1. I agree with you about being skeptical about goblins being good in Modern. I think it will be a playable deck, but not one that consistently does well. I would compare it to merfolk but I think some would argue that deck has a lot of merit as well. I’m glad you wrote this up. My friends and I were just talking about this the other day. Keep up the good work!

  2. like mike says, i think merfolk might be a better comparison than affinity. goblins variants were maybe not even tier two decks before piledriver? mtgtop8 lists only 5 top 8 decks in 2015 that include goblin bushwhacker. looking at the lists, i don’t think piledriver is a HUGE update; definitely better than some number of 2 drops, but like ryan said — this won’t make goblins affinity-good. probably won’t make goblins even merfolk-good.

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