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Goblin Goon 
Legions Rare

Reviewed March 17, 2003

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I want to make this short, but that's gonna be hard because I like this guy - a LOT. 

There is a big debate over the 4CC slot in Red - Clickslither, Firecat, or Goon.  I'm gonna make my opinion known here - Goon.  Probably best in the mirror match,  it doesn't die to silly burn and doesn't require a lot of other things on the board for it to be good.  All you have to do is make sure you have more critters than yor opponent.  This card should be played in a deck with a good curve and heavy critters.  If it is, once they have to start chumping on this guy, the parade will only fuel itself.  I wish it had trample, but Goon might just be best as an Edict every turn.  He's very playable in the right deck, and I think he'll see some real consideration in OBC, T2, and even Extended where it's better than the now extinct Goblin Mutant.

In limited it's a house.  Just make sure you're up on creatures and this will usually spell doom for your opponent.  Probably worth splashing red for all by itself as long as you're creature heavy.  If you're not, don't play it.

Constructed: 4.5
Limited: 4.75
Current Price: $4.20


You know, I had this guy in a sealed deck I played at Friday Night Magic 2 weeks ago.  I had a quick deck with early drops and great tempo, and got lucky enough to draw this guy more times than not.  He'd hit the board and go to town, much to the dismay of my opponents. In limited, if you have a quick paced deck including red, he's an auto play.

In constructed, some say he'll make the cut... some say he'd be worthless too often to play. I think he's worth at least some space in a goblin deck. If you're playing Goblins, you should almost always have more creatures than you opponent.

Constructed: 3.75
Limited: 4.25

Judge Bill

Goblin Goon
Mogg Toady on steroids. Back in Nemesis, you had a 2/2 for 2 with the same ability. He's been working out, and now is 6/6. Unfortunately, he's got stiff competition for the 4cc slot. Both Clickslither and Blistering Firecat also want to be here, and I think there's only room for 5 4cc cards at most, and I would go with the Firecat first. So at most, you'll want one of these. Not a bad card in the least, but is outmatched in the current environment.
In limited, if you can get the advantage, it can get nasty pretty quick. He'll never want to block, just attack.
Constructed: 3
Limited: 3


Goblin Goon is pretty big – a 6/6 for 4. That can’t be bad and his drawback is about par for the course. In Sligh decks you have a lot of creatures so it won’t be too bad. The downside is that at 4 mana he is on the high end of Sligh’s mana curve and competing with other cards for those precious slots. In addition, he seems a bit like a ‘win more’ card. If your Sligh deck has more creatures than your opponent you are probably winning. If your Sligh deck doesn’t then this guy wont help equalize the game anyway.


Constructed – Built for Sligh but not able to really be broken in that deck – 3.30


Limited – Everybody has a lot of creatures and he is cheap and bigger than most. Not a bad bet here – 3.50

Scott Sager Goblin Goon

Usually I can't find anything to complain about when I cast a 6/6 for 4cc, but with the environment moving to more of a creature base this particular drawback may hurt more than it has in the past.  This might work as a sideboard card against Tog and combo decks but I don't see it being played main.

Limited:  This guy is BIG.  You would have to build a fast aggressive deck around him, but if he stays active the game will be over shortly.

Constructed: 3

Limited: 3.5

Danny Tatro

Goblin Goon---

     This guy is good with goblin lackey. Other than that heres not too uber. Definitely good in the right matchup though. I've seen this guy make a difference in the sligh vs sligh match-ups against people who didn't have him, but a good player would just try to play around him. Hes a good one for legions though...

     In limited hes ok... but I've always been able to play around him when I come up against him. It depends on the deck, and the current state of play. If your deck has lots of fast beat down guys gofer it. Otherwise you'll just land up getting overrun and missing out on him completely.

Constructed: 3.0
Limited: 3.0


Goblin Goon

Wowwie!!! He's a 6/6 for 4! Kinda like Mr.. Demon! Can
only attack or block if you outnumber them....with
goblins? HAHAHA!! That's great, I think he will see
play! He's pretty damn good. In limited I actually
think he's mediocre depending on the situation...

Constructed: 4
Limited: 3

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