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Mtg Budget Deck Tech: $35 Golden Guardian in Rivals of Ixalan Standard!

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Strictly Better MtG (1 year ago)
Bontu ain’t got no deathtouch dummy
David Laturner (1 year ago)
Who said Bontu had Deathtouch? Watch the video to find out who he's calling a dummy, dummy ;)
Shaun Carriere (1 year ago)
whats with the "dummy" name calling Dev? you're better than that.......
Turn one Sacred Cat (1 year ago)
Strictly Better MtG can you post a link for the intro music?
joejaboy (1 year ago)
You were thinking of Rhonas.
Igor Della Pietra (1 year ago)
tho you can sacrifice guardian with bontu. should trygger anyhow. you have to fight a creature, then even if it survives you can force it to die with bontu to flip it. sounds acceptable
joseph canini (2 months ago)
*ahem* inital d golden age broham
Jackie Singleton (4 months ago)
One tiny little thing... You never really talked about Golden Guardian. It prob is self explanatory but it seems like you should spend at least 10 seconds explaining the decks name sake card, and exactly how it works. You didn't even say what it does until the side board section. Anyway, love yer vids, keep up the good work, spread love and be kind. P
Jackie Singleton (4 months ago)
I JUST saw this card for the first time while looking at the list of all artifact creatures on Gatherer about 2 hours before this popped up in my You Tube feed. Quite a co-inky dink! Was loving the idea of this card, then BLAM Dev with a deck tech!!! Hey Dev I was also thinking how cool it would be to win the lotto and marry the best girl in the world... so... P
Keira K (1 year ago)
2:06 😍😍😍😍 gonna get this deck just so I can sing that everytime I play it! 😊
Jorge Luis (1 year ago)
“Black and gifted” lol
Crispy (1 year ago)
IM DEAD THE CHANNEL NAME IS A NOD TO LOADINGREADYRUN!!! Strictly Worse. I’ll only say it once I promise.😂
Matt Going (1 year ago)
Okay.....quick question. I used a pounce on an opponents creature on MTGO and it had deathtouch. My creature lived?.....was that a glitch or does deathtouch only work during combat?
Caleb T (1 year ago)
Only combat.
Thomas Solenberger (1 year ago)
I love it. I'll be building it soon.
TheBrat1983 Sapper1 (1 year ago)
You could probably add yaheni in the deck. Can activate the ability then if not dead sack it to yaheni and it should flip it.
Weezing818 (1 year ago)
Should I buy this set as a brand new player looking to get into MTG? I'll be casual attending FNM here and there . Maybe play some tournaments
Jackson Shaw (1 year ago)
I think so. I just started playing too. So, here's why: there is a strategy to this deck. It isn't just a mongoloid burn deck where you're casting lighting bolts and 2/2s with haste to win the game. You need to plan the game out for a) if you do drawn Golden Guardians and b) if you don't. It is mono-black, which is more user friendly than a two-color deck. It has death-touch, life-link, energy (sort of) and cards that should be played in the second main phase (Bonepicker). I love it and have won plenty of games with it, including coming back from a 22-1 life deficit and winning.
Matt Hurley (1 year ago)
I'd like too see b/u artifact control :0 deck I built a version and it very interesting and tuff too beat I'd like too see your version
Fabian Servin Cordova (1 year ago)
Hey Dev! you should do side videos on music. You've got some good taste, and us music snobs would like to be introduced to some good music too!
bigjennifergarner (1 year ago)
Super surprise sneak attack style
I don't get the joke :D
Mr Blitz (1 year ago)
Grzegorz Świąder (1 year ago)
damn, that joke on the beginning was bad (if it was even MEANT to be a joke)
Andrew Amann (1 year ago)
Ah, golden guardian. Also known as "hijack is totally useful removal, post combat."
TCZ (1 year ago)
"He's young, he's black and he's gifted" lol
M M (1 year ago)
Is this really competitive for its price? By the way, cool video!
