Goblin Lackey

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO 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
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.

Goblin Lackey Discussion

SprkySprkyBoomMan on Goblins assemble!

1 week ago

2x Goblin Trashmaster will make its way into my sideboard. Thanks for the suggestion.

As for Goblin War Strike , I haven’t been able to see if Goblin Lackey makes War Strike efficient enough to work in this deck. However Sigil of Sleep should help Lackey drop more goblins

So now I’ve been considering some backups just in case. Here are some cards I’ve been considering.

3x Red Sun's Zenith I really like that it get put back into the library after use and only need to pay 4 to do 3 damage.

3x Font of Ire I like this one because it’s you can use it as a distraction or just to make them sweat lol.

SprkySprkyBoomMan on Goblins assemble!

3 weeks ago

Liliana69X DreadKhan

Goblin Guide and Black Vise are really good for early play. That’s what this deck was made for, fast play.

Late game Goblin Guide and Black Vise are not very effective.

I didn’t want to rely on Goblin guide and black vise to win, so I didn’t invest in it to much. Those land destruct cards are a good idea. Thanks

Goblin War Strike and Goblin Lackey seem like they would speed up my Goblin summon rate. So Goblin Fireslinger will be taken out soon.

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

4 months ago

Cyfer

Yeah it sounds like your playgroup is much more fitting for Lattice, and having Hellkite Tyrant would definitely help make it a lot more potent. I like it.

The biggest benefit of Goblin Goliath is being able to cast him off of Goblin Lackey / Moggcatcher / Warren Instigator to save on his mana cost, which is why I like him most out of all the damage increasers available.

Raid Bombardment really helped me shore up my games against the defensive players that could either chump block a lot of my Goblins, reduced all their combat damage to zero, etc. The fact that almost no fog can prevent the damage since it isn't combat damage is huge too.

Out of the 3 rocks, I definitely like Thran Dynamo the most. Good balance of CMC and output, and being all colorless is hardly a problem since it is so easy to get mountains out.

Definitely confused Ghirapur Orrery with Vedalken, haha. Sculpting Steel would be for copying Illusionist's Bracers to kind of make up for the fact that Rings of Brighthearth is so expensive, but the fact that it can also copy mana rocks, or anything when Lattice is out fits pretty well with the deck you have right now.

I wish I got to utilize Goblin Welder more than I do, but my playgroup hates on it more than a lot of my other Goblins because a Daretti deck used to be in the playgroup, and my original deck had a lot more artifacts. Being able to recur things like Spine of Ish Sah would be a welcome change.

I am leery to run any more anthem effects like Door of Destinies , mostly because of things like Ensnaring Bridge being common in my meta, and getting to cast Raid Bombardment so frequently. I definitely like Door more than something like Coat of Arms though, haha.

For Sundial of the Infinite , I think if you had a bunch of effects like Final Fortune or Glorious End it would be a lot more useful, but almost all the board wipes you would be worried about are sorcery speed, and you can turn people off to the idea of instant speed removal with a Mana Web or even a Defense Grid .

Kazuul really is insane. I'm questioning why I took him out and I really don't remember. Crawlspace would be what I add first, but Kazuul would definitely be next in line.

ClockworkSwordfish on

5 months ago

Are you sure about Akki Rockspeaker? The problem with him is he doesn't put you ahead, mana-wise, compared to a 1-mana goblin: either you pay two mana but then have one put into your pool, or you pay one mana and have the one other mana still unused. Seeing as he's just a 1/1, he's worse than any one-mana goblin with an ability since you can't play him on the first turn. Depending on your budget, you may prefer Goblin Lackey , Legion Loyalist , Skirk Prospector , or some other goblin you can play on the first turn.

SqueeTheNabob on Random Favorite Cards

5 months ago

Bontu the Glorified is probably one of my favorite cards, although I also love Goblin Lackey and Squee, Goblin Nabob , as i used to play a lot of mono-red and used them both.

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart and The Expendables

6 months ago

Great looking deck you have here!

