It'd be so much better if you could choose not
to sacrifice him, but as it stands, this guy
represents a potential 4 goblin tokens, plus 4
damage to your opponent. I'm not convinced it's
worth Unearthing unless you really need the
tokens or have your opponent low on life, and
you don't get tokens if your opponent kills the
Bomber before it deals damage, but it's still a
good source of damage, and it can't really be
handled by one removal spell, so it has that
working for it.
"Temporary" creatures like Skizzik and Ball
Lightning have been popular at various times.
Kathari Bomber lacks the sheer power of some of
its ancestors; but on the other hand, unearth
can fill in the gaps much like with Hell's
Thunder. And it's not as though we just had an
entire shard of Alara based on tokens and
sacrificing creatures . . .
Welcome back today’s card is Kathari Bomber, a
R/B bird shaman that provides a boost to the
Devour strategy and providing a semi-efficient
creature to pound face with. Paying three mana
for a 2/2 flyer is fairly priced the interesting
area of this card is the effect, whenever it
deals combat damage to a player sacrifice
Kathari Bomber and put two 1/1 red goblin
creature tokens into play. The extra tokens can
swing for damage on the next turn or provide
chump blockers. Alternatively they can be used
for Devour or other effects that utilizing
sacrificing creatures. Currently in Standard
these card is not nearly powerful enough to find
a niche in any competitive decks but has some
potential post rotation and in some rouge decks.
Extended and other formats no chance at all.
Casual and multiplayer allows shenanigans to be
perpetrated by this guy but the effort is not
worth it and the amount of creature’s available
to players makes it an even worse choice.
Limited it provides a flying body that provides
an extra creature when it’s sacrificed decent
for complementing Devour and Unearth strategies.