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Goblin Snowman
Ice Age

Reviewed December 22, 2008

Constructed: 1.25
Casual: 2.67
Limited: 2.50

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Goblin Snowman

For 3R, a pretty much unkillable 1/1 blocker. Well, unkillable by combat damage. And of course if it blocks a creature with shroud, it can't deal it's damage. Is this worth 3R? Ravnica block's Order of the Stars doesn't seem to think so. Then again, that was in white, a color that's supposed to be good at this sort of thing. For red, a color not accustomed to building a strong defense, this is... well, actually, red can do a lot better at four mana. It could burn and kill an attacker. Even the Goblin subtype, which has earned countless cards in ages past slots in decks they didn't deserve on their merit, can't bail out this jolly old soul.

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 1.5
Limited- 1.75

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Goblin Snowman

Happy holidays, loyal readers! I've always gotten a kick out of this card, ever since the first time I saw it. Even though I've never put it in a constructed deck or been lucky enough to play it in a limited event (no-one ever passed me one in who knows how many Time Spiral drafts - maybe because they noticed that it completely blanks staples like Viscerid Deepwalker and Durkwood Baloth), it's a very cute top-down design in every sense of the word. Who doesn't want to prepare for combat by deploying a group of goblins who throw snowballs at the enemy? For being a "junk" uncommon that Serra Avatar can't get past, Goblin Snowman gets maximum points.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Aethereal Monday - Goblin Snowman

Nifty card from a flavor standpoint, pointless card from a gameplay standpoint. It can block without dying then ping its attacker, which won't do much to most creatures. If you play this it's for the fun of it, because, come on, it's a snowman that throws snowballs! Who doesn't want to play with an angry, possessed snowman? Anyways, this is strictly a casual card.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 3
Limited - 1

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