Beetleback Chief

Beetleback Chief

Creature — Goblin Warrior

When Beetleback Chief enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Beetleback Chief Discussion

Gidgetimer on can i get infinite bounce …

3 months ago

Omniscience_is_life: Nothing in the interaction targets.

This interaction doesn't work because you are mixing activated and triggered abilities. Anytime a trigger triggers it is put on the stack before a player receives priority. This means that the second curio trigger will go on the stack before you can activate Cryptic Gateway . So gateway will go on the top of the stack and will have to resolve before you are able to bounce anything. To get infinite bounce/etb/cheat the creature needs to make two tokens, such as Beetleback Chief .

MagicMarc on Best Red Creatures?

3 months ago

I personally really like the Chartooth Cougar that psionictemplar suggested.

But goblins are the way to go!

4x Goblin Matron , 4x Mogg War Marshal , and 2 or more of your Beetleback Chief .

Then add 1 or 2 copies of Sparksmith and Flamewave Invoker . You can tutor for them with your Goblin Matron s. Sparksmith for creature heavy metas and Flamewave Invoker can finish games.

Depending on your meta, another good option is Skirk Marauder .

Goblins kind of win at pauper.

Grubbernaut on Best Red Creatures?

3 months ago

In a land destruction list, Boarding Party will definitely be the best and should be a 4-of.

That being said, you want all your creatures to be win-cons; deny resources until you're ahead, then go for the kill. I don't think Burning Prophet is where you want to be in a list like that; you'll struggle to get more than one trigger in a turn.

Beetleback Chief is okay; you could also consider something like Self-Assembler for card advantage.

With all of that, though, R/G is definitely going to be more powerful if you're chasing wins - but as a terminal brewer, I understand the desire to diverge. :)


Lowenstein on Best Red Creatures?

3 months ago

I am working on a Mono R land destruction list. Just like in Modern, the issue is being able to win. I have 4 Burning Prophet which work pretty well, and 4 Beetleback Chief and 2 Boarding Party . I guess the reason why people run RG land destruction is bc of ramo and better creatures, but I’m enjoying experimenting with mono R.

So that being said, are there any better red creatures in Pauper? Probably ones with cmc 3 or higher that can help finish the game?

Osbert on

6 months ago

Throw in Putrid Goblin so you have another combo piece with Grumgully and Rhythm of the Wild. Mogg War Marshal , Impulsive Pilferer , and Beetleback Chief are other good disposable bodies you can throw in.

You also may want some non-Shattergang Bro ways of sacrificing your goblins. Skullclamp , Shivan Harvest , Goblin Bombardment , Goblin Chirurgeon , & Arms Dealer would be the first options to look at.

I would take out Goblin War Strike and Mob Justice. These damage spells are too board reliant to be consistently good and often can't dal lethal without a Krenko in play.

Both Domri's can come out as well as they are difficult to defend. Goblin can chump block 2/2s all day but suck a blocking flyers or any sizeable trampler.

If you want more cuts I would look at the following: Ferocity of the Wilds, Dralnu's Crusade, Goblin Dark Dweller, Earwig Squad, Renata, Called to the Hunt, Goblin Rabblemaster, Sparksmith.

I run a similar Jund goblins list but mine is helmed by Korvold, Fae-Cursed King who gobbles up goblins and often voltron smacks an opponent to death by accident. Take a look for some ideas.

Nasty_Gnoll on Red Scare: Zada EDH [PRIMER]

1 year ago

How many devil tokens does Zurzoth, Chaos Rider usually end up making for you? Does Hanweir Garrison usually get through enough to consistently make tokens? Are Past in Flames and Shreds of Sanity usually dead draws for you? Do you usually find that you have enough mana to grind out some cards with Subira, Tulzidi Caravanner? What are your thoughts on 0-cost creatures like Kobolds of Kher Keep? What does Goblin Matron usually tutor for? Does Krenko, Mob Boss usually survive long enough to tap? Is Empty the Warrens usually better than Beetleback Chief? Do either of the Nehebs usually end up connecting?

DaWubber on $100 Budget Winota Aggro

1 year ago

A card you might want to consider that is similar to Hordeling Outburst is Beetleback Chief. Not quite as effecient, but with an extra 1 power and toughness on one of the goblins.

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