Legacy Deck Tech: Goblin Charbelcher

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Hello & welcome to this weekly deck tech! This week we’re looking into legacy at oe of the staple decks that is most likely one of the most original of the format: Goblin Charbelcher! I mean, there are plenty of very original janky decks, but out of the staple decks this one takes the prize. Last week we looked at a deck based on luck in modern, and this deck also relies a bit on luck; we’ll go over everything and you’ll understand why this deck is so spicy!

Name of the Deck

This fun little card is what the deck is all about! The goal of the deck is to play & activate this card as fast as possible. By that I mean, really as soon as humanly possible. No later than turn 2. You might be asking yourself “but how much damage could you possibly do?” the answer to that is always lethal, since you only play 1 land in the entire deck. Just 1 Taiga, nothing else.

Fast Mana

Since you’re only playing 1 land, you still need to accelerate into your win-condition, so almost the entire deck is ritual effects to make sure you get enough mana. Cards like Tinder Wall, Elvish Spirit Guide, Simian Spirit Guide, Rite of Flame, Desperate Ritual, Pyrtic Ritual, Seeting Song, Chrome Mox, Lion’s Eye Diamond & Lotus Petal. That’s a lot of ramp, but it’s necessary if you want to play your Goblin Charbelcher on turn 1 & activate it as fast as possible. If played right you can win on turn 1 with that much ramp.


Might as well play a few cantrips to make sure you don’t run out of gas & make sure you’re in the clear; paying cards like Gitaxian Probe & Manamorphose really help your plan and are a good set-up for your second win condition.

Finding your Land

This neat little card is amazing for 2 reasons; first of all you get to find your land for free and play it, making this essentially netting your 1 mana and counting as a storm count for the turn. Now you might ask why I mentionned the storm count, well let me explain…

Plan G (Goblins)

Since you’re playing a bunch of ritual in the same turn as well as free cantrips, you can easily get your storm count up quite a bit. Not a lot of decks can deal with 10 goblins on turn 1 (and that’s being conservative) so this card is a neat little side plan if anything goes wrong with your Charbelcher.

Value Grab

Something to make the deck even spicier, playing 4 Burning Wish in the main deck. This lets you adapt on the spot to whatever your opponent is playing and have answers at the ready. With this, you can grab all your 1-of in your sideboard to deal with what’s going on; cards like Goblin War Strike, Shattering Spree, Past in Flames, Reverent Silence, Tendrils of Agony & Reforge the Soul. You also need another Empty the Warrens, just in case, as well as Xantid Swarm & Pyroblast in the sideboard but that’s another story.


That’s it for the deck! I hope you enjoyed this deck tech as much as I did! If I missed anything let me know. Also, on a side-note, this deck is fairly cheap for a Legacy deck, sitting at around 800$ and is considered a tier 2 deck, so you can get some pretty good results with it and even win some events if you’re lucky enough. The deck is also very fun and super “out of the box” kind of playstyle. Anyways, I’ll see you guys next week for an EDH deck tech!

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