Creature — Goblin
Sacrifice a Goblin: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
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Goblin Sledder Discussion
3 days ago
Love the concept so +1, although I do have some suggestions.
Having not played a ton of pauper, I don't know for sure. But if it is not banned, Goblin Grenade is obligatory. 5 damage to the face transcends almost every burn spell you can use in a deck like this.
The bushwhackers and war marshals should be at 4 count, as they are insanely good at ending games if you have a board full of goblins.
Goblin Sledder, Goblin Cohort, should be moved to being a 4-of, because if you aren't casting creatures, something went wrong and cards like Sledder make sure that no matter how your opponent blocks the damage hits.
Those are some suggestions, let me know if you need anymore help, especially if it;s for what to cut.
1 week ago
Your curve is a little high, and you're overthinking your win conditions.
Think about it this way:
Infinite mana + Walking Ballista = Win
Infinite mana + Your commander + A creature you can kill repeatedly = Draw your deck
So really, all you need to have a guaranteed win is infinite mana, plus any ONE of the following: Reassembling Skeleton, Tenacious Dead, Relentless Dead, Bloodsoaked Champion, or ANY undying creature.
That also means that all of the following are win-more and overkill: Mike-and-Trike, Kiki-Zealous, Redcap, Blood Artist, Purphoros, Impact Tremors, Goblin Sledder, Nim Deathmantle, Viscera Seer, Phyrexian Delver, Metallic Mimic, and Doomsday (you don't have support for this).
Cutting all that would lower your curve significantly (making Ad Nauseam work better) and allow you to include more tutors, better draw factor (Dark Confidant), and have back up combos that actually contribute to and synergize with your main strategy.
NarejED once made a great observation about how people think that the more combos they fit in their cEDH deck, the better it is, when really all they're doing is scattering their deck's gameplan, and making sure their combos don't have enough support to be reliable.
That's kind of what you're doing here. You have Worldgorger, an infinite mana combo, Mike/Trike, a counter / damage combo, Kiki/Zealous, a token / combat combo, and then Doomsday with no Doomsday cards. Those couldn't be farther from supporting each other.
Without a doubt you should go with Worldgorger, seeing as it plays so well with your commander, but if you do include a backup combo, it's probably best to go with something else that makes infinite mana, because that really seems to be the heart of this deck, or at least something that takes advantage of Scorpion Bro's counter effect. (My recommendation: just keep Mikaeus and take out Triskelion. Mike + Walking Ballista + sac outlet works just as well, and then everything has a use by itself.)
(Sidenote: It just occurred to me that this infinite mana plan runs super similarly to Lyzolda, the Blood Witch, except she doesn't even need an extra creature to kill. Maybe we should move her up...)
1 month ago
A mad max feel eh? Alright! let me see what I can work with... Also leaning towards the vehicles subtheme with that context.
Let me start with a suggestion that will change the deck greatly, but that will - in my opinion - create a better framework for a "smart goblins handle the appocalypse" kind of feel: meet the Shattergang Brothers! If you choose them as your commander, not only do you have a goblin bomb-squad in the command zone, you get access to green ramp and interactions with enchantments, plus a sac outlet always available to make the removal targeted at your permanents go haywire!
If not, there are other additions I would include. You said you'd be going for a semi competitive environment (store tourneys but mostly fun) so I would include some alternate paths to victory. Examples of these would be Spikeshot Elder + Grafted Exoskeleton, and/or, Murderous Redcap + Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar.
The tribal lords are almost a must. Especially the ones that pump the team and give keywords such as mountainwalk or haste.
I would certainly include Attrition.
Mogg Assassin is a nice political card in the hands of a skilled diplomat.
I find that suggesting cards to cut, often meets the problem of favourite cards (myself for example, LOVE Muck Drubb and will actively go out of my way to include it in a deck). If you want, tell me about the things that MUST stay in the deck no matter what and I'll see about making cuts from the rest.
2 months ago
Mana Echoes was creating a ton of mana, but unfortunately I didn't have any mana sinks to dump it into, and often several hundred colorless mana would fizzle. On top of that, at a 4 cost, there are a lot of other more impactful things I would rather play that turn.
