Goblin Warchief

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Speed vs Cunning (DDN) Uncommon
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins (EVG) Uncommon
Scourge (SCG) Uncommon
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Goblin Warchief

Creature — Goblin

Goblin spells you cast cost less to cast.

Goblin creatures you control have haste.

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Goblin Warchief Discussion

ticked-off-squirrel on Krenkin' Out Infinite Goblins!

1 week ago

hmm. this is a pretty solid deck but if i may make a suggestion, replace Goblin Rabblemaster with Hazoret's Monument. lets analyze them shall we?

Goblin Rabblemaster:

  • costs 3 mana
  • when attacking gets +1/+0 for every other goblin that's attacking
  • spits out a goblin with Haste every turn
  • forces you to attack every turn if able (even if you dont want to)
  • has no abilities on his own.
  • is a creature making it more likely to be boardwiped

Hazoret's Monument:

  • costs 3 mana
  • makes your creatures (aka goblins) 1 mana less (pair this with Ruby Medallion and Goblin Warchief and goblins will cost 3 less mana)
  • when casting a creature spell can cycle a card (discard and draw)
  • is an artifact so less likely to be boardwiped
  • is legendary so it wont stack with other Hazoret's Monuments you own (not that it matters in commander)

i would also suggest Goblin Warrens to turn 2 goblins into 3 but i have no idea what i would take out for it.

ticked-off-squirrel on Boggart Avalanche

3 weeks ago

looks good. you are smart to not thrown in Goblin Rabblemaster as many other goblin EDH decks have. i dont have much to suggest that hasn't already but here is what i can offer:

Hazoret's Monument and Ruby Medallion: with them plus your Goblin Warchief your goblins will cost up to 3 less mana making them super duper cheap.

Battle Hymn: a great mana ramp when you got lots of tokens.

Outpost Siege: so your tokens dont die for nothing or a semi-faster way to get creatures out.

Goblin Warrens: a token spitter.

Goblin War Drums: make your tokens and creature much harder to block.

spicechicken on Goblins Everywhere

1 month ago

Goblin Warchief isn't legal in modern unfortunately. I would recommend Goblin Chieftain instead, he's the same cost and still gives goblins haste but with the added bonus of giving your dudes +1/+1. Hope this helps! GOBLINS BEST TRIBE!!

ticked-off-squirrel on Krenko, Combo Boss

1 month ago

looks nice but as an expert goblin player (having 3 goblin commander decks) here are some changes:

switch Gauntlet of Power for Caged Sun. same effects but only affects you. not everyone else.

switch Goblin Rabblemaster with Goblin Piledriver. still gets a buff from other attacking goblins but does not force you to attack every turn with everything. plus has protection from blue. which is nice.

you got too many things that give Haste. keep Goblin Chieftain and replace Goblin Warchief with Hazoret's Monument. still reduces the cost of goblins and is one less thing to give Haste. plus lets you cycle cards if need to. also swap Fervor for Goblin Warrens or Quest for the Goblin Lord. either one works.

switch Lightning Greaves for Swiftfoot Boots. that way you can still play spells and abilities on your creature while the opponent cannot.

i can see why you put Skullclamp into the deck but sadly creature tokens don't go to the graveyard so it won't trigger the ability. i know, i tried it with Sylvok Lifestaff. that being said replace it with a Prying Blade. or if you need the card draw Rogue's Gloves.

i don't know why you have Treasonous Ogre in there but unless you can crank your life up each turn he will drain you. i suggest Tyrant's Familiar. a 5/5 flyer with haste and if your commander is in play, which he most likely is, gets another +2/+2 and can shoot a creature when he attacks. if 7 mana is too much then Goblin Sappers to make your creatures unblockable at the cost of their life.

you don't need both Phyrexian Altar and Ashnod's Altar. both cost 3 mana and both let you sack creatures for mana. drop the Phyrexian Altar. replace it with Coat of Arms. or if you really need the extra mana Pyramid of the Pantheon

Ruination. i'll admit i am on the fence about this. on one hand you can destroy all non-basic lands (even yours) but on the other it is useless if Blood Moon is in play. if you drop it, Massive Raid should take it's place.

Skirk Fire Marshal. this guy. while yes he is a great card he will blow everything and everyone up after tapping like 10-15 goblins. and yes Eldrazi Monument gives your creatures indestructible it does not give you indestructible. so if you have less life than the opponent then this is a bad card. so keep him but if he gets out of hand then put in Goblin Spymaster he may seem odd at first but by forcing your opponent to attack you you can block the attacks with several dozen tokens and have enough for a counter attack. just be careful with flyers.

Tuktuk Scrapper. without other allies he is just another 2/2 goblin. and 4 mana is a bit much for a plain 2/2 goblin (no offense Goblin Berserker). switch him with Goblin Mountaineer. a good scout goblin and is unblockable if Blood Moon is active and opponent has any non-basic lands.

land wise you need to drop the following and replace them with either Mountain or Snow-Covered Mountain:

Ancient Tomb. again, unless your life cranks up drastically each turn it will drain you.

