Goblin Chieftain


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) 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

Forkbeard on Krenko, Mob Boss: Mobocracy

6 days ago

Fervor & Hammer of Purphoros are great, but I'm already running 5 mass haste cards (Goblin Chieftain, Goblin Warchief, Akroma's Memorial, In the Web of War, Ogre Battledriver) + 4 more single target haste enablers for Krenko (Flamekin Village, Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Thousand-Year Elixir). Haste is important for this deck, however I like the additional utility all of my current haste effect choices have and I'm not sure what I'd swap out to make room for those 2 cards.

buckeyetron on Goblins Post-Dominaria

3 weeks ago

there arent really any good goblins in modern that benefit from the cost reduction and Goblin Warchief competes with Goblin Chieftain and Goblin Rabblemaster for the 3-mana slot. almost every other modern goblin costs 2 or less mana making Skirk Prospector unnecessary. goblins certainly don't want to be playing anything that costs 4 or more mana so Collected Company and Earwig Squad are out. Thalia is not a goblin, and the only lords for Phantasmal Image to copy are Goblin Chieftain and Goblin King, and the king doesn't even see play.

Dorotheus on Got started a second modern ...

1 month ago

I have seen some Goblin lists running 4 Mutavault and 2 Blinkmoth Nexus just to make sure they can jam in damage. I would say the following are musts no matter what version of a goblin deck you are playing, if you want to win games you should play these cards (excluding budgetary restrictions, cards are expensive):
4 Goblin Guide
3 Legion Loyalist
4 Mogg War Marshal
4 Goblin Piledriver
4 Goblin Grenade
4 Lightning Bolt

And then I'd highly, highly recommend:
4 Foundry Street Denizen
4 Goblin Chieftain

And only mostly recommend:
4 Warren Instigator

You can go BR Goblins, Mono Red, RW, or RG safely. So it's really up to you.

Bulldawg1310 on Goblin Blaster

1 month ago

Krenko's Command and Goblin Guide if you can afford it. Goblin Rabblemaster is also excellent. Goblin Piledriver is good as well. Youre also gonna need some lords Goblin King and Goblin Chieftain

Goblin_Boy on Modern Goblin Aggro

1 month ago

While this deck is sweet, You are better off playing with these changes. I've played goblins for a few years now, and Oath of the Gatewatch has solidified the list. This is what I would change:

1x Krenko, Mob Boss -> 1x Goblin Heelcutter or 1x Frenzied Goblin1x Goblin Piledriver -> 1x Mogg War Marshal

Sideboard2x Shock -> 2x Skullcrack or 2x Reality Hemorrhage

The Krenko is way too slow for how you want to win: Bushwhacking. The strongest lists are called 8-Whack and while some have some have a few differences, they all do the same thing. Now piledriver is a really strong guy, but draws way too much hate. You would rather it be a mogg war marshal. Mogg War Marshal does so much for the deck! It is pretty decent against control because of its' back-up goblin when he leaves play. He also synergies well with piledriver, bushwhackers, Goblin Chieftain!!!, and denizen. So... everything. The fanatics are can really be a awkward sometimes, but that 1 damage is a sneaky way to finish the game. More importantly, though, it kills Birds of Paradise and Noble Hierarch. In the sideboard, you don't want shock. Whatever you want shock to do, fanatic does the job already. Skullcrack is great against life gain affects. You may run into a few pesky cards like Blessed Alliance and Collective Brutality. The Reality Hemorrhage is good against affinity and Kor Firewalker.

Here is an example decklist that is the most common shell for 8-whack: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-goblins-49982#paper

Here is a really sweet version of the deck you may want to try for some fun games: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-r-48563#paper

I could talk about Goblins all day, but this is just a quick recommendation for you. If you want, I can show you a really fun list I put together that plays Warren Instigator (It's janky but sweet).

Shliken on goblins. goblins everywhere

1 month ago

Goblins are so much fun. Some advice: Use Goblin Chieftain in the place of Emblem of the Warmind, getting another body and giving the goblins +1/+1 is priceless! Also, Goblin Grenades are phenomenal! Finally a great finisher is Relentless Assault!

0b1ivi0nwa1k3r on Red Rush

1 month ago

Here is a 8 whack deck that would be pretty cheap to make if you took out Goblin Guide, Blood Moon, and Cavern of Souls. Cutting those cards would make the deck around 100$ and still pretty decent.

Creature (31)

4x Foundry Street Denizen

4x Goblin Bushwhacker

1x Goblin Chieftain

4x Goblin Guide

4x Goblin Piledriver

4x Legion Loyalist

2x Mogg Fanatic

4x Mogg War Marshal

4x Reckless Bushwhacker

Instant (6)

2x Glorious End

4x Lightning Bolt

Land (19)

2x Cavern of Souls

17x Mountain

Sorcery (4)

4x Goblin Grenade

Sideboard (15)

2x Blood Moon

2x Dragon's Claw

3x Forked Bolt

2x Goblin Chieftain

1x Harsh Mentor

3x Smash to Smithereens

2x Tormod's Crypt

colton815 on No Lords Goblins

1 month ago

holy shit did you really just call 3 drops like Goblin Chieftain slow? do the magic community a favor and stop playing.

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