Tuktuk the Explorer
Legendary Creature — Goblin
When Tuktuk the Explorer is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, put a legendary 5/5 colorless Goblin Golem artifact creature token named Tuktuk the Returned onto the battlefield.
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Tuktuk the Explorer Discussion
1 week ago
I'm going to suggest you change this completely, here it goes! :)
But a weakness is many do not untap...but wait! Artifacts like Magewright's Stone, Voltaic Construct, Thousand-Year Elixir, Clock of Omens, Voltaic Key, etc. do just that. More fun though can be had with Threaten effects that you can use either on opponents' stuff or to untap your own. Interactive decks few!
And there's lots of fun utility golems to abuse. Ancestral Statue can bounce a big guy who attacked and just recast cheaply due to Rakdos' ability. Solemn Simulacrum is a staple. Beast of Burden takes advantage of token decks. Glass Golem's art looks wicked ;). Precursor Golem can add in some 1-shot draw spells like Crimson Wisps to draw a ton if lucky. Sundering Titan for fun control.
Feldon of the Third Path, Daretti, Scrap Servant, Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient, Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer, Tuktuk the Explorer, and Urabrask the Hidden are all legendaries that play nicely with a theme like this I think.
So keep your burn/damage to activate Rakdos' ability, add some haste enabler like Fervor so your golems can attack upon entering, include fun enchantments like Blood Mist, Flameshadow Conjuring, and Mana Echoes.
1 week ago
As neat of a card as AEther Membrane is, I say sideboard it for a playset of Exquisite Firecraft. This lets you hose combo/control decks that run very little creatures as it can't be countered under a normal situation in this deck. Cut Tuktuk the Explorer, every deck in modern can kill or even exile his first form, the 5/5 that results isn't much of a payoff from turn 3. I say in place of him and two copies of Chandra's Phoenix run a playset of Spark Elemental. He is a Lightning Bolt slapped onto a creature. Since you're going on a mixed creature build of a burn deck Monastery Swiftspear is a powerful staple of burn decks that can get out of control. Brute Force optionally can be replaced with Titan's Strength for card advantage. Temur Battle Rage or Assault Strobe can combo with monastery swiftspear to pull off some turn 3-4 kills.
3 weeks ago
Tuktuk the Explorer is a good option for playing against mass removal.
3 weeks ago
Why no Tuktuk the Explorer? Surely including him in the deck and having Zada destroy his artifact token would get you the flavor win?
1 month ago
Okay, so I realize you have a ton of goblin-centric synergies in addition to your Purphoros plays, so I'm about to unload a bunch of stuff that works as infinite ETB effects and just let you look over them. I've never piloted a Purph/goblin deck even so I'm not about to know where to cut unless you drop all aggro for full combo plays (which I again state I wouldn't know if that is better or even what you're wanting). Anyway. The list of possibilities as follows:
+ and any creature that creates one or more creatures when it enters or dies.Suggested options not already in your build include Pia Nalaar (for her low cost), Tuktuk the Explorer (same reason), or alternatively Su-Chi. Some of these can work with token creation on death due to the triggers going on the stack at once. By sacking the creature for mana 2 mana, you then stack the triggers to get the token that you can also sac for mana in response to the mantle trigger, thus having 4 mana to revive the first creature.
Mana Echoes does have an infinite loop with Goblin Warren and Phyrexian Altar (yes I get you aren't using it but Skirk Prospector will do the same thing). The Echoes will generate the colorless mana you need, and then one of the three can be sacked for R, and then use it all to sack the other 2 goblins for 3 new tokens. This is a "closed loop" because it doesn't generate extra tokens, but you do get infinite colorless mana in addition to the ETB triggers.
Given the right mana rocks/mana ramp Paradox Engine and Ancestral Statue can create an infinite loop of spell casting for storm triggers or also creature etb. The same is true for Cloudstone Curio and Cryptic Gateway with any or your creatures that make mass tokens ETB. Maybe something could be done with Akki Rockspeaker too if you had cost reduction?
I can also mention that you are not about to find anything close to enchantment hate in mono-red except through Apocalypse, so I really wouldn't bother changing it out unless you'd want something like Descent of the Dragons in for even more tokens.
Burn at the Stake does happen to have several options for replacement if you'd prefer instant speed effects over easy-ish mass damage.
Also, sorry for the wall-o-text.
1 month ago
1 month ago
As you really seem to know what you are doing in regards to goblins I was hoping to get your opinion on Tuktuk the Explorer
2 months ago
Now that WotC's Commander products are an annual product (I still refer to the format itself as Elder Dragon Highlander/EDH, because I was introduced to it by that name), I wish to make a list of all the legendary creatures, or commanders, who have appeared in those sets, by plane of origin.
I shall be including both new legendary creatures introduced in those sets, as well as previous cards that were reprinted in those sets (which includes Commander's Arsenal), but I will not include legendary creatures that have not been printed in a Commander set, even if other creatures from their plane have been in those sets. I shall first list the planes known to be home to at least one commander, alphabetically by name, and then list each commander from that plane, alphabetically by name. If a commander is from a specific region or belongs to a specific faction on that plane, I shall list that region or faction in parenthesis after their name.
Breya, Etherium Shaper (Esper)
Derevi, Empyrial Tactician (Bant)
Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer (Bant)
Jazal Goldmane (Naya)
Mayael the Anima (Naya)
Meren of Clan Nel Toth (Jund)
Roon of the Hidden Realm (Bant)
Sharuum the Hegemon (Esper)
Silas Renn, Seeker Adept (Esper)
Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder (Grixis or Jund)
Akroma, Angel of Fury (alternate timeline)
Feldon of the Third Path (Terisiare)
Intet, the Dreamer (alternate timeline)
Numot, the Devastator (alternate timeline)
Oros, the Avenger (alternate timeline)
Prossh, Skyraider of Kher (Terisiare)
Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa (Jamuraa)
Teneb, the Harvester (alternate timeline)
Chorus of the Conclave (Selesnya)
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord (Golgari)
Karlov of the Ghost Council (Orzhov)
Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest (Golgari)
Melek, Izzet Paragon (Izzet)
Mizzix of the Izmagnus (Izzet)
Prime Speaker Zegana (Simic)
Szadek, Lord of Secrets (Dimir)
Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts (Orzhov)
Vorel of the Hull Clade (Simic)
Alesha, Who Smiles at Death (Mardu)
Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper (Sultai)
Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker (Ojutai)
Reyhan, Last of the Abzan (Abzan)
Vial Smasher the Fierce (Kolaghan)
What does everyone else think of this list? It took a great amount of time to write this list, so I hope that you appreciate it. I would not at all be surprised to learn that I mistakenly listed a commander's home plane as unknown, when it is actually known, so please let me know if I made any mistakes, and I also shall add new legendary creatures to this list whenever WotC releases a new Commander set.