Quote from Ace1 »Do you think warchief is still necessary even with the full playset of frogtosser banneret? I'm not high on warren instigator, seems slow at 2 mana and no evasion makes me wonder why its played. Prospector is another source of mana so maybe i could play more of those.
The curve is kind of high with 12 3 drops and 4x 4 drops... I'm not against more haste enablers so maybe warchief is worth it.
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Yes, I would But yes, if you want your deck to be competitive, and your not using vial
Quote from maniospas »Hi all! Coming from trying to make Skirk+Fecundity competitive, my brewing has arrived at this list that incorporates a mini-combo finish:
If left unchecked, it often achieves a turn 4 (sometimes turn 3) explosion through Skirk+Empty. Effectively, the idea is to play 3-4 goblins, sac them to get mana, get a lot of tokens and bushwhack. It may appear demanding on paper, but in practice there there are many lines that achieve the desired outcome (especially with Unearth+Matron serving for an discounted Matron). In general, Unearth enables a ton of fun synergies, such as reanimating Marshal turn 3 and bushwhacking for 10.
I play zero piledrivers, they are very bad in combat, not worth it unless you play the 8 whack aggro version with legion loyalists.
Quote from MagicYio »I would strongly disagree, and say that playing 3 Piledrivers is not a bad option at all.
The protection from blue is very relevant, making you able to race decks like Dredge (Amalgam and Narcomoeba can't block), Urza Thopter (the thopters are blue), UR Phoenix (Thing in the Ice), Storm (both creatures can't block), and makes your UW Control matchup even better. It's pretty strong against any combo deck, which is one of Goblins' weaknesses. Also doesn't die to Plague Engineer, which is an important upside as well.
They have to be blocked most of the time, which makes them act like a removal spell which is also a creature. It's completely nuts with Warchief.
Edit: I would still play a Tarfire as well, pretty good Matron target if you need it and decent extra removal.