Goblin King


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
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Anthologies (ATH) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare

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Goblin King

Creature — Goblin

Other Goblin creatures get +1/+1 and have mountainwalk. (They can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Mountain.)

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Goblin King Discussion

vasarto77 on

1 week ago

OK, this deck just was not working for me. So I changed it up a lot, and now I think I got a rough draft for something better off the suggestion to make green and do collective company. I played a total of 12 games, each running 2-3 rounds each, and not one of them did I ever get to play Krenko OR when I did "which only happened once", I only ever got to play him, but never tap him for a single goblin.

The whole idea is to have had Impact Tremors and keep tapping Krenko, While also having Blood Moon and then Goblin King out at the same time. I have abandoned all of those cards too. Now I need Card draw, playing extra lands and Collected Company so I can get the goblins out as fast as possible. Because most of my games would consist of playing Dragon Fodder and getting out MAYBE a one drop goblin and my game would end there with any 3 drop goblins being instantly annihilated or killed a turn or "if I was lucky enough" two later.

TimboSlicexx420ballz on Goaded Grenzo

4 weeks ago

Saw your post on Reddit! Lantern of Insight is a must have. Cloak and Dagger is a great equipment that automatically attaches to grenzo. Magus of the Wheel could be replaced with Sensation Gorger for that tasty tribal zest. Dolmen Gate is awesome for protecting your attackers. if Blood Moon or Magus of the Moon are within your budget, I highly suggest them. they are great on their own, and with Goblin King, all of your goblins are unblockable.

If you wanted to make this deck more competitive, I would move away from goblin tribal entirely. Krenko is really the best commander for goblin tribal and any deck with him in it just becomes a Krenko deck. There are awesome cards outside of goblins such as Pyreheart Wolf, Neheb, the Eternal, and Rapacious One that would really make the deck shine. those combined with mana doubling artifacts and a few stax elements such as Smokestack, Urabrask the Hidden, Stranglehold, Heat Stroke, and War's Toll make for a quite strong deck.

Last but not least Rite of the Raging Storm, Bitter Feud and Crown of Doom are my pet cards for this deck. You won't be disappointed if you choose to include them.

Catpocolypse on Goblins and Forests RAMP

1 month ago

Play cards that synergizes well with goblins, like Goblin Grenade. Goblin lords like Goblin Chieftain or Goblin King can easily turn a game in your favor. I'll get back to you soon with more cards.

elgosu1337 on Krenko, Mob Boss

1 month ago

I would suggest focusing on having large numbers of low cost Goblins and ones with utility rather than big ones. Battle Squadron, Voracious Dragon, and Berserkers' Onslaught could be cut.

You might cut some of the anthems, or just play more efficient ones. Vanquisher's Banner gives card draw which is really helpful for this deck. Adaptive Automaton is worth a shot as a 2 CMC Goblin lord. Goblin King gives mountainwalk which could be relevant in multiplayer games. The new Goblin Trashmaster is a lord that also provides artifact removal. Ogre Battledriver and In the Web of War give haste and also pump your Goblins, so could replace Hammer of Purphoros.

Goblin Lackey and Warren Instigator can put into play any Goblin from your hand. Goblin Chirurgeon can protect Krenko. Sensation Gorger and Slate of Ancestry provide more wheeling.

Mana Echoes could be good to generate mana whenever you make or play Goblins, and also goes infinite with Umbral Mantle or Sword of the Paruns on Krenko if you would include those in your deck. Thornbite Staff can untap Krenko for free whenever a Goblin dies, so it goes infinite with any sac outlet. Ashnod's Altar is another good one.

ZombieCat on Krenko, Mob Boss

1 month ago

Cards I'd cut:

Caged Sun - It's over the curve of the deck

Helm of the Host - Not really needed

Slate of Ancestry - No reliquary tower

Stoneforge Masterwork - Not needed

Sword of the Paruns - Not needed / doesn't help the deck

Goblin Warrens - Not worth it

In the Web of War - Shared animosity is in your build, good.

Mass Hysteria - Fevor and Hammer are fine

Rise of the Hobgoblins - Nope

Kyren Negotiations - Not worth it

Burn at the Stake - Not worth it, need to lower your curve

Descent of the Dragons - Lower your curve

Chancellor of the Forge - Depends on how much you like this.. otherwise, lower your curve

As for what I'd add...

Chaos Warp - Red has little enchantment removal, this gets around that. Can also target one of your goblins for free stuff

Beetleback Chief - Value

Goblin King - This is a wincon with Blood Moon

Blood Moon - Shuts down strip mine and other annoying lands

Goblin Piledriver - THIS is goblins

Imperial Recruiter - Value

Legion Loyalist - Trample

Ogre Battledriver - Value, haste +2/+0

Reckless One - Value when you have board state

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - Value

Ancient Tomb - T2 Krenko

There's a ton of new goblins in M19, keep an eye out. I've got a Krenko build too if you want to check it out. Hope this helped you out.

Liquidbeaver on [PRIMER] Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician

1 month ago

Good catch, I definitely meant Raid Bombardment and not Shared Animosity.

They tie closely together because they go on the stack at the same time, so as long as a Goblin is a 2/2 or less before attackers are declared, it doesn't matter if you attack with 20 Goblins and each one is a 21/2 because of Shared Animosity, Raid Bombardment still procs as well because at the time the trigger resolves Shared Animosity hadn't. To make sure I hit the hardest I can, I have sometimes sacrificed a Goblin Chieftain or a Goblin King to make sure Bombardment gets to proc. Even if I get chump blocked or fogged I still get a lot of damage through. The fact that we get another lord, and he can sacrifice himself to himself to make sure I get under the threshold for Raid Bombardment is fantastic. I still can't get over how good these two new Goblins are!

Unfortunately I don't have any recordings of this in action, although I've always wanted to get it going on MTGO. I do have a GoPro though, so maybe I can convince some of my friends to play a game with me.

xyr0s on

2 months ago

Warren Instigator seems like a very hopeful card - it's a 1/1 creature, and I couldn't see any way to make it attack in turn 2, and which deck doesn't have some way of dealing with a 1/1 (2/2 if you have a lord in play) attacker by turn 3?

Goblin Chieftain is a lot better than Goblin King, in my opinion. Sure, mountainwalk can be a thing, if you draw a Blood Moon, and resolve it, and get to have some goblins too.

Why no Goblin Bushwhacker or Mogg War Marshal? War mashal, in particular, is funny with Goblin Grenade.

vasarto77 on Advertise your MODERN deck!

2 months ago

Here is a great goblin deck I have just thrown together. Much better than what I had before, tons more token generation. It is loosely built on another deck, but I think my options on it are far better. I don't use piledrivers and some of the other cards, and the Goblin King and Blood Moon combo is alive and well here. Throw in some of the others and you have a recipe for massive goblins that cannot be blocked and keep multiplying.

Goblin Warband

Modern vasarto77


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