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Spine of Ish Sah creeps into a sideboard on occasion, but typically isn't played because it costs so dang much and doesn't do anything once it's hit a target. What do we think of a version with legs? It's far from broken but does that make the cost/effect Vintage playable?

Other analogous cards: Duplicant, Skysovereign, Consul Flagship, Meteor

If you're paying 7 mana, just cast Karn 1.0 and exile several permanents and the opponent's hand. Sure, this guy can be played off workshops (making him cost conditionally 5), but his 3/3 body is much less relevant than Karn's permanence. If you are really cheating him in with double workshop, you should have already won the game.

Seems good in Stax specially if you can recur it with Buried Ruin.

The nonland clause compared to Spine of Ish Sah is fucking criminal.

This is a nice option to add to the Shop toolbox, but I think it's too expensive for the current standard build. It's a shame it isn't an exile and doesn't hit lands, it would (obviously) have a lot more utility if either were true. Maybe the ability to ace a big dude, planeswalker, or Oath of Druids is good enough to see play.

@cutlex Oath has Ashen Rider, which is better that this card.

@cutlex

Don't be too sure, workshop now has Foundry inspector and that new bird 4 mana 2/2c flying, that reduces Karn AND Traxos and everything. Which is also great for evasion to put arcbound counters on.

Workshop is looking at so many tools right now its crazy. Theres also those forgotten vehicles and scrap trawler and heart of kiran and smuggler copter, sorcerous spyglass.

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@yakuzaxrock said in [M19] Meteor Golem:

@cutlex

Don't be too sure, workshop now has Foundry inspector and that new bird 4 mana 2/2c flying, that reduces Karn AND Traxos and everything. Which is also great for evasion to put arcbound counters on.

However, thats a BODY if dack fayden gets a hold of it the next turn...

@moorebrother1 I Agree wholeheartedly that spicy mustard is much better than yellow mustard on most, if not all lunchmeat-based sandwiches. And Ashen Rider is better card choice than Meteor Golem in Oath of Druids decks. Glad we're both on topic 🙂

Am I the only person who hates that art?

In mono black lists in other formats it is a card that kills enchantments. I cannot think of any other valid justification for it, and even that is shallow.

If there was a card that shops could not deal with that actually shut down shops this could maybe stop it, but if that card existed shops would not be what it is today to begin with, assuming this even could be the answer for it at 7 mana. Even as a sideboard option in shops list against very narrow things like show and tell it feels utterly underwhelming.

@moorebrother1 I think you misinterpreted my intent: there's no reason Oath of Druids would ever want to run this card, but it's a prime target for Meteor Golem.

@cutlex I got it. And you are correct. This card is not very good in general. It may see play in Modern but not in Vintage.

I don't think there's any instance this is better than Spine of Ish-Sah. Maybe if it had flying?

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@fsecco It's cheaper under Thorn?
But also, yes.

This card is EDH chaff, but I do find it very interesting that R&D went out of their way to prevent the Golem from destroying lands. Apparently they consider Stone Rain overpowered even at seven mana...

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