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Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [BUDGET]

Commander / EDH*

Liquidbeaver


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I've been wanting to play a goblin commander and Ib is so cute and weird and I really want to play him. Your Ib deck is probably the best their is, but it's a little rich for my blood. Maybe sometime but not right now haha. I wanted to know if you have played with this budget version, and how it stacks up compared to your other deck. I know it won't be near as powerful, but is it playable and fun? Thanks!

October 1, 2017 2:47 p.m.

Liquidbeaver says... #2

Vlad_The_Inhaler: Hey man, thanks for the huge compliment! The budget version definitely has all the flavor and fun of the other deck, it's just going to be a turn or two slower, and fewer of the expensive quirky things that are mostly meta choices and my own playstyle anyway. It's honestly easier to play also, as some of the expensive cards are parts of interactions that take 4 or 5 cards.

The biggest loss in the budget version is probably going to be Shared Animosity, as it allows you to really overwhelm the table with even just a few Goblins. All the other effects are still there.

If you decide to try it out, let me know, I would love to hear how it goes, and help with any tweaking!

October 1, 2017 3:11 p.m.

Liquidbeaver I'll definitely try it out and let you know! I'll slowly build it up with my own flavor and the more expensive cards when I get a chance to get them and hopefully by the time it's done (it's never done) it'll be close to yours. I can't wait to pilot this bad boy.

October 1, 2017 3:24 p.m.

Liquidbeaver says... #4

Added Walking Atlas and Terrain Generator. These cards really do well in casual games where you don't use fetches, and the lands are in your hand as opposed to being taken straight from the library.

Also added Storm Cauldron to the sideboard. This card is a really strong Stax effect, but draws a lot of hate, understandably. The card basically reads "Every turn play two mountains, tap them and float two red mana, and in response sac them to Ib for two Goblin tokens. Repeat each turn.". It plays better with Crucible of Worlds, but it is definitely a solid late game play if your boardstate is already better than your opponents.

October 3, 2017 2:51 p.m.

I've been messing around with different setups with cards I already own and I put Terrain Generator and Walking Atlas in and they both work as well as can be expected in the stead of fetches. I took out Thornbite Staff from mine because it wasn't doing much for me. I really like Storm Cauldron especially with Crucible of Worlds if only I had the crucible lol. I switched out Curse of Opulence and Commune with Lava with Krenko's Command and Dragon Fodder for some more tokens just because it's closer to my play style. I also switched in Ruby Medallion and Caged Sun for two mountain. I'm just messing with different combinations right now but they seem to be working well for me so far.

October 3, 2017 3:01 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.95
Tokens Gold, 1/1 Goblin
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+1 Skullclamp main
+1 Myriad Landscape main
-1 Faithless Looting main
+1 Curse of Opulence main
+1 Blasphemous Act main
-1 Purphoros, God of the Forge main
-1 Goblin Sledder main
-1 Goblin War Strike main
-1 Goblin King main
-1 Moggcatcher main
+1 Insult / Injury main
-1 Acidic Soil main
-1 Mizzium Mortars main
-1 Thornbite Staff main
+1 Thornbite Staff main
-1 Skirk Fire Marshal main
-1 Goblin Chieftain main
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