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Goblin Sharpshooter 
Onslaught Common

Reviewed October 9, 2002

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Nice and simple, he's sideboard against weenie.  One or two of him against a weenie deck clears the board.  That's his use - don't main deck him unless you have a weird combo.

Decent in limited, but so is anything that taps to deal damage.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3

Judge Bill

A red Tim. If your opponent has a lot of one-toughness creatures out, then
this is good. Otherwise, you've paid 3 for a 1/1. He will randomly untap at
times, but something like this is not something a red mage would consider a
viable strategy. If I was going to play a red Tim in the new type 2, I'd pay
one more to be able to use it once per turn.

In limited, this is not the worst card, as it will keep anything with one
toughness off their side of the board. And removal is hard to come by, so if
I were playing red, I'd play this guy. This guy alone wouldn't make me want
to play red though.

Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 2.5


Well if they made a goblin version of Tim you would probably play it in a red deck...right? Well, what if it Sucked ? You would say "I guess I wouldn't play it, Godfather" and the Godfather would smile at you and say "That's right, you're a good boy now go throw that crappy card in the trash and here's twenty dollahs for some candy." Then everyone would be happy because cards that don't untap unless X event happens generally suck unless you have some tech that works around the condition. Here you don't.
Constructed 1
Limited 1.5 cus he might be a chump blocker.


Goblin Sharpshooter

Although direct damage is very strong in limited, I
wouldn't play this guy because you may only get to
untap him a few times. Creatures that die in combat go
to thegraveyard at the same time(ignoring first
strike), so you only get to untap the goblin
sharpshooter once - at least this is my understanding
of the rules (I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm
wrong). A 2.5 in limited.

Now in constructed you can try to get round his
disadvantage eg. burning your opponents creatures to
sent them to the gravyard or using another card to
untap the sharpshooter. When you compare him to
prodigal sorcerer though, you see the sharpshooter
probably isn't that good except against a weenie deck.
A 3 in constucted.

Copyright 2001


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