Bronze Guardian

Bronze Guardian

Artifact Creature — Golem

Double strike

Ward (Whenever this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, counter it unless that player pays .)

Other artifacts you control have ward .

Bronze Guardian's power is equal to the number of artifacts you control.

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Bronze Guardian Discussion

nathanielhebert on Diamond Cavalry Ultrabudget Casual

3 weeks ago

Ooh, very intriguing "diamond" tribal, with plenty of flavour tying it all together! Wasn't familiar with the Diamond Knight and friends, and when assembling in paper, I was pleasantly surprised to discover Plains which is also illustrated by Alayna Danner, and feels like an extension of the diamond-panorama.

I've already got a Darksteel Juggernaut focused deck, so I made a substitution with Bronze Guardian, which matches the light-refraction themes at play and hopefully fulfills similar functions. Kudos!

DankMagicianD on I *WILL* make Zabaz Good

4 months ago

Tome of Legends , Urza's Saga , and Smothering Tithe are both powerful and synergistic, but are also expensive. If you are using the Osgir precon as a shell for the deck, Digsite Engineer and Bronze Guardian are both payoffs for having a ton of artifacts, as well as Darksteel Juggernaut . Walking Ballista , Triskelion , and Monoskelion are all good at converting counters into damage, and Fiery Emancipation seems like some great top end in order to make your stuff hit hard enough to kill. Other good counter payoffs include Triskelavus , Pentavus , and Crystalline Crawler .If you plan to sacrifice creatures a lot, then Blade of the Bloodchief can do a lot of work here too.

Omniscience_is_life on One Card is Enough (Losheel) **Primer**

5 months ago

Heliogabale--first off, thanks for the logistics call. I'm still VERY new to spicing up my decks with code, so we'll see if I can figure out how to make that switch ;)

As to your actual card suggestions:

Meletis effectively draws us 3 cards here--a land, an 0/4, and a random card with Losheel. Plus 2 life. All that means that it's a pretty effective piece of value, given the... how shall I say it nicely... restrictive nature of its color.

Dragon Throne of Tarkir sure is slow, but with our cost reducers ( Jhoira's Familiar et al.) it becomes a little more fathomable. Sticking the Throne onto a Bronze Guardian or Shambling Suit is a great feeling, too.

This Ellie is only in the deck due to the insanely low number of respectable pump effects in white. Anthems only do so much--I find myself needing 4+ extra power to close games how I'd like to.

I like Reconnaissance , I honestly hadn't considered the possibility of an opponent removing Losheel in combat. Makes ya wonder how I've made it this far in this game... anyhow Recon should be finding a spot here soon. Good call.

I tested ATG for a while, but found it underwhelming. It either goes onto a creature without evasion and gets chumped out, or makes a threat and gets its host removed, two-for-one'ing me.

Vedalken Orrery is an insanely powerful card (may we please have a reprint, good people of WotC?), I might find it worth the +ahem+ considerable financial cost it implies.

I hadn't thought about Winds of Abandon as an evasion effect, that's pretty spicy! I don't like ramping my opponents, but I suppose it doesn't matter if they are no longer in the game.

All in all, thanks for the comment! I feel lucky to have you next in line on that thread, last time the advice given was far less applicable.


lil_cheez on Angry Kobold

5 months ago

Rebecc might feel bad with Ardenn!

Might try Bronze Guardian instead

unstable_anomaly on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

6 months ago

Hey kuromadei, thanks for the comment and upvote, much appreciated.

Thanks for pointing out that Bronze Guardian 's ward ability does in fact stack. I actually just recently watched an episode of the command zone podcast where they point this out, and was going to update the primer today. Makes the card quite a bit better than I originally thought it'd be in the deck.

For your question about more than two copies: Anointed Procession will trigger anytime we create a token, which includes Osgir, the Reconstructor 's second ability. Illusionist's Bracers will trigger much in the same way when it's equipped to Osgir, and Rings of Brighthearth will allow us to pay to copy Osgir's second ability. Basically all these interactions will allow us to copy / double Osgir's second ability creating four token copies of whatever we're targeting. We can then increase the amount of tokens created by having multiples of Illusionist's Bracers / Rings of Brighthearth or adding Mirage Mirror .

For your question about the jank combos: I actually just discovered a new combo line while taking a second look at the janky ones, so HUGE thanks to you for helping me discover this line!! I'll be adding it to the primer shortly...

Eldrazi Displacer + Krark-Clan Ironworks + Myr Battlesphere + Goblin Engineer . Sacrifice all four myr tokens to Krark-Clan Ironworks generating 8 mana. Then use that mana to activate Eldrazi Displacer blinking Myr Battlesphere / Goblin Engineer . This will tutor an artifact to the graveyard and generate another four myr tokens. We can then repeat this an infinite amount of times generating infinite mana and tutoring every artifact to our graveyard.

Here's where the JANK comes in...

Once all of our artifacts are in the graveyard, and we have infinite mana, we can then use Umbral Mantle to continuously untap Osgir, the Reconstructor activating his second ability an infinite amount of times to reconstruct every artifact in the graveyard. We can then add Quicksmith Genius to the line to draw / discard the entire deck or Reckless Fireweaver to deal an infinite amount of damage to all our opponents.

Another janky line to tutor every artifact to the battlefield, draw / discard the whole deck, or deal infinite damage to our opponents:

Krark-Clan Ironworks + Myr Battlesphere + Anointed Procession + Goblin Welder + Kuldotha Forgemaster + 2x Umbral Mantle . (This will require Kuldotha Forgemaster / Goblin Welder to both be equipped with a copy of Umbral Mantle . Myr Battlesphere entering the battlefield will trigger Anointed Procession creating 8 myr tokens. Sac three of them to Krark-Clan Ironworks to generate 6 mana. Then sac 2 more and Myr Battlesphere to Kuldotha Forgemaster to tutor an artifact to the battlefield. Use the 6 mana we still have floating to activate the umbral mantles equipped to Kuldotha Forgemaster / Goblin Welder untapping them both. Then sac one more myr token to Goblin Welder to get the Myr Battlesphere back out of the graveyard. When Myr Battlesphere re-enters the battlefield this will re-start the loop. Repeat as many times as necessary to tutor every artifact to the graveyard. There a few different ways to start this loop which just include different ways of getting the ETB trigger from Myr Battlesphere , but you'll have to forgive me for not diving deeeper into that. Again we can also add Quicksmith Genius to the line to draw / discard the entire deck or Reckless Fireweaver to deal an infinite amount of damage to all our opponents.

The above combo will also work if we swap Wurmcoil Engine or Triplicate Titan for Myr Battlesphere .

Thanks again for encouraging me to take a second look at the combo lines, and the comment / upvote! Hope this helps! Cheers!

NensouHiebara on Halvar, Divine Voltron

7 months ago


Wandering Archaic  Flip is similar to a plainscycler but with more benefits. The creature half possessing an actual ability instead of a vanilla body and the spell half possibly being a 2-for-1 are things that have caught my attention.

Leonin Abunas is the Gold Standard of artifact protectors, and I have no intention of ever replacing it. I'm not sure what spot Bronze Guardian will take over at the moment.

ShadowBlack on Halvar, Divine Voltron

7 months ago

Interesting future changes! Angel makes sense. What got you thinking about including the Wandering Archaic  Flip?

Bronze Guardian was something I was considering for my deck also. What are you considering to replace it with? I could see switching out the Arbiter since they serve a similar purpose.