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CardShark Content - Johnny Lai (5/31/2001)

Who knew Goblins would react that way to music?

In this installment of decks for Commons Format, we'll be
revealing a deck with a third turn kill. Yes, you read
that right, a third turn kill.

The ´´Goblin Song´´ deck is designed around the card Song of
Blood, a Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
common which reads: 1R, Sorcery, put the
top four cards from your library into your graveyard.
Whenever a creature attacks this turn, it gets +1/+0 for
each creature card put into your graveyard in this way. As
you will see, this is an extremely powerful card when put
into a correctly designed deck.

Let's get to the decklist:

´´Goblin Song´´

4 Goblin Patrol
Goblin Patrol
Goblin PatrolSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblins
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Echo (During your next upkeep after this permanent comes under your control, pay its casting cost or sacrifice it.)

4 Mogg Constripts
4 Raging Goblin
Raging Goblin
Raging GoblinSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
200
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste (This creature may attack and tap the turn it comes under your control.)
s
4 Mogg Fanatic
Mogg Fanatic
Mogg FanaticSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brom
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Mogg Fanatic: Mogg Fanatic deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

4 Mogg Raider
Mogg Raider
Mogg RaiderSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a Goblin: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.


4 Goblin Raider
Goblin Raider
Goblin RaiderSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Matt Stawicki
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Goblin Raider can't block.

4 Mogg Flunkies
Mogg Flunkies
Mogg FlunkiesSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblins
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Brom
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Mogg Flunkies cannot attack or block during a turn in which no other creature you control attacks or blocks.


4 Fireslinger
Fireslinger
FireslingerSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jeff Reitz
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Fireslinger deals 1 damage to target creature or player and 1 damage to you.

4 Goblin Matron
Goblin Matron
Goblin MatronSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Goblin Matron comes into play from your hand, search your library for a Goblin card and put that card into your hand. Shuffle your library afterwards.


4 Song of Blood
Song of Blood
Song of BloodSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Put the top four cards from your library into your graveyard. For each creature card put into your graveyard in this way, all creatures that attack this turn get +1/+0 until end of turn.

2 Trumpet Blast
Trumpet Blast
Trumpet BlastSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Attacking creatures get +2/+0 until end of turn.

18 Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s

This deck is very simple to play and quite fun. You can
sometimes win with a lot of fast creatures with Fireslinger
Fireslinger
FireslingerSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jeff Reitz
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Fireslinger deals 1 damage to target creature or player and 1 damage to you.

and Mogg Fanatic
Mogg Fanatic
Mogg FanaticSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brom
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Mogg Fanatic: Mogg Fanatic deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
to help clear the way. However, when
functioning ideally, the deck is a kind of creature-
based ´´combo deck´´ in that it wants creatures + Song of
Blood for the quick kill.

Here's a third turn kill which is not at all unlikely:

Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
, Mogg Constripts, go.
Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
, Mogg Raider
Mogg Raider
Mogg RaiderSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a Goblin: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
, Mogg Fanatic
Mogg Fanatic
Mogg FanaticSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brom
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Mogg Fanatic: Mogg Fanatic deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
, attack for 2 go.
Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
, Raging Goblin
Raging Goblin
Raging GoblinSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
200
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste (This creature may attack and tap the turn it comes under your control.)
, Song of Blood
Song of Blood
Song of BloodSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Put the top four cards from your library into your graveyard. For each creature card put into your graveyard in this way, all creatures that attack this turn get +1/+0 until end of turn.
[revealing three
creatures], attack with all four creatures for 17, after
combat you sac Fanatic and WIN.


Deck Content Analysis

The key to this deck is to include lots of creatures to
maximize the power of Song of Blood
Song of Blood
Song of BloodSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Put the top four cards from your library into your graveyard. For each creature card put into your graveyard in this way, all creatures that attack this turn get +1/+0 until end of turn.
. This deck is packed
with 36 low-cost creatures: There are 20 one-mana goblins,
12 two-mana creatures, and 4 three-mana creatures. Thus,
60% of the deck of composed of creatures. All of the
creatures are inexpensive to cast, so you can quickly drop
creature after creature.

