Godo, Bandit Warlord


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Godo, Bandit Warlord

Legendary Creature — Human Barbarian

When Godo, Bandit Warlord enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an Equipment card and put it onto the battlefield. If you do, shuffle your library.

Whenever Godo attacks for the first time each turn, untap it and all Samurai you control. After this phase, there is an additional combat phase.

Godo, Bandit Warlord Discussion

ToshiroU on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

12 hours ago

Hey thegigibeast, ShaperSavant and LabManiac_Sigi,

thanks for updating the list! I definitely agree with moving Thrasios / Tymna into their own tier. I would also appreciate a Thrasios ban for a healthier Metagame.

With Tymna, the "centralizing mini-game" you mentioned isn't that problematic in my opinion, as the strategy of abusing the low creature count in cEDH is quite a common thing (looking at Edric, Spymaster of Trest , Najeela, the Blade-Blossom or even Tana, the Bloodsower ) and is actually contributing to the diversity of the format.

I would like to hint on the lack of the old Tier 1,5 category. To me there are some Commanders that just don't belong into the same tier. For example, a Niv-Mizzet Reborn + Food Chain Strategy with a consistent T3 win would absolutely rank up higher than a fairly inconsistent Godo, Bandit Warlord Strategy around Stax and Helm of the Host ... To me, that also counts for Teferi, Temporal Archmage , Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge , Tasigur, the Golden Fang or Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder . Please consider to add that category again.

To conclude my comment I would like to recommend moving Azami, Lady of Scrolls from High Power into the Competitive Category. I think that Deck can compete with other Mono U Strategys (Baral, Kefnet - not being as strong as Teferi). In my lokal game store I played several times with Azami in the EDH-Tournament against multiple other cEDH-Decks like Breakfast Hulk, Blood Pod, Shimmer Zur, Gitrog... and I still have to lose a single game with it. While it's a very subjective impression, it just feels wrong to me to see it in Tier 3.

PotatoJed on Tribal Tribal

1 week ago

One thing I have noticed is that you a are running Godo, Bandit Warlord but no equipment for him to search for. Stoneforge Masterwork might be one to consider.

sylvannos on Tribal shapeshifter buffs

1 week ago

Haakon, Stromgald Scourge is a beast with changelings, especially with Nameless Inversion and Crib Swap . You need to play Liliana of the Veil and/or Collective Brutality , however, so he's not a dead card when you draw him.

@Funkydiscogod: I play Godo, Bandit Warlord with Batterskull in my 4-Color Gifts deck. He's an absolute beast in the control matchup when your opponent is playing 3 colors.

Funkydiscogod on Tribal shapeshifter buffs

1 week ago

Sachi, Daughter of Seshiro normally benefits two different tribes, and has some potential for infinite combos.

Godo, Bandit Warlord and Raksha Golden Cub give pretty serious benefits to very narrow tribes. Too bad there's no realistic way to play them in Modern.

McToters on The Lonely Lover

2 weeks ago

Ok! Sweet build so far! Let me see if I can hell you out. I am a fan of the title by the way.

So Naturally, Feldon’s ability focuses on a few things. They are:

1) it triggers ETBs and graveyard abilties

2) it is a “tap” ability


Keeping these three things in mind I would suggest the following, some of which may not suit your play-style, but alas! This is why they are suggestions!

Creatures like Inferno Titan , Godo, Bandit Warlord (only useful if you’re running equipments), Bloodfire Colossus , and Zealous Conscripts have value in entering or dying. The new Ilharg, the Raze-Boar may be of semi-interest to you even though he doesn’t have an ETB he is another tool that helps trigger ETBs like Feldon.

I think potentially the most key card you are missing is Sundial of the Infinite so you can keep the token copies that Feldon makes. Plus it’s an artifact you can try and recur since red can do that rather well. In regards to recursion I think you could mull over Goblin Welder and Scrap Mastery . They seen like they could work for you. Goblin Engineer from the soon to come out Modern horizons will be an auto-include for this deck too.

Krark-Clan Ironworks may be better for you than Phyrexian Altar . There would be no problems with running both but aince this deck is artifact heavy I’d recommend the former over the latter.

There is also Umbral Mantle , Thousand-Year Elixir , and Sword of the Paruns to help untap Feldon.

Anyway, this is not to say you dont already have some awesome stuff going on already! If you want my opinion on what to take out for some new stuff let me know. Id be happy to help.


Drakorya on The Spiciest Pork Chop

2 weeks ago

I think some of the mono-red beaters usually found in Kaalia of the Vast decks could fit in here. Cards like:

Balefire Dragon - Wrath opponents board

Dragon Mage - Refuel your hand (and possibly disrupt opponents hands)

Dragon Tyrant - Big beatstick

Hellkite Tyrant - Only if your opponents tend to play artifacts

Hellkite Charger - Extra attack steps (and can combo with Sword of Feast and Famine )

You might be able to use more protection for Ilharg too, so maybe Darksteel Plate and Lightning Greaves , and Godo, Bandit Warlord to tutor for them?

ThrunTheTroll628 on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

Does anyone have a good Godo, Bandit Warlord decklist that might change my opinion on the commander? I don't feel like the deck is any good, sorry if that sounds harsh, but let me try to explain how I see it.

Your Commander is a 1 card combo (by using the etb effect to tutor for Helm of the Host ), normally that would be great, you could either:
1. Fill your deck with ramp and try to get consistent turn 3 wins
2. or you could make a slow stax/control deck that is free to go for the win whenever it so chooses

Option 2 is not available to you because your playing Mono-Red (I'm just saying it like it is).

Therefore you have to just go straight for the combo, the problem is, at it doesn't matter how much ramp is in your deck, your too slow.
To top it off your gameplan is very telegraphed, at any point a player can just look at your boardstate and say with reasonable confidence whether or not you are going to go for your combo on your next turn.
Additionally, when you finally ramp up to cast your commander, if an opponent has interaction (which they will, they've had all game to prepare), your only option is to send Godo back to the command zone and get back to ramping, however, your playing mono-red so your going to have to do it in top-deck mode.
Finally, the combo isn't even that good when you get it, plenty of stax pieces stop it, ( Blind Obedience , Frozen AEther , Kismet , Torpor Orb , Humility , Hushwing Gryff etc.), and it's folds to Counterspells, Artifact hate, and Creature hate, which is the vast majority of interaction people will be playing (it does ignore graveyard hate which is something I guess.)

Sorry for the wall of text, but I realized if I just said "the combo is too expensive" and left it at that there would be a lot of unnecessary back and forth arguing.

TL;DR: Godo, Bandit Warlord is, in my opinion, slower, more predictable, and more easily disrupted than all the other fast combo decks in the format by a wide margin, for this reason, in my opinion, Godo, Bandit Warlord should be brought into the "High Power" tier.

Judisius on List of all infinite combos 2.0

1 month ago

Infinite Combat + Infinite Creature copies

Helm of the Host + Combat Celebrant

Helm of the Host + Aurelia, the Warleader

Helm of the Host + Godo, Bandit Warlord

Helm of the Host + Scourge of the Throne

Like with the Combat Celebrant, just make sure you don't attack with the equipped creature.

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Godo, Bandit Warlord occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.25%