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This card has great flavor, and though hes a little powerful, I'd love to see him in standard again.
Posted By: Subtle (11/8/2009 3:42:04 PM)


Basilisk Collar is much cheaper than the flail and the spike, and LIFELINK is awesome with him too! he just made a new friend in worldwake.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (2/8/2010 7:43:41 AM)


@Antihero420: Well, you never actually attack with the sharpshooter, so why not use Gorgon Flail? It's cheaper (both playing it and equipping it) and pumps the guy up slightly, which could protect it somewhat.
Posted By: a7141988 (9/8/2009 10:31:32 PM)


I'm gonna say it;

Best goblin card ever.
Fact is, it can be completely insane even if it's the only Goblin in your entire deck.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (12/27/2009 8:56:42 PM)


My friends whine that this is overpowered even when I don't have any sacrifice things so I don't use it much. :(
Posted By: Saha (9/19/2009 4:51:11 AM)


Looked through the comments and didnt find the answer I was looking for. Love this card but got in a debate with my roommate about multiple creatures going to the graveyard at the same time. Im not sure if this is the right place to ask a rules related question if not let me know where I should and I opologize for the error.

The Question: When multiple creatures go to the grave yard at the same time say, A Flamewave kills 6 2/2 critters. How many times can I untap and tap the Goblin Sharpshooter? Just once because the all go to the graveyard at the same time? Or once as each critter is placed on the graveyard?

Is the answer different for creatures going to the graveyard from the battlefield after being killed via attacking and blocking if a few creatures die on both sides will I be able to tap and untap my goblin for each creature or do they all go in one lump pile of bodies?

I understand that if the effect also kills the sharpshooter then hes out.
Posted By: FreelanceEvilGenius (9/21/2011 11:08:25 PM)


Now welcome the Lord of the Dance!This is one of my personal favorite cards in Magic and I have a deck built around it and his Scepter (Thornbite Staff).
So many fun options and combos with this one. Want a turn 4 win? This + Splinter Twin.
Board control is achieved with Basilisk Collar!
For a more lengthy combo: Krosan Restorer+this+Thornbite Staff+Hissing Iguanar+ Forbidden Orchard.
I would stay away from the Godhead of Awe because it would be too clunky to try to force it into a deck with Sharpshooter, but then again for a duel color deck I shy away from three singular mana costed card. Awesome so it may be if you can get it off. My only sadness is that it is not modern legal. *sigh* If only.
Posted By: CasualPinger (8/26/2011 5:44:31 PM)


Godhead of Awe or Humility?
Posted By: MindSculptor (1/5/2011 6:33:17 PM)


this guy is a bit overpowered in my opinion since you can sacrifice any creature to untap him as well, as if he'd have something like "Whenever a creature you control is put into a graveyard from play, you may have Goblin Sharpshooter deal one damage to target creature or player", just better.

the balanced version of this guy would be "Whenever a creature dealt damage by Goblin Sharpshooter is put into a graveyard from play, untap Goblin Sharpshooter."
on the other side, you should enable him to untap during the untap step in this case since his ability won't trigger if your opponent has any options to sacrifice the targeted creature...
Posted By: Mode (12/31/2008 10:22:25 AM)


Love this card!

The other day I was playing against ravager affinity (yes, I know) and my opponent drops his first ravager, a 1/1. So I shoot it for 1 damage. In response, he sacrifices an artifact creature (a myr, I think) to make it 1 bigger. I untap my Sharpshooter and shoot him again. We went through this cycle four times before he asked "How are you doing that?" Naturally, after he had read the card, I let him take it back and sacrifice an artifact land instead.

Go Sharpshooter!
Posted By: Ideatog (8/14/2010 7:10:30 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!