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- Your opponents can't gain life this turn.
- Atarka's Command deals 3 damage to each opponent.
- You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
- Creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain reach until end of turn.
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Atarka's Command Discussion
2 days ago
I feel like zoo is to far away from my deck for me to push my deck towards zoo.
The affinity/goblin hybrid deck is much more similar to mine and provides a lot of food for thought, however, While I think it is a slightly slower, but more consistent deck (and probably a better deck), the 4 Mox Opals are pretty darn expensive, and I don't know how I would go halfway in between my deck and your affinity/goblin hybrid deck.
When I think about the "Tarka Pile" it seems to me like the Goblin Piledriver and Atarka's Command would kind of slow the deck down. I do think I should put Goblin Guides and Goblin Grenades in for better consistency, it's just what would I take out though without diluting the whole Bushwhacker win strategy?
3 days ago
My name says it all, my first modern deck was mono red goblins in 2011, and if you want goblin tribal my obvious suggestion would be Goblin Guide, the best gobbo in modern by far.
My current modern goblin list looks like this
This is a weird list, half of your deck is goblin tribal, the other half is VERY similar to zoo.
Zoo is a very old aggro deck thats usually naya or jund colored.
You need to decide on an archetype cuz this is kind of an awkward mix of 3
First one is naya/deaths shadow zoo, which only really runs Reckless Bushwhacker for goblins
Second 2 are the 2 major goblin tribal archetypes.
There are currently 2 different but both valid sub-themes to tarka pile, the first is "8whack" which as the name suggests runs 8 whacks with 4 Goblin Bushwhacker/Reckless Bushwhacker, the second is more token swarm and instead runs 4 Krenko's Command and Dragon Fodder as well as sometimes Hordeling Outburst
Hope that helps!
4 days ago
Atarka's Command seems like a nice fit if the mana base was shifted a bit.
1 week ago
8-Whack is a lot of fun. It's probably still easy to get Goblin Guides for a low price, as well (considering they were pushing $40+ before the reprint).
The other expensive card in the deck is Atarka's Command. Other than that, you can get away with playing basic lands.
Other good choices would be Gruul Shamans and 5-Color All Creatures (a variant of human tribal).
1 week ago
Thanks tons for the shout-out, and again, congrats on your performance at SCG Syracuse!
As always, you raise some REALLY good points. Tbh, I haven't really thought about the Lightning Bolt much ... it's been in the deck since almost the very beginning, and I'm always happy to see it, so I've never really thought about swapping it out for something else. But now that you mention it ...
For low-CMC spells, Atarka's Command comes immediately to mind as another super-versatile option, and Nourish as a great option for the lifegain. Moving up the curve, "pre-boarding" a Kitchen Finks could be really good. Or, like you mentioned, Obstinate Baloth or Thragtusk are awesome. And depending on the meta, Huntmaster of the Fells Flip or even another Primal Command aren't terrible options either.
And on the graveyard hate, I go back-and-forth on Cage vs. Relic vs. Scavenging Ooze vs. Surgical Extraction. There's a slightly-dated-but-still-useful discussion on Cage vs. Relic here.
To both of you: Draw well!
2 weeks ago
Seems like you have a lot going on here but some of these spells seem either very low power or don't do much doubled.
Some suggestions to add:
- Artifact Mutation
- Atarka's Command
- Frenzied Tilling
- Animist's Awakening
- Dragon Fodder
- Empty the Warrens
Some things you may want to take out:
- Farseek + Nature's Lore there are much better land search options and you already have a ton
- Blighted Woodland, Evolving Wilds is a better use of this slot imho
- Sylvan Advocate you have nothing that makes land creatures so this seems a waste Imperious Perfect would give you something about the same size and give you more tokens to conspire with.
- Autumn's Veil not useful to conspire with and very niche
Fall of the Titans this seems to be a very inefficient burn spell compared to many other options
2 weeks ago
I see a lot of upgrade potential in the T2 goblin deck that I simply can't understand why they aren't included:
-Since they are all goblins and the mana is sitting at basics at the moment, splash in red/green duals (fast, shocks, fetches) to have access to Echoing Courage. Seriously, that card would be bonkers in this deck! :)
-If you go the route of green you'll also have access to Appeal / Authority, where you can give trample and huge buff (preferably on Titan) to get the damage through, and for only G.
-And, obviously, you can slow the deck down just a bit so it can be ready for sudden big swings off Atarka's Command.
3 weeks ago
Please update after playing and let us know specifics on how this manabase works out for you? I'm all for high-risk upside like adding another splash for a powerful card like Boros Charm, but if there is one thing I hate in MTG it is not being able to play cards, and 3 1/2 colors with so few lands seems like a real challenge!