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Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins Common
Lorwyn Common

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Tribal Instant — Goblin

Tarfire deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

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Tarfire Discussion

Chasmolinker on Budget Jund

4 days ago

I would suggest Tarfire over Lightning Bolt as it enable delirium much faster.

kotten on Mardu Burn

6 days ago

Thylian1 What I ended up doing was adding in a Blood Crypt and taking Shock out and keeping Tarfire and adding one another Mountain and adding in two Rift Bolt

kotten on Mardu Burn

6 days ago

Thylian1 I get what you're saying but Shock and Tarfire being one drops for two damage is easy removal or quick damage to get lethal and so on so I keep them in since they're good burn cards. Hellspark Elemental is a card I fuck with because swinging for three with trample and haste is easy two or three damage depending on if they block, and it could kill off a creature the opponent has. Plus with it having the unearth ability, a lot of people with forget about and late game I could kill off a blocker and unearth it, swing for game potentially. I do like Rift Bolt I just haven't picked any up. Having 16 lands has played out just fine, as I've won games with only 3 or 4 mana, especially with have four fetch lands, if I need a basic, a Sacred Foundry or Godless Shrine I know I can get it.

Thylian1 on Mardu Burn

6 days ago

Shock and Tarfire are really bad for what you are trying to do. Add 4 rift bolt or more lands, 16 is NOT enough, even for burn. Also, might want to make some of the creatures 4 ofs, like Monastery Swiftspear, and cut cards that are less good like Hellspark Elemental.

javiergodas on Boom goes the goblin!

2 weeks ago

If you want to improve this, x4 Lightning Bolt is a must. I'ld switch that for Brimstone Volley.

I also suggest that instead of copying spells with Reverberate, you get x4 Goblin Grenade and deal the 10 damage directly instead of hoping you'll get to copy what you need.

Goblin Bushwhacker and Reckless Bushwhacker are goblins that can kill on the spot.

Tarfire or Rift Bolt can be great replacements for Galvanic Blast and Pillar of Flame.

Hellrider isn't a goblin, so I suggest removing him to avoid wasting tribal bonuses.

Here's my goblin deck, check it out:

Fanatic Goblins

lemons452922 on Junding them in Sultai

1 month ago

Jhed1 - The concerns there are real... i don't know about how i feel about fully giving up the card draw though... maybe switch out for Ancestral Vision (very slow though, and I'd rather turn 1 hand disrupt instead of ancestral) or Serum Visions (not the worst idea)... Maybe I'm just greedy on the Card Draw though...

Another possibility is to take a lily and make it Liliana, the Last Hope

... Wow... I need to RTFC...

APPLE01DOJ - Although Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip is one of the weakest cards in the deck, it still preforms the task of providing the threat of flipping. Yes, the abilities of the flipped version, aren't the best, but they defiantly can be relevant. And if it get's Fatal Pushed, great - one less Fatal Push for my Goyfs.

As far as Unbridled Growth goes, it is the ability to sac it that I value. Utopia Sprawl makes me have a fetch/shock, and is more for ramp than fixing. Yet another thing is that both Utopia, Abundant Growth, and Bitterblossom stays on the battle field, and doesn't help with the goyf once played.

When you say "without additional investment", should Death's Shadow not play Tarfire? Is Lightning Bolt better? Yes. Do they still give up the 1 point of damage for the additional card type? Yes. It does it's job, enters the graveyard, and grows your Goyf. Just like Goyf is synergistic with a few Artifacts/Enchantments that can be sacrificed when played, which are not very common, much less for a 1 mana, had a relevant "On the battle field" effect, and lets you draw a card.

I am always open to options though, so I will play-test with your ideas, and make changes needed. Thanks for the good conversation guys!

ExisPsycho on Swiftspear Stampede

1 month ago

What's your opinion on Tarfire? Shock that makes your Goyf bigger, sees some play in other Jund lists.

Scorprix on Saheeli Rai of Kaladesh

1 month ago

No problem man haha.

I don't really see how dawn charm helps you, but adding white seems completely fine. Adding a third color is easy to support, and gives you access to cards like Path to Exile and Lightning Helix. Helix isn't especially great in this meta, but Path to Exile is better than ever.

One card to consider (although very expensive) is Pact of Negation for the SB. Helps you beat Lightning Bolt and Tarfire.

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