Blackcleave Goblin

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Scars of Mirrodin Common

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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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Blackcleave Goblin Discussion

NickAustin on I Can't Cast My Commander

9 months ago

I love the idea of mono black infect, but i think you might want the rest of the black infectors hahaVector 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 diesSpread the Sickness is a bit expensive, but proliferating is pretty damn goodRelic 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

9 months 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

1 year ago

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

iAzire on

1 year 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!!