Jared Cee (1 year ago)
Too bad pathway arrows rotated out. That would make quite a fun deck
SideboardMTG (1 year ago)
Sir, All I got to say is thank you for running Gonti. Had the most epic win with him. This deck was a blast to play. I had a lot of fun with it. I did use the fatal pushes and field of ruins like you said. Seemed good.
SideboardMTG (1 year ago)
I promised I have tried. My best choice is to start using Sideboard Mtg in the description box and trying to make that tag pick me up. Youtube uses google's search engine so kinda stuck there! Listen learned to late to fix haha. Image how fast the community would grow if we wasn't a typo!
Oh, I just got it, you meant a sick Gonti win with thiiis deck, well, imma go watch it right now, man
SideboardMTG well, anyway, I was looking for you in comments to catch the last night's stream video and wanted to say something like "oh hi, buddy, keep up the great job, live the stream, I wish your channel was easier to promote to peoplr in real life😆"
SideboardMTG By the way, Eric, can the thing with youtube thinking you're a typo be fixed? I was saying to a new player at my lgs "dude, check these two channels if you want to learn how to play anf understand standard. oh yeah, btw, look for the second one in the comments on the first one's videos, his channel is hard to search for on youtube, but you can't miss that channel. it's cool" the other week and it's the weirdest first world problem I've had in a while
SideboardMTG you mean that [SPOILER ALERT] sick triple Gonti stealing another Gonti? that was amazing and hilaruous and epic indeed. Well, I got some catching up to do on your streams - been waiting for someone to build around Golden Guardian and play it since it was spoiled
TheMyztery789 (1 year ago)
Cane back to your channel to hear some crappy intro music... play the old stuff plz
berndigity (1 year ago)
Golden guardian + hapatra vizier of poisons deck= tokens gone bonkers
Jay Schmergen (1 year ago)
This is by far my favorite deck you’ve done. I’ve been waiting for someone to crack the Guardian and you’ve done it masterfully. Kudos.
Eric Douglass (1 year ago)
Dire Fleet is Poisonnnnn...... Perfect!
Christopher Negron (1 year ago)
Golden Age...Golden Guardian...Initial D Battle Stage...one of my favorite Anime series of all time. You sir are my hero! Great budget deck.
Eric Payne (1 year ago)
I dont really play standard anymore but this looks like my jam, I could get into this deck. I like golden guardian so glad to see a deck around it
Jacob Lykins (1 year ago)
Never heard that version of Golden Age before. Is it just slowed down?
R. L. (1 year ago)
Love the deck Dev! how do you come up with the numbers for the raiting? i was always curious, cuz i wanna know how to improve current decks i've made or that you've showcased and find upgrades in cetainr critirias. just wondering how you standardize the what and hows on each aspect. Thanks!
Brian Shaw (1 year ago)
Where's da Rhonas?!
Tony Burgio (1 year ago)
R U N N I N G I N T H E 9 0 S
This is so cool! I have been building this deck with black green, so I can have hapatra who makes deathtouch babies
Narcisistic Budoka (1 year ago)
This deck wants green. Having green allows you to consistently hit 4 lands without having to play 25 lands and gives you Herois Intervention in the board to stop opposing Field of Ruin which would hose this deck. Nice to see someone playing with Guardian. Has lots of brew potential
King Davos (1 year ago)
Play white for anointed procession
Derek Mills (1 year ago)
The black and gifted line made me automatically think of Sir Smoke-a-lot from Half Baked.
Ron Marshall#1 (1 year ago)
I bought three copies the other day I put them in my poison arrows deck
johnny mora (1 year ago)
I've been waiting for this deck, looks fun and budget
Jake the Jackal (1 year ago)
Dev, I love your content but you have got to put links for you intro songs. I need to listen to these!
