Skirk Prospector


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO 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
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG) Common
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins (EVG) Common
Onslaught (ONS) Common

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Skirk Prospector

Creature — Goblin

Sacrifice a Goblin: Add R to your mana pool.

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Skirk Prospector Discussion

goblinguiderevealpls on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

1 week ago

You need the infinite goblin combo! You already have 3/5 pieces you're just missing Lightning Crafter and Goblin Ringleader

how it works:

cast Goblin Recruiter and tutor in this order top to bottom

Goblin Warchief

Goblin Ringleader

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Lightning Crafter

Skirk Prospector

(Any other goblin you want to draw with ringleader here)

Play warchief and ringleader, drawing the last 3

Cast Kiki, then cast crafter, with the champion effect on the stack, tap kiki in response to make a token of crafter, champion kiki with the original crafter, and then champion crafter with its token, tap the crafter token for a Lightning Bolt sac the token to prospector, bringing in kiki jiki and crafter untapped, repeat this and you have infinite bolt damage and infinite


Nisoth on Full Automatic

2 weeks ago

So, I can't believe I didn't think of this years ago, but I just swapped out 2 Goblin Firestarters for 2 Skirk Prospectors. That gets me more consistent ramp, and I can sacrifice the Skirk Prospectors at any time.

goblinguiderevealpls on Wort's Goblinstorm!

4 weeks ago

You need less ramp and more creatures, token doublers/spawners, protection, damage spells and utility artifacts and enchantments, you have too much excess ramp and not nearly enough Comet Storm effects to use all this mana, theres several goblin and green token spawners available, and stuff like Mirari is infinitely better than pyro goggles in a deck that runs mostly stuff like Skyshroud Claim Chord of Calling, and Genesis Wave

Also it took me AGES to get my hands on one,but Food Chain is INSANE mana, turns tokens into mana and if you add Earthcraft every token becomes an Arbor Elf slash Skirk Prospector, and you can cast stuff like Mogg War Marshal and exile it for 3 mana plus the token mana and tap all 3 so you ramp like 6 mana off a 2 drop and get Impact Tremors triggers out of it.

Also, you can get infinite mana AND tokens, and potentially damage, via Mana Echoes and Goblin Warrens with a Parallel Lives in play

goblinguiderevealpls on Wort's Goblinstorm!

4 weeks ago

Hey there,

First off, you need a game plan other than ramp, this seems a little clunky you're missing a lot of packages like Birthing Pod, Isochron Scepter and Goblin Recruiter

I have a tuned list that explodes SUPER fast out of nowhere can do infinite or hundreds of finite damage, its kind of a token/spell hybrid

My competitive wort list

Its not exactly budget but im not missing anything from the deck, if you want to know what a tuned and compeleted list looks like, give it a look and vote if you get any good ideas from it :) +1 for goblin edh

There's an infinite combo package you really should have in here thats not pricy

Goblin Recruiter fetching in this order top to bottom

Goblin Ringleader

Goblin Warchief

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Lightning Crafter

Skirk Prospector

Tutor and draw said goblins,

Make a token of crafter with kiki, champion kiki with the token, bolt something, sac the token to prospecter bringing in kiki untaps, repeat for infinite damage :D

King_of_Swords on Zada Bing, Zada Boom

1 month ago

Some cards I think of right off the top of my head for this from playing against a sorta-similar thing:Ruby MedallionSkirk ProspectorBattle HymnBrightstone RitualChaotic StrikeExpediteBreath of FuryPast in Flames

AlmightyTentacle on Fire From Olympus: Purphoros EDH

1 month ago


Chandra, Flamecaller - you are so persistent mate that I will think about adding it in, just need to buy myself one and test it out.


I supose you broke the sequence somewhere so pity to say but you are damned to run first step over and over again! ;-P


Firecat Blitz - I try to avoid using non goblin token producers cuz they doesnt work with Skirk Prospector. Plus Tempt with Vengeance is plain better it cost less, tokens doesnt remove from the game at end of turn that gives us more opportunities to sacrifice them by Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar or Shivan Harvest.

Odysseus_97 on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

2 months ago

No problem, i dont mind at all you just put it in, by the way i really like your primer, good job. Love that you included the Lore about the god :D

I will keep posting combos, im in shock that those triggers can make so many different infinite combos. You propably saw it, but i just realised that if The Scarab God drains each of your opponents for 10 life, you dont only get 10 life off Exquisite Blood, you get 30 :O

I see your point of it as a combo piece, although i have not seen a card in a long time that makes so many possible combos, so it might be justifiable, since it also powers both your winconditions mill and lifedrain.

Its though to see if it will be good as a mana generator alone in this deck, it depends on the amount of tokens you produce and zombies you can do without.

Have not played the Scarab God deck yet, and do not own a Phyrexian Altar either, but might buy it. Although i have tried a similar combo in my Krenko, Mob Boss commander deck with Skirk Prospector as a budget Phyrexian Altar (If you want to see that deck, it is on my account called Krenko's Army). I can say that it's very good, it is included in many of my infinite combos, and it is actually really good as a mana generator. Have been able to sacrifice enough tokens to play cards for a total of 12 mana and then go infinite.

Krenko makes more tokens than this deck will produce, but it will still be sweet to sacrifice one minor important creature or token to get that one mana needed to cast an important card, maybe Overseer of the Damned right before combat, and in the following combat phase, it will most likely make up for that lost token. A good outcome of this as a mana source could be to have one untapped Island and a [Counterspell] in hand, then sacrifice a single zombie token to be able to cast that to maybe counter a boardwipe.

But maybe your meta would allow the same rule as mine, if we want to use a card but it is very expensive, we are allowed to proxy it and see how well it works in our deck and then decide to buy one or not. Actually we allow all proxies since we want to spend time playing magic, not working overtime to afford those cards. But we allow all proxies except for the overpowered cards like original dual lands and such, since you will never really go out and buy those cards.

And thanks, you too. Have been using some of the feedback you have gotten to cut cards off my own The Scarab God EDH deck and combos, so just posting stuff i found out myself :)

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