Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
sit in the early morning MTGO World Championship
qualifier tournament, I can only provide the
following advice on this card:
Never play it.
Not constructed, not limited. The only even
MILDLY decen use would be if your opponent had a
deck far superior to yours, and you had a weighted
coin. Seriously, it's total dung.
** Looks around
for the Pikachus, Dark Muks and Electabuzzes **
What is this...
Wizards attempt to bring the flavor of Pokemon to
the game of Magic? Ick... not very tasty.
Leave the random coin flips to the kiddos, thank
you very much. And seriously, Wizards... if you
want someone to even consider this card, try
making the casting cost like... 1. Someone
would have to be insane to play this as is.
obligatory coin flip card ends the week. It
costs 5 for a 2/2. Never mind the fact that you
also might have to sacrifice a creature when
another creature comes into play. Why do all
coin flip cards have to be utter fecal matter?
Are they that afraid of another Frenetic Efreet?
(Doesn't even go into your Chance Encounter
deck, since the coin flips on this card have no
winner or loser)
Ok, this guy is 4 mana too much, but think of it
this way- every goblin
you have, including himself, is now an iffy
innocent blood. It's bad, but
I've actually seen one break open a game (no
joke). If wizards wanted it to
see serious play, they should've made it cheaper
though. Then you could
include him in your
coin-flips-to-win-the-game-enchantment deck. wee.
Goblin Assassin is
really expensive for a little guy and an ability
you cant control. I hate having to guess what an
ability will do, leave it at home.
should win by design, not chance 1.15
Limited Lots of
creatures, I guess it could help but I would want
to know that it would help 1.95
PEZ Too expensive for the format
and not a game winner unless you are real lucky
In constructed, this card is too random too
expensive and just too horrible a creature.
In limited its the same story.
So all in all- Never ever play this guy.
Goblin Assassin is being reviewed for one reason -
because it sucks.
First of all, flipping coins automatically means
it stinks. There's a
difference between Magic and Pokemon, and
unfortunately, R&D hasn't noticed.
Secondly, it can potentially be more detrimental
to you than to your
opponent. The fact that your opponent can
possibly avoid losing a creature
is not good, and the fact that you may lose a
creature is a double whammy
against this card.
Thirdly, 2/2 for 3RR.... 'nuf said.
The name is fun, and the flavor is hilarious, but
this card is useless. It
is perhaps the most useless, overcosted pitch pile
of trash in the block,
and will more than likely hold onto that title
after Scourge is released.
Constructed - 1.0/5.0 (Useless outside of having
Limited - 1.0/5.0 (No fathomable reason why anyone
would play this...)