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Lieutenant — As long as you control your commander, Tyrant's Familiar gets +2/+2 and has "Whenever Tyrant's Familiar attacks, it deals 7 damage to target creature defending player controls."
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Tyrant's Familiar Discussion
2 weeks ago
Good but bumpy, sort of like the base commander dragon precon. I can tell you straight up that a five color deck needs a small number of basic lands, and almost exclusively lands that produce 2+ colors. Your mana fetch/ramp must be adjusted accordingly as well.
Mordant Dragon, while good, I'm not super fond of. Orator of Ojutai is kind of ehn IMO, mostly because while it draws you a card, it doesn't benefit from things like Dragonlord's Servant's or Utvara Hellkite's abilities. Taurean Mauler, while it is a dragon for all intents and purposes, it doesn't really add anything to the rest of the deck, only itself. Tyrant's Familiar is good in a way, but it relies very heavily on casting your general to be useful, and The Ur-Dragon is often better off not being cast because it's so expensive.
3 weeks ago
Oh damn well regardless I think I'll be adding Mage Slayer, perhaps replacing my Orochi Hatchery, since when I've gotten it off 1/1 creatures seemed a lackluster use of mana over burn or large ones with abilities (although my deck has a lot of card draw so I had fewer issues finding those). I think that will actually be a large help in taking several opponents down on a single turn due to not having to completely tap out to burn someone. Also I can just imagine playing a Tyrant's Familiar and equipping this to take out their blocker and make them eat 17.
4 weeks ago
Hey! I saw your list on the FB group. Here is some feedback...
Since you a running green, you do not need mana rocks, rather, you need just get out your lands faster. Rocks can be destroyed, lands usually arent. As such, I suggest you remove the following...
Fork in the Road - There is much better ramp
Ground Assault - Much better removal
Slagstorm - See above
Sylvan Scrying - Gets you any land card, but since you don't run specialty lands like Cradle or Eye of Ugin, its best to replace this with better ramp
Blanchwood Armor - better in a mono green deck, also auras have the 2-1 issue (try to place aura on creature, they doomblade in response).
Vessel of Nascency - Weak card
Vessel of Volatility - Weak, nonrepeatable ramp
Pit Fight - Better versions of this card exist
Cards to put in Show
Cultivate - better ramp
Decimate - really good removal
Hull Breach - see above
Explosive Vegetation - better ramp
Kodama's Reach - see above
Nissa's Pilgrimage - see above
Rishkar's Expertise - Card draw and free stuff is cool
Skyshroud Claim - better ramp
Traverse the Outlands - Have a 6/6, Xenagos makes it 12/12, cast this, get 12 lands. Seems good.
Beast Within - PERMANENT REMOVAL IN GREEN!!!
Song of the Dryads - see above! (extra points if used on their commander)
Garruk, Primal Hunter - His -3 is like a Soul's majesty (similar to Rishkars expertise)
Greater Good - Card draw is always great
Malignus - Used to one shot an opponent with your commander
Tyrant's Familiar - speaks for itself
Thunderfoot Baloth - Trample is key!
I can give you more suggestions if you like. I see your deck is budget so feel free to ignore the more costly cards and put them in an acquireboard for trades/purchase later on.
1 month ago
Haha I haven't quite gotten my opponents to that point with this deck yet- I'm pretty close to an X% winrate, where X=(1/[The number of people at the table])*100. I'm definitely happy with that for now, as I believe Un-cards are being re-banned sometime this month, and I would hate to have my pod pull the "well it's banned" argument one day after the amount of work put into this deck, as it doesn't really work with any black-bordered commander!
I like the idea of Tyrant's Familiar, as obviously most of the time the only way it's coming into play is through Momma G. The built-in haste is appealing as well. Inferno Titan makes sense as well, especially with the ability to mash them with Vampire Nighthawk or Gifted Aetherborn. The only problem comes down to figuring out what to pull OUT! I'll definitely put some more thought into it- thanks a ton for the ideas!
1 month ago
You are very welcome CivilizedSin! Thanks for posting such an awesome list!
I played the deck for the first time today....after winning two pods my opponents were begging me to play another deck lolz
I'm also running Tyrant's Familiar and Inferno Titan due to the amount of damage they deal out (especially when melded)...as the more creatures destroyed = more targets you have to meld with Grusilda ;)
1 month ago
looks nice but as an expert goblin player (having 3 goblin commander decks) here are some changes:
switch Goblin Rabblemaster with Goblin Piledriver. still gets a buff from other attacking goblins but does not force you to attack every turn with everything. plus has protection from blue. which is nice.
you got too many things that give Haste. keep Goblin Chieftain and replace Goblin Warchief with Hazoret's Monument. still reduces the cost of goblins and is one less thing to give Haste. plus lets you cycle cards if need to. also swap Fervor for Goblin Warrens or Quest for the Goblin Lord. either one works.
i can see why you put Skullclamp into the deck but sadly creature tokens don't go to the graveyard so it won't trigger the ability. i know, i tried it with Sylvok Lifestaff. that being said replace it with a Prying Blade. or if you need the card draw Rogue's Gloves.
i don't know why you have Treasonous Ogre in there but unless you can crank your life up each turn he will drain you. i suggest Tyrant's Familiar. a 5/5 flyer with haste and if your commander is in play, which he most likely is, gets another +2/+2 and can shoot a creature when he attacks. if 7 mana is too much then Goblin Sappers to make your creatures unblockable at the cost of their life.
you don't need both Phyrexian Altar and Ashnod's Altar. both cost 3 mana and both let you sack creatures for mana. drop the Phyrexian Altar. replace it with Coat of Arms. or if you really need the extra mana Pyramid of the Pantheon
Ruination. i'll admit i am on the fence about this. on one hand you can destroy all non-basic lands (even yours) but on the other it is useless if Blood Moon is in play. if you drop it, Massive Raid should take it's place.
Skirk Fire Marshal. this guy. while yes he is a great card he will blow everything and everyone up after tapping like 10-15 goblins. and yes Eldrazi Monument gives your creatures indestructible it does not give you indestructible. so if you have less life than the opponent then this is a bad card. so keep him but if he gets out of hand then put in Goblin Spymaster he may seem odd at first but by forcing your opponent to attack you you can block the attacks with several dozen tokens and have enough for a counter attack. just be careful with flyers.
Tuktuk Scrapper. without other allies he is just another 2/2 goblin. and 4 mana is a bit much for a plain 2/2 goblin (no offense Goblin Berserker). switch him with Goblin Mountaineer. a good scout goblin and is unblockable if Blood Moon is active and opponent has any non-basic lands.
Ancient Tomb. again, unless your life cranks up drastically each turn it will drain you.
Hall of the Bandit Lord. same reason.
Haunted Fengraf. the creature you get back is random and only a one time thing. not worth it.