Rummaging Goblin

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper Legal

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Magic 2015 Common
Magic 2013 Common

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Rummaging Goblin

Creature — Goblin Rogue

T, Discard a card: Draw a card.

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Rummaging Goblin Discussion

ComradeJim270 on Krenko 1st Draft

2 weeks ago

This is a good start and you have the foundation of a strong Krenko deck here. There's some changes we could make though.

Aside from adding a lot of fast mana (Chrome Mox, Mox Diamond, Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, Lotus Petal) I think some improvements could be made to your creature suite. Sensation Gorger is a bit of a trap. With only 20 goblins, he typically doesn't get to do anything reliably. Voracious Dragon is win-more, and Goblin King is not needed. Zealous Conscripts should be a Lightning Crafter, which also goes infinite with Kiki and one of your plentiful sac outlets and can be tutored for.

I found Thousand-Year Elixir and Illusionist's Bracers underwhelming. They can make lots of goblins, but you don't actually need very many to start going off. I cut these from my list a long time ago and have not missed them.

Hammer of Purphoros being an artifact is a bad thing; it's easier to remove. Replace with Fervor. I'd cut Impact Tremors and Boggart Shenanigans. They just don't do enough unless you're actually going off. Aggravated Assault and Breath of Fury are win-more in a Krenko list; I'd drop those as well. Throw in a Dragon Fodder. Mizzium Mortars is... well, not a good thing in a deck that's trying to go wide with tiny creatures.

From the Ashes should be either Blood Moon or Ruination.

I am personally not a fan of Goblin War Strike and similar effects. These at most kill one opponent and can be very clunky. They don't do anything until you have enough goblins to actually kill people.

I replaced Reforge the Soul with Godo, Bandit Warlord, which has been amazing.

Notable cards that are missing: Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Sensei's Divining Top, Inventors' Fair, Rummaging Goblin (draw and a goblin), Treasonous Ogre, Goblin Bushwhacker, Beetleback Chief (combo piece with Kiki!), Goblin Ringleader (makes Recruiter a million times better), Sparksmith (removal), Ancient Tomb, Cavern of Souls, Crystal Vein, Strip Mine, Wasteland, Hanweir Battlements, Mind Stone and Gamble. All of those cards are fantastic and will improve your deck. Please let me know if you're not clear on why.

warren667 on Burn it Down

1 month ago

In the description you said your main goal is to Burn the opponent down and creatures are just a backup plan. If this is truly the case here are a few suggestions.

Every deck with red has Lightning Bolt because it is the strongest common and you should consider investing in them.

-2 Assembled Alphas -1 Clear a Path +3 Guttersnipe gutter snipe is faster than the alphas in multiple ways and fits the flavor very well.

Searing Blaze, Lightning Storm, Magma Jet, Skullcrack, Shard Volleythese are all great cheap burn spells that can replace Weapon Surge, Tormenting Voice, Cathartic Reunion, Hijack Lava Axe, Lightning Talons Seismic Stomp, Talons of Falkenrath, Hammerhand

-2Speedway Fanatic -2 Scourge Wolf + 4Hellspark Elemental-2Rummaging Goblin -2 Dragon Hatchling + 4Keldon Marauders-2Ruinous Gremlin -2 Insolent Neonate +4 Spark Elemental

12 Creatures is plenty for a burn deck so any extras I didn't name can become burn spells.

With all of that said it looks like you are a actually pushing for a more creature dmg based deck with all of the combat tricks and enchants that you added in the original deck. If this is the case I would direct you to this deck for something to gain inspiration from https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/474720#online

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Everyone's Favorite Auntie

2 months ago

Suggest removing:

Footbottom Feast (Wort already returns Goblins to your hand every turn anyway)

Last-Ditch Effort (Goblin Bombardment does the job better)

Boggart Forager (his effect is kind of useless)

Kill-Suit Cultist (weak and situational removal)

Zo-Zu the Punisher (he doesn't really contribute to your game plan)

Horde of Boggarts (good card, but since this deck is multicolor, could be replaced with something stronger)

Goblin General (without ways to gain additional combat phases or create token copies of him, he's kind of weak)

Rummaging Goblin (bit expensive for a delayed effect, poor topdeck if your opponent removes it)

And either Beseech the Queen, Goblin War Cry, or Mob Justice.

RamaLama on Bring Back The Red Dead

4 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions, Derevian_Desciple.

I'm still mulling over some of your suggestions, but what jumps out at me is Goblin Matron, not so much to tutor for Rummaging Goblin because I think I still like Deal Broker better since I can draw first then discard, but being able to go grab Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker with the Matron would be pretty sweet. With all the printings at common and uncommon, I can't believe I don't have a copy, but that card will be added to my next order.

I also like the Mask of Memory suggestion. It's not a guaranteed draw/discard, but for one mana each equip, it'll give the opponent something to consider before just taking the damage.

I also like the sorcery cards you mentioned, but the dilemma is, as always, what am I going to take out in order to include any of this.

RamaLama on Bring Back The Red Dead

4 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions, Derevian_Desciple.

I'm still mulling over some of your suggestions, but what jumps out at me is Goblin Matron, not so much to tutor for Rummaging Goblin because I think I still like Deal Broker better since I can draw first then discard, but being able to go grab Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker with the Matron would be pretty sweet. With all the printings at common and uncommon, I can't believe I don't have a copy, but that card will be added to my next order.

I also like the Mask of Memory suggestion. It's not a guaranteed draw/discard, but for one mana each equip, it'll give the opponent something to consider before just taking the damage.

The Sorcery cards I'm not as sure of. There's not much in the way of card draw in this deck, which is usually needed if you play a lot of spells, but that's offset to a degree by the ability to refresh my hand occasionally. I'll need to give those cards a little more thought.

Anyway, thanks for the ideas.

Derevian_Desciple on Bring Back The Red Dead

4 months ago

If you want to be faster, I would run cards like Tormenting Voice, Wild Guess, Faithless Looting, and Cathartic Reunion. They all cost less than three mana, so you can start discarding swag into your grave for Feldon to interact with, not to mention Faithless Looting curves with Feldon activation on turn 4 AND can be used later in the game if you need a utility item.
I also like Mask of Memory as it is a draw two first then discard, can be played before Feldon, and only have an equip for 1.
I also like Rummaging Goblin more than Deal Broker if you put in a Goblin Matron. Goblin Matron not only finds Rummaging Goblin, but also finds all of your other sweet goblin etb dudes. You could also just run an Imperial Recruiter, but he is pricy.

GobboE on Bring Back The Red Dead

4 months ago

you are welcome... one last thing, if you seek additional draw/discard which seems the way you want to go (and it is a valid way): Rummaging Goblin

JohnnyBaggins on Pattern Recognition #6 - Card ...

4 months ago

I would like to point out that looting has long been a very blue ability. More recent examples are Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip and Zephyr Scribe.

The red version, that you actually introduced as in "discard, then draw" is called rummaging, named after Rummaging Goblin. It's a super common thing to find on Red cards, especially recently, e.g. Nahiri, the Harbinger, Insolent Neonate and in a way also Tormenting Voice.

The thing I'd like to point out about looting and rummaging is that they very nicely describe the colours way of planning ahead. While blue likes to look at their shit and think about it in a whole picture, red just goes "Yeah dude, whatever man, Ill just pitch this, I bet I'll find my shit." - and while that is simply worse than the first option, it's usually ceaper (With Jace admittedly being a bad example).

In either case, I loved your article, like all others you had before. They're pretty sweet.

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