Goblin War Paint

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Common
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common

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Goblin War Paint

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has haste.

Goblin War Paint Discussion

Optimator on krenko gobbos

8 months ago

I would highly recommend a bit more card-draw and a few untappers. Krenko does amazing with a few untappers.

Magewright's Stone is good. Thousand-Year Elixir is great too. Umbral Mantle is decent. Puppet Strings is good on a budget. Illusionist's Bracers are a good choice too. You don't need to go nuts but having three or so untappers in the 99 will serve you well. If you can tutor up Skirk Prospector, Krenko can go infinite with Thornbite Staff, though it just recently spiked in price.

Good red card draw is rare but every EDH deck needs a little. Reforge the Soul, Faithless Looting, Cathartic Reunion, Outpost Siege, Mind's Eye, Skullclamp, and Wild Guess are good. Staff of Nin is good on a budget too.

You have almost no ramp at all. Goblins are pretty low to the ground but every deck needs a little ramp. Krenko usually has a bulls-eye on his back so you'll want to be able to recast him. Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Fire Diamond, Mind Stone, Darksteel Ingot, Coldsteel Heart, Hedron Archive, Ur-Golem's Eye, and Gilded Lotus might be good places to start.

I would highly recommend dropping all the combat tricks. In a multiplayer setting with increased life totals they just don't have the "oomf" that they do in regular 60-card formats.

I would also drop Hedron Blade, Stormrider Rig, Claws of Valakut, Goblin War Paint, and Messenger's Speed. No good in EDH. War Horn is decent for Krenko but there are better cards out there so if things get tight you can drop it easily enough.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Tiana; Like an Enchantress but... Not

10 months ago

I would fix your mana base first. Average EDH decks have 45 mana sources, and Tiana definitely needs it, so consider more lands or rocks like Gilded Lotus/Boros Cluestone/Commander's Sphere/Fire Diamond/Marble Diamond etc etc. Fiery Mantle/Dragon Breath could replace Mark of Fury/Goblin War Paint? Guise of Fire/Bonds of Faith/Prophetic Ravings could replace Bloodshed Fever/Hammerhand/Cartouche of Zeal? Graceblade Artisan is a great duplicate of Champion of the Flame, it could replace Favored Hoplite/Call To Serve. If you want more combat map control you could run Goblin Spymaster/Overwhelming Splendor. Immolation/Inferno Fist are good duplicates of Ordeal of Purphoros.

Other than these replacements, I think you made a fine deck. I would include more finishers like Shiv's Embrace/Splinter Twin/Elemental Mastery/Burning Anger/Battle Mastery, or include a combo with Battered Golem/Paradox Engine/Endbringer/Traxos, Scourge of Kroog. I think some weaker finishers in this deck right now are Giant Spectacle/Lightning Reflexes/Madcap Skills/Lightning Talons. And I think Gift of Immortality is alright, but it doesn't protect your auras in extension if a creature-only board wipe happens, so another indestructible spells would be better.

I like the neat combo of Pariah and Tiana, and your enchantment based draw engines + Auratog/Faith Healer is another neat combo. Curse of Opulence is a great include, it's a one drop that adds influences damage away from you and toward your 120 combined life goal. Umbra Mystic/Anax and Cymede/Heavenly Blademaster are also great includes!

TheVectornaut on

2 years ago

I'm not sure I'd classify this as burn, and moreover, I'm not sure that I'd want to mix ramp and burn in the first place. Because burn tends to want to close out the game as quickly as possible with an onslaught of spells and ramp tends to want to accelerate to bombs as quickly as possible, the potential for interference between the strategies is high. Every turn you spend burning your opponent is a turn you didn't spend ramping, and vice versa. Given the list you have, I'd focus on the ramp. Goblin Shortcutter, Skitter of Lizards, and Akoum Firebird are aggressive plays that could probably be stronger as additional ramp consistency. Lightning Bolt is the only aggressive card that might have merit as a splash due to its flexibility.

