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Goblin Replica 
Mirrodin Common

Reviewed December 5, 2003

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Goblin Replica - He's a limited good guy... a Gray Ogre on the surface, he has the added benefit of destroying an artifact if need be, and in Mirrodin format, that wouldn't be unusual now, would it? And, he's a Goblin, happy times for all you Goblin players out there.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3
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Judge Bill

Friday - Goblin Replica
Finally, the obligatory Shatter replica. Back to being a 2/2, but with an unwieldy 4 mana activation cost. You're much better off playing Shatter in constructed formats.
In limited, it's necessary to pick up one or two of these. Not even the 4 mana activation cost makes it bad, because half the set is artifacts. Artifact removal dries up quickly in any form, so this must be picked early. You'll find yourself playing it.
Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 4

Danny Tatro

 Goblin Replica

This is probably the best of the replicas limited-wise, and maybe even constructed-wise. Its a solid morph that doubles as artifact removal, which makes it awesome for limited. The ability may be a bit expensive at "3R" to activate, but its still good nonetheless.

In constructed its seen some sideboard play, like in the top GobVantage deck from New Orleans.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3.5


 Goblin Replica

Hehe, goblins are good peoples. This is as useful as the soldier replica. In a block that is 50% artifacts, this guy is very handy. In limited, he becomes more useful than the wizard replica. Bosh causing you troubles? Not for long. Clockwork dragon put the game on a 2 turn clock? (insert witty comment here about clocks and how this thing stops them). This guy is very flexible.

Constructed, he suddenly janks up the room. Type 2 has very few artifacts, witht eh exception of affinity, which kills you before you get to use this guy. So yeah, pass with him in constructed.

Constructed rating - "At least I am better than the nim" 1.5
Limited rating - "I make your things go KABOOM" 4.5
Dopey tinkering goblin machine rating - 10

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