Fearfulocean (1 year ago)
Actually tweak this deck slightly to be a little bit better one of the big things is giving it a better removal package I've only got to play one game with the deck but it was against a competitive deck blue black control with the gearhulk and the Scarab God and vraska contempt the problem with having a very good removal package is you lose draw power in the deck didn't really have great draw power to begin with to actually make this deck work you may actually want to run it blue black and you search for az to the get the removal one of the best cards to play is gonti he actually around your back out by allowing you to play opponents card so he can kind of mitigate draw power and removal and also counterspells if it results but in the long run I don't see much and draw Power even with the enchantment that's paying you for life I like The Deck Tech real actually use battle at the bridge to gain life to mitigate for the damage that you're actually taking from the enchantment that you have to draw but in this format of aggro decks I feel like it will hinder me instead of helping me but I might actually have to try it with the enchantment
Splash Attack TCG (1 year ago)
Can you do a Mid Range Red Green Creatures competitive deck tech? (Jadelight, Rekindling Phoenix, Glorybringer, etc)
John smith (1 year ago)
Eh deck is cool, too much top decking for me. I built a grixis master mind ramp where you use dagger and golem. It’s been working really well honestly
John smith (1 year ago)
Derek Boettcher (1 year ago)
I actually played mine with a RB 'Jack and Sack deck hijacking my opponent's creatures and use guardian as a means to get rid of them later. It was pretty effective, and it also is really great against the phoenix too.
Justin Brown (1 year ago)
Any plans to upgrade you studio setup? I'm a fan of the chill vibe but it seems like you're channel is much more popular and could maybe take the next step with a more professional backdrop? Either way keep up the good work bruh!
Bill Carroll (1 year ago)
What is happening with these transform lands? Quests? Also wtf is happening with Sudden Dissappearance?
Bruce Amick (1 year ago)
Jund reanimater, with journey to eternity. I played it at my lgs. And it was so much fun
Coltin Yancey (1 year ago)
Golden guardian is a bad card. I see no reason to build a deck centered around it.
Andrew Amann (1 year ago)
You lack vision, young grasshopper. Sometimes building a brew around a "bad" card is worth the lessons learned in the process.
Moises Mela (1 year ago)
Coltin Yancey for fun? For the lulz? For shits and giggles? For the challenge of it?
Jeremiah Bachmann (1 year ago)
Hard cut on the music? A gentle fade would be nicer.
Dragon Lord85 (1 year ago)
Deck looks good but I want to see you build a g/b version of this then it could run heroic intervention to protect against field once it flips
WhyNotJay (1 year ago)
Should I build this deck or the bant approach
VampCoffee (1 year ago)
Tetzimoc = Nergigante
Mikail Demirdelen (1 year ago)
Hour of Glory is a good budget version of Vraska's Contempt :) I would put it in the main ^^
Dev odden (1 year ago)
Isn't field of ruin an auto counter to this deck?
Dev odden (1 year ago)
Turn one Sacred Cat 😉
Turn one Sacred Cat (1 year ago)
Dev odden shut up
Dominic Davis (1 year ago)
Initial D is the shit, the fact you know that is another reason why you are my favorite mtg youtube channel
Michael Roy Wright (1 year ago)
When is Kev going to do a deck tech?
Kavou (1 year ago)
So much deathtouch! This is hilarious.We need a way to give golems deathtouch now and the deck will be complete.
David Laturner (1 year ago)
I like Dhund Operative over Aether Poisoner (it will have Deathtouch when you need it to), and Baleful Ammit and Plague Belcher are both good bodies whose downside actually becomes a positive if you have a Guardian on the board. In fact, Guardian on 4 and if you make the land drop on 5, you can play Plague Belcher and have it immediately fight the Guardian and not die.
Vodka Wolverine (1 year ago)
can you make videos of you playing your decks? im bad at the game and just seeing the decklists dosent fully click on how the decks operate
Blazin' it (1 year ago)
Vodka Wolverine I'd recommend you to visit the channel @SideboardMTG . He's a cool dude who streams most of Dev's decks an uploads the stream to YouTube
MyAverageLife01 (1 year ago)
I’ve been waiting for this deck tech! Looks great!
