Goldmeadow Stalwart

Goldmeadow Stalwart

Creature — Kithkin Soldier

As an additional cost to play Goldmeadow Stalwart, reveal a Kithkin card from your hand or pay (3).

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Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Goldmeadow Stalwart Discussion

Byvci on Tribal Tech (Every Single Tribe in Magic! Part 1)

2 years ago

assassin: Scarblade Elite

assembly worker: Mishra's Factory Self-Assembler (only works with changelings and itself

atog: Atogatog

aurochs: Aurochs Herd Bull Aurochs Rimehorn Aurochs

bat: Skeletal Vampire

beast: Vitality Charm

cephalid: Aboshan, Cephalid Emperor

chimera: Brass-Talon Chimera Iron-Heart Chimera Lead-Belly Chimera Tin-Wing Chimera

druid: Gilt-Leaf Archdruid Seton, Krosan Protector

dwarf: Depala, Pilot Exemplar Dwarven Bloodboiler Dwarven Lieutenant Dwarven Pony Dwarven Recruiter Heart Wolf

eldrazi spawn: Brood Birthing

eye: Evil Eye of Orms-by-Gore Evil Eye of Urborg

fox: Patron of the Kitsune

giant: Hearthcage Giant

goat: Springjack Pasture

gorgon: Hythonia the Cruel

kavu: Coastal Drake Alpha Kavu Kavu Howler Kavu Mauler Kavu Monarch

kithkin: Goldmeadow Stalwart

knight: Knight of the Mists is sort of tribal. Also War Falcon

kobold: Kobold Drill Sergeant Kobold Overlord Kobold Taskmaster

minion: Balthor the Defiled

moonfolk: Patron of the Moon

nightstalker: Return of the Nightstalkers

ogre: (don't really work in an ogre deck, but I guess they sort of count?) Gutwrencher Oni Painwracker Oni Scourge of Numai Yukora, the Prisoner

orc: Raiding Party Orcish Captain

pegasus: Sacred Mesa

pentavite: Pentavus only card with pentavite, but sort of works with changelings

plant: Avenger of Zendikar

rigger: Steamflogger Boss

scarecrow: Scarecrone Reaper King

wall: Fortified Area Glyph of Life Rolling Stones Wall of Caltrops Animate Wall Total War Mob Mentality Glyph of Destruction Wall of Mulch Glyph of Reincarnation Glyph of Delusion Glyph of Doom

There's also the flagbearers: Coalition Flag Coalition Honor Guard Standard Bearer But they don't really have synergy with each other. You might be able to pull some shenanigans if you give a flagbearer hexproof or protection with a changeling out though.

Thelon of Havenwood, Fungal Bloom, Sporesower Thallid, Savage Thallid and Pallid Mycoderm are all listed as saprolings. I don't know if you merged fungus and saproling intentionally, but if you did it might make sense to change saproling tech to saproling/fungus tech.

SynergyBuild on Ultra-Budget: Teenage Mutant Ninja Wizards

2 years ago

So far none of these Ultra Budgets have been very competitive in modern, considering the speed of the meta I can't imagine them working to well. I want to build a more competitive one. I do really like the idea, and some (Like the elemental fling one) were still very good. The issue was that they were around 40+ dollars, rather than 20-10 dollar price range.

I tried to make one using the Heroic keyword, building it around cantrips that target creatures (like Bandage and Defiant Strike) along with good heroic abilities like Phalanx Leader and Favored Hoplite, filling the mana curve out with Lagonna-Band Trailblazer, Fabled Hero, and Vanguard of Brimaz, and it works suprisingly well, winning turn 4-5 on average, but I did have a game with a turn 3 kill, just because of the synergy that can be acomplished with the strive mecahanic of Launch the Fleet, targetting my two Phalanx Leaders, two Vanguard of Brimaz, and a Fabled Hero to get a board of giant (3/3 & 4/4) cats, and a giant Fabled Hero (5/5 Double Strike) for a big win.

Another Idea for a super budget is a combo deck, one that uses 2x Zombie Infestation & 4x Treasure Hunt, 4x Reliquary Tower and finishing the deck with 25x Swamp and 25x Island, I will let you imagine hoe the deck wins!

Another powerful budget deck is Kithkin! They have one of the cheapest good lords with Wizened Cenn and have Ballyrush Banneret, Rustic Clachan, Goldmeadow Stalwart, and a bunch of other great tribal elements at a cheap price. That kind of deck is also able to be easily upgraded for a still small price, with cards like Knight of Meadowgrain, Honor of the Pure, Militia's Pride, and Thoughtweft Trio for not extreme prices.

