Sling-Gang Lieutenant

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Sling-Gang Lieutenant

Creature — Goblin

When Sling-Gang Lieutenant enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens.

Sacrifice a Goblin: Target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

wallisface on Gerblins!

1 month ago

If you’re looking to update this, you should probably adapt to the current meta list. Specifically, goblins want to be an aggressive deck but also packing the instant-win combo of Conspicuous Snoop + Boggart Harbinger (to put Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker on-top to make infinite goblins, and then use the last copy trigger to target Harbinger and put Sling-Gang Lieutenant on-top and ping for lethal).

Crow_Umbra on Tutorless Commander?

6 months ago

I don't think tutors are inherently bad or OP, especially if your play group knows to anticipate them. Even then, I think that with the variety of tutors available, they aren't necessarily created equally and offer a fun decision making space in terms of selection for speed and tutoring specificity. My friends say that I am the "tech-y" player of our meta in terms of running tutors and meta specific removal/interaction.

I'm not running Demonic Tutor in every deck that can run it, and use my one copy in my Anhelo, the Painter deck, which can make it even more pushed. For other decks, I tend to use slower, more specific, and generally sub-optimal tutors. In my old Alesha deck, I utilized Goblin Matron to grab Murderous Redcap or Sling-Gang Lieutenant to help complete a combo loop. Eventually that got upgraded to Imperial Recruiter once the price dropped after reprints.

I do like "tutors" that also present modal uses in their utilization, so they aren't necessarily a tutor 100% of the time. Muddle the Mixture and Sterling Grove are both tutors that have other primary uses, and force me to evaluate which mode will be more beneficial in the moment.

All that being said, I think my meta adjusted to anticipate my occasional use of tutors, and either started packing more counterspells, or learned to save their removal/interaction for whatever got tutored up. Some of the tutors I previously mentioned have multiple built-in drawbacks, such as having to reveal what I tutored for, giving my friends the opportunity to anticipate whatever was coming next. Every time I've used a tutor, I usually get focused pretty hard by everyone else at the table, especially if I have to reveal what I found.

A tutor-less format would likely place much more emphasis on draw power and midrange strategies, and would likely make all of the strongest draw engines that much more necessary.

king-saproling on The Newspaper

9 months ago

You might like these: Rasaad yn Bashir, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Lena, Selfless Champion, Pawn of Ulamog, Sifter of Skulls, Sling-Gang Lieutenant, Teysa, Orzhov Scion, Skullclamp, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Woe Strider, Abhorrent Overlord, Rakshasa Gravecaller, Priest of Forgotten Gods, Tormod, the Desecrator, Adeline, Resplendent Cathar, Haazda Marshal

Personally I would cut these: Corrupt, Asphyxiate, Go-Shintai of Hidden Cruelty, Go-Shintai of Shared Purpose, Honden of Cleansing Fire, Honden of Night's Reach, Sanctum of Stone Fangs, Bogbrew Witch, Bubbling Cauldron, Festering Newt, Bloodsworn Squire, Blood Host, Staff of the Death Magus, Dead Weight, Mind Rot, Proclamation of Rebirth.

There are some other cards I would add and cut. Let me know if you're interested. Good luck!

wallisface on Goblins

1 year ago

As a word of advise, Goblins as a tribe really need the ability to combo-off. Without some way to combo-off, they end up being too easy to disrupt and pull apart, and even outside of disruption, the deck is just slower than every other kind of aggro. Your quantity of 3-drops in particular is going to make it very hard for you to apply pressure quickly.

I’d suggest going in one of two directions:

  • traditional goblin builds utaluzing the Conspicuous Snoop combo (2-card combo with Boggart Harbinger to manipulate the topdeck letting you make infinite goblins with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and then re-manipulate to win with Sling-Gang Lieutenant). The deck still maintains a lot of aggro aggression, but primarily just achieves free-wins by combo-ing off. Example decklist here.

  • the cheaper option, and one that is closer to your current build, is 8-wack. The important thing here is to have a super-low curve to get wide quickly, and then play a “wack” card to win on the spot. Example decklist here

wallisface on Combolins

1 year ago

Some thoughts:

  • Goblins is already a currently established top-tier deck in modern, so it'll be useful to see what cards that build is currently using, for fine-tuning your own brew. The current deck is here. Note that they splash black for some important key pieces.

  • Aether Vial is pretty important for a goblin deck to maintain a level of flexibility and speed. I've also seen some decks run Pyre of Heroes to great success.

  • If you're running Conspicuous Snoop, you really need to be running the rest of the combo, otherwise it doesn't have a lot of use. The combo is Conspicuous Snoop, Boggart Harbinger, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, and Sling-Gang Lieutenant (once Snoop is in play, you play Boggart to put Kiki on-top, and make infinite Snoops. Then, eventually copy the Boggart instead, and put Sling-Gang on top of your library for infinite ping-damage).

lagotripha on

1 year ago

Might be worth mucking about with Conspicuous Snoop and Goblin Matron - goblins has had some really good combo lists over the years. Mostly built around Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Pashalik Mons and Sling-Gang Lieutenant, or Goblin Engineer with artifact options. Being a well-costed aggro deck when it doesn't go off does a lot too.

I'd steal some stuff from the pauper first day lists then build up.

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

1 year ago

Nice deck! Big fan of Goblins! I made a Black/Red goblin deck and find that these cards work well together with Sling-Gang Lieutenant and are very budget friendly:

You can cast Munitions Expert to do some damage to remove an opponents creature based on the number of goblins you have and you can sacrifice however many of those Goblins you want with the Lieutenant to activate Grim Wanderer- and you can do this all at instant speed on their turn if you like! fun plays!

MagicMarc on Infinite Tokens via Awaken the …

2 years ago

As Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker was already mentioned. You can stay in red combining Kiki with Combat Celebrant for infinite creatures.

Staying in Rakdos, if you have Kiki, you can do infinite damage/lifegain/other triggers with this combo: Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Sling-Gang Lieutenant + Thornbite Staff .

Staying in Rakdos, if you already have Sling-gang, you can do infinite lifedrain and other triggers with this combo: Dockside Extortionist + Epitaph Golem + Grenzo, Dungeon Warden + Sling-Gang Lieutenant .

Staying in Rakdos, if you already have Kiki and do want to use Goblin Bombardment you can make infinite Kikis/infinite damage/Other with this combo: Goblin Bombardment + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Mindleecher . Replacing Goblin Bombardment with Impact Tremors will just delete all of your opponents on the ETB triggers.

There are a lot more. Rakdos is probably the best color mix to do exactly what you want.

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