Goblin Chainwhirler


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Rare

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Goblin Chainwhirler

Creature — Goblin Warrior

First strike

When Goblin Chainwhirler enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to each opponent and each creature and planeswalker they control.

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Goblin Chainwhirler Discussion

Poaralion on [RNA] Mono Red Burn/Aggro

7 hours ago

Hey man ! I was wondering how to play a nice red-burn deck with Light Up the Stage and Skewer the Critics but without the Experimental Frenzy . Your deck is perfect for what I wanted !

I have a few questions tho :

  • Does only 18 lands hurt a lot ?
  • Does Goblin Chainwhirler in the sideboard miss you simetime ? Like as a really good creature ?
  • Why Risk Factor only as a two of ? Couldn't you get a 3th copy by dropping just on Shock for example ?

Sorry if my english is bad, not my native langage.

Ouroboros_47 on Help With Standard Rakdos Deck

2 days ago

Hry BlueBallsMgee thanks for the suggestions, I'll go through them one at a time and you can tell me what you think. Goblin Chainwhirler sadly I doubt I can get 3 red by turn 3 consistently enough for him. Legion Warboss he always seemed a bit awkward to me outside of very specific decks. Plaguecrafter would be a good sideboard I think but this is more a best of one deck for MTGA atm. Midnight Reaper I thought about it a lot but I felt I had too few creatures to justify his inclusion. Do you disagree? Or do you think the deck would benefit by being more heavily creature focused than it is now? Thanks for the thoughts. I might try and make a more creature focused version in the future and see how it compares.

BlueBallsMgee on Help With Standard Rakdos Deck

2 days ago

There's an argument to be had that Goblin Chainwhirler could be a good 3 drop, with a nice body and an effective ability. If you are afriad of the mana hungry cost then Legion Warboss is another consideration. For the side I could see Plaguecrafter to get rid of those pesky walkers or one-of creatures. For the incremental value Midnight Reaper is on the nose. Lots kf options to choose.Just throwing my two cents out there. Hope it helps somewhat.

buckets_dewitt on Umezawa's Funky Rat Penthouse (Black/Blue)

4 days ago

Thanks Blackgate, I appreciate the feedback. My main difficulty with the deck atm is mana red aggro, so I'm looking into things that might allow me to survive a bit better against threats like Goblin Chainwhirler and Fanatical Firebrand , alongside burn in general. It's hard for me to have any board presence when my rat colonies are constantly at risk of being obliterated in one turn by one ETB effect, so I'm looking into maybe building a green/black deck with Vraska, Golgari Queen to give me an edge with only a few needed on board. Your suggestions I'm definitely going to test out ASAP and see if it helps.

snowfox54119 on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - The Slot Machine of Value

6 days ago

@apohl13, if you're playing in a multiplayer group, then you should be able to leverage the other players' threats to redirect attacks towards them. I've played against a lot of token decks, and typically I can either tutor for an answer with Goblin Matron or Moggcatcher , or I can beat them out by racing to one of my combos.

If you're playing 1v1 or just facing a lot of token aggro, here are some additional protection/hate pieces to help you manage your meta:

Hopes that gives you some good ideas!


1 week ago

Hey ironballsmcgee,

the combo is great and is very interesting, but I can't play it because (as you said before) the cost of the Goblin Chainwhirler make it difficult to play. But I can try to do another deck that plays this combo!

ironballsmcgee on TRY JUND! [RAVNICA ALLEGIANCE]

1 week ago

TheSimikBOat Hi, I like the deck! Have you thought about any Goblin Chainwhirler + Status / Statue Combo? It's a four cmc Plague Wind, which was one of my big draws to play Jund in the new meta. I understand if it's not viable though because of the whirly boi's RRR cost.

GeneralHellkite on Eight Rabble

2 weeks ago

I like Goblin Chainwhirler but there is not really a place for him ya, maybe a spot in the side?

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