Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician

Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician

Legendary Creature — Goblin Advisor

Whenever another Goblin you control becomes blocked, sacrifice it. If you do, it deals 4 damage to each creature blocking it.

Sacrifice two Mountains: Create two 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks Anthology (DD3) Rare
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins (EVG) Rare
Time Spiral (TSP) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician occurrence in decks from the last year

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Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician Discussion

Cmeche on I want to quickly flood ...

8 months ago

I'm making two decks for two friends. This is one of them.

What I want to do is get a ton of goblins onto the field in a short amount of time and just relentlessly overwhelm everyone. The deck is almost all creatures, all of them goblins. Most of the creature cards generate goblin tokens. I'm hoping to stay under $50.

I figured there would be no point in pumping each other up because of Raid Bombardment , and not much reason to make each other cheaper because of Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician , at which point each 1/1 goblin is getting a possible 4 additional damage, and another possible 4 damage if blocked. Is this a good move?

I've also included Brightstone Ritual and Indomitable Creativity for the mid-game when my hand gets low, I can sac a bunch of tokens and literally throw a ton of goblins onto the battlefield from the library. Good move?

How did I do?

DemMeowsephs on

10 months ago

Nice, I always wanted to do a Goblin Tribal deck but never got around to it. It's a pretty sweet deck, though I would consider some of the following cards: Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin , Pashalik Mons , Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician , Goblin Chieftain , Goblin Matron , Skirk Prospector , Goblin Trashmaster , Hordeling Outburst , Dragon Fodder , Legion Warboss , Goblin Rabblemaster , Metallic Mimic , Coat of Arms , Vanquisher's Banner , Urza's Incubator , Ruby Medallion , Door of Destinies , and finally Herald's Horn . If you find this usefull I would appreciate if you support my deck, A Deal with the Devil! Hope these cards help!

Cyfer on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

1 year ago


Well I've been agonizing over it and I think I'm going to take out the Lattice anyway. It only exists to enable combos, which seems kind of like a dead card, plus it has negative synergy with Blood Moon and its Magus.

I really like Thran Dynamo , but have you ever considered that Basalt Monolith goes infinite with Rings of Brighthearth ? Not that we really need infinite mana but it's just an extra interaction that can help us cast our spells with limited mountains at our disposal.

Tbh with Lattice going away I will probably get rid of Goblin Welder . And undeniable solid card, I hardly get to use him like I would like to. I do encounter a ton of manarocks at my LGS and in my playgroup so I may keep Treasure Nabber , but all he usually accomplishes is painting a target on my head, so he may get scrapped later. With that being said I think I see the potential for Scour from Existence more than Spine of Ish Sah . Being able to stop things at instant speed is just too important. My LGS is flooded with reanimation, and being able to exile a critical piece at a critical moment is more valuable to me I think.

I think I may put a Mana Web back in the deck, I'm seeing a lot of Chromatic Lantern and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth .

Final Fortune is definitely something I will consider, since often times all I need is one more turn to end someone before they catch back up and blow be back to where I can no longer compete. But I also can't really find anything else I want in that has synergy with Sundial of the Infinite so that and Sundial is probably out.

I like Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs better I think, I get to sac those creatures with Goblin Bombardment and Vicious Shadows will trigger off of them as well. Also triggers Purphoros, God of the Forge and Impact Tremors .

Why do you run Fervor over Hammer of Purphoros ? I guess it's just harder to remove?

I never realized Shared Animosity doesn't stop Raid Bombardment and gets around things like Ensnaring Bridge , that's a silly oversight on my part.

Why Burnished Hart over Solemn Simulacrum ? I would think because of the two mountains that Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician can immediately utilize but I feel like card advantage is something this deck needs. Also Simulacrum is ridiculous if Feldon of the Third Path finds his way back into the deck, which I think he deserves because he can recur more Haste effects, ETB goblin triggers, and also works awesome with Rings and Illusionist's Bracers . He's just 6 mana for all of that which is a little hefty.

xram666 on Krenko, Token Boss

1 year ago

Nice deck. +1 from me.

And I have some suggestion from my Krenk deck Krenko's Mob

For Token Produktion: Goblin Instigator, Beetleback Chief and Kuldotha Rebirth

Some finishers: Clickslither, Burn at the Stake and Massive Raid

No goblins but absoluty nuts: Ogre Battledriver and Kruin Striker

And last but not least: Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician, Quest for the Goblin Lord and Obsidian Battle-Axe (Krenko is a warrior)

Liquidbeaver on The Misty Mountains

1 year ago

I am working on a Borborygmos deck myself and I figured I would suggest a card that is working very well in my Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician deck, since it also does a lot of non-combat damage:

Soul-Scar Mage

This will allow your lightning bolts from Borby to permanently nerf all the creatures it hits, as well as allow you to kill Indestructible creatures.

Super strong, and the only card of its kind.

GoldenMunchkin on Goblin tokens

2 years ago

Hexaflexagon Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician was only put in to see how long it took for someone to recommend the obviously better 4 drop and If i end up adding a lord it will probably be Goblin Chieftain as it costs less and the haste is more valuable than artifact removal esspecially in game 1

Hexaflexagon on Goblin tokens

2 years ago

Have you tried Krenko, Mob Boss and Goblin Trashmaster(when it comes out)? I'm not a big fan of Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician as your land total is quite low.

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