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Mycosynth Golem 
Fifth Dawn Rare


Reviewed May 26, 2004

Constructed: 2.1
Casual: 2.6
Limited: 2.3

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Chris
Gerhardt

* game store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut

While Mycosynth Golem can make all your artifacts have Affinity, and while Affinity is nice, this Golem doesn't hit the board until late, making him not quite work in tournament constructed. 

He might find a place in Casual, though.  If someone has an itch to play Affinity, this may be their card.

In limited, uh...find something less strenuous to play, imho. Unless you are going extremely heavy artifact, it just won't be worth the wait.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 2
  
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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Super Affinity dude. This guy will most likely come out on turn 4-6, which is way too late for the affinity deck. It has already won by then.
 
In casual, this will see a little play, then be dropped, as not too many splashy artifacts are out there.
 
In limited, this would be ok. it's a large body, and he enables the rest of your artifact creatures to come out essentially for free.
 
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 3
 

Ray "Monk"
Powers
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
*Game Store Owner (Gamer's Edge)

Mycosynth Golem

 

This card is like the little engine that couldn’t. It gives other cards affinity, and has affinity itself, but its cost is so high that you have to empty your hand of artifacts just to get the card to a cost you can afford. Then you have no hand; so having your other cards getting affinity is not nearly as good. If you can get the card into play with some alternate method, like reanimation or Show and Tell, it may be useful, but I think there’s much better things you can put into play with these cards.

 

Constructed:                 1

Casual:                         2

Limited:                        1

 
Jonathan
Pechon


2 Grand Prix Top 8's

Multiple Pro Tour appearances

Mycosynth Golem

 

Even with Affinity, 11 mana is a whole lot to expect to pay for anything.  The secondary ability is pretty pointless since, in theory, you’ve already played everything in your hand by the time you put this gent into play.  I’m sure there’s a combo that you can put together with this guy that allows you to win the game immediately, but I’m also sure that I haven’t the foggiest notion of what that combo might be.

 

For casual games, my critique is almost exactly identical.  Does anyone care about this guy at all?

 

For limited…well…this guy makes Little Orphan Annie look like a paragon of love and affection by parents around the world.  I guess you play him if you’ve got a pretty solid affinity deck, but he’s nowhere near as powerful as the common Myr Enforcer from the first set of packs.  Bah!

 

Constructed:  2.0

Casual:  2.0

Limited:  2.0

 


DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

* pro tour player
 

Mycosynth Golem
 
This card seems like it has some uses, but I can't think of any.  If there are uses, it's not overly practical.  The decks that use this card (such as the current affinity builds) aren't any better with it than they already are.  It would be easily the slowing card in those decks. 
 
Casual players may want this though anyway.
 
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 2


Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Level 2 Judge

Mycosynth Golem
This card rocks! This card belongs alongside cards like Broodstar and
Arcbound Ravager. This is one of those cards that makes you want to play
Affinity. I would like this card if it simply was a 4/5 creature with
Affinity for artifacts. The ability to give the rest of your deck Affinity
for artifacts makes this card very powerful indeed.
CONSTRUCTED: 4.0
CASUAL:              4.0
LIMITED:              4.0
 

Jason
Chapman
Mycosynth Golem is very expensive even for Affinity builds. It is unlikely that the Golem will even drop before 4th or 5th turn and Affinity decks can win at around this point anyway. Having said that, however, decks that his ability is extraordinarily interesting and I think some players, especially in casual, will seek to take advantage of it.

Constructed - Not a card that is needed in Affinity builds - 2.0

Casual - Possibly a decent card for Affinity builds in Casual -2.5

Limited - A good sized body for colorless mana, that's about it - 2.0

 

 

 

 

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