of a
superstar that people want to say he is.
The other downside is that I have to play 4 of
them to make it worthwhile. I want to draw
it early. But I don't want to see those
other copies after turn three.
This aggressive little 2/1 is a decent choice
for mono red or green/red creature decks that
want to attack every turn. This little Maniac
would be a lot better if it had Haste to go
along with the clear downside of having to
attack each turn if possible. This card’s one
toughness also keeps it from being a bigger hit.
Still, a 2/1 for one mana is clearly good. In
limited, this card would have been more useful
in Lorwyn/Morningtide than in the slower, more
creature heavy limited environment of
Shadowmoor. In Shadowmoor limited, a 2/1 just
isn’t going to deal any damage unless it comes
into play in the very first turns of the game.
So far, in my experience, the small creature
rush strategy has been hard to pull off in
Shadowmoor limited formats.
This card will see a lot of
play in constructed. Very similar to Jackal Pup
and that was an amazing card. In limited, it is
definitely playable. It loses a little ground
because of its lack of effectiveness in the late
This little guy can put some fast beats. A one
drop that is a 2/1 for green or red is going to
be awesome. I would play him in a mono red deck
only. Most of the players will not have
something to kill it right away and will
probably not want to chump bock it with their
own one drops. I really would not put it in any
of my green and red decks. I usually want Birds
or Elves that produce mana early on than a 2/1
that has to attack each turn.
It will see a lot of fun play in all sorts of
green and red decks.
This little guy is very good for Draft or Sealed
deck. First pick on drafts even if it is not my
colors. If you open it in your sealed deck pool
use it. The one match I lost at the Pre Release
he had one in his deck and drop it on turn one
It's a Goblin Warrior...
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