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Goblin Welder
Urza's Legacy

Reviewed August 01, 2005

Constructed: 3.73
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2.33

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* Game Store Owner

Goblin Welder

This guy is so strange. Some days he's hot. Some days he's ice cold. Right now, he is ICE COLD. Well let me correct that statement. He's pretty much cold in every format EXCEPT Eternal (Type 1). There just isn't a lot to do with him in other formats. And the decks that have proven themselves don't need this guy. Sure, he's a Goblin, but even to them he's an outcast most of the time. In sealed or draft, this guy isn't so good, because there aren't usually enough quality artifacts in your deck.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 1


Goblin Welder

Kinda retarded, in the good sense. If they had brought this guy back against Mirrodin stuff, it would have seen a ridiculous amount of play. As it is, Welder is a high end rare. Try finding this thing in foil sometime. =)

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 2

The Antman

Goblin Welder- Rare- UL

hey everyone, today we have the amazing goblin welder!!!!

now I don't know much about T1.5s and T1s early days but I believe goblin welder was actually thought to be a junk card. then after mirrodin came out someone made a deck called control slaver and kicked everyone's... butt with it. the center of the deck was this card: Goblin Welder. because of its ability to keep your opponents colossus off you or its ability to bring out your own slaver/pentavus/colossus back for more goblin welder has earned its place in a sort of hall of fame for magic with all of magic's other great cards.

one thing that makes this card so good is artifacts dominance on T1 and T1.5(though less than T1). you have cheep arti's that you can get out early in the moxen, and big arti's that can come out early thanks to cards like welder and tinker.

constructed: 4.7/5 only reason why it isn't a 5 cuz of the fact that it is so easily killed
limited: 4/5 its in a arti heavy block
casual: 5/5 there is no end to what you can do with it

final thought: control slaver and decks like it that utilize goblin welder will not die out any time soon, and will probably see much more play as sets come out.

Paul Hagan

Goblin Welder --

If you ever wanted to see a sideboard card / metagame call, this card is it. Welder is obviously only good whenever your opponent is playing an abundance of artifacts, and one of those is hopefully worthless later in the game. If you are playing red and heading into an environment where artifact-heavy decks are the norm (see: Extended, two seasons ago), then this card should receive heavy consideration. Otherwise, leave it in your stack of cheap rares and hope that it will, one day, be good once again.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 1.0
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