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Copper Gnomes
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Copper Gmomes
- Urza's Saga

Reviewed November 23, 2015

Constructed: 3.13
Casual: 3.67
Limited: 3.00
Multiplayer: 3.13
Commander [EDH]: 3.88

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Copper Gnomes
 
If this creature hadn't been in the same block as Tinker, the world would have been quite a different place. If Jhoira's "I win" button hadn't been around, Copper Gnomes probably would have been the go-to cost-cheating card for artifact decks of the late 1990s, which probably would have used more card-drawing and traditional control elements to get something like Phyrexian Colossus into play early (and the very powerful artifact-based mana acceleration of that era would probably have made that happen sooner than the turn six implied by sum of the Gnomes' casting and activation costs). Of course, we know how history actually went, but - and this applies to a lot of cards, but especially this one - that doesn't mean you can't do the same thing now, and that doesn't mean that Copper Gnomes is not a fun way to experience the crazy power of Urza's Saga's artifacts in a safer and less domineering manner.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Copper Gnomes which is a two mana 1/1 that can be sacrificed for four to put an artifact from hand into play.
 
There are multiple high mana cost artifacts that this can enable in the early stages of the game and a Colossus on turn four can be difficult for most decks to handle.  The low mana cost for the Gnomes and number of potential targets makes this a very strong card for acceleration themed artifact decks.
 
In a Limited setting having this and a worthwhile target may be unlikely, but it can bypass countermagic plays be a psychological threat to an opponent that may feel forced to remove it as a precaution.  As a two colorless mana 1/1 there is little reason not to include it in any Sealed build and as a rare draft it has some potential to support a later pick.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 4.0
EDH/Commander: 4.0


Armuun

Copper Gnomes
 
Note: Crazy college stuff this week, so expect even SHORTER REVIEWS! Yay, snarky things do come in small packages!
 
A 2-Drop  1/1 Artifact creature that brings another artifact onto the battlefield from the grave while chump-blocking? Okay then.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 2.5
EDH: 3.5


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