Boggart Harbinger


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Uncommon

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Boggart Harbinger

Creature — Goblin Shaman

When Boggart Harbinger enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a Goblin card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

Boggart Harbinger Discussion

AllHailKrenko on Enduring Goblins

1 year ago

kamarupa, I also thought of using those cards for the deck to have alternative combo options, but I was having difficulty making it work so I stopped giving it more thought. I'll definitely reconsider making room for them in the deck now.

As for Impact Tremors. I realize that I can combo off earlier with it but I can't tutor it up with the Boggart Harbingers. I'd only be able to use the Idyllic Tutors. I can try and toss in a 1 of.

FelixMortem on Wort, Boggart Auntie

1 year ago

I already have goblins that make my goblins cheaper though, Goblin Warchief and Frogtosser Banneret both make my goblins cheaper, and I can tutor for them with Goblin Matron and Boggart Harbinger

Pieguy396 on BR Goblins

2 years ago

Hey there! Cool brew! I would strongly recommend adding Lightning Bolt, as it's one of the best cards in Modern, both for removal and for killing your opponent when the game goes long. Boggart Harbinger seems a little weak, though, so I'd recommend taking it out, as well as maybe take it out for Bolt.

JacobBaekgaard on Aren't Goblins Supposed To Be Red

2 years ago

I've played B Goblins and R Goblins for ages. Been wanting to mix them for ages - seems like a lot of fun!

Marsh Flitter (for the theme of the deck) would be a great addition in helping the revolt trigger of Fatal Push for a low cost of sacrificing a Token, Festering Goblin or a Shambling Goblin and, perhaps, getting rid of a creature on the opponents side of the battlefield in the process. That is, of course, if you run 4x Shambling Goblin instead of 4x Festering Goblin; since Festering Goblin needs a legal target that can, accidentally, hit your own creatures if the opponent has none (there is no "may" in the the rules text) - whereas Shambling Goblin's ability fizzles if there is no legal target (if the opponent has no creatures the ability can't trigger).

However, there is a cheaper alternative in Nantuko Husk which can easily pump itself out of reach of various burn spells by sacrificing one or more creatures. Though it sadly isn't a goblin nor is "goblin" in its rules text :(

The above mentioned sacrifice engines does synergize quite well with the cards HurricaneZach suggested as well (especially with Wort, Boggart Auntie and Boggart Shenanigans)

TIP: (If possible, wanted or necessary) - as you cast Boggart Mob aim its Champion ability at Boggart Harbinger as it will make Boggart Harbinger's ability trigger again as Boggart Mobb leaves the battlefield :)

Firebones675 on Killshot Goblin

2 years ago

Looks good, here are afew suggestions

Spikeshot Elder is a second version of spikeshot goblin and probably should be included for redundancy.

Goblin Matron/Boggart Harbinger can find them

As for pump spells:

Vines of Vastwood/Blossoming Defense can both pump and protect your goblins from removal

Mutagenic Growth requires no mana

Become Immense is at its best with fetchlands but can do work even without them.

Optimator on Auntie's got your back

3 years ago

You pretty much have all the good goblins! I would recommend Moggcatcher and Cabal Slaver greatly. Voracious Dragon is fun. Clickslither sucks and i dont think Chancellor of the Forge would be worth it. I like Battle Squadron for the flying. Boggart Harbinger is useful.

I personally feel that the token-generating sorceries aren't really worth it when you can recur siege gang and mogg marshal and tutor out Krenko and the like. In my opinion they, and cards like Ib Halfheart, fit better in a mono-red deck with Purphoros, God of the Forge and Reverberate and that kind of strategy. Things like that, along with the rabblemaster, have to be tailored around.

It does appear that you are somewhat doing that though. I just really don't like the thought of my Mad Auntie, Frogtosser Banneret, Goblin warchief, goblin king, and goblin chieftain being forced to attack.Krenko is still vital and an A #1 all-star.

Goblin Grenade is an all-star in regular formats but it's underwhelming in EDH.

A Whip of Erebos would be great. Diabolic Tutor is mandatory.

One thing that's great about this type of deck is that it functions without the commander. That said, you might want to swap out a few goblins for more utility. You can fill your hand slightly with Wort but something like Phyrexian Arena or Outpost Siege is great. You have decent removal but Chaos Warp is basically mandatory. No way to remove enchantments unless you go Unstable Obelisk, Spine of Ish Sah, Scour from Existence, or Lux Cannon. Not great options.

Eldrazi Monument is great with Krenko out.

Optimator on Boggart Avalanche

3 years ago

Veteran's Armaments is looking better now. I mean, I have a Bravado--why not have two? Having one as an artifact and one as an enchantment adds a bit of a defensive layer, too. Probably better to have that sword than a Reckless One, although I do like that card. Plus, if I get a Legion Loyalist I'll have a soldier. Not huge, but hey.

I was already 100% aware that this deck needed more card draw and that card draw is especially important in EDH so no need for such emphasis, buddy. Some of your suggestions and others like them are in the Maybe board (I also have a private deck that is basically a huge list of utility cards exactly like those). Many are also way too expensive. Cards like this are going to be the last pieces of the puzzle as I fit them into the deck real estate as well as my budget. For instance, Wheel of Fortune is right out. Maybe I'll invest in one one day but as-is I'm already spending money I don't have on these cards. Reforge the Soul seems like it'll be at the top of the list.

Soul Spike and Pulse of the Forge: Hell yeah! Those look dope. I can see their utility quite clearly. Cheap, too. Consider them bought.

Dash Hopes: Wow! Never seen a black card like this. I think I have to have it, even if only for the side board.

Darkness is pretty cool! Expensive though.

As far as tutoring/deck searching goes, I'll eventually be rocking a Goblin Matron, Boggart Harbinger, Moggcatcher, and Goblin Recruiter + Goblin Ringleader . Also, I have a Diabolic Tutor. I know I could a little more and, like you said, there are cheap alternatives to Vampiric Tutors and Demonic Tutors. Beseech the Queen was already on my list, for instance.

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