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This is a deck I built for my girl who is very new to magic. RDW is typically very cheap and very easy to play and win with. (Also, this deck does REALLLLLLLY well v.s. control)

Go go Goblins! Standard goblin build with Hellrider and Goblin Chieftain also Goblin Grenade + Reverberate is the main win-con which usually goes something like this: "Are you below 10 yet?" "Yes. Why?" "Die"

If you like this deck check out any of my others and comment.

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I'm going to put Thunderous Wrath through it's paces and playtest it in sideboard.

Chandra, the Firebrand goes in for Hellrider.

Shrine of Burning Rage goes in for the Goblin Wardrivers.

Grafdigger's Cage goes in for any of the one drop goblins.

Reforge the Soul also goes in for any of the one drop goblins.

Thunderous Wrath gets sided in for what was left over from the other three siding in.

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Ohthenoises says... #1

@yourdeckisdeeplyflawed None of the top tier decks play Witchbane Orb and that's the reason answers for it aren't in the sideboard. The worst thing that you have to worry about is SoWaP in tournament play and that's what the instant speed burn is for. That being said, feel free to alter the SB as you see fit, as this one is tweaked to play v.s. control in my specific meta. (Very heavy on creature kill and no Witchbane Orb .)

It's also important to note that my meta looks just like a pro tour meta because they all "net deck" so there really isn't many people like me that get their jollies off of killing someone with a home brew. I think what makes this happen is he prize payout is pretty damn good so they don't want to risk losing. 5 bucks for entrance, if there are 16 people you automatically get a pack, and every round you win you get a pack. Then the winner gets one extra for winning the last round so you can pay 5 bucks and get 7 packs if you go 5/0.

I'm glad you did so well at your shop and just to pass on credit mafteechr inspired me with his goblin build and you might want to check that out too.

May 28, 2012 8:58 p.m.

Wike900 says... #2

+1Maybe mainboard the shrines and Thunderous Wrath ?

June 7, 2012 4:45 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #3

Shrine is too slow for mainboard and thunderous has no place in mainboard.

June 7, 2012 8:32 p.m.

Raisinbman says... #4

Best thing I've came up with goblins is this:

Red Tempered Steel/Battlecry:

Goblin WardriverGoblin Arsonist(Can use to chump block, may want to direct damage at attacker or player)Goblin ChieftainSpikeshot Elder(Don't forget, when he's battle-cried or buffed by Chieftain, his ability gets more powerful!)Goblin FireslingerKuldotha Rebirth(Ideally used on a Memknight, turn 1, and not your shrines!)Goblin GrenadeMemnite(Benefits from battle cry and is Kuldotha fodder)Signal Pest(You're swinging with weenies, make them meaner!)Mox Opal(Although I did not play with these, they'd complete the 'tempered steel' part of the deck and will help you swarm the field).Brimstone Volley(You're swinging with X/1s, SOMETHING is going to die and net you 5 damage!)

Attack Plan: Aim the player, ALWAYS. Even against a deck as speedy as yours(I played a Tempered Steel deck and outraced them with Goblin grenades). Ignore planeswalkers and creatures, aim for the player with grenades and volleys and arsonist damage!

Sideboard: For your sideboard I'd recommend my standard red sideboard:

The sideboard is designed to handle Hexproof(Phyrexian Metamorph), creatures you can't handle or Legendaries(Zealous Conscripts, Phyrexian Metamorph), artifacts(Crush, Torch Fiend).

Sideboard (15)2x Crush3x Phyrexian Metamorph3x Whipflare4x Torch Fiend3x Zealous Conscripts

Good work, please rate and view!:

June 7, 2012 11:50 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #5

Eh that sideboard has it's uses however, as I have said before my sideboard is tweaked to be anti-control. High burn count low creature count.

There are two kinds of goblin decks. One, like the one you are suggesting, is a deck more commonly called kuldotha goblins (so named for the spell) and the other, which this is, is goblins in a RDW shell. I have played both styles and I have found that the RDW shell is FAR more stable than kuldotha goblins based solely on the fact that you have to have an artifact to sacrifice in those early turns or you die, HARD.

Also, it might interest you to know that you can link cards/users/decks by using two ['s on each side of the target deck slug. (

[revamping red] (except with two on each side: Revamping Red)

June 8, 2012 12:06 a.m.

Raisinbman says... #6

Reforge is anti-control? Have you tried it against Snapcaster by chance?

June 8, 2012 5:45 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #8

With grafdiggers cage? SURE! Snapcaster becomes a $35 flash blocker.

June 8, 2012 7:38 a.m.

ravengamer93 says... #9

? I thought Mudbutton Torchrunner was standard, so why aren't you using it with goblin grenade?

June 11, 2012 2:53 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #10

He's not

June 11, 2012 4:27 p.m.

jesterhead13 says... #11

Great deck ! I prefer Thunderous Wrath more than Brimstone Volley - also +1

And please check my deck:

Revenge of the Punished

June 15, 2012 4:49 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #12

I like brimstone just because the chances of morbid are so high. Thunderous wrath is in SB because A.) I'm testing the card and B.) It's another burn spell.

June 15, 2012 4:54 p.m.