I've been trying to find a space for Sledder for a long time. He is a very strong sac outlet in this deck. Since the ability has no cost, we can sac at instant speed to buff up a Lieutenant to save them from dying to damage, sac all blocked goblins before they blow up to buff up the unblocked goblin that was let through, or even on the other side of the table to make a previously one-sided battle hurt both opponents.
On top of that, he is riding another Goblin down a mountain...
100% ON THEME AUTO-INCLUDE!
4 months ago
5 months ago
Dude, Goblin Sledder is sledding on another Goblin, what a badass.
5 months ago
7 months ago
No Fervor , Mass Hysteria , Flamekin Village , Lightning Greaves/Swiftfoot Boots , or Ogre Battledriver ? Haste is the best thing mono red does. I have a Krenko, Mob Boss EDh deck so here are a few more suggestions, ultimately these will be better the more goblins you run:
Note my Krenko, Mob Boss EDH deck is designed to take out several players at once before turn 7, depending on how spikey you want to make the deck, customize it accordingly.
Skirk Fire Marshal : Chances are you will have highest life at the table.. this finishes it. Also can just be a board clear as most things die to 10 damage. He also keeps himself alive xD
Vandalblast :Red sucks at getting rid of things, except artifacts. Man do they hate artifacts.
Goblin Shenanigans: It's a goblin, so Goblin Matron can go find it. If you have a big field of goblins and this, no one will board wipe until it's gone because of fear of getting one shot by the damage. So a win win for you (only viable if you vut more of the non-goblins really, but still an all-star in my deck).
Outpost Siege : Both modes are great; Dragons for when you're ahead, Khans when you're behind.
Goblin Sledder : When you swing wih 20 1/1's and 5 are blocked.. yeah those 5 go to feeding the ones that got through. Can act lke a combat trick or making sure all the damage does through. Also activaters Goblin Shenanigans and Outpost Siege
Mizzium Mortars : one of reds best board wipes as it doesn't kill all your stuff...
Sensation Gorger : Red sucks at drawing cards and usually relies on cards like Staff of Nin to keep their hand from disapearing. This mini-wheel in a goblin focused deck really allows for some explosive plays.
Sulfuric Vortex : If 40 points of damage is your goal, make sure it's never more than 40..
Zo-Zu the Punisher : My favoutie goblin of all time. you know all those pesky green decks with their big dumb creatures that squash goblins? Yeah, lets make sure they pay extra for all the mana required to cast those.
Five-Alarm Fire : More damage, can go right to their face or snipe off creatures. With a small army you can easily rack up 5 counters on it.
Skirk Prospector : Simply the best goblin ever printed. What do you want to do with all those goblins that you puked out for Purpheros to hurt others? Why turn them into mana to pump out even more goblins!
Goblin War Strike : It's quite satisfying to kill an unsuspecting player with a 1 mana Sorcery... :3
Voracious Dragon : Once again, the more goblins, the more hurt. I've killed several player by just dropping him without swinging, and then if he has haste, he can usually take out another player at the same time.
Eldrazi Monument : Keep all your dudes alive, give 'em a small boost and evasion and you're having a party.
Empty the Warrens : personally I've never liked the card unless you're running ALL of the ritual spells to make it poop out game on the spot, in my opinion it's winmore. That and I'm not a fan of combo kills.
Goblin Rally : Too high CMC in my opinion, you can win before needing to waste a turn casting it.
Goblin Scouts : It's worse than the above...
Molten Birth : Good mana sink if you win the flip, if you loose the flip on the first try it's useless.
Dragon Mantle : Not sure what this is doing in the deck... I'd rather draw a land than this..
Prophetic Prism : Just a bad cantrip that doesn't produce any mana, I'd cut it.
Embermaw Hellion : It's good when you're ahead, but when you're behind it sits there and doesn't do much. It does act like a lightning rod for removal but there are cheaper lightning rods that can get you back into the game if you're behind, or help you close out a game just as fast.
Warping Wail : I don't think you have enough colourless sources to warrant the use of the card, although countering all those sorcery speed board wipes is tantalizing.
Sorry for the book.