Putrid Goblin

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Putrid Goblin

Creature — Zombie Goblin

Persist (When this creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

DawnsRayofLight on But, it's no sacrifice No sacrifice

2 weeks ago

I mean, it seems strong. It should do rather well, the only worry I see is how it will do against

1) very strong aggro based decks like Isshin, Two Heavens as One, Jetmir, Nexus of Revels, and Godo, Bandit Warlord--> board wipes should help keep these under control to an extent, and fortunately board wipes work with your strategy.

2) Combo decks--> these can be trickier as turbo decks can go off quick and other combo decks can have infinite life strategies. (though I think your commander gets around that, I think the life loss he triggers is counted as commander damage, someone correct me if I am wrong)


3) games that go too late: I can see a deck like this running out of steam

Lurrus is a helpful piece to the list but it may be worth considering dropping the companion requirement after testing to relieve yourself of the restriction which gives you access to more cards that I think would honestly make the deck stronger. (combos like sac outlet + Karmic Guide + Reveillark for infinite sac loops, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed (especially with Putrid Goblin and Puppeteer Clique with a sac outlet for another loop), one of my favorite things to do back in the days of zombie pod was Geralf's Messenger + Restoration Angel)

DawnsRayofLight on Graveyard Shift

3 weeks ago

It may seem janky, but many of the sagas work well in Muldrotha

Phyrexian Scriptures

The Cruelty of Gix

The Phasing of Zhalfir

2 of the above are recurring board wipes

Perpetual Timepiece for protection and more mill

Hermit Druid can help the turbo aspect of the deck, especially if you play Thassa's Oracle and related cards

Jeweled Lotus Is helpful for casting/recasting Muldrotha

Some other combos you could consider:

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Melira, Sylvok Outcast combo well with persist creatures like River Kelpie, Woodfall Primus, Glen Elendra Archmage, Putrid Goblin, and Puppeteer Clique as infinite sac targets.

Melira also works with Devoted Druid for infinite mana

Mikaeus also combos with Walking Ballista (and a sac outlet) or Triskelion

Walking Ballista is a good outlet for infinite mana as is Finale of Devastation

DawnsRayofLight on Chainer, Dementia Master

2 months ago

As someone who has played Chainer for close to a decade, I have some suggestions I would like to offer. (though everyone's decks run differently!)

34-35 lands is usually enough. I would recommend 34 with Agadeem's Awakening  Flip that gives you 5 spots:

In those spots:

Mana Crypt

Thought Vessel

Charcoal Diamond

Coldsteel Heart

Jet Medallion

(Or all the expensive artifacts like Grim Monolith or what have you)

In place of:

1x Cast Down--> Lethal Scheme: This card is amazing in any reanimator list

1x Culling the Weak--> Phyrexian Altar: you need more sac outlets with some staying power

1x Dismember--> Soul Transfer: seems janky, but versatile

1x Doom Blade--> Baleful Mastery: you can hit more with it.

1x Go for the Throat--> Infernal Grasp

1x Power Word Kill--> Deadly Rollick/Altar of Dementia: for a better killspell or for a sac outlet

1x Sacrifice--> Ashnod's Altar: need more sac outlets with staying power

1x Terror--> Meteor Golem: This guy helps so much with things Black cannot remove

1x Victim of Night--> Karn Liberated: This guy helps so much with things Black cannot remove

Cruel Tutor--> Mikaeus, the Unhallowed: bonkers for some staying power, also has combo potential

Unmarked Grave--> Putrid Goblin: this or Walking Ballista are good for combos with Mikaeus. Putrid GOblin + Ashnod's Altar/Phyrexian Altar + Mikaeus = infinite mana (or sub ashnod's altar for mill).

Suggested Drops, see next list for suggested replacements

Blood Pet--> sort of an eh card, I might think of something with more oomph

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip--> I do like her, she just never did anything when I ran her.

Ruthless Technomancer: I have debated a lot adding him, in something like Korvold, he is an all-star, in chainer, he can be good, but I would almost always rather have Disciple of Bolas

Skirge Familiar: I get the reason it is in here, but there are better cards.

Black Market: It's nice, but can be too slow.

Liliana of the Dark Realms: I just have never been a big fan, she feels too lackluster.

