Goblin Guide


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Goblin Guide

Creature — Goblin Scout


Whenever Goblin Guide attacks, defending player reveals the top card of his or her library. If it's a land card, that player puts it into his or her hand.

Goblin Guide Discussion

legendofa on Goblins Deck (Help for Competitive)

1 week ago

First thought: Goblin Guide is stronger than Raging Goblin . You might give your opponets an occasional extra land, but you should be winning before that becomes a problem. It's not a cheap card, though.

Second: Goblin Bushwhacker and Reckless Bushwhacker come down faster than Goblin Warchief and Goblin Chieftain while offering a lot of the same benefits. Four copies of each of those is the core of the 8-Whack deck, a solid Modern Goblin deck. It's reasonably customizable and very wallet-friendly, as far as Modern decks go.

Good luck!

Eclipse28420 on Free Real-Estate (RG Lands)

1 week ago

I’ve seen legacy’s “52 lands” several times and the lack of Maze of Ith terrifys me. The closest thing modern has is Mystifying Maze and although you don’t want to hit Primeval Titan with it and the atk triggers has gone off for like Ulamog, ceaseless hunger, it’s ok in some MUs. Here are some relevant creatures it could fight:

Goblin Guide

Monastary Swiftspear

(If you don’t die before T5 vs burn)

Tireless Tracker


Baneslayer Angel

Craterhoof Behemoth

Thing in the Ice  Flip

Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis

There are more but it’s meta dependent.

I do agree that filter lands are important when swapping triple color requirements and that colorless producing lands hurt that strategy. Also there is no Wasteland in modern but the low basic count remains so maybe 2 Ghost Quarter or Field of Ruin in the 75 could help.

That Cindervines idea isn’t as bad as it sounds either because prison is a thing (sun and moon / restore balance). They have the ability to run both Leyline of Sanctity and Blood Moon to stop Flame Jab and Raging Ravine . I’m guessing burn and prison are your bad MUs and you can focus on that or let it be and see how you can improve on more favored ones post board.

You can also try Alpine Moon to hit targeted problems while keeping your man-lands active.

Saljen on Horizons Land Destruction

3 weeks ago

Why Goblin Guide in a deck that aims to destroy opponents lands? You're just potentially feeding them more lands to recover from your land destruction.

PhoenixNest on R/G Aggro, turn 3 win

4 weeks ago

Flamerush Rider is pretty expensive at 5 mana, and even with Dash, 4 mana is expensive for an aggro deck. Goblin Guide would be a nice aggressive card, too.

hellhole3927 on On Tilts

1 month ago

LiquidGaming yep you definitely play my type of decks. Right now I'm still trying to put some finishing touches on a Modern Protean Hulk list I've been working on. I also just finished making a Skill Borrower combo list which seems legitimately good The Gob Kabob... breaking things that shouldn't be broken, lol. I've always had an interest in Legacy Delver, but can't find anyone to play some Legacy with at my LGS. And yes I play a TON of EDH. Since you seem to like my type of decks I would recommend you take a look at Kruphix, God of Horizons control combos, at first this card seems SO CHILL, but whenever I walk into my LGS to play some EDH... Player on my left: "we need to kill John first", Next Player: "we already know that", Player on my right: " Goblin Guide for turn, John I'll attack you". It's funny since it's actually come to the point of them making decks just to deal with Kruphix, God of Horizons .

mazrimtaim on H: Binder W: grixis EDH

1 month ago

I'm looking to build a grixis superfriends deck and am looking for these cards. I have just updated my binder with everything I currently have.


Valuable Haves

the rest is in my binder

hellhole3927 on Storm the Citadel

1 month ago

Interesting deck idea, if you aren't on a budget or anything you might want to consider Imperial Seal and the OG Duals. Also you mention Necromancy in the description, but it isn't in the list. Also the average cantrips/card draw spells I would expect to see aren't here Ponder , Preordain , Gitaxian Probe , Street Wraith , Treasure Cruise , and Dig Through Time .

BTW, if you are one of those players who loves to build decks that just "somehow" turn the game into archenemy and have a ton of synergy and back up plans in them, like this, I would highly recommend you try building Kruphix, God of Horizons . I'm one of these players that loves decks like these and I've gotta say this card looks so chill the first time you see it, but every time I go to my LGS to play EDH everyone just looks at each other and says: Player to my left: "Not Kruphix... We need to kill John first." Next player: "We already know that." Player of my right: " Goblin Guide for turn. Go to combat, John I'll attack you."

GofyTomcat1 on Red wedding copy

1 month ago

Lightning Helix is better than Lightning Strike.

Chandra is too slow for Modern Burn, honestly. However, if you decide you still wanna run her, keep her at 1-2 at most, instead of a set. I'd also recommend Chandra, Torch of Defiance , as she is more modern viable than Fire Artisan is. Additionally you'll probably want 21-22 lands if you want to keep her in the deck. Personally, I wouldn't run PW's in a deck like this at all, having tried a similar concept in the past, but that's just me. If she's working out for you, go for it.

If you can afford it, Goblin Guide in place of the Viashino or Fanatical Firebrand would be a good idea. Modern is a fast format and a 2/2 on turn 1 is a great value for the format.

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Goblin Guide occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.26%

Red: 4.29%