Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins (DDT) Common
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins (EVG) Common
Lorwyn (LRW) Common

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Tribal Instant — Goblin

Tarfire deals 2 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

Tarfire Discussion

Orkboss on Unified Pauper Upper Class Gobbins

2 weeks ago

I like the Idea, even brewed a little bit with that myself. Here are the problems I encountered and see in your brew of goblins in general, desregarding the "aristocrats" theme. I will comment on that further down:

  1. Electrickery is the first card sideborded against this, and in your brew, there are no creatures to survive it. It gets especially annoying, if our opponent casts it in response to a Goblin War Strike . Not quite as devastating but still annoying are cards like Nausea or Shrivel . This is one of the main reasons, most goblin decks run some numbers of Goblin Cohort or Mogg Conscripts (next to the fact, that a 2/2 for is pretty ok).

  2. How reliable is Kuldotha Rebirth , with just 8 targets? Especially, since you might need great furnace to sacrifice to fireblast.

  3. What do you need Goblin Matron for? She is normaly used to get a specific answer to whatever is needed. Is there any goblin that is worth it to tutor out on turn 3 or later as an speciic answer to a bord state? the only one that comes to mind is Sparksmith , to get rid of a blocker, like an angler. However, you only have one matron in the deck anyway, for mostly your only target, sparksmith. Either slow down the deck and run more targets like Goblin General , Tarfire , Goblin Lookout or Goblin Bushwhacker , or cut her.

  4. How reliable is fling? You mostly will be able to fling either foundry street or a sledder pumped creature. However, both require specific circumstances, either to play a lot of cards from hand and still having mana and fling in hand, or a big bord, fling in hand and sledder on field.

Now, for your basic Idea.

If you want to make a lot of tokens, you need a consistant payof. Goblin war strike is one, but, only one. The aristocrats theme is hard, if the only sacrifice outlet and benefit are 4 copies of goblin sledder. I don't have a definite solution for this, just some ideas. One is to forget about sacrificing your tokens and include cards like Goblin Bushwhacker or even Goblin War Party and go full on a go wide and pump your team strategy.

The other is to go in a goblin storm direction, as seen in this youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYE5gnDl1ZE&t=902s

I hope I could help.

Pheardemons on Hallow Goyf

1 month ago

I think you're trying to do too much with the deck. You are half Hollow One , half Loam . I think you should double down on one of them. Honestly, Tarmogoyf seems almost completely irrelevant here as well. I understand the tribal/instant reason for Tarfire , but Lightning Bolt is essentially strictly better.

What is the reason for Tectonic Reformation in the sideboard? What do you bring that in against?

simplebricks on Who Gave The Skirks Explosives?!?!!!

5 months ago

Goblin Recruiter , Goblin Matron , and maybe the Krenko look-alike Chancellor of the Forge can work.

I would run basic mountains as they are far cheaper. Tarfire also works well with the goblin tutors.

There are many jank.. I mean... Sweet budget goblins out there:

Tok-Tok, Volcano Born , Skirk Fire Marshal , Goblin Assassin , Volley Veteran ...

Go-wide goblin cards like Beetleback Chief and toke producers like Empty the Warrens would also work well with Krenko.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on RUG Delver (Pteramander)

5 months ago

I see the concern, but I honestly haven't had problems with that in testing.

This deck will have problems with graveyard hate; even Nihil Spellbomb and Relic of Progenitus hit it really hard. For that reason it is not practical in this meta.

Thought Scour supports all 3 of my creatures. Mishra's Bauble is just fine since it acts as a scry for flipping delver and it's a free cantrip, so it doesn't really hinder Pteramander.

Seal of Fire is probably getting too cute. A 2nd Tarfire is much better unless I draw both copies, which is very unlikely. After that swap I'll have 24 instants and sorceries, which is enough to flip delver consistently enough. Especially when I have 8 ways to scry.

Pteramander and Delver have very similar interests. And for Goyf, land comes for free and instant and sorcery work with Mander and Delver. The artifact synergizes with Delver and is blank to Mander. The tribal card is also an instant. I make to attempts at putting creatures in my graveyard aside from the occasional Thought Scour mill. I rely on Lightning Bolt to put a creature in my opponent's graveyard.

In all, there isn't very much tension between the cards.

coltron518 on No-W Death's Shadow

5 months ago

Lightning Bolt would be better than Tarfire

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