In Spanish, Goloso means "Gluttonous."

This Golos deck is built to embrace and celebrate this deadly sin as we so often express it in EDH: with LANDS.

This redless build rose from the ashes of my old Rashmi, Eternities Crafter deck (immortalized here on the site as Ye Olde Rashmi List), which I had scrapped after coming to recognize its transformationfrom a library-stacking, value-building goodstuff deck into an unfun, cantripping-countermagic-control machine. I resolved to build something more friendly to a pod of strangers, and the result is a truly gluttonous pile of land-based ramp and Enter-the-Battlefield effect exploitation. Embodying both concepts himself, Golos sucks lands from my library into play like no other deck in my arsenal, and I therefore run a total of forty. Even with this liberal count, I run NO basic lands, opting instead for a bevy of utility lands and all twenty shocks and fetches, for though there are no red spells in this deck, Golos still gobbles up that red mana with his activated ability.

Obviously, this deck is packed with ramp. Extra land drops abound, and artifacts, creatures and sorceries (with an understandable focus on nonbasics) all aspire to get us ahead of curve in a hurry. Golos himself (and his non-legendary analog Ulvenwald Hydra), is a solid ramp spell, but I often refrain from casting him until I've run out of other things to do. Rather, the goal is to build a reusable Rube Goldberg machine of creature-based enter-the-battlefield triggers. The ETB toolbox includes recursion (Eternal Witness & Titania, Protector of Argoth), interaction (Hostage Taker & Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle), ramp (Palinchron & Risen Reef), tutoring (Rune-Scarred Demon & Trinket Mage, and tokens (Avenger of Zendikar & Field of the Dead). Enablers like Conjurer's Closet, Cloudstone Curio, Deadeye Navigator, Eerie Interlude, Ephemerate, Ghostly Flicker, Panharmonicon, Soulherder, and - of course - the stupidly overpowered Yarok, the Desecrated turn an already value-focused strategy into a back-breakingly efficient machine. Speaking of which, Amulet of Vigor is an absolute stud.

The deck also throws lands into the graveyard at a scandalous pace, and I've built a lot of synergy around some pet cards in this vein, including Crucible of Worlds, Lotus Field, Ramunap Excavator, Scapeshift, Splendid Reclamation, Sylvan Safekeeper, The Gitrog Monster and Zuran Orb. This helps substantially with fixing in the early phases of the game, but it also means we can run out of targets for our full suite of fetchlands somewhat quickly. The "Chromatic Lantern effect" is thus very important, and while the lantern itself doesn't make the cut, both Dryad of the Ilysian Grove and Prismatic Omen get our fetches tapping again, with the added benefit of comboing with Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. Perennial all-star and my favorite card in the game of Magic Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth also works in a pinch and can be tutored into play easily, though it doesn't get our Valakut game going. These cards also support our suite of non-mana-producing lands, Dark Depths, Glacial Chasm, Maze of Ith, and (to a lesser extent) Cabal Coffers & Gaea's Cradle.

As some of you may remember, this deck was originally built as a durdly Maze's End deck. I am ashamed to say that my greed got the better of me here, and this line of play has been cut from the deck along with the requisite Guildgates (they will live on in my friend's insane AltWinCon: King of Wishful Thinking deck.) I am still working on acquiring the last few expeditions from this change, hence the lack of a few foilings. Ultimately, this decision fits wonderfully into the theme of the deck, and now more than ever, Golos el Goloso is a shuffle-happy celebration of the most unusual and powerful landsthat the game of Magic has to offer. Please playtest, upvote, and add advice or recommendations, but most of all: STAY GLUTTONOUS!


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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40 - 0 Mythic Rares

44 - 0 Rares

10 - 0 Uncommons

6 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.39
Tokens 0/1 Plant, 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Elemental, 20/20 Avatar
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