Goblin Lackey


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Exiled (V09) Mythic Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Uncommon

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Goblin Lackey

Creature — Goblin

Whenever Goblin Lackey deals damage to a player, you may put a Goblin permanent card from your hand into play.

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Goblin Lackey Discussion

cobolfoo on Goblins swarmsss

2 months ago

Hi, I really like goblins too.

But, I think your deck is too slow.

In current modern competitive meta, there is a lot of creature removals. You might want to have fast attacking creatures instead of something that build up over time. I would get rid of Goblin Lackey, Krenko, Mob Boss for this reason. Your enchanments are too slow too. I would also remove [Brightstone ritual] because mana is never an issue with a goblin deck.

To make things better, add a playset of Reckless Bushwhacker, this is allow you to give haste to all your creatures for a very cheap mana cost.

You could add playsets of Goblin Piledriver , theses creature can get very big very fast. Legion Loyalist is also a good choice against token decks.

If you have the money, Goblin Guide is a must because you can hit as early as turn 1 for 2 damages.

Some Mogg Fanatic could also be good because they are very versatile.

There is also a different road you can take, I really like this version of a goblin deck, it's called: Kuldotha Goblins, a very cheap deck.


You usually play artifact creatures for 0 mana on your first turn (Let say one). Then a signal pest that make all your attacking creatures +1/0. On second turn, you sacrifice your simian spirit guide, then you play Kuldotha rebirth to destroy one of your artifact creature (the 0 mana cost one) to have 3 extra 1/1 goblins on the field. You complete your first main phase by playing a bushwacker and go for 14 damages. Not bad for turn 2. Yeah I know, this is the perfect hand, most of the time you will have to kill on turn 4 or 5.

pinecone2k3 on Goblins

2 months ago

Swap out Dragon Fodder and Krenko's Command for a couple of copies of Mogg War Marshal and just ignore its Echo cost. Unlike DF/KC, MWM can be tutored into play with Goblin Lackey. When you sac MWM itself from not paying the Echo cost, he'll replace himself with another 1/1 body anyway, providing an extra trigger for Impact Tremors. I suggest swapping out Reckless Abandon for Goblin Grenade, but regardless of which you use, sac Mogg War Marshal to it whenever possible, to keep as many creatures as possible on the battlefield.

redknight44 on

3 months ago

In case you were wondering how he gets Krenko out that early, if I'm unable to block his initial Goblin Lackey attack, he can put a goblin out for free. He also uses Goblin Matron and Goblin Warchief to ensure he gets Krenko in hand, and to reduce mana costs. Maybe "turn 4" is a bit of an exaggeration, that's only on the off-chance that I'm unable to block the Lackey's initial attack.

Oloro_Magic on

3 months ago

So first off add a mana base, it is the single most important piece of any deck; second move the deck to modern; goblins are better suited in the modern meta. If you are playing Goblins then a lot of the creatures you have are not necessary; generally you want the following goblins:

The rest is really up to you. Warren Instigator is great if you have goblins to cheat out. Goblin Chieftain should be your lord of choice. You may want to include Burning-Tree Emissary to chain a bunch of goblins in one turn and then buff them with Reckless Bushwhacker. Other options are to use snow lands and add Skred; Voracious Dragon is generally just a win-con, same goes for Predator Dragon, and from there you either round out the deck with other support goblins or even burn cards that can serve as removal and extra damage. Generally this deck is either or but I like the idea of for some of the better burn spells like Lightning Helix and Boros Charm.

bmorri9 on Krenko mob boss

4 months ago

you have 6 ramp cards in here, its a little low, so I'd say look at adding: Solemn Simulacrum, Caged Sun, Myriad Landscape and Chandra, Torch of Defiance .

This deck is also lacking card advantage, it will play out all the cards in its hand too quickly and you will not have enough gas to finish off everyone. for that I would look at Solemn Simulacrum and Chandra, Torch of Defiance again, as well as Outpost Siege, Forgotten Cave, Smoldering Crater, Buried Ruin, Mutavault, Ghitu Encampment, and Grenzo, Havoc Raiser.

Other cards to consider:

Boggart Shenanigans, Hazoret's Monument, Metallic Mimic, Goblin Lackey, Warren Instigator, Ogre Battledriver, Hellrider, Adaptive Automaton, Chaos Warp, Reverberate, Fork, Obelisk of Urd,

pinecone2k3 on Purphoros, God of Goblins

4 months ago

I highly recommend putting in Mogg War Marshal in place of either Dragon Fodder or Krenko's Command, and just ignore its Echo cost. You'll essentially still be paying two mana for two 1/1 bodies. But by not paying MWM's Echo cost, you'll be saccing him and immediately putting another 1/1 creature into play. Thus, you have extra triggers for Vicious Shadows, Impact Tremors, Boggart Shenanigans, and Purphoros's ability, just at a glance. Also, unlike DF/KC, MWM can be searched for, with Goblin Matron's ability, and cheated into play with Goblin Lackey's ability. One final note: As I type out this recommendation, your deck list currently shows two copies of Goblin Lackey here in your Commander/EDH deck.

thattallguy on Saskia's Goblin Hoard

4 months ago

I forgot about Purphoros, a little more burn could help. I'll trade out Grave Titan for him, it was only in for the tokens anyway.

Goblin Lackey and Warren Instigator are okay but much better in modern, here its only gonna hit every now and then. I'd be better of with something like Elvish Piper, ya its off theme but its not a strictly tribal deck anyway.

Thanks for the feedback =)

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