Goblin Offensive


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual 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
Planechase Uncommon
Anthologies Uncommon
Urza's Saga Uncommon

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Goblin Offensive


Put X 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens into play.

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Goblin Offensive Discussion

freakingShane on Purphoros, Forger of Goblins [[Primer]]

1 month ago

Thanks for the comment, rkjunior! And a lot of these cards have been in and out or have been considered, haha. Great minds think alike, right? I (not too long ago) took out Goblin Offensive and Goblin Rally because of their costs and because ETB generation has more synergy with Panharmonicon.

Goblin Wizard was another sad one I had to give up...as much as I loved that goofy sucker, he just wasn't efficient enough for me. Skirk Fire Marshal and Arms Dealer being similar cases in the sense that they were too self-destructive.

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and Forgotten Cave were both here at one point, but I could not afford any lands to enter tapped, so they got kicked.

The remaining cards were all considered on and off as well, but just didn't fit as tightly as I would like. Trust me though, I have considered them all at one point! Always good to hear from another Purph player, and thanks again for your comment, friend. Praise be to Purphoros! ;D

rkjunior on Purphoros, Forger of Goblins [[Primer]]

1 month ago

Love the deck. I built a budget Purphoros deck during a friends $100 challenge but I'm looking to upgrade it, and this is exactly what I was looking for. While a lot of your synergies were the same as mine, there's a handful of cards I ran and wanted to hear what you thought.

Arms Dealer, Dictate of the Twin Gods, Forgotten Cave, Furnace of Rath, Goblin Lookout, Goblin Offensive, Goblin Rally, Goblin Wizard, Norin the Wary, Skirk Fire Marshal, Smoldering Crater, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Fanatic of Mogis

freakingShane on Purphoros, Forger of Goblins [[Primer]]

1 month ago

I've run most of these in the past and over time moved away from them. Both Mimic Vat and Indomitable Creativity are too off the beaten path for the play style I have when piloting the deck. Both are good cards for decks like this, but just not up my alley.

Dualcaster Mage was in an earlier rendition of this deck, but since my focus is more on creatures/enchantments I have taken it out.

I would love Gamble, but my tutor targets are combo pieces and I don't really have recursion in case I have to discard that piece.

Ruby Medallion was another previously included card. As for that and Hazoret's Monument, both are good cards but since my CMC is so low at this point I just don't find them super necessary.

Goblin Offensive was of course part of my original build, but throughout the development of this deck I have moved to appreciate a closer ratio between CMC and goblin and prefer that 1:1 rather than 1:4 that the cheapest Offensive I could cast.

Again, Yurip, thanks for the comments! All of which are great choices, but just not the direction I am aiming for with this build!

Yurip on Purphoros, Forger of Goblins [[Primer]]

1 month ago

I understand about the lens and quest for pureflame. Grenzo though has some wicked defense against top deck tutors with the exile ability.

I think that Indomitable Creativity needs a place though! especially since you dont run temp with vengeance. I really like Mimic Vat too as it adds alot of depth to the board at all points in the game.

Any thoughts on Dualcaster Mage the vat and panharmonicon help him greatly!

Gamble as tutor for panharmonicon?

Hazoret's Monument seems good too or perhaps Ruby Medallion?

Finally what about Goblin Offensive for dumping mana from mana echoes.

Thanks for your time!

Khirgan on Wort, The Forkmother

2 months ago

You have Reiterate in your deck already, so Mana Geyser should be an auto include. If there are 7 or more opponent's lands tapped, it's an infinite red mana / storm count combo for 5 mana and tapping two creatures.

I also noticed you took out Firecat Blitz the same time you put in Mana Echoes. You might wanna play test the two together. It's a fairly effective way to produce a crazy amount of mana. Although Goblin Offensive does the same thing pretty much so it's whatever.

Also, I don't know if you're finding it difficult to use all the colorless mana Mana Echoes gives you, but Gemstone Array would fix that.

Crop Rotation is super powerful and should be seriously considered. You might also want to look into Tempt with Discovery, which can also be absolutely bonkers when copied with Wort and multiple ways to copy Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle... (think Thespian's Stage and Vesuva!!)

K34 on What is your favorite humorous ...

2 months ago

Goblin Offensive is one I like. That, and Jackalope Herd.

rhystictutor on Gobrins!

2 months ago

You're right. Wake is more of a sideboard card.

As far as Goblin Offensive and Goblin Warrens, I have 3 mana doublers, resolving Offensive under the right conditions (ie: Purphoros, Goblin War Strike, haste, Mob Justice etc etc) can win the game out of no where and even if it doesn't it is a nice surprise attack. Skullclamp, I try to have a couple sac outlets when I play this.

I was thinking,

look at Zo-Zu the Punisher, Skirk Fire Marshal, Siege-Gang Commander, and Goblin Sharpshooter and then look at Basilisk Collar, particularly the lifelink. Maybe there is a smarter way to abuse such an interaction. Do you think it would be safe to run Repercussion? More artifacts like Loxodon Warhammer perhaps? The Warhammer plays two roles in this case, gaining life with the Fire Marshal and getting guys Warren Instigator through.

Alkadron on Gobrins!

2 months ago

... Wake of Destruction? How many of your typical opponents run mono decks with mostly just basics?

As long as I'm suggesting things to cut, I found that when I played Krenko, stuff like Goblin Offensive and Goblin Warrens were much too slow for me. I got a lot more mileage out of cards like Krenko's Command, Dragon Fodder, and Hordeling Outburst.

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