Lightning Crafter


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Morningtide (MOR) Rare

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Lightning Crafter

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

goblinguiderevealpls on Goblin Commander Deck

6 days ago

Gamble is really good in the deck as well, esp on turn one when u have 7 in hand

for wizard or altar i would cut Relentless Assault, its good but it doesnt synergize well with the token strat

Purphoros, God of the Forge is an absolute beast in krenko, and theres an infinite Lightning Bolt combo that i dont see here, it involves Lightning Crafter + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to create a token of crafter and champion kiki, then sac the token to an outlet like Skirk Prospector to bring kiki in untapped and get infinite damage, etb and mana!

Gob-droid001 on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden

2 months ago

Hi there SamsWrath I have some suggestions since I also have a deck based around Grenzo, however I don't want to suggest too much since its clear you have given a lot of thought to how you want your deck to play.

  • Flayer of the Hatebound is one of the best combo cards with Grenzo since everything he summons has to go through the grave first
  • Lightning Crafter would be better than Spikeshot Elder here since he can form an infinite damage loop with Kiki-Jiki by championing him, then once you tap the token and sacrifice it Kiki-Jiki will come back fresh for another go
If you want more ideas for combos and to see what other directions your deck could be taken please take a look at mine I'd love to hear some suggestions!

Grenzo's Method of Madness

Commander / EDH Gob-droid001


Gob-droid001 on Goblin Rush

2 months ago

Hi there kmanz23 I love Goblin decks and am more than happy to make some suggestions:

  • Lightning Crafter can be used to create an infinite damage loop with Kiki-Jiki and Goblin Bombardment, you champion Kiki and sacrifice the crafter token after tapping it to deal damage, this will bring Kiki back - rinse and repeat
  • Goblin Sledder + Goblin Tunneler can instantly kill an opponent if you make sledder unblockable before making the sacrifice
  • Chancellor of the Forge is Krenko Jr for these kind of decks and can be copied by Kiki
  • Hellrider and Purphoros, God of the Forge can be used to burn opponents hard once you start spawning the horde

Hope these suggestions help, if you want more ideas please check out my deck

Grenzo's Method of Madness

Commander / EDH Gob-droid001


, I'd love to hear some feedback - did you know there is a thread in the forums for advertising Commander decks too?

Pal00ka on The Mob

3 months 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.



Threaten spells let you either steal a fattie or untap Krenko for another activation; Magewright's Stone more untapping.


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.

Force_of_Willb on Let's Pretend

5 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

Kamahl, Pit Fighter, Lightning Crafter - tap for lightning bolt

Mean suggestions that will make you lose friends

Beguiler of Wills, Infernal Denizen - Steal all opponents creatures

Cao Cao, Lord of Wei, Sadistic Hypnotist - Discard

Demonic Hordes, Dwarven Driller, Helldozer - land destruction

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Krenko, Mob Boss - create infinite tokens

Pili-Pala, Gilded Lotus, Khalni Gem, Pyramid of the Pantheon - infinate mana with one CMC untap method

cdyrdr on Krenkin' Out Infinite Goblins!

5 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!

xStormyx on The Bad and The Ugly Krenko Boss

6 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

Neotrup on Kiki-jiki, mirror breaker + lightning ...

6 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.

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