Mogg Constripts and Goblin Patrol
Goblin Patrol
Goblin PatrolSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblins
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Echo (During your next upkeep after this permanent comes under your control, pay its casting cost or sacrifice it.)
are both 2-power, one-
drops which are fantastic for fast beatdown. Given the
high creature-count in this deck, Mogg Conscripts
Mogg Conscripts
Mogg ConscriptsSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblins
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Mogg Conscripts cannot attack unless you have successfully cast a creature spell this turn.
rarely
fails to meet its condition that a creature needs to be
cast that turn for it to be able to attack. Raging Goblin
Raging Goblin
Raging GoblinSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
200
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste (This creature may attack and tap the turn it comes under your control.)

works well with Mogg Constripts, jumping into play for its
hasted attack as well as enabling Conscripts to attack.
Fireslinger
Fireslinger
FireslingerSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jeff Reitz
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Fireslinger deals 1 damage to target creature or player and 1 damage to you.
and Mogg Fanatic
Mogg Fanatic
Mogg FanaticSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brom
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Mogg Fanatic: Mogg Fanatic deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
can be used to help clear the
way for your weenie dorks. Mogg Raider
Mogg Raider
Mogg RaiderSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a Goblin: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
, which allows you
to sacrifice a goblin to give a target creature +1/+1 until
end of turn, provides some combat tricks, either to bring
down a large blocker or sneaking in damage by targeting
unblocked creatures.

The Mogg Raider
Mogg Raider
Mogg RaiderSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a Goblin: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
works very well with Goblin Matron
Goblin Matron
Goblin MatronSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Goblin Matron comes into play from your hand, search your library for a Goblin card and put that card into your hand. Shuffle your library afterwards.
. First
of all, the Matron replaces itself by fetching another
Goblin, so you've more willing to sacrifice it to the Mogg
Raider. If you have four mana and your opponent is low on
life, you can cast the Matron, fetching a Mogg Raider
Mogg Raider
Mogg RaiderSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a Goblin: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
, and
cast the Raider. This gives you two additional points of
power during that turn's combat. If you already had the
Mogg Raider
Mogg Raider
Mogg RaiderSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a Goblin: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
in play, you can chose to fetch a Raging Goblin
Raging Goblin
Raging GoblinSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
200
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste (This creature may attack and tap the turn it comes under your control.)

so it can attack and you can still sac the Matron.

While Goblins are fast to cast, they are, quite frankly,
not the most powerful creatures around. Therefore, they
need some musical inspiration to fight bravely: Song of
Blood and Trumpet Blast
Trumpet Blast
Trumpet BlastSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Attacking creatures get +2/+0 until end of turn.
. There is always a degree of
chance involved in playing Song of Blood
Song of Blood
Song of BloodSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Put the top four cards from your library into your graveyard. For each creature card put into your graveyard in this way, all creatures that attack this turn get +1/+0 until end of turn.
, but on average
should give at least +2/+0 to all of your creatures. Since
this deck is 60% creatures, Song of Blood
Song of Blood
Song of BloodSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Put the top four cards from your library into your graveyard. For each creature card put into your graveyard in this way, all creatures that attack this turn get +1/+0 until end of turn.
will often will
give all your creatures +3/+0, which is practically an
Overrun
Overrun
OverrunSet: Tempest
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
All creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.
for two mana. As you can see from the above
example, it can lead to very fast kills.

Casual Note: Adding Uncommons for Casual Play

The non-commons version of this deck runs Goblin Recruiter
Goblin Recruiter
Goblin RecruiterSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
186
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Goblin Recruiter comes into play, search your library for any number of Goblin cards you choose. Reveal those cards, then shuffle your library and put them on top of it in any order you choose.

[reprinted in 7th Edition], which combos nicely with the
Song of Blood
Song of Blood
Song of BloodSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Put the top four cards from your library into your graveyard. For each creature card put into your graveyard in this way, all creatures that attack this turn get +1/+0 until end of turn.
. Goblin Recruiter
Goblin Recruiter
Goblin RecruiterSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
186
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Goblin Recruiter comes into play, search your library for any number of Goblin cards you choose. Reveal those cards, then shuffle your library and put them on top of it in any order you choose.
allows you to put any
number of Goblins on top of your library, which ensures
that Song of Blood
Song of Blood
Song of BloodSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Put the top four cards from your library into your graveyard. For each creature card put into your graveyard in this way, all creatures that attack this turn get +1/+0 until end of turn.
will give your creatures +4/+0 next
turn. The recruiter adds more consistency to your Song of
Blood.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoy this Commons Format deck. Although this
deck is not as versatile as some others, you can pull off
some really spectacular wins with this deck. This deck is
fun to play casually because you can really amaze people
with the power of you ´´crappy commons deck´´ with fast wins
when you pull off a quick Song of Blood
Song of Blood
Song of BloodSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Put the top four cards from your library into your graveyard. For each creature card put into your graveyard in this way, all creatures that attack this turn get +1/+0 until end of turn.
.

Final, a quick public service announcement: Moggs and
music don't mix. For your safety, please turn off your
radio when you're driving by Goblin Caves
Goblin Caves
Goblin CavesSet: The Dark
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Drew Tucker
Text:
If target land is a basic mountain, all Goblins gain +0/+2.
.


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