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Squee, Goblin Nabob
Legendary Creature — Goblin
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may return Squee, Goblin Nabob from your graveyard to your hand.
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Squee, Goblin Nabob Discussion
2 weeks ago
Hey Berryjon. First, I want to say that I love your content. Todays article was another great one. Second, the new Weatherlight vehicle was spoiled recently (https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/returning-home-2018-04-02) and with the story of Dominaria focusing around it, I was wondering if you could do an article on the story of the Weatherlight through the cards that represent it and the characters on it, like Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist, or everybodys favorite, Squee, Goblin Nabob.
4 weeks ago
First things first, Blood Moon fucks you up hard. Unless you have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in play, all your dual lands are mountains, making half of your deck unplayable. I would get rid of both cards and put in some standard lands.
Speaking of Lands, I think you will have consistency problems running only 22 Lands without some ramp mechanic. You wont have the time against a aggro based deck to get out your Demigod of Revenge combo or build up enough Rats.
Leechridden Swamp feels like its unnecessary as well. You dont need to steal life from your Opponent to win, especially because it may slow you down in the early game due to it coming into play tapped.
Bojuka Bog I would run as a sideboard card, not in my main deck, same reasoning as mentioned above.
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is a neat card, but I dont see how it benefits this deck more than adding another land to make your mana curve more consistent.
As for Olivia Voldaren, her effect is nice, but costs too much mana/takes to long to come in handy most of the time. Replace her with Mogis, God of Slaughter. Same mana cost, but the effect takes place immediatly plus your Demigod of Revenge makes it extremly easy to get to the devotion cost needed to activate him.
That's a lot of stuff, but that doesn't mean this deck is bad! Just a little inconsistent in my opinion.
Hope i could help :-)
So long and thanks for the fish
1 month ago
Nice take on the Hollow One deck (have a +1), but I have to ask why only 2 Leyline of the Void? Wouldn't you be better with 3x of it instead of the 1x Nihil Spellbomb? Or for that matter just use Nihil Spellbomb as your graveyard removal.
I run a version of this deck myself Zombie Hollow one, I've added a few cards to my maybe board from your list, including Grafted Wargear and figured I could return the favour with a few cards you might not have seen.
Traitor's Clutch, this grants Shadow, in terms of evasion there isn't much better.
Edge of Autumn, I've had this in my deck, then removed it... I'm not sure if it is worth including or not, but it is an interesting option.
2 months ago
Yet another option... Zombie Fest.
Discard Crawlers, Bloodghasts, Amalgams, Dread Wanderers, Darkblasts... basically anything with Dredge, Madness, Unearth, or some kind of self-recursion. Make lots of Zombie tokens.
Run it with Life from the Loam x4 + Squee, Goblin Nabob x4, also.
4 months ago
4 months ago
I feel like Squee, Goblin Nabob could make its way in here, but I'm not sure if it would actually make it better or just a little spicier. Me gusta
4 months ago
Hey, man. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Life was kind of a whirlwind for me, for a bit.
Anyway, I have messed around with this quite a bit, on the playtest feature (prior & latest versions). I'm curious how much playtime you've gotten with it, & what your findings have been.
I'm wondering if you're finding it to be a tad color-greedy, with double/triple black + double green + double white mana costs. I know I definitely had this problem at first. Opening hands without a fetch were usually rough... and I would pretty much fold to Blood Moon.
If you've had the same experience, I'd consider choosing a color to be your spalsh-color... probably white, in your case (I went with green)... then trim back your manabase, & cut the double-cost cards. In your case, looks like Gideon Trials only.
You've got 16 out of 24 potential white sources in your manabase. That's huge... I'd trim some. Maybe try more fetches, more Overgrown Tomb, & some Treetop Village. I'm curious if you find that Haunted Fengraf works well? I think I'd rather another manland, or another basic, in this slot.
Worm Harvest had always looked too slow to me, although admittedly I've never tried it. What do you think of it?
A while back, I found that Life from the Loam really wasn't doing much for me. I would never dredge for it. It was there for land recovery following Smallpox... but I didn't always need that. It was also there to combo with Raven's Crime, or CoBru, or to hold onto something good in my hand whilst Lili was out. Which was okay. I had cut Loams down to two... until I tried Zombie Infestation. This was a game-changer for me. Having an engine for Loam, I went back up to 4. Something to consider, maybe.
I'm considering investing more heavily in the Loam-discard cycle; possibly by adding a 4th Zombie Infestation, a 1-of Call the Bloodline, maybe even a Squee, Goblin Nabob for discarding. I have already tried Peace of Mind x1 mainboard. It's underwhelming, except v. Burn. Then it's gold.
But back to your build: I think Garruk Wildspeaker is fantastic. Have you considered adding Utopia Sprawls, & possibly another Death Cloud or two? Maybe a third Garruk, plus a Kitchen Finks or two to help stabilize? Or, if you'd rather, Wall of Roots or Sakura-Tribe Elder. Drop Loams back down to two. Then try to ramp for big Death Clouds. This is probably the direction I would try to go, if green were my number two + white was my splash.
If you have trouble with fast creature aggro, Bontu's Last Reckoning is fantastic. I've also considered trading out my remaining creatures (Bob) for sweepers. But my meta is just too fond of creature-light control; Snapcasters only, or Snaps/Quellers.
Anyway, there are a few of my thoughts... if you're still playing your AbzPox semi-frequently, I'd love to hear your findings, & hear how it's doing. Good matchups? Bad matchups? I could possibly recommend some silver bullets, if you'd like.
4 months ago
I would say that the rakdos list is somewhat weak Hellhole Flailer & Rakdos Cackler have strictly better versions, if you intend to use them as beaters (like Goblin Guide) - you could of course abuse them with something like Rage Forger, but in the end the deck just doesn't seem to have a clear plan, at least to me.
If you are willing to add some more recursive creatures like Gravecrawler (as black has plenty such options), you could build an aristocrats deck with 4x Viscera Seer + 2x other sacrifice outlet & 4x Blood Artist & 4x Zulaport Cutthroat
And then alter it slowly into the deck that was called "next level abzan".
In the maintime (due to the life leech) you can use spells like Imp's Mischief to protect your stuff - since without single target removal the deck is hard to deal with to say the least.
Maybe some number of Duress to combat both removal and planeswalkers.
...the options are endless.
(and there are nice mass reanimation spells, like Immortal Servitude)
However i would try to stay clear of Smallpox as it works best in WB planeswalker decks - and stuff like Liliana of the Veil is not cheap.
And you definietly should not play Pack Rat in such a build, as both compete for the same resources, cards in your hand.
The rat is best in Life from the Loam + Squee, Goblin Nabob builds - at least in my opinion, where its played alongside stuff like Zombie Infestation & Seismic Assault