Goblin Diplomats

Goblin Diplomats

Creature — Goblin

: Each creature attacks this turn if able.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins (DDT) Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Goblin Diplomats occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.12%

Goblin Diplomats Discussion

Paeldroth on Happy Slappy Combat Pappy (Tahngarth FM Edh)

1 month ago

Definitely was not achieving my ramp or lands in draws the way I was hoping through 4 actual games. I did manage to win one by successfully using Goblin Diplomats while the weakest person on the board, encouraging two players to fight each other and then swinging Tahngarth, First Mate for the kill. Was wild and super fun.

Still making edits though. I really want War Cadence in there.

ruy343 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

I've been thinking for a while that a theme that's been within reach for a while is a "make the enemy attack me when it's suboptimal, and make them pay for it" theme. Blue slots into this quite nicely. For example, look at Goblin Diplomats , Angler Turtle , Bident of Thassa , Curse of the Nightly Hunt , or even Grand Melee , coupled with any of a number of white spells like Celestial Flare , Righteousness or Outflank . With this theme idea in mind, some kind of red/white spell that forces attacks but also makes it hurt could be neato.

Hold the Line


Untap all creatures. Each creature attacks this turn, if able. Creatures you control gain first strike until end of turn.

"Our influence stopped the rachni, but before that, we held the line. Our influence stopped the krogan, but before that, we held the line! Our influence will stop Saren! in the battle today, we will hold the line!” -Captain Kirrahe, Last Words

Make more // cards that encourage enemies to attack when it's bad for them.

mariowen on Krenko, Mob Boss

11 months ago

Hello dude, I have a Krenko list with a primer [cEDH] Krenko Combo [Primer] that you might be able to pull some ideas from.

There are three ways to build Krenko, each more scary than the last. First is a straight tribal build where you stick all your favourite gobbos. The second is a more focussed build where you want cards that synergise. The third is a combo build with control elements. I have been playing Krenko for a few years and my deck evolved over time through these three builds.

You look like your somewhere around 2. I would definitely put in Goblin King , Blood Moon and Goblin Sharpshooter . To fit these in, I would pull Goblin Assassin , Goblin Diplomats and Voracious Dragon .

Happy Krenkin’

CaptainBirdy42 on Vaevictis Jund'em out (no combo)

1 year ago

Hmm, yeah I really like Sire and Mindslicer. Usually I try to set up some recursion and then empty everyone's hand as soon as possible (especially if there is a lot of blue on the table). I guess thats also why I am short on carddraw, as filling my hand goes a bit against this strategy...

Squee is my pet card and he is sooo good with Survival of the Fittest and Tortured Existence that I dont want to loose him.

Hmm I never really considered to cut Genesis (guess its also a bit of a pet card), but it is indeed a bit slow. Maybe a Hour of Promise or Pir's Whim that can search out my Volrath's Stronghold is indeed better. Will also remove Nyx Weaver for Nature's Lore .

Thank you for all the input. I had short look at your decks and especially liked the Thantis deck. Looks like a lot of fun to play! Goblin Diplomats are such a great card! Will have a closer look and try to give some input, when I have more time.

SynergyBuild on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 year ago

Wow, I was gone for 2 days... and this happens xD? Don't have fun you bunch of hooligans without me!

Gleeock - I agree with many of the other users who replied to you, DangoDaikazoku, Winterblast, Soren841, chaosumbreon87, RivenEsq, and any other users who I missed that shared my sentiment, but these decks do often win at the speeds they do in or out of a vacuum, and many show their rate of disruption, etc. I am not saying these numbers can't be taken with a grain of salt, EDH has a lot of variance, so the average draws and optimal plays under every situation is so vast no one could reasonably average them perfectly, but they are good estimates.

Now onto something that irks me about your interaction with Soren841, in which in your last comment about them, you attempt to take a moral high-ground. Now I am no god, saint, or infallible deity (despite how hard I try to be xD), so this could be just how this conversation appears, but Soren841 actually seems to be right here.

I think you can stop the troll act of trying to annoy people, over and over you talk about it, and now I don't really think it is pure irony. You look like an annoying jerk. If you want to ask who started the conversation that Soren ended with a well-worded comment that you, the condescending troll looking to annoy, claimed was condescending, it was you. So you can shut it about 'Ouch,' okay?

On the other hand, if this was irony taken to an extreme that seems a little stupid, as the very last line with the Goblin Diplomats thing indicates, I think because I could easily misread your intent, Soren might of as well, I haven't talked to them about this, so I don't know, however right now you could either be bad at showing irony, or a complete jerk. I hope it is the former, as the latter would lead me to believe the whole discussion may be useless.

Gleeock on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 year ago
  • DangoDaikazoku No problem, I didn't really take it that way but I did want to clarify that I am the last person that would place stiff meta-regulations on a table. I admit, I'm probably the 1st guy who'd give someone grief for heavy whining & "talk it over" meta problems in EDH... I mean seriously, some of these meta complaints are like a friggen: "Dear Abby" column or maybe getting the stuffy doll out & asking: "show me on the doll where the mean magic player hurt you" :) .

  • I think the tradition of heavy razzing started when we had 2 decks in cEDH in particular that kept repeating heavy mulligans, one of my buddies said: "let me check that deck"... you can probably guess from there how that story goes.

  • Winterblast Effectively changed some of my opinion on the turns/win basis of your average cEDH deck by explaining his/her experience of true mainstream cEDH games. When mulligans were mentioned I realized that my meta experience of cEDH does not reflect the mainstream & I had become so accustomed to the peculiarities of my meta that I did not even think of that difference anymore (mulligans are used so rarely in my group that it is easy to forget we are different). This is very much subject to opinion, no one in meta would call someone stupid for taking multiple mulligans but it is my personal opinion that "taksies backsies" can do a disservice to decks that are built for more consistency with things like mana-screw in mind. I do understand that you can get really screwed & just not want to play the game with the hand you have (the way decks our have evolved I have not seen this issue), a problem in our group is also the subjectivity of what people considered a "playable/keeper hand" as well. There is definitely a good amount of inside-history of why we are that way.

  • I prefer to see credible personal experiences over pissing-contests, although I guess I am not aversed to the latter :) .... Turns out I AM the Goblin Diplomats

jonny909090 on Tibalts Playhouses (Xantcha EDH)

1 year ago

I have a few suggestions.

First, I assume you are using the imps as a way of getting rid of your opponents creatures that have tap abilities. That being said you might want to switch one of them, or something else, for Goblin Diplomats. This really help divert damage away from yourself in a multiplayer game.

Second, do you tend to play against enough blue to justify the two "blue only" counter spells? If not maybe sideboard them.

Third, if you are looking for more mana, Braid of Fire would work great, both with xantcha, and with all your instants.

Other than that you just need to start narrowing down to 100 cards. I hope this helped at least a little.

I am by no means a great strategist when it comes to deck composition. I tend to just build things that I think will be fun, and ignore the possibility that someone will have a response to what I do....

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