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This should be a lot of FUN.
This deck is meant to be at least somewhat competitive while putting more of the emphasis on having a good time. The deck runs on a basic theme: Goblins out to win no matter what it takes!
Yes, in true goblin fashion, you will be chucking things at your opponents left and right, trying to avoid having to do any real fighting by playing dirty instead. Why face those terrible angels and demons, when you could throw your buddies at them instead! Vampires got you down, well shove some lackey in front of them, and then just before they are torn to shreds, fling them at something else. Yes, Krenko, Mob Boss has many methods of handling combat, all without him having to lift a finger. Anytime he has a problem, he just sees his friend the Arms Dealer .
With all this killing, Krenko's personal portrait maker, the Blood Artist , has plenty of medium to work in, helping pave the way to your victory, through the blood of others. He makes your opponent think twice about killing your own, or losing his, ha ha!
So, you have some concerns about when live goblins start becoming scarce. Well now, just because they're dead, doesn't mean they can't be of good use. Just pick up the bodies of your fallen comrades and throw them back at them pesky zombies- that'll teach them for stepping on your turf!
Of course, sometimes you need a little more assistance. Well, if you can ever get that damn dragon to wake up, he'll be right helpful. Of course, if he refuses, you could always throw him-
"Look, in the sky. It's a bird!"
"No, it's a plane!"
"No, it's the goddamn 7/7 slumbering dragon I've been ignoring! Oh my gentle Jesus!"
Yes, because even when your opponent waits before launching a final assault, you can still use that lazy ass dragon for something.
So, that is the basic premise. Using Fling , Corpse Lunge , and the Arms Dealer to keep the board open. If things get out of hand, Bonfire of the Damned cleans things up in a hurry, but I really wish I could find a near equal option, because that card is sitting t $40/pop right now, and I try to keep the costs down on these things, whenever possible (economy man, the economy :( )All Cards are Innestrad through M13 only, no M12 or Mirrodin- purposely working it that way, in preparation of the changeover coming up- have to replace my Delver.
White Weanie Tokens are a real struggle, holding up decent in mirror, standard aggro decks and light control.
Could definitely use more testing against heavy control and combos.
Appreciate feedback, as suggestions/comments are always welcome. If you can think of something helpful, or something good for a sideboard, let me know. And if you can think of anything to use besides those Bonfires, I'll really appreciate ya!
You make an interesting use of Slumbering Dragon , which is hard to believe for such a card very good !
Since the maximum of power a creature card will have in your graveyard is 3, it seems that Corpse Lunge will always be less useful than Harvest Pyre , Searing Spear or Incinerate . If you want to stay with some black spells (even if I think you could easily go monored), black removals (Killing Wave for large problem, Murder for small one) would be good.
I originally went Mono, and decided to splash black in for the Blood Artist , and because I have a feeling that card:Curse of Death's Hold might become necessary for some Delvers and those annoying white weanies.
Been thinking about Killing Wave in a sideboard, as well as murders. Searing Spear might go in for Corpse Lunge, as it is a 2 mana. I had Archwing Dragon in there for a bit, which would have made the lunge make more sense, but now that it is not, you make a good point.
Might try Magmaquake, and see how it goes. Slightly higher cost in mana, and no reach to fliers, but might work for most decks. If so, I can wrap some of the sideboard around dealing with the fliers.
Thanks for the feedback. :)
@Chibisukei Yeah, I tried it out against yours and I found that was true. Although, there was one game where you control stuff with [Mist-raven]s kicked into high gear early, and it really romped on me.
I REALLY liked slumbering dragon when the spoiled it, if only because I thought the flavor of it was funny. However, I noticed it does work well in this deck, either with actually managing to get it to 'wake up' or letting my opponent push it close and then fling it at them before they decide to burn removal on it. :P
@ jeffk6 Thank you. Yeah, I was thinking about black and saw him, and I realized that with the constant flinging/'arms dealing' of the goblins, he'd really help out. I already had thatcher's revolt in the deck, and didn't even think about how much that helped until I saw it mentioned somewhere else. So, Blood artist was even better than I initially thought, lol. :)
Great suggestions, I will definitely play around with them and see how it goes. Especially the Fervor. I've had play testing where I found that if I had been able to tap Krenko a turn earlier, things would have gone better.
Traitorous blood would be funny. :P
You know... I like this deck because it reminds me of one similar to it that was preconstructed back in 2007 in the Lorwyn set. It was call Boggart Feast. It was based around some of the same things I think. It was also black and red and was based around goblins that liked to die so that they could do damage or give advantages to other goblins, unless thats the deck you based this one on you should look for it online.Boggart Feast.
But nice deck!
I have a competitive deck that uses arsonist, flunkies, wardriver, krenko and kill spells to burn spells to goblin spells, blood artist, killing wave.mits really good and fun, but doesn't have enough answers to the brutal decks out there. Good job on this. Seems cool
Wow your deck seems a lot of fun :D I like the dragon! I'm not sure if you also have Ember Hauler in your deck! we have a mono red goblins deck, and there's this card and also Raid Bombardment and and Goblin Chieftain, I don't know if you may like them but I liked your deck as it is Fun!
Turn one: Goblin Arsonist
Turn two: card:Krenko's Command
Turn three: Fervor
Turn four: Krenko, Mob Boss
Turn five: tap krenko for goblins and then cast Hellrider for massive damage!
Seems impossible to pull of though but sounds like a lot of fun!
I think the Hellrider combo would be a long shot, and truly, my luck really sucks. Lol
Goblin Chieftain is out because he rotates soon. I'd love to have included him- giving Krenko +1/+1 and haste would just be so damn awesome. Pop out a minimum of 2 2/2 tokens and swing- very nice.
Probably why they did not reprint him. >_>
Fervor looks like a damn good option, except I am stuck on to pull. The flunkies are tempting, but I don't want to drop Goblin count. Sleeping dragon is a maybe, but I find that it Dora work as a deterrant, and when flung it hurts lol. I need to do some thinking. If I play this before rotation (think about trying it in sept), I will use Goblin War chieften in place of the flunkies until rotation. I am not attached to the flunkies, so I am hoping RTR has some good goblins in there. Better yet, gimme back the War chieften lol.
Hey Twosocks42, If you have trade and need a Killing wave for your sideboard, I own one. The deck looks awesome and looks like it would be really fun to play. I'd like you to play it against me the next I see you. I see there are humans in this deck but few, so an idea for sideboard possibly could be Ravenous Demon Flip depending on how you feel on the black mana because it cost 5 mana but to of it has to be black. However despite that I was thinking when you use it's sacrifice human ability and it transforms, you could fling it for 9 points.