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Creature — Goblin
Tap: Sparksmith deals X damage to target creature and X damage to you, where X is the number of Goblins in play.
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2 months ago
Sol Ring is not legal in 1v1 but is a must in multiplayer (the general commander format is 4-player free-for-all). Tappedout may tell you some of the following are illegal, but they're not
- Goblin Chainwhirler ,
- Lightning Bolt,
- Chain Reaction,
- Solemn Simulacrum,
- Blood Moon ,
- Braid of Fire ,
- Burn from Within ,
- Hour of Devastation,
- Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip,
- The First Eruption (also legal),
- Metallic Mimic,
- Adaptive Automaton
- Herald's Horn,
- Kindred Charge,
- Etali, Primal Storm (honorary goblin),
- Roar of the Crowd,
- Vanquisher's Banner,
- Commander's Sphere,
- Caterwauling Boggart,
- Gempalm Incinerator,
- Reckless One,
- Skirk Fire Marshal,
- Voracious Dragon (om nom nom),
2 months ago
Goblin Chainwhirler, Lightning Bolt, Chain Reaction, Solemn Simulacrum, Blood Moon, Braid of Fire, Burn from Within, Hour of Devastation, Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip, The First Eruption, Metallic Mimic, Adaptive AutomatonHerald's Horn, Sol Ring, Kindred Charge, Etali, Primal Storm (honorary goblin), Roar of the Crowd, Vanquisher's Banner, Commander's Sphere, Caterwauling Boggart, Gempalm Incinerator, Reckless One, Skirk Fire Marshal, Sparksmith, Voracious Dragon (om nom nom),
6 months ago
And maybe exchange the Goblin Arsonist for one of the classic Goblin Tribal commons. Goblin Bushwhacker, Goblin Sledder or Sparksmith.As far as I know Sparksmith is an important removal card for Golbins and Goblin Sledder protects half your board against "1 damage to each creature"-spells.Goblin Bushwhacker should be played at least in the Sideboard if your opponent sideboards enchantment removal in.
8 months ago
Grenzo, Dungeon Warden kind of seems like a slow gamble for the format.
Grenzo, Havoc Raiser is worth considering imo. I think 1x of him will start popping up in legacy decks.
I like and run 2x Ancient Tomb, but people who play gobs have mixed feelings about them.
Sparksmith used to be popular for larger removal, but he hurts like hell. Might save you against reanimator decks and the like since you get more than one use out of him, unlike Gempalm Incinerator.Looks like fun!
1 year ago
Love the concept so +1, although I do have some suggestions.
Having not played a ton of pauper, I don't know for sure. But if it is not banned, Goblin Grenade is obligatory. 5 damage to the face transcends almost every burn spell you can use in a deck like this.
The bushwhackers and war marshals should be at 4 count, as they are insanely good at ending games if you have a board full of goblins.
Goblin Sledder, Goblin Cohort, should be moved to being a 4-of, because if you aren't casting creatures, something went wrong and cards like Sledder make sure that no matter how your opponent blocks the damage hits.
Those are some suggestions, let me know if you need anymore help, especially if it;s for what to cut.
1 year ago
How do you like the deck so far? The Rancor + deathtouch interaction looks fun too; worth pointing out it in the description. Hope it plays well and you have fun with it!
More random thoughts - any cool first strike granters? Another color suggestion might be red for both first strike and natural pingers to go with Nightshade Peddler. Say Thornscape Apprentice for first strike and the almighty Sparksmith for pinging.
1 year 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.
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.