Goblin Dark-Dwellers


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Frontier Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Rare
Promo Set (000) 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

Ballzanya on Circle of Death (Chandra's Barbeque Pit)

3 days ago

Manlands for one. (Lavaclaw Reaches, and Ghitu Encampment. Planeswalkers that do damage. Burn spells like Lightning Bolt, Forked Bolt etc. The deck is fairly mid-rangy with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Goblin Dark-Dwellers and so on. It does have less than favorable matches against Baral Storm, Lantern Control, and Ad Naseum. It has ok matches against control depending on what you draw and what your opponent draws.

hannibal6 on Mardu Control

2 weeks ago

I would drop young pyromancer. You're not looking to win quickly with this deck, you have more powerful cards, so you're going to win the long game. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is great because of the amazing removal in this deck. Also he's probably the best way to stabilize against an aggro opponent. Goblin Dark-Dwellers is another great threat that offers you a 2 for 1, or a 3 for 1 if you manage to hit kolaghan's command.

chadsansing on Jeskai Delver

4 weeks ago

I love this color combination and the idea of playing Delver in Modern.

Have you considered Celestial Colonnade? Sometimes they finish grindy games.

I wonder how much counter magic you need with so many removal spells. Would you consider lowering your count of counter spells to include, say, 2 Supreme Verdict and 2 Anger of the Gods? Maybe the 2 leftover slots could be for Cryptic Command.

Since Monastery Swiftspear competes with Delver of Secrets at the 1-drop slot, would you consider running a 2 Goblin Dark-Dwellers and 2 Mantis Rider, instead?

Finally, depending on your meta, would you consider going down to 2 Blessed Alliance, 1 Celestial Purge, and 1 Dispel in the sideboard to include 1 Grafdigger's Cage, 1 Mindbreak Trap, and 2 Stony Silence? That might offer you passive effects that better fight Counters Combo, Dredge, and/or Affinity. Several Leyline of Sanctity are always worth considering, as well. The Abrade might be better as a Wear since you have a lot of main deck burn.

clayperce on Serious Ponza

1 month ago

By the way, I didn't realize this earlier but Goblin Dark-Dwellers can no longer grab Bust out of the Graveyard. When Amonkhet released, Wizards updated the rules for split cards, and it's now CMC 8 when it's in the Graveyard. Here's a short article on the change from MTGgoldfish. Bummer ...

ThundermawHellkite on BR: Revenge of the Homebrew 2.0

1 month ago

I take it back, buy yourself a playset of Thundermaw Hellkite. It is being reprinted in iconic masters and if you pre-order now you might be able to get them cheap from that set. Goblin Dark-Dwellers is good and all, but thundermaw is awesome.

ThundermawHellkite on BR: Revenge of the Homebrew 2.0

1 month ago

Fiery Temper is definitely too cute. You will end up forcing yourself to make sub-optimal plays, just to get the madness in. Better to just have bolt... too simple and effective to pass up.

I play a similar deck and i prefer Bedlam Reveler to the angler, because you have no Stubborn Denial to defend it, so very often it just dies anyways, so might as well draw 3. With all the self discard spells i think you could afford to try it out. (maybe i am just saying this so i can have more people playtesting my deck lol).

Also is having Pyroclasm and Pia and Kiran Nalaar at the same time good? I feel like it is too much of an anti-synergy(although maybe you see off the beaten path decks a lot in your meta, where pyroclasm is necessary). I like the idea of having Grim Lavamancer main deck in the spot of pyroclasm, since you're loading up your graveyard with looting and cheap discard spells, and you might want to be gaining value late game (since faithless looting is card disadvantage).

I am not personally a fan of the Demigod of Revenge plan... there is no Buried Alive in the format to make it consistent. The best cheap equivalent card i would go for is Goblin Dark-Dwellers, since you have plenty of powerful instants and sorceries to go for.

Smoothy91 on Mardu Nahiri

1 month ago

First of all, thank you for your reply. Pithing Needle is a card i definitely not thought about. I think a Kolaghan's Command in the Maindeck is the best way to go because of it's synergy with Goblin Dark-Dwellers ans it's flexibility.

In my opinion, Extraction-type cards are extremely overused against non-combo decks. Due to the presence of Storm and Snapcaster Mage in my local Meta, i think the Split Second effect is more important than the speed of Surgical Extraction.

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