Goblin War Strike

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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

Sorcery

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

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Goblin War Strike Discussion

The_Munchkin on My first Krenko

1 week ago

This isn't a bad start. I would begin with adding Purphoros, God of the Forge He can combo really well with Krenko, Mob Boss and with enough goblins on the field could be a one turn win. I would also suggest a lot more artifacts/lands to ramp for a short list: Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Fire Diamond, Everflowing Chalice, Darksteel Ingot, and maybe a Temple of the False God. As for some other potential spells, you cant go wrong with Goblin Grenade and Goblin War Strike might be useful too. Perhaps a Brightstone Ritual as well. You could also possibly run a Fervor or Browbeat for some utility. These are just some suggestions. Don't feel the need to run them all if you don't like them. Hope this helps! also a +1 for ya!

Saljen on Tier 1 Pauper Goblins

2 weeks ago

Guess if you're playing his on MTGO. In paper, Goblin Grenade is legal. Regardless, Reckless Abandon is a suitable substitute in MTGO and is still most of the time better than Goblin War Strike.

Saljen on Tier 1 Pauper Goblins

2 weeks ago

I'd recommend Goblin Grenade over Goblin War Strike. This deck is constantly losing creatures due to swinging into bigger creatures. You won't often have enough goblins in play to do more than 5 damage, plus you lose the option to take out big creatures. I'd fit 4x Goblin Grenades in there if I could, it's really the main reason to play goblins in any format where it's legal.

My pauper goblins deck is similar to yours, though I've fleshed out the creatures a bit and the 4x Goblin Grenades are absolutely invaluable. Here's my list: Pauper Goblins

You also have 61 cards in here. Tarfire probably isn't necessary.

rocksteady on Tier 1 Pauper Goblins

1 month ago

Thanks, HurricaneZach. My original version of this deck did have Mogg Fanatic in it, but I decided to replace it with the Fanatical Firebrand since it was basically the same thing but with haste, which I feel outweighs the fact that you have to tap it to sac it. I also just replaced the Raging Goblin with Goblin Cohort which was also in the original version of the deck, but will really benefit from the new haste creatures so it has gone back in. Also swapped Fireblast with Goblin War Strike to avoid the land sac. It had been a while since I did any editing on this one - enjoy!

Cai_Zer on Fire in the hole! [Pauper]

2 months ago

You want speed? I suggest Skirk Prospector and Mogg War Marshal.. I also Agree with the Fireblast. It's one of the most must have red spells. Also a Goblin War Strike would also work on this deck

Gattison on Tier 1 Pauper Goblins

2 months ago

lol, of course, on that day we'll all switch to Goblin War Strike... and then it will get banned so... live it up until then, right? =D

seriously though, good idea. =) Consider my ideas "sideboarding suggestions" then.

rocksteady on Tier 1 Pauper Goblins

2 months ago

Gattison, having flexibility as to what playing environment this deck may be in is exactly why I chose to keep Goblin Grenade sideboarded. If a playgroup allows it, it can easily be thrown in. If not, this deck still does insanely well as is. I really do like your idea of replacing it with Goblin War Strike though, especially in MTGO as you said. Really great idea, and if paper Pauper ever officially sanctions a banlist that includes Goblin Grenade, that would be the replacement I would choose. I appreciate the suggestion!

Gattison on Tier 1 Pauper Goblins

2 months ago

another replacement for Goblin Grenade (for those out there playing MTGO) might be Goblin War Strike. In paper, Goblin Grenade gets house-rule banned a lot, too, and places like Card Kingdom's Rags to Riches events have it listed as banned, so it may prove useful to have a replacement one day. =)

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