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Haha! My salamander tribal deck continues to grow! That conditional -4/-4 might be just worth the trade-off of losing two very relevant creature types.
Posted By: MasterOfCruelties (7/9/2013 2:10:01 PM)


A one-drop that trades with a two-toughness creature is not terrible.

The synergy with Bog Brew Witch and Bubbling Cauldron is gravy.
Posted By: fibonacci112358 (7/9/2013 10:38:04 PM)


Aw it has such a cute name! Just like a Festering Goblin! It's even better in decks that don't need Goblins or Zombies!

Just like Maze's End, I can't imagine the Bogbrew Witch/Bubbling Cauldron/Festering Newt or the Shadowborn Apostle/Shadowborn Demon combos being important in Standard, but they're pretty cool and flavorful.
Posted By: JimmyNoobPlayer (7/9/2013 9:05:54 PM)


Flash in Bogbrew Witch with Savage Summoning in response to them killing this.
Posted By: Purplerooster (7/9/2013 6:30:22 PM)


I sometimes wonder just how great an impact Modern Masters and M14 had on each other's development. Was Festering Goblin reprinted there to help people appreciate the -1/-1 aspect of this? Or to emphasise Tribal revelance? Or to remind people how appropriately powerful such effects could be (rather than ramble on about how they preferred Fume Spitter)?

Either way, I would like to see something like Modern Masters happen more often, just to get people thinking. This card is excellent, people just need to start realising that.
Posted By: psychichobo (7/14/2013 5:08:48 PM)


What a great name. Sounds like an angry little bugger.
Posted By: Goatllama (7/9/2013 8:18:23 PM)


This guy is so much win. In terms of flavor and power.
Posted By: Flyheight (7/9/2013 4:59:21 PM)


Absolutely devastating with Bubbling Cauldron, whether you control the witch or not.
Posted By: SyntheticDreamer (7/9/2013 7:29:37 PM)


- It's a salamander! Yay!
- -4/-4 is really cool, and even the normal -1/-1 is good.

- Not a Goblin or a Zombie.
- -4/-4 is conditional; not much of a con with the -1/-1 backing it up.

I really like this three-card combo with Festering Newt, Bubbling Cauldron, and Bogbrew Witch. Top-down design like that is one of my favorite things in Magic.
Posted By: Continue (7/9/2013 3:09:05 PM)


I love functional reprints of decent cards and its flavors will etch it memories of all magic players (sort of)
Posted By: master_biomancer (7/9/2013 5:13:01 PM)


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