Goblin Arsonist

Goblin Arsonist

Creature — Goblin Shaman

When Goblin Arsonist dies (is put into a graveyard from the battlefield), you may have it deal 1 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Goblin Arsonist Discussion

FormOverFunction on Need some help refining dragon …

5 months ago

1) I don’t play modern or any other competitive stuff like that, so please be prepared to second-guess everything I say on these subjects. 2) If the burn is more focused on buying you time in the beginning of the game, I’d recommend you consider little creatures like Careless Celebrant or Goblin Arsonist as blockers-with-benefits. Some have limitations on targets (read: creatures only) but it may be one of the answers you’re looking for.

KTornado45 on

7 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.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on

7 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.

ClockworkSwordfish on

1 year ago

Are you sure about Akki Rockspeaker? You need two mana available to play him even if you are left with one mana open afterwards. This is also the case if you had just played a one-mana goblin... and in the Rockspeaker's case, he's just a vanilla 1/1 after he's shown up. Any one-mana goblin with any sort of ability is just a strict upgrade. Some options I'd possibly consider include Fanatical Firebrand, Goblin Arsonist and Mudbutton Clanger!

DBCooper on

1 year ago

Collateral Damage, Boggart Shenanigans, and Goblin Arsonist may be worth considering.

I have a modern deck that has a similar aim which you may like taking a look at here: Exploding Goblins - $40 Budget Build

Overall Great deck +1

Gomoomog on Goblin Tokens Burn

1 year ago

Collateral Damage and Artillerize are good burn spells for tokens. Goblin Arsonist and Mudbutton Torchrunner are good targets for sacrifice spells as well.

Gattison on pauper mono red sacrifice (dog dick)

2 years ago

Grim Initiate won't give you a body until it dies. Plus if you get two out and sac them both, you'll only get one extra body out of it.

Meanwhile Goblin Instigator gives you a body right away, which can be used for blocking if necessary. And if you get two out, that means two extra bodies. My vote goes to the Goblin.

However if you really would prefer a one-drop in that slot, there's always Goblin Arsonist .

stensiagamekeeper on Advertise your MODERN deck!

2 years ago

One of my many experiments with variations on the traditional goblin midrange lists till I find something that's competitive. Most of the old gang is back together but turns out 4 and 5 drops can be a little slow in modern. To compensate I'm trying out an infinite combo that uses mostly cheap gobbos I would be running anyway.



Goblin Arsonist is a card I played with on magic duels back in the day and it's really awesome that I'm getting to play him again in modern. XD

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