Godo, Bandit Warlord

Legality

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

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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.

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Godo, Bandit Warlord Discussion

DukeofLizards on helm of the host combo

2 weeks ago

You could use Aurelia, the Warleader as a backup in case Godo, Bandit Warlord is removed.

insertcleverphrasehere on Competitive EDH Tier List

3 weeks ago

With the new Helm of the Host, Godo, Bandit Warlord is now at least tier 1.5. Most comparable to black Sidisi, the deck is as fast and consistent as Sidisi Ad Naus, with an ability to quickly ramp into gamebreaking stax (Blood Moons, Stranglehold, Possibility Storm) as well as anti-blue tech and an ability to repeatedly recover from a failed combo in a way that Sidisi never could. It is a bit better than Sidisi in the current meta, so if that is 1.5, then this should be at a similar level. Waiting for Godo - cEDH primer is the Primer.

insertcleverphrasehere on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

3 weeks ago

With the new Helm of the Host, Godo, Bandit Warlord is now at least tier 1.5. The deck is as fast and consistent as Sidisi Ad Naus, with an ability to run gamebreaking stax (Blood Moons, Stranglehold, Possibility Storm) as well as anti-blue tech and an ability to repeatedly recover from a failed combo in a way that Sidisi never could. It is better than Sidisi in the current meta. Never worry about ramp into nothing. Waiting for Godo - cEDH primer is the Primer.

DangoDaikazoku on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

3 weeks ago

I think gtoast99 has a great list for Godo, Bandit Warlord. The combo is incredibly easy and rather fast to assemble and is consistent as long as there isn't something like Torpor Orb or Hushwing Gryff interrupting the ETB trigger. With the new addition of Helm of the Host, the deck is incredibly powerful, but it is hard to say where the deck should sit in the tier list. I fully endorse Waiting for Godo - cEDH primer as the face of the deck in a higher tier standing because it certainly should not remain in tier 4 once Dominaria releases. With that being said, it's too early to claim that Godo is tier 1 as well as tier 1.5. But I think Godo can definitely move up to the tier 2 or 2.5 position until the deck settles into a point where we can say for certain. I doubt you're going to see Godo everywhere, at least not for a while because the combo is so new.

gtoast99 on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

I just saw that insertcleverphrasehere tagged my Godo, Bandit Warlord list for moving up the ladder! I'm flattered by the suggestion it should be moved into tier one - this deck is truly competitive for the first time. It's definately fast enough to compete, and has surprisingly more interaction and resilience in the current cEDH meta than you might guess from mono red.

I've been playing and refining it since the Dominaria leaks against other t2+ decks in my local meta, and it's performing better than even I suspected. I know several people have been tearing it up on cockatrice with this build also. I believe there is an argument for tier 1. I personally would probably put Godo into tier 1.5 at the moment. I could definitely see putting it into tier 2 until the meta has a chance to see and react to the deck after the dominaria release, and consider moving it up from there.

For certain though, Godo isn't a casual deck when built for the new host combo. It's far from the tier 4 it currently sits at, and I feel confident the deck will rank highly among the other tier 2+ c-EDH decks. Of course as I've been working on the build myself, so there is inherent bias, but I really hope some of you get to see a variation of Godo-Helm combo in your local meta soon to judge for yourself. It just may surprise you to see a meme coming out on top.

insertcleverphrasehere on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

Godo, Bandit Warlord is now Tier 1 (yes even in mono red). With the new card Helm of the Host from Dominaria he is a zero card infinite that kills the board. Only deck that is reliably faster is breakfast hulk, and you can use some of the best stax in the game to support (Blood Moon, Possibility Storm). Can go toe to toe with Teferi and Tymna/Thrasios no problem.

Waiting for Godo - cEDH primer

Durkle on How long before Helm of ...

1 month ago

Wait, so do none of you realize it goes infinite with Godo, Bandit Warlord, and he even tutors it? Also goes infinite with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker since the tokens aren't legendary. Also goes infinite with Medomai the Ageless I believe, since the text that he cant attack on extra turns only applies to the one that attacks, and doesnt include the new copies.

I think you guys are fixated too much on the speed of the combo. The problem isn't how FAST it is, it's how accessible it is. Having a 1-card combo with your commander isn't healthy, no matter how you slice it. Not even saying I think it needs to be banned, I just think you guys are thinking about it wrong. Of course there are faster combos, but they typically require significantly more investment or luck.

Also, consider that you get the token whether you attack or not, and the token doesn't get exiled. This means you could just use it to make copies of your commander every turn, and essentially double all of its text, then triple it, etc. Like imagine having this thing on GAAIV, or Elesh Norn, or Meren, or anything really.

I also don't like the reasoning that "because this one thing isn't banned, this won't be banned". I want Deadeye Navigator banned just as much as the next guy, but it has nothing to do with this card. You shouldn't use that as an excuse to not evaluate it.

Point is, I think the design of this card is really horrible. I wish it wasn't being printed, or at the very least would be designed better. Time will tell whether it actually needs a ban or not, but I don't like it regardless.

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