An easy deck to build is mono-white "2 for 1", its a deck I built a while back around just dropping cards like Expedition Envoy, Dragon Hunter, Dryad Militant, Mardu Woe-Reaper, Savannah Lions, Elite Vanguard, etc. backing them up by using Brave the Elements, and Honor of the Pure if you want. For a cheap version, you don't need to, and even for one that runs Isamaru, Hound of Konda and Kytheon, Hero of Akros, the deck cost less than 30 dollars.

The point of the comment is that I feel that though these decks are interesting and fun to play with, if competitive decks for a low cost are required, I think more competitive decks for a cheaper (or equal) cost are possible.

In the case of this deck (similar to neg counters), it requires the opponent to be playing creatures, and also be playing slowly enough, or with out removal, for you to steal them. This deck also doesn't have any way of dealing with the graveyard, has no sideboard, can't remove creatures, enchantments, lands, or artifacts opponents control, and though the deck is slow, it doesn't have the control elements like counter spells to support it, even though it is in the colors... It also can't speed the deck up with ramp or draw even though it is in the colors! Blue/green card draw could also help with Lorescale Coatl and ramp could make Nimbus Swimmer a seriously viable option.

If you do want ramp/draw, Explore is a super cheap option. More cantrip buffs could also help with the deck consistency, and I could go on and on, but it just seems like you didn't look at the deck for play-ability, but instead based on random cards you thought would be cool. I can't help look through every card to try and make this a viable option, because in the end I don't think it is an option, against pretty much any meta modern deck, where as my Heroic deck beats Naya Burn more often than not, and can stand to fight Affinity and Death's Shadow too. It doesn't stand a chance against Tron or make other decks, but this one can't stand against pretty much any.

Liquidbeaver on Revenge of the Kith

3 years ago

Added Metallic Mimic in place of Goldmeadow Stalwart. Mimic has some great synergy in the deck.

Going to playtest the deck a lot more before I make anymore changes.

TBoneTace on Kithkin

3 years ago

Goldmeadow Stalwart for a nice 1 drop? Or Kithkin Harbinger to fetch what you need?

Rusty_Shackleford on Little Mana, Little Creatures

3 years ago

Appearances can be deceiving; diminutive stature aside, there's actually a good degree of tension between the Dwarves and the Kithkin.

The Dwarves want you to play artifacts--lots of artifacts; the Kithkin are really more synergistic with each other than anything.

If you want my opinion, the Kithkin are simply better. Wizened Cenn, Burrenton Forge-Tender, and Goldmeadow Stalwart are all possible additions. Thistledown Liege is another.

No matter what you do, I'd recommend upping the count on Knight of Meadowgrain and Figure of Destiny to 4 apiece; they're the best creatures in your deck at the moment.

Lame_Duck on

3 years ago

Zealous Guardian seems kind of low impact. Figure of Destiny or Cenn's Tactician or Goldmeadow Harrier or even Goldmeadow Stalwart are 1-drop Kithkin that should remain relevant for longer.

3lancer on Kithkin Nightmare Modern Competitive

4 years ago

I don't know much about your budget but Goldmeadow Stalwart and Knight of Meadowgrain are worth considering.

If you have the money, Flagstones of Trokair provide no downside, and occasionally you can just play 2, and sacrifice one for free deck thinning. Cavern of Souls also helps against counterspells. Rustic Clachan could also prove beneficial.

GeminiSpartanX on Kithkin Soldiers

4 years ago

If you have Figure of Destinys, they should definitely be in the MD. I'd replace the 2 Burrenton Shield-Bearers for 2 FoDs easy. If you don't have the full 4 FoDs, Goldmeadow Stalwart is a good replacement. This is an agro deck that wants to beat-down as fast as possible, so with that idea in mind, I'd also replace the 2 Concerted Efforts with 2 more Honor of the Pures which will make your tokens AND creatures better. Weight of Conscience isn't as good as Pacifism since the opposing creature can still block. Crib Swap might be a better card in general for removal, since you can decrease its' cost with Ballyrush Banneret (which also should be a 4-of in the main). Cenn's Heir is another commonly used kithkin that can get big with many tokens and other creatures. I'd remove some of your equipment and the Coordinated Barrages along with some Mosquito Guards to add in the additional creatures.

Hope some of that helped!