Skirk Prospector


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Common
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 to your mana pool.

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Skirk Prospector Discussion

multimedia on Mono Red Dragons (M19)

18 hours ago

Hey, if playing this deck until rotation than my advice is go with a midrange strategy not aggro. A midrange strategy can start with 3-4x Sarkhan, 4x Goblin Chainwhirler, 4x Glorybringer, 3x Demanding, 3x Chandra, Torch of Defiance and 4x Abrade. These are the best mono red cards for a Dragon strategy.

Sarkhan for Dragon ramp/loot ability. Chainwhirler to roadblock the battlefield/delay your opponent until you have a Dragon or Planeswalker. Glorybringer best mono red Dragon. Demanding another powerful five drop Dragon, but not as good as Glorybringer. Chandra amazing midrange red Planeswalker more Dragon ramp, but also removal and draw. Abrade most versatile two drop removal spell for red.

I like Skirk Prospector as one drop ramp for Sarkhan, Chandra and Dragons. Since Skirk can sac itself to make one red mana you can potentially get a turn two Sarkan or Chainwhirler or a turn three Chandra. Skirk is nice one drop ramp for Dragons even just getting a turn four Glorybringer because of Skirk is good. You can also sac Chainwhirler to make red mana, not that you ever want to do this, but it's an option. Later on in the game Skirk can be fine fodder to discard for Sarkhan's loot.

Magma Spray is a better main deck removal spell than Shock right now because of the popularity of Scrapheap Scrounger in aggro matchups and Champion of Wits in midrange matchups. Exiling these creatures is very helpful.

Consider this creature base:

  • 4x Skirk
  • 4x Chainwhirler
  • 4x Glorybringer
  • 3x Demanding
  • 2x Queen

Consider this other spells base:

  • 3-4x Sarkhan
  • 3x Chandra

  • 2x Hoard (more in the sideboard)

  • 4x Abrade
  • 3x Spray
  • 3x Spit
  • 1x Banefire (more in the sideboard)

  • 24 Mountains

The game plan in this example is turn one Skirk, turn two Sarkhan loot, turn three Glorybringer. Another one is turn two Abrade kill an opponent's creature, turn three Sarkhan loot, turn four Glorybringer. 4x each of Skirk, Sarkhan, Glorybringer and Abrade gives the consistency of getting these best lines of play. Another strong line of play in the example is turn two Abrade, turn three Chainwhirler, turn four Chandra, turn five any Dragon.

If this advice is helpful I can continue with more advice about the sideboard. Would you like more advice?

multimedia on Sarkhan’s Dragons

4 days ago

Hey, nice budget post rotation Dragon deck.

Consider Verix Bladewing? It's a mono red four drop Dragon. Consider Skirk Prospector? One drop Goblin it can be early game play to support Dragons or potentially turn two Sarkhan. Prospector can sac itself to make one red mana for ramp to play a Dragon or Sarkhan faster. Later on when you don't need it, it can be fodder to discard to Sarkhan's loot ability.

Consider this creature base:

  • 4x Prospector
  • 3x Egg
  • 3x Verix
  • 4x Demanding
  • 3x Queen

Consider this other spells base:

  • 4x Sarkhan
  • 4x Hoard

  • 3x Shock
  • 4x Strike
  • 3x Spit

  • 23x Mountains

Helm, Rift and Sparktongue can be sideboard cards, but you honestly don't really need any of them. Some good budget sideboard cards for red: Fight with Fire (kill bigger creatures, other fliers), Banefire (for control matchups, kill a Planeswalker), Fiery Cannonade (wreck tokens or weenie aggro), Act of Treason (steal your opponent's big creature or flier and attack with it), Smelt (instant artifact removal), Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip (more repeatable draw for midrange and control matchups).

Consider this sideboard:

  • 3x Fire
  • 2x Banefire
  • 3x Cannonade
  • 2x Smelt
  • 2x Cannons
  • 1x Act

  • 2x empty spots

qwertyking on Seek and destroy

1 week ago

Is this deck casual or competitive? I would definitely clarify that in the description.

Anyways, I would have to agree with the other commentors on the fact that the deck seems very inconsistent with all the one/two ofs, I would try to make the deck more concise.

If you want to make the deck more goblin related, I would get some more Goblin Warchiefs, Goblin Trashmasters, Skirk Prospectors, Goblin Instigators, and Fanatical Firebrands. Good luck with the deck though!

MurderForBrunch on Unblue Unblockable

2 weeks ago

Hi! It looks like a cool idea. Although I would probably suggest to go even deeper in the unblockable sinergies. I think I would add stuff like Blossoming Defense to protect your creatures from removal, and increase damage, and also maybe Titanic Growth to pump even more. Also, other great stuff to consider could be See Red for example.

On the other hand, I think I would cut the Tilonalli's Skinshifter. The greatest downside of that card is that it only copies a base version of the creatures, with no aura or equipment effects, and it's a 0/1 in your opponent's turn. Something like Goblin Chainwhirler kills it, and even Fungal Infection kills it! haha

Finally, although I like Skirk Prospector I don't think this deck is taking all the profit it has. I think a couple more Llanowar Elves would be better, or maybe even Draconic Disciple which is a pretty good mana sink in the late game.

Anyway, those are my comments. In general I would say is a cool deck idea, have fun brewing! :D

FlintSR on Dragon Stompy

3 weeks ago

I understand the Skirk Prospector for ramp, but aren't there better options? He seems like for a 4x it really doesnt do a whole ton, gonna look for other options

FastIsFaster on R/b/u dragons part deux

4 weeks ago

Not sure what you V1 looked like or if this is a direction you want to take the deck in, but I have explored Skirk Prospector with a fair degree of success. Being able to drop something like Verix Bladewing, Glorybringer, or Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip early is a big play. Perhaps instead of Heart of Kiran, maybe Aethersphere Harvester, since it still gives you an artifact to trigger Unlicensed Disintegration and can be crewed by something like Prospector if you try/include it.

liljramos88 on Here There Be Dragons

1 month ago

I am also working on a dragon deck. Have you tried The First Eruption and Skirk Prospector to help Ramp.

Hey check out my deck Dragon’s Fire (Temur Dragons)

liljramos88 on Here There Be Dragons

1 month ago

I am also working on a dragon deck. Have you tried The First Eruption and Skirk Prospector to help Ramp.

Hey check out my deck Dragon’s Fire (Temur Dragons)

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