Goblin Spy


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

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Set Rarity
Invasion (INV) Uncommon

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Goblin Spy

Creature — Goblin Rogue

Play with the top card of your library revealed.

Goblin Spy Discussion

dingusdingo on Topdecking in Izzet

2 months ago

Bloodwater Entity is extremely useful here. Its on legs so you can flicker it or copy it. Other topdeck manipulation creatures Omenspeaker Sage Owl Spire Owl Sage of Epityr Augury Owl

Cards that can abuse topdeck being known Psychic Battle Chaos Warp Spark of Creativity Erratic Explosion Prophetic Flamespeaker Abbot of Keral Keep Augur of Bolas Dark-Dweller Oracle Experimental Frenzy

Cards that let you see topdeck Lantern of Insight Goblin Spy Future Sight Magus of the Future

Cathartic Adept and similar mill effects can help you move past undesirable topdeck cards. Gives control when you can see enemy topdecks Pyxis of Pandemonium Ghoulcaller's Bell Drowner Initiate Hedron Crab Jace's Erasure Drowned Secrets Codex Shredder

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If you're looking for combo potential, Memory Lapse is pretty filthy with putting your spell from hand to top of library, and it raises your storm QUITE A BIT. Hinder can do similar tricks.

Recover819 on Ronald McDonald Theme deck HELP!

2 years ago

I personally see this in a Lantern lock kind of deck. You control the top of your opponents deck keeping them from drawing anything. Then Mana Severance to win.

Goblin Spy

Lantern of Insight

Mana Severance

Land Tax

Crystal Ball

Gift of Estates


abby315 on What is your favorite humorous ...

2 years ago

Goblin Spy is my favorite flavor text with some fantastic art :)

Gidgetimer on If you would put one ...

2 years ago

BlueScope, actually since as you said the cards are still in your library and the Lightning Bolt is still considered the top card even while you are making the decision, it must remain revealed. Goblin Spy does not allow you to unreveal the top card if you are making a decision involving it for some reason. It tells you to play with the top card of your library revealed, even when you physically move the cards off of the library to look at them the lightning bolt is the top card of your library and so it remains revealed.

BlueScope on If you would put one ...

2 years ago

Looking at the top three cards of your library doesn't remove those cards from the zone they're in. In other words, while you look at the top three cards, they're still part of your library, and their order is still what it was before you started looking at it.

While you're looking at it, you don't have to show which card was the top card at the time you physically moved them off the top of your library - instead, you simply take the top three cards off of your library (not revealing the card below!), shuffle them in your hand if you want to conceal which card is the Lightning Bolt (which is still considered to be the top card of your library), then put one in your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library. Your opponents won't know whether this card is the revealed card or not, and also not in which order you put anything else on the bottom of your library, unless you choose to tell them.

That's the moment when those cards are actually removed from the top of your library rules-wise, so now you'll reveal the top card of your library again because of Goblin Spy.

Yesterday on If you would put one ...

2 years ago

Say you have a Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar and a Goblin Spy on the battlefield under your control, and a card you want is revealed on the top of your library (say Lightning Bolt).

You would draw a card, but instead you instead pick one of the top three cards of your library to put into your hand. Are opponents meant to know if you've put the Lightning Bolt into your hand or not? And if you didn't, are they meant to know whether you've put the card at the very bottom of your library or if you've put it second from the bottom?

nicobye on The Finest Flavor Text Comedy (Top 60 of MTG)

2 years ago

Goblin Spy could be a good card to look at

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