Blackcleave Goblin

Blackcleave Goblin

Creature — Goblin Zombie

Haste

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Blackcleave Goblin Discussion

SeanmanX on Space Aids

4 months ago

Digging the first pass of the deck I would try to go all-in on the infect theme and ditch some of the +1/+1 counter focused cards. Would make the deck feel a lot more consistent in games played.

I also see some cards that give brokkos some form of evasion, its worth noting that brokkos already has a pseudo-evasion like effect by naturally having trample, which deters people from blocking anyways, I feel that the additional evasion effects via creatures to mutate onto seems a bit extra.

I reccomend removing these:

  • Merfolk Skydiver - +1/+1 theme, its nice for a 5 mana proliferation sink but I feel its too clunky
  • Pollenbright Druid - A one time proliferate is likely too cute for this deck
  • Polukranos, Unchained - +1/+1 counter themed, I see the argument for mutating onto a huge creature with +1/+1 counters, but polukranos also shrinks really quickly
  • Elusive Tormentor  Flip is a nice unblockable threat, but we're winning by going to bash town with infect damage, rather than an unblockable 6/7
  • Silhana Ledgewalker Another pseudo-unblockable threat.
  • Toothy, Imaginary Friend I likely would only play this card with Pir, Imaginative Rascal, seems very off theme from what you're trying to do aside from giving itself counters.
  • Yeva, Nature's Herald This card only gives your green creatures flash, I dont think its really worth it... otherwise I would be super on board
  • Blighted Agent is a human and you cannot mutate onto it. I'm not sure if you want to keep it in the deck as an extra infect threat, or go all in on the mutate plan.
  • Relic Putrescence feels way too narrow just for giving its controller a single poison counter
  • Simic Ascendancy Is a +1/+1 card that I dont see as a viable backup plan
  • Leyline of Anticipation It's nice casting things at instant speed but that isnt really the theme of the deck, if folks have instant speed removal they will likely use it anyways and this wont get you many bonus points
  • Golgari Charm What is this for? Removing 1/1s? Brokkos has trample and your infect creatures might have 1 toughness... regenerating brokkos? Just mutate again..

Cards I would consider adding:

Since you're looking for more Destroy effects, Card draw effects, and counter effects, consider the following:

There are a few different land ramp spells I may play, but those are likely out of budget. For the remainder of the cuts I reccomend taking out the worst infect creatures, and possibly some of your land ramp spells

Forkbeard on The Mimeoplasm: Survival of the Fattest

2 years ago

Hey Gruul, your English is just fine! I checked out your deck and there were definitely some great choices that I hadn't ever considered before, particularly Blackcleave Goblin & Krosan Cloudscraper. I've also been thinking about adding Putrefax for ages, so I think I'll finally give that a go.

As for the mill theme, that's just personal preference. This deck is potent, but I don't need or want it to be at a cEDH level - I'm more of a 'kitchen table with friends' player. Although there are instant kill options in here, I'm not trying to go for that every single time. I like a bit of variety and simply wanted to have 1 mill themed deck and Mimeo scratched that itch.

Prophet_of_Xenagos on Reanimation combo

2 years ago

Something I personally put into my Mimeoplasm deck: Infect creatures. Stuff like Blackcleave Goblin and Putrefax on your Mimeoplasm along with a ton of +1/+1 counters could give you massive burst potential that your deck might not have had before. Something to consider.

WillowtheCouncil on

3 years ago

First thing, your deck is in standard, but you're not playing standard legal cards. I assume you meant modern? You should change it.

your deck has some really expensive cards for an infect deck. Black gets access to a few proliferate cards.

Replace Spread the Sickness with 4x Grim Affliction. You put on the counter, then proliferate, killing anything with toughness 2 or less for 3 mana. The prolif effect is cheaper, and thus faster. Since you're playing mono-black, which doesn't have access to the same type of pump, you want more prolif. Also, if one of your infect creatures gets blocked, you can prolif the counters on what they blocked. I think 99% of the time it's a better card. Replace the Phyrexian Digester and the Guardians of Meletis with Core Prowler. It's another infect creature, and if it dies, then you get to prolif. Replace the Blackcleave Goblins with 2 more Ichor Rats, since they have a better etb trigger. Replace the Dark Favor and Deviant Glee with 4x Unholy Strength. 1 for 2 on 4 cards is better than one card being 2 for 3, and 3 cards at 1 for 2. Unholy Strength is also cheaper in dollar amounts.

