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This is strictly better than Goblin Piker... but that's not saying much. If you were going to seriously play him, you'd be hard pressed to find a deck he would be any good in, because decks with aggressive red creatures are usually much more interested in dumping their hands than holding seven for marginal combat tricks. A decent turn 2 drop in limited, and not much more.
Posted By: The_Trendkill (10/16/2010 9:22:20 AM)


You know, for those times in red decks when you have 7+ cards in your hand you can't afford to play because you only have like three lands out.

...oh wait
Posted By: allmighty_abacus (10/27/2010 7:29:52 PM)


@The_Trendkill: That's probably a perfect evaluation!

Saviours was a pretty "meh" set to me - it's not terribly interesting to have to sit around not playing your spells just so that you could have a high card count in your hand. I figured this guy was part of a cycle so I went looking for other cards that give you a bonus for having seven or more cards in hand... only to find that it was a two card cycle where the other card is Deathmask Nezumi. An ability like this would really be at its best in a Blue deck - a Draw-Go kind of deck - so it's odd that WotC didn't give this ability to a blue creature.

I guess Ronin Houndmaster has enslaved this little guy, given him a rusty sword and everything, but it's kind of interesting that if you manage to get "sevencraft", the goblin could take him in a fight!
Posted By: Leshrac_Nightwalker (12/22/2010 8:18:21 AM)


Basically Goblin Piker with a fairly rare benefit. Not too shabby, but not great either.

Posted By: Gaussgoat (1/14/2010 8:36:26 PM)


I dunno, i feel like this guy deserves a 3/5.
Sure, it's hard to meet the condition. I didn't like Savior's "seven cards in hand"-theme that much either...

But he's still a potential 4/3 first striker for a mere two mana.

Go Johnny and try using him in a deck with Wheel of Fate, Reforge the Soul, Diminishing Returns, Time Reversal, Dragon Mage, or even Magus of the Jar maybe?
Posted By: Mode (8/23/2012 3:58:42 AM)


The ability sucks unless you're getting mana screwed. In which case you're probably boned anyway.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (10/13/2010 8:29:34 AM)


Dude, who else is on the art? I used to think it was that Mad Ronin guy but perhaps not...
Posted By: AXER (1/1/2010 5:50:12 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!