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Creature — Goblin Shaman
Champion a Goblin or Shaman (When this enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you remove another Goblin or Shaman you control from the game. When this leaves the battlefield, that card returns to play.)
Tap: Lightning Crafter deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
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Lightning Crafter Discussion
5 days ago
Krenko wants to move fast so here is what I would cut and add:
Door of Destinies is too slow; Quest for the Goblin Lord too little boost; Boggart Shenanigans 1 too much mana; Warstorm Surge seems win-more; Wheel of Fate cannot control it well; Kindred Charge too expensive; Vanquisher's Banner too expensive; Goblin Charbelcher don't see a way to manipulate this effectively; Conqueror's Galleon if kept I'd add Throne of the God-Pharaoh; Chancellor of the Forge too expensive; Goblin Assassin fun but expensive; Goblin Recruiter have doubles so cut 1 and add Goblin Matron; Metallic Mimic a slow lord that may not be truly needed; and Ogre Battledriver kind of win-more.
Foundry Street Denizen can get huge like Reckless One; Goblin Chainwhirler will be fun; Goblin Dark-Dwellers expensive but good utility; Lightning Crafter consistent burn; Mogg War Marshal more goblins; Wily Goblin mini ramp; Zo-Zu the Punisher can punish heavy ramping decks;
Fling works well w 2 (or 3 if you add FSD) for obvious reasons; Mizzium Mortars overload ftw; ; Fork, Reiterate, Reverberate, Increasing Vengeance, and Howl of the Horde let you 2 for 1 spells, even your opponents, so you can counter a counter or copy ramp to get ahead or copy a kill spell for your own satisfaction too; Battle Hymn, Brightstone Ritual, Pyretic Ritual, and Seething Song to get moving quicker.
Relic of Progenitus and Tormod's Crypt for graveyard hate; Coldsteel Heart, Fellwar Stone, Fire Diamond, Ruby Medallion, Hazoret's Monument, Sol Ring,Wayfarer's Bauble, Armillary Sphere, Traveler's Amulet, Expedition Map for ramp (see a theme? You want 1-2 (a few 3) CMC ramp in here).
Now, Zada, Hedron Grinder is my baby and I think you should add her in with a few spells that will be fine without her but amazing if she is out: Crimson Wisps and Expedite draw and give haste, which you want Krenko to always have just in case he might get killed. With Zada you still get haste but draw 10+ cards; Heat Shimmer and Twinflame let you get a 2nd utility goblin or Krenko (sacking original) for even more goblins. With Zada she will double your entire board.
2 months ago
Arcanis the Omnipotent - Draw plus protection
Dark Impostor - why settle for only our own creatures abilities
Eater of the Dead - "free" untap + graveyard hate
Fatestitcher - tap down / untap
Geth, Lord of the Vault - reanimation
Hoard-Smelter Dragon - artifact destruction
Jace's Archivist - windfall
Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet - creature destruction + token
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2 months ago
Thanks for the comments guys! @ticked-off-squirrel Yeah Hazoret's Monument could certainly be a good choice for a this deck. I'm kind of unsure about taking out Goblin Rabblemaster for it though. I've always hated that he makes your goblins attack every turn, but it's usually not too big of a deal. Boardwipes are always a risk when playing lots of creatures, especially in multiplayer EDH games, but with Krenko, Mob Boss I usually find it's the more the merrier! If I were to add Hazoret's Monument it would probably be at the expense of Ruby Medallion to be honest. Having 3 different cost reducers just feels like a little bit of overkill to me. If you happen to draw them all in the same game then there are only 4 goblins in this deck with 3 colourless mana in their cost: Goblin Ringleader, Lightning Crafter, Reckless One and Siege-Gang Commander. As for Goblin Warrens I actually had that in one of the earlier versions of this deck. It's a fun card and good flavour-wise, but it doesn't hold up to comparable things like Umbral Mantle or Staff of Domination. For all of them they have an initial cost of 3 to play and then 3 to activate an ability that can help give you more goblins. Of course Umbral Mantle and Staff of Domination require Krenko, Mob Boss on the field, but they are also much more powerful. The fact that Goblin Warrens requires a coloured mana for its ability also makes it more difficult to go infinite. I might consider taking out something like Dragon Fodder for Goblin Warrens, but that's probably about it. Thanks for the suggestions though! Cheers!
3 months ago
I'd like to suggest Thornbite Staff because it combos so easily. Krenko, Mob Boss can go infinite, Lightning Crafter can clear out a board, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker can probably do some crazy stuff with it. I would say to have Thornbite Staff instead of Staff of Domination because it's just easier, you don't have to pay 4 every time, he just untaps whenever you sac something. Also you might like Rings of Brighthearth.
Nice deck! Check out my Krenko build: Krenghis Khan
3 months ago
You can also tap Lightning Crafter to deal 3 damage to itself, rather than have a sacrifice outlet. However this means you'll be getting infinite enter the battlefield and leaves the battlefield triggers, instead of infinite damage, so you'll need something that triggers of them.
4 months ago
Id drop Outpost Siege for Purphoros, God of the Forge. Dreamstone Hedron seems a bit expensive. I would replace it with literally any 1-2 CC mana rock (Sol Ring, perhaps?). Ruination seems like it might hurt you a bit. If you wanted to really keep Outpost Siege, you could take out Ruination instead, although where is Shared Animosity?I would also include one, "oops, i win!" combo in there. I've been running Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Zealous Conscripts. You could run either of the Bushwhackers instead though.
Some additional cards I'd consider removing- Battle Squadron - To expensive! Lightning Crafter - Expensive and why? Blighted Gorge - I think Ramunap Ruins might be a bit better or maybe Scavenger Grounds.
Those are my thoughts for now.
5 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 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.
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.
5 months ago
@shrapnel_: Grenzo, Dungeon Warden is fantastic when your hand is empty but have multiple Aether Vials, Rishadan Ports, etc. You end up with a lot of extra mana, but not anything to do with it. Even planting him on turn 2, he still flips every goblin in the deck except Krenko, Mob Boss and Earwig Squad. He's more of a mana spell that puts the bottom goblin of your deck into play.
I used to have the Lightning Crafter combo in here, but took it out because it gets clunky if you don't have anything in play or a critter you want to stay.
I diddn't know Grenzo, Havoc Raiser was a card. I'll have to look into getting one!