Creature — Goblin
Haste (This creature can attack and : as soon as it enters the battlefield)
When Goblin Ringleader enters the battlefield, reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all Goblin cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Goblin Ringleader occurrence in decks from the last year
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Goblin Ringleader Discussion
1 month ago
Omniscience_is_life, some examples of how the 5 modern-playable tribes operate, to give you an idea of what you’re up against:
Humans have creatures that grow very bog very quickly in both Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant . Almost every other human is then actively ruining the opponent ability to play (i.e. Meddling Mage , Kitesail Freebooter , Reflector Mage ), or providing backup damage (i.e. Mantis Rider )
Spirits function down a similar line to humans, except with everything in the air, and lots more lords. They buff with the likes of Drogskol Captain and Selfless Spirit , and disrupt with the likes of Skyclave Apparition , Spell Queller and Mausoleum Wanderer . They even have built in protection in the form of Rattlechains and Selfless Spirit .
Goblins are a hyper aggressive deck aiming to win by comboing off, or besting you down. Their combo pieces are Conspicuous Snoop and Boggart Harbinger (putting Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker on top then Sling-Gang Lieutenant to win). They can easily assemble their pieces with the likes of Goblin Matron and Goblin Ringleader . They also have a lot of aggressive go-wide threats to try winning without the combo.
Merfolk are less interactive than the 3 above decks, and because of that, generally weaker. Almost everything they run is a lord and/or grants islandwalk ( Lord of Atlantis , Master of the Pearl Trident etc), and they aim to simply race the opponent by swinging in with lots of 5/5 unblockable merfolk thanks to the likes of Spreading Seas . They basically aim to race the game, so their interaction is just to mess with their opponent, like Merfolk Trickster , Harbinger of the Tides etc.
The above decks can all win their games by turn 4 or 5, most of them giving the opponent constant grief while doing so.
As a further example, Slivers are not a modern-viable tribe, because just throwing creatures down on the board and hoping for the best doesn’t cut it in the modern environment.
I think you need to consider what you’re actually getting out of Dryads, and whether you want this to be a competitive deck, or a casual/meme deck.
7 months ago
Ok, heeeeeeereee weeee GO!!
- Conclave Mentor
- Elite Scaleguard
- Zada, Hedron Grinder
- Sprite Dragon
- Viral Drake
- Bloodthirsty Aerialist
- Foundry Inspector
- Radiant, Archangel
- Battle Squadron
- Kabira Vindicator
- Nephalia Smuggler
- Benalish Heralds
- Llanowar Tribe
- Goblin Ringleader
- Callow Jushi / Jaraku the Interloper
- Shanna, Sisay's Legacy
- Twinblade Paladin
- Reverent Hoplite
- Jubilant Mascot
- Mischievous Chimera
7 months ago
Makes sense. Maybe sleeve up this deck with some proxy cards and test to see which version you like best. After some thought, I think your best bet will be replacing your ib-halfhearts and maybe coat of arms with Goblin Ringleader, that's probably your best bet for helping your deck survive into the long game.
7 months ago
If you have the budget, are willing to splash black, and are fine with combo, you could lean into Conspicuous Snoop and include Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Boggart Harbinger, and Sling-Gang Lieutenant. That way, you won't need to outlast the opponents because you can combo win on one turn.
Hope this helps!
7 months ago
paytongamer: It will probably be a while before I can play it in person again, but as soon as I do I will definitely post my thoughts here
8 months ago
SirChris39, thank you. I appreciate that. The most important goblins to include are as follows: Goblin Recruiter, Goblin Ringleader, Skirk Prospector, and Goblin Chirurgeon. Also include protection, haste enablers, and untappers of your choice. Lightning Greaves and Thousand-Year Elixir are notable in that they fulfill multiple needs at once. I hope this helps you brew!
9 months ago
Mind you, the ability isn't as good, since they go in your hand (with Ringleader) instead of in play (with Muxus), but still thins your deck out & allows you to draw cards sooner (as early as turn 2 or 3) instead of turn 4 or 5 with Muxus.
10 months ago
At least it doesn’t take 45 minutes to play!
I know didn’t design the cards either. I did make this deck, just as I made an earlier version of it that ran Goblin Ringleader. I don’t claim any special genius on making RDW.
Sorry I insulted your boring deck bro.