Warren Instigator


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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins (DDT) None
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.

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Warren Instigator Discussion

DRmagic2017 on Krenko, Mob Boss

4 days ago

Hello! As for me I would add something to boost your Goblins. Metallic Mimic or Adaptive Automaton maybe? And don't forget about Warren Instigator - this guy is insane in Goblin tribal.

elgosu1337 on Krenko, Mob Boss

2 months ago

I would suggest focusing on having large numbers of low cost Goblins and ones with utility rather than big ones. Battle Squadron, Voracious Dragon, and Berserkers' Onslaught could be cut.

You might cut some of the anthems, or just play more efficient ones. Vanquisher's Banner gives card draw which is really helpful for this deck. Adaptive Automaton is worth a shot as a 2 CMC Goblin lord. Goblin King gives mountainwalk which could be relevant in multiplayer games. The new Goblin Trashmaster is a lord that also provides artifact removal. Ogre Battledriver and In the Web of War give haste and also pump your Goblins, so could replace Hammer of Purphoros.

Goblin Lackey and Warren Instigator can put into play any Goblin from your hand. Goblin Chirurgeon can protect Krenko. Sensation Gorger and Slate of Ancestry provide more wheeling.

Mana Echoes could be good to generate mana whenever you make or play Goblins, and also goes infinite with Umbral Mantle or Sword of the Paruns on Krenko if you would include those in your deck. Thornbite Staff can untap Krenko for free whenever a Goblin dies, so it goes infinite with any sac outlet. Ashnod's Altar is another good one.


3 months ago

Glorious! +1! Love the spirit guide and King's Moon! As our beloved gobbos are ironically slow in modern, you might have fun testing some more immediate threats:

-2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance / -2 Mogg War Marshal

+2 Krenko, Mob Boss / +2-4 Warren Instigator

Both would go swimmingly with the lord buffs, and Instigator gets trample from Legion Loyalist...

Saljen on Goblin sisters

3 months ago

I feel like this deck is trying to be mid-rangey, which is totally fine, but Foundry Street Denizen doesn't exactly fit into mid-range goblins. The same could almost be said for Goblin Piledriver.

Frenzied Goblin, and Intimidator Initiate would increase the chance that your Goblins will survive an attack.

Goblin Bushwhacker, Legion Loyalist, Goblin Wardriver, Mogg War Marshal, and Warren Instigator would all help ramp up your damage.

Mardu Scout gives you a repeated creature EOTB trigger. Can be quite valuable with a Soul Warden in play.

I'd highly suggest adding Impact Tremors, to give you more EOTB utility with your mass of tokens. Purphoros, God of the Forge is another option for that affect.

Also, this is not a deck where it's possible to run 12 lands. You'll want to run 18 at a minimum if you're playing a 4 cost spell. Every hand won't have Skirk Prospector, and Skirk Prospector is only good if you've got enough mana to play your token generators.

Deck looks real fun, but it needs to decide between aggro and mid-range. You definitely need to up the land count, as Skirk Prospector doesn't cut it as a land replacement.

xyr0s on

3 months ago

Warren Instigator seems like a very hopeful card - it's a 1/1 creature, and I couldn't see any way to make it attack in turn 2, and which deck doesn't have some way of dealing with a 1/1 (2/2 if you have a lord in play) attacker by turn 3?

Goblin Chieftain is a lot better than Goblin King, in my opinion. Sure, mountainwalk can be a thing, if you draw a Blood Moon, and resolve it, and get to have some goblins too.

Why no Goblin Bushwhacker or Mogg War Marshal? War mashal, in particular, is funny with Goblin Grenade.

Monomanamaniac on Modern 8-whack

4 months ago

Well you honestly have a pretty good set up. Warren Instigator with a Krenko, Mob Boss would be nice to see. To kill quicker you could use haste mechanics like Mass Hysteria, Hammer of Purphoros or Fervor. I didn't see Goblin Arsonist or Mogg Flunkies on your list and I can't help but feel like either would do better than the firebrands. Also think about legion loyalist, it's as good as goblin guide.

Dorotheus on Got started a second modern ...

5 months ago

I have seen some Goblin lists running 4 Mutavault and 2 Blinkmoth Nexus just to make sure they can jam in damage. I would say the following are musts no matter what version of a goblin deck you are playing, if you want to win games you should play these cards (excluding budgetary restrictions, cards are expensive):
4 Goblin Guide
3 Legion Loyalist
4 Mogg War Marshal
4 Goblin Piledriver
4 Goblin Grenade
4 Lightning Bolt

And then I'd highly, highly recommend:
4 Foundry Street Denizen
4 Goblin Chieftain

And only mostly recommend:
4 Warren Instigator

You can go BR Goblins, Mono Red, RW, or RG safely. So it's really up to you.

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