Finally, remove the Virulent Wound for 2x Throne of Geth (2 mana to add a poison counter), and 2x Hand of the Praetors.

Even more finally, replace Untamed Hunger with Snake Cult Initiation. Use the Snake Cult on a flier since it stacks with infect. Yeah. Okay. Make the changes and I'll help you again after.

NickAustin on Anticipate Stick

4 years ago

I love the idea of mono black infect, but i think you might want the rest of the black infectors haha Vector Asp , Plague Stinger , Phyrexian Crusader , Plague Myr , Ichorclaw Myr , Blackcleave Goblin , Flensermite , Septic Rats , and Phyrexian Digester are all pretty sweet in the early game. Necropede is both an infector and removal

your big finishers are cards like Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , Reaper of Sheoldred , and Phyrexian Juggernaut

Plus theres some ways to give your non infectors infect with cards like Phyresis , Tainted Strike , and Grafted Exoskeleton

Virulent Wound is pretty great early removal and a free poison counter if the creature dies Spread the Sickness is a bit expensive, but proliferating is pretty damn good Relic Putrescence is actually hilarious in commander, especially if you hit like their Sol Ring or something

but yeah, hope you continue with the noble path of infecting people

cjnj193 on Orzhov Abilibuddies

4 years ago

Blinkmoth Nexus would be solid if your mana is okay, then Flensermite and to an extent Blackcleave Goblin would fit the bill too. Heck even a Tainted Strike could be brutal at the right moment

Quicksilver on Skittles-Infect

4 years ago

Don't forget to remove the redundant Blackcleave Goblins. +1.

Aztraeuz on

4 years ago

You seem to be trying to do too many things at once. I see you have some Zombie boosting cards, a couple you are missing would be Lord of the Undead, Paragon of Open Graves, and Zombie Master. Master doesn't boost but it does make all Zombies unblockable when combined with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth or Blanket of Night. Adaptive Automaton is good too.

Other cards you can use to boost your Zombies are Caged Sun which should be an automatic inclusion in any Mono color deck. Hall of Triumph, Door of Destinies, and Obelisk of Urd.

Coat of Arms effects the entire board, like Bad Moon so you have to weigh the benefits to your deck.

Personally I prefer running Ghoulcaller Gisa as the Commander and just keeping Mikaeus, the Unhallowed in the 99 for combo reasons. You already have Triskelion for the combo with Mikaeus.

Phyrexian Dreadnought combos with Gisa. You can choose to not sacrifice any of your creatures when it enters the battlefield and in response to the sacrifice trigger, use Gisa's ability to sacrifice it. It gives you 24 power of Zombies. Remember, anything you kill, you AT LEAST double your overall power from that creature. A 2/2 Zombie gets you two 2/2, so you turn 2 Power into a nice 4 Power. That isn't factoring any boosting the sacrificed creature had and any the new Zombies will receive.

Gravecrawler is just a great Zombie to have, you are already running Skullclamp that combos so well with him. Unbreathing Horde. Soulless One. Sheoldred, Whispering One couldn't hurt.

If you like Infect, Blackcleave Goblin, Hand of the Praetors, Scourge Servant, Toxic Nim. Glistening Oil is an Enchantment that will bounce back to your hand when the creature dies, really good on Tokens. If one of your creatures goes unblocked or they are unblockable, Tainted Strike can get you the kill.

I see you are running Ashnod's Altar + Grave Titan , the only piece you are missing to make the infinite combo is Nim Deathmantle. What you do is cast Grave Titan, sacrifice one of the Zombie tokens to Ashnod's Altar, then sacrifice Grave Titan to the Altar. Use the you got from Ashnod's to activate the ability of Nim Deathmantle and return Grave Titan to the Battlefield. Repeat this process until infinite.

Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond is an infinite kill combo for Mono Black.

Grave Pact is awesome because it kills your opponents stuff while enhancing your board state. Whip of Erebos is good for extreme life gain.

I'm not sure what kind of budget you have but Extraplanar Lens + Snow-Covered Swamp is a good way to boost your mana as well. The Swamps are less than a Dollar each so you could replace every Basic Swamp with Snow-Covered for probably less than $20.

You know at this point I'm rambling. Mono Black is my favorite single color, Zombies are my favorite Tribe. The more I talk the more I'm just trying to turn your deck into mine.

P.S. Thornbite Staff goes infinite with Gisa. I love ZOMBIES!!