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Creature — Goblin Avatar
Reckless One's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Goblins on the battlefield.
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Reckless One Discussion
2 days ago
Cards I'd cut:
Caged Sun - It's over the curve of the deck
Helm of the Host - Not really needed
Slate of Ancestry - No reliquary tower
Stoneforge Masterwork - Not needed
Sword of the Paruns - Not needed / doesn't help the deck
Goblin Warrens - Not worth it
In the Web of War - Shared animosity is in your build, good.
Mass Hysteria - Fevor and Hammer are fine
Rise of the Hobgoblins - Nope
Kyren Negotiations - Not worth it
Burn at the Stake - Not worth it, need to lower your curve
Descent of the Dragons - Lower your curve
Chancellor of the Forge - Depends on how much you like this.. otherwise, lower your curve
As for what I'd add...
Chaos Warp - Red has little enchantment removal, this gets around that. Can also target one of your goblins for free stuff
Beetleback Chief - Value
Blood Moon - Shuts down strip mine and other annoying lands
Goblin Piledriver - THIS is goblins
Imperial Recruiter - Value
Legion Loyalist - Trample
Ogre Battledriver - Value, haste +2/+0
Reckless One - Value when you have board state
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - Value
Ancient Tomb - T2 Krenko
There's a ton of new goblins in M19, keep an eye out. I've got a Krenko build too if you want to check it out. Hope this helped you out.
2 weeks ago
Hey Nick it's Owen!
Love the look of the deck so far- I can tell you've put a lot of work into designing it and it really shows, dude. As a first deck, this is definitely a helluva lot better than the first deck I ever made on my own. I do however want to give you a heads up about some things that you may want to change after playing the deck some- I figured giving some feedback on the list itself now might help you with maintaining a direction once you start experimenting with switching out cards!
If you check out your mana curve, you'll see that there's a heavy leaning towards 3 cost spells in your deck- this is good! The lower the Avg. CMC is on a decklist, the better. This means you'll be able to play more of your deck before other players- in an aggro build you don't want to get to the point that you are hard casting Kozelik because you want to win before then (I know he's in for the graveyard shuffle but I just used him for example because of his high cost). I will point out though that you've still got a heavy leaning on the mana heavier side of 3 which brings your Avg. CMC to 3.59 with around 5 cards that cost 7 CMC and then reaching up to 10 with Kozelik. Because of this- you're going to need more ramp than you currently have in the deck. Solemn Simulacrum and Burnished Hart aren't the kind of ramp you want here simply because they are expensive mana-wise and will only fetch you lands (these are good in multi colored decks because you're trying to fix your board to have all the colors you need). In mono colored decks the best ramp is cheap colorless mana rocks because they'll ramp you hella fast and you don't necessarily need the extra color. I highly recommend placing in Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, Wayfarer's Bauble, and Coldsteel Heart. You'll be overtaking Matt in mana at that rate, especially since you can play all of those pieces of ramp before dropping a Simulacrum or Burnished Hart, or especially a Caged Sun which costs 6 and normally leads to an endgame strategy like paying for Aggravated Assault.
Second, I'd actually recommend running less lands- in fact you can replace some of those lands with the colorless ramp I mentioned before. Lands aren't needed as heavily in mono color as multi color, so it can be safe to run as few as 32 or 33 and the deck still work very efficiently.
The cards you've got in here are fantastic and I can't wait to see them in action, but when you're looking for more cards in the future I have these highly recommended here for ya:
Brightstone Ritual - With this you can very easily kill the entire board paired with Aggravated Assault or Bonfire of the Damned.
Mob Justice - Another fantastic wincon that can be used to either close out a game or really drive down someone's health.
Magewright's Stone - This one is brutally good for untapping Krenko
Reckless One - big boi real fast
Goblin Chirurgeon - This one is just so brutally good. Every goblin krenko makes suddenly becomes a flesh shield to keep him from dying.
Anywho- these are just my recommendations to take with a grain of salt! The deck really does look great and I'm very much looking forward to seeing your goblin swarm in action. Well done, my dude.
Ya boi, Owen
1 month ago
Sol Ring is not legal in 1v1 but is a must in multiplayer (the general commander format is 4-player free-for-all). Tappedout may tell you some of the following are illegal, but they're not
- Goblin Chainwhirler ,
- Lightning Bolt,
- Chain Reaction,
- Solemn Simulacrum,
- Blood Moon ,
- Braid of Fire ,
- Burn from Within ,
- Hour of Devastation,
- Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip,
- The First Eruption (also legal),
- Metallic Mimic,
- Adaptive Automaton
- Herald's Horn,
- Kindred Charge,
- Etali, Primal Storm (honorary goblin),
- Roar of the Crowd,
- Vanquisher's Banner,
- Commander's Sphere,
- Caterwauling Boggart,
- Gempalm Incinerator,
- Reckless One,
- Skirk Fire Marshal,
- Voracious Dragon (om nom nom),
1 month ago
Goblin Chainwhirler, Lightning Bolt, Chain Reaction, Solemn Simulacrum, Blood Moon, Braid of Fire, Burn from Within, Hour of Devastation, Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip, The First Eruption, Metallic Mimic, Adaptive AutomatonHerald's Horn, Sol Ring, Kindred Charge, Etali, Primal Storm (honorary goblin), Roar of the Crowd, Vanquisher's Banner, Commander's Sphere, Caterwauling Boggart, Gempalm Incinerator, Reckless One, Skirk Fire Marshal, Sparksmith, Voracious Dragon (om nom nom),
4 months ago
Jimmy_Chinchila: Thanks Jimmy!
