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Godo, the One Hit Wonder

Commander / EDH



Godo is honestly one of my favourite commanders. I usually don't play red, but this is my exception. I love the versatility that this deck has. It can go from 0-100 in the matter of attack declaration.

Blade of Selves is this decks next to always go-to. Tutoring 2 equipment a turn is just to good to pass up. And with the new commander deck giving us Hammer of Nazahn? Instant equip solves a lot of problems with the higher costs on cards like Batterskull, but it can do so much more.

One of the easiest routes to go after godo tutors his first equipment, blade of selves;

  1. Swing with Godo equipped with blade of selves, Godo's trigger to untap for a second swing hits the stack.
  2. grab hammer of nazahn and protection (Swiftfoot Boots)
  3. hammer and boots both equip before damage is dealt, and godo untaps.
  4. Swing again. This time grabbing double strike (Fireshrieker) and something to abuse like Bloodforged Battle-Axe. On the first strike of damage, bloodforged makes a copy that will equip to Godo before the second strike. Then the second strike makes two more copies, both equipping.

In one turn, Godo went from a 3/3 with myriad to a 13/3 with indestructible, hexproof, double strike. Not to mention if you hit a player with no blockers, that was 5 on the first swing, 7 on the first strike of the second swing and 9 on the second strike, which adds up to a magical 21. Lethal. Also having Lethal on both other players for your next turn.

The possibilities are endless. To be able to tutor any equipment you need whenever your commander enters makes him very viable. The only downside to Godo is his mana cost. A whopping 6. I run all the fast mana I can to push out my commander as fast as possible. Once he hits board, he tutors whatever it is you need, Protection using any one of the swords (or just hexproof), lifelink if your cutting it close, or if its early enough, blade of selves to go from nothing to lethal.

If you have any questions, comments, or just like the deck, I would be glad to hear it.



Gargatus says... #1


January 10, 2017 2:53 p.m.

Liquidbeaver says... #2

Great looking deck! It looks like a ton of fun to play. I think the only big equipment that it is missing is Basilisk Collar and Quietus Spike/Scytheclaw.

There is a minor detail with bringing in Hammer of Nazahn at the same time as another equipment that I am unsure about. Because you are tutoring for both at the same time, I believe they both come into play at the same time as well. This means that the static effect of Hammer wouldn't actually be on the battlefield yet, so only the Hammer auto-equips, and the Swiftfoot Boots in your example would fall onto the battlefield. I may be wrong though, and if you do indeed get to choose which hits the battlefield first, that is awesome!

Bludgeon Brawl may also be a fun way of getting him more equipment to swing for lethal. I'm not sure if they gain that ability as they come in, or afterwards though, because you could potentially autoequip them with Hammer also. With Liquimetal Coating you could even make your non-artifacts into artifacts for the turn (equip Koth, Daretti, or your Blood Moon!). This also has the benefit of buffing Cranial Plating for a turn.

September 28, 2017 1:56 p.m.

Liquidbeaver says... #3

Also, Conqueror's Flail would be a really solid tutor target. Your opponents have to just sit and take both the combat steps each turn.

September 28, 2017 2:03 p.m.

nickspoiala says... #4

I understand the confusion with the tutors, but they technically don't happen at the same time. Two token copies of Godo enter, which both die to the legendary rule. So two separate Godo triggers go on the stack, so as long as I use the first trigger to tutor the hammer, it all works out. I just stated them both at the same time for simplicity sake.

I like the idea of the spike and scytheclaw! Usually I don't need things like that because Godo goes for commander damage and not total 40, but it can be a very useful backup for things like Armory Automaton when Godo can't stick!

I'm surprised I have not seen the flail in my searches. That would solve many problems with people trying to interact with Godo when I swing!

Thank you so much for the suggestions!

September 28, 2017 10:20 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.98
Tokens 0/0 Germ, 0/1 Goat, 2/2 Wolf, Daretti
Folders EDH Ideas
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