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|Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3)||Uncommon|
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At the beginning of your upkeep, create a 1/1 red Goblin creature token with haste.
Goblin creatures attack each turn if able.
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Goblin Assault Discussion
1 month ago
@Osbert You're right I do need to add more graveyard hate for sure. I really wish Leyline of the Void would get reprinted so I could justify buying one.
As for the ramp I am trying to be cautious since I am already at a point where my curve is pushing the high end.
I love the Oppression suggestion and maybe Painful Quandary (concerned about my avg cmc costs). If I did add enough discard, then I could add Archfiend of Ifnir but im not sure I want to really go full discard.
Your suggestions were useful though thanks for the help!
1 month ago
I'm not sure about the sideboard just yet. This is a tricky and awesome deck with a lot of room for mind games, interesting sequencing, and overwhelming with goblins as a solid plan B. If the opponent keeps mana open to counter and spot remove, the goblins keep coming and crashing through. If they tap out to wrath the board, a surprise plant token becomes Emrakul. I did come across Kher Keep and Geier Reach Sanitarium, both of which merit playtesting. Blood Moon looks like it has a home in the sideboard at minimum, possibly in lieu of some number of Guttural Response to better cripple Jeskai control, in addition to non-blue decks. Goblin Assault as a side-board or main-board option might be better than it looks what with having plant tokens that don't move. The last thing I can think of tonight is having in the SB Kari Zev's Expertise in conjunction with having 8 rituals to cast IC on T4 using one of the opponent's creatures.
3 months ago
Bloodghast is the gift from a friend so it is cool. Kathari Bomber has given me some doubts and thr goblin player in my group seems a but biased insisting in me playing it so I appreciate the opinion.
Fleshbag Marauder was my choice because if I sac it with no other creatures on board I have no penalty, but it might be too conditional and will think of replacing it instead.
Finally, Pitiless Plunderer is indeed good for ramp and along Pawn of Ulamog, Sifter of Skulls or Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder can give me huge amounts of mana or even an infinite loop with Reassembling Skeleton. Ogre Slumlord gives me the black tokens but there aren't many red token generators in the Aristocrats department. Goblin Assault or Krenko perhaps
4 months ago
5 months ago
Goblin Assault is only good in Krenko. Having one's lords attacking every turn is a recipe for a bad time
5 months ago
5 months ago
This is a surprisingly decent list- but the big thing for budget lists at FNM- SIDEBOARD.
You don't have to grab staple sideboard tools- the more budget your list, the more powerful a transformative sideboard becomes. Changing from red devotion where you want Leyline of Sanctity asap to a Raid Bombardment/Mogg War Marshal tokens list is very powerful, and the flexibility of just saying 'oh, I'll run these 15 cards instead of (all my spells, all my creatures, half of each) is strong.
It also lets you plan out sideboard tools so that some can sit mainboard- Ash Zealot and Harsh Mentor provide seven slots mainboard that can be smoothly swapped for more spells, more creatures, different hate depending on what you need, and planning that out can have immense benifits.
There are lots of options- and finding cards that can flex into a second list with 15 swaps is suprisingly a lot simpler than it seems- just look for cards that are hit hard by spells your opponent will sideboard out so you can swap them in. eg; they ditch their high CMC answers/enchantment removal for more road blocks while you swap to a Goblin Assault/Curse of Stalked Prey list.
Good luck, and happy brewing.
5 months ago
Hordeling Outburst and Dragon Fodder come in over Goblin Assault and Goblin Rabblemaster. I didn't like the fact that both cards forced your goblins to attack. This could be negated with Brudiclad in play by turning them into a different token, but these cards often came down several turns before Brudiclad and would be forced to suicide into my opponents blockers. Outburst and Fodder provide a good amount of tokens that can sit back and wait to be repurposed.
Scourge and Lightning Runner don't always guarantee infinite combat. Someone will eventually be at a higher life total than you and stop Scourge from triggering, unless you have enough tokens on the first swing to trigger enough combats to finish everyone off. The same goes for Lightning Runner. You have to have 4 swing and 4 at the next combat to go infinite. Combat Celebrant does this with one copy and is half the mana.
The Locust God really doesn't do much for the deck except add a token each turn, unless I have a draw engine online. At 6 mana I think I can do better.
I've never been a big fan of clone effects, and the reason to run this guy is for his embalm so he really only gives you the value you're looking for if he's in the yard.
Storm the Vault is often a 4 mana do nothing. It's not terribly difficult for me to get 5 artifacts on board, but the cards is pretty hit or miss. Most of the time I have better things to do with 4 mana, and when I have 5 artifact in play to flip it, I'm usually set on mana.
Also up for consideration to be cut is Sai, Master Thopterist. He's been good in only one game that I can think of where he produced two thopters and drew me one card. I think Hangarback Walker would be a good replacement for this spot.
Goblin Assault occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%