Goblin Lore


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Starter 1999 (S99) Uncommon
Portal Second Age (P02) Uncommon

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Goblin Lore


Draw four cards, then discard three cards at random.

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Goblin Lore Discussion

GreatKitsune on WasteOne

1 week ago

Not the biggest fan of Liliana's Caress personally; between you dumping Hollow Ones onto the fields and all of the fringe benefits you're gonna get out of Waste Not, this deck might be fast enough to where another two-mana enchantment isn't needed. Some ideas for replacements could be Reforge the Soul or Wrench Mind if you like getting Waste Not triggers, or if you want more enablers for Hollow One , Goblin Lore is a very amusing card in general.

If you're uncertain about Bloodghast, there's a ton of options open for replacements. Delve creatures like Gurmie and Tasigur are great ways to get extra mileage out of your discards, while Street Wraith can help you draw into your action quicker.

The Moons and Bolts definitely belong in your sideboard, and I'd recommend Leyline of the Void personally over Surgical as a more blanket answer to stuff like Dredge and Storm.

Either way, Hollow One is just a fun archetype in general to play and watch, and Waste Not is an excellent compliment for it. Hope I helped out some respect!

StopShot on Alesha Recursion RIX

2 weeks ago

If you find Goblin Lore useful you might also enjoy running Control of the Court.

noodr on Spooky Ghosts (Budget tribal tournament)

1 month ago

SynergyBuild, thank you for all the suggestions! Goblin Lore is really sweet, the discarding at random has been really fun with tibalt and digs deeper than my other looters. I have actually had a lot of success with the Obzedat, Ghost Councils as the opponent normally has to deal with them immediately before it gets out of hand. It's the best target for Footsteps of the Goryo and it's an easy discard choice. Also, Iname, Death Aspect can filter them all out of the deck, thinning it and letting us draw more of our bombs.

I agree with your Duress suggestion. It has been underwhelming at best, (Despise would be a little better) but I could fit in something else.

For the mana base, I have had pretty good success with just 20. Since there is so much looting, I usually never have trouble hitting 5+ mana. I do like the idea of going up on white sources and increasing Lingering Souls as that card does work.

Thanks again for the tips! It has been surprisingly fun to pilot and the budget Through the Breach/Goryo's Vengeance feel has been awesome for 60 bucks. Let me know how you edit yours and the results! :D

SynergyBuild on Spooky Ghosts (Budget tribal tournament)

1 month ago

Goblin Lore might be more draw for finding Demigod of Revenge, along with the Cathartic Reunions and Faithless Lootings.

Drop the Obzedat, Ghost Councils. They cost two white each, and you only have two white sources, the amount of games you will actually get to cast one is around 6% of the games you manage to get to five mana (I'd say fairly often), but 6% isn't good enough for 1/15 of your deck to be useful. Either that or majorly upgrade the landbase to have more white mana. Battlefield Forge, etc. are cheap lands that will manafix well. I suggest 22 lands for this deck total, and ~five white sources, to up on the Lingering Souls

Duress can be moved to sideboard or be dropped entirely. Unless your meta isn't actually tribal, like it sounds, then I don't see them being nearly mainboard material.

This deck looks like it could be a tribal Through the Breach/Goryo's Vengeance deck, and I like that. I am going to build the deck according to the price restrainsts you had here, and see what I come up with, I will get back to you then, but until I do, good luck with this list!

CaptSillva on Fun for $50: The Locust God

3 months ago

Here is a few other decent budget options to consider Whirlpool Warrior, Windfall, Mulldrifter, Burning Inquiry, and Goblin Lore.

miracleHat on Feldon start

3 months ago

Not too sure about Reverberate, Wild Guess, Tormenting Voice, and Dangerous Wager. Those 3 loot effects don't dig deep enough (especially when compared to Goblin Lore) for what (me thinks) you are trying to do. Reverberate just looks like anti-counterspell, but do you really need it? Fanatic of Mogis doesn't seem like the best way to try and win, I would rather just stick with Purphoros, God of the Forge. Chandra, Flamecaller's middle ability seems pretty good in this deck. Starke of Rath, getting to destroy 2 creatures / artifacts each turn seems pretty legit. I am hesitant in suggesting Scrap Mastery, as it might be too win-more. The lack of board removal makes it seem worthwhile (along with All Is Dust for that matter). Lastly, be careful with Rowdy Crew and using it with worldgorger, as (if I understand the worldgorger rules correctly) you might deck yourself.

Pal00ka on Feldon and Company

4 months ago

I play-tested this a little against one of my own decks and here are my thoughts:

I made Feldon a while ago and it's a trap to load up on big CMCs expecting to cheat them out consistently. I'd suggest pruning them down for more guys like Fanatic of Mogis, token generators, or Mindclaw Shaman. While Feldon likes beaters it's the abusing of the ETBs (I think) he excels at. You already have Panharmonicon, abuse it!

You need more discard outlets, I'm counting 6, make it 10+. Feldon wants you to dig hard into the library. Fiery Confluence, Wheel of Fate, Rummaging Goblin, Burning Inquiry, Faithless Looting, Collective Defiance, Goblin Lore, Mad Prophet, etc.

More ramp. Mind Stone, Commander's Sphere, Hedron Archive, Fellwar Stone, Darksteel Ingot, Fire Diamond, etc. let you do more faster which Red needs to stay ahead of the other colors. Burnished Hart & Wild-Field Scarecrow are great for abusing too.

And please, and this is my opinion, break up your wall of text in the description. It hurts the eye and seems to ramble. Tell us concisely what you want to do, why you chose x card(s), and desire from us the viewers.

Hope something helps!

KeelHaul10 on Ashling the burn deck

8 months ago

I love a good mono-red BEATS deck! How does Urza's Rage sound? Chandra, Pyromaster is a cheap planeswalker than can copy a devastating damage spell. Dual Casting for more copying. If you want to have fun and gamble, Fiery Gambit can attract a crowd to your table to watch (Imagine copying it!). Braid of Fire Ain't cheap, but it'll supply you with mana. Wild Ricochet is almost an auto-include for me (saved me multiple times). run Brand if card stealing is heavy in your meta.

Card Draw: Unfortunately, Red mana doesn't have great access to card draw without discard effects; Avaricious Dragon, Browbeat can net a few cards, Burning Inquiry, Goblin Lore, Control of the Court, Mindmoil does a dope job of letting you dig through your library. ALOT of wheel effects.

BUT Geth's Grimoire Makes amazing use of these wheel effects!!

You might be interested in Otherworld Atlas. Yes it gives everybody cards, but hardly anyone can complain or target the guy giving everyone cards. Arcane Spyglass makes use of unneeded mana. Farsight Mask, Font of Mythos, Illuminated Folio, Staff of Nin, Well of Knowledge,

Sorry for the gross wall of text, hope this helps!!

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