Warren Instigator


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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins (DDT) Mythic Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Mythic Rare

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Warren Instigator

Creature — Goblin Berserker

Double strike

Whenever Warren Instigator deals damage to an opponent, you may put a Goblin creature card from your hand onto the battlefield.

Warren Instigator Discussion

FenrisBurgess on Zada

1 week ago
  • I wasn't aware red had a card draw dilemma.
  • The idea of the deck seems nice, and there are even some synergies with this type of strategy, so good on you for making Izzet Draw without the blue.
  • You have questionably left out Legion Warboss , Warren Instigator and Moggcatcher .
  • I'm not certain if it is really worth having Godo, Bandit Warlord in the deck.

  • You get half a cookie and a well-worn $5 bill out of a can of beans.

GwupitSenpai on

3 months ago

@hungry000 thanks for chipping in with some advice! I did think about what you said, however I feel like having the haste on Goblin Warchief as well as the cost reduction is well worth the price of one mana. Also, maybe I will take out one of the Warren Instigator s, for a Goblin Piledriver , I'll have to play around with it a bit but ultimately I am hesitant about it because most of the removal in the format is in mardu's colors. As for replacing Magus of the Moon with one of the Blood Moon s oh, I think that this is ultimately going to hurt us more than it would help us because post board, our opponent will be bringing in all their creature removal in the Decks that would normally be locked out by a Blood Moon are probably going to take out their enchantment removal unless they are playing two steps ahead of us.

phDaemon on HexDrinker Rock

3 months ago

The entry above should have read Warren Instigator not Goblin Instigator .

Will test further today!

Eledain on Modern Goblins Core2020

3 months ago

The problem with Warren Instigator is imo that it dies to everything and can't attack through anything. It's only good against purely uninteractive noncreature decks which you're trying to race.

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

4 months ago


Yeah it sounds like your playgroup is much more fitting for Lattice, and having Hellkite Tyrant would definitely help make it a lot more potent. I like it.

The biggest benefit of Goblin Goliath is being able to cast him off of Goblin Lackey / Moggcatcher / Warren Instigator to save on his mana cost, which is why I like him most out of all the damage increasers available.

Raid Bombardment really helped me shore up my games against the defensive players that could either chump block a lot of my Goblins, reduced all their combat damage to zero, etc. The fact that almost no fog can prevent the damage since it isn't combat damage is huge too.

Out of the 3 rocks, I definitely like Thran Dynamo the most. Good balance of CMC and output, and being all colorless is hardly a problem since it is so easy to get mountains out.

Definitely confused Ghirapur Orrery with Vedalken, haha. Sculpting Steel would be for copying Illusionist's Bracers to kind of make up for the fact that Rings of Brighthearth is so expensive, but the fact that it can also copy mana rocks, or anything when Lattice is out fits pretty well with the deck you have right now.

I wish I got to utilize Goblin Welder more than I do, but my playgroup hates on it more than a lot of my other Goblins because a Daretti deck used to be in the playgroup, and my original deck had a lot more artifacts. Being able to recur things like Spine of Ish Sah would be a welcome change.

I am leery to run any more anthem effects like Door of Destinies , mostly because of things like Ensnaring Bridge being common in my meta, and getting to cast Raid Bombardment so frequently. I definitely like Door more than something like Coat of Arms though, haha.

For Sundial of the Infinite , I think if you had a bunch of effects like Final Fortune or Glorious End it would be a lot more useful, but almost all the board wipes you would be worried about are sorcery speed, and you can turn people off to the idea of instant speed removal with a Mana Web or even a Defense Grid .

Kazuul really is insane. I'm questioning why I took him out and I really don't remember. Crawlspace would be what I add first, but Kazuul would definitely be next in line.

HashMasta on Heirs to the Mountain

5 months ago

if your gonna run 4 of Warren Instigator , then i see no real point in Goblin Warchief .

i would either exchange it out for the Goblin Grenade or 2 Quest for the Goblin Lord and 2 Shared Animosity . goblins need to have lords and buffs more than haste enablers since most of them are 2/2 and 1/1.

also bring krenko down to a 2 of and get rid of the mauler. and maybe get a playset of Goblin Guide or Goblin Wardriver and try to make this a faster deck. this is honestly really slow for goblins.

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Warren Instigator occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.26%