Furthermore, it may be worth dropping red altogether. Soulbright Flamekin and Vessel of Volatility pack a punch, but the preponderance of red mana makes it difficult to cast a bomb like Pelakka Wurm. Unless you intend to include only red and colorless beaters, I see the red-centric strategy posing a serious risk to the game-plan. There are some advantages to red, I will admit. If you run a large suite of mana dorks like Cobra hinted at, Xenagos, the Reveler becomes a very strong follow-up play. Some of my favorite dorks in Gruul are Arbor Elf, Voyaging Satyr, Garruk Wildspeaker, Magus of the Candelabra, and Burning-Tree Emissary. These cards work well with multi-mana sources: Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Gruul Turf, Utopia Sprawl, and so on. I also appreciate that red gives access to solid haste options, although I'm not certain Goblin War Paint is the strongest of said options. I've personally been using Cyclops of Eternal Fury since he, like most bombs, can be fetched by a Fierce Empath. Xenagos, God of Revels is also really strong off of Tooth and Nail. Finally, there's always R/G's classic strategy of building up serious mana just to Banefire your opponent to death.

Back on the green side of things, I would recommend having a few more big plays at your disposal. It's pretty common for ramp to have bombs countered, so unless you are rocking a set of Vexing Shusher, having a little redundancy could be a big help. When I'm not making use of the original eldrazi titans, I like using Primeval Titan, Regal Force, Engulfing Slagwurm, Worldspine Wurm, Pathbreaker Ibex, and Archetype of Endurance. Primal Surge and Genesis Wave are also a joy to play. Anyway, those are just some of my musings on ramp after years of my own homebrewing. Staying in the casual format offers enormous opportunity for the archetype, so don't take anything I say as gospel and always be on the lookout for new options.

Omeros on Bogles on Fire

2 years ago

You're going to want a small amount of removal. The usual Bogles deck is GW and so has 3-4 Path to Exile. In your case I'd run 3-4 Lightning Bolt to remove problem creatures (infect, mainly) but also to give you reach when your opponent is low.

I'm not wild about some of your auras, either, because they don't grow your Bogles large enough to both provide a real clock and to prevent them from trading if blocked. Looking for cheap auras that buff in RG, I see:Senseless Rage, Maniacal Rage, Infectious Bloodlust, Goblin War Paint. You can also consider Taste for Mayhem and Dust Corona for power buffs that don't boost toughness, if needed.

DaringApprentice on Hope You Didn't Want That

2 years ago

Sweet deck! I didn't realize how interesting Yasova was to me until I started thinking of ways to use her ability better.

I see you have Willbreaker, letting you keep the creatures you temporarily steal. Some other options for keeping these creatures past the end of the turn could be Conjurer's Closet, Deadeye Navigator, Synod Sanctum, Cold Storage, Nephalia Smuggler, and Ghostly Flicker, which all return creatures back under your control without you having to return them to their owners.

You could also use Hellkite Charger, Breath of Fury, or World at War to trigger Yasova's ability multiple times per turn.

With Glaring Spotlight, you can steal your opponents' creatures that have hexproof. To steal your opponents' noncreature artifacts, try turning them into creatures with options like Toymaker and Titania's Song, and to steal your opponents' noncreature lands, try turning them into creatures with Lifespark Spellbomb or Quirion Druid.

Land suggestions include Command Tower, Frontier Bivouac, Rootbound Crag, Opal Palace, Lumbering Falls, Temple of Abandon, Temple of Mystery, Vivid Crag, Vivid Creek, and Vivid Grove.

If you don't want to give the creatures back after you've stolen them, you can use sacrifice effect cards to get rid of them for profit. Some powerful sacrifice engines include Ashnod's Altar, Culling Dais, Barrin, Master Wizard, Bloodshot Cyclops, Jalira, Master Polymorphist, Profaner of the Dead, Scourge of Skola Vale, Evolutionary Leap, Goblin Bombardment, Perilous Forays, Shivan Harvest, Momentous Fall, High Market, Life's Legacy, and Primal Growth.

To make your opponents' creatures easier to steal, you can use power-reduction cards such as Cumber Stone, Schismotivate, Downsize, Dampening Pulse, or Agoraphobia.

