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Foundry Street Denizen
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Foundry Street Denizen
- M15

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

Constructed: 3.38
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 2.88
Multiplayer: 2.25

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Foundry Street Denizen

When I first saw this card, I dismissed it. It's a 1/1 that has an occasional +1/+0 as its only trick. It swings for 1 or 2 a couple times and then dies.
Then people starting building the kind of decks that can use this thing. Scaldingly-fast aggro decks that dropped a creature every turn, swung for the fences, and had no shortage of combat tricks. Titan's Strength, Coordinated Assault, and Krenko's Command. Suddenly, this little guy had a place, and it was in the winner's circle at PTQ's. Why am I an authority on card evaluation again?

Constructed- 4
Limited- 2
Casual- 2
Multiplayer- 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Foundry Street Denizen

With all these low-cost red creatures we're looking at this week, I'd almost say this was another golden age for Sligh. Except that direct damage is not at its historic high (at least if you play Standard), and I think Dave Price's head would probably have exploded if he'd ever had to deal with Courser of Kruphix or Master of Waves. Still, you have to respect a creature like Foundry Street Denizen which adds power to an attack for no cost other than doing what you were going to do anyway, and it practically invites people to put a bunch of low-cost red creatures into a deck and see what happens.

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

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Foundry Street Denizen which is a one mana Red 1/1 that gets +1/+0 whenever another Red creature enters play under your control.  This is a very solid goblin to use in a mono-Red goblin tribal deck and fits in well alongside Krenko and Legion Loyalist.  It will continue to see play in mono-Red decks across formats and in particular is likely to be a regular part in Red goblin decks going forward.
In Limited this is an easy inclusion for any Sealed deck using a decent number of Red creatures as a 1/1 for one that can gain additional power.  For Booster it is a solid early pick after a Red rare and can be a decent threat in the early game.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5
Casual: 3.5


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Foundry Street Denizen

The denizen and yesterday's card, Frenzied Goblin, can often be found in the same decks. Both use small, incremental damage to add up against an opponent. In a mono-red deck, it's not uncommon to play 2 or more creatures a turn, making this a serious threat. It's 1 toughness means it's going to die if it's blocked, but red decks have always considered their threats disposable, as long as they did some damage in the process.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 1.5

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