Monday, January 30, 2012

RCotD #80

Random Card of the Day #80:

Dwarven Warriors - 2R
Creature - Dwarf Warrior
{T}: Target creature with power 2 or less is unblockable this turn.

Initial thoughts:

Strictly worse than Goblin Tunneler. Every card game has a power creep, but Magic: the Gathering actually does a pretty good job at keeping things maintained. The most powerful of the cards actually seem to be from older sets (to me at least). Sometimes its due to poor wording but other times because R&D wasn't thinking about balance issues.

But as for the card, it would be a 3/5 if Goblin Tunneler didn't exist. It still has its utility--which in particular I personally abused with Kiln Fiend--but the fact is, red doesn't really have a lot of utility creature. Prodigal Pyromancer is pretty good, but since that's out of Standard we have Goblin Fireslinger--almost exactly what you wanted, but it still falls short.

I still might play Crossway Vampire depending on the scenario. If all else fails, just Lightning Bolt whatever's in your way. 2/5

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