Quote from Keenwa1 »Stonecoil Serpent seems neat. At the very least, it's a great budget finisher (compared to Wurmcoil Engine. I like that you can cast early to aid convoke and block or whatever. The stats seem really pushed for this guy too. Reach, trample, and protection? Jeeze. Also fetchable with Trinket Mage.
Emry, Lurker of the Loch is a cool card (I totally just lost to it on turn 2 in a Jeskai Ascendancy deck), but I am not sure it's what we want to be doing with our deck. Seems kinda slow, and there's not always going to be artifacts to cast from the graveyard or ones in play to make him cheap. I guess we can loot stuff away with Copter and then cast it. That's pretty cool.
Quote from VoodooKick »We have enough sources (13) for a turn two Munitions Expert or Warren Weirding. That's literally the cutoff, any more sources would be redundant, albeit a little more consistent.
Quote from Bearscape »I was 100% on the Frogtosser Banneret train at the start but I'm now convinced the card is too weak. The acceleration is great, but individually it is rarely worth a card, needing multiple Ringleaders to be worth the investment.
Quote from MagicYio »And to answer the last part of your response: the purpose of Piledriver is to race your opponent.
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.