goblin token

facetiousfanboy  asked:

Yeen, I have begun the process of making a mono-red goblin token deck with Purphoros, God of the Forge as the commander. I shall call it Goblin Forge. But I must know, what wares would best serve this deck?

GOD DECK PURPHOROS

YES

IS BEST TO PLACE DIRECTLY INTO TRASH

YOU BRING YEEN THIS DEGENERACY ON THE DIRT HE TRODS UPON

Thank you, Goblin Week.

I’m doing a decklist. The gobbo deck we all deserve to helm at one point in our lives.

Wort in this variation has an awesome dichotomy that makes the decklist simple and easy to balance- we’ll call it ‘goblinball’. The trick is to pretend you’re playing elves. For example, you’re gonna need some tokens. In fact I’d say almost every goblin you play is a goblin token.

What’s fun about Mogg Infestation is that if you copy it you’re basically quadrupling your goblins. Then you have the garbage that is Goblin Rally, which gives you eight bodies for five mana. What do we do with those bodies? Draw cards, of course.

Pay some mana, tap some friends, and draw a whole bunch of cards. Green can even find you your Reliquary Tower pretty easily! What’s nice is that you don’t need to rely on red’s wheel effects when you’re in green. Green also gives us other toys, such as the ‘ball’ part of the name-

Jenny has eight goblins, so normally Overrun would only give them a bonus offensive power of 24 damage. But if Jenny taps two goblins, the offensive power actually increases to 36! And with Wort being 3 power, Overwhelming Stampede when copied will at minimum buff creatures by +9/+9. Of course, we do need to have some ‘goodstuff’ synergy.

Pay four mana for six cards and watch the blue man weep. Then double up on second harvest and quadruple your gobbo squad again! Don’t forget primo removal such as Artifact Mutation, which will give you more bodies to work with, and Hull Breach, which has the potential to be a 4 for 1 trade off.

I hope you all have enjoyed goblin week as much as I have!

Till the end I will be with you,
We will go where our dreams come true,
All the times that we have been through,
You will always be my best friends…

Goblin Reviews: Grenzo, Havoc Raiser

Oh my god, this is the greatest goblin I have ever seen in my entire LIFE! Not only is he basically an auto-include in any Red commander deck that likes to attack with creatures, but I think he might be playable in Legacy.
Also, he works especially well in Commander with, you know, Krenko, Mob Boss, who makes a pile of goblin tokens to attack with. Let’s break it down.

“Cost: RR” A bit restrictive, but he’s worth it. If you want him on curve, it’s for monored. Grenzo is not very splashable, but he could still be played in two color, because you’ll often want to play him, then swing with everything else while still having two or three mana open. Two mana is also low enough that as a Commander, he can just keep coming back.

“Legendary Creature - Goblin Rogue” Legendary is a drawback, Goblin is is a huge buff. It’s probably the strongest creature type in the game, with the possible exception of Merfolk. Rogue is mostly irrelevant. There’s a few Rogue tribal cards, but many of them apply to goblins and rogues, and none of them are red. The only noteworthy one is “Cloak and Dagger” which should go into any Commander deck where the Commander is a Rogue.

“Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, choose one-” That is any creature. Not Grenzo. any creature. And not once per combat, either. So if you attack with Grenzo and two other goblins, that’s three triggers. If you have five goblins, then play Grenzo, then swing, that’s five potential triggers. Grenzo doesn’t even need to be attacking. Bonus points: there’s ways to get him into play after blockers are declared, like Aether Vial.

“Goad target creature that player controls.”   Goad does two things, and it’s important to know that these are two things. First off, it forces their creatures to attack. In a one-on-one fight, this makes your opponent get into a damage race. You’re playing goblins, so you should be winning that race. Sure, you’d rather not take 5 damage a turn from Tarmogoyf, but you’re happy to see it not held back to block. If they’re using smaller creatures, some might even die by crashing into goblins that they wouldn’t have attacked in. In multiplayer, Goad forces the creature to attack a player other than you if able. This is even better. Not only does it get rid of a blocker, but it puts damage on someone other than you (or just gets creatures killed.) This then makes it easier for Grenzo and his guys to swing in next time.

