Creature — Goblin Warrior
Red creatures you control have first strike.
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Bloodmark Mentor Discussion
1 month ago
Great deck! The only thing I want to mention is that if Ib is ever out, your blocked goblins don't get to take advantage of first strike unfortunately. I was hoping for a similar thing so I ran Legion Loyalist and Bloodmark Mentor, but it turns out Ib's ability is a replacement effect during the Declare Blockers step, so your goblins won't even get to First Strike/Double Strike damage phase.
2 months ago
Bloodmark Mentor and Legion Loyalist removed because I misunderstood when Ib's replacement effect happens. It is at the end of the Declare Blockers phase, so creatures with First Strike never actually get to the point where they can use it.
2 months ago
Okay, so I realize you have a ton of goblin-centric synergies in addition to your Purphoros plays, so I'm about to unload a bunch of stuff that works as infinite ETB effects and just let you look over them. I've never piloted a Purph/goblin deck even so I'm not about to know where to cut unless you drop all aggro for full combo plays (which I again state I wouldn't know if that is better or even what you're wanting). Anyway. The list of possibilities as follows:
+ and any creature that creates one or more creatures when it enters or dies.Suggested options not already in your build include Pia Nalaar (for her low cost), Tuktuk the Explorer (same reason), or alternatively Su-Chi. Some of these can work with token creation on death due to the triggers going on the stack at once. By sacking the creature for mana 2 mana, you then stack the triggers to get the token that you can also sac for mana in response to the mantle trigger, thus having 4 mana to revive the first creature.
Mana Echoes does have an infinite loop with Goblin Warren and Phyrexian Altar (yes I get you aren't using it but Skirk Prospector will do the same thing). The Echoes will generate the colorless mana you need, and then one of the three can be sacked for R, and then use it all to sack the other 2 goblins for 3 new tokens. This is a "closed loop" because it doesn't generate extra tokens, but you do get infinite colorless mana in addition to the ETB triggers.
Given the right mana rocks/mana ramp Paradox Engine and Ancestral Statue can create an infinite loop of spell casting for storm triggers or also creature etb. The same is true for Cloudstone Curio and Cryptic Gateway with any or your creatures that make mass tokens ETB. Maybe something could be done with Akki Rockspeaker too if you had cost reduction?
I can also mention that you are not about to find anything close to enchantment hate in mono-red except through Apocalypse, so I really wouldn't bother changing it out unless you'd want something like Descent of the Dragons in for even more tokens.
Burn at the Stake does happen to have several options for replacement if you'd prefer instant speed effects over easy-ish mass damage.
Also, sorry for the wall-o-text.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Bloodmark Mentor instead of Akki Coalflinger maybe? You got very few nonred creatures, so....
Purphoros, God of the Forge is a must have with Krenko! All that damage! Also neat for multiplayer!
Also, not a goblin, but Zealous Conscripts combos with Kiki Jiki, Splinter-twin like.
4 months ago
Sorry I have taken so long to reply, all!
I have Apocalypse specifically for the things that need exiling (e.g. if my opponent has indestructible or hexproof/shroud). Blasphemous Act is a great card, but I just need exiling in red, plus it can remove enchantments which is nearly impossible in mono-red.
As for Chandra's Spitfire, I still prefer Goblin Balloon Brigade because of the goblin tribal. I can also get him out on turn one instead of turn three. He really is good whenever you get out a Coat of Arms or something similar. Thank you for your suggestions, though!
I have never been a fan of Goblin Rabblemaster because he forces me to attack whether I am set up or not. I like to go wide to allow me to have blockers, and Rabblemaster kind of negates that strategy. If it weren't for that he'd be great!
Thanks for the love, man! I really appreciate it! I actually have Goblin Warchief already in the deck, and you are right, he does get some work done. As for Bloodmark Mentor, I could see his importance but I don't know what would be a worthy switch. I don't know if I need first strike as bad as haste and unblockability (menace), but I'll see how he fairs! Thanks!
4 months ago
First off, I have to say, this is absolutely one of the best commander decks I've ever used in my entire time of playing magic. Thanks for this absolutely amazing deck. But, I have a couple card suggestions you could possibly add/review for the deck. I was looking around for some goblin cards and I believe both Bloodmark Mentor and Goblin Warchief would help the deck in many valuable aspects such as getting cards out alot faster and making sure that when you swing your army at a person, they're hesitant to block since they don't want their entire creature base to die due to first strike.
5 months ago
Nice, I've been considering building one like this. Maybe elves. Who knowes? Recommending some Bloodmark Mentors for the first strike against other token decks. +1