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Knucklebone Witch

Reviewed October xx, 2007

Constructed: 3.33
Casual: 3.80
Limited: 2.50

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Knucklebone Witch

Even since Onslaught, Goblins have been willing to sacrifice themselves and others. They still do. This could easily become the one-drop of choice for Goblin decks, barely edging out Facevaulter and Goblin Grappler.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4
Limited- 3


Thursday - Knucklebone Witch

A much cheaper Moriok Rigger for Goblins. You do need a way to sacrifice your Goblins, though. There aren't as many good ways to do that in Lorwyn as there were in Onslaught, but there are still a few (Tar Pitcher, Fodder Launch, Siege-Gang, etc.). If Goblins becomes a top deck, I expect this to be an important component of it, but I don't see them being the monsters they were a few years ago.

In limited, not bad if you have a few ways to sac your Goblins. Even as a 2/2 for 1 this would be OK.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 4
Limited - 2.5

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Knucklebone Witch

They printed this in the same Standard format as Mogg Fanatic and Mogg War Marshal (and Greater Gargadon)? Were they crazy? Maybe crazy about making the tools for a good goblin deck. Just be glad it only counts cards put into a graveyard from play (note: that includes enchantments!). Get yourself some Boggart recursion cards and go nuts. Trust me, you'll enjoy it.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 4/5
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Knucklebone Witch

I really don't think this card has much potential. It will take too much sacrifice to get this guy big unless you are throwing goblin bombs (the newer version) at your opponents head and sacking a lot of goblins for effects. I just don't think most goblin decks will include this as a 1 drop over others. If it had evasion...it would be a different story. But it does not.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 2

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Knucklebone Witch

I have a feeling this card will be insanely powerful in the near future. When an aggro deck is combined with something that can grow extremely large quickly, then it should win rather quickly.

This with Mogg War Marshall can pump this but to a really big number single-handedly. The extended Goblins can make this thing even more ridiculous. It can reach 5/5 easily within the first few turns. Although they would have to put in some black mana source, it's probably worth it as this gives the deck some more power even in late game.

I would pick up 4 copies of this right away.

In limited, it's ok if you have a lot of Goblins, but extremely weak otherwise.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 1.5/5
Swordmaster13 Thursday's card is Knucklebone Witch. A cheap black goblin that gets better as more goblins go in the graveyard, this card loves anything that sacrifices goblins. It gets bigger as goblins hit the graveyard, so you can run Mogg War Marshall and give it a +1/+1 when it dies and net more goblin tokens. Other than getting really big over time and being immune to most black creature kill, Knucklebone Witch doesn't really do much else. She's useful if you end up with a lot of goblins in limited, but she needs something to keep her alive to make the best out of her.

Limited:2/5(she might as well be a vanilla creature if you end up running few goblins)
Constructed:3/5(she likes things like Seige-Gang Commander and Mogg War Marshall)

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