Pioneer boasts plenty of powerful Goblins, like Goblin Piledriver, Legion Loyalist and Goblin Rabblemaster. But the format lacks the most explosive payoffs for emptying the warrens, like Goblin Grenade and all eight of the 'whacks (Reckless Bushwhacker is legal; Goblin Bushwhacker is not).

But don't despair! Your little green guys can grow as big and strong as Elk with a little help from Obelisk of Urd. Six mana may seem expensive, but when you're flooding the board with Dragon Fodder, it's easy to convoke Obelisk—even as early as turn three.

Few Pioneer decks can handle a steady stream of one-mana 3/3s.

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