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|2012 Core Set (M12)||Common|
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Creature — Goblin Warrior
: Goblin Fireslinger deals 1 damage to target player.
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Goblin Fireslinger Discussion
3 days ago
First off, this is not Standard legal. In fact, it's not legal in any sanctioned format--Sol Ring is only allowed in Vintage, and you're restricted to one copy. You should change the deck to "Casual."
This type of deck is most commonly found in Commander with Nekusar, the Mindrazer--quite frankly, I don't think it is a powerful enough archetype for a sixty card, four-of format, especially one allowing Vintage card, but I'll presume you know your meta better than I. Here are some suggestions:
Cut Howling Mind and Master of Cruelties. Without your damage-dealing cards, these are dead draws, helping your opponents as much as yourself. Even with one or two pain engines in play, your opponents will likely be quite happy to trade 1-2 life for additional cards.
Cut Goblin Fireslinger - it doesn't do anything for you.
If you add those above wheels, which result in discards, you could consider Library of Leng. You can discard the cards you don't want, but redraw the ones you do.
1 month ago
The curve feels too high, and some of your card choices are fairly low-impact. Cunning Sparkmage and Vulshok Sorcerer are best in combo lists ( Banishing Knack/Intruder Alarm/Cowardice/Fractured Loyalty/Power of Fire ) where they are a win condition rather than anything playing more linear, because 1 damage/turn for three mana is weak on its own.
They can work in more casual Deep-Slumber Titan lists. With Goblin Fireslinger existing though, (used for the bloodthirst mechanic) they almost never see play. Gorgon's head synergy just isn't reliable enough to see play outside Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile commander, and is best non-budget for Basilisk Collar.
Looking for that kind of synergy is exactly the right mindset for effective budget deckbuilding, you just need to get used to all the options so you can find the good stuff.
Its best to go hard on exactly what you want to do with a deck, especially as a budget list. Expensive cards are usually the most versatile cards (or cards with no alternatives). So to play budget effectively, you need a strategy that keeps cropping up in MTG and go all-in. A direct damage burst with Quest is a good choice, and so is the incredible efficiency of Shrapnel Blast, so lets build around those. You want to spend a single turn taking somone from 14-15 to 0 with artifacts on the field.
Go to gatherer, advanced search. Search for red enchantments that might sit alongside quest to help hit that 'eight copy reliable' stage. Anything that catches your eye, add it to the maybeboard, so you can see how much each card costs. We can also do a search for 'double damage' and 'whenever a source damage' to pick up other likely options.
Don't grab cards costing 6 or more mana, because unless you build your entire deck to cast them, you'll never cast them. Assault Strobe, Temur Battle Rage, Dictate of the Twin Gods ( Fire Servant ), ( Curse of Bloodletting )Insult,Overblaze, The Flame of Keld all stand out to me.
But with them all sitting in or around the 5 mana slot, or being creatures pump spells, suddenly we have some deckbuilding restrictions. We need either a bunch of damage on the field which we abruptly double and win, or to spend five mana getting one to the battlefield then cast a bunch of spells.
So lets look at the tools mono-red has to do that. For the former, there are agressive creatures like Keldon Marauders, Mogg Fanatic, Mortarpod, , Seal of Fire Zektar Shrine Expedition, Emberwilde Augur etc, for the latter Fling Spark Elemental etc.
Getting a big list of all the options then picking the best, looking at both price and effect is a good habit to get into with deckbuilding- Learning to trim the fat and spot strong options helps immensely with draft formats, and can help massively streamline your lists. If you are having trouble finding options, look into the archived standard deckbuilding discussions for an archetype that might have useful tools, and steal those.
Just remember, redundant copies of any spell makes it good, and casting spells on turns 1-2-3 is very good.
1 month ago
Warstorm Surge, Pandemonium, and Stalking Vengeance also burn your opponents while you sneak creatures in or make zombies. Since Garna gives haste, Furystoke Giant, Nettle Drone, Lightning-Rig Crew, Goblin Fireslinger, Goblin Sharpshooter, and Cinder Pyromancer can also deal damage. Myr can also tap for mana before being sacrificed.
Razaketh, the Foulblooded is good for finding other combo pieces.
I have a tentative list you can check out.
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2 months ago
BlazingAbsol I much prefer the accessibility of Seal of Fire over Shock or Lightning Bolt. I get it on the field early, so when I need it, that's one less card I need to play from my hand on the turn I plan to swing lethal. I added it to my considerations though, as it could always end up being more useful than the Goblin Fireslinger
2 months ago
Hey, you asked me for more help. lupin5th's gave you good advice. Add pingers, cards that have an activated ability that can do damage to an opponent thus making them lose life. Letting you cast your Commander or reduce the CMC of a another creature to cast. Play cards that don't require you to spend any additional mana to make an opponent(s) lose life this way you can really benefit from reducing the CMC of a creature.
To expand on Lupin5th's suggestions consider adding these cards:
- Lobber Crew
- Nettle Drone
- Goblin Fireslinger
- Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh Flip
- Viashino Heretic
- Chandra, Torch of Defiance
- Vial Smasher the Fierce
- Sin Prodder
- Inferno Titan
- Mogis, God of Slaughter
It looks like you have a Demon theme here as the high end creatures, that's fine, but understand that you really need enablers, cards that can make your opponent's lose life before you can realistically play a large amount of these high CMC Demons.
Rakdos, Lord of Riots has double red in it's CC. You're not playing enough red sources in the manabase to consistently be able to play your Commander. 26x Swamps are not needed, you can cut a lot of these for some Mountains and more dual lands. All my suggestions are also red, some even have double red CCs, to include these cards you'll want a lot more red sources in the manabase.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Abhorrent Overlord
- Apocalypse Demon
- Havoc Demon
- Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis
- Shadowborn Demon
- Xathrid Demon
- Assault Suit
- Staff of the Death Magus
- Worn Powerstone
- Reign of the Pit
3 months ago
9 months ago
You've got some sweet creatures, but you really need more ways to ping your opponents if you want to use Rakdos as your commander. A few good cheap cards for that: