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Kathari Bomber
Alara Reborn

Reviewed June 4, 2009

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 2.33
Limited: 2.90
Multiplayer: 1.90

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Kathari Bomber

It'd be so much better if you could choose not to sacrifice him, but as it stands, this guy represents a potential 4 goblin tokens, plus 4 damage to your opponent. I'm not convinced it's worth Unearthing unless you really need the tokens or have your opponent low on life, and you don't get tokens if your opponent kills the Bomber before it deals damage, but it's still a good source of damage, and it can't really be handled by one removal spell, so it has that working for it.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2
Multiplayer- 1.5
Limited- 2.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Kathari Bomber

"Temporary" creatures like Skizzik and Ball Lightning have been popular at various times. Kathari Bomber lacks the sheer power of some of its ancestors; but on the other hand, unearth can fill in the gaps much like with Hell's Thunder. And it's not as though we just had an entire shard of Alara based on tokens and sacrificing creatures . . .

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Kathari Bomber

Welcome back today’s card is Kathari Bomber, a R/B bird shaman that provides a boost to the Devour strategy and providing a semi-efficient creature to pound face with. Paying three mana for a 2/2 flyer is fairly priced the interesting area of this card is the effect, whenever it deals combat damage to a player sacrifice Kathari Bomber and put two 1/1 red goblin creature tokens into play. The extra tokens can swing for damage on the next turn or provide chump blockers. Alternatively they can be used for Devour or other effects that utilizing sacrificing creatures. Currently in Standard these card is not nearly powerful enough to find a niche in any competitive decks but has some potential post rotation and in some rouge decks. Extended and other formats no chance at all. Casual and multiplayer allows shenanigans to be perpetrated by this guy but the effort is not worth it and the amount of creature’s available to players makes it an even worse choice. Limited it provides a flying body that provides an extra creature when it’s sacrificed decent for complementing Devour and Unearth strategies.

Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 2.0

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