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Modern Goblins




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cronisloire says... #1

My take on modern goblins take a look see if you get any idea's for improving your own Coming of the Goblin Horde

January 28, 2013 11:12 p.m.

NoahsArk says... #2

Okay ummmm why dont people use Mogg Sentry.... for the life of me i dont know why...

January 30, 2013 8:25 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #3

Probably because you only get the boost on their turn which isn't that good when you are playing an overly aggressive deck like this. (I know he would get pumped by instants but still, letting an opponent choose when to give a creature a buff isn't all that great here.)

Mogg Sentry for reference.

January 30, 2013 8:32 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #4

I know it's on the expensive side but I see no reason other than price why Cavern of Souls isn't here. You won't be casting Searing Blaze T2 so non-creature RR isn't something that you need to worry about. I'm assuming it's because of budget?

January 30, 2013 8:36 a.m.

mafteechr says... #5

It's part budget and part wanting to be able to cast instants and sorceries on turn 2 if needed for removal.

January 30, 2013 8:51 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #6

Well I look at it as T1 Goblin Guide T2 Legion Loyalist using CoS mana then mountain is open for Lightning Bolt . It's doable but I can see why it's not here.

January 30, 2013 9:06 a.m.

mafteechr says... #7

Playing Legion Loyalist on turn 2 seems really bad.

The budget reason is likely what will keep it out of the deck.

January 30, 2013 9:40 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #8

You know that I mean. A 1 drop goblin.

January 30, 2013 10:27 a.m.

mafteechr says... #9


January 30, 2013 10:33 a.m.

freelancre says... #10

Only 20 land....? Glhf

I'd boost it to 23ish

February 1, 2013 10:23 a.m.

mafteechr says... #11

23 lands sounds absolutely awful in this deck. I can play nearly anything with 2 mana, and I have a 64% chance of hitting my third Mountain on turn 3 to play Goblin Chieftain . Playing any more lands increases my chances of stalling the early turns by drawing too many lands.

February 1, 2013 10:27 a.m.

spartanvi says... #12

I so badly want to fling Foundry Street Denizen , but Fling really doesn't have a place in here. :[

February 2, 2013 4:36 p.m.

mafteechr says... #13

That sounds fine if you're making Goblin tokens, but that's more EDH-worthy than competitive Modern :-)

February 2, 2013 4:50 p.m.

spartanvi says... #14

Definitely going to try Flingin' it in some limited format. :D

And I agree that 20 lands here is probably the sweet spot with such an incredibly low mana curve. In fact, I'd be worried about emptying my hand by turn 3 then going into top-deck mode for the rest of the game. Maybe Dangerous Wager for such occasions?

February 2, 2013 5:46 p.m.

mafteechr says... #15

The deck is fine with going all-in.

February 2, 2013 6:19 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #16

You still running this as your main modern goblin deck man? My fiancee is interested in a good solid modern goblin deck and was going to point her here.

May 29, 2013 8:43 p.m.

mafteechr says... #17

I'm not playing Modern now. This deck is meh.

May 29, 2013 10:24 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #18

If you were to build a modern goblins how would you do it?

May 29, 2013 10:44 p.m.

mafteechr says... #19

I probably wouldn't right now haha.

May 29, 2013 10:48 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #20

You. Are. Useless. :P...Fineeeee I'll do more digging haha.

May 29, 2013 10:49 p.m.

Swarthy1 says... #21

Shared Animosity is simply fantastic in a deck like this.

In my meta, I see a lot of Tron and Pod decks and I run goblins with the above, plus Goblin King and 3 copies of Blood Moon . Really wrecks the format in my meta.

I also prefer Shattering Spree over Smash to Smithereens . You can really put a hurting on Affinity or Robots with it.

September 9, 2013 2:04 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.57
Folders modern maybe
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4 years ago)

+4 Cavern of Souls main
+3 Blood Moon side
+3 Magus of the Moon main
-4 Mogg War Marshal main
-2 Vexing Shusher side
-3 Teetering Peaks main
-1 Mountain main
-1 Combust side
+1 Searing Blaze main
+3 Dismember main
-3 Searing Blaze main