Warren Instigator

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

elgosu1337 on Krenko, Mob Boss

1 week 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.

GINGERBATE on In The Hall of The Goblin King!!!

1 month 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

1 month 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 Hoards of Maldreg

1 month 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

1 month 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 ...

3 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.

Goblin_Boy on Modern Goblin Aggro

3 months ago

While this deck is sweet, You are better off playing with these changes. I've played goblins for a few years now, and Oath of the Gatewatch has solidified the list. This is what I would change:

1x Krenko, Mob Boss -> 1x Goblin Heelcutter or 1x Frenzied Goblin1x Goblin Piledriver -> 1x Mogg War Marshal

Sideboard2x Shock -> 2x Skullcrack or 2x Reality Hemorrhage

The Krenko is way too slow for how you want to win: Bushwhacking. The strongest lists are called 8-Whack and while some have some have a few differences, they all do the same thing. Now piledriver is a really strong guy, but draws way too much hate. You would rather it be a mogg war marshal. Mogg War Marshal does so much for the deck! It is pretty decent against control because of its' back-up goblin when he leaves play. He also synergies well with piledriver, bushwhackers, Goblin Chieftain!!!, and denizen. So... everything. The fanatics are can really be a awkward sometimes, but that 1 damage is a sneaky way to finish the game. More importantly, though, it kills Birds of Paradise and Noble Hierarch. In the sideboard, you don't want shock. Whatever you want shock to do, fanatic does the job already. Skullcrack is great against life gain affects. You may run into a few pesky cards like Blessed Alliance and Collective Brutality. The Reality Hemorrhage is good against affinity and Kor Firewalker.

Here is an example decklist that is the most common shell for 8-whack: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-goblins-49982#paper

Here is a really sweet version of the deck you may want to try for some fun games: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-r-48563#paper

I could talk about Goblins all day, but this is just a quick recommendation for you. If you want, I can show you a really fun list I put together that plays Warren Instigator (It's janky but sweet).

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