I will go through the suggestions one by one, but most of the answers are because of CMC.
Mutavault - I run very, very few non-basic lands because part of the deck is trying to punish the decks that run a lot of them. Even when I ran 20 nonbasic lands I ran into a lot of problems with not having enough mountains to sacrifice to Ib, which also makes it hard to cast a Price of Progress without killing myself, you get a lot of bad interactions with Blood Moon and Blood Sun, and I just can't capitalize on an extra 2/2, it just makes it a land that is easier to hit with spot removal.
Metallic Mimic - While it wouldn't be a bad card at all, I try really hard to keep my Goblins under 2/2 as much as possible, so that I can take advantage of Raid Bombardment and Shared Animosity at the same time. Also, the bigger the individual Goblins get, the closer they are to doing reduced damage when blocked if they are above a 4/4, or not being blocked at all which makes it harder for me to use a lot of the blocking tricks that I have. You also look like less of a threat (temporarily) when you only have a table full of 1/1's.
Stoneforge Masterwork - I had this in the deck at one point, but it has the same problem that Reckless One and Battle Squadron have, that they might be a 40/40, but if they are blocked when Ib is out they only do 4 damage. It is a pretty good form of protection to put on Ib himself, but I would rather give him hexproof or shroud instead. I can do a fair bit of toughness buffing with Goblin Sledder when needed.
Obelisk of Urd - Same as Mutavault, I don't really want to buff the individual Goblins up. The Convoke is a great selling point though, so this could be a meta choice for someone building the deck.
Door of Destinies - This card is great if two things happens: You get it down early, and you actually cast a lot of your creatures. I've never gotten this card down early in my other tribal decks, and it has no impact if you draw it late game. I would look more towards Coat of Arms and waiting as long as possible to play it, so that it has a profound effect the instant it gets played, instead of just speeding up the whole game if other tribal decks are at the table. Second, I don't cast more than two or three Goblins per game on average, so that would be a lot of work for a little buff. That's why I only have kind of a bare bones of either Goblin token generators, or utility Goblins, so no matter what I draw into I can build something out of it. It's why I don't have any Goblins that I actually attack with, outside of Goblin Lackey and Warren Instigator, the rest are mostly meant to sit there and provide a buff or a combat tweak. I have a few friends that play tribal decks with Door and have a lot of success with it, it's just never performed that well for me.
Caged Sun - I don't need the mana doubler for anything (I always have extra, it's cards in hand that I need), so I would be paying the 6 CMC only for the +1/+1. Definitely a tribal staple, but I have a hard time with anything over 4 mana when I am trying to keep the Average CMC of the deck as low as possible to help make rebuilding after a wipe a lot faster.
Swiftfoot Boots - I've actually been thinking about this for a little more targetted haste, and protection for Ib/Krenko/King/Warchief/Feldon etc...Adding this to the sideboard until I can find a spot for it.
Elixir of Immortality - While mono-red definitely suffers from lack of recursion, I haven't been able to get Elixir to work how I wanted. I generally spend all game trying to get all of my lands out of my library, so that I am only drawing into spells or creatures, but if I sacrifice a bunch of lands and then sac the Elixir, I'll be drawing a bunch of lands late game, which would be like starting the game over for me, but no one else at the table. I do want to see if I can play around it on purpose though (like how I use Surveyor's Scope to great effect now), and not just use it as an Emergency Button, in which case I would put it in place of Feldon of the Third Path because that is the job he is trying to do, but has a hard time with.
Thanks a lot for your suggestions!
4 months ago
4 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!
5 months ago
Tickerd-off-Goblin you sir, are a phony. i know how to control goblins in any situation. yes we use low costing artifacts to upgrade our smaller troops and we just end up using them for fodder anyway. but using our life total as a resource is dipping into black territory. only a mad man dips goblins in black since there are like 2 or 3 black goblins. we are a proud red race. when we aren't chucking our troops at big creatures or overwhelming our enemies with over 100 goblins we are setting crap on fire. it's what we do. but just because we are red does not mean we are reckless. looks at Reckless One we must learn to defend ourselves if our plans fail. i know it's not the way of the goblin but if Daretti is smart enough to create a factory and a large army we are smart enough to hold off on attacking until we have a plan aside from swarming or burning.