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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Goblin Spymaster Discussion

um_fido on EDH - Why are you hitting yourself?

1 month ago

BTW, maybe Goblin Spymaster and Grand Melee will motivate your opponents to keep attacking

Vessiliana on Queen Marchesa: Turn up the Heat

1 month ago

Have you considered Goblin Spymaster ? In my meta, there is a Karazikar goad deck that utilizes it to great effect.

HerbieWingis on Sword and Shield Beasts of War

4 months ago

Deck looks fun and good so far! I like it. I have a comment to start. Tahngarth's ability works similarly to Kaalia of the Vast in the sense that there is no attack trigger, so for things like Bear Umbra the ability does not trigger when you give him to other players to attack, so it's really only useful on other creatures.

Interestingly enough, even if you kept him on an opponent's field for a full turn cycle, this actually is bad! Since they control Tahngarth, they will get the benefit, due to the card's wording. You only control the things attached to Tahngarth, so since Bear Umbra gives the ability to Tahngarth's text, the opponent would get to untap lands.

All this ^^^ was more just of interest rather than general advice.

Moving on, in your OTHER category. You have a LOT of incentives to get people to not attack you, too many in fact. I'll tell you which ones I think are best, but it's up to your personal preference which ones to cut. I think the Curse of Predation , Curse of Disturbance , Bloodthirsty Blade , Frenzied Saddlebrute , Disrupt Decorum , Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor , Shiny Impetus , Xantcha, Sleeper Agent , and Goblin Spymaster are the best personally, as they are the most effective at goading.

I have already explained Bear Umbra , and the same goes for Sword of the Animist , since there aren't attack triggers. I think that Banshee's Blade is not good compared to your other cards.

I think Dimir House Guard is really not that great, and you have enough other tutors to get Tahngarth.

Cunning Rhetoric is a fabulous card for this deck (also in general, holy moly I'm glad I know about this card now). Your monarch cards might not be that great to have, but I think it's worth play-testing. I think it might make it hard for you, since you can't attack a person who is the monarch for fear that they will attack you, although this can be counteracted through goad cards.

Otherwise, I think this deck is pretty cool, and I approve of it.

abby315 on Obeka Ultimatum EDH Deck Idea

9 months ago

Archfiend of Depravity, Goblin Spymaster, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Archfiend of Despair, etc. This Scryfall search gets you a bunch of cards that have an end step trigger.

I will say the obvious, why would you give your opponents the ability to end their turn early and avoid a nasty effect? Are you looking to be hyper-political and make deals? That's the only reason I would see to run this kind of thing, but I can see why it'd be fun.

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