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Goblin Charbelcher 
Mirrodin Rare

Reviewed September 25, 2003

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Goblin Charbelcher - I was talking to Scott about this card, and I think he is right in his assessment that this card could be a finisher for a goblin deck.  It can either wipe out an annoying creature, or you can use it to finish off your opponent. Since Goblin is weenie by nature, it's usually running light on land, so you'll probably reveal a good deal of non-land cards before you hit your mountain, which will double your damage. You can use sac lands in your deck to thin out extra land and really whack them hard.  Sounds like fun!

In limited, it's not as reliable, but ANY decent removal is worth playing in limited, so you play it no matter what color you're going. Plus, this is REUSABLE removal, which makes it much more amazing!

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Constructed: 4
Limited: 4.25


Judge Bill

BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURP. Sorry - had to get that joke out of the way. :)
An interesting concept. Seems like it would only go into a deck with mountains in it, and a deck with a way to stack the deck. That makes me think of one card - Goblin Recruiter. And that deck already has cards that are better than this, so I don't think this will have a place in any serious deck. Still, seems like fun for a casual deck, though.
In limited, it's a repeatable deamage source that can hit creatures or players. Erratic Explosion was good in Onslaught block limited, and this will be about as good in Mirrodin block limited. Unfortunately, though, it's colorless, so any color can use it. So I think this will go pretty high in draft, and I wouldn't hesitate to use this in sealed.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 4

 Van Zandt

Goblin Charbelcher
A very very dangerous card, potentially overpowered.  And yes, everyone's
already thought of the mana severance combo.  Re-usable creature kill in
limited (and constructed, to a lesser extent), and a very viable win
condition in both.
constructed 3.9
limited 4.1


Goblin Charbelcher is really odd card. Still, there is some real abuse potential to this card in a well designed deck and removal is just good.

Constructed - It may be possible to abuse this with library manipulation - 2.85

Limited - Direct damage is always worth a look - 2.85


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