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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Goblin Gardner
7th Edition - Common

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 1.36 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 1.78 (8 Reviews)
Reviewed July 17, 2002

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This card is GREAT.......for me to poop on.  Seriously, it's not "Don't sqeeze the Charmin" it's "Don't squeeze the Goblin Gardener".  The only difference is I don't get paper cuts from using charmin.  

If I ever even think about putting this card in a constructed deck, I will first submit my Pojo resignation since I would no longer to be worthy on the site.

In limited, if you draft this in sanctioned play and have to play it, follow my 2 step guide to success:

Step #1 - Try like hell to get past round one.
Step #2 - Drop to save your rating.

He is so mediocre it's just ridiculous.  I used to try him in limited, and found he is bascially crap.  There is worse crap, but he is BAD.

Constructed - 1
Limited - 1.5
Current Price - $.20



I never really know what to do with this guy in limited, so I usually leave him out. Generally red decks don't play many 4 drops and the ones that due make the cut need to be really good like Fledgling Dragon. The Gardener's ability is decent but the 3R cost is just too much for a 2/1 creature whose ability may have no meaningful effect on the game.

Constructed 1.5
Limited 1.5

Judge Bill

Not a bad thought. However, if you're going to play land destruction, there's a lot of cards better than this one, including a creature in Judgment.
Ditto the above for limited.
Constructed: 1.2
Limited: 1.5




This guy is one of the lower end goblins I think.  He doesn't even see much play in casual games.

The few time sthat I've drafted sets with him in it, I've past on it.  He doesn't usually make the cut.

constructed: 1.7
Limited: 1.7


You wouldn't think you would see much of this guy. He's no Dwarven Driller. But when you're playing 7edition draft on MTGO, you never know what kind of quality of opponent you're going to have. Sometimes they'll bust out the Gardener and you'll realize you're damned if you do, damned if you don't. The value of this card increases the more LD you play, but the more LD you play, the luckier you need to get.

Limited: 2
Constructed: 1


Limited **
Constructed *

Nobody has yet to truly abuse a "leaves play" 187 creature and as a result this overcosted dork is just that... an overcosted dork.

Andrew Chapman

This is one of those likable cards that just aren't much good. A 2/1 for 4 mana isn't going to get you anywhere in the beatdown department, while its ability is only slightly useful. If they have enough mana so that they have a means of killing this, then your land destruction plan is not working.

In Limited this has a possibly useful ability, as land screwing your opponent can often be easy to do. Still, this card shouldn't make your deck.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 2


This guy is junk in Constructed as his high casting cost without immediate effect (see Avalanche Riders in comparison) makes it very poor, giving it a 1.5 in Constructed. In Limited you could always pick these guys up at the end of the draft because they stink. But, they were always a nice 22nd, 23rd card. A 2 in limited.


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