Goblin Spymaster


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare

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Goblin Spymaster

Creature — Goblin Rogue

First Strike

At the beginning of each opponent's end step, that player creates a 1/1 red Goblin creature token with "Creatures you control attack each combat if able."

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Goblin Spymaster Discussion

Coward_Token on Gahiji: Forever War

5 hours ago

Hey again, I've been collecting some more cards for you to look over, but before I post them I'd like to know a bit more about the deck in its present condition:

Academy Rector: Enlightened Tutor has been hovering on the maybeboard for a while now, are you making the switch? I feel that the ability to search for artifacts in addition to enchantments would do the deck well since that category both contains card advantage and ramp. Because the deck does not contain very expensive enchantments relative to its ramp, I assume the main purpose of the Rector is to more readily bring out answers and/or rattlesnake? (I can also see it being less of a clumsy link in a future tutor chain with e.g. the Recruiters since it's a creature.)

Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker: Seems anti-synergetic with token gifting, Goblin Spymaster most of all. I'll admit though that plenty of your cards let you alleviate this by being more selective and that it makes weenie-only board wipes backfire a bit.

Aside from the two abovementioned, are there any cards in particular that you're thinking of switching out?

cuelix on Sidar Kondo: give them toys ...

1 week ago

Hey gang, first thread here so please feel free to provide any constructive criticism! Haven't been active in a forum for quite some time..

Anyways, I'm contemplating sort of an odd strategy to utilize Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa as a general. I'm considering Vial Smasher the Fierce or Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist as his partner. Right now it seems like black brings more to the table for this particular strategy and I love b/w removal options but it's possible there are things I've overlooked in blue, and Ludevic insentivizes the kind of thing I'm going for and gives me access to Edric, Spymaster of Trest for total craziness!

The main strategy of this deck would be to give my opponents little 1/1 and 2/2 tokens to hit each other with providing evasion with Kondo, maybe turn up the heat with goad and goad-like effects while trying to deter combat damage directed to myself with cards like Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Safety, Crawlspace, Dictate of Erebos, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Mystic Barrier. You get the picture!

Mob Rule, Insurrection, Army of the Damned and Massacre Wurm are possible win conditions and Overseer of the Damned, Blood Artist, Soul Warden, Vicious Shadows, and Revel in Riches benefit from a carnage of etb and death triggers. I can also benefit from the Commander 2017 curses so that's something to consider as well!

What I feel I need the most help with is cards that put tokens into the battlefield under an opponent(s) control. They're definitely a corner case and it's not entirely easy to do a search for them either seeing how the wording varies quite a bit for cards that do this!

Some I've found are:

I'd also love to hear some interesting synergies if someone comes up with any! This will definitely be a casual deck so no suggestion is too outside of the box, please feel free!

Thank you!

P.S. ooooooh! I just discovered Mogg Infestation!!

Chandrian on Need suggestions for Exploiting Revel ...

1 month ago

tokens and boardwipes (and something to tutor up Revel in Riches).

For example, Ixalan gave us Dowsing Dagger  Flip which can help you ramp as well. There's the hunted cycle Hunted Phantasm,Hunted Dragon, Hunted Horror.

Or there's Goblin Spymaster

If your games usually have a lot of creatures on the board everywhere you don't even need to run these cards, just running wraths and removal should be enough.

MegaMatt13 on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

2 months ago

Mrf1shie, thanks for taking a look at the deck.

I haven't tried Fumiko specifically but I have tried that effect with Goblin Diplomats and Goblin Spymaster. My experience was that people would agree to attack me out of spite for being forced to attack (even with the pillowfort). That is why I prefer cards like Disrupt Decorum and Besmirch because you force them to attack each other. Curse of Opulence and Duelist's Heritage are great because it gives them a bonus of they attack someone else. Maybe the mindset of your playgroup is different and you won't run into the same problem of people attacking you out of spite. Just want to warn you this MAY happen, especially after they figure out what Marchesa is up to.

Spirit_Logan on Mathas, Fiend Seeker Deck

2 months ago

I'm working on a new Mathas, Fiend Seeker Deck where everyone attacks each other. The ideas I had so far were: putting C17 curses on people, attacking tax (Ghostly Prison, Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs), things like Disrupt Decorum, or if things get bad, Goblin Spymaster+ Blazing Archon . If you have any ideas, please comment. There is a Curses/Enchantments subtheme.

chalto on Queen Marchesa (Long May She Reign)

2 months ago

Spirit_Logan LOL! Alright, I missed Bedlam that ones actually pretty cool. Also be careful how heavily you rely on enchantments. Someone gets a Aura Shards or a Bane of Progress and it'll just wreck your day. I speak from experience!

And I LOVED Goblin Spymaster until I realized that the token doesn't get created until the end of the opponent's turn, not their upkeep. Meaning it has to survive a full round and get back to them without it dying in order to force them to attack. Its basically just handing them a free chump block or sacrifice fodder and will rarely do what you want. You're better off with Fumiko the Lowblood!

Spirit_Logan on Queen Marchesa (Long May She Reign)

2 months ago

I like it. Building a Mathas, Fiend Seeker deck like this. Sphere of Safety and 46 enchantments+Ghostly Prison+Goblin Spymaster+Bedlam.

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