Goblin Motivator


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common

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Goblin Motivator

Creature — Goblin Warrior

: Target creature gains haste until end of turn. (It can attack and this turn.)

Goblin Motivator Discussion

Coward_Token on Marisi, C-C-C-C-Coil Breaker

1 week ago

Think I'm going to have to pass on Earnest Fellowship . I might be getting sidetracked by the commander damage subtheme, but I dislike the conflict with colored buff sources like Goblin Motivator & Elspeth, Knight-Errant . However, I can easily see a purer token deck where those cards have been replaced.

PunkJkr3 on Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin EDH

3 months ago

Could I recommend trading in Bloodlust Inciter for Goblin Motivator ?? to help with Goblin count.

otters on Insert Coin To Play - [[Primer]]

4 months ago

As a zndrsplt and okuan connoisseur myself, I think that Final Fortune is quite good and underplayed. I would consider cutting Sword of Feast and Famine because I imagine that the equip cost is often too much if you are trying to kill with okuan that turn. Fury of the Horde is also quite excellent, due to mana efficiency. I run Goblin Motivator and Torch Courier as well, because they give okaun haste without costing any mana the turn you play him.

achilles777 on Narset, Master of Chain Reaction

6 months ago

I wanted to see what your thoughts were on some alternate haste enablers in exchange for maybe some of the creature based haste such as Bloodlust Inciter and Goblin Motivator . The two I was thinking of are Racecourse Fury and Messenger's Speed ? I appreciate your time and this sick deck list

Dete on Pauper Explosions - turn 2 win!

6 months ago

i would take out Flailing Soldier and a Goblin Motivator , Prey's Vengeance , Brute Force or Giant Growth to add Monastery Swiftspear your choice of how many, Vines of Vastwood or Apostle's Blessing for protection, Gitaxian Probe or Manamorphose for filling your hand and having a more consistent way of dealing damage with either Kiln Fiend or Monastery Swiftspear and maybe add Gut Shot but i don't like it very much.

Immolating Souleater is an okay plan B.

my guess is you would want 12 creatures and 14 if you keep the 2 Goblin Motivator . and maybe drop 1-2 Assault Strobe or Temur Battle Rage .

well forgot Monastery Swiftspear is not legal, but im too lazy to re edit the comment so Immolating Souleater is the other choice you got, wish gives you the option to use Built to Smash .

Skippyeights on Treasonous Ogre

7 months ago

As far as what to remove from the existing build, I am wondering if it may be time to pull some of the goblins, probably the Goblin Instigator . Two mana gets you two creatures. If you swapped in Reassembling Skeleton , you could get one creature for two mana that, unless you opponent has some way to exile, stays around forever. I have played games on Arena where I've sacked the same skeleton three times in the same turn to get my harpy big enough to take out an angel or other big flier.

The Goblin Motivator s could be replaced with the Smelt-Ward Ignus to give you more creature control.

Lose the Severed Strands in favor of Bedevil , an obvious swap I think.

Finally, I hate to say it but it might be time to lose Angrath. When I have played him, I usually have had to use the -3 ability as soon as he was cast. Otherwise, he is gone before my next turn comes or is dinked so consistently that I can never build enough loyalty counterd to blow off the the final -8 ability. People really don't like the +1 so they tend to throw things at him until he is eliminated (which, I guess, could be a good thing). You could replace him maybe with Judith and/or the Haunt.

smackjack on Modern Prime Speaker Vannifar

8 months ago

How well will new Pod do in Modern? Im brewing a list using kiki combo and Saheeli combo as wincons. It can combo turn 3 pretty consistently, if opponent has no removal of course (being easier to remove than Birthing Pod is a problem).

Combo 1

Turn 1: Birds of Paradise
Turn 2: Goblin Motivator / Saheeli Rai / Thousand-Year Elixir
Turn 3: Prime Speaker Vannifar
Goblin Motivator -> Scryb Ranger (return forest to untap Vannifar)
Scryb Ranger -> Pestermite (untap Vannifar)
Pestermite ->Breaching Hippocamp (untap Vannifar)
Breaching Hippocamp -> Zealous Conscripts (untap Vannifar)
Zealous Conscripts -> Sun Titan (return Pestermite, untap Vannifar)
Pestermite -> Felidar Guardian (bounce Sun Titan return Pestermite, untap Vannifar)
Felidar Guardian -> Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker copy Sun Titan (return Pestermite, untap Kiki)
Now you got infinite Pestermite with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker.

Combo 2

Turn 1: Birds of Paradise
Turn 2: Saheeli Rai
Turn 3: Prime Speaker Vannifar
Copy Prime Speaker Vannifar with Saheeli Rai keep the token with haste.
Birds of Paradise -> Scryb Ranger (return forest to untap Vannifar)
Scryb Ranger -> Pestermite (untap Vannifar)
Pestermite -> Felidar Guardian (bounce Saheeli Rai).
Now you got infinite Felidar Guardian with Saheeli Rai.

Heres my list:

Vannifar Modern

Modern* smackjack


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Goblin Motivator occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Red: 0.11%