Lava Golem | Duel Links & Master Duel

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update 21/02/2022

Lava Golem

Lava Golem
Monster TypeFiend
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Condition / Trigger Effect


Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) to your opponent's side of the field by Tributing 2 monsters they control. You cannot Normal Summon/Set the turn you Special Summon this card. During each of your Standby Phases: Take 500 damage.

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Level-up reward--
Victory againstYami Marik [UR]
Card trader--
OtherYami Marik event [UR]
Yami Marik Starter Deck [UR]

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PackMaster Pack [SR]




ActionsTributes opponent's monsters
Summoning categoriesCannot be Normal Summoned / Cannot be Normal Set / Special Summon-only monster / Special Summons itself from your hand to your opponent's field / Prevents the player's Normal Summons / Prevents your Sets
LPDamages your opponent
MiscellaneousSpecial Summon Monster


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Who takes the 1000 damage? the original owner or the one who controls it on field?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Who the hell else? Learn to read.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Well the question gives you two options as to who can take the damage, so by responding "who the hell else" suggests a you can't read or b you're dumb af
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The one who controls it
<< Anonymous
sjp91 Reply
The wording on the card is a bit confusing it should say "the controller of this card" but since it doesn't it's the person reading (IE:the controller not original owner)that takes the damage
Is There any other monsters that are like lava golem
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Both of the following cards tribute 1 monster.
1. Santa Claws from the Force of Infinity box. This card does not restrict your normal summon or set.
2. Volcanic Queen which is currently in a Selection Box. She has the same summoning restrictions as Lava Golem.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Or wait for the Kaijus
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's written and pronounced as Kaijews
my hybrid of ideas into 1 deck though work to be done
<< Anonymous(talor90suk)
Anonymous Reply
ouch, DD Crow is new stall meta?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That deck is neither new nor meta
trolling with golem i had floodgate but i wanted to try fissure brain control and smashing ground together
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This card becomes more and more of a liability as they add more rank 8s to the game.
lava golem and shadow game both get banned
people: this day shall be remembered
cheap broken build want one side domination: NOOOOOO!!! *crying baby noise*
who prefer healthy play: serve you right
meta whale:
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Only the burn got nerfed. The fact that it gets rid of 2 of your monsters still remain.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
*sorry, should be x3, not x2
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
the cheap is the banners not the errated cards ur wrong asf.
idiot s h it komoney ruined this card instead of limiting it at 3.
Since they changed Lava Golems text from 1000 damage to 500 I have to ask: do you think Konami is going to release new cards and change their text to fit in the game’s rule? For example: Scapegoat instead of 4 it will be 3. Raidraptor Tribute Lanius remove Main Phase 2. How will this work out?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Could be. If I recall correctly 1 crystal beast, that had nothing to do with effect damage, had its text modified
<< Anonymous
Fetih 1453 Reply
is it Emerald Turtoise? The text was changed becuase we do not have Main Phase 2.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
There are characters who have voice lines for Scapegoat, so they do think about it at least, so I can see them eventually release Scapegoat with modified effect.
Some times Konami annoys the $#!T Out of me, the cards that should be nerfed they dont nerf it but they go ahead and target this one. They should also nerf dark magician circle, dragon spirit of white, and super heavy samurais.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If your deck is having issues beating 2000 4 star vanilla beaters, then maybe you should reevaluate how good your deck is.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Some people cant understand sarcasm. This joke obviously was a reference to bronze rank where all these cards are deck "staples".
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It’s hard to read sarcasm in a written medium.
<< Anonymous(ANGRY BOI)
it a interesting card that in duel links it useful but if you used it in tcg it won't be a problem card has much
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because there are already far better stuff to use in OCG/TCG.

Plus, this card is backed by generic supports in DL, generic supports it didn't have in real life back when it was released in OCG/TCG.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yep, nowadays in OCG/TCG if your monsters aren't getting squished into a Kaiju, then they turn into Nibiru.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
not to mention Skills backing up Lava Golem deck, which doesn't exist in OCG/TCG.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Also, OCG/TCG is less about quickly dealing damage now, and more about building a hard-to-break board while slowly chipping your opponent's LP.
its completely absolutistic and arbitrary .didnt care to ask playerbase if they want lava nerfed not.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, so if f2p can obtain the scraps and crumbs leftovers of p2w whales with a single digit chance of having it then it's f2p?

What a potato reasoning.

The main point is unbalanced cards like Levianeer should be errata-ed and nerfed because many complains about them just like for Lava Golem.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"I'm a salty f2p noob and i hate everyone who has money! Yak yak yak!"
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Of course. Lava Golem is F2P and it was giving me a harder time than some P2W cards. This is not normal at all.
When I started buying contents with money in this game I wasn't supposed to have a hard time against free cards.

Konami did the right thing by nerfing Lava Golem which is why I will always support them by buying their stuffs.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Good luck with still getting 2 of your monsters removed.
Dueling geek
Becasus of this i restarted my game,now im planning on making a planet deck.

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