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Goblin Assassin 
Legions Uncommon

Reviewed April 25, 2003

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As I 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.

Constructed: 1
Limited: 1
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** Looks around for the Pikachus, Dark Muks and Electabuzzes ** ....  WTH?!?

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.

Constructed: 1
Limited: -1

Judge Bill

Finally, the 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?
Constructed: 1 (Doesn't even go into your Chance Encounter deck, since the coin flips on this card have no winner or loser)
Limited: 1

 Van Zandt

Goblin assassin
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.
constructed 1.1
limited 2


Goblin Assassin is really expensive for a little guy and an ability you can’t control. I hate having to guess what an ability will do, leave it at home.


Constructed – Decks 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 – 1.10


Danny Tatro

       Goblin Assassin

       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.

       Constructed: 1
       Limited: 1


Goblin Assassin

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 fun...)
Limited - 1.0/5.0 (No fathomable reason why anyone would play this...)

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