Sean Allwang (1 year ago)
I use Vehicles like Cultivator's Caravan, Rhonas the indomitable, both Gideon's and Wayward Sword tooth with Gold Guardian.
forisrex (1 year ago)
one issue that may come is everybodys favourite flying crocodragon glory bringer. just hope to have the removal for it?
xatex1000 (1 year ago)
wouldn't blue black golden guardian be better?
Andrew Amann (1 year ago)
Card draw, maybe? Green seems like a better fit to ramp.
Turn one Sacred Cat (1 year ago)
xatex1000 what would blue be for
Eric Mats (1 year ago)
When i first saw Golden Guardian i instantly thought of Rhonas. It enables Rhonas, and Rhonas can fight it without dying. And the curve is nice aswell
Icy Napalm (1 year ago)
That was my thought as well. Play Rhonas on turn 3, guardian on turn 4 and Rhonas can block. Turn 5, flip the guardian against Rhonas and have mana open for a cheap removal or counterspell so you can make a token on turn 6 and reactivate Rhonas.
Lady Rose (1 year ago)
He doesnt have to die from the fight to flip so you can sac it to another creature. So sac to yahenni before the combat finalizes
Dank MTG (1 year ago)
Hey, Dev, awesome work as usual. Can you do some Modern deck techs? Not like full time, but I''d love to see your Rouge skills at Modern. Thanks Dev!
Jonasz314 (1 year ago)
@11:55: Bontu is a Deathtouch creature. No, you're confusing this with Rhonas. I think you meant Indestructible, since it will definitely survive any combat damage.
PhazonOmega (1 year ago)
Make my monster GROOOOOOOOOOW!!!
Mars Rover (1 year ago)
Dev I love this channel and I love this deck but it looks so very janky lol
Billable (1 year ago)
Dev when are you gonna make a twitch or post the game play you do with these decks? Even if it isn’t on MTGO. I’m sure you could get a sponsor to play MTGO and so many people would watch you.
Steven King (1 year ago)
Also use a few better cards (I know this is budget but yaheeni is great in this deck)
Steven King (1 year ago)
I've built with this card I splash green for journey to eternity and jadelight ranger and it's great
Hero (1 year ago)
Great budget deck but I feel like g/b is still the way to go if you can afford it. Green fills in the weakest parts of this deck. The mana base is good enough just not on budget
sir knightdude (1 year ago)
I really hoped this would be an artifact theme deck: maybe servo + anointed procession (double guardians) / storm the vault (for mana to activate 4 factories)
russell anderson (1 year ago)
If you cast supernatural stanima on guardian make it fight a death touch dude do you get the land and the guardian back?
Robbie&Jamie Rowlett (1 year ago)
russell anderson no, the guardian will function like a nontoken creature and be returned or like a token creature and not exist when sup stamina's additional effect will resolve.
CrosslegLuke (1 year ago)
Holy hell... i just finished version 1 of my new standard deck... and it's got so many things in common with this. lol dhund operative is a good card to play with Aether poisoner!
zach homer (1 year ago)
Any upgrades you would make?
Moises Mela (1 year ago)
How about Spreading Rot instead of Field of Ruin?
0Sideswipe0 (1 year ago)
Toyota AE86 FTW!!!!
Logan Matthews (1 year ago)
this deck reminded me of a cool commander deck called Rhonas Fight club that uses rhonas and other deathtouch creatures and all the green "fight" cards to control the board. Nice deck!
Nug Humper (1 year ago)
Logan Matthews I like that, "Fight Club"
Donovan Simmons (1 year ago)
I NEED THIS DECK! I have a good amount of these cards already, and I have exactly three copies of fatal push so this must mean something...
