Goblin Chainwhirler


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Goblin Chainwhirler Discussion

BoneclockHarmony on Mono Red Taxes (aka Bomat Red)

1 month ago

So I've played a bit more, so far

3-0 Izzet Phoenix

3-1 4c Saheeli

1-2 Pyro Prison

1-1 Mardu Pyro

My current creature package is:

4x Monastery Swiftspear

4x Bomat Courier

3x Soul-Scar Mage

2x Ash Zealot

2x Harsh Mentor

4x Eidolon of the Great Revel

3x Rampaging Ferocidon

2x Goblin Chainwhirler

With the rest of the list mostly same as yours (although, I accidentally played a few games with my sideboard searing blood's in my mainboard, and kind of liked it a lot?)

Some thoughts (still very new to modern so there's a lot of interactions I might just be completely un-aware of):

I see why we'd have Relic over Ravenous Trap now, didn't really want to bring in ravenous trap vs mardu pyro but Relic would be sweat, so I'll probably make that change too. Also saves me the hazzle of finding non-proxy ravenous traps, which are completely impossible to buy where I live.

I was thinking if we could replace ratchet bomb with mainboard Blast Zone , until I realized that it 1) Gets blanked by Blood Moon 2) Starts with a counter on it so we can't even hit chalice 3) Probably screws up our RR on turn two too badly.

Oh well, it sounded good in my head before I remembered about those minor details.

What do you think about Pillage vs Molten Rain for the sideboard? Doubling as artifact removal is nice, one of the main decks we'd bring land destruction in against is Tron right? Which makes it pull double duty.

The new canopy cycle of lands, I almost want to go UP in lands a little bit if we include them? Flooding is less bad since we can sac it to draw, more lands -> more reliable mana for our 3 drops. Not sure if it opens up any interesting sideboard options at all on its own, but with some RW fetches maybe?

Speaking of 3 drops, tried Scab-Clan Berserker at all?

Jdawn24 on Big Pig (Gruul)

2 months ago

Thank you Naksu!

I basically took my Nikya of the Old Ways deck and upgraded it via Ilharg, who lets you cast non-creature spells as well as ramping you into your big finishers. I like Domri, Anarch of Bolas for the sideboard against control once I know being countered often is a possibility.

The reasoning for Druid of the Cowl over Paradise Druid is to avoid early removal such as Goblin Chainwhirler . It's regularly used where I play. Incubation Druid is a thought, but ultimately I chose to go with old reliable a little while longer. I will definitely be looking at Incubation Druid once rotation happens!

Nissa, Who Shakes the World is completely insane in this deck and often creates massive amounts of . 5 mana is all you really need to go off in this deck.

Demanding Dragon has been an all-star so far and I highly recommend it!

I can definitely see Vivien's Arkbow having a home in this deck as well, I'm not sure what I'd cut just yet to make that happen, but I'll try to update it after I take it to FNM this weekend for sure.

Thanks for your insight!

FullmetalWes on Touch of Death

2 months ago

Oh yeah and I forgot to recommend taking out most of your swamps, I'd keep one swamp and make the rest mountains or maybe another dual land like a guildgate because it only takes 1 swamp in your opening hand to stop you from playing Goblin Chainwhirler . If you playtest and that doesn't seem like an issue then I'll shut up lol. Good luck!

clayperce on Suggestions for Midrange Goblins?

2 months ago

Goblin Chainwhirler would be great, but the deck needs to cast a Gobbo on T2, and RRR is really tough on T2 (there's only a 38% chance). It may be worth it (especially if the London Mulligan sticks) but I'm quite hesitant. I will def' give a hard look at all the others though; thanks much!

Xica on Suggestions for Midrange Goblins?

2 months ago

This is a big fat aggro deck, it looks like ponza top end without the land denial package. (but it goes wide instead of tall)

You miss out on the best goblins:
- Sensation Gorger - is basically a dark confidant in the right deck
- Goblin Chainwhirler - is AWESOME - yes it kills tokens. More importantly its a 3/3 with FIRST STRIKE for 3 mana. If you have lord(s) out it basically kills anything without risk to itself. And due to the fact that you can Lightning Bolt after first strike damage is dealt, it can extend the utility of burn spell as removal, taking down even titans or wurmcoil engine and the like, without taking a single point of damage.

Goblins are probably the tribe that has the strongest non-creature support cards, cards like Goblin Grenade , Warren Weirding , or the not explicitly worded, but still very relevant The Flame of Keld

If i were in your place i would try to build red goblins with a light black splash for Warren Weirding & sidebaord + disruption - and try to figure out a way to reliably have a 4+ power to get the discount on Bolt Bend (be it by utilizing lords, or some other route)

ritzerbitz on Standard Boros Aggro.

2 months ago

Have you found Hero of Precinct One to be paying off? imo, the deck would work better w/ 4x History of Benalia and leaning more into plains in the manabase. I also played around with a lot of Healer's Hawk and the lifelink always felt great if I could successfully mentor it. That said, Rustwing Falcon ended up being my card of choice in this style deck because it doesn't die to Goblin Chainwhirler or Fanatical Firebrand + after being mentored it can attack into or block a Thief of Sanity or an early Hydroid Krasis without dying.

Sephyrias on Feather WAR Standard Deck

2 months ago

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I know Recklesss Rage doesn't kill the Arcanist, not saying you should cut it entirely, but I think you might find yourself in a spot sometimes, where you don't have a creature and need to kill something. Like when the opponent just hit Arcanist with Lightning Strike and you need to kill their Goblin Chainwhirler or Runaway Steam-Kin or else you lose.

By the way, does Feather's ability return Maximize Velocity back to your hand, if you cast it from your graveyard with Jump-Start? Might be worth playing as a 1-off to give Feather haste. Perhaps in the sideboard for control matchups?

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Goblin Chainwhirler occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.25%

Red: 5.37%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Red: 0.12%