Krenko, Mob Boss competitive EDH

Commander / EDH

xubermensch Score: 10


I put cards that I'm actively acquiring for the deck in the Sideboard. The Maybeboard is for ideas that I'm toying around with. I'm substituting a few subpar cards until I get those remaining cards.

I'm trying to balance between the flavor of running lots of goblins and having the deck still be fairly competitive. Suggestions are encouraged!

Current goals include lowering the average converted mana cost.



squire1 says... #1

I thought I would be altogether short on mana and I was wrong, but I did get screwed for red. You may want to increase the red mana sources and decrease the colorless mana sources.

August 21, 2012 6:34 p.m.

bdrichar says... #2

I am seeing a distinct lack of Viashino Heretic ,

September 4, 2012 2:13 p.m.

xubermensch says... #3

I chose not to use Viashino Heretic so that I could focus on goblin synergy, and because I already have a good number of ways to blow up artifacts.

October 1, 2012 11:19 p.m.

snazzycool says... #4

I like this list! I especially like the synergy with Krenko, Thornbite Staff, and your sac outlets.

Have you considered running Thousand-Year Elixir or card:Magewright's Stone? It doesn't go infinite, but it'll let you quadruple your (probably) hasty goblins.

October 4, 2012 12:51 p.m.

xubermensch says... #5

Those two cards seem fairly powerful. I'm considering making room for them, but I'm afraid to make the deck too reliant on Krenko.

October 4, 2012 8:26 p.m.

snazzycool says... #6

That's fair. Still, that would make 3 cards that make Krenko untap, and that effect is REALLY powerful. At the very least you should put in Thousand-Year Elixir , so even if your goblins aren't hasty, at least Krenko is. And it's right on the curve with Krenko. Magewright's Stone is an afterthought, I think.

October 5, 2012 2:10 a.m.

xubermensch says... #7

I will certainly consider the Thousand-Year Elixir . It acts like a Fervor for Krenko the first turn I play him, and the extra untap shenanigans get pretty insane.

Today I played some one-on-one games against a mono-white Isamaru, Hound of Konda deck. Turn one Serra Ascendant is such a beating! It made me think that I should focus on getting Krenko on the battlefield and pumping out dudes as early as possible. Also, I'm not sure that I have enough spot removal for problem creatures.

So far, every time that I have had a Worn Powerstone in my hand, it just sits there, since I always want to play other stuff before it. It seems like it's in an awkward part of the curve, because it enters tapped. I would rather have something like Mox Diamond , so I'm going to double down on my efforts to grab one.

October 5, 2012 4:44 a.m.

yahweh says... #8

Rings of Brighthearth , mainly for krenko, but also usefull for other utility goblins and Mogg Infestation is great, with haste, or to give yourself a bunch of blockers right after an attack. Goblin Recruiter helps you stack your deck. Breath of Fury for lots of attack steps (assuming, of course, you can get damage through)

October 10, 2012 5:06 p.m.

luther says... #9

Consider adding a voracious dragon. Its devour alone could be pretty devastating with the amount of creatures you can get in play, but the goblins devoured effect is a gamechanger

June 1, 2013 12:36 p.m.

rpkarrer says... #10

I noticed that you aren't running Goblin Recruiter . Is there a reason for this? It seems like he would give your deck a huge boost! :)

November 13, 2013 2:48 p.m.

Zommbiebro says... #11

Are you still using this deck? because there seems to be a few recent cards that should be in the list that arent

May 22, 2014 2:54 a.m.

jriedl says... #12

You should run Sword of the Paruns , Mana Echoes , and Caged Sun .

August 3, 2014 7:45 p.m.

jriedl says... #13

Since you're running snow - covered mountains you should consider Extraplanar Lens . You might want to consider Goblin Wizard too. However, that has a 4 cm so it's a little hefty cm wise. Deck looks solid.

August 3, 2014 7:51 p.m.

Shivan Harvest is a great way to get rid of your opponents non-basics. Also i would heavily suggest swapping out Skirk Drill Sergeant for something better like Legion Loyalist. With only 27 other goblin creatures in the deck it just feels like its a three mana put the top card of your library into your graveyard

February 23, 2015 6:55 p.m.

DarthSpader says... #15

Moggcatcher feels like a must in any Goblin deck.

November 10, 2015 10:38 p.m.

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