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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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) None
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Planechase Anthology (PCA) None
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Uncommon
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Beetleback Chief occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.54%

Beetleback Chief Discussion

DaWubber on $100 Budget Winota Aggro

3 weeks 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.

PabloEscobar666 on Grenzo, Goblin Smuggler

1 month ago

Lanzo493 those are all great ideas! Made a few changes based on your recommendations, Epitaph Golem is much better thank Soldevi Digger and Heartstone is a no-brainer. I like where your head's at by including Beetleback Chief, the combo with Ashnod's Altar and Nim Deathmantle is broken enough with Siege-Gang Commander as it is, but redundancy (in this case) is a good thing. Thanks again!

Lanzo493 on Grenzo, Goblin Smuggler

2 months ago

Palladium Myr and Crypt Ghast ramp you. So does Workhorse.

If you play your deck in a way where you always use Grenzo at 3 power, you can use card like Chainer, Nightmare Adept and Meteor Golem. Also, there's Lightning Crafter which is apparently really good at infinite combos, but he's also just good in general.

Epitaph Golem is great. You can just go infinite if you have Ashnod's Altar out and something like Beetleback Chief or Dockside Extortionist. Throw in a Heartstone and you can go infinite death and ETB triggers on any goblin you've got.

GhostChieftain on (cEDH) #GerrardKillsUrzaButLikesAngryBirds? WHA??

3 months ago

Cuts I would make.

Altar of the Brood because it helps other players win if they are gy based

Grindstone and Painter's Servant because both cards are bad without each other and you have better combos to tutor.

Beetleback Chief is a 4 mana do nothing.

Neheb, the Eternal too slow

Apart from that it doesn't seem like too much is bad for this. Def cut down on some of your narrower counterspells, but they will surely keep people on their toes. Also cut more creatures. Maybe even the whole kiki bellringer package if you have trouble cutting down to 100.


Mystic Forge so you can more quickly cycle through your deck.

Krark-Clan Ironworks so you can sac artifacts in response to gerrard dying and get much more mana to go off.

CaptSillva on EDH - Goblins

8 months ago

For a Krenko deck you want to go as wide as possible as quickly as possible so cards like these are very important Goblin Instigator , Dragon Fodder , Krenko's Command , Hordeling Outburst , Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin , Beetleback Chief , Empty the Warrens , and Door of Destinies .

Also if you're not on a budge Cavern of Souls .

As for what I'd cut, Lightning Crafter is good but is too slow for this decks game plan. Mogg Raider and Goblin Sledder are too much of an investment. With how wide this deck goes you will far out match your opponent's ability to block all of your things and even if we're assuming their all just 1/1s the difference between 25 damage and 30 damage isn't much. Sensation Gorger is interesting, but a bit too narrow, and very unlikely to actually workout. Akki Drillmaster feels like overkill with how many Haste enablers you have in the deck. Red Elemental Blast also too narrow, but if you have a lot of blue decks in your meta then I guess it is fine.

JP-Romero on Roy0712

9 months ago


Hybrow on Purphoros, God of the ETB Triggers [cEDH PRIMER]

9 months ago

I debated Chandra, Acolyte of Flame as well for my purphy deck.

The difference between her and Tibalt (I would say) is that she automatically gets 2 ETBs for 3 mana, which is about as good as Beetleback Chief with 3ETB for 4 mana. And if she actually lives a turn, which i admit is unlikely, its 4ETB for 3 mana.

I bought one and am testing it out, for me she is replacing Mogg Alarm .

Love seeing Purphy decks, by far my favorite deck to play.

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