Creature — Goblin
Haste (This creature can attack and as soon as it comes under your control.)
Other Goblin creatures you control get +1/+1 and have haste.
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Goblin Chieftain Discussion
1 month ago
First, I just wanted to say that I really appreciate this Primer. I was turned on to it a while back and it has very much helped my deck. (If you're curious you can find it here: here I just had a couple suggestions.
First, its not out yet, but Pyre of Heroes looks really good for this deck
Essentially, play Goblin Recruiter, stack deck so that (from top-bottom) you have Conspicuous Snoop, Torch Courier, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, and Mogg Fanatic (Torch Courier is not needed if a haste enabler is out). Draw & cast Snoop. With his ability, cast Torch Courier and give Snoop haste. Use Kiki-Jiki's ability to make infinite copies of Snoop. After that, make a copy of Goblin Recruiter and put Mogg Fanatic on top. Use its ability as Snoop and deal infinite damage to opponents.
With this combo, there is the possibility of a turn two win (though it relies on both a Christmas hand and no interaction, so its definitely a little weak).
Christmas Hand: Mana Crypt, Sol Ring, Pyretic Ritual, Goblin Recruiter, 2 mountains, and then either Goblin Warchief, Goblin Chieftain, Tuktuk Rubblefort, or Hammer of Purphoros (For now, we'll say its warchief)
- Play Mana Crypt & a Mountain.
- Tap the Crypt & play Sol Ring.
- With the left over mana and the Mountain, play Pyretic Ritual.
- Tap Sol Ring and use that mana and the Ritual mana to play Goblin Warchief (to give haste) and Goblin Recruiter.
- Order deck (from top to bottom) Conspicuous Snoop, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, and Mogg Fanatic. End Turn
- Draw Snoop
- Play 2md mountain and cast Snoop.
- Proceed with the combo above.
As I said, its definitely a long shot, but its there.
Again, thanks for this Primer. Its been super helpful!
5 months ago
Cavern of Souls: cannot pay for bolt or grenade. you really need 100% of your lands to tap for red mana or the consistency of the deck is hit hard. not being able to be hit by counter magic isn’t that much of an upside because if the opponent is playing counter magic the matchup is likely already good fo us.
Goblin Chieftain: chieftain costs 3 mana for one card that is super susceptible to removal. the whole premise of the deck is “no lords 8 whack” which means you will always be pumping out damage and not give the opponent one target that can ruin you (the one exception being Goblin Piledriver but it has such a huge upside with way less investment and if it’s removed it’s not the end of the world). if you take Reckless Bushwhacker out of the deck it falls apart. unfortunately that one card choice is not personal preference it’s just too core to the deck. some people do still decide to run chieftain but you cannot take out reckless bushwhacker for it.
Shared Animosity: is definitely worth testing 3 mana might be a bit much but the potential of the card is high.
Mogg War Marshal: saying war marshal is 10000x better than Krenkos Comand and Dragon Fodder would be an understatement. you can sac him to grenade without going down a goblin. you can sac him to Skirk Prospector for extra mana he gives Foundry Street Denizen 3 power of the course of the game. It itself is a goblin so you can play it off the top of the library with snoop. It does many other things but these are just a few that spring to mind. you almost never pay the echo and you can just give the summoning sick goblin haste with your bushwhackers.
5 months ago
Cavern of Souls Protects against counters from blue. With the number of creatures in this deck, this should be a high priority!
Lastly, being creature heavy, I understand Mogg War Marshal, but Dragon Fodder or Krenko's Command offer the same number of creatures, and power, but you get to keep both creatures without ever having to pay additional mana.
10 months ago
Hey dude thanks for the feedback! i really like Icon of Ancestrywill add it, the goblin digging of it is really neat...Kaervek's Torch is cool cause the extra 2 mana for counter! add it!...i dont like Stoke the Flames cause if goblins arent being sac´d theyll be attacking :S I do realize that Krenko is gonna have a bullseye in his head so i did put some haste givers like Fervor, Swiftfoot Boots,Goblin Bushwhacker, Goblin Chieftain, Goblin Warchief and Reckless Bushwhacker....i didnt add Lightning Greaves cause of the tag price, its a bit high and im trying to make this deck as cheap as possible!
10 months ago
11 months ago
Perk #1: Tons of great combos in this deck.
Perk #2: Every card fits an awesome theme.
Perk #3: There is a lot of low converted mana cost in this deck, which allows you to ramp up really quickly.
Issue #1: You can't have 7 copies of a card - Therefore, you would need to remove 3 copies of Goblin Chieftain.
My Suggested Fix: Add 3 different cards. You could replace the 3 copies of Goblin Chieftain with 2 copies of Foundry Street Denizen and 1 Mountain. Low cost, high value for early game consistency, and better mana consistency in the deck.
Issue #2: There are a lot of high rarity cards in this deck - which means you can only play a certain number of copies of each card. Because there is so many high-rarity creatures, you have a high likelihood to draw dead cards.
My Suggested Fix: Fill in the 3 missing copies of Goblin Chieftain with cards like Burning Inquiry, Knollspine Invocation, or Bag of Holding. That would allow you to discard the useless cards and get some value out of them.
Overall: I rate this deck 4 out of 5. Great theory-crafting, great combos, but there are some fundamental issues with it. Luckily, those issues can easily be fixed.
