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This is basically a 2-drop 2/1 that allows you to get in an early attack without worrying about holding back to block. It actually reminds me a lot of the red creature, Goblin Shortcutter, only a lot more versatile. So it'll see play in Limited certainly, perhaps a small amount in Standard, and in Pauper? We'll see if White Weenie can make room for it.
Posted By: Eternal_Blue (9/26/2012 3:37:39 AM)
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I like this card. It is a 2 drop that makes stuff lategame. And that's very good for a common!
Posted By: Firesplitter. (9/26/2012 12:55:02 AM)
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The big draw here is that it's a useful early drop (stops early blockers and can take some of the pressure out of an aggro matchup, has 2 power and so contributes reasonably to your offense) that isn't a dead draw late game (still detains!)
Posted By: LordRandomness (9/27/2012 3:56:34 AM)
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Early game you can detain and attack.. later game.. bounce it to let the heavy hitters through and he can sit back and chump block.

4 please!
Posted By: JeanNiBee (10/4/2012 7:27:38 PM)
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I don't know why she's not scored higher... she's a second turn detain against Vexing Devil or other irritating one-drops, and the 2/1 isn't horrible.
Posted By: Mowagh (10/6/2012 8:42:38 AM)
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I like you Wayne Reynolds, so I'm saying this because I care. But you really need to step back from the Rob Liefeld zone with this one here.
Posted By: Enemy_Tricolor (10/8/2012 11:47:18 PM)
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This art strictly needs more Fblthp.

http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg%2Fdaily%2Fur%2F236
Posted By: Osprey_93 (2/27/2013 10:56:29 PM)
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Eh, not sure why it couldn't have been a 2/2, but I'm not complaining. Detain gives a cheap creature like this value even if he's cast later in the game. Honestly, if you put him out too soon, there probably won't be much for him to hit anyway. Well... mana dorks, I suppose.
Posted By: Avensai (9/26/2012 12:43:40 AM)
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But.. but but, I was just standing on this Ravnica street corner when I decided to slice a pedestrain to bits with my 18 Rakdos arm blades... is that a crime!?
Posted By: lorendorky (9/25/2012 9:57:39 PM)
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Would you like a 2/1 or a card with your detain?
Posted By: steev (9/26/2012 4:03:29 PM)
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@ lorendorky: Arresting a poor goblin just for standing on a street is awful...
What does this card tells you..?
All cops are bastards..




Posted By: plaern (2/14/2014 6:46:04 AM)
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Love that goblin art.

Are they on the opposite side of the bridge shown in Axebane Stag?
Posted By: RAV0004 (8/24/2013 10:17:42 PM)
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With Lightning Mauler and Boros Elite, detain their best blocker to help get some Battalion action going?
Posted By: TowerDefender (5/14/2013 3:24:16 PM)
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In the same vein as Man-o'-War, but in white and for one less CMC. Gets you another critter on the board AND potentially shuts down someone's keystone creature for a while. What's not to like?

I'm not going to make special room for it, but in the right white deck I'd run it, especially in Limited.
Posted By: yyukichigai (5/6/2013 3:21:04 AM)
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detain mechanic is actually pretty decent (for those who wonder how it would play in game)
as for arrester 3/5 - if only he was a bear :(
Posted By: whitecow (3/24/2013 11:11:31 AM)
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This art strictly needs more Fblthp.

http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg%2Fdaily%2Fur%2F236
Posted By: Osprey_93 (2/27/2013 10:56:29 PM)
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@Blueacres: It clearly says 'Until your next turn'... read the card maybe?
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (2/8/2013 3:42:54 PM)
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Does this card detain a card forever? or just one turn?
also if this card does detain a card forever what happens with the opponents card when he destroys az arrester?
Posted By: blueacres (2/4/2013 6:08:42 PM)
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A 2/1 creature for 2, he locks down a creature for a turn, and he's a common. White weenie on a power trip.
Posted By: chrome_dome (1/6/2013 7:51:34 AM)
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A decent body with a decent ability. For one blue mana more, you can pick up her good friend Lyev Skykight and get a better power, flying and the ability to detain a nonland permanent. 3.5/5
Posted By: d-101 (12/31/2012 6:44:44 AM)
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