RockerRyan says... #13

I've been playing Goblins for months. The Goblin Grenade/Reverberate combo leaves your opponents shaking their heads repeatedly. Chandra occasionally comes in with that second ability to cause a total of 15 damage for 3 mana. 16 if you sacrifice the Arsonist. Turn 4 wins happen all the time. Most games end on turn 5. I would personally go with 4 Grenades and 4 Reverberate. Reverberate copies your opponent's spells as well. This drives em crazy. Countering their counterspells is always a plus. Faithless Looting was the card I've been waiting for all my life, especially with Goblins. There are plenty of times when you're land flooded or are drawing no lands at all. Looting has saved my tush on more than one occasion. It also works great if you were to discard card:Chandra's Phoenix, if someone was playing RDW instead of tribal. Cavern of Souls works simply perfectly in this deck, but of course, costs a bit more money than some are willing to spend. Great deck!

June 16, 2012 10:06 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #15

Cavern of Souls also slows down Koth of the Hammer . When he rotates though this deck will morph into a bastardization of goblin tokens. When that happens I'll have to drop my four drops by 2 total and run 2 Krenko, Mob Boss and 2 Hellrider s which will let me have 1 Reverberate and 1 Goblin Grenade . This will also allow me to run card:Krenko's Command as my 2 drop spot an then Cavern of Souls is good to go.

June 16, 2012 10:49 a.m.

vishnarg says... #16

Hey why don't you use that new guy Krenko, Mob Boss

June 20, 2012 7:56 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #17

Krenko's Commandos made a separate deck and it's featured currently.

June 20, 2012 9:28 a.m.

kingboo3000 says... #18

I know this deck has like 90 +1s already, but am I crazy for thinking that you might want to cut some Pillar of Flame s and/or Galvanic Blast s for more Goblin Grenade s and Brimstone Volley s? Anyway, very nice, +1

June 23, 2012 4:13 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #19

Those small burns are to move blockers out of the way in the early game. Pillar of Flame has proven itself again and again as a reliable way to remove creatures with undying such as Strangleroot Geist and card:Geralf's Messenger. Galvanic Blast is just Shock really, I just like the art better.

Something to note, I have had a few people on Krenko's Commandos wonder why I use reverberate saying that it is useless when you copy a 2 damage burn. However, I'd just like to take this oppourtunity to say that I never EVER copy little burns. I copy big burns only (unless I'm copying an opponents counterspell/killspell/draw x cards)Y

June 23, 2012 6:03 p.m.

All I can say is maybe run a 1-of Chandra, the Firebrand ? Just for the backup reverberate spell and additional pinging for those pesky 1 toughness dudes. Could even ping your own guy and trigger morbid to Brimstone Volley for 5 xD

Looks fun though, I love red deck. Especially for newer players like you said, it's an easy way to get into magic. +1 from me.

Check out my latest deck? TurboFog post Avacyn

June 23, 2012 6:29 p.m.

Pyros says... #21

pretty straight up deck.. i like it :D tho. id think bout droping 1 Koth of the Hammer for 1 GG Goblin Granade... anyway the trade is situational as a second koth might come in in handy popping in Turn12 against some control decks..

June 23, 2012 7:35 p.m.

FridayWing says... #22

This deck inspires me. I love gobs! Check this out Rise of the Goblins

June 27, 2012 10:13 p.m.

smith09 says... #23

turn 3 infernal plunge a atsenist then copy the spell with increasing vengence leaves you with 6 floating goblin grenade a arsenist and flashback vengence to copy 2 times = 17 damage so gutshot and shock on turn 1 or 2 gets you a turn 3 win kinda a god hand but def possible hope this helps

July 7, 2012 1:53 a.m.

chickeneatman says... #24

Hey I made a deck similar to this one a while ago except it is more centered around Kuldotha Rebirth . Also recently made a black red goblin deck like if you could check it out maybe offer some pointers! deck:br-speedy-distasteful-goblins

September 3, 2012 9:11 p.m.

May I ask why you don't have Lightning Bolt in the place of Galvanic Blast?

March 18, 2013 12:56 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #26

It was my fiance's old standard deck. I haven' changed it because I like to see it sometimes. As for Galvanic Blast I like the art better.

April 15, 2013 10:42 p.m.

LordOfMishap says... #27

It's not like you really need up votes, but I can't help it. You earned it. It's budget and it runs great. +1 for me. Please check mine out. So, How Many Goblins is That Now?

October 16, 2013 6:54 p.m.

filoito says... #28

Great deck! Definitely a +1! Since you like Goblons too, check ouy my deck So you said Goblins were weak?!

February 2, 2016 9:36 p.m.

filoito says... #29

GOBLONS?? That was unexpectedly fucking funny

February 2, 2016 9:37 p.m.

A3eon says... #30

I think Guttersnipe would be great for this deck.

April 13, 2016 8:17 p.m.

Venersis says... #31

take out anything that is over the cost of 4 mana, add another goblin grenade, add 4 raging goblins, and then add wheel of fortune. since everything costs 3 mana and under you will only need 18 mountains. I have a deck similar to this one and it usually kills the opponent around turn 3 or 4

May 31, 2016 11:52 a.m.

javiergodas says... #32

If you want to improve this, x4 Lightning Bolt is a must. I'ld switch that for Brimstone Volley.

I also suggest that instead of copying spells with Reverberate, you get x4 Goblin Grenade and deal the 10 damage directly instead of hoping you'll get to copy what you need.

Goblin Bushwhacker and Reckless Bushwhacker are goblins that can kill on the spot.

Tarfire or Rift Bolt can be great replacements for Galvanic Blast and Pillar of Flame.

Hellrider isn't a goblin, so I suggest removing him to avoid wasting tribal bonuses.

Here's my goblin deck, check it out:

Fanatic Goblins

April 9, 2017 9:12 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #33

See comment #26, I don't update this deck.

April 9, 2017 4:51 p.m.

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