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Izzet Really Another Goblin Deck?

Casual Goblins U/R (Izzet)



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So the idea is to pump out Goblin tokens, both with spells like Krenko's Command and Hordeling Outburst , then with Krenko, Mob Boss. Goblin Electromancer makes it one red for 2 1/1 goblins (2/2, haste when Goblin Chieftain is on the battlefield). Coat of Arms creates some fun and epic overkills.

Guttersnipe allows me to deal some damage, especially late in the game (it needed). In late-game, Battle Hymn can get scary, especially when combined with Past in Flames. Distant Melody allows me to draw into the cards I need once I get a little mana. It also combines well with Battle Hymn.

I've played this deck as is quite a bit and it runs well. Every once and a while I get into trouble with the wrong color of mana, but very rarely, and less since I added Battle Hymn. Once I get the last few cards, it should run closer to what I want, with Past in Flames and Distant Melody both becoming consistent threats.

Comments and suggestions are welcome! Thanks!



chronocidist says... #15

I hate this deck's name so much I love it. +1

January 6, 2013 2:55 p.m.

x8bitGangsta says... #22

I am a advent Goblin fan. I must say this is a different style for goblins I have seen....I....well simply put I actually like it! +1 from me mate! I keep my goblin standard if possible here is my deck if you want to take a look

Krenko's Merry Band of Misfits Once again nice list mate, Cheers!

March 11, 2013 7:28 p.m.

Mongo says... #23

Yeah I must admit I like the Izzet R / U combo. I especially like Electromancer. Since your'e playing casual why not throw in Goblin War Strike? I'm currently playing a modern goblin tribal Pyrogoblins it has a similar feel but is mono red.

March 12, 2013 7:35 p.m.

Remyth says... #24

Mongo: Probably mostly because I don't have any currently. It is a great card for this deck, but I honestly don't think I need it. I like how the deck runs currently (well, with the couple of alterations I wanna make once I acquire the last couple cards) and there isn't anything that would be a good 1-1 substitution. I have Burn at the Stake sideboarded for if I need to deal damage without attacking, not to mention Guttersnipe. But, yeah, I really like the Izzet combo and it seems to work well with this style of Goblin deck.

x8bitGangsta: Thanks man! I have actually played around with making this deck standard (with some success) but I usually just play casual and it runs best with some cards not in standard (Goblin Chieftain/Coat of Arms) so I decided to just keep is casual.

March 12, 2013 7:53 p.m.

colin13 says... #26

You should replace Battle Hymn with Brightstone Ritual . +1 for the name and nice deck!

October 25, 2013 6:33 p.m.

Remyth says... #27

Yeah... Thing is I have Battle Hymn whereas I would have to get Brightstone Ritual and I cast Battle Hymn for just the single red often enough to not make enough of a difference. Thank, though!

October 25, 2013 7 p.m.

colin13 says... #28

Ok. No problem!

October 25, 2013 9:33 p.m.

Boroswins says... #29

Teleportal was used against me in a goblin izzet deck recently. It is a great mid-game ender overloaded. Ogre Battledriver isn't a goblin himself, but when Krenko pumps out 8 goblins, and they are all at least 3/1 haste, you'll be glad the driver is in there. Sulfur Falls has come down in price since it dropped out of standard, and could solve some of your mana issues. Overall nice deck, +1.

October 29, 2013 3:46 p.m.

Remyth says... #30

Yeah, Teleportal has been in consideration but I'm not sure what I would take out for it. It may end up being a sideboard option. As for Ogre Battledriver , it is a great card and would work great but I'm going for a tribal here so unfortunately he doesn't make the cut. I will most likely look into some Sulfur Falls now that they are out of Standard. Thanks!

October 29, 2013 4:10 p.m.

Boroswins says... #31

Try dropping 1x Lightning Bolt and 1x Battle Hymn for 2x Teleportal and see if they are worth it.

November 1, 2013 2:03 p.m.

add some sort of mox or 0 drop artifact and Kuldotha Rebirth . 3 goblins t1 is brutal

November 8, 2013 1:52 p.m.

also perhaps Chancellor of the Forge and Burn at the Stake make for funtimes

November 8, 2013 1:54 p.m.

Remyth says... #34

Chancellor could be fun, but I don't have any... I may pick up a couple to swap in occasionally for fun. I have Burn at the Stake in SB just for decks that lock down my attacks, which doesn't happen very often. As to the artifact/Kuldotha Rebirth thing, I would have to take too much out to make it worth it.

November 8, 2013 3:58 p.m.

tooTimid says... #35

Shared Animosity ... Nuff said...

November 13, 2013 4:25 p.m.

Remyth says... #36

@RedSoxFanKy: I was actually unaware of that card. Seems like a good fit, I might try to see if I can find a place for it.

November 13, 2013 7:26 p.m.

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This deck is Casual legal.

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Avg. CMC 2.70
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2 years ago)

+1 Tezzeret's Gambit maybe