Go for Blood
Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)
Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Go for Blood Discussion
2 months ago
2 months ago
I love Zada, Hedron Grinder one of my first few decks I built because it was budget friendly but still packed a punch. The removal that is available to you because of zada is actually pretty fun you can gang up on a single target with all your creatures: Go for Blood, Soul's Fire, Arcbond,Commando Raid, Deadshot, Swift Kick.
Also like Ramble said you can use steal effects and sac your opponents creatures to cards like Goblin Bombardment or Barrage of Expendables or your classic Phyrexian Altar. The good thing about the steal cards are you can use them on your own creatures to untap your board or give haste while they also serve to steal.
A few I'd recommend although I personally don't use them:
- Kari Zev's Expertise: Free Cantrips for the price of one!
- Hijack: Artifacts why not
- Harness by Force: Average but with Battle Hymn it has potential to be a budget Insurrection
- Bond of Passion: Pricey but with six goblins on the battlefield its like you're casting six Shocks
- Besmirch: Goad is good
- Traitorous Greed: Can be used for ramp
- Malevolent Whispers: Pump your team or steal
Looking at your decklist we more or less have the same cards which isn't surprising Zada is a pretty linear build if you do goblin tribal, but if you break away there are a couple fun things you can do such as Chaos Warp your entire board. I would cut Dualcaster Mage and Reiterate as they don't do much for Zada because Zada already does what they do but for free. Also Birgi, God of Storytelling Flip is great.
4 months ago
What happened to the search engine when adding cards? It's totally messed up from how it used to be. I used to be able to type "go wa" if I want to find Goblin Warchief and things like GO TO JAIL , Go for Blood , and Go for the Throat pop up. It used to be we could type "her in" and have Heroic Intervention pop up and now Mer Man is what is chosen. If this is a bug it's pretty annoying. If this in intentional then I cannot stress enough how monumentally stupid of a change it is.
6 months ago
Ok, I see your point so I did add Shell Shield & Infuriate which means taking out Cleansing Wildfire . I also got rid of Go for Blood and replaced it with Crash Through just because it still helps my creatures, while Opt doesn't (only Sprite Dragon "synergizes" with it). If I add cards like Opt that are mainly there for extra instants/sorceries then it turns more into an "Izzit Control" deck rather than an Orvar, The All-Forming deck. Thanks for
6 months ago
Thanks for the Sprite Dragon comment, I didn't even think about that and I knew Goblin Arsonist wasn't the best option out there. As for Shatterskull Smashing Flip I know it is better but Volcanic Geyser is an alternate win-condition late game when I have basically nothing left but have quite a few lands. As for cards like Opt & Crash Through they don't target any creatures so they don't synergize as well with Orvar, The All-Forming or Goldspan Dragon . And Shell Shield and Infuriate don't really do it for me because they have one ability that is terrible early turns where I don't really have any creatures on board and the mana at the same time to protect them. As for Cleansing Wildfire , it creates extra mana for me (as long as I have Orvar, the All-Form out and lets me draw a card too. Now Go for Blood I see the concern but it is one of the few removal cards I have and if I don't need it I can always cycle it. It also targets my creature which is great again with orval, the all-form. The only reason I run counters mainboard is to better protect orval, the all-form who can't create copies of himself if targeted by my other spells. Hopefully, that is a better explanation.
6 months ago
Sprite Dragon is much much better than Goblin Arsonist . The targeting spells could be a lot better as well. Shatterskull Smashing Flip is almost strictly better than Volcanic Geyser , Infuriate , Opt , Crash Through , Shell Shield , and Spell Strike are good cards to be using as triggers for your abilities.
Flicker of Fate . You don't really want to be bouncing tokens or things with counters on them, so this is a bad protection spell. Sejiri Shelter Flip, Feat of Resistance , or the aforementioned Shell Shield are much better. Cleansing Wildfire and Go for Blood are too expensive and don't give any extra synergy. Go For Blood doesn't even replace itself. In general, focus on cheaper spells and less countermagic. You don't want to end up in a control-y game, you want to survive the first few turns, then explode with Goldspan/Sprite Dragon + Orvar.
8 months ago
So many instants... Braid of Fire if you decide to not be budget.
Go for Blood and there are a few other fight spells in Red.
With all the Infect Fire Whip or something like it could be useful.
1 year ago
MB's Suggested Additions