Spikeshot Elder

Spikeshot Elder

Creature — Goblin Shaman

: Spikeshot Elder deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Rules Q&A

Spikeshot Elder Discussion

DrukenReaps on Should I Pretend This Or That?

8 months ago

DarkHero correct.

It works differently depending on what "reset" button you use. A reset button is required though because tree's ability will make Mairsil's toughness higher than 4. I'll also note at this point that it can be a convenient combo to go for since Buried Alive grabs all of it but it isn't the best one to go for.

If you use AEtherling as part of it then the combo is actually more complex than it needs to be. If you use Pack Rat as part of it then it becomes more mana but simpler and easier to do. I'll show that version below step by step.

Have Tree of Perdition + Spikeshot Elder + Pack Rat caged. Have Fervor in play.

Step 1: tap Mairsil to set target player to 4 life and Mairsil's toughness to that player's life total

Step 2: pay to do 4 damage to that player

Step 3: "reset" Mairsil by paying and discarding a card

This makes a copy of mairsil. Let the original Mairsil die. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until all opponents are dead.

DrukenReaps on Should I Pretend This Or That?

10 months ago

IMMG54 sorry I didn't see your comment earlier, for some reason I wasn't notified...

So first part of the combo is to cage Tree of Perdition , Spikeshot Elder , and a way to reset Mairsil like AEtherling .

At this point Spikeshot will read as : 4 damage to any target

Perdition will read as : set target player to 4 life

Start by Mairsil to set an opponent to 4 life then pay to do 4 damage to that player then pay to exile Mairsil until end of turn. When he returns he will be back to 4 toughness and you can do the same to the next opponent.

DrukenReaps on Strong Non-Infinite builds

1 year ago

Mairsil, the Pretender tends towards combos but some of them are more like wicked interactions and are not infinite.

Spikeshot Elder // Hateflayer + Tree of Perdition + a way to reset Mairsil's toughness like AEtherling , this allows you to kill 1 player each turn.

Laboratory Maniac + Mirror-Mad Phantasm , empty library with a caged mirror mad and win.

And using Pestilent Souleater or Vector Asp with AEtherling is sneakier than most people realize.

ScottyKnowsMTG on Hulk Inc.

1 year ago

Not running Spikeshot Elder in 2019


DrukenReaps on Favorite Voltron Commander and why?

1 year ago

I love Mairsil, the Pretender . He can be troublesome to get going because you really need to cage a flicker effect like AEtherling . Once that is out of the way though he turns into one of the hardest to kill commanders I've ever played or seen played. I usually don't kill people with commander damage like a normal voltron deck does but the option is there. Usually I combo off with him in some gross fashion like Tree of Perdition + Spikeshot Elder . Still I tend to think of the deck in a manner similar to voltron because of how commander reliant it is.

hkhssweiss on Krenko's Crazy Goblins!!!!!!

1 year ago

Heya CrazyChessPlayer,

Took a look over the list. Have a couple questions to ask first before I can offer you some cards you can consider!

  • What is your budget? How much are you willing to spend for a single card?
  • Is there any house rules you play by? Ex. No infinite combo, No land destruction, etc.
  • Aside from tribal theme, what deck direction do you want to go to? Aggro, combo, value?
  • Some cards right away I would add albeit is Goblin Matron , Spikeshot Elder , Goblin Sharpshooter , Dark-Dweller Oracle , Goblin Ringleader , and Thornbite Staff . Pretty much value cards that a core Krenko should have, you have most of the great Goblin cards needed. Looking forward to hearing your response!
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