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Goblin Assault
Shards of Alara

Reviewed November 12, 2008

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Goblin Assault
The "red Bitterblossom" is probably not going to edge out the first one in constructed for anything other than mono-red decks. Even then, you might want to have the option, at least in theory, to block with your Boggart Ram-Gangs and Goblin Kings if you have to. On the other hand, these tokens do get bonuses from Goblin lords, and they provide a steady stream of cannon fodder for cards like Predator Dragon, Caldera Hellion, or Warp World. Applications like that which rely on having extra creatures or creatures coming into play are the direction I'd be looking (personally) for this card.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 2/5

Wednesday 11-12-08

Goblin Assault


Constructed: Red's Bitterblossom want to be. Cost 1 more and the tokens do not have flying and they have to attack each turn if able. They do have haste and it does not cost you a life to make them. You would think it would be better. A Goblin deck with a 1/1 attacking each turn could keep the pressure on. My goal is to have 4 in play. 4 hasting little Goblins a turn can be fun.


Casual: I do not see many casual goblin decks. They tend to be to fast and annoying.


Limited; Have a free 1/1 haste each turn is okay. But they have to attack, if they have a 2 or more toughness creature it is dead hasted little goblin. Make sure you grab a few Hissing Iguanar or if your are lucking to get a Vicious Shadows for some real fun.


Overall I believe it to be a good underrated red Enchantment that should see some more play.


Constructed: 3

Casual: 2

Limited: 4




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