Hall of the Bandit Lord. same reason.

Haunted Fengraf. the creature you get back is random and only a one time thing. not worth it.

Tectonic Edge. if you have Blood Moon in play then there will be no non-basic lands making this useless.

shrapnel_ on Legacy Goblin Tribal

3 months ago

Why Manic Vandal over Tuktuk Scrapper? I see it is 1 CMC less, but if you ran 4x Goblin Warchief like most legacy decks you could easily drop for 1-3 mana in most games, or just Vial it in. Plus, it won't go to the bottom of your deck with a ringleader drop pull.

Krenko, Mob Boss is a 1x staple for most decks now.

You don't see many decks in this format running Warren Instigator since it an RR and there are much rougher choices for a 2 drop for goblins I think like Mogg War Marshal, or obviously Goblin Piledriver.

I think Grenzo, Dungeon Warden is a bit slow, but Grenzo, Havoc Raiser as a 1x will start popping up in legacy decklists soon.

I agree with the above comment that Goblin Grenade is not good in legacy. I do however, think a 1x Legion Loyalist is worth it to give your other goblins great buffs as a 1 drop, especially piledrivers.

Boggart Mob can get pretty out of control and lets you retrigger matrons and ringleaders with a sac mechanism like Goblin Sledder or as most decks run, 1x Skirk Prospector. This isn't a popular choice, but worth considering. I run it in my RB goblin deck, but thats for casual. The champion effect of Lightning Crafter has the same retrigger potential.

Frogtosser Banneret could help you reduce costs of some of your goblins just like a Goblin Warchief, but you have neither. I think these are important for tribal goblins (most run warchief over frogtosser for the haste/monored).

1-2x Ancient Tomb seems to have dropped off most top8 decklists, but I like running 2 in mine. I run Food Chain Goblins and dirty kitty though, so my mechanic is different (and more vulnerable, but faster) than vial gobs.

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker is nuts.

Consider Terminate or Gempalm Incinerator or Tragic Slip even for removal.

As for the sideboard, many people like running Krosan Grip if they splash with green. Also consider Thoughtseize. I also think that Blood Moon like stated above is great for MONORED in the sideboard if you choose to drop black. I think a 1x Goblin King is nice in the sideboard as well. Red Elemental Blast might help in the side as well.

miracleHat on Legacy Goblins

3 months ago

You will want to remove 1 Wort, Boggart Auntie, 1 Skirk Prospector, 1 Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (unless you remove siege gang from the side), 1 Goblin King, 4 lands (Polluted Delta, Marsh Flats, Bojuka Bog, and Pendelhaven are all suspect), 1 warden weirding, and 3 Tarfire for other/better cards.

wort is slow, goblins are not trying to be slow. Skirk Prospector is only worthwhile if running more token producers to quickly cast siege gang to then cast more siege gangs. kiki-jiki is too slow and bringing it out with lackey just get's it removed before you can activate it for a good cause. Goblin King is too narrow. warden weirding, while tutorable by matron, is too narrow. Tarfire, though tutorable by matron / pullable by ringleader, is too narrow. 4 lands are 4 too many. Chances are that you would also be fine with 18 lands. Your toolbox of lands, while cute, are limited and many times too narrow. turn 2 Pendelhaven doesn't stop the "dies to bolt" if used on a lackey. In the late game its 1:2 buff is not good enough (maybe if it was 2:1). Bojuka Bog is just a tapped land in some match ups, and not tutorable in the worthwhile matchups. This leaves us with 11 cards.

The eleven cards are fairly simple: 1 Goblin Warchief, 3 Goblin Piledriver, 4 Lightning Bolt, 2 Goblin Rabblemaster, 1 Gempalm Incinerator. Lines of play such as--turn 1 lackey, turn 2 hit with lackey -> warchief -> rabblemaster, turn 3 piledriver -> piledriver -> attack for ~30 damage (and this is BEFORE your opponent can play Toxic Deluge, AND only requires 2 lands)-- are much more accessible now. This is important, as your current setup is geared towards the endgame, which you cannot win. 4 warchief's is a must, it is painful to play less than 4. the same holds true for the piledriver, as they are cheap (1 mana) and grow to Tarmogoyf size quite easily. protection from blue just means that you smash through merfolk, true-name, delver, snapcaster, and leovold). 4 Lightning Bolt: the 1 damage is worth it, there is no other way to put it. While Tarfire is used, there are too many situations where you would rather have the additional point of damage (at the player or at the creature / planeswalker i.e. jace). Goblin Rabblemaster is a threat that must be answered the turn he is cheated into play. The Gempalm Incinerator's cycling ability makes him worth a 2-of.

Lastly, decide whether you want to go the token route by either running 4 Mogg War Marshal and 4 Goblin Rabblemaster, and adding 2 siege gangs mainboard, as that is another viable route.

edit: don't run skirk fire marshall. goblin pyromancer would be marginally better, but still bad.

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