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Skirk Fire Marshall 
Creature - Goblin Lord
Protection from red.
Tap five untapped Goblins you control: Skirk Fire Marshall deals 10 damage to each creature and player.

Reviewed September 16, 2002

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One of the Lords that taps for a big effect when you tap 5 creatures of the appropriate type. I personally think they got the red effect right, as this just feels red. This will almost always clear the board. Since he is a goblin himself, you only need 4 other goblins to make the ability go off. And since he has protection from red, he stays around for another use.
Unfortunately, although he is costed correctly and maybe even a bit agressively, he won't see much play in constructed. He will either get countered, or you will already be below 10 life, and thus the ability is only useful to force a draw (if your opponent is also under 10 life).
In limited, if you get enough goblins and manage to stabilize above 10 life, then you've got control. Even if you are below 10 life, I see a lot of draws being forced with this guy.
Type 2 and Extended: 2
Limited: 3


A very interesting card.  The problem is it makes everything go boom.  It kills off all your goblins (excluding itself) when it goes off, and puts you both that much closer to death.  Maybe if you had some weird extended combo with this and Goblin Legionaire and some life gain, with the ability to produce Goblins in mass (Warrens) there might be something there.  I just don't know how good it would be otherwise.

Not great in limited except he's Pro-Red - that can be useful

Constructed: 3
Limited: 2.5


I can smell the opponent's flesh burning...I can feel the power of Godfather's Goblins 2k2...I am so happy.
I like this Goblin a lot you can wait to play him until you get 4 more gobby's in play and BOOM! Bye bye opponent. Really bad for blue mages. Not nearly as good in draft unless you can corner the Gobbo market because you need to keep 4 other Gobbos alive until you can do the trick.
Constructed 4.5
Limited 2

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