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Modern Goblins




I love playing Legacy goblins, and I have a feeling that it could be competitive in modern, with the right tweaks. I would appreciate any input available.

Side Update: I feel that this deck is a lot better now that Storm took a hit from the banned list, and so did Jund, it still has a lot of removal and could be very difficult, but I feel that this deck has potential.


-4 Goblin Cohort

+4 Legion Loyalist

-1 Krenko, Mob Boss

-1 Siege-Gang Commander

+2 Hellrider

-1 Kiki-Jiki

-2 Don't remember lol

+3 Krenko's Command

-2 Sensation Gorgers

+2 Goblin Wardriver

This is still evolving, and I'm working on it, please give me any suggestions, I have only about 2 1/2 weeks til a Modern PTQ and I wanna go to the Pro Tour!


Blackhandsaint says... #3

Oops! For some reason I didn't notice those four Goblin Guide s sitting right underneath Goblin Cohort . Nevermind, then-this deck is expertly made!

September 25, 2012 2:37 a.m.

keneke01 says... #8

Nice, this is a sweet deck+1

September 25, 2012 3:31 p.m.

Surllio says... #9

It doesn't fit the Goblin moteiff, but it certainly works for a late game "HAHA I win."

Voracious Dragon just works as a bomb.

September 25, 2012 4:30 p.m.

PoxMaster says... #10

I think that you really need to have your curve be as aggressively costed as possible with 21 land. Add four more fetches, and Searing Blaze becomes a fantastic card in your main deck as 3-4 copies. I run Goblin Wardriver and Goblin Bushwhacker as the main two drops, so you could always try them out. I also feel that Warren Instigator would probably not be as efficient as one would hope, because your current list only runs lords as efficient drops when you would probably want to go more like Boggart Mob, Krenko, Mob Boss or Siege-Gang Commander as your fat drops off the first strike damage. You can't drop Hellrider to the Instigator so I think that might have to get cut from the main. How is Goblin Cohort treating you? I thought about it in my list but was unsure how it would perform. Also, what are your thoughts on splashes? I splash black for some versatility, but also thought of splashing white for Boros Charm and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben with Thorn of Amethyst.

February 28, 2013 4:08 a.m.

PoxMaster says... #11

You should be so fast that your life total should not matter too much so you could always try stuff like Dismember, more fetches, more duals. Thoughts on utility lands like Contested War Zone, Teetering Peaks, and Smoldering Spires? How about Ghost Quarter and/or Tectonic Edge if you ever want to go more of a mana denial route with Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thorn of Amethyst and Zo-Zu the Punisher? I just feel that you should maximize your options, and just seeing 12 mountains in your list kind of makes your mana base a little... bland. I dunno, a "bland'' mana base could be okay, but usually there can be so many more things to do with such a proactive deck.

February 28, 2013 4:21 a.m.

Grimm0808 says... #12

I only have time for a quick response at the moment, and I can say that I cannot afford any more fetches. Those are what I own.

February 28, 2013 10:34 a.m.

Grimm0808 says... #13

Also, a lot of the things suggested I don't own. I would love to run a full suite of fetches, but spending 150 bucks to finish that is a little out of my range right now. I also wish I had a few more Goblin Bushwhackers, but I don't think I can get ahold of any before this weekend. I am going into a Dark Burn deck for the weekend though, it just feels more stable.

February 28, 2013 3:23 p.m.

PoxMaster says... #14

Dark burn is definitely a strong game one deck and if decks are not prepared for it with either loads of lifegain or Leyline of Sanctity, it is hard to race against. Best of luck! There will always be more PTQ's for the goblins to reign supreme!

March 2, 2013 12:08 a.m.

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This deck is not Modern legal.

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Avg. CMC 1.77
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+2 Siege-Gang Commander main
+3 Pyrewild Shaman main
+4 Dragon Fodder main
-4 Krenko's Command main
-4 Lightning Bolt main
-2 Goblin Grenade main
+4 Lightning Bolt main
-3 Hellrider main