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Goblin Fireslinger
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Goblin Fireslinger
M12

Reviewed August 18, 2011

Constructed: 2.80
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.80
Multiplayer: 2.40

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Goblin Fireslinger

This card's main function is to act as an unblockable 1/1. Except an actual unblockable 1/1, like Tormented Soul, could carry Equipment or Auras and hit for more than 1, while those cards won't help the Fireslinger sling more fire. In a bloodthirst deck, the Fireslinger is great, because you can tap it, play your bloodthirsty creatures, and then swing for your turn (if the bloodthirst creature also had haste), but other than that, there really isn't much call for this little guy.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2
Limited- 2.5
Multiplayer- 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Goblin Fireslinger
 
A 1/1 creature that only shoots players may not seem too impressive at first glance, not compared to red's Lightning Bolts and Grim Lavamancers. This little guy definitely has a place, though. Short a Circle of Protection or Arrest or something like that, he will always deal one damage every turn. That's often called "inevitability" - not the fastest inevitability around, but still worth noting. Making sure your bloodthirst creatures always enter the fray with +1/+1 counters on them may end up being his most common use, and a pretty worthwhile one in limited or casual play. 
 
Constructed:  2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

Paul

Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is the exceptional blood thrist enabler Goblin Fireslinger. While it lacks the versatility of real Tim cards pinging a player  is not a bad deal. In standard there are no popular bloodthirst decks and goblin decks wouldn’t touch this with a ten foot pole making its impact on standard nonexistent there are simply better and more efficient cards. In extended and eternal formats the same principle applies any format with one drop’s such as Wild Nacatl and Grim Lavamancer has no need for cards like Goblin Fireslinger. In casual and multiplayer in almost all situations cards like Prodigal Pyromancer and its kind are better investments even if this comes down cheaper there is not a lot of room for a card such as this as it can only hit players. In limited this guy is nuts, not like Doom Blade or other removal nuts but a solid bloodthirst enabler that unopposed could theoretically win the game for you. I wouldn’t draft this highly but if I am going for a blood thirst deck I would prioritize this card.
 
Constructed: 1.0
Casual: 1.0
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 1.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Goblin Fireslinger which is a one mana 1/1 that can tap to deal one damage to target player.  This is a very solid addition to goblins, burn, and Bloodthirst themes that is playable in any stage of the game which isn't always true for other 1/1 creatures or goblins.  At the very least this will see play in clan decks which have Goblin Arsonist and Goblin Grenade in the same set to keep them strong for the upcoming year.
 
 
In Limited this common works with other goblins, but really excels alongside Bloodthirst and in any game that gets to the stalemate stage. 
While it isn't removal it can be picked up relatively early and frequently in Booster as support to most Red designs and every Sealed deck running the color should be able to benefit from a 1/1 with such a useful ability.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

      Welcome to another great card of the day review here at Pojo.com! This time around we have a look at Goblin Fireslinger from M12. This little common is a 1/1 for just one red mana. He has a tap ability that deals one damage to target player.

     This guy is probably one of the most sought after commons from M12. The reasoning behind that is how quickly he can begin dealing some steady damage, and the fact that the damage ultimately feeds Bloodthirst decks.

     That’s right, this little guy is the easy road to some big baddies, and he is just a simple common card. Outside of this, as stated before, he is a fast and steady source of damage. One damage may not seem like a lot, but imagine if three of these guys were to hit the table by turn two. That would become three constant damage every turn. That kind of streaming damage combined with any other damage you could sling adds up quickly to a potential win.
 
Limited: 5/5
Casual: 5/5
Constructed: 5/5
Multiplayer: 3/5


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