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Betrayers of Kamigawa
Reviewed February 22, 2005
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* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
While its unlikely this card will ever work out
in limited, where its hard to draft such a
perfect curve to make this guy happy, I have to
admit it seems to have some potential to me in
extended, where he probably will fit pretty well
in a goblin deck or sligh deck. In casual, he's
far too aggressive to make your opponent happy
to play you, so I would probably pass, unless
you are making a deck built entirely on things
that can only attack in certain situations,
which would be dang funny, but not good. =)
* game store owner (The
Game Closet - Waco,TX)
2/22 Goblin Cohort
This guy is OK. If you are going with the
weenie rush strategy, this guy can actually get
plaid. Unfortunately, the environment is full
of other quality weenie style creatures, so he's
going to get left out. And as strange as it
seems, only a really good player can play around
this drawback well. It's similar to another
creature out of Tempest that made its way into
decks back then
I'm normally not against 2/2s for 1, but this
guy seems pretty mediocre. I won't call him bad
by any stretch of the imagination -- you can
easily build a deck that works around his
disadvantage. However, be weary of playing this
card -- it might come back to haunt you. I'm
going to give him a slightly lower rating in
casual, since a lot more cards are available,
including better 2/2s for one red mana.
In limited, this card gets put in my sideboard.
I don't like getting stuck, and this card might
cause me to be in that position.
Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 1.5
Limited Rating: 2.0
game store owner
(Shuffle and Cut)
A very nice one drop in a Goblin deck laden with
creatures. Since you are hoping to play out
creatures every turn, this guy can be a bargain.
Nice for constructed and casual.
In limited, Cohort's usefulness depends a lot on
what kind of creature ratio you are using. If
you have a fair amount, he's worth considering.
At worst, he's a nice 2/2 early blocker.
Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 3.5
Conscripts, err. . . Goblin Cohort is the very
definition of a solidly built card. Any time a
creature’s power is greater than its casting
cost that is a sign that you should consider
playing it. In aggressive decks the drawback is
minimal since you will be doing everything in
your power to play a creature every turn anyway.
The card gets a big thumbs up from me and is
almost a free ride into my Sligh and Geeba
(goblin) builds. Sure, the Cohort will never be
a gamebreaker but life isn’t about the big