Wily Goblin


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

Combos Browse all


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."

Browse Alters

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts



Have (5) Totally_A_Spy , ZombieSam , Sprx101 , DFDGamer , brentkc49
Want (0)

Recent Decks

Wily Goblin Discussion

TuckerMTG on Pirates' life

3 weeks ago

I think that you should add Metallic Mimic, Dire Fleet Neckbreaker, and Dire Fleet Poisoner. They all are very good pirate tribal cards. I would remove Etali, Primal Storm, Wily Goblin, Bomat Courier, and Angrath, Minotaur Pirate. Etali and Angrath seem a little to much mana to be consistently casted in this deck. Wily Goblin is hard to cast for this deck because it costs two red and a 1/1 and a treasure doesn't seem that good. Bomat Courier doesn't seem like it would be that good in this deck. After these changes you might also want to remove 2 lands and add two more Dire Fleet Captain. Try these and see how it works.

cdkime on Panharmonicon and Revel in Riches?

1 month ago

Those two cards do not directly work together. However, there are several of creatures, such as Wily Goblin, that create treasure when they enter the battlefield. Panharmonicon would double the number of treasures you receive when these creatures enter the battlefield, hastening your victory with Revel in Riches.

That said, I doubt this is the best way to go about winning through Revel in Riches. The creatures that create treasure as they enter tend to be poorly costed. It is assumed you will regain the excess mana by sacrificing the treasure--something you cannot do if you are keeping the treasure for your alternate win condition. Further, all the creatures which create treasure upon entering the battlefield lack other abilities. Two mana for a vanilla 1/1 is quite disappointing.

w33m4n on Grixis Treasure Tokens

1 month ago

I'd recommend using Gleaming Barrier over Wily Goblin for an early game option. It'll slow them down more giving you more time to setup and counter the early plays also it's not double red so it a guaranteed to come out turn 2 on. Instead of Deadeye Plunderers , Spell Swindle , Prosperous Pirates , or even another Contract Killing will do you more good than the Deadeye Plunderers.(his lack of evasion is very saddening, they shoulda made like a pay 4 give him flying instead of treasures).

I will say I like your use of Release the Gremlins a very different route than expected. Another option if you'd entertain it could be Cut / Ribbons for Ribbons. Decent early removal and late game direct loss of life payout if you don't hit Marionette Master or Torment of Hailfire. (it usually catches people of guard hiding in the graveyard.

If you want any other idea feel free to look at my treasure deck.

Treasure Production Control

Standard* w33m4n

SCORE: 152 | 258 COMMENTS | 24867 VIEWS | IN 70 FOLDERS

DartanianBloodbath2 on B/R Midrange

1 month ago

Curious to see the viability of Wily Goblin though. I bet we can find an under-the-radar option that trumps it.

EpicBox75 on Angry Pirates

2 months ago

It seems that you maybe a new player or new to standard but your deck has too many singletons.You want that your deck is as consistent as possible and by first you can choose what you want your deck to do.

Example your deck is BR (rakdos) so it is usually really aggressive so you are seeking cards that cost max 4 mana (With few exceptions).

You should take out Wily Goblin Deadeye Tracker <- (To side) Pitiless Plunderer Lightning-Rig Crew <- (maybe for side) Angrath's Marauders Angrath's Fury Blazing Volley Brass's Bounty Hijack Morbid Curiosity Vraska's Scorn Wrangle Dual Shot Skulduggery Vona's Hunger Treasure Map  Flip Vanquisher's Banner Revel in Riches and Blood Sun and Walk the Plank . You should switch Angrath, Minotaur Pirate and Vraska, Scheming Gorgon for Chandra, Torch of Defiance if you are made out of money and if not then Angrath, the Flame-Chained will just done fine

For good 1 drop you should add 4x Fanatical Firebrand because he is useful even when games get long because sometimes that 1 dmg that he can do directly to face mattes some time. 3 more Dire Fleet Captain because they are hard to kill when you got 2-3 pirates attacking with it. 1 Kari Zev, Skyship Raider because she is reliable 2 drop because she is hard to kill and brings buddy when attacking and 2 Captain Lannery Storm because she has haste and ramps little bit for you to make wider board or faster Angrath. 1 more Dire Fleet Neckbreaker should do fine because she doesn't have evasive abilites but buffs pirates so much that they become even more menacing. (Hazoret would be amazing in aggro deck but she isn't pirate so you don't have to include her if you don't want / can't]

For other spells 1 more Lightning Strike 2 Vraska's Contempt 2 Kari Zev's Expertise 1 Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip and 3 Shock (or 1 Magma Spray and 2 Shock ) and if you are able to get then 4 Fatal Push and try to put them in as you like

And add 1 more land and if you can you should get 4 Canyon Slough because they make decks more consistent thanks to that cycling

For side take out Blight Keeper Brass's Bounty Costly Plunder Dire Fleet Captain Dire Fleet Neckbreaker Revel in Riches Skittering Heartstopper Storm Fleet Arsonist Sure Strike Wily Goblin because simply they don't do much in most sitsuations

You should add 2 Abrade 1-2 Magma Spray (depending on how many sprays you have in mainboard) 2 Deadeye Tracker 2 Lightning-Rig Crew 3 Blazing Volley or Dual Shot and 2-3 Duress

These are just my thoughts and you don't need to change anything because I say so but these are what I recommend for your deck. If you want / need I can explain why I would take those cards out that I mention and what I would put in

Atroxreaper on A Pyromancer's Fire is a powerful weapon.

2 months ago

You splash white for cards like Demystify and use treasure from Wily Goblin and Captain Lannery Storm for white mana.

Load more