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Yay goblins! This is my first completed deck. I'm fairly happy with it now, though I will continue to tweak it slightly. It's basic Goblin Swarm, with a couple dragons thrown in for funsies.

Updates

Gatecrash just made my favorite goblin even better! Legion Loyalist is now necessary...sorry Raging Goblin. I'm continuing to tweak my instants/sorceries, and I'm working on taking out the dragons for something less unnecessary.

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BatmanUriah says... #1

I love goblins! +1

I would like to make some suggestions, though, if you don't mind.

I like to make goblin decks with as low of an average CMC as possible, so this is what I would think about changing:

Blood Frenzy - I'd consider changing this one for Brute Force . It give one less to the power, but buffs the toughness +3, which can help save your creature(s).

Dogpile - This card is a great choice, but Goblin War Strike is SO much better.

Trumpet Blast - Not a bad idea. I really do like the card, but for a CMC of 3, and it's one-time use, I would think about putting in some Goblin Chieftain s. They provide Haste to all of your little dudes, and he buffs everything. I think you'll already get things going pretty quick with Quest for the Goblin Lord , and won't need the Trumpet Blast s.

Goblin Offensive - For 4, you get one 1/1 goblin token. Goblins aren't really supposed to have a late game, and you need more little guys to swing with every turn. I would recommend adding Dragon Fodder . You already have 4 card:Krenko's Command, but 4 more wouldn't hurt!

The rings, I'm not too crazy about, but they are fairly cheap. I would definitely try swapping some goblins for some better ones, but I don't want to go through the whole deck and tell you to change everything. =P

Anyway, I love the deck! I hope you wanted input, because you got it!

September 8, 2012 5:40 p.m.

hedgehogs_ftw says... #2

Thank you so much! Yes, input is always welcome :) I'm pretty new to this (only started playing a few weeks ago) so its great to hear about what else is out there. I will probably follow most, if not all of your advice. Conveniently, the ones you suggested I replace I don't actually own yet lol.

Now that I think of it, you have a good point about Goblin Offensive , and Dragon Fodder definitely sounds much better, so thank you for the suggestion!

I could have sworn I added Goblin Chieftain , though, thanks for pointing that out. I am a fan of him.

September 8, 2012 6:17 p.m.

BatmanUriah says... #3

Well, I'm glad I could help!

If you aren't aware of all of the cards out there, maybe looking at my For The Good of The Colony would help you out?

September 8, 2012 6:24 p.m.

hedgehogs_ftw says... #4

Wow yours is certainly a fast deck.

I do like the idea of adding Voracious Dragon . Once I've got enough of these cards to actually playtest it, I'll keep him in mind to see if he'll be useful for my deck as well. Can I use devour with tokens?

September 8, 2012 6:42 p.m.

BatmanUriah says... #5

Thanks! It's still being worked on, but it plays pretty mean as-is. Lots of tiny creatures attacking, and sacking, and direct damage. =D

I added Voracious Dragon as a win condition, just in case I happen to need a flier, or a big end-game card. You can use Devour on tokens, yes. They count as 1/1 Goblin Creature Tokens. So, technically they are 1/1 Goblin Creatures. That dragon is nasty once you've got a board of little guys. I LOVE how it does damage equal to twice the number of goblins it devoured. Truly balls. Lol

September 8, 2012 6:51 p.m.

masterfang says... #6

If you want a token generating enchantment I recommend Rise of the Hobgoblins Against the Goblin Battle Jester due to the cost, I would recommend Mudbutton Torchrunner instead. Other than that, possibly use a Battle Hymn or two for mana excel.

September 8, 2012 6:55 p.m.

hedgehogs_ftw says... #7

Wow I actually failed to see that last bit on his card. That is pretty damn epic. I like it. I'll see if my local card store has any :)

September 8, 2012 6:56 p.m.

lordzya says... #8

[bloodmark mentor] is great with the quest. Also, trample is awesome, and there are green goblins. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/goblin-rush-3/ check some of this out.

September 8, 2012 8:15 p.m.

hedgehogs_ftw says... #9

masterfang...I think I'm definitely getting rid of Goblin Arsonist , and Mudbutton Torchrunner is probably a better replacement, so good call. From the times I've played my deck, its pretty fast so the mana excel isn't necessary, but I'll keep it in mind for future decks :)

lordzya...Bloodmark Mentor does sound useful. I'm not sure if I want to add in green at this point, I like the simplicity of mono red goblins as of right now. I do like some of the cards in your deck though, I might use some of them for a different token deck. Like Overwhelming Stampede . That looks kind of awesome.

Thanks for all the advice everyone! I'm really going to need to think about who to take out to include better cards...

September 16, 2012 4:41 p.m.

BatmanUriah says... #10

Looks like the deck is coming along. =D

I see that you are using 2 Reckless Abandon . If you are only going to run 2, then I would highly recommend changing those to Goblin Grenade . It does one extra, and all of your creatures are goblins, so you don't have to worry about not being able to sacrifice something to it.

September 18, 2012 5:52 p.m.

hedgehogs_ftw says... #11

haha was just about to do that!

September 22, 2012 11:47 a.m.

Androstosity says... #12

How are you trying to achieve the win? Token swarm or dragons devouring them? Siege-Gang Commander is great for it either way. Also maybe look into Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker . He does absolutely silly things with his cloning ability.

In terms of the usual legacy goblins, there are some good choices to make this deck quicker, but you seem to be going down a different route, so I'll attempt to help you however you wish.

September 30, 2012 11:58 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is Casual legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.80
Tokens 1/1 Goblin
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