1 year ago
- Not sure what your budget is but here are cards I would recommend:
- For starts Id get black in your board it helps a lot beacuse: Sling-Gang Lieutenant and Munitions Expert are amazing
- I would put in 1 (max 2) Krenko, Mob Boss when it lands it accelerates hard
- Goblin Ringleader a play set is 1$ and helps the deck a lot.
- Pashalik Mons can help the deck for when your small goblins die, I would run 1
- Goblin Warchief seems amazing
- Goblin Matron lets you find the perfect goblin always
- Goblin Chieftain typically lords (+1/+1 to a creature type) is an auto 4 of. However if you are more mid-range comboy then dont have as many
- Mogg War Marshal the echo seems really bad at first but then you have death triggers which is free damage so its good id have 4
- Goblin Piledriver Gets very big and blue creatures cannot block it, and cannot be targeted by blue bounce spells. (can still be countered though :( )
- Goblin Cratermaker is a goblin that is cheap removal
- Skirk Prospector lets you play big goblins sooner. Can also synergize well with cards being there is the death trigger. You could swing for 10 then sac 10 goblins draining them for 10, which kills them with 10 power on the board.
- Mogg Fanatic is a oldy but goody, Its worth considering 1.
- Tarfire if you want to be memey this technically counts as a goblin (which means you can search for it as if it was a goblin even though its an instant).
- Aether Vial is a big money card but sooooo much fun
- Auntie's Hovel helps your mana base and so does Cavern of Souls id play 4 of each with unlimited money
- Bloodstained Mire is great it filters and can find Blood Crypt I would then run 4 mountains and one swamp. You want to run about 22 lands here no less then 21. Generally for deck construction going below 19 lands is a bad idea (minus a few combo decks, but they run a lot of blue filter cards).
- Blood Moon is a funny card to run
- Goblin Chainwhirler can be fun as well
- If artifacts are a problem then play Goblin Trashmaster
- Black also gets you Earwig Squad
- Another way to build it would be like this: OmniGoblin which is a combo kinda deck
1 year ago
Ok here my Goblin Deck:
Creatures, Goblins, 22:
2 Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin (3 cmc that permanent +1,+1 counter to itself every turn. and when attacks puts out a number of 1/1 goblins equal to uts power), not great by itself, but when its pumped is almost as good as Krenko Mob Boss, but cheaper 3 cmc, FASTER, doesnt TIE up mana like with Mob Boss, so actually better then 4 cmc Mob Boss.
4 Mox Opal
2,3,4 Wooded Foothills
2,3,4 Bloodstained Mire .
The general idea of how tgis deck works is:
Get goblins, creatures out FAST:
Either Kuldotha Rebirth either a Mox Opal, or a Memnite turn 1, or 2 memnites, 1 signal pest, or best ia 1 signal pest, 1, 2 memnites, 3 1/1 goblin tokens from rebirth.
Signal pest, or Wardriver, or Bushwhacker, or Chieftain,or Krenko Kingpin
Turn 3: kingpin, Rabblemaster, Piledriver, Goblin Grwnade
Turn 4: Rabblemaster, Piledriver, Kingpin, Goblin Grenade.
So this gets goblins out fast. Then pumps them up, then Krenko Kingpin, in addition to Kuldotha Rebirth puts out lots goblins that pump up Piledriver, Rabblemaster, STUPIDLY BIG.
So deck goes wide, and stupidly big, and fast, and removes threats, and uses the removal to burn, finiah opponents off.
Also on rare bad draws, can do 15 damage to opponent on turns 3,4 by Goblin Grenade, then Narset Reversal Copy it, for 10 damage then Genade goes back to hand, where I can recast it for 5 more damage for 15 total damage.
This also works great for destroying 10/10, 15/15 tramplers.
So here is a optimal draw, play.
Turn 1: 1,2 Memnites, 2 Mox Opal, use 1 Mox to Rebirth 3 1/1 goblins. 1 signal pest.
Board: 1 Pest, 1,2 Memnites, 3 1/1 goblins, 1 Mox Opal
Turn 2: Chieftain: everything attacks.
Board: 3, 3/2 goblin tokens, 1,2, 2/1 memnites, 1, 3/2 Chieftain. For 16 possible damage.
Turn 3: Kingpin, Pest.
Kingpin: +1 to 1/2 itself. 2/2. +1 +1 from Chieftan, 3/3, +1 from pest. 4/3. Kingpin makes 4, 1/1 goblins that hasted by Chieftain.
7 3/2 goblin tokens.
2, 2/1 memnites
1 3/2 Chieftan
1 4/3 Kingpin
32 max damage possible turn 3.
Turn 4: Piledriver, Wardriver.
Kingpin: +1 to itself, 3/3, +1 +1 from Chief, 4/4, +1 from Pest, 5/4, +1 from pest, 6/4, +1 from Wardriver, 7/4.
Kingpin makes 7, 1/1 goblins hasted, pumped by Chief.
7 + 7 more from kingpin =
14 5/2 goblin tokens, pumped by 2 pest, 1 Wardriver, 1 Chief
1 5/3 Wardriver
1 5/2 chieftain
1 7/4 kingpin
2, 4/1 memnites
2, 2/1 Pest
1 39/3 Piledriver
142 max possible damage turn 4.