Final Parting: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough

Sidisi, Undead Vizier: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough

Rune-Scarred Demon: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough, there also some stronger creatures to fit in the spot.


Archon of Cruelty: expensive mana wise but an all star.

Kokusho, the Evening Star: has been in my deck from the beginning and has flat out won me games.

Brainstealer Dragon: seems janky, but I added to just try it and it has been amazing.

Black Market Connections: You need more draw (also helps with ramp)

Phyrexian Arena: You need more draw

Bolas's Citadel: an amazing card. Wins games all the time.

Disciple of Bolas: card draw and life gain

Fell Stinger: card draw

Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed: Great for recursion

Reanimate, Liliana, Death's Majesty, Living Death. and Animate Dead: it is good to have other means of reanimation if Chainer keeps getting removed (I also suggest sac outlets to help keep your creatures from getting exiled when they spot remove Chainer)

Hope this helps! Here is my list to maybe show you how I run the list: The True Meaning of Death and Taxes

lagotripha on Boggart Avalanche

5 months ago

If you want to run the nim deathmantle, there are a few other combos built around Skirk Prospector that you already have parts for - each one might be a little light on redundance, but taken all together they are pretty reliable because of parts commonality. In particular Haakon, Stromgald Scourge+changelings is a favourite of mine, and plays nice with the rest of the tribal packages. There are various variations leaning on cost reduction/Putrid Goblin etc.

hugorsky on Many Blessed Returns

10 months ago


I liked a lot of your deck and the strategy seems very nice to play. I just want to make a suggestion: trying Blood Artist instead of Putrid Goblin. With this you will have 2 sac cards with Carrion Feeder and Viscera Seer and one more engine for making huge life loss.

What do you think?

zapyourtumor on Many Blessed Returns

11 months ago

Some of the choices here are a little confusing to me, since the many different variants of Melira-Vizier-Combo-Chord-Abzan-Company etc. have been a pretty established archetype in modern for a while.

Solemnity is 3 cmc while both Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Vizier of Remedies are 2. Although they don't work with Geralf's Messenger, and Murderous Redcap is 4cmc, Finks still gives you infinite life for 3 mana which is usually enough to stall most decks until you can get a redcap. Honestly just cutting them and the Idyllic Tutors and replacing them with 4 Vizier 2 Melira makes a lot more sense to me.

Putrid Goblin doesn't really do anything by itself with a melira effect + sac outlet besides generate infinite scry 1 with viscera seer or put make a really fat creature with carrion feeder, which dies to ending push (and all the other unconditional removal in the format). I'm not sure if going with a half-combo half-zombie-subtheme is worth it.

I do understand you might want to make something more unique, but I feel like the combo really suffers from not having access to green, which gives Melira, The Vizier + Devoted Druid combo, mana dorks like the hierarchs+BoP, CoCo, Chord, etc. Without these the deck seems pretty slow and clunky.

Saccox on Vizier of black goblins Pezzent! (10/12 Euro/$)

11 months ago

Arthurshepard80 Parlando di Grim Tutor ho scovato come tutore Shred Memory che se devo andarmi a prendere Vizier of Remedies,Frogtosser Banneret o Putrid Goblin lo fa uguale ma senza perdermi 3 punti vita e sopratutto costa 0.20 euro al posto di 10 euro XD. Una volta montavo mazzi per il legacy ma quelli da torneo non mi interessavano perché erano un ammasso delle migliori magie ma non ci vedevo alchimia anche se erano i più forti. Ora mi piace montare ultra budget perché mi obbliga ad arrangiarmi con carte poco giocate ma il risultato mi piace molto,spero che le mie liste siano utili a qualche nuovo giocatore,più siamo e meglio è!

Scythus783 on Wort Combo/Aggro w. 60+ Inf. Combos (& COUNTING!)

1 year ago

This deck was exactly what I was looking for- and I built a very similar one, just omitting some of the really expensive cards. Now I am actually converting it to Jund with Korvold and the new Modern Horizons 2 Gobbos Ignoble Hierarch Goblin Anarchomancer Grumgully Putrid Goblin Metallic Mimic Vexing Shusher Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth Life and Limb

Just wanted to let you know I love this deck- and wanted to let you know it inspired me!

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