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This is a goblin all-red deck. This is the first magic deck I have EVER built and I am using a few others I have seen to help guide me. Please leave comments and suggestions on how to improve so I can get better at this game. I plan on starting to play in FNM every week starting next week. Thanks for the feedback.


I went 2-2 at the 2nd FNM. Took 7th out of 15 people.

First Round bye2nd Round Won 2-0 against mono green hydra deck3rd Round Lost 2-1 against black reanamation deck (very close) he used black sun's zenith on me five times and oblivion ringed krenko mob boss twice4th Round Lost 2-0 against white blue control deck he board wiped me a couple timesI need to find something to counter control decks. Something to side board when I know the other guy is going to kill creatures or try to board wipe. I am adding a couple reverberates for sure to double the spell damage i do. Need something to protect creatures from spells or a strong creature for long games in my sideboard. Suggestions welcome.

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You say you have issues with removal? Does Goblin Wardriver really help? Maybe you can trade some of them out for more burn spells for more direct damage.

July 28, 2012 10:47 p.m.

thundernick says... #2

you might just need to hold more threats in your hand when you know your opponent is running board wipes. play a little slower, bait the removal, and push harder at the end. overextending is one of the leading causes of aggro decks losing :P

July 29, 2012 12:19 a.m.

thundernick says... #3

also think about running a couple planewalkers in the side against board wipes, they pretty much stick it out through anything. Oblivion Ring will still hurt, but that's a risk you might have to take. Firewing Phoenix isn't a goblin, but it pisses off spot removal and provides sustainability while rebuilding your board presence after a board wipe. just some thoughts :) good luck

July 29, 2012 12:22 a.m.

mTgNewbie2013 says... #4

Maybe I do need to play a little slower against board wipes. Its possible. I am not sure. I could sideboard Chandra, the Firebrand I was thinking (i am not sure if this suggestion could work?) maybe I could sideboard cards to transform my mono red to a red blue. The mono red works great against other aggro decks or midrange decks. But the control decks end up killing all my creatures which are higher than one drops. I could swap out some burn cards like Burn at the Stake , card:Krenko's Command, or others and add Cancel , Dissipate , and Negate . The splash of blue will keep creatures on the field long enough to swing for 8+ damage and the control decks won't have creatures out fast enough to stop it. Could this work?

July 29, 2012 1:43 a.m.

You could, but when you sideboard, remember you can only have 15 max in a sideboard. And when you do that you need to pick and choose what helps you the most and what doesn't in any given situation, which is a tough choice to make. If you're going to run some blue, make the control small cost, like Redirect and Negate and Dissipate .

Tokens seem to be the strong point of your deck, so I'd say maybe it'd be better to board out Goblin Wardriver and Brimstone Volley rather than Burn at the Stake and card:Krenko's Command. That's my personal input though, and I'm not a big red player. And overall, it's all up to you to choose.

July 29, 2012 3:09 a.m.

thundernick says... #6

it's a potential... i've personally always loved the idea of the sideboard completely changing the thrust of the deck. in this case i think that a 4x Negate might suffice, as that is what will truly help you out: only 1U, so easy mana fix, as well as countering potential removal outright. could be a lot of fun :) you could run Sulfur Falls in the sideboard too, perhaps 1 or 2 even in the main if you intend on siding blue in. it's risky business, but again, i love the concept :)

oh, and i do think Chandra would make a great sideboard card as well. i would note that card:Krenko's Command isn't something you would want to get rid of when sideboarding, since it's a 2-for-1 card and can help you more quickly recover from a board wipe. instead i would recommend siding Hellrider s out, since he requires more board presence to begin with (and when up against board wipes, he's not really all that useful).

try out the blue, in a copy of the deck or something, i'm interested in seeing how it works out :)

July 29, 2012 3:12 a.m.

mTgNewbie2013 says... #7

Most spells i faced targeted all creatures and not just one so i like Cancel better than Redirect . But I haven't exactly figured out what to take out to add the splash of blue but I also think it would be an interesting fix when the control decks seem to be killing creatures regularly. The one i was able to win against the control was because his board wipe was a turn slow so i swang for 8 with Goblin Wardriver and a couple goblins. So i thought against those decks protecting creatures allows me to swing early and often in turns 3, 4, and 5.

Also Goblin Wardriver is my ideal two drop. It makes my attacks with token or goblins double and if i get chieftan out then i start swinging with 3's per creature. It seems to be pretty powerful. I also am going to switch a playset of Vexing Devil for Goblin Fireslinger

July 29, 2012 3:33 a.m.

mrhappystick11 says... #8

Shrine of Burning Rage sideboard could catch then off guard game 2. Most likely would swap in all creature removal...

August 18, 2012 10:44 p.m.

i am going to suggest a goblin for you if you want a bigger mana build up, another way to use your goblins besides goblin grenade and such: Skirk Prospector it builds exceptionally well with Banefire . since krenko, mob boss is in your deck and is spitting out tokens of goblins and you can use skirk prospector to sac them to build a huge mana base for the banefire which can't be countered and the damage can't be prevented if the cost is 5 or more which is a great combo. Goblin King and Blood Moon is also another great combo as well.

January 24, 2014 1:55 a.m.

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This deck is not Standard legal.

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Illegal cards Incinerate , Goblin Wardriver , Goblin Chieftain , Goblin Grenade , Goblin Fireslinger
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.34
Tokens 4/4 Hellion, 1/1 Goblin
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