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Utvara Scalper

Reviewed June 15, 2006

Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 2.25

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Utvara Scalper
Creature 1/ 2

Utvara Scalper attacks each turn if able.

Ladies and gentlemen, I really just want to point out the illustration on this card. Is it just me or is that guy keeping his balloon aloft by farting into it? No, really. He's lighting 'em up! Look at that picture and tell me I’m wrong, I dare you. The flavor text certainly isn’t helping any. "He wages war wherever the win carries him." Yeah, his wind! ;)

About the card itself? I’m mostly ‘eh’ about it and I love goblins. It shines brightest in draft, but only because Red has few decent fliers at common. Beyond that, constructed and casual play have sooooo many better options to choose from.

Limited: 2 out of 5
Constructed: 1 out of 5
Casual: 1.5 out of 5


Utvara Scalper

Once again, goblins are vying for air supremacy. This isn’t the first time those little red men have set their sights skyward, but this is probably the most cost-efficient one in the group. Usually a ˝ flier costs red 2R, but you get a mana off for having to attack each turn if able. Most Goblin decks play fliers simply as chump blockers, so that may be a bigger problem than it seems, but in Ravnica block, I’d say this guy makes an excellent Bloodthirst enabler and a great candidate for attaching a Sunforger to. Even Riot Spikes turns this guy into a serious threat.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 2
Limited- 3
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