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Thornbite Staff is a fun combo, but he wins you the game if you have Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, another creature to champion, and any free sac outlet.
Posted By: KikiJikiTiki (9/16/2010 12:45:16 AM)


Now my Vampire Nighthawks can spew fire!
Posted By: Mekh (12/16/2010 1:12:10 PM)


Combining this guy with Thornbite Staff is like gluing 3 Goblin Sharpshooters together, albeit at more mana cost overall (including equipping the staff, at least 10 cmc), and just as many cards to pull off (unless you champion a token). It's actually not as badass as you might think. I'd rather run Goblin Sharpshooter with a Basilisk Collar. Still, this a very effective card, especially in a deck that runs both it and Sharpshooter.

One intriguing thing someone mentioned is Championing Eternal Witness. Effectively, should your Lightning Crafter die, your Eternal Witness hits the battlefield and you can put him right back in your hand, then Champion the Witness again at your next main phase.

I do not think this guy is better than Royal Assassin in that RA can effectively shut down opponents' creatures entirely regardless of creature toughness, with a cheaper cmc, without having to C... (see all)
Posted By: AssKickingBoots (5/15/2011 1:04:19 PM)


If a 3/3 Goblin Shaman able to cast a free Lightning Bolt every turn is not awesome, than my definition of awesome must be seriously wrong.
Posted By: Arachnos (4/15/2012 9:07:28 PM)


The excellent goblin lords giving haste (Goblin Warchief and Goblin Chieftain) greatly improve this card, ensuring you get some value before the opponent can muster removal.
Posted By: djflo (10/2/2011 4:01:32 AM)


Bolt on a stick. Ultra-Tim. Whatever you call it, it's damn good.
Posted By: Continue (10/31/2012 9:09:34 PM)


it can die to bolt. oh the irony.
Posted By: rinoh20 (9/1/2011 9:35:08 AM)


lol reusable lightning bolt.

champion isn't even a bad ability either, if at all.
Posted By: mdakw576 (12/19/2009 9:39:38 PM)


Championing a Goblin Matron or Siege Gang Commander with this = pro
Posted By: KillerNacho (4/21/2010 6:49:13 AM)


dam.. and kamahl, pit fighter has always been 1 of my favorites, but now this guys even better. a non legend, toughness of 3, and less mana cost than pit fighter. too bad. o well nice card! haha
Posted By: Diabloboy (3/23/2010 8:43:09 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!