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Squee, Goblin Nabob
10th Edition

Reviewed August 7, 2007

Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 3.60
Limited: 2.20

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Jeff Zandi

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Player since 1994

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Squee, Goblin Nabob

There has never been a better time in Standard contructed for Squee to show up. This versatile Goblin legend comes back to your hand from the graveyard during your upkeep, so go crazy nuts with discard abilities in all your decks, from your most competitive blue decks with Bonded Fetch to your casual decks as well. Squee is truly a Goblin for all seasons. Squee is much better suited for constructed play than limited, but he’s good in limited as well. In booster drafts, you can feel good about rare-drafting this card.

Even if your deck doesn’t have any good discard tricks you can still use the little guy to chump block over and over again.



Squee, Goblin Nabob
If you cast it, it's a 1/1 blocker that will come back automatically if it dies. But nobody casts it. They discard it to an effect, like Jaya Ballard, Stormbind, Razormane Masticore, or perhaps even Goblin Lore. This pretty much means that any card that says you have to discard now doesn't. This makes a lot of good cards a lot better-- especially Jaya Ballard.
And I suppose you could block with it.
Constructed- 3
Casual- 3
Limited- 2.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Squee, Goblin Nabob

I remember waiting a long time to see Squee's card. As one of the original Weatherlight crew, he was always going to be something interesting, but I'm not sure anybody expected him to be a combo piece. The main use of Squee the card is to discard every turn, say to pay for a cost like Razormane Masticore's upkeep (coincidentally also in Tenth!). I've also seen him in Stax decks in Vintage tournaments. When you have a way to use him, he can be solid gold, but in any other deck he doesn't really do anything much.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 2/5

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Squee, Goblin Nabob:

This card is never played directly. A 1/1 for 3 with no ability other than recursion isn't good. You play this with discard outlets, giving you nothing in the world but +1 to hand size. Pretty decent for this purpose. This card is solid, not the best card in the world, but, is a solid card for certain types of decks.

Constructed: 3.5/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 2/5

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Squee, Goblin Nabob (2R)
Legendary Creature - Goblin

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may return Squee, Goblin Nabob
from your graveyard to your hand.

Although it has a pretty good ability, I doubt it can survive in
Standard. It's not splashable, and in any deck is focused to use it
will get owned by Extirpate. Madness decks do have another great discard
fodder though, and it's pretty good when combined with Rakdos Guildmage.

In casual, abusing this is pretty great. The Futuresight Spellshaper
cycle all require a discard so this fits right in. There's less graveyard
hate here too. But I wouldn't say Squee is immensly powerful here just
because it's a bit slow.

In limited, you do get a blocker that keeps coming back for more
blocking, but it's rather weak on the offensive side.

Constructed: 2.5/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 1.5/5

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