Goblin Spymaster


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan 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

RazortoothMtg on Varchild's World War

1 month ago

Maybe consider Dictate of the Twin Gods/Furnace of Rath? They're both cheap ways to double the damage from Varchild, and unlike the previously suggested Gratuitous Violence, they affect opponents creatures as well. While that is usually a downside, since most of your opponents creatures can only attack eachother you wont be taking much damage from them. However, you have to be careful with them, and if your playgroup has decks like Xenagos, God of Revels or Saskia the Unyielding they might be more likely to kill you than help you

Avatar of Slaughter, Curse of the Nightly Hunt, Goblin Spymaster, Grand Melee, Rowan Kenrith, and Warmonger Hellkite all force opponents to attack with their Survivors. Even though they can't block or attack you with them, they might sometimes want to keep them back and gang up on you instead. Goblin Spymaster is my favorite here, since it also gives opponents additional tokens to have to attack with. Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs helps make it so opponents dont attack you with their other creatures.

_Delta_ on Help me find good cards ...

1 month ago

If it was my choice, I would go with Thantis, the warweaver. As green gives so much more options.

You have some good ideas already but a few more I think would be: Hunted Dragon, Avatar of Slaughter, No Mercy, Akroma's Memorial maybe, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Ophiomancer, Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, then I think you could really draw some inspiration from Queen Marchesa decks by playing some monarch cards like Skyline Despot, then stuff like Grave Titan/Hanweir Garrison/Goblin Spymaster.

When I’m off work later I will see what else I can think of. But like I already said, look at some political decks such as I suggested like Queen Marchesa, then I’m sure there’s more that I’m just not thinking of right now.

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

3 months ago

I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about Najeela, the Blade-Blossom yet W3R3PLATYPUS. There was a card suggested a while ago that was a red enchantment that didn't allow creatures to block unless their controller paid a mana tax. That would be good. I can't remember the name right now, but it is definitely in the comment archive. Also, any Goad cards are good. If you are going that way, you could try Goblin Spymaster and Fumiko the Lowblood. Just get people attacking. Given that Najeela, the Blade-Blossom is a WUBRG commander, there have to be a metric ton of good cards. You could actually play Queen Marchesa, Gahiji, Honored One, and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. Anything that gives advantage to attack anyone but you.

onehitterquiter on gahiji the traffic cop

3 months ago

Great first EDH deck, and really nice commander choice/idea! Cards that give everyone dudes like Goblin Spymaster, Tempt with Vengeance, Alliance of Arms, Genesis Chamber, Sylvan Offering, and Rite of the Raging Storm could be a lot of fun! Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs and Grenzo, Havoc Raiser also seem fitting here :) Nice deck!

NuMetal on Copy & Paste

5 months ago

Heyo, hier mal ein paar Ideen. Also ich wrde wie gesagt ja eventuell noch grn (oder rot) dazu nehmen.

Grn: Altered Ego, Cytoshape, Progenitor Mimic, Spitting Image, Villainous Wealth, Boundless Realms, Beast Within, Beastmaster Ascension, Song of the Dryads, Elemental Bond, Arachnogenesis und ganz viel Manafixing

Rot: Chaos Warp, Possibility Storm, Disrupt Decorum , Goblin Spymaster, Fervor, Dragonlord Kolaghan, Homura, Human Ascendant, Mob Rule und diverse Zauber um temporr Kontrolle ber Kreaturen zu erlangen

und noch ein Haufen Karten, die auch ohne extra Farbe passen wrden: Head Games, Mirrorweave, Shared Fate, Fatespinner, Whip of Erebos, Grave Betrayal, Ogre Slumlord, Sudden Spoiling, Painful Quandary, Diabolic Tutor, Bloodgift Demon, Necropolis Regent, Graveborn Muse, Hedonist's Trove, Illusionist's Gambit, Fool's Demise, Dolmen Gate, Crawlspace, Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Sire of Stagnation, Torrent Elemental

Raus wrde ich noch folgende nehmen: Grim Return

keatsblue on Literal Everlasting Torment

8 months ago

Not exactly a goodstuff deck. Most of the deck relies on evoking some sort of punishment whenever opponents use their creatures to attack me. For example, Windborn Muse and Crawlspace do this pretty directly, by physically limiting the amount of creatures who can attack. But, less obvious threats include Vengeful Pharaoh and Elenda, the Dusk Rose.

Another component of the deck is encouraging my opponents to attack each other. Thus, I have several cards that provide my opponents with tokens, such as Hunted Horror, Hunted Lammasu, and Goblin Spymaster. Creatures like Orzhov Advokist allow them to make those creatures stronger, but they can't attack each other with them (so this is definitely a deck I'd run in multiplayer and never 1v1).

Hope this helped! If I misunderstood what you meant, I apologize in advance, too.

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