Wily Goblin

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Wily Goblin

Creature — Goblin Pirate

When Wily Goblin enters the battlefield, create a colorless Treasure artifact token with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."

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Wily Goblin Discussion

Force_of_Willb on Thud or Dud - A deck of chance for $20

6 days ago

Seems like the deck rides and dies hard by getting a good starting hand. Maybe add more consistency with adding additional effects like Fling is still currently standard legal. Also Skizzik could be a fling target that people wont generally block. Wily Goblin also helps mana accelerate without a Skirk Prospector for a turn three Inferno Hellion.

Other suggestions to make a more rounded deck is you can go one of two options. #1 is a steal and sac outlet deck by adding additional effects like Kari Zev's Expertise, Hijack, Act of Treason, or Captivating Crew to go with your fling and Thud effects. If you need more sac outlets Dark-Dweller Oracle or Hazoret's Favor fit into the deck theme and seem pretty janky.

Option #2 - drop thud and Inferno Hellion plan and go all in goblins. Currently there are Metallic Mimic, Goblin Warchief, Goblin Trashmaster and Siege-Gang Commander all standard legal.

I would remove Volley Veteran (if you go option 1), Lightning Mare, Fervent Strike to make room for some of the suggestions.

Zacoly on goblins!

1 week ago

Throne of the God-Pharaoh is legendary (and a "win more" card) so I would never run more than 2 at a time.

I would expect to see Shock mainboard!

I LOVE how Skirk Prospector and Dark-Dweller Oracle can remove your goblins from the board in the case of fighting lifelinking creatures or being targeted by Ixalan's Binding that 1 mana is pretty easy to put right into a Shock!

In my mono-red deck I have to say that Bomat Courier is a FANTASTIC card! Also Fanatical Firebrand is very underrated. Opponent's HATE seeing that 1 damage finisher sitting there, turning profitable blocks into a losing deal.

Insult is AMAZING!

Abrade is kind of the removal of choice if you aren't going to run Shock.

Good luck man!

OH! LANDS!

Since you don't have Cabal Stronghold in red there is NO need to run only basic lands. But what's the best utility land to run in mono-red? Grasping Dunes. Seriously! I like it WAY better in my mono-red than Scavenger Grounds or Field of Ruin (Both of which get more useful the LONGER a game goes... not a thing mono-red should have to worry about) Grasping Dunes looks simple and cheap, but it's still very effective. Try it out!


If I were to remove any cards from your mainboard I would cut 1 of your 5-drop Vanquisher's Banner first. having 2 in your starting hand will HURT, and happen pretty often if you run 4.

Wily Goblin is "fine" but not great. I'd put his tiny butt on the sidelines.

elvishimpersonator on Advertise your STANDARD deck!

2 weeks ago

oh whoops re-link ^^ super burn


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vasarto77 looks like you have a lot of big creatures but no ramp. id throw in something like a Wily Goblin to get there quicker

Meurth on Goblin

2 weeks ago

Lots of goblins to choose from, I don't know that many of them but Siege-Gang Commander, Goblin Soothsayer, Fanatical Firebrand, Wily Goblin, Lavastep Raider and Goblin Scouts are all good here. Haste spells like Burst of Speed are very useful here because you get to use your commander right away. Good luck!

multimedia on Budget Standard Goblins!

1 month ago

Hey, consider 4x Skirk Prospector? Prospector can lead to some explosive turns with Wily Goblin probably the best of the one drop Goblins. Runner is not a good turn one play because can't trigger raid on turn one. In fact I wouldn't play him at all, too lackluster. Prospector can sac himself to give you red mana he's the perfect Goblin to play as a 4 of.

Goblins can take more advantage of burn because of Barrage and Siege-Gang this is a huge reason to play them. Consider 4x Shock, 4x Lightning Strike, and 4x Goblin Barrage? This is a robust burn package that can do a lot of damage to your opponent. Consider Fight with Fire? Fire can really benefit from both a ramp and burn strategy which Goblins have. It can be a win condition because of ramp with Prospector; 10 damage to opponent is a lot.

As far as directions go for the deck consider making the main deck all about Goblins and burn? Sideboard the other stuff?

Consider this simple and too the point, Goblins and burn:

  • 4x Prospector
  • 4x Firebrand
  • 4x Wily
  • 4x Chainwhirler
  • 4x Warchief
  • 4x Siege-Gang

  • 4x Shock
  • 4x Strike
  • 4x Barrage
  • 1x Fire

  • 23x Mountains

For the sideboard consider: 3x Abrade, 3x Magma Spray, 2x more Fight with Fire, 2x Kari Zev's Expertise, 2x Glorybringer, 2x Squee, the Immortal and 1x Jaya Ballard?

Abrade for Heart of Kiran, etc., Spray for Scrapheap Scrounger and Champion of Wits, etc., Fire for Lyra Dawnbringer, etc., Expertise for Ghalta, Primal Hunger, etc., Squee, Glorybringer and Jaya for control matchups.

Good luck with your deck.


13poynz on Standard Goblins

1 month ago

I appreciate all the suggestions. I'm hoping to test out some different cards to see what works but I really like the idea of using Skizzik and Wily Goblin. Thanks!

stensiagamekeeper on Big Red Treasures v1.4: Ramptastic Boogaloo

1 month ago

Annexus

Thanks for the reply, I'm glad I could help. As for the green splash I don't like the idea but for a super weird reason. The "problem" that I'd have is that Llanowar Elves and Drover of the Mighty are almost entirely better than Skirk Prospector and Wily Goblin for what you're using them for. Sure together they can turn 3 Etali, Primal Storm but the downside is they are the one-time-use version of their green counterparts. The thing is it makes using them probably correct despite diluting the spirit of what you're doing. Now if you follow that logic to its logical conclusion you end up just playing whatever net-deck is winning at the moment so maybe that's just me. Anyway if you're splashing a color just for enchantment hate maybe Thrashing Brontodon isn't correct as you'd need to have the manna base able to support the double green. Alternative options off the top of my head include Ixalan's Binding, Cast Out, Forsake the Worldly, Naturalize, Broken Bond, Crushing Canopy, Kefnet's Last Word, Negate or Spell Swindle. I must admit Carnage Tyrant is almost a good enough reason to go into green itself if you don't mind the hefty price tag.

multimedia on Standard Goblins

1 month ago

Hey, Fight with Fire in my opinion is a better card than Firecannon Blast. It's the same CMC, sorcery and it does 5 damage right away to a creature. With the amount of Goblins you can have with Prospector you can possibly kick Fight making it also a win condition. 10 damage to opponent is a lot or choose damage a lot of stuff on the battlefield.

Skizzik is a nice aggressive curve topper. 5/3 trample and haste for four mana is good, kicking it for one is also not hard.

Consider Wily Goblin? It helps for some crazy turns with Prospector, Siege-Gang even Skizzik?

4x Arch seems like too many because of Chainwhirler. Arch is good, but not good enough to possibly disrupt your ability to play Chainwhirler. Consider cutting 3x Arch for 3x more Mountains?

Good luck with your deck.

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