Goblin Recruiter

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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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.

Goblin Recruiter Discussion

SynergyBuild on Help push me in a ...

4 days ago

Huge fan of Wort, Boggart Auntie as goblin commanders go, recurring a gobo every turn is insane value. Repeating Goblin Ringleader , Goblin Matron , Goblin Recruiter , or Siege-Gang Commander effects as you sacrifice them on endstep for any number of effects allows you to acre amazing card advantage.

Thermosity on Krenko, Mob Boss | Tribal Goblin EDH

2 weeks ago

Hey Church_of_Rakdos,

I know this is really late but if you ever see this thank you for the suggestions. I added in the Goblin Recruiter , Dragon Fodder , and Impact Tremors . I took out all of the cards that helped other people too much like Horn of Greed , Howling Mine , and Font of Mythos . 100% going to be adding Chancellor of the Forge , Purphoros, God of the Forge , Boggart Shenanigans , and Goblin Matron . This deck runs very well at my LGS and people seem to enjoy playing against it. The deck seems powerful but is not too out of hand.

I updated the list to reflect what I actually was able to find and buy since I had none of these cards until well after I posted the list I came up with.

simplebricks on Who Gave The Skirks Explosives?!?!!!

1 month ago

Goblin Recruiter , Goblin Matron , and maybe the Krenko look-alike Chancellor of the Forge can work.

I would run basic mountains as they are far cheaper. Tarfire also works well with the goblin tutors.

There are many jank.. I mean... Sweet budget goblins out there:

Tok-Tok, Volcano Born , Skirk Fire Marshal , Goblin Assassin , Volley Veteran ...

Go-wide goblin cards like Beetleback Chief and toke producers like Empty the Warrens would also work well with Krenko.

SamsWrath on Krenko and the bois

2 months ago

Invert / Invent isn't legal in this deck because Krenko doesn't have blue in his color identity. It would be nice though!

You may also want to consider the following cards:

11hrr on Goblin Combo

3 months ago

Hey there, I saw your post on Reddit.

If you keep Grenzo, I suggest you add a Goblin Charbelcher, it's pretty cool to activate right after you Goblin Recruiter AND it stacks the bottom of your library with goblins. Shuffle effects, such as Madblind Mountain or land fetching/tutors in case something goes south. But Wort, Boggart Auntie is the top BR goblin general imho. Check out My build based off Gavvin's primer. It's awesome to play!

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

6 months ago

RazortoothMtg: Thanks for the great comment!

Ironically enough I took out all my fetches not even a month ago, as the cost of the deck was making it uncomfortable to play at FNM. Taking them out also meant that Scroll Rack became almost unplayable because if I didn't draw into something that could win me the game it meant my next few draws were going to be bad.

The potential with Top is huge, since being able to re-cast Top off the top of the library means you can sculpt, dig, crack Top, recast Top, sculpt, dig, always putting the lands either farther down, or into your hand.

Isolated Watchtower is good for working with Frenzy, but it would probably be worth it for me to put Scrying Sheets back in just for a bit more topdeck manipulation.

Dark-Dweller Oracle is awesome with this, and let's me play an exiled land from the top.

Here are some other effects that will mitigate dropping the fetches in the case of Frenzy:

Burnished Hart

Goblin Matron

Goblin Recruiter - This one is especially good to be able to chain-cast a bunch of your Goblins!

Imperial Recruiter

Moggcatcher

Surveyor's Scope

Commune with Lava

The pure draw spells are "worse" at interacting with it, but can be used in a pinch, and like you said you refill your hand with stuff you can't cast, destroy the Frenzy, and then cast them all next turn.

I agree, this might be one of the best card advantage spells Red has seen in a long time.

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

6 months ago

RazortoothMtg: Thanks for the great comment!

Ironically enough I took out all my fetches not even a month ago, as the cost of the deck was making it uncomfortable to play at FNM. Taking them out also meant that Scroll Rack became almost unplayable because if I didn't draw into something that could win me the game it meant my next few draws were going to be bad.

The potential with Top is huge, since being able to re-cast Top off the top of the library means you can sculpt, dig, crack Top, recast Top, sculpt, dig, always putting the lands either farther down, or into your hand.

Isolated Watchtower is good for working with Frenzy, but it would probably be worth it for me to put Scrying Sheets back in just for a bit more topdeck manipulation.

Dark-Dweller Oracle is awesome with this, and let's me play an exiled land from the top.

Here are some other effects that will mitigate dropping the fetches in the case of Frenzy:

Burnished Hart Goblin Matron Goblin Recruiter - This one is especially good to be able to chain-cast a bunch of your Goblins! Imperial Recruiter Moggcatcher Surveyor's Scope Commune with Lava

The pure draw spells are "worse" at interacting with it, but can be used in a pinch, and like you said you refill your hand with stuff you can't cast, destroy the Frenzy, and then cast them all next turn.

I agree, this might be one of the best card advantage spells Red has seen in a long time.

TheGeneralAdvisor on Gobo-Focused Krenko

6 months ago

Skullion123 thanks for taking a look. You mentioned prices a few times, and that’s not much of an issue for me at this time since I own all the cards in the deck already. If I needed to add Mana Crypt or Gauntlet of Might that could be an issue but as it stands now the deck has been solid.

Chaos Warp is already in the deck. I’m not that bad at mono-red!

Don’t diss mah Scrying Sheets! Card advantage is something this deck struggles with, and any way to filter land or Coldsteel Heart off the top is something to be considered. If it didn’t break my own personal rule of fetches outside of color identity, I would add all the fetchlands for mountains I could run just to thin the deck out that much. Sheets is a small margin, but it’s a margin between a win and a loss.

I love Goblin Recruiter. I’m not sure why I haven’t picked one up but it should definitely be in here. I also like Shared Animosity so I’ll pick that up too.

Grenzo is so sweet. You just have to play with him to know just how awesome he is. No he’s not themed besides being a gobo, but his abilities are tits and very relevant in cEDH.

Speaking of cEDH, I find myself against a lot of blue which is why I run pyro/REB. They’re discard fodder for faithless looting or cathartic reunion when I don’t need them and they’re clutch against Cyclonic Rift.

Hellraiser Goblin’s forced attack ability has never been an issue really. I love to beat face and typically don’t care if a bunch of gobo dorks die.

I was actually considering adding another 3 drop mana rock because of krenko’s cost after taxing. He is heavily targeted and if I can’t get him to stick, it’s tough in the long run to ramp back into 8 and 10. This is also the reason for 36 lands; otherwise I would probably run 33-34.

Buried Ruin is just a random good utility land. It could probably be a mountain instead (buffing that scrying sheets!) but getting a Lightning Greaves back when I need it is pretty great.

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Goblin Recruiter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.38%