Bosh, Iron Golem
Legendary Artifact Creature — Golem
, Sacrifice an artifact: Bosh, Iron Golem deals damage equal to the sacrificed artifact's converted mana cost to target creature, player or planeswalker.
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Bosh, Iron Golem Discussion
2 months ago
7 months ago
Hello! I've played Bosh amongst tons of other mono red artifact decks, so I would like to give my 2 cents on him while answering your questions.
- Mono red is a very fun artifact deck. I've built Daretti, Scrap Savant, Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer, Bosh, Iron Golem and Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient. While Bosh is SUPER fun, I felt he was too slow, fragile, and mana intensive. If you insist on running him I'd recommend running protection cards such as Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, and Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer. While I loved all of these as commanders, I felt that Slobad was my favorite. Free sac outlet in the command zone/protection for key on the field artifacts is nothing to scoff at. In terms of adding other colors, you could certainly do that. I've also run a deck like this with Rakdos, Lord of Riots. Scrap Mastery was a bit of a backup plan, but saved me post boardwipe many a time. The deck revolved around pinging opponent and using Rakdos's reduction ability to play giant artifact creatures. I don't sadly have the list on me anymore, (I don't believe) but I will return after this comment to repost if I find it.
Sadly I never inputted a list before taking it apart as my playgroup didn't exactly enjoy it. What I can recommend though is a lot of egg cards. Egg is a term for a card like Chromatic Star/Ichor Wellspring. They add mana/cards when sacced/etb. When using Scrap Mastery you can get a bunch of Card Advantage after these re=enter the field.
When playing general reanimator decks you need to watch out for for graveyard hate. One Tormod's Crypt and your whole deck is ruined! Cards like Perpetual Timepiece are irreplaceable, as they not only mill you for more cards to Scrap Mastery back, but can save your grave in a pinch! When playing against it I would Bojuka Bog this deck immediately. Graveyard decks are a powerhouse when left unchecked.
I hope some of this helped. Happy brewing!
EDIT: I was looking for my list for Rakdos and found it!
7 months ago
Upon discovering Bosh, Iron Golem, I was determined to make him good. I wanted to use his ability as fast as possible, and not have to wait until turn 9. After stumbling upon a red planeswalker, Daretti, Scrap Savant that could yank artifacts out of the graveyard by turn 5, the idea for this strategy began to practically brew itself. However, the planeswalker ability still felt slow, as I could only return one artifact at a time. Later, I decided on the newly found Scrap Mastery to do that job. In the turns leading up to turn 5, I would need to toss as many high CMC artifacts (including Bosh) into the graveyard as possible. Luckily, Red has many efficient cards to do just this: Faithless Looting, Thrill of Possibility, Lightning Axe etc. When it is time to pull the artifacts out of the graveyard, I should be instantly rewarded by enter battlefield effects of cards like Combustible Gearhulk, Meteor Golem, and Myr Battlesphere.
Turn six I can attack with any number of these and then sacrifice one or so to Bosh for the remaining damage.
My question today is threefold:
Should I splash another color to get more synergy off the discarding and more options for artifacts? If so, what cards would you add or substitute (while keeping the deck under $50)?
Have you seen decks like this before? If so, could you provide a link?
How would you feel if you played this deck against your friends? If you had to play against it?
7 months ago
Thanks for the ideas gdm1989. Rings of Brighthearth is on activated abilities and unfortunately there aren't many targets in the deck. Fun card in my Bosh, Iron Golem deck, though. Fleet Swallower is an interesting option. Similar to Nemesis of Reason, it is on attack, but it's increased mana cost can be detrimental. The half a deck might be worth it. It also has the benefit of being any target, not just the player you attacked. It definitely should be considered and it might be a swap for Nemesis of Reason.
9 months ago
Heya Vintcient, thanks for the love :) much appreciated.
I think I would run the fastest infinites possible to get to infinite red mana, so that your finishing piece is Bosh. It feels good to have your inevitable kill ready in the command zone to go off and nothing able to stop it.
I would run the following infinite engines as a start, but probably add as many as I could (preferably 2 piece combos):
Focussing on this single strategy I think offers to most consistent wins with Bosh, and frankly I am very curious about how strong it is, good luck building!
10 months ago
I know Blood Moon is outside the meta but it can act to slow down opponents if needed to build out the deck's engine.
10 months ago
I want to upgrade my Bosh, Iron Golem deck, Bosh throws a fit, but I don't know where to start. I've only just recently started to make my decks more competitive, but I'm still not incredible at actually making the improvements. All help is welcome, and thanks in advance!
1 year ago
Note: re:Above list. Serra has no creature legendary so it may exclude her.
- Arcanis the Omnipotent
- Bosh, Iron Golem
- Dakkon Blackblade
- Haakon, Stromgald Scourge
- Higure, the Still Wind
- Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
- Jaya Ballard (one creature, 2 walkers)
- Karona, False God
- Kresh the Bloodbraided
- Lyzolda, the Blood Witch
- Maralen of the Mornsong
- Mayael the Anima
- Momir Vig, Simic Visionary
- Phage the Untouchable
- Raksha Golden Cub
- Reaper King
- Rith, the Awakener
- Sakashima the Impostor
- Seshiro the Anointed
- Sisters of Stone Death
So now figure out which ones are most likely to fit into Tefiri's Past/Lore. Still say Sidar is most likely, But Jaya as another creature card could be possible I suppose.