Goblin Mountaineer

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Common
Starter 1999 (S99) Common
Portal Second Age (P02) Common

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Goblin Mountaineer

Creature — Goblin Scout

Mountainwalk (This creature is unblockable as long as defending player controls a Mountain.)

Goblin Mountaineer Discussion

ticked-off-squirrel on Krenko, Combo Boss

1 year ago

looks nice but as an expert goblin player (having 3 goblin commander decks) here are some changes:

switch Gauntlet of Power for Caged Sun. same effects but only affects you. not everyone else.

switch Goblin Rabblemaster with Goblin Piledriver. still gets a buff from other attacking goblins but does not force you to attack every turn with everything. plus has protection from blue. which is nice.

you got too many things that give Haste. keep Goblin Chieftain and replace Goblin Warchief with Hazoret's Monument. still reduces the cost of goblins and is one less thing to give Haste. plus lets you cycle cards if need to. also swap Fervor for Goblin Warrens or Quest for the Goblin Lord. either one works.

switch Lightning Greaves for Swiftfoot Boots. that way you can still play spells and abilities on your creature while the opponent cannot.

i can see why you put Skullclamp into the deck but sadly creature tokens don't go to the graveyard so it won't trigger the ability. i know, i tried it with Sylvok Lifestaff. that being said replace it with a Prying Blade. or if you need the card draw Rogue's Gloves.

i don't know why you have Treasonous Ogre in there but unless you can crank your life up each turn he will drain you. i suggest Tyrant's Familiar. a 5/5 flyer with haste and if your commander is in play, which he most likely is, gets another +2/+2 and can shoot a creature when he attacks. if 7 mana is too much then Goblin Sappers to make your creatures unblockable at the cost of their life.

you don't need both Phyrexian Altar and Ashnod's Altar. both cost 3 mana and both let you sack creatures for mana. drop the Phyrexian Altar. replace it with Coat of Arms. or if you really need the extra mana Pyramid of the Pantheon

Ruination. i'll admit i am on the fence about this. on one hand you can destroy all non-basic lands (even yours) but on the other it is useless if Blood Moon is in play. if you drop it, Massive Raid should take it's place.

Skirk Fire Marshal. this guy. while yes he is a great card he will blow everything and everyone up after tapping like 10-15 goblins. and yes Eldrazi Monument gives your creatures indestructible it does not give you indestructible. so if you have less life than the opponent then this is a bad card. so keep him but if he gets out of hand then put in Goblin Spymaster he may seem odd at first but by forcing your opponent to attack you you can block the attacks with several dozen tokens and have enough for a counter attack. just be careful with flyers.

Tuktuk Scrapper. without other allies he is just another 2/2 goblin. and 4 mana is a bit much for a plain 2/2 goblin (no offense Goblin Berserker). switch him with Goblin Mountaineer. a good scout goblin and is unblockable if Blood Moon is active and opponent has any non-basic lands.

land wise you need to drop the following and replace them with either Mountain or Snow-Covered Mountain:

Ancient Tomb. again, unless your life cranks up drastically each turn it will drain you.

Hall of the Bandit Lord. same reason.

Haunted Fengraf. the creature you get back is random and only a one time thing. not worth it.

Tectonic Edge. if you have Blood Moon in play then there will be no non-basic lands making this useless.

freakingShane on Cry, Havoc!, and let slip the Gobs of war

3 years ago

You're average CMC is really good, but I am going to recommend some "considerably", staple cards that will raise it (probably only by 0.20).

I recommend:

-1 Goblin Freerunner --> +1 Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

-1 Goblin Mountaineer --> +1 Lightning Crafter

-1 Mogg Fanatic --> +1 Goblin Matron

-1 Raging Goblin --> +1 Goblin Wizard

And most importantly, Moggcatcher. Moggcatcher flat out puts a goblin into play for . No "casting", which means no countering.

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Lightning Crafter, and a sack outlet (like Skirk Prospector) gives you an infinite damage combo. Kiki-Jiki can also go infinite with Zealous Conscripts.

Goblin Guide is way too expensive for what it does, but it does give you insight to what your opponent plays, and it has good P/T for its price, as well as haste.

Lastly, Cavern of Souls is fantastic. No countering your good ol' goblins.

This is just food for thought, and if you like any of it, you could choose whatever you want to take out (of course). I just threw out what I considered your "weaker" cards. Love seeing good-looking goblin decks!

FireRogue on Turn 2 pauper win

3 years ago

A list of some creatures you might want to consider:

  • Akki Avalanchers: Sacrificing lands is suuper sketchy, but if your opponent has nothing and you need two more power to get the kill, you'll sac the land.
  • Boros Recruit: First strike is always good
  • Flamekin Brawler: Much like Akki Avalanchers, this guy comes with an activated ability (firebreathing) you probably don't want to use, but if its the difference between winning and losing, you'll be glad you have it
  • Goblin Balloon Brigade: once again, paying mana sucks, but flying is the type of thing that can be the difference between winning and losing
  • Goblin Cohort: Why get a 1/1 for 1 when you can have a 2/2 for 1? I don't think the downside should slow you down in this deck. Worth noting that Mogg Conscripts can be copies 4-8 if you want
  • Goblin Mountaineer: Mountainwalk might randomly win the game
  • Goblin Sledder: turn extra creatures into pump spells
  • Insolent Neonate: menace if you need to attack with him, rummage if you're not
  • Kolaghan Stormsinger: Haste built in
  • Mogg Fanatic: also a ping
  • Mudbutton Clanger: if you don't like Goblin Cohort this creature doesnt have the downside, but also isnt always a 2/2
  • Skirk Prospector: another way to make more mana. This one feels like it could really improve the deck's performance if you leave Dragon Mantle in, by letting you stock up mana in early turns by casting a hand full of creatures
  • Spark Elemental: 3 power, haste and trample, but you only get 1 shot

I think my favorites from this list are Spark Elemental, Insolent Neonate, and Goblin Sledder, but im putting down the whole list because I'm really not sure how this deck plays out

sacrilegious on Cry, Havoc!, and let slip the Gobs of war

3 years ago

Just chiming back in to say Blade of Selves and Whispersilk Cloak should be a MUST. Guaranteed Grenzo triggers.

Also I think you are lacking in the goblin power department. Alot of 1/1 for 1 that just dont have EDH staying power. Turn 5+ you are not going to be happy to draw and play: Goblin Glory Chaser, Goblin Mountaineer, Mogg Fanatic, Mogg Sentry, Foundry Street Denizen or Mudbrawler Cohort and Goblin Striker.

I would recommend replacements like: Goblin Matron, Goblin Recruiter, Goblin Sharpshooter, Goblin Welder, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Mogg War Marshal, Rabble-Rouser, Reckless Bushwhacker, Spikeshot Elder, Taurean Mauler, Caterwauling Boggart, Goblin Assassin, Goblin Heelcutter, Beetleback Chief, Sensation Gorger, and maybe Moggcatcher.

I know there are alot of choices there, but there are muuuuuch better goblins than the ones on your list right now, and with EDH you want long term power, not turn 3 kills.

P.S. If you decide to add Goblin Sharpshooter, also make room for Basilisk Collar to kill all target-able creatures.

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