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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
3 days ago
Spire of Industry does nothing for you ever. as does Unclaimed Territory or Unknown Shores. Inventors' Fair would be a good replacement for one and Sequestered Stash another. Even Arch of Orazca would be better.
You need some win cons that work.
Awakened Amalgam isnt bad. The Immortal Sun can ruin people. Golden Guardian Flip can be great as you can then start popping off with Golem tokens each turn. Metalwork Colossus if you best hope of rolling over people.
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship can kill creatures or plainswalkers as you essentially have no removal and a commander that just draws cards. Aethersphere Harvester has evasion and isrelatively easy to crew.
There are other things but thats about it that I can think of.
Pacification Array can keep their threats tapped which is the best removal you get.
2 weeks ago
How about Rings of Brighthearth? That with Basalt Monolith generates infinite colorless mana and you can instantly get out your general (even more so then usual) and dump everything in your hand onto your field if you so wish, and also makes it so even if you infinite, you dont auto win the game. If infinite's out of the question, maybe something cute like Ward of Bones. People that overextend will get hurt from this artifact. There's also Golden Guardian Flip. Blocker that turns into a land that taps for 2 colorless when it dies sounds handy to me, specially when you can kill it or force someone's weaker creature to die on the spot. Oh and Workhorse, it can generate 4 mana on its own, Guaranteeing that Kozilek comes out the next turn if it lives.
2 weeks ago
Looks great, just a few card I might try out:
Icy Manipulator might be great, even in multiplayer.
Throne of the God-Pharaoh makes your go-wide construct strategy even more threatening.
Weatherlight gives you a solid flyer and helps you sort through your deck, and I doubt it would miss.
3 weeks ago
I'm not big on Ensnaring Bridge here, as its only good early in the game, at a time when accelerating quickly with assorted tap abilities is very relevant. Its not bad, but for me, here, I don't think its desirable.
I concede that I dont have great reasons for not playing Mana Vault or Basalt Monolith other than not wanting too many cards that do the same things, and the ones I have to full those roles being preferable to me and the way I play Kurkesh, but my results validate my preferences to me.
I like Ur-Golem's Eye over Worn Powerstone so that when it's cheated in or used to accelerate quickly with several mana rocks all at once, it's untapped and keeps the ball rolling. That makes up for the one mana, to me.
I do use Perpetual Timepiece to self mill. Sets up recursion/cheating in of good artifacts.
I have enough other Basic Land searching to be fine without Thawing Glaciers. If I happen upon one ill likely put it in, but its not vital enough for me to actively seek it out.
1 month ago
The 4 drop slot is rediculously tight. Settle the Wreckage could become Seal Away. Ill squeeze 1 copy of traxos in place of 1 Golden Guardian Flip and once I get to actually play the deck Ill keep the one thats more consistent. Thanks for the suggestion Miracluez!
1 month ago
Thanks bushido_man96, name is a fun play on words! I have been looking to optimize the deck, but running 30 lands makes this tough.
Cards that I dont mind getting rid of include: Crook of Condemnation, Fireshrieker, Grafted Exoskeleton, Honed Khopesh, Neglected Heirloom Flip, Sharpened Pitchfork, Burnished Hart, Golden Guardian Flip, and Pia's Revolution.
Should I focus more on storm? 0 drop artifacts? Rocks and Mana generation? Artifact bounce? Creature based reanimation?
1 month ago
Updates: So, Golden Guardian Flip is fun with enrage...as I thought it would be. Golden Guardian + Ripjaw Raptor --isn't it funny how the raptor has a 5 butt? That's just neat or as Forrest would say, "They go together like peas and carrots."
Zacama, Primal Calamity WANTS....no NEEDS to lead this deck, but in my humblest opinion Gishath, Sun's Avatar is superior in every way. Most notably, Gishath wants you to have a dino deck, but Zacama could go into any naya build and not even remotely need dinos.
Mana base plays fine, even without costly duals and extra special land fixing.
Spells are fine, as long as you enjoy the creature style of decks. This is a creature deck. Getting an Elemental Bond is great, because you constantly refuel until someone realizes your are crushing them with draws and removes said enchantment. Lifecrafter's Bestiary is equally efficient.
Both Gideon, Martial Paragon and Huatli, Radiant Champion seem right at home here. I thought of other walkers, but no one else seemed to match the subtheme. And I promise if you hit Gideon's ultimate, you should win hands down. But his +2 ability really made me wanna play exert; I just couldn't comfortably fit it into the deck...
The rest is all fun. Queue Jurassic Park music!
1 month ago
Golden Guardian is far too slow to play outside of Limited or EDH, especially as none of your creatures can actually kill it. In its place, I suggest Yahenni, Undying Partisan as a sac outlet, and/or Hidden Stockpile/Anointed Procession. Finally, Isolated Chapel is strictly better than Forsaken Sanctuary (and will be reprinted in Dominaria).