Goblin Chainwhirler

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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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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

randomguyguy on Boros deck wins GRN

1 day ago

I see three issues here. One is that a toughness 2/3 or 2/4 blocker annulls most of your deck quickly, which many decks will have on turn 2. The second is that you run out of steam too fast due to running 25 1 + 2 drops, also making Ritual of Soot, which I suspect will be a sideboard staple, extremely good against you. The third is a lack of ways to deal with the 1/1 soldier tokens with lifelink that the Selesnya list makes -- there are multiple powerful midrange cards that will outpace you quickly with these vulnerabilities, and your vulnerabilities to the sweepers that will do that. I can see three additions that will greatly change your deck, depending on whether you choose to try to optimize for them.
1. Benalish Marshal will require you to focus on white and multicolored 1 and 2 cards, and to play more lands (specifically Plains), maybe 23. However, it will give your deck significant resiliance to sweepers. With four Benalish Marshal and four Tajic, you will be almost always immune to chainwhirler's noncreature 1-damage ping. 2. Goblin Chainwhirler will require you to switch to mostly red 1 and 2 drops, but serves as an answer to tokens, and a way to deal that extra point of damage to swing through troublesome blockers. 3. Path of Mettle  Flip does the same thing as Chainwhirler, but its effects are awesome with other sources of burn like Risk Factor. Be aware that it slows down your creature development significantly if played on turn 2-3 (and should probably be played later). It also means you have to cut a lot of your 1-toughness creatures that would die to it. It's also one of my pet cards, so don't go with it automatically. Here are a list of 1-drops that work with Path of Mettle: https://scryfall.com/search?q=f%3Afuture+-c%3Au+-c%3Ag+-c%3Ab+cmc%3D1+t%3Acreature+%28toughness%3E1+or+o%3Avigilance+or+o%3Ahaste+or+o%3Afirst+strike+or+o%3Adoublestrike%29&unique=cards&as=grid&order=name.

Otherwise, I'd cut legion's landing and your split cards, lightning strike is more versatile as it can burn, and throw in a fourth tajic and go up to 23 lands at the cost of your 1- and 2-drops A good curve might be something like 8 1's/8 2's/8 3's/6 4's, 23-24 lands, that are the attacking cards you want to hit on curve, and then some removal/risk factors/path of mettle/other supporting cards for your last 6.

Orion93 on Boros deck wins GRN

2 days ago

Big issue I see. Goblin Chainwhirler walks across most of this lists creatures. It might be better to look into higher toughness creatures for your early game that can better benefit from the Mentor mechanic in late game

Pabs4444 on Boros Aggro (GRN)

2 days ago

Yeah, it's hard to tell. Path of Mettle  Flip is already a sudo Goblin Chainwhirler. Perhaps cutting 1 Seal Away in the Sideboard for 2 copies of chainwhirler where Warboss can still generate a ton of value each combat, guaranteeing an attacker than can act as removal if you have the burn in hand. Hard to judge, but good luck with the deck!

Pabs4444 on Boros Aggro (GRN)

2 days ago

Goblin Chainwhirler is still a powerful card. It seems really good, even if it won't get hit with the mentor ability that often. Relentless Raptor is another great body that is cheap in mana. In fact, it's fine if it dies. It has the ability to come back due to Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants. One thing to note is you have 5 copies of lightning strike currently... Another thing is that I would HIHGLY recommend GY hate. A lot of the new mechanics revolve around it, so having a way to shut those down will be very important.

Liaramancer on Win Hard: Or Die Trying (Akroan Style)

3 days ago

I'm playing this deck in 2018 and it's still going strong! I replaced Boros Swiftblade with Swiftblade Vindicator. She's an obvious upgrade that only loses to turn three Goblin Chainwhirler. Two cards I'm considering is Tajic, Legion's Edge and Chance for Glory. I'm hesitant to cut an Anax for him, but the benefit is he gives our creatures protection from removal like Chainwhirler and has haste so he can mentor a creature like Fabled Hero or Swiftblade Vindicator the turn you play him. I wonder if there's room for Chance for Glory. It's an all or nothing card, but the deck theme is win hard or die trying, right? Finally, should Rush of Adrenaline replace Titan's Strength? I like the scry but I've been in situations where Fabled Hero could easily kill if he wasn't being blocked. And the turn three kill combo with Favored Hoplite + Ordeal of Purphoros + Boros Charm + Titan's Strength still works with Rush of Adrenaline.

Liaramancer on Win Hard: Or Die Trying (Akroan Style)

3 days ago

I'm playing this deck in 2018 and it's still going strong! I replaced Boros Swiftblade with Swiftblade Vindicator. She's an obvious upgrade that only loses to turn three Goblin Chainwhirler. Two cards I'm considering is Tajic, Legion's Edge and Chance for Glory. I'm hesitant to cut an Anax for him, but the benefit is he gives our creatures protection from removal like Chainwhirler and has haste so he can mentor a creature like Fabled Hero or Swiftblade Vindicator the turn you play him. I wonder if there's room for Chance for Glory. It's an all or nothing card, but the deck theme is win hard or die trying, right? Finally, should Rush of Adrenaline replace Titan's Strength? I like the scry but I've been in situations where Fabled Hero could easily kill if he wasn't being blocked. And the turn three kill combo with Favored Hoplite + Ordeal of Purphoros + Boros Charm + Titan's Strength still works with Rush of Adrenaline.

SwissJ on Card creation challenge

4 days ago

Boros Gruel-Master

Creature - Goblin Soldier

: Deal 1 damage to target creature, it gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

2/2


Create a playable uncommon defense against Goblin Chainwhirler.

Seuter on Abzan Token Madness

4 days ago

This vs 1 Whirly Boi (feat. Goblin Chainwhirler).

For real though, while I love tokens, they are going to be difficult to play without a buff, think temporary like Charge or permanent like Radiant Destiny/Benalish Marshal

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