Precursor Golem


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Rare
Scars of Mirrodin Rare

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Precursor Golem

Artifact Creature — Golem

When Precursor Golem enters the battlefield, put two 3/3 colorless Golem artifact creature tokens onto the battlefield.

Whenever a player casts an instant or sorcery spell that targets only a single Golem, that player copies that spell for each other Golem that spell could target. Each copy targets a different one of those Golems.

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Precursor Golem Discussion

PickleNutz on Golem Strike

3 days ago

Golem Foundry, Precursor Golem, Darksteel Forge, and Mycosynth Golem are all pretty cool cards you could consider in the Golem theme. You can use Mycosynth Golem to give all of your creatures Affinity then cast a Darksteel Forge cheap. That would help prevent Precursor Golem from being targeted and blowing up other golems. A Mox Opal (which isn't cheap) could help speed the deck up too, and you can use Springleaf Drum as a budget substitute for it. I like the Artifact theme, so this deck is pretty cool.

Blard on Bant Splicers

3 weeks ago

Try Precursor Golem and some ramp spells.

Izu_Korasu on Brago casual deck - I ...

1 month ago

depends on your interpretation of the word fun and what you want the deck to do

personally i think brago's tokens could be interesting, you obviously wouldn't be blinking tokens, but token makers like Wingmate Roc, Ajani's Chosen, Blade Splicer, Precursor Golem, Master Splicer, Wing Splicer, Whirler Rogue, Myr Battlesphere, Geist-Honored Monk etc ...

then back it up with token enhancing enchantments, blink effects to draw cards (like Mulldrifter or Spreading Seas) ways to cheat cards in (like Flash or AEthermage's Touch) and some general utility like mana rocks (that dont enter tapped) etc

but there are many options once you forgo the traditional competitive lockdown/infinite combo plan, so spend some time on a magic card database searching for etb effects that fit your definition of fun.

Pal00ka on Rakdrazi

1 month ago

I'm going to suggest you change this completely, here it goes! :)

Golems. Big golems. Go golem tribal like Altar Golem, Colossus of Sardia, Platinum Emperion, Phyrexian Colossus, Mage-Ring Responder, Colossus of Akros, etc.

But a weakness is many do not untap...but wait! Artifacts like Magewright's Stone, Voltaic Construct, Thousand-Year Elixir, Clock of Omens, Voltaic Key, etc. do just that. More fun though can be had with Threaten effects that you can use either on opponents' stuff or to untap your own. Interactive decks few!

A fun twist would be to have Bosh, Iron Golem out + Hijack, etc + Liquimetal Coating/Silverskin Armor to fling any of their creatures back into their faces.

And there's lots of fun utility golems to abuse. Ancestral Statue can bounce a big guy who attacked and just recast cheaply due to Rakdos' ability. Solemn Simulacrum is a staple. Beast of Burden takes advantage of token decks. Glass Golem's art looks wicked ;). Precursor Golem can add in some 1-shot draw spells like Crimson Wisps to draw a ton if lucky. Sundering Titan for fun control.

Feldon of the Third Path, Daretti, Scrap Servant, Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient, Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer, Tuktuk the Explorer, and Urabrask the Hidden are all legendaries that play nicely with a theme like this I think.

So keep your burn/damage to activate Rakdos' ability, add some haste enabler like Fervor so your golems can attack upon entering, include fun enchantments like Blood Mist, Flameshadow Conjuring, and Mana Echoes.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Splicer tribal

1 month ago

Whoa, this is expensive for a fun tribal. Impressive.

How about a combination of Precursor Golem, Asceticism and Wake the Reflections? This way, your number of golems would increase a lot without the risk of your opponent turning precursor against you.

Aragon_Neotrix on Cheap Splicing (A Golem Gimmick Deck)

2 months ago

@Kay7men thanks for the upvote :) I'll consider adding Precursor Golem But the only problem with it is that it makes the deck weak to burn. One Lightning Bolt can destroy all my golems if I'm not careful, but I'll still definitely sideboard it :)

Kay7men on Cheap Splicing (A Golem Gimmick Deck)

2 months ago

Precursor Golem? add that and a pump spell or two and your golems get scarier. other then that, though, it looks amazing to me.

Fennek11 on Padeemed artification.

3 months ago

Lijkt me zeker een leuk deck, maar mis een klein beetje een win condition. Daarom lijkt Mechanized Production mij zeker ook een leuk idee. Misschien combineren met Myr Incubator, Myr Turbine en Myr Matrix voor Myr tokens, Hangarback Walker, Efficient Construction e.a. voor Thopters, of Precursor Golem voor Golems? Oh, en Pentavus natuurlijk. En Prototype Portal?

Je kan Liquimetal Coating en Silverskin Armor er ingooien zodat Padeem zichzelf ook beschermt. En met alle card draw zal Thought Vessel ook niet vervelend zijn.

Verder nog leuk: Foundry Inspector, Cloud Key, Solemn Simulacrum natuurlijk, Scarecrone, Unstable Obelisk, Sky Diamond, Planar Bridge, Whir of Invention, Silent Arbiter, Quicksmith Spy en Trophy Mage.

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