Goblin Chainwhirler

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Goblin Chainwhirler

Creature — Goblin Warrior

First strike

When Goblin Chainwhirler enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to each opponent and each creature and planeswalker they control.

DreadKhan on assault

2 weeks ago

Not sure if it's really worth the investment, but the old Kjeldoran Outpost and Balduvian Trading Post can lower your land count while offering either a decent token generator or a bad damage source, Trading Post doesn't cost you mana, just fixing. I guess you'd have to pull Aether Flash to put in Outpost, so perhaps as a sideboard card? Just had a thought, but Goblin Chainwhirler is a pretty fun card to play vs decks using small creatures, not sure if 1 damage would be enough to matter compared to Flash hitting stuff for 2.

I get that instants are better than sorceries in almost all situations, but I feel like Retribution of the Meek is just much bigger than Reprisal, while still being lower to the ground than Wrath of God. Also worth a look (and cheaper) is Slaughter the Strong, which will kill all of their creatures if none are small enough to survive, and solves wide boards of even Indestructible creatures, as it's a sacrifice effect.

It's a bit out there for sure (most people openly despise these cards), but I have had some luck using Risk Factor and Browbeat to just bulk draw cards for mana in Red, the key was using it in a deck that would seriously consider playing either as a Burn spell with no possibility of cards, but that's often what it will be (most people start worrying about Fireblast and hate to go below 9 life, and might start feeding cards). I feel like your Seismic Assault is pretty synergistic, they almost have to give you the cards to avoid taking more damage, and I think you win via damage usually?

XTwistedMetalX on Look out! That Goblin Has a Grenade!

4 months ago

Removed Trained Orgg although sentimental to me, most matches are over before it comes out. Removed Magma Jet removed Raging Goblin and replaced them with more goblin tribal Muxus, Goblin Grandee Goblin Ringleader and the venerable Goblin Chainwhirler hope to get some play in soon with the new setup!

Desmous on Pioneer RDW Hazoret

9 months ago

Really cool prowess build! I think it is pretty good by itself.

Some things to maybe think about?

  • Embercleave (I know, original) It gives a prowess trigger on the cast and usually hits for 6 when it comes in.

  • If you do put 2-4 Embercleave in the mainboard, you might want to consider Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, Gets you an extra attacker to help lower the cost of the cleave, and is hard to kill being a 1/3 with First Strike. You might want to just replace Viashino Pyromancer with Kari Zev, as the extra "go wide" 2/1 Ragavan it makes helps a lot on turn 3 and 4 when you are swinging for the most damage

  • Lava Coil in the sideboard instead of Fry (if you are playing against a lot of Izzet Phoenix, if you are playing against a lot of teferi control, first off that is the best matchup so you shouldn't have to really use Fry) deals with Thing in the Ice  Flip and Arclight Phoenix, and a lot of the things Winota, Joiner of Forces deck likes to play.

  • Chandra, Torch of Defiance (for more midrange reach) also gives prowess trigger, card draw, and a little ramp / control for grindy midrange matchups. Sideboard and probably replaces the Experimental Frenzy on the games it comes in from the sideboard

  • Improve landbase, Castle Embereth is an easy add I think, it is pretty easy to come in untapped, so it is very beneficial up to 4 Ramunap Ruins as if you are the aggro deck, the 6 ish damage you probably average from tapping it for red should not matter against most control or midrange decks if you win.

  • Bomat Courier for card draw, although it will be going further away from the prowess game plan, but I'm just giving you cards and ideas you might want to try!

  • Glorybringer for midrange matchups, takes a defender out for your prowess creatures before blocks (this is sideboard ofc)

  • I would put the Goblin Chainwhirler in the sideboard and put a more versatile 3 drop in the deck. Chainwhirler could be amazing in your metagame, but in mine Ahn-Crop Crasher removing a blocker on a big attack turn is usually better for me

Again, you have to build your deck to your metagame, so just giving you some cards // ideas!

BotaNickill on SmashZea Your FaceZea

1 year ago

zapyourtumor, Thanks for the vote of confidence! I do have some Eidolon of the Great Revel around here somewhere I think. I have always been on the fence about this card cause burn usually does enough damage on its own to the user without any help, but yes it does have its uses! Vexing Devil I feel is good because its one mana for four damage! And if it sticks on the field it's a force to be dealt with. Goblin Chainwhirler I just picked up a foil copy of and that is in the deck already, I'll add it to the list. Personally I'd really like to get the Bonecrusher Giants as its a burn spell, red devotion, and a big creature all in one card. I appreciate the comments and suggestions! Thanks!

zapyourtumor on SmashZea Your FaceZea

1 year ago

I like the deck, but I'm not sure how good Figure of Destiny and Vexing Devil are. The former always only gives 1 devotion even when it's been upgraded a ton while the latter is usually sacrificed so it doesn't count towards devotion.

Have you considered Eidolon of the Great Revel? It hurts you a lot too so I'm not sure of it here (it would definitely suck against faster decks like burn) but I feel like it would be a great help most of the time. Goblin Wardriver might be okay as well. If only Reckless Bushwhacker had RRR cost it would be great with burning tree. Goblin Chainwhirler may be a decent sideboard card since there are a lot of x/1 creatures nowadays.

Frostfrenzy on The hottest dance

1 year ago

3 mana suggestions would be Goblin Chainwhirler , Priest of Urabrask , Ghitu Journeymage and Storm Caller , Kessig Malcontents (if you run a decent more amount of humans next to your commander)

NorinTheWise on Norin's ETB Extravaganza

1 year ago

king-saproling: Mindclaw Shaman happens to be my pet card for this deck haha. I absolutely love it, it is even my playmat. It has also been an absolute powerhouse everytime I have cast it so far.

I was debating putting Engineer in for Goblin Chainwhirler . So far Chainwhirler has been very lack luster. 3 red is harder to cast with all my colorless lands and it is often times a dud in hand. Thoughts?

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