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Sure, it might not be a good idea, but a pair can be sideboarded for the mirror match against Ball Lightning and friends.

Certainly not a bad card. If you are a new player, who want an ok deck without selling your house, it can be good in a weenie deck.
Posted By: Nikeyeia (4/10/2010 1:02:11 PM)


Ball Lightning? Elemental Appeal?

Boros Recruit scoffs at them.
Posted By: Chamale (1/3/2011 4:13:42 PM)


Possibly my favorite one drop in the game. He's not the most powerful, but that's part of his charm. No one ever wants to waste a spell to kill him, which gives him a chance to prove himself. While there's the superior Figure of Destiny who shares the same casting cost, he's still an excellent card with a surprising number of far larger creatures that he triumphs against in a fight, especially in the early turns of the game where a toughness of 1 isn't that uncommon.

He can find his place into a lot of decks. Goblins, soldiers, any place a reliable 1/1 first striker for 1 can slip in. While Figure is the golden boy of the R/W crew, boros recruit is at least a fair bit better than duergar assailant.
Posted By: Asmodi0000 (2/12/2011 7:22:37 PM)


This will be a great one-drop for my deck that has Knight of New Alara, Sigil Captain, and Juniper Order Ranger!
Posted By: Long_Con (3/8/2011 6:05:51 PM)


It's a goblin, Razia. You can be sure that somewhere inside his crinkly green head is a hoard of idiocy.
Posted By: Goatllama (3/21/2013 6:50:39 PM)


A good one drop Goblin, a good one drop Soldier, and a good one drop for a red/white deck. Generally just a good first turn card.
Posted By: Sooku (10/7/2009 9:51:20 PM)


A pretty damn solid all-rounder. Certainly one of the best first-turn goblins yet printed, barring Shenanigans like Goblin Welder, Goblin Lackey or Skirk Prospector.
Posted By: stygimoloch (2/14/2009 7:27:50 AM)


one of the best one drop creatures ever printed, being accessible as not only White, but Red

Golbin, plus a Soldier

1/1 with First Strike. At this day and age, it is still a great card, despite the power level of the game being lower back then.
Posted By: gromgrom777 (4/16/2010 7:53:10 PM)


Insane ability for a one drop to have! XD
Posted By: AbyssalManZero (12/27/2009 6:37:22 PM)


Great 1 drop common for any Goblin Deck. First Strike for a goblin is awesome. This card also works well with the Battle Blitz structure deck based on red/white hybrid cards.
Posted By: AngelxLegna (7/4/2009 11:12:22 PM)


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