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Ersatz Gnomes

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 1.31 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 1.47  (6 Reviews)
Reviewed April 22, 2002
<ed note:  Due to the overwhelming number of people wanting to give this less than a 1, all ratings less than 1 were rounded up to 1. -Scott>

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"Hi, my name is Poopy the Gnome, please don't pass me, I'll make a great
39th card!  Really, play me, I work really well with others." 1 in all



Ok, I'm not being funny here...but if the gnome isn't of the Bottle Gnome variety, it's not very good.  Ok, I'll even stretch and say the Ticking Gnomes were ok.  Any others just haven't been that good

Constructed: 1.2
Limited: 1.3


3CC 1/1, eh?  It's got cool art!  Actually, the ability is useful, from what I can see, in 2 decks - sligh to avoid COPs, and mono-black so Terror is always a good thing.  In both cases, there are prolly better, more stable answers.
This guy can be a trickster in limited, and worth playing, but still not great.  He can do fun things against protection stuff, but still not great.

Constructed - 1.5
Limited - 2
Current Price - $0.75

Judge Bill



You should only look at Ersatz Gnomes if you're playing mono-colour and
you're expecting MAJOR worries with protection from your colour. Otherwise
you've got a little 1/1 for 3 mana.

In constructed, you just about might sideboard a few if you know that the
environment is built to hose your colour. As for limited, he will have very
few uses, but perhaps as flimsy insurance if you draft mono-colour. In both
formats, he's still pretty bad.

Constructed - 1.5
Limited - 1.5


Well a 1/1 creature that is vulnerable to Disenchant for 3 mana is fairly, shall we say, uneconomical, so expectations are running fairly high for its ability.

Turn things colorless.  Well I suppose it helps with getting your Spirit of the Night past a Circle of Protection: Black, but honestly folks, did Raging Spirit's ability make it playable?  How about using a separate card to do that?

Honestly this is one of the worst cards I've ever seen.  Probably in the bottom 20, so to speak.
.01 for having the ability to attack.

Andrew Chapman

Who likes overcosted colorless creatures that changes
other spells and permanents to colorless?  Not too
many of you, eh?  Heh, me neither.

Same goes for Limited.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 2


See kids even back in the Golden Age WOTC made bad overcosted cards with dumb abilities. This one is so bad that I had to go look it up to see what it did. The ability was useless then and is just as useless today.

Constructed-.5 (IT is a creature so it can attack...?)



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