I really like the idea of Goblin Wizard because he helps to dodge counterspells for clutch creatures like the lords or Krenko, but he can also save a lot of mana on things like Goblin Goliath since rather than cast him you can put him into play and have mana left over for using his damage doubler. I think to really make the Wizard work best is to get Goblin Lackey and/or Warren Instigator for some redundancy of the freecast effect, but you can also chain T1 Lackey into a T2 Wizard into a T3 Goblins (x2) just for the original cost of the Lackey. I think I'm going to add the Wizard now...

Speaking of Goblin Goliath as you probably already know he has bugged Legality which is why your deck is showing as not legal for the format. What I discovered is that decks that are flagged like that also don't show up in deck searches for that format. To get your deck more visibility I would suggest moving it to the Maybeboard and using an equally costed placeholder for him so your deck shows up again. I had Goliath in for months before I realized my deck wasn't showing up anymore :/

I think the only vital Ib-related card you are missing is Soul-Scar Mage . Its only non-bo is Repercussion (creatures wouldn't be dealt damage anymore, so nothing to carry over to the player), but otherwise it makes every exploded Goblin much better. It also improves the potential of Blasphemous Act so it can permanently maim say an Emrakul, but it can also kill Indestructible creatures. The number of counters can also be doubled with the damage doublers in the deck, as you can choose to have the doubling resolve before the replacement effect does.

Your landbase looks good, and I like the inclusion of Path of Ancestry . I miss having fetches and have started to add them back in, because they also help a lot with Scroll Rack / Sensei's Divining Top , Experimental Frenzy , and the Surveyor's Scope .

I've been considering adding Goblin War Drums for a while now, and after reading your list last night and walking through a bunch of combat ideas, I am definitely going to make some space for it. Not so much for the free shots at players where the Goblin doesn't die (why Blood Moon + Goblin King is so good), but also the idea of having a very tiny Nemesis Mask effect spreading blocked damage (and Repercussion damage) to at least 2 creatures. I think it even makes Goblin Sledder better by proxy just because you get more Goblins through unblocked sometimes.

I really like the effect of Vicious Shadows but the CMC always turned me off. I've never actually ran it though, so it may be better than I think just because I see how leery people would be of boardwiping, and that's half the struggling in my meta anyway, rebuilding after wipes. Boggart Shenanigans would be the budget CMC version, but it also has the more budget effect.

You'll have to let me know how you like Ashnod's Altar in place of Phyrexian Altar . I don't think either one is the only choice, I just think it depends on your high end spells. Now that I am thinking about it, I don't need the red mana out of Phyrexian all that often (it does allow me to sac all my lands with relative comfort), but Ashnod's would make it easier to get out the larger creatures, the Vicious Shadows, get a Chancellor of the Forge or a Kindred Charge back in, etc...

So I'm not kidding when I say I didn't even realize Massive Raid was an Instant until I read this, haha. I just knew I wanted another Goblin War Strike and Massive Raid is the next best one. Looks like it is even better than I thought! Saccing mountains and killing, blocking attacks, and then killing someone with Raid all on their turn just sounds awesome.

That's all I can think of right now. I still am really happy that you've built out the deck! 2 years ago when I started working on it and no one thought Ib could command anything but a chaos deck I never thought it would get to this point.

If you have any other questions or ideas, let me know!

Ashen0ne on Goblins... Why do they always come out Goblins?

6 months ago

The first one to make me pause was Goblin Wizard It's one I had never seen and the fact that I can cheat a goblin into play without connecting like with Goblin Lackey or Warren Instigator is just awesome. I need to check into it to be sure but if she can allow me to get around Experimental Frenzy 's no playing cards from hand text she might be a great addition to Ib's arsenal.

(working on writing up my Ib deck btw so stay tuned for that)

Sensation Gorger was the other one that made me ooh and ahhh for a moment. Card draw in red is always hard to find so that will likely find a home as well eventually.

BTW Ender666666 when I was going through my Ib deck to add the list here on T/O I came upon another couple of cards you might consider as they pair with Shared Animosity pretty well. The first is Raid Bombardment the second is a newer one from Ravnica Allegiance called Cavalcade of Calamity . I swear that thing was printed for us goblin lovers lol

Attack with all your little 1/1's and stack the triggers so that first either Bombardment or Cavalcade drain the enemy, then buff your gobbers with Shared Animosity to deliver that big Arnold Swarzagoblin style punch.

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Goblin Lackey occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Red: 0.16%