Donovan Simmons (1 year ago)
You got me at Deathtouch... 😂
Jonathan Wade (1 year ago)
I literally bought two golden guardians at my lgs not even two hours ago. This is great!
Babadook (1 year ago)
Hey Dev I sent to you a private msg about Grixis deck don't know if you got that msg. Anyway How can I do to talk to you about this deck. Take care!
M Kristoffersen (1 year ago)
Shame the deathtouch manadork from eldritch moon has rotated
Gavin Li (1 year ago)
Ugh, all that deathtouch reminds me of one of my friend’s old kitchen table magic decks full of black and green deathtouch weenies. All attacks were bad, and all blocks became bad.
joejaboy (1 year ago)
Gavin Li I remember making a deck that utilized cards like Nightshade Peddler and Prodigal Pyromancer to deathtouch everything dead.
Nug Humper (1 year ago)
I hope he didn't play with Lure xD
Kavou (1 year ago)
And decisions became bad.
LOL You probably wouldn't like my deathouch timmys deck:p
prufrock1977 (1 year ago)
Gavin Li board wipes.
ambroise beaucaire (1 year ago)
it seem's realy fun. thanks for all this awsome content
Russell Williams (1 year ago)
Omg I went against my own instincts lol. I thought deathtouchers was too cheese lol. Hidden Stockpile is good too. Fight whatever then scry.
NotaNetDeck (1 year ago)
This is an interesting take on Guardian, but I can’t help but wonder if a Ripjaw Raptor-esque build would be better
NotaNetDeck (1 year ago)
PhoenixXZY B/G is probably the way to go, but just in green there’s also Wayward Swordtooth to fight, Drover of the Mighty to ramp, and Narnam Renegade as a 1-mana deathtoucher. That could lead to some pretty sweet curves, leading up to flipping Guardian on T4.
PhoenixXZY (1 year ago)
I built a B/G deck that utilizes deathtouch and turn 3 5/5s like Rhonas and Ammit Eternal that work with Guardian very well.
jguitar151 (1 year ago)
NotaNetDeck test it and see
Matt Man (1 year ago)
As God as my witness, I am that fool!
Girish Simmonds (1 year ago)
What about marionette master as a potential top end piece instead of bontu?! Works with the guardian.
Bastien Clarke (1 year ago)
Fun! You are a cool dude.
Alex Heinrichs (1 year ago)
"He's young, he's black, he's gifted." Yeah, he is. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Michael Trethewey (1 year ago)
me too
Alain Lamour (1 year ago)
Immediately came looking for this comment the very second I heard this
Fabian Servin Cordova (1 year ago)
Thats what she said. lolz
Joshua Gaming (1 year ago)
Im new to brewing but I have been trying to build naya jungle(Aggro) on a $50/60 BUGGET it sucks. Please please help me out.
WesTheGiant (1 year ago)
nebDDa not really: The important part of Carnage Tyrant is that it can't be countered, so it's played as an answer to control decks. Scaled behemoth just eats a Cancel on the way down. Better to play something like Lifecrafter's Bestiary instead.
nebDDa (1 year ago)
scaled behemoth is basically carnage tyrant but less expensive
Joshua Gaming (1 year ago)
WesTheGiant Thanks. I feel stupid for not doing that now! ;)
WesTheGiant (1 year ago)
Start with an established, nonbudget deck and swap out the expensive cards for budget cards.
Irvin Delgado (1 year ago)
LMAO! He’s young black and gifted
Jeffrey Raze (1 year ago)
Initial D! I freaking loved that anime XD
LedPESRule (1 year ago)
Awesome, I love those Golden Guardian artworks, even the token looks fantastic
Silkiestmoth (1 year ago)
How do I get ahold of you man I have a question for you...
Andre Gulbis (1 year ago)
Love it! Thanks Dev.
SabresHockey66 (1 year ago)
I did a GB version of this with Rhonas a while back. Sweet deck

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