|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins (EVG)||Common|
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Creature — Goblin
Sacrifice a Goblin: Add to your mana pool.
Skirk Prospector Discussion
1 week ago
3 weeks ago
This guy is super dope, it is just too bad he isn't jund and/or 1 cmc cheaper.I thought up a couple hulk piles with this guy on board. One is Arcbound Ravager , Lesser Masticore , and Walking Ballista . Sac lm to ravager until ravager is arbitrarily large and then sac ravager to put counters on ballista.
The other is Skirk Prospector , Scuzzback Marauders and Walking Ballista . Same concept with different method. Sac scuzzyboi for an arbitrarily large amount of mana and sink it all into ballista and ping down your opponents.
3 weeks ago
Twinflame is nice for either cheaply reusing the ETB effect of a costlier creature, or looping it with Anarchist + striving it to continually reuse an ETB effect. Priest of Urabrask + Cloudstone Curio + anything that reduces the priest's cost (Ruby Medallion) or doubles its effect (Panharmonicon) nets you extra mana and extra triggers on things like Impact Tremors. The Priest can even provide infinite mana in the right setup.
Embermaw Hellion makes your enchantments hit harder. Fractured Loyalty on second glance is too situational here since you don't have that many effects that target things. Umbilicus and Blood Clock are not stars by any means, but they do allow you to reuse ETB creatures. Indomitable Creativity seems great if you have a lot of tokens out, and can act as removal as well.
1 month ago
Traditional sliver aggro basically mandates Aether Vial , which is anything but budget, but sliver combo gives options.
If you are looking at a Basal Sliver deck, its worth looking at Adaptive Automaton / Changeling Outcast / Haakon, Stromgald Scourge . Torment of Hailfire gives another 'I win the game' card, and Bitter Ordeal gives another, but frankly any storm card will work. Even Ignite Memories . Changeling also lets you run different 'ramp sac' options in Skirk Prospector . Weather the Storm will be spectacular sideboard.
Lands are where it gets tricky. You want green for gemhides etc, and multicolour to fix for other slivers. Sliver Hive will fix most problems, but it got expensive at some point. Ancient Ziggurat doesn't fuel your spells, but when trying to combo into them with basal, that matters less. Playing mostly green/black and leaning into Llanowar Wastes and friends is likely the best option.
1 month ago
There are definitely some rocks you're not currently running that I think would be good inclusions, and I question two of them. Talisman of Indulgence and Rakdos Signet will almost never actually accelerate you to Anje at all. Since they cost 2 mana, you'll most often be playing them on turn 2 (turn one with, for example, a Mana Crypt , but that'll let you get her out on t2 on its own if you have the lands to do so), which means she's still hitting on turn 3. I like Mana Crypt , Jeweled Amulet , and Blood Pet a lot, since any of those with a second land guarantees t2 Anje, which is our goal, first and foremost. I like the Pet over Skirk Prospector since once Anje is down, black is wayyy more important to us than red. There's also one more ritual you may well want to find a slot for, in Songs of the Damned . I'm not currently sure if it's optimal to run every madness card or not, but my list is.
I would almost certainly include Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , since he can allow you to rebuy your wincons on your Worldgorger turn if you discarded them earlier, and even turns some of the doofy madness cards ( Alms of the Vein as an example) into instant-speed wincons on those turns, since you can reshuffle them in and then draw back to them with Anje, in case all your primaries ended up exiled somehow. Also, I feel like you're really missing out on a lot of power by not including Necropotence , Restless Dreams and Tainted Pact .
1 month ago
You should consider running Aggravated Assault . If Krenko has at least 5 power and you control a Skirk Prospector , you’ll get infinite attack steps, as you can sac the tokens for mana and activate Aggravated Assault’s ability on repeat.
1 month ago
Here is a decent midrange goblin deck. The mana can be made a lot cheaper. But if you want to play midrange goblins, then I wouldn't deviate much from this list. I do think that this list should have either Goblin Cratermaker or Goblin Trashmaster or both in the main deck. Also play all 4 Skirk Prospector . That card is nuts.
The biggest downside to playing this deck on a budget is that you lose Aether Vial .
Do NOT play more spells in this deck. Not even Lightning Bolt or Dreadbore or Goblin Grenade . Spells aren't goblins. You can kill planeswalkers by attacking. You can stop creatures by clogging the board with goblins. You can kill the creatures that really matter with Munitions Expert. You want to have as many targets for Goblin Ringleader as possible.
1 month ago
I was thinking of old krenko, from back when I was still mucking about with goblin lists.
Run some tests with spike jester and see if you like it there- I've played it in the past and its fine. Not amazing, just fine. Jund Hackblade is similar, but more conditional, and Goblin Deathraiders is bad. Thats the multicolour goblins covered- its quite unexciting. Mad Auntie is a lord that doesn't offer evasion, and is therefore better as any of the red lords, but might be worth it in a hyper-budget list.
Auntie's Snitch and Squee, Goblin Nabob are an interesting card advantage engine (which is hated out by the same cards as dredge), but can make for a fun Zombie Infestation list. Stinkdrinker Bandit would be good if enough good goblin rogues existed. Warren Weirding is an interesting hybrid removal/token spell, but still sub-par.
With the meta up in the air as far as competitive modern goes, I don't feel too confident getting more specific than 'playtest'.
Stoneforge means plans for a t3 Batterskull are a must, as well as a plan for Ensnaring Bridge (hence me looking at Angrath's Rampage or Rakdos Charm ), but past that just playtest and see what you like. See if any rakdos burn lists show up on a metagame site for you to pinch the sideboard/spells from.
Skirk Prospector occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.06%
All decks: 0.04%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%