Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician
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Every card in Time Spiral was a throwback to at least one previously printed card.

This card represents a character displaced from Ice Age block, though his abilities reference two Mercadian Masques cards: Mogg Alarm and Arms Dealer.
Posted By: Missile_Penguin (7/9/2013 11:16:55 AM)


Pleasingly enough, he works with Goblin War Drums.
Posted By: Kirbster (3/6/2012 11:10:26 AM)


I'm glad this card wasn't printed in Ice Age back then (which mentioned him on five cards (he's on one from Coldsnap, too)), since in this case he certainly wouldn't look like this.

I wish the triggered ability would include himself though, but then again we wouldn't have this lovely flavor text.
I'd also have liked him to be 3/3 or see the activated ability only requiring one Mountain to sacrifice for one Goblin.
It's just because Ib appears to have a minor flaw to me...
But what the hell! Artwork and flavor text should even that out. He's really playable nonetheless.
Posted By: Mode (10/26/2009 5:43:28 AM)


he is really a smart goblin he looks left and right all the time
Posted By: Szentekkel (2/17/2011 8:44:31 AM)


Between Jaya Ballard and Ib Halfheart, Ice Age-era flavour text was some of my favourite - certainly when I was starting out. Time Spiral was just awesome for printing Legendary Creatures to finally give cards to these unseen speakers.

Ib Halfheart is just phenomenal. I love that they printed another Legendary Goblin; I love his expression (what is the opposite of cross-eyed?); and his abilities are extremely flavourful. ...well, okay, his first ability is extremely flavourful. I'm not too sure how to account for his second one...

I'm glad that they did not make him too powerful, quite frankly, because as much as I love the little guys, a goblin tactician should not be especially tactful.
Posted By: Leshrac_Nightwalker (10/10/2010 11:29:40 AM)


One of the many cards which expound upon the nature of Goblins in Dominia, where Ib is one of the few intelligent goblins...
Posted By: Guest57443454 (5/26/2010 10:42:39 PM)


Hilarity will ensue every time this guy comes in, and sacrificing goblins for 4 damage teams up well with red's instants that deal damage. Kiss those blockers goodbye!
Posted By: Faidite (9/21/2009 7:16:03 AM)


This card is great!
You don't need many mountains, since Goblin Grenade costs only Red...
Posted By: Paolino (1/11/2012 6:03:12 AM)


Leshrac: the opposite of crosseyed is Derpy. and yes, yes he is.
Posted By: bw13187 (6/6/2011 1:38:04 PM)


I hace him and i think he is perfect!!!!!!! He isnt very strong but he is just... perfect. One of few clever goblins that will sacrifice other rather than themselves :D
Posted By: Neutralion (11/5/2009 10:25:34 AM)