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Creature — Goblin Warrior
Red creatures you control have first strike.
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Bloodmark Mentor Discussion
2 months ago
Fun deck! I too have a Goblin deck, so I know how fun they are to play! I have some tips regarding your cards if you're interested. You seem to have 62 cards in the deck, it's never a good idea to have more than 60 card - consistency is king! In general you want a curve that is as low as possible, since you need to keep a pressure all the time. If you don't win turn 4 or 5, you will probably loose the game.
The lands look good, what you need is red mana and you've got it. A tapped land can be dangerous since you need to keep a pressure! I'm trying to run Contested War Zone in my goblin deck, it's risky since it only produce colorless mana, but it's +1/0 ability can be game winning.
Card you can consider adding, price tag in (parenthesis):
Goblin Guide - (Expensive), but really good!
Foundry Street Denizen - Can get really big really quick, (cheap).
Legion Loyalist - Devastating against token heavy decks, first strike can be really good if your goblins are buffed. (Kind of expensive).
Goblin Piledriver - Get really big, game winner with Legion Loyalist's trample, (average price), well worth the cost!
Goblin Rabblemaster - Creates you a massive goblin army, constant pressure, one of these can totally dominate the battlefield, two of them wins you the game. Recently reprinted, so it's (cheap) for what it does. Great if Quest for the Goblin Lord.
Lightning Bolt - 4x.
Goblin Bushwhacker - One of the best one/two drops for goblins, (cheap).
Warren Instigator - Haven't tried myself but he can be really powerful. (Average).
Mogg War Marshal - I like it more than cards like Krenko's Command, since it gives you a bit more resistance against sweepers. It's also a great gobling to sacrifice for Goblin Grenade.
Additional card to consider, mainly for sideboard:
Cards I'd cut:
Obelisk of Urd - In my experience, Obelisk of Urd is rarely a good card aggro or modern in general. Too expensive, or forces you to not attack a turn if you want it early.
Arms Dealer - Too slow, isn't a threat in it's own.
Goblin Kaboomist - Too unreliable.
Frenzied Goblin - There are better 1-drops.
Fury Charm - Not really a good card.
Hope you appreciate the tips and make sure to ask if you have any questions!
4 months ago
4 months ago
Your force is formidable, but there are plenty of Warriors you should look into for upgrades. A few particularly useful options include Archetype of Aggression, Bloodmark Mentor, Heartlash Cinder, Neheb, the Eternal, Ogre Battledriver, Paragon of Fierce Defiance, and Vengeful Firebrand.
You seem to want to attack a lot, so why not more than once a turn? Combat Celebrant, Savage Beating, World at War or, my personal favorite, Aggravated Assault are all great tech to keep the beats going.
Why stop at just hitting more though? Red offers plenty of way to apply even more damage every time you hit something. Try out Furnace of Rath, Dictate of the Twin Gods and especially Gratuitous Violence for extra pain.
Other than those, all I can think of that you may want are some basic staples in Red. Blasphemous Act and Chaos Warp are the best removal you can pack in this color. Mana doublers like Caged Sun, Extraplanar Lens, Gauntlet of Might and Gauntlet of Power will help you out a ton. Other useful tech such as Insurrection, Shared Animosity and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle can give you the extra boost your deck might want.
Granted, not all of these are cheap, but just keep them in mind for long-term goals. Mono-Red is tough to play well in this format, so you'll need plenty of help to attain victory. Good luck!
5 months ago
Domri Rade would work as a planeswalker with this deck as well, but you would need to have Raging Ravine or any other card that adds red as well as green to your playing field. Same can be said for Arlinn Kord Flip
6 months ago
Here is a list of budget cards I think you should consider:
Here are some cards that has a little more value:
Another thing I noticed you are lacking is card draw, here is some suggestions:
6 months ago
So if you're looking for removals, I'll copy paste the same format as my former post here, reasons and all.
- Ahn-Crop Champion
- Ahn-Crop Crasher
- Beetleback Chief
- Bitterblade Warrior
- Bloodmark Mentor
- Champion of Rhonas
- Honored Crop-Captain
- Khenra Charioteer
- Knight of New Alara
- Prowling Serpopard
- Elixir of Immortality
- Day of Judgment
- Somberwald Sage
- Gaea's Blessing
- Explosive Vegetation
- Ash Zealot
I'll skip over any of the cards that TearsInRain23 already covered (with two exceptions) as he already did a great job explaining why they shouldn't be run.
