Goblin War Strike
Goblin War Strike deals damage equal to the number of Goblins you control to target player.
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|Portal Second Age (P02)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Goblin War Strike Discussion
1 month ago
Hello everyone! It's been a long time since my last real update, but I wanted to get in here and at least update the list. Primer update to come later!
Conspicuous Snoop: Pretty self explanatory, just a solid card for digging and comboing off.
Muxus, Goblin Grandee: Such a strong card that I focused on adding more goblins just so I could take advantage of this and Snoop more often. Combos especially well with Goblin Recruiter. The CMC is high, but we have a lot of ways to freecast it, especially with the recent re-addition of Goblin Wizard.
Skirk Fire Marshal: This is a card I feel like was in my first list, and I took it out really early on because I was new to Magic and getting my ass kicked all the time, so losing 10 life was a death sentence. Now with all the damage doublers (and a new tripler!), as well as having several years with the deck under my belt, I think I can take advantage of this again.
Fiery Emancipation: For 1 colorless more than Gratuitous Violence you get triple the damage and it effects all sources too, not just creatures. The thought of Ibsplosions for 12, or a Goblin War Strike easily breaking 100 damage is just exciting. Time will tell if the CMC is just too high. I think this is strong enough that I would probably add more ramp before I cut this due to cost. Maybe this will bring about the return of Mana Echoes?
Sensei's Divining Top: This is top tier filtering, I don't doubt that whatsoever, but as far as gameplay clunkiness it is also top tier. Mind's Eye took this slot so I wouldn't go down in draw sources.
Insult / Injury: The card that is always the easiest gap filler is also always the easiest card to remove.
Fervor: This is out simply because it is one dimensional. I'm really starting to get a lot of multi-use cards, and more haste sources than before (and a lower need for haste in general), so this unfortunately doesn't make the cut anymore.
Tectonic Reformation: Not as good in practice as I would have hoped. I built all of the deck to try to get as many cards as possible directly into play, and with the very low land count I hardly ever have lands in hand to actually use this. It probably does a lot more in the budget version of the deck then it does this one.
Wild Ricochet: Very fun card, but not something you can count on using because it relies so heavily on what other people play. Would definitely consider putting this back in after more testing.
Other Cards I Am Curious About
Goblin Charbelcher: Always wanted to have this in as an alternate wincon. Even when it doesn't hit hard, it is still consistent, targeted damage I don't often get. Looking for a slot for this ASAP.
Destructive Digger: This seems strong. Does anyone have experience with it? Especially with Goblin Welder or Crucible this becomes a very good draw engine. Also on the short list to be added.
Molten Echoes: I initially misread this and was like AUTOINCLUDE, but after turning on my reading comprehension I realized it was nontoken only. However I do have quite a few gobbos floating around in the deck now, but the potentially they aren't cast is still high. Hmmmm.
Deflecting Swat: Thoughts on this? Seems like a really solid card all around.
Well that's it for now. Hopefully I get to play this again soon for more testing. I might have to buy into it on MTGO just to get a bunch of rounds in....
Let me know what you think about the changes!
3 months ago
Cool goblin deck! I play Krenko, Mob Boss as my commander sometimes.
4 months ago
I've been playing a variation of your list for about a year now and fell in love ever since. At first I was not convinced about snoop until realizing the combo!
Play the Goblin Recruiter, getting Dark-Dweller Oracle, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Skirk Prospector, Torch Courier or Goblin Chieftan, and Conspicuous Snoop. Put them on the top of your library, first card on the bottom of the pile and going up
Some cards we can cut to fit in the Fanatic Snoop Combo and Kiki Snoop combo are:
Cards to add for the combos:
- Dark-Dweller Oracle
- Insolent Neonate
- Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
- Torch Courier
- Merchant of the Vale
Time to playtest! :)
Let me know what you think.
6 months ago
Gomoomog. thank you for the considerate recommendations! I appreciate your insight into my build, and believe that Mudbutton Torchrunner is a definite consideration for this build. In regard to Goblin War Strike however, while I agree that it is an excellent card within for this build and is strictly superior to Massive Raid, it is unfortunately not legal in modern formatting, which is the format that I tend to build all of my budget decks. I really appreciate your taking your time to comment, and appreciate your insight into my build!
6 months ago
8 months ago
8 months ago
My spoilers in the comment above arnt working for me so im trying something different. "If you want to sift through some cards you can look at each section, but I would recommend just looking at the first grouping to start with, as I went a bit too far with the other lists. Those lists are fine to just look at ideas or "good cards" but there are far too many to call them suggestions.
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8 months ago
If you want to sift through some cards you can look at each section, but I would recommend just looking at "The short list" to start with, as I went a bit too far with the other lists. Those lists are fine to just look at ideas or "good cards" but there are far too many to call them suggestions.