Goblins and Shiny Things

Commander / EDH ZombieCat


Buckeyesfan says... #3

Have you considered Goblin Soothsayer or Goblin Lookout ? They both seem really good at pouring on the damage. Or what about Aggravated Assault and or Savage Beating ?

February 9, 2014 2:11 a.m.

ZombieCat says... #4

Goblin Lookout was always countered or destroyed before I had a chance to use him in my meta. I might throw him back in and see if anyone notices.

Savage Beating I don't believe I've seen this card before. I'll definitely try it out though, thanks!

February 9, 2014 10:09 a.m.

Buckeyesfan says... #5

Have you tried using Basilisk Collar in the deck? It makes Goblin Sharpshooter far more effective.

February 9, 2014 4:21 p.m.

ZombieCat says... #6

I took out Basilisk Collar because it only combo'd with Goblin Sharpshooter at the time... I believe I still have it and looking through my current build, it'd go great with Lightning Crafter Siege-Gang Commander and Spikeshot Elder

Thanks for the advice, I'm going to dig up that card ASAP!

February 9, 2014 11:08 p.m.

Buckeyesfan says... #7

Hey man sorry to keep bothering you but if you wouldnt mind checking out my deck Sea of red and letting me know what you think. I took a fair amount of inspiration from your deck.

February 10, 2014 2:53 p.m.

ZombieCat says... #8

You're not bothering me at all, feel free to comment. Advice is always welcome.

February 10, 2014 5:22 p.m.

Buckeyesfan says... #9

Hey man since we are both working on the same thing I thought I'd run these by you. Sorta wanted your thoughts on each one's playability: Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician makes little tokens trade up, Goblin Pyromancer in theory just ends the game right there, and I think my personal favorite find Quest for the Goblin Lord which is so far in testing extremely easy to turn on, and absolutely brutal.

February 10, 2014 8:17 p.m.

ZombieCat says... #10

Quest I've had in the deck before, unfortunately with my playgroup it was destroyed quickly. I believe I took it out for Goblin War Cry . Keep in mind, we both play against different play groups and different decks.

Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician is great against token decks. Especially with Avenger of Zendikar running rampant. If you know your opponents well enough, go for it. It is a one sided board wipe.. Not sure if there's a red version of Lure might want to look into that.

Goblin Pyromancer ahahaha, I have a foil of this guy. He was in my original build though he'd sit in my hand for most of the game and it'd either end without him being played or him being played or countered. I don't think I've ever won a game with him. One of my best friends has a Wort Boggart Auntie deck that has goblins so I'm very careful about what cards I choose.

My main way of winning with this deck is Goblin Warchief into Goblin King with Krenko out. 4 out of 5 decks I play against run mountains so my goblins just waltz right through their 5/5 beast tokens and angels.

Contemplating taking out Goblin Rally for Dragon Fodder .. What do you think?

February 10, 2014 10:45 p.m.

Sach_squatch says... #11

Run a Clicksilver

March 7, 2014 5:13 p.m.

ZombieCat says... #12

I thought about Clickslither as a beater for sure. My thoughts on it are that it's 4cmc, I'm trying to keep the average converted mana cost for the entire deck under 2.80.

The second part is that I don't want to sacrifice goblins, I want to create them, double them, triple them, turn a soldier into an army, an army into a nation, a nation into death for any who stands before us.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

March 20, 2014 2:10 a.m.

Broliver says... #13

How about Cavern of Souls naming Goblin! :p

April 21, 2014 2:34 a.m.

ZombieCat says... #14


I've been trying to trade for them recently! I'll get them sooner or later, trying to trade for them and not buy them.

April 21, 2014 7:29 a.m.

TricksterJ says... #15

what no Goblin Grenade

May 12, 2014 11:34 p.m.

ZombieCat says... #16

It's definitely not a bad card, I just have to find something to remove for it. I was contemplating putting in a Lightning Bolt but Goblin Grenade is so much better.

May 27, 2014 7:27 p.m.

pskinn01 says... #17

What no Squee, Goblin Nabob , he combos so well with any sac outlet...
Helm of Possession , just take control of their annoying commander, or their dang keeper of the silence or any of the annoying other angels
Door of Destinies - works well in most tribal decks...it's sometimes better than coat of arms after a wrath effect.
Champion's Helm - a way to give Krenko hexproof, and makes him a little tougher...so iif Anger of the Gods is present in your meta.
Voracious Dragon loves goblin tribal decks

July 27, 2014 1:55 p.m.

ZombieCat says... #18

Champion's Helm I've gotta get for sure. Krenko gets removed so quickly.. Thanks for the comment pskinn01! Sorry for replying months later..

September 19, 2014 7:48 p.m.

wereotter says... #19

Vicious Shadows is fantastic when someone attempts to wipe your board, or if you chose to do it yourself, it can make a fantastic method of killing off all your opponents. Illusionist's Bracers are also great on Krenko, or on Kiki-Jiki. Also, Kyren Negotiations can be a nice replacement for Goblin Bombardment in most situations as you just have to tap your goblins instead of sacrificing them. Working with the same commander in Goblin Command Center

September 25, 2014 7:34 p.m.

ZombieCat says... #20

I am really trying to keep the mana curve low. Bracer's is perfect, thanks. Kyren isn't bad, I'd rather just sac them to deal damage though. I guess I'll always be a black player at heart.

September 25, 2014 10:45 p.m.

tremrshok says... #21

how about Goblin Chirurgeon ? plenty of tokens to sac to keep your important creatures alive. and in the event of a boardwipe, you could sac half your army to keep the other half out. best card to have in a goblin token deck, in my opinion.

September 26, 2014 10:35 p.m.

Forkbeard says... #22

How is Altar of the Brood working out for you? Considered adding that to my Krenko build as well.

October 2, 2014 10:45 a.m.

ZombieCat says... #23


I haven't gotten my hands on one yet.. can't wait to try it though. It's an alternate win con if used correctly. How'd you like my build?


I've had Chirurgeon in the build before.. he never did anything. I'll reconsider if my meta changes.

October 2, 2014 1:24 p.m.

Forkbeard says... #24

It looks badass & competitive + lots of shiny. Have an upboat sir!

October 2, 2014 9:57 p.m.

Flareking99 says... #25

I'm always going to recommend this on any tribal with red but Mana Echoes is troll with Krenko and other goblins. It makes blue counterspells have more maths to do.

October 8, 2014 6:45 p.m.

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