Exert Creatures: These guys seem great for standard, but their smaller-scale effects don't translate well to a drawn-out commander game. The fact that they Crippling Chill themselves is just icing on the sad cake. Champion of Rhonas is the exception here, but there's only really the Stonehoof Chieftain worth pulling out, which means you exert champion maybe twice all game?
Beetleback Chief: I've actually got a replacement in mind for this guy, and his name is Mardu Strike Leader. The tokens Strike Leader generates are warriors, unlike the goblin chief, and he does it by doing something you were goin to do with him anyway.
Prowling Serpopard: I except with a Superfriends and Atraxa deck at the table, that counterspells will be common, so why limit it to just creatures? My ideal card to slot in here would be Vexing Shusher. Sure it costs mana, but it uses up enemy resources, and makes all of your spells uncounterable in essence.
Elixir of Immortality: Stalls out a game you're likely about to lose anyway. Elixir is the worst possible panic button you could put in. If you really must have a card that gives you back your hand Creeping Renaissance, and Praetor's Counsel do a fine job.
Somberwald Sage: Just like with the Serpopard, I'll simply give a replacement, rather than cover what Tears has already explained quite well. My replacement of choice this time is Shaman of Forgotten Ways. The reason should become obvious when looking at his Formidable ability. This will nine-times out of ten win you the game, unless you have no creatures.
Now to completely ruin all that hard work I did suggesting removals, I'll throw some more suggestions. Assume all my old suggestions stand, and that I automatically agree with all of Tears's Suggestions. My goal here is extra reach, so that's what these cards aim to supply.
For reasons why, just follow me from the top of the list to the bottom.
Gisela is what every creature deck wants to end up playing. Unless she dies immediately, she will get some damage done for you.
Really just Mardu Strike Leader's big brother. Also, his name is really awkward to say, and I think it's funny.
If you've made it through the sea of cards, and what I think of them, then I thank you. Hope this helps, even if only a bit, and I wish you the best of luck.
6 months ago
Purge without question!: Explosive Vegetation (why? you have ore than enough sorcery tutor), Gaea's Blessing (why? not that great 95% of the time in EDH), all the signets (replace with a Chromatic Lantern), Harmonize (why? one time use draw is meh unless its a bomb like a lot of blue draw can be. no versatility means you're better off with Sylvan Library and your other two bigger green sorceries), 2 Mountain (why? your land base is very hefty for many low cmc cards, and you have an excess o red mana according to your color wheel on the site), Fortified Village (why? these lands are not great in commander, and I find a good rule to be for land count to be 30+cmc of your commander), Bloodmark Mentor (why? doesn't target enough of your creatures to matter much), Honored Crop-Captain (why? low board impact), Khenra Charioteer (why? weaker Archetype of Aggression, low impact), Knight of New Alara (why? its not a Warrior! Also, most of your creatures are mono color, making this do almost nothing), Prowling Serpopard (why? sideboard this at best as it will do nothing in any game that's not against blue and even if it does something, its not that threatening), Somberwald Sage (why? you have almost no need for this ramp as it affects only creatures and your creature cmc is very low), Day of Judgment (why? well you have no real recursion or protection or way to reamass a board... this will end you faster than an opponent in most games)
Things to consider: Your enthusiasm for warriors are good, but you only need about 75% to 80% of your creatures actually be warrior to be true tribal. You want at maximum only 30 creatures too for just about any EDH deck unless rare exceptions apply (which this does not apply). The issue is, most warriors just plain are not that good. Commander is all about high impact. One and done spells and creatures do very little for players unless they're in a very specific situation. It is always better to go broad. One thing you should consider, along with Errast's amazing list of good cards (except for Reckless Bushwhacker and Whisperwood Elemental... don't do those, but seriously, add everything else!) is more utility creatures/ spells... leading me to suggest these for strong consideration:
-Sun Titan: Recur your smaller dudes and give their little impact more oomph by making them never go away!
-Nylea, God of the Hunt: Best trample anthem, also lets you buff dudes.
-Purphoros, God of the Forge: Wincon, ping damage and buff everyone!
-Iroas, God of Victory: This just is plain bombtastic in a go-wide-with-lotsa-dudes strategy.
-Nahiri, the Harbinger: Draw or removal. You can't go wrong. Ult to win.
-Ajani Unyielding: Again, draw or removal. You need more of both. Ult to win.
-Swords to Plowshares/Path to Exile/Chaos Warp: You have a lot of stuff you don't want to lose, so instead of big board wipes (I mean, really, you want to keep your board and let your creature oppression be part of what puts your opponents in line), run single target removal. These are the best for this deck IMO.
-Lightning Greaves: You want to protect your key creatures, and this is an EDH staple for a reason.
I hope this helped. :)