Goblin Chieftain


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set Rare
2011 Core Set Rare
2010 Core Set Rare

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Goblin Chieftain

Creature — Goblin

Haste (This creature can attack and Tap as soon as it comes under your control.)

Other Goblin creatures you control get +1/+1 and have haste.

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Goblin Chieftain Discussion

Vergil_Redgrail on H: Modern Goblins, Olivia EDH, ...

1 day ago

Hello everybody. I'm finally deciding to try and finish the monumentally expensive task of completing my Affinity deck, and possibly getting some things for Modern Merfolk as well. Aside from the listed Haves, I've got a Saheeli Rai and 4x Torrential Gearhulk. You should be able to find the Olivia deck on my profile, and the Goblin deck has 4x Goblin Guide (ZEN), 4x Warren Instigator, 2x Krenko, Mob Boss, 4x Goblin Chieftain and a few Goblin King, for most of the notable pieces. For Affinity, I'm looking for 3x Arcbound Ravager, prefer Modern Masters, and maybe Kaladesh Invention if you have one you want to get rid of, 4x Mox Opal, 2x Steel Overseer.

For Merfolk, I'm pretty much looking for anything at this point.

failurechild88 on rockleemyhero

3 weeks ago

Hi there,

I'd definitely like to work something out, you've got a lot of cool cards.

I like your:

you like my:

Gnukkels on Purphoros, Mob Boss

4 weeks ago

I also had thoughts of removing the Goblin Warchief to replace with Goblin Chieftain, that would still keep the Haste on the board but would ramp damage up and work better in combo with Krenko, Mob Boss.

pinecone2k3 on S4M's Goblin-A-Go-Go

1 month ago

Between the deck itself, and the sheer number of cards currently in your maybeboard, the best advice I can give is to maybe narrow your focus a bit, on what you want the deck to do, and start pulling some cards out in order to add in additional copies of other cards that stay in, to increase your chances of drawing them when you need them.
To that end, with how many creatures you currently have that give the rest of your goblins haste, I do feel that Racecourse Fury is a bit redundant. Personally, I'd ditch it and Hellraiser Goblin, and add in second copies of Goblin Chieftain and Goblin Warchief.
You currently have Roar of the Crowd in the deck, and Mob Justice and Goblin War Strike in your maybeboard. All three are sorceries that do damage equal to the number of creatures this deck has in play. The only difference is in the mana cost. GWS does it for the least amount of mana. If you're going to use any of them, use that and ditch the others.
Finally, If you're running Krenko, Mob Boss, Impact Tremors will be your best friend. Trust me on this.

GoldenDiggle on Goblin Mob

1 month ago

Hey there, Blackjack4652! I have a few cards in mind that may help you out!

Brightstone Ritual helps ramp really hard for 1 turn, and can be a really good turn 5 or 6 for you.

Goblin Chieftain, Goblin King, and Metallic Mimic all buff really well, and for cheap.

Goblin Ringleader pulls a bunch of goblins off your topdeck. Sure you may lose something, but with the deck currently being just under 30% goblins, your odds of getting at least 1 goblin is pretty good.

A Goblin Bushwhacker acts like a mini Ogre Battledriver for a turn.

Battle Squadron and Horde of Boggarts both are as large as the amount of goblins you have and come with their own evasion. It may be worth looking into them.

That1guy69 on Don't feed them at night... wait thats gremlins

1 month ago

The_Real_Rinkashime Lightning Bolt Is definitely gonna get in. I was thinking of just taking out the Impact Tremors completely. I also want to try and fit in Goblin Chieftain.

frusciante7 on

1 month ago

Love the idea : I did the same for my little brother! :)

My insights :

  • 4 Goblin Chieftain, it's too good.
  • 4 Goblin Piledriver because it gets huge quickly, in a casual environment it can steal wins easily.
  • Any copy of Goblin Warchief for extra lord(ing)? Not a big fan but could be good.
  • I have a tendency to play Drop-1 enchantments like Quest as a one of because they're terrible draws mid/late game.
  • Lightning Bolt as a playset. No need to discuss this.
  • Add some Legion Loyalist for extra aggression. Goes quickly nuts with Piledriver, too.
  • Ever heard of Krenko, Mob Boss? If I were you, I'd put him 1 or 2 times. If you T3 chieftain, T4 Krenko, you can activate Krenko immediately and put 2/2 haste tokens. Too good to pass on :)
  • I'm a personal fan of Reverberate in general, especially good with Goblin Grenade. 3 mana + 2 1/1 tokens = 10 damage? I'll sign up every day.

Indexxical on Don't feed them at night... wait thats gremlins

1 month ago

I recommend Goblin Chieftain since you'd be able to get haste for all of your creatures in one go with him on the field. That means Hordeling Outburst gets much scarier when you lay it down!

Happy drawing :)

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