Goblin Guide


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Goblin Guide Discussion

Maaagic on Burn

4 hours ago

Are you concerned about budget? Because if not as much then Goblin Guide is good. And a fourth Vexing Devil. So is Monastery Swiftspear and Eidolon of the Great Revel. I can explain how eidolon is good if needed. I have also been testing running 1-2 Ghitu Lavarunner and it seems pretty good.

Also Skullcrack is pretty good. And you might want to consider adding a single Shard Volley.

Moonbar on Card creation challenge

5 days ago

Make a Spike card that doesn't involve removal or countering

Goblin Agent

Creature- Goblin Rogue


When Goblin Agent enters the battlefield or attacks, reveal 4 cards from your hand. Then if you have fewer than 4 cards in hand, each opponent may draw a card.


The goal here is to create a card similar to Goblin Guide, i.e. an aggressive 1-drop with a minor drawback that is reasonably skill-testing for both players.

My challenge: Create a good anti-control card that doesn't have Hexproof and can be countered.

geoffw on 3rd Degree

6 days ago

I wonder how well the X-spells and Reverberate will work here. Burn generally wants to be able to operate on as few lands as possible and end the game quickly, and these all need you to draw a lot of lands over many turns to become useful. They also have an additional anti-synergy with Shard Volley which wants to eat any extra lands you find.

Other budget creatures to consider for burn include Keldon Marauders (guaranteed 2 damage, max 5), Hellspark Elemental, and Abbot of Keral Keep. I might also consider the new Ghitu Lavarunner. It works well in pauper, so it at least might not be terrible in modern as a budget replacement for Goblin Guide.

I personally like to have at least two Magma Jet to scry land away or dig for whatever I need, and I like anything with the name "searing," such as Searing Blood or Searing Blaze (honorable mention to Smash to Smithereens), though these are sometimes better for sideboards until you know whether your opponent is playing valid targets.

Has anyone tested Flame of Keld for this type of deck yet?

antacidbrn on Opinions on Bogles and Burn

1 week ago

8 Whack can be built for like $100.00, it gets close to $200.00 when you add Goblin Guide and Legion Loyalist to the deck, but it can be quite powerful on its own with budget Goblins. It is classified as "burn" because you use spells like Goblin Grenade and Skullcrack a lot.

Here is a sample deck Jimmy John Goblins which I brewed in this mold.

QueenGreen on Goblin modern

2 weeks ago

Thanks, Sal123 I'm going to use almost all of your suggestions. I do agree that Goblin Guide is great but, it is very expensive at the moment. Would you recommend a substitute for it?

Sal123 on Goblin modern

2 weeks ago

Use Goblin Guide it is OP. Do you really need Bazaar Trader and Abrade? Molten Rain is better than Craterize. Put in 4 Goblin Grenade. Put in 4 Smash to Smithereens. Instead of Bolt of Keranos I would run Magma Jet or Lava Spike.

SentinelElf2711 on Competitive UB mill modern (2018)

2 weeks ago

Backinthefrey I appreciate your advice, in fact i decided to add 1x of Mind Funeral and it works well! But i think that Manic Scribe is a really strong card, i will be happy if my opponent waste a Lightning Bolt on my Manic Scribe instead of my face. She is a good blocker too, versus burn she can for example block Goblin Guide. I know i have a lot of 2 drops and not many 3 drop, but at turn 3 I can play for example, a 1 drop and a 2 drop. For example: TURN 1: Darkslick Shores and Hedron Crab TURN 2: land and Manic Scribe or another 2 drop like Glimpse the Unthinkable, Mesmeric Orb) TURN 3: land, a 2 drop and a removal like Fatal Push, an Inquisition of Kozilek or a Thought Scour. I can also play an Ensnaring Bridge or the Mind Funeral.

Let me know what you think about this :)

vorpalaxe on Mono Red Modern Burn

3 weeks ago

btw if this is for casual, then I would sell the Goblin Guide and the Vexing Devil. use cheaper cards like Monastery Swiftspear, and Keldon Marauders. glhf

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