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Mogg Fanatic 

Reviewed December 9, 2004

Constructed: 3.80
Casual: 3.60
Limited: 3.50

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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Thursday - Mogg Fanatic
When I think of Sligh, I think of three creatures - Ball Lightning, Jackal Pup, and this guy. Drop this guy on turn one, and not only can you attack for one a turn, you can even hit your opponent for one last point of damage with this when he's no longer useful. This got a whole lot better with the Sixth Edition rules change too, as you can put damage on the stack, and then sac him for the point of damage.
In casual, it's a great card too.
In limited, same deal. The one mana cost meant it it for a couple, and then could take out a creature with shadow if it had to.
Constructed - 5
Casual - 4.5
Limited - 5

Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Mogg Fanatic
One of the best Goblins of all time, and considering the many powerful Goblin cards of the past two years, that's saying a lot. Mogg Fanatic remains a favorite, however, for its simple and straight forward utility.
Play Fanatic, block with Fanatic, shoot something or someone with Fanatic.
Slightly better in constructed than in limited.


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


Thursday - Mogg Fanatic

My favorite little goblin. I want to love him and squeeze him and hug him all day. The guy is just so cute and so helpful. He's great. He always wants to help and deliver messages. Unfortunately, Mogg Fanatics have this problem with throwing themselves at my opponent. Even better they help take down bigger creatures by throwing themselves at them sometimes. It's OK though, they always come back to fight for more.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
Mogg Fanatic --

As far as creatures than cost one red mana go, this guy is the best. I'm not sure you can really ask for much more than an appropriately-sized creature that guarantees you at least one damage to some target at any point you see fit. The Fanatic can even throw a block before you use his ability, making him that much more useful.

In casual play, Mogg Fanatic should probably be hanging out in just about every goblin deck in existance. The only reason he wouldn't be is because the player hasn't heard of him.

In limited, I don't think Mogg Fanatic should go too high in a draft, but he also should hang around for too long, either. A little bit of extra damage is always useful.

Constructed Rating: 4.0
Casual Rating: 4.0
Limited Rating: 3.0

 Van Zandt

Mogg Fanatic

The only non-Rock regular thusfar this week, it will be a sad day for red decks when this guy rotates out. He's a staple for multiple strategies, both as an aggro card and as a card to control weenie-aggro, with a similar principal to the wall, but its claim to fame is in sligh/geeba/red weenie/red deck wins type decks.

constructed 3
casual 3
limited 3.5

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