“Exile the top card of that player’s library. Until end of turn, you may cast that card and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any colour to cast it.” This is a new form of red’s temporary draw, and it’s delightful. First off, you’re capable of seeing multiple cards here. A reasonable wide swing can let you see two to four. Keep in mind, though, that if this kills the target, you get nothing, because his library gets removed from the game. Then, while the cards are your opponent’s and not yours, you can spend mana of any color to cast them. This means you can dig for answers in an enemy’s deck, try to steal opposing Planeswalkers, or just enjoy the zaniness of not knowing what you’re going to get. In one on one, this is mostly just card advantage, as there will be few decks that aren’t running something you want to steal. In group play, you’re going to want to carefully consider who you attack, because what you want most of all is more creatures so that you can repeat this process. Targeted removal is also good. In Commander, you may have to use this to dig for someone else’s mass removal, just to clean out a larger threat. Just keep in mind that because it says “Cast” and not “play,” you can’t steal lands with this. Grenzo is neither mana fixing nor mana acceleration, unless you’re attacking someone who’s running spells that do so.

“ ‘You burn. I’ll pillage.’ ” I love this guy.

“2/2″ This is a 2/2 Goblin for 2 mana whose only drawback is “Legendary.” Anyone keeping up with my Goblin Reviews knows that this is good. He passes the vanilla test, and deals decent damage when attacking for his own ability. He’s incredible.


Additional Thoughts:

Grenzo is my new best friend. Grenzo goes in any Krenko commander deck, and Krenko in a Grenzo commander deck because the end result is swinging with a lot of goblins and stealing a lot of cards. Sure, he works great in any commander deck that wants to attack, but none quite as well as Krenko… Maybe Aurelia. Putting him into Aurelia would be wonderful, too. You know what? From now on, I’m just calling him Uncle Grenzo like he calls himself. Uncle Grenzo is great.

This card’s power has a lot of setup, but an obscene payoff. I love this card. It’s amazing. He could honestly see Legacy play for pure card advantage. Stealing a Shardless Agent or a Thalia or a Snapcaster Mage or even a Tarmogoyf would be great. I mean, sure, Tarmogoyf’s only going to be like a 2/3, but that’s still a 2/3 that didn’t cost you a card.

Uncle Grenzo just looks so happy to be here. Take a closer look at the art. The little ones are having fun, Uncle Grenzo’s found a book he likes, there’s guards coming and nobody seems to care… LOOK!


Uncle Grenzo, Havoc Raiser by Svetlin Velinov


So we’ve now got four factions on screen: Marchesa on the throne, Trest doing whatever it is they’re doing, Uncle Grenzo’s goblins running amok, and Adriana’s peoples revolution. I feel like we still need to see someone from the remnants of the Academy.

Uncle Grenzo is a very large goblin.

2

During Weekly Commander tonight, one of my opponents attacked me with Zada, Hedron Grinder and five 1/1 Goblin tokens. Then he cast Aleatory on Zada.

The amazing part is that I somehow managed to successfully call all six coin tosses (a 1/64 chance, if my math is correct.)

I ultimately lost the game, but as of that moment, I considered it a victory.

6

Magic: the Gathering - Conspiracy Tokens 2

Conspiracy: Take the Crown features one marker and eleven tokens.

7 • 5/5 red Dragon creature token with flying for Skyline Despot

8 • 1/1 red Goblin creature token onto the battlefield with “This creature can’t block.” for Hold the Perimeter

9 • 8/8 red Lizard creature token for Subterranean Tremors

10 • 3/3 green Beast creature token for Beast Within

11 • 1/1 green Insect creature token for Dragonlair Spider

12 •  1/1 colorless Construct artifact creature token with defender for Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast