Goblin Guide


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
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

PsuedoIntellectual on Jeskai Spellslingin

4 days ago

All right! Solid Deck, just that there are some things to improve.

1:Improve your Burn spells

Bolt was obviously a good choice. You could take the deck Jeskai to play Boros Charm, but other than that you should cut Turn/Burn and Lightning Strike.

2:Improve your creatures

Cut Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh. Replace it with Eidolon of the Great Revel and maybe Goblin Guide to put pressure on the opponent. Also, cut Soul-Scar Mage and replace it with Snapcaster Mage. Monastery Swiftspear could also be good.

3:Make your deck Modern-legal

Cut Counterspell, it's been banned for a while. So is Chain Lightning and Punishing Fire. Instead, run Mana Leak, Lightning Helix, and Lava Spike.

4:Improve your manabase

Cut some of the basics, and just run 4 Steam Vents and 4 Scalding Tarn. Shivan Reef is okay, but you should only run 2 copies. Cascade Bluffs is a viable option, but not if you hope to win quickly.

5:Improve your name(mostly joking)

Not an instant-win, you can run out of burn or draw the wrong things at the wrong time.

Squirrelbacon on Naya Zoo Midrange

1 week ago

This might be a budget issue, but Tarmogoyf is a card to add here. Also think about Goblin Guide for early aggression and some Atarka's Command for extra range. Lightning Bolt is also good for range and removal, alongside Lightning Helix to recover early shocking or spot removal. I guess it depends if you want more of a hate bears strategy or more aggression through your creatures.

The hatebears you'll want both Thalia's and Loxodon Smiter and Qasali Pridemage.

In Aggro you'll want Tarmogoyf, Goblin Guide, Wild Nacatl and the instant spells listed above.

The differences do not look major but it does change the playstyle of the deck and the curve of what you want to do. Example, for hatebears Collected Company is going to be better than BBE since you hit more creatures that will impact the board, for aggro BBE is better since it attacks and brings a buddy along for immediate impact rather than investment for future turns.

In regards to your question for cutting red, you gain access to:

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben as a 4 of

Thalia, Heretic Cathar to slow the board

Leonin Arbiter since you no longer need fetches to find colors

Qasali Pridemage for exalted and answers.

Brimaz, King of Oreskos as a finisher.

Aven Mindcensor (see above)

and several more options. Removal also gets better with Path to Exile to answer delve fatties.

Sorry for such a lengthy comment, just want to give as much info and options as possible!

switchkill65 on Selling cards

1 week ago

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1 Arid Mesa $28

1 Arid Mesa $38

1 Blood Moon SL $18

1 Blood Moon SL $18

1 Craterhoof Behemoth $8

1 Dark Confidant MP $70

1 Dark Confidant $95

2 Death's Shadow $7

1 Eidolon of the Great Revel $7

1 Eldrazi Temple $8

1 Fauna Shaman $9

1 Goblin Guide $20

1 Inquisition of Kozilek $9

1 Karn Liberated $80

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1 Liliana of the Veil $110

1 Liliana of the Veil MP $100

1 Marsh Flats $30

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1 Omniscience $22

1 Past in Flames $8

4 Phyrexian Obliterator $26

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Memphismaymagic5 on Hello Kitty [Edit]

1 week ago

Thank you for your time and suggestions! I currently run my landbase on cards I have (so no Arid Mesa in my case).

I used to play 3 Brimaz and 4 Lightning Helix over 2 Atarka's Command. Brimaz is such a strong card, especially in this deck, so I might consider playing 3 copies again.

Not sure about Steppe Lynx though. I'm afraid that with only 20 lands (even if we play a lot of fetches), Steppe Lynx is just going to end up as a chump blocker. I really like Qasali Ambusher for the suprise element and it's great against cards like Delver of Secrets  Flip and Goblin Guide, especially if you played a turn 1 Temple Garden.

Moonbar on Big Knucks

2 weeks ago

Pull a Tireless Tracker and both Courser of Kruphix. Replace with 2x Mantis Rider and 1x Boon Satyr (it turns on Rhonas and ups the Goyf count). Remove 2x Chandra, Torch of Defiance and replace with either 2x Elspeth, Knight-Errant or Ajani, Caller of the Pride. Wild Nacatl needs more Plains or to be removed entirely. If you remove it, possibly even Goblin Guide should be in its place. Either that, or Flamewake Phoenix. I can't imagine that Birds of Paradise is better than Noble Hierarch. I think a 4-1 split of Noble to Birds is good. Prowling Serpopard is legit bad and should be replaced with Ancient Grudge or something.

Also, remove basic mountain because it's horrible.

ArchonBlue on Looking to build a budget ...

3 weeks ago

With what you have, I'd say start building American Control. Most of the cost is in the lands, you can start with a budget land base and slowly add the fetches, shocks, and manlands over time. You can also make American Control a little more aggro than U/W. Delver of Secrets  Flip, Young Pyromancer, Goblin Guide, Spell Queller, and Geist of Saint Traft are all super fun little aggro creatures that you can merge with American Control for a bit more pressure and speed.

CWSchub on Ephemeral Forcemage

3 weeks ago

Hi there!

It looks like an interesting deck, but I find you have too many creatures. Your main beaters are Ball Lightning and Groundbreaker, so I'd try to find how to get maximum benefit from them. Max out on Fling, since you're going to sacrifice them anyway, might aswell make use of their sacrifice, another idea would be to try and find a Morbid effect that'll help you. I'd drop Goblin Guide and Hellspark Elemental and max out on Bloodbraid Elf, Ball Lightning and Groundbreaker. Drop Primal Forcemage, they're good, but if you had to choose which card to play, you should go for your beaters first since that's what makes them so good, they're fast. Definitely try Birds of Paradise, Manamorphose will thin out your deck and help with any mana issues. And some last suggestions would be Eternal Witness so you can repeat and drop Domri Rade for Collected Company.

xyr0s on Land war in Asia

3 weeks ago

Courser of Kruphix has some potential too, but only one or two copies (since you get very little out of having a second courser on the table). Goes well with Coiling Oracle, Explore, and effects that shuffle your library. But it's not bad for early defense either (too big to be Lightning Bolted, can block Goblin Guide all afternoon without being tired), and the lifegain can be very relevant in some games.

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