Goblin War Strike


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scourge (SCG) Common
Portal Second Age (P02) Common

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Goblin War Strike


Goblin War Strike deals damage equal to the number of Goblins you control to target player.

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Goblin War Strike Discussion

TheFlame on The Goblin Engine

4 weeks ago

Added Mob Justice, Illusionist's Bracers, Eldrazi Monument, Mana Echoes, Goblin War Strike, Thornbite Staff, Impact Tremors, Hordeling Outburst, Disrupt Decorum, and Coat of Arms. Removed Archetype of Aggression, Chaos Warp, Goblin Assassin, Hellrider, Lightning Volley, Mogg Alarm, Reforge the Soul, Surge of Zeal, Spikeshot Elder, and Thunderous Might. I have my reasons for each card replacement. The old ones either didn't fit the deck, were replaced with a better version, or pissed everyone off too early.

The replacement cards are what really matter. Mob Justice and Goblin War Strike deal horrendous amounts of damage on the cheap. Stick Thornbite Staff on Krenko, untap him when something dies. It also lets me go infinite if something dies. Illusionist's Bracers lets me copy Krenko's skill for four times the goblins. Disrupt Decorum makes everyone else kill each other. Best to use it when they're all mad at me already. Hordeling outburst is basically just a better version of Mogg Alarm. Eldrazi Monument protects me from boardwipes and fliers. Coat of Arms gives me ridiculous power without powering up the other players too much. Mana Echoes gives me tremendous ramping power. Play Impact Tremors when I have 40+ goblins, it resolves, tap Krenko, EVERYONE DIES.

I think this may be the final version of this deck. I can't really think of any improvements.

TheFlame on The Goblin Engine

1 month ago

Well, I lied a bit. They usually only gang up on me after I get out like 50 goblins. Disrupt Decorum, Impact Tremors, Mana Echoes, Coat of Arms, Eldrazi Monument, Goblin War Strike, Hordeling Outburst, Illusionist's Bracers, and Thornbite Staff are all in the mail right now. I spent all of yesterday looking at various Krenko and other goblin decks.

Oloro_Magic on Prison Stall

1 month ago

Storm you name one of the following: Baral, Chief of Compliance, Manamorphose, Gifts Ungiven, Past in Flames, Grapeshot, Empty the Warrens (the last two are the only real win-cons so they are a good start)

Goblins (I assume it was 8-whack): Kinda depends on the build Reckless Bushwhacker and Goblin Bushwhacker are safe bets; then there are Krenko, Mob Boss, Goblin Grenade, Goblin War Strike, and Goblin Piledriver (again this depends on the build as many don't play some of those cards)

Tron: I would first like to know what kind of tron: G/B? Mono-blue? Eldrazi? That would help, you said colorless so I assume Eldrazi, am I right?

LeaPlath on Gruul Belcher

2 months ago

Goblin War Strike is kinda win more. As is Ignite. If you win, you win without needing that.

AlmightyTentacle on Purphoros, Forger of Goblins [[Primer]]

2 months ago

Hi, freakingShane

First of all I really like your Purhporos goblin tribal deck!

As you mentioned your deck is built to be closer to a 1 vs 1 Commander (French) deck, but still I want to suggest you some of the cards for more multiplayer game strategy that imho I think you should consider to add.

Analizing your deck I see some problems in too low count of draw engines. I think you need to maximize draw power cuz in current state after several board whipes you just be run out of gas.

Card advantage:


  • Mana Crypt - expensive but cost all its money.

  • Ancient Tomb - nice land, cut mountain for it.

  • Herald’s Horn - was mentioned before.


  • Imperial Recruiter - I know it is expensive card but it can tutor 80% of all your creatures!

  • Gamble - saves me hundred of times! Offcorse it has drawback and you can discard what you was looking for, but still it is best tutor in red color.

Control & Others:

Cards I think you need to cut out:

P.S. Sorry for some grammar mistakes it was hell of amount of text to type ;-P

Rev_Lycan60 on My little army

2 months ago

My personal favorite when it comes to goblins is Goblin War Strike

redknight44 on

3 months ago

Typically his strategy is to use Krenko, Mob Boss to get a bunch of 1/1 goblins out. He just takes all the damage I put on him the first few turns. By turn 4, if I didn't find a way to get rid of Krenko, he'll just use Goblin War Strike with 20+ goblins.

I'm definitely gonna have to start using Holy Light. Also, question about Kor Firewalker - Does creating a token count as casting a red spell? In other words, would I get life for every token my friend creates with Krenko?

Thanks again for all the help by the way. Very useful info. I like the knight + sword artifact combos in the links you sent me.

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