Altar Golem


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eventide (EVE) Rare

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Altar Golem

Artifact Creature — Golem


Altar Golem's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures in play.

Altar Golem doesn't untap during your untap step.

Tap five untapped creatures you control: Untap Altar Golem.

Altar Golem Discussion

MagicalHacker on MagicalHacker - List of All 2-Card Infinite Combos

1 year ago

MagicBlues, unfortunately, that would count as a 3-card combo. Thanks though!

IAmTheWraith, you're right, it doesn't get returned to the hand until it resolves. Thanks! It's been removed.

ellie-is, thank you so much for catching that! I've redone that section to better reflect what combos with what. How does it look now?

Dorotheus, oooh Altar Golem's a sneaky one! Thanks!

The Sporemound combo needs a third piece to stop the combo to prevent it from drawing the game. Thanks anyways though!

Using that combo with Aphetto Alchemist can provide infinite untaps for artifacts and creatures, which means that a third piece is also necessary to take advantage of that combo. Sorry if it sounds like I'm just disregarding combos randomly, but I don't want to include combos if a specific type of card is required on the field/graveyard/etc. for it to have an effect. Thanks for the suggestions though, keep them coming!

Wouldn't activating Mirror Entity for 0 cause it to die though?

I could see a Solemnity infinite combo hiding out there with just one other card... The search continues lol

Kishe, great suggestion! They're now added. Thanks!

Dorotheus on MagicalHacker - List of All 2-Card Infinite Combos

1 year ago

Elemental Mastery also works with Altar Golem.

OH here's a really esoteric one: Life and Limb + Sporemound , and I previously mentioned Illusionist's Bracers + Tidewater Minion on the forum page also, as mentioned above Aphetto Alchemist also works in that.

Pal00ka on Rakdrazi

2 years ago

I'm going to suggest you change this completely, here it goes! :)

Golems. Big golems. Go golem tribal like Altar Golem, Colossus of Sardia, Platinum Emperion, Phyrexian Colossus, Mage-Ring Responder, Colossus of Akros, etc.

But a weakness is many do not untap...but wait! Artifacts like Magewright's Stone, Voltaic Construct, Thousand-Year Elixir, Clock of Omens, Voltaic Key, etc. do just that. More fun though can be had with Threaten effects that you can use either on opponents' stuff or to untap your own. Interactive decks few!

A fun twist would be to have Bosh, Iron Golem out + Hijack, etc + Liquimetal Coating/Silverskin Armor to fling any of their creatures back into their faces.

And there's lots of fun utility golems to abuse. Ancestral Statue can bounce a big guy who attacked and just recast cheaply due to Rakdos' ability. Solemn Simulacrum is a staple. Beast of Burden takes advantage of token decks. Glass Golem's art looks wicked ;). Precursor Golem can add in some 1-shot draw spells like Crimson Wisps to draw a ton if lucky. Sundering Titan for fun control.

Feldon of the Third Path, Daretti, Scrap Servant, Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient, Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer, Tuktuk the Explorer, and Urabrask the Hidden are all legendaries that play nicely with a theme like this I think.

So keep your burn/damage to activate Rakdos' ability, add some haste enabler like Fervor so your golems can attack upon entering, include fun enchantments like Blood Mist, Flameshadow Conjuring, and Mana Echoes.

Emzed on cards like scion of the ...

2 years ago is a great rescource whenever you want to find cards with specific characteristics. To answer your question: There is no mono-green or colorless creature other than Scion of the Wild with P/T equal to your creature count.
However, you might be interested in Altar Golem, Junkyo Bell, Might of the Masses, Pennon Blade or Sigil of Valor.

landofMordor on Inspired Lich Lord (Primer) ($25 Budget)

3 years ago

jp9506 great suggestions! Retreat to Coralhelm will even be awesome with Inspired creatures, while Retreat to Hagra can help get some damage through on creatures like Knacksaw Clique and Altar Golem. I appreciate the feedback; thanks!

DaringApprentice on Inspired Lich Lord (Primer) ($25 Budget)

3 years ago

Super stoked to see a Dralnu, Lich Lord deck! I think he's pretty epic lore-wise, check out the Planeshift novel or his wiki page for details; .

For card suggestions, I'd recommend Altar Golem, Tradewind Rider, Sands of Time, Koskun Falls, and Opposition over Paragon of Open Graves, Gruesome Encore, Tricks of the Trade, Protective Bubble, and Eyeblight's Ending. You can use Altar Golem as a win condition, and Tradewind Rider and Opposition can easily control your opponents' board. Koskun Falls is excellent deterrent against being attacked. Sands of Time can improve your standing greatly if you think you can tap out before each of your upkeeps.

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