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Goblin Sledder 

Reviewed December 16, 2004

Constructed: 2.70
Casual: 2.80
Limited: 2.50

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Goblin Sledder

Goblin Sledder's ability to turn all of your Goblins into potential +1/+1 effects is powerful, yet subtle. Sledder doesn't help your much in the mirror match, but can give you an edge against black decks' -x/-x effects.
It all boils down to this: Goblin Sledder is a good, but not fancy, tool card in constructed and limited decks.


Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer

Goblin Sledder

The sledder is possibly the worst goblin reviewed this week. While he combos well with the Sharpshooter, he doesn't pack quite the punch of the other goblins, and I must admit I prefer the Mogg Fanatic over him in the one drop slot where available, but then again there's not many formats where I CAN choose the fanatic first. This guy does help the curve of the goblin deck, and that's his real strength. he's a one drop that can sneak in a few points of damage maybe and might even be able to save a creature as well. This also makes him pretty handy for limited, when his ability can be used to save a bigger better creature during an attack. He's also perfectly fine for casual, although I admit I don't see a good reason to use him for casual ever.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 3


* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

Goblin Sledder - Thursday

Loyal to the end this guy is. Unfortunately he just wasn't that all around useful. Even in goblin decks, you weren't too upset to go without seeing one of this in a long game. He was good. But he wasn't great. And a card like this is only marginally useful in limited play. However, this card remains popular in casual groups.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2
Goblin Sledder --

This card showed up in just about every Goblin deck during its stay in Type II, and for a bit of a good reason. At the very worst, you could send with it and if it was blocked, whatever card didn't get blocked got a small bonus before damage went on the stack. I'm not sure it was that good, but more that it fueled the sacrifice engine that made Goblin Sharpshooter and Patriarch's Bidding so good.

In casual, I really don't give this guy much thought. There are all-around better cards available at anyone's disposal, so the Sledder should just hang out with other, worse goblins.

In limited, Goblin Sledder should rarely make the cut, and if he does, you need to worry about the quality of your deck. 1/1s for 1 with lackluster abilities don't see a lot of play, and for a good reason.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 2.0

 Van Zandt

Goblin Sledder

A sac mechanism that often helps either get extra damage through or ensure the survival of other, more important goblins, this guy is an auto-include in any deck with sharpshooter, and most goblin decks without as well. Goblin Bidding, too, rarely sees play without at least 3 of him.

Constructed 2.5
casual 2.5
limited 3

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