Goblin Spymaster

Goblin Spymaster

Creature — Goblin Rogue

First Strike

At the beginning of each opponent's end step, that player creates a 1/1 red Goblin creature token with "Creatures you control attack each combat if able."

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Goblin Spymaster Discussion

Phostration on Attack Me But Don't Hurt …

1 month ago

My first commander deck. There have been a couple of legendaries that I have seen and thought, "you know that looks like it would be fun as a commander/brawl," but Thantis, the Warweaver made me say "Ok, I gotta put a deck together."

Behold my Thantis deck Attack Me But Don't Hurt Me UwU (WIP).

I knew from the start that I wanted 3 things to happen:

  1. I wanted to make ALOT of tokens on my side of the field AND on the opponents side of the field,

  2. I wanted to make it so that the opponent is forced to attack me each turn and,

  3. To make it so that their creatures attacking cause them to lose life and I gain life or counters etc, while when I attack, I deal TONS OF DAMAGE.

I would say the enchantments make a pretty good majority of the theme cards. There are some important Creature cards like Hungry Lynx, Goblin Spymaster, and Grismold, the Dreadsower, but others like Adun Oakenshield and Urabrask the Hidden are for their pure utility.

I am used to making Modern and Casual Kitchen table decks so trying to figure out which card to take out and which card to not have at all in the deck has been interesting. 100 singles is ALOT harder than 60 with a limit of 4 on each card.

I'm not looking to be winning tournaments with this deck, but I do want to be able to have fun and winning is a nice little bonus :).

Suggestions are appreciated and memes are welcome, so why not both?

Phostration on Mangara's Mono-white Value UNFINISHED

1 month ago

I don't usually comment on commander decks but this looks interesting! Based on that commander what I would do is create an environment where you are generating creatures for the enemy that are 0 or 1 power (or making them that power with enchantments etc) and then forcing them to swing to draw and get your win conditions from there. Orim's Prayer comes to mind. Forbidden Orchard and Goblin Spymaster would be great, but of course you don't have red so Gideon Jura might be a good replacement. Sorry if this doesn't pertain to your deck idea much! Just had a thought and wanted to share :)

multimedia on I'm Mr. Marisi, Look at me!

2 months ago

Hey, you don't have 100 cards, don't need to make cuts just yet ;)

Your deck is missing Marisi as Commander. In the deck editor add the CMDR tag after Marisi text.

Marisi, Breaker of the Coil *CMDR*

Doing this will make Marisi the official Commander and show the card image.

Sol Ring, Arcane Signet, Eladamri's Call are some staple cards within the budget here.

Goblin Spymaster is another repeatable way to give your opponents creatures. Bedlam makes it so your opponents kill each other with unblockable creatures since they're not going to be attacking you. Mass Hysteria gives all creatures haste. Grenzo, Havoc Raiser and Agitator Ant can be repeatable goad.

The shadow ability is good with Marisi since opponents are not going to have creatures with shadow thus shadow creatures will consistently do combat damage to a player and trigger Marisi.

More flying creatures will also consistently do combat damage to a player to trigger Marisi.

Land upgrades to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Kelsien's Army of Tims

5 months ago

Hey, nice budget version.

Gift of Doom for it's morph cost is good deathtouch/protection for Kelsien. Open the Armory is a budget tutor to get Gift or a deathtouch equipment. Double strike is very good in combination with deathtouch. This combo of attacking abilities with Kelsien makes him basically unblockable in combat and take advantage of his high power to do a lot of Commander damage.

Mask of Memory is good repeatable draw especially with double strike triggering it's combat damage ability twice. With as much pinging as you have here then consider adding cards that give your opponents creatures? Once Kelsien has deathtouch then it will be difficult for your opponents to keep creatures or even want to play creatures, but you want your opponents to have creatures so you can keep getting experience counters and growing Kelsien.

General's Enforcer has good interaction with Kelsien giving him indestructible and then his ability can exile creatures you kill with Kelsien. There's other creatures in Mardu colors who can benefit from experience counters who are worth adding.

Good luck with your deck.

Gleeock on Marisi, C-C-C-C-Corona Breaker

5 months ago

These are the hard questions we ask. I like the ant better than Orzhov Advokist at least for this because ant is rewarding action instead of rewarding inaction (which feels to be against the spirit of the deck, it can push people to not get behind the 8-ball & has some bizarre bit of telegraphing to it: You might get warning on who they plan to attack with what depending on what they select for ant... It is also going to mean that things that grow stronger with counters are going to opt-in on that every time.... Its all kindof cutsie, but I do think it is reasonable to have cutesie at cost. Goblin Spymaster usually is my first replacement pick for replacement although I do love him.. Mercy Killing is another tough removal, my original reason for removal was that it was creature-based removal & creatures are rarely my major issue (typically I want to utilize opponents bangers), but it is a really solid conversion tool for early indestructible Eldrazi drops at instant-speed or late game bruisers (where this deck CAN suffer) I think of targeted some goading as pseudo-removal with less wasted damage... But yeah sometimes you just need TRUE removal.

Coward_Token on Marisi, C-C-C-C-Corona Breaker

5 months ago

Yeah I kind of dismissed Agitator Ant because I figured that like Orzhov Advokist it could be bad that you're actively making people consider whether to attack you or not. However, I'll concede that it's an important distinction that they given the option of putting the counters on one of their creatures and attack you with the rest and/or put them on a creature that you've already goaded. Dunno what it'd replace though; Goblin Spymaster? (Token gifting and non-goaded forced attacking isn't quite as important here as it is with Gahiji after all.)

You know how I feel about the Impetus =) You could take out Mercy Killing and replace it with any of the naya-Impetuses for fun, I'm just reluctant to cut down on what little removal I have. I'm glad WotC is paying attention to goad, makes me think this deck has a bright future ahead of itself

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