Rise of the Hobgoblins


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eventide (EVE) Rare

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Rise of the Hobgoblins


When Rise of the Hobgoblins enters the battlefield, you may pay (X). If you do, put X 1/1 red and white Goblin Soldier creature tokens into play.

(R/W): Red creatures and white creatures you control gain first strike until end of turn.

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Rise of the Hobgoblins Discussion

Alphamew17 on Mono White Prison Control

2 months ago

my_key Secure the Wastes is a one-time offer kind of thing, and provides no real benefits that Rise of the Hobgoblins doesn't already do. Besides, giving my angels first strike for one mana is pretty decent, the enchantment triggers multiple effects from other enchantments, and it adds to my devotion, producing more mana. The only thing it doesn't do is produce tokens at instant speed, but i feel the benefits outweigh the downsides

ShadowAblaze on Tajic - Soldier Tribal

3 months ago

Thanks, I will put in the Rise of the Hobgoblins but, Monastery Mentor will not be because of the price and the fact that it makes monks, not soldiers. Nonetheless, thanks Cicjose

ferdyvw on Goblin Spymaster suggestions

3 months ago

Hi, me and 5 other friends gave eachother 1 card that should be used while building a deck for casual, legacy, play. We will only be playing these decks in 6-person games.

So the card that i received leaves me lost for ideas. Goblin Spymaster

I'd appreciate some brainstorming and suggestions on a legacy deck with this guy in it.

I was thinking red/white with Ghostly Prison, Mirror Entity, Goblin Chieftain, Rise of the Hobgoblins. This way i can make them attack eachother (not me!) and try to overrun them while their creatures are tapped.

Completely different ideas are welcome.

Thanks a lot!

NWHOMeta on Gisela EDH (R/W)

4 months ago

Hey B,

I was looking into some other cards for you. Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit is a soldier and bolsters a creature, so that's nice. Benalish Commander has suspend and gives you tokens for each counter you take off. Brimaz, King of Oreskos is a 3/4 for 1WW that creates Cat Soldiers when attacking or blocking. You could also run Decree of Justice for the cycle effect. Knight-Captain of Eos can help you fog the battlefield. Militia's Pride adds tokens whenever your non-token creatures attack. Mobilization is a simple Soldier Generator. Precinct Captain is a 2/2 for WW with First Strike and creates tokens when they damage opponents. Rise of the Hobgoblins is a two cost enchantment where you can trigger an X cost for that many RW goblin SOLDIERS, which works with your theme, as well as paying RorW for your RW creatures to get First Strike. Twilight Drover could possibly help you out when loosing tokens, by making MORE tokens, though Flying Spirits.

Legion Loyalist is a 1 drop that will bolster your troops with First Strike, Trample, and your creatures can't be blocked by tokens if 2 or more creatures attack with it.

Feldon of the Third Path could help you with ETB effects if you have creatures in graveyard. Flamerush Rider can also help out doubling creatures that are attacking that also put tokens into play when they ETB.

All in all, I think that you could cut into some enchantments and artifacts some more to add more token generation and creatures, as what your deck really wants to do, as well as dropping your mana curve a bit more.


Quatrero26 on Opponents Bow To The Honored One & His Token Army

6 months ago

@Ocheyo I understand about Primal Vigor and Mass Hysteria helping others. But that only happens rarely and I still get the greater benefit. It allows me to easily drop 5 tokens which turns into 10 tokens, and they all swing for 30 damage with cheap haste. Urabrask the Hidden is to slow. Naturally I would only cast Mass Hysteria when it is most advantageous to me.

Rise of the Hobgoblins is not there for first strike, that is a bonus. It is a decent spell for flooding the board with tokens. At 7 mana I get 5 tokens potentially doubled and potentially with haste. I will look into Tempt with Vengeance. Seems decent, but it goes against your previous comment about Primal Vigor and not wanting to help people.

@kykymonster Warstorm is way to slow and does very minimum damage. Purphoros, God of the Forge is much cheaper and hits every opponent instead of just one as well as it does more damage overall.

Thanks for the great suggestions !!

Ocheyo on Opponents Bow To The Honored One & His Token Army

6 months ago

I personally would pull Primal Vigor and Mass Hysteria first, since I don't like to run cards that help everyone outside of group hug or decks trying to leverage politics. Urabrask the Hidden is a good option for giving the whole team haste.

I am also not a fan of Rise of the Hobgoblins, Tempt with Vengeance is a good one off for tokens, especially if Purphoros, God of the Forge or Champion of Lambholt is in play, and I feel that first strike is more of a non-factor.

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