Golden Guardian


Gold-Forge Garrison


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Rare

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Golden Guardian

Artifact Creature — Golem


: Golden Guardian fights another target creature you control. When Golden Guardian dies this turn, return it to the battlefield transformed under your control.

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Golden Guardian Discussion

clentdc on U/R Historic [Rotation Proof]

1 day ago

To take advantage of Golden Guardian  Flip use treasure tokens or splash black to cast

Dire Fleet Poisoner Status / Statue Tetzimoc, Primal Death

SeekerofSecrets on Boros dragons

2 weeks ago

Yeah you have lots of cuts to make...

I think that you should start with cutting

Diamond Mare Golden Guardian  Flip Kargan Dragonlord Yosei, the Morning Star Aurelia's Fury Dawn Charm Increasing Vengeance Blasphemous Act. and then 10 lands.

This will get you within a reasonable amount of cards to actually tune your list and start to get a coherent game plan

I actually like the token sub them with a few big dragons as finishers for a casual deck!

robyy-g on Arcades Aggro

1 month ago

SynergyBuild Thanks for the input! I've looked at Golden Guardian  Flip but the flip side doesn't seem like a massive benefit for the deck, and for four mana I could throw out a "stronger" (tougher) defender. Appreciate the input though!

SynergyBuild on Arcades, the Strategist

1 month ago

+1! Do you think Golden Guardian  Flip could fit? It is currently only 50c.

SynergyBuild on Arcades Aggro

1 month ago

+1! Do you think Golden Guardian  Flip can fit, it is sitting at 50c right now!

MushroomKing30 on Artifact Midrange (POST ROTATION READY) V.2

1 month ago

What do you think of Golden Guardian x2 in the sideboard as an alt win con against control decks or any game that goes long? It’s basically a value engine. If they kill it, you flip it over. They don’t kill it, it fights your animated artifact, zahid, traxos, or lich, and flips over. Either way you’re getting 4/4 creatures for 4 mana per turn.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer

2 months ago

Sorry, I've been really busy lately so my ability to respond to comments has been limited. First of all, SmashPortal, if you look at most of elgosu1337's copy effects, they create tokens. That is likely where the Utvara Hellkite token is coming from.

Secondly, I still firmly believe Wurmcoil Engine, Rite of Replication, and Phyrexian Processor are very strong in this list and here is why:

1) Wurmcoil Engine: Most of your copy effects make token copies, so first and foremost, copying Wurmcoil Engine is just great. But let's say it dies and you get the two wurm tokens. Wurm (1) has deathtouch while wurm (2) has lifelink. Yes they may be "small" creatures (3/3's are still pretty substantial), but attacking with lets say 10 deathouching wurms is basically a board wipe or attacking with 10 lifelinking wurms is +30 life. That is a lot of upside in my book.

2) Rite of Replication: this is probably hands down one of the best copy cards out there. Look at it this way. You are running both Cackling Counterpart (3 cmc) and Twinflame (2 cmc). Rite of Replication only costs 1 more than Cackling Counterpart for one copy, albeit at sorcery speed. Now, you kick Rite upping its total cost to 9 cmc and get 5 copies. Cackling Counterpart costs a total of 10 mana to cast it and to flash it back and you only get 2 copies (still a great card at instant speed though). Now lets look at Twinflame. 2 mana for one copy, but lets say we want 5 copies. That would cost a total of 14 mana to get the same amount you can get with a kicked Rite AND those creatures are exiled at the end of combat. I get that you want a lower initial investment, but 4 cmc is pretty darn cheap in Commander and the ceiling on Rite of Replication is soooooo much higher for a lower mana investment. Also, it can target ANY creature on the battlefield while the others cannot.

3) Phyrexian Processor: Not sure why you are afraid of the life cost. Life is a great resource and it is only a one time investment. 4 life (the minimum amount I would spend, but generally 6-10 is where you want to be at) to pump out a 4/4 every turn is pretty darn good. Any more life and you are getting an extremely good rate of cost to creature P/T. But, if you are hesitant, a card like Golden Guardian  Flip might be an alternative that is almost as good. As a land it is a tad more resilient as well.

Overall, still love the deck though

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