You can also make opponents' creatures easier to steal by increasing Yasova's power, with any of these or other boosting cards: Kessig Wolf Run, Ceta Disciple, Llanowar Augur, Moonveil Dragon, Ursapine, Wolfir Silverheart, Bonesplitter, Hero's Blade, O-Naginata, Ring of Kalonia, Sai of the Shinobi, Shuko, Sigil of Distinction, Silver-Inlaid Dagger, Sword of the Chosen, Boar Umbra, Briar Shield, Elephant Guide, Exoskeletal Armor, Forced Adaptation, Giant Spectacle, Goblin War Paint, Inferno Fist, Madcap Skills, Moldervine Cloak, Mythic Proportions, Quest for the Gemblades, Rancor, Seal of Strength, Shape of the Wiitigo, Spectral Flight, Spider Umbra, Taste for Mayhem, Volcanic Strength, Wurmweaver Coil, Blossoming Defense, Brute Force, Giant Growth, Groundswell, Invigorate, Might of Oaks, Mutagenic Growth, Prey's Vengeance, Strength of the Tajuru, Wax/Wane, Blessings of Nature, Elven Rite, Give / Take, Increasing Savagery, Phytoburst, Reckless Charge, and Soul's Might

Tortuous_TG18 on A new twist on standard, for less than $20.

3 years ago

No problem SpookyToe, and now that I look ever more at Blightcaster and more at some of the Standard Auras, I see your point, and as black Auras aren't the greatest, like you've said, I would suggest red for some cards such as Infectious Bloodlust and/ or Goblin War Paint, or some blue for Auras including Invocation of Saint Traft and/or Stratus Walk and possibly Ghostly Wings to give your Graceblade Artisan flying and boosting it even more in Ghostly Wings' case. Like I said, I'm not qualified to just throw Auras in your face, as I do not play enchantments often, but looking at the Standard Auras on this website right here(http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?page=0&sort=color+&type=%20%5B%22Enchantment%22%5D&subtype=%20%5B%22Aura%22%5D&format=%7C%5B%22Standard%22%5D), I thought to try and help you out some more. I've also built an enchantment deck not too long ago, but it's Commander, so feel free to check it out if you wish (it is right here ---->Excessive Enchantments), but other than that, I hope I've helped and good luck to you, friend.

landofMordor on Pack Attack

3 years ago

Seems like you've got a lot of non-essentials in the deck -- most Standard decks are 60 cards (~24 lands and ~36 spells) so that you've got a higher chance of drawing the good cards. Right off the bat, Convicted Killer  Flip is objectively worse than Lambholt Pacifist  Flip, so ideally you'd have 4 of the Pacifist and no Killers. Hinterland Logger  Flip, Gatstaf Arsonists  Flip, Ember-Eye Wolf, Howlpack Wolf, and Solitary Hunter all seem like they clog up your draws and unnecessarily tie up your mana. On the noncreature side, you don't need so many combat tricks, especially Aim High, Might Beyond Reason, Goblin War Paint, Senseless Rage, and Haunted Cloak. The other plus side to thinning out your creatures is that you don't need so many combat tricks and auras, so the ones you do keep can be your best ones.

Also, if you're going for Delirium activation, I'd recommend Vessel of Nascency over Nissa's Renewal (since it's so much faster and gets stuff in your grave). In general, I'd recommend a Spirit of the Hunt or two to replace combat tricks, Prey Upon for Rabid Bite (less mana), a Silverfur Partisan or two to deter control, Howlpack Resurgence as a permanent version of one of your combat tricks, and more Werewolf lords in general -- Geier Reach Bandit  Flip especially. Those should mostly be really budget options you should be able to trade for easily.

Good luck, and keep brewing! Let me know if that helps!

Argy on Allens black/red

3 years ago

Let's try to tighten this up a bit.

I would remove the following, for the reasons given:

Removing those cards should make your deck 60 cards.

Putting in four Foreboding Ruins and taking out two Mountains and two Swamps would also be a great idea.

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