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Ah ha ha!
Goblin Balloon Brigade

Too bad that stuff like Flying Men and Zephyr Sprite obsolete this card in all but creature type.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (8/9/2010 4:56:03 AM)


This is a very flavourful creature! Manta rays actually do leap right out of the water occasionally, so I guess the merfolk are getting in on that by hitching a ride!

Oddly, though, this merfolk breaks rank with most Tempest flavour. Rathi merfolk are called rootw.ater merfolk, and they have a pretty definitive style (creepy as hell, actually - only Shadowmoor's merfolk come close). Four of the mer in Tempest are rootw.ater merfolk, and then we have this one standout - with their bright colours and flowing hair, they look more Vodalian than Rootw.ater!
Posted By: Leshrac_Nightwalker (12/1/2010 11:46:17 AM)


I think it makes less sense in blue. It could easily just have flying nowadays.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (6/18/2010 1:26:01 PM)


Blue goblin ballon brigade. Makes more sense in blue though doesn't it.
Posted By: XTwistedsoulX (5/16/2010 3:44:55 PM)


OK, this is better than Flying Men or Zephyr Sprite if you know that your opponent is packing Hurricanes or some such.
Posted By: tavaritz (10/25/2011 2:54:58 PM)


Interesting fact: there is no Manta with flying in the game.

WTF are these guys riding?
Posted By: Salient (1/17/2012 3:15:11 AM)


This is not bad, because generally merfolk do not fly, making it uniquely powerful in a tribal deck. It can also duck under Hurricane and the like, so it has its uses.
Posted By: Equinox523 (6/25/2013 10:21:32 AM)


you know, really.....this makes me think of Shock vs. Lightning Bolt.

Yeah, there are ALWAYS better cards- but there is one kind of deck at least that is fine with playing two cards, one strictly worse, for exactly the same purpose in exactly the same deck.

This and Flying Men are both 1-drops. Are there enough Flying Men copy-cats to make a good Blue 1-drop Fliers deck? Probably. This card would probably have a home in the Flying Men.dec Deck. :)
Posted By: DarthParallax (7/31/2013 10:20:28 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!