Goblin Recruiter

Goblin Recruiter

Creature — Goblin

When Goblin Recruiter enters the battlefield, search your library for any number of Goblin cards and reveal them. Shuffle your library, then put those cards on top of it in any order.

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Set Rarity
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Uncommon
Anthologies (ATH) Uncommon
Visions (VIS) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Goblin Recruiter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.38%

Goblin Recruiter Discussion

Apollo_Paladin on Goblin Extinction OTK

6 hours ago

Goblin Recruiter is another great Goblin-search card since you can use him to snag any # of Goblins. He's a bit more on the expensive side for a Single, but he'd be an awesome fit here. Moggcatcher is another good one, but again on the slightly expensive side since he was never reprinted. His ability tosses Goblins right from the Library to Play though, so depending on your normal Win Conditions for the deck he might actually do better for you (especially with some of those 4 and 5-mana Goblins in there)

Food for Thought.

Epicurus on Should Tutors Have Additional Effects?

1 day ago

I don't think they should have additional effects. Mostly, they're utilized in EDH for setting up infinite combos. As such, they're powerful enough as it is, since most infinite combos are 2-card combos in a 99 card deck. And while the idea of an EDH deck with a 2-card combo and a slew of tutors seems incredibly boring and uncreative to me, and thus I don't use them, I know that the top competitive decks do, and giving those decks an additional benefit from the tutors is incredibly unfair to those of us who play for fun.

I have Demonic Tutor in my casual, semi-modern cascade deck, only because there are so many one-ofs in that deck. And Fetch Lands are a staple in my EDH decks, because I like to be able to thin out the lands during the course of the game, lessening the chances of drawing lands late-game. And I have both Goblin Matron and Goblin Recruiter in my Fling Squee deck. And spells like Entomb and Buried Alive are staples for reanimator, but don't do much good in any other build. And even then, the idea that I could gain an added bonus from a card that gets me exactly what I need earlier than I may have drawn it, sounds needlessly overpowered.

Card advantage is powerful enough. Raising the percentages is even more powerful. That Shhhh don't need to be more than it is.

jakeyuki12 on Aurelia, the Warleader Commander Deck

2 weeks ago

Since your deck can use more creatures, there are a lot of cool creatures that I've liked lately.

Captain Lannery Storm is a great source of early ramp. Cartographer's Hawk is a new one you can try out. Verge Rangers is also a new one to test. Either of the generic recuiters (Recruiter of the Guard and Imperial Recruiter) are great early. I've also seen people have success with playing a small goblin package. Since Dockside Extortionist is a great card, you play a Goblin Matron that can tutor it. You can also play great goblins like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker or Goblin Rabblemaster or Legion Warboss. You can go all in and use Goblin Recruiter

If/when you're able to pick up a copy, I highly recommend Ancient Tomb. It's a super strong way to ramp- just by making a land drop! I've been testing Weathered Wayfarer as a way to tutor for lands I need for each situation. If I need to ramp I grab Ancient Tomb. If I need double strike I grab Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion. If I need haste I grab Hanweir Battlements  Flip. etc.

Lots of ideas to play with :D have fun!

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

3 weeks ago

Conspicuous Snoop and Fiery Emancipation both look amazing, and we got another Goblin spoiled today!

Muxus, Goblin Grandee

Goes very, very well with Goblin Recruiter, and as long as you make an unblockable attack with him he can swing for quite a lot.

Coward_Token on Jumpstart Spoilers

3 weeks ago

Goblin Recruiter is going to get a bit more expensive

TheOneKiko1337 on [cEDH] Krenko, Mob Boss |PRIMER|

4 weeks ago

Hey ZombieCat, Conspicuous Snoop is definitly a card to keep an eye on. You basically create some sort of red Doomsday pile with cards like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Mogg Fanatic as a finisher. You can win on the spot with this combo: Haste enabled -> Goblin Recruiter -> Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker on to the top, second card is Mogg Fanatic. From here on you create limitless Conspicuous Snoop, to end the loop and finish you create one more Goblin Recruiter to change the top of you deck to Mogg Fanatic and sac everything for the win.

It's even possible to just win with ETB's from the crazy amount of Conspicuous Snoop with thinks like Impact Tremors or Purphoros, God of the Forge. Even milling with Altar of Dementia works fine if damage is not an option.

Frankly_Proven on [cEDH] Krenko Combo [[Primer]]

1 month ago


I've been playing a variation of your list for about a year now and fell in love ever since. At first I was not convinced about snoop until realizing the combo!

Snoop Combo (Basically a mono red Doomsday) : Goblin Recruiter + Some piece of draw, e.g. Insolent Neonate + A lot of mana, RRRR or more.

Play the Goblin Recruiter, getting Dark-Dweller Oracle, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Skirk Prospector, Torch Courier or Goblin Chieftan, and Conspicuous Snoop. Put them on the top of your library, first card on the bottom of the pile and going up

Some cards we can cut to fit in the Fanatic Snoop Combo and Kiki Snoop combo are:

Cards to add for the combos:

Time to playtest! :)

Let me know what you think.

thinkoriginal on Ulasht's Harvest 2.0

2 months ago


Thank you very much for the suggestions! They are all very strong. A few of the changes, though, like adding in the Blood Pod lines, would make this deck play like a weaker version of my current Marath cEDH deck: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/01-10-19-wrath-of-marath/

Some suggestions I will definitely be making, though:

Changing out Reclamation Sage for Caustic Caterpillar is stellar.

I agree with your assessment of Wood Elves, and Glimpse of Nature would fit perfectly there.

Mycoloth I have waffled back and forth on, originally it was Siege-Gang Commander, but I think Oakhame Adversary (Grob) would be perfect in that spot.

As much as I love Krosan Grip and Beast Within, I feel one may have to go the same way that it did in Marath: cut for Nature's Claim.

As for Splinter Twin, it is great, but really hard to reliably tutor for without White. And Goblin Ringleader is in the list because of Goblin Recruiter. Recruiter is very easy to tutor for, and is a super-reliable source of cards. Any Goblin pile that Recruiter searches up is topped by Ringleader, who then draws the rest of the Goblins you put on top. It's the reason Recruiter is banned in Legacy, and provides that same gas-laden card draw here.

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