Goblin Arsonist


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Common

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Goblin Arsonist

Creature — Goblin Shaman

When Goblin Arsonist is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may have it deal 1 damage to target creature or player.

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Goblin Arsonist Discussion

Nitropotent on Watch the World Burn

1 week ago

A playset of Lightning Bolts are always good in a burn deck. Monastery Swiftspear is another card I think is a good include. In this deck, I would take out 2 copies of Geistflames, a playset of Furnace Scamps, and 2 copies of Goblin Arsonists.

cdkime on Suicide Goblin Squad

2 months ago

Skirk Prospector, Brightstone Ritual, and Disintegrate are solid additions. Prospector allows you to kill off your Goblin Arsonist, triggering their damage and providing mana to replace them. A turn with Brightstone Ritual, followed by sacrificing your damage dealing goblins, followed by Disintegrate would likely end the game.

Deruvid on Red Green Devour

2 months ago

If you're aiming primarily for the Broodmother+Mycoloth combo, I'd ditch the Rot Shamblers, Garruk, and Thromok, as they take focus away from the main combo. You'll want a way to tutor for the combo creatures. The best options for this deck being Chord of Calling (or Natural Order if you're not worried about format/money). Primal Command is also a versatile option. Whatever search tool you opt for, take all 4 copies. You can drop a copy of the Dragon Broodmother down to 2.

You'll want to have enough creatures for Mycoloth to eat when you summon him, so I'd actually suggest swapping the Goblin Arsonist for Krenko's Command. I know it's nice getting the dmg payoff from the arsonist, but it won't be enough to be worth including. Your copies of Caravan Vigil, Viridian Emissary and Sylvan Ranger are a decent ramp package. Just make sure to use the Emissary as early chump blocks to ramp rather than trying to save them for devour. You won't need the ramp once you're ready to devour.

You asked about Awakening Zone, and I think it should replace your From Beyond copies just because its 1 mana cheaper.As for removal, burn is about your only option in R/G colors. Go up to 4 Lightning Bolt. Keep your Vines at 2 to protect your combo. Lastly, I'd drop 4 basic lands (2 each) to put in 4 Khalni Garden. Having extra sac fodder up front is a nice bonus. My suggested list after these edits would look something like:

2 Dragon Broodmother

2 Mycoloth

4 Viridian Emissary

2 Sylvan Ranger

4 Caravan Vigil

1 Doubling Season

3 Awakening Zone

4 Fists of Ironwood

4 Krenko's Command

4 Chord of Calling

4 Lightning Bolt

2 Vines of Vastwood

4 Khalni Garden

10 Forest

10 Mountain

Mave on Is it Greene Gobble Innes? Then it Must Be Good!

3 months ago

You have a bit to little artifacts to let Kuldotha Rebirth work. Maybe add Gleaming Barrier, Pentad Prism, Prophetic Prism or Prismatic Lens. At least two of one.

And maybe exchange the Goblin Arsonist for one of the classic Goblin Tribal commons. Goblin Bushwhacker, Goblin Sledder or Sparksmith.As far as I know Sparksmith is an important removal card for Golbins and Goblin Sledder protects half your board against "1 damage to each creature"-spells.Goblin Bushwhacker should be played at least in the Sideboard if your opponent sideboards enchantment removal in.

WItC on Budget Beginner Teaching Decks (#2 Red)

3 months ago

Added Fanatical Firebrand to the maybelist. It would take the place of the Goblin Arsonist. The text on the arsonist is a little simpler, which is the main reason I kept it in the main version.

Captain_Howel on Good Pauper Non-Staples

3 months ago

I don't know exactly what criteria you use for this one (or for the Pauper Staples list, for that matter), but I think Goblin Arsonist should make the cut. It's an alternative to Mogg Fanatic for a deck that emphasizes creatures/combat more, because while Mogg Fanatic can ping OR block/attack, Goblin Arsonist pings AND blocks/attacks. The only tradeoff is that it can't ping at will, only when destroyed.

Vlasiax on Goblin Assault [Budget Tribal Aggro]

3 months ago


Raging Goblin is just 1/1 that can attack immediately - I've got better creatures that do this and much more like Legion Loyalist, which is strictly better or Goblin Arsonist for early damage when needed, whenever it blocks or is blown by Goblin Grenade

This deck mainly caps at 2 mana, with very few cards with 3 CMC and Goblin Chariot is just inferior (and selfish xD) Goblin Chieftain - same cost, same body, however Chieftain buffs rest of the crew so I don't need to focus on creatures that have Haste themselves

ddunph31 on Gobs-of-Goblins

4 months ago

Infernal Plunge+Goblin Arsonist has great synergy. Also, who better to toss the grenade with?!

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