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Goblin Matron
7th Ed.

Reviewed March 31, 2005

Constructed: 2.87
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 2.00

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

 Goblin Matron

I never thought this card would ever make it. Yeah, we all thought it was okay in limited, as long as you had a couple of Goblins to search for. In constructed, I thought the Matron was too much mana for too little effect.
As the Goblin deck has morphed from a Standard aggro-monster into an Extended control deck (more like an aggro-control deck) the lowly Goblin Matron has become a much more significant card.


Paul Hagan

 Goblin Matron --

I wasn't ever disappointed to see a Goblin Matron, but I was a lot happier when she cost either 1R or just R thanks to the presence of Goblin Warchief. Goblin Matron saw her moment in the sun when the Goblin Food Chain deck was prominent in Extended for a short period of time, allowing the deck to tutor up whichever goblin was missing in its combo. I can't rate this card terribly high, since it only has a home in one type of deck, but in that deck, it is an amazing card.

In limited, this card has little to no use. It doesn't really belong unless you (somehow) drafted up a goblin deck, in which case you should be in a good position with or without Goblin Matron.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 1.0


Goblin Matron

While Matron as a creature sucks pretty hard for a Goblin (a 1/1 for 3 mana isn't anywhere near fast), being a creature isn't her purpose in life. Matron exists to bring mightier Goblins from your deck to your hand. It's Red's answer to Goblin search. While Matron doesn't see a ton of play, she is definitely a nice casual add to a Goblin deck. In limited, she's obviously only useful if you have a killer Goblin in your deck. Heh. Not so likely in 7th ed.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 4
Limited - 1.5
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