Goblin Dark-Dwellers


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

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Goblin Dark-Dwellers

Creature — Goblin


When Goblin Dark-Dwellers enters the battlefield, you may cast target instant or sorcery card with converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that card would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Goblin Dark-Dwellers Discussion

wyatt0781 on Havok Mill/Goad

3 days ago

Is the misspelling of Havoc in the name intentional at all?

Also I don't feel like mill would be the best strategy for a mono red deck.. in commander you'll very rarely deck someone with Grenzo, I feel like Krenko is the best Goblin Tribal commander, for example you'd almost never win against a good Krenko deck with this, it sounds critical and thats intentional. But if you really want to go this path, I would at least include Lightning Bolt, Goblin Guide, Chain Lightning, Goblin Dark-Dwellers, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, and a few red dragons for heavy hitters, and a Metallic Mimic

sylvannos on Budget Black Land Destruction Help

4 days ago

Hmmm...$100 is pretty low. That means no Life from the Loam, Fulminator Mage, or even dual lands.

Are you set on keeping this mono-black? There's a lot to be gained from adding red or green, not just because of expensive cards. Green gives you ramp so you can turn 2 Rain of Tears and work your way up to a Death Cloud. Red gives you more land destruction (specifically Molten Rain and Avalanche Riders), plus the absolutely insane Goblin Dark-Dwellers.

If you're staying mono-black, I'd suggest building around Smallpox. You can get your opponent low with Abyssal Persecutor, then finish out the game when it gets sacrificed. It also creates a lot of value when your opponent has to sacrifice a creature.

Smallpox gets even more value when you couple it with Solemn Simulacrum and Filigree Familiar.

Some other cards to consider:

Also check out Budget Magic over at MtG Goldfish. Here is a deck built around Death Cloud that's actually pretty good from what I've seen at my local shop. And here is R/G Land Destruction to give you some more ideas.

Drakender on

5 days ago

If you keep with a low cost list, you'll need some value, you could try, Dynavolt Tower or Thing in the Ice  Flip, but I don't agree about removing all the Pull from Tomorrow or Chandra, Torch of Defiance...

Since you play at instant speed, you might consider playing Brutal Expulsion, Lightning Axe, Hungry Flames, and Fall of the Titans. Also, if your meta is really aggro-based, try playing more Censor main and put Negate to the sideboard...

For your sideboard, I'm not sure about Bedlam Reveler, you could put it main instead, cause side, you'll rarely put it in, same thing for As Foretold... Fiery Temper is great, when you discard it... Your odds are not for it now...

For the other options, Fevered Visions is made for control matchups and as my frieds say "put four or put not". Torrential Gearhulk or Goblin Dark-Dwellers can cast you a surprise Expedite not to neglect...

foxinsox on Tier 1? - Rhonas Jund Midrange

1 week ago

So much lovely removal, have you thought about Goblin Dark-Dwellers so you can do it all over again? Also another enabler.

adambomb786 on DIS

1 week ago

Yes, it is a word lmao

fumarole - noun an opening in or near a volcano, through which hot sulfurous gases emerge.

And you can keep one of those two Expedites I just recommend balancing you discard outlets with madness cards so you don't have dead hands. In a standard burn deck I used to play I ran 4x Tormenting Voices and 4x Fiery Tempers. Another budget rare to consider is Goblin Dark-Dwellers. They're about $0.75 right now so a play set or 3 of will run you between $2-$3. They give you a big body menace creature while being a cheaper (in price and mana cost but still strictly worse) Torrential Gearhulk. The only downside is that this may take your graveyard instants and sorceries from 19 to 15.

Hope my comments have helped.

RSduce on Two suns, what is this Tatooine?

2 weeks ago


That would be pretty tough to do but I will give it a try. For the Torrential Gearhulk some options would be Goblin Dark-Dwellers, Thing in the Ice  Flip, or Baral, Chief of Compliance. The problem with Goblin Dark-Dwellers is that since it doesn't have flash, you wouldn't be able to re-cast any of you counter spells like Censor or Disallow. You also wouldn't be able to re-cast Glimmer of Genius, which is you best draw spell. By playing Baral, Chief of Compliance, you will be able to get some card advantage by counter spells as well as being able to cast Approach of the Second Sun a turn early, the problem is that it dies to Radiant Flames. I really do like Thing in the Ice  Flip, and it can give you an additional win con as well. The problem with Thing in the Ice  Flip is that every time you cast it on turn two, it either instantly dies or in an aggro match up you start to get to far behind (unable to counter important things). If you were to play Baral, Chief of Compliance I would recommend taking out Radiant Flames and putting in Dusk. Any of the three cards would be a 4 of in the deck.

That brings me to replacing Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Gideon of the Trials. I would run 4 Unsubstantiate's main board. That card can really give you a turn or two, which will allow you to maybe set up a counter spell for a card. A fun little trick as well is to cast Approach of the Second Sun, bounce it back to your hand with Unsubstantiate, and then re cast Approach of the Second Sun the very next turn to win the game. The only problem with that is that you do need 9 mana to pull it off (or 7 mana if you run Baral, Chief of Compliance). That's why I really like Chandra, Torch of Defiance because I can turn 5 an Approach of the Second Sun.

I hope this helps you out, sorry I couldn't come up with any better options. Hopefully someone else with have some options as well.

Delta-117 on AKH - Grixis Control

2 weeks ago

Bolas won't be until the next set, all the mythics have been spoiled. Earlier booster packs leaked shown art of Nicol Bolas for Hour of Devastation. The name I find is pretty indicative of that, as well as the magic story so far if you follow up on that also clearly tells of his return in Hour of devastation.

Well you got Sweltering Suns and Fetid Pools(Only will be relevant to you later on this one. It might even be interesting later when you lose your Goblin Dark-Dwellers to try out Archfiend of Ifnir and some cycle/discard cards, keep this in mind for later on).

Other than that I see little this deck wants except maybe a Kefnet the Mindful, or as suggested earlier a liliana, death's majesty. Yeah seriously though w/b zombies has a lot of stuff going on and I think that might be a deck you will end up facing.

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