Skirk Prospector


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena 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
Oathbreaker 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.

Skirk Prospector Discussion

Hissp on Anje Filter

1 week ago

I found a few others (I built my own list to fish with).

Have you tested stacking the untap triggers with wheel effects and/or Necropotence . Necro seems like one of the strongest cards in the deck, as you can win during the cleanup step with B open into Dark Ritual .

Restless Dreams is a must-include. You can also stack untap triggers discarding other madness cards. It's often better than Shadow of the Grave .

I put Cabal Ritual , Rain of Filth , and Mox Amber in my list. It's a judgement call how deep into "more rituals" you wanna dive but in trying to filter-storm off I found myself often wishing for mana more than any other resource.

Bone Miser feels like HUGE value. He turns filtering into unstoppable advantage. I also threw in Reanimate for him but that might be incorrect. Maybe Skirge Familiar would also be a good include for similar reasons.

Phantasmagorian is a cute way to untap Anje for free (which might make or break comboing off)

Shadowblood Ridge gives you T1 Anje potential with Mana Crypt .

Also don't forget the newly printed Archfiend of Spite!

I cut the Dualcaster/Twinflame combo. I'm not sure how often you're leaning on that but those cards are dead outside the main combo.

I'd also cut Jeweled Amulet , as it's dead outside the combo turn. I'd think about adding the almost-as-good Skirk Prospector if you're finding me wrong about that.

stensiagamekeeper on Looking for a combo piece

1 month ago

I'm looking for a way to endlessly loop Universal Automaton . Came across the idea while brewing modern goblins and noticed between Frogtosser Banneret , Skirk Prospector , Pashalik Mons , Goblin Matron etc. there might be a way to do this without running too many cards that aren't already ok in the archetype.

Long story short I'm after cards that allow me to cast Universal Automaton from the grave as many times as i want on the same turn (e.g. Haakon, Stromgald Scourge , Liliana, Untouched By Death ). The thing is they could be for any creature type, for creatures or artifacts and in virtually any color.

There are a bunch of directions i could go with this so I don't have a list yet. I really only just need the "cast from the grave piece". thx in advance :)

hungry000 on

1 month ago

I would cut Knucklebone Witch or Skirk Prospector rather than any Warren Instigators.

Ahcujkak on Mono Red Aggro Goblins

1 month ago

Maybe you can change the Torch Courier for two copies of Skirk Prospector for mana fuel and two copies of Vanquisher's Banner for card draw

Beeksie on

1 month ago

JKRice, GwupitSenpai Goblin Storm (aka Dirty Kitty) has traditionally used Fecundity for card advantage, which can lead to the player drawing nearly the whole deck when it goes off with Skirk Prospector and ideally Mogg War Marshal . In past iterations, Dirty Kitty always lacked a way to quickly and consistently assembly the engine, and it folds pretty hard to removal or early hand disruption.

In a goblin deck focused around sacrifice, I could see Fecundity being useful. However, it gives opponents the same effect, which means it could be used against you if your deck isn’t optimized to abuse it.

GwupitSenpai on

2 months ago

Faithless Looting and Grim Haruspex come to mind but like I pointed out I feel Skirk Prospector is for an entirely different deck. I mainly want to play this control/midrange style.

GwupitSenpai on

2 months ago

Thanks for chipping in some info JKRice! So I've actually debated multiple times on the idea of Skirk Prospector in the deck, and while I think that it's a very good card and definitely has a place in a goblins deck in modern, I don't think it's this deck. I feel it's more of a card that would be run in a BR goblin storm build with other cards like Frogtosser Banneret and Goblin Warchief as your cost reducers and cards like Mogg War Marshal , Goblin Instigator , Sling-Gang Lieutenant , and Siege-Gang Commander as pseudo rituals and killing your opponent with Pashalik Mons or Impact Tremors . That being said I do agree that lowering the curve would help. I'm thinking about dropping one Sling-Gang Lieutenant and Goblin Ringleader each and adding in a Stingscourger and Goblin Cratermaker . I also haven't had a chance to play Goblin Trashmaster yet so I don't know if it's on the chopping block yet. But I'll be very conscious of how it plays while testing.

JKRice on

2 months ago

You’ve got too many high cost cards, especially for a modern aether vial deck. Having 4 cmc cards means you might have consistency later but you don’t have as much aggro. On turn four you should be dropping two creatures. I would cat cut all of the four cost cards (except for some ringleaders) so it would look something like this:

-1 trashmaster, +1 cratermaker

-2 siege gang leiutenant, +2 pashalik mons

-1 ringleader, +1 matron

I would also take out another ringleader and the unearths for any of the following:

Some Goblin Grenade s

Some Mogg War Marshal s

4x Skirk Prospector

Then again I have no idea how legacy works, so this is my take from a solely modern perspective

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Skirk Prospector occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.54%

Rakdos: 0.18%


All decks: 0.04%


All decks: 0.06%