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Skinbrand Goblin Discussion
2 weeks ago
Thanks to everyone for your comments and time. =)
@ Zur-En-Arrh: Nature's Claim is an excellent suggestion, I like that one a lot. As for Firespout, maybe, in the sideboard, but I'm not sure if there's room for burn in this deck. Lol, since nobody likes playing against infect decks, I don't get to playtest this deck as much as I'd like, but I'll put some thought into it. Also, I like the lands you suggested, when I get into "land-buying'mode" i'll definitely look for some of them.
@ klone13: Become Immense should work really well in conjuction with bloodrush, because of all the discarding. Also, Temur Battle Rage has found its way into the deck, so like Zur-En-Arrh said, I'll be combo-ing that with Become Immense soon.
@ jchudz: I've been considering dropping Skinbrand Goblin, and I could probably sideboard Triumph of the Hordes, since it's really a back-up strategy, to make room for Vines of Vastwood. Good advice, thanks.
1 month ago
Basically - if something instructs to "put a permanent onto the battlefield", like the reminder text on Ninjutsu or Unearth (example: Kathari Bomber) does, or even "discard this card", like Bloodrush (example: Skinbrand Goblin), then it won't be a spell at all and it won't be possible to counter it with a card that counter spells (like Boza said, there are some older cards that can counter abilities, although they are far less common. My favorite one is Squelch, because it has a funny name).
Conversely, some abilities (even abilities that work in a somewhat similar way) will directly say "You may cast this for its (blank) cost" - examples of abilites like that include Evoke (Mulldrifter) or Prowl (Auntie's Snitch). Those cards are still being cast, albeit for a different cost, and can be countered with counterspell-style cards.
Basically a good way to figure this out (on cards that have been printed somewhat recently, at least) is to look for the word "cast" in the reminder text of the effect you are trying to use. If it's not there, it's very unlikely you can point a Counterspell at it.
3 months ago
instead of Goblin Heelcutter, try Frenzied Goblin, it does the same thing for less mana. Also, run 4 Foundry Street Denizens, You should drop Ornithopter, Skinbrand Goblin, Valley Dasher, Guardians of Meletis, Goblin Roughrider, Pyrotechnics, Flurry of Horns, Lava Axe, Shrapnel Blast, Lightning Diadem, and Font of Ire. Instead add 2x Searing Blood, 2x Magma Jet, 4x Hordeling Outburst, 2x Beetleback Chief, 2x Lightning Strike, 2x Collateral Damage, and 2x Goblin Slide. Good staring idea though!
3 months ago
Just to warn you Skinbrand Goblin is out of standard. Good luck, I'm a bi fan of mono red.
8 months ago
Additional stuff worth considering - Ghitu Encampment , Tormented Hero , Vampire Lacerator , Goblin Deathraiders , Goblin Wardriver , Keldon Marauders , Ruthless Cullblade , Spike Jester , Skinbrand Goblin , Varchild's War-Riders , Archetype of Aggression , Ashenmoor Gouger , Countryside Crusher , Goblin Rabblemaster , Lifebane Zombie , Moriok Replica , Obsidian Battle-Axe , Aysen Crusader , Beetleback Chief , Jeska, Warrior Adept , Ogre Battledriver , Paragon of Fierce Defiance and Paragon of Open Graves .
8 months ago
8 months ago
You need to round out the playset of Foundry Street Denizen . His synergy with Rabblemaster is just awesome. Also I've found that Ogre Battledriver goes great with Rabblemaster as well. Maybe swap 1x Purphoros for Battledriver to try him out? The only thing I don't like about him is you usually don't see production out of him until your next turn (but Purphoros is the same way), unless ofc Rabblemaster is already out then your token would get the buff right away. I also think Shrapnel Blast could come out, the potential for it to just sit in your hand is too high. I realize you can target your Kaboomist tokens, but it feels like too much work to do 5 damage. I feel that spot should be another creature like Skinbrand Goblin or Krenko's Enforcer . You've got enough burn going on with Stoke and Strike anyway. +1
1 year ago
I'm sensing a little hostility arising in this discussion, but there's no ill will in our recommendations; we are just coming from different perspectives built from our meta-games and experiences and trying to understand what this deck is.
I am seeing vigilance being a big part in your deck so I'm going to suggest Cerodon Yearling over Skinbrand Goblin since the goblin's bloodrush really only boosts your attacking power, and its bloodrush is somewhat lacking in my opinion.
There are a lot of highly regarded useful red/white cards like Boros Charm , Lightning Helix , Warleader's Helix as well as fun cards like Spark Trooper that we could suggest, that may or may not help your strategy.
We don't want to pick apart your brain, or try to make you conform to be just another Boros deck (the main importance is to enjoy the game) but we need a little more insight on things like: Opinions of Aurelia, the Warleader ? Do Pitchburn Devils feel worth the mana cost?
Anyways my main suggestion for right now is to cut down to 60-62 cards, I would personally throw out pitchburn devils and lose one set of the archetypes, but that's just me.