Lava Golem | Decks and Tips

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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 1000 damage.

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Lava Golem Burn Deck



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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my hybrid of ideas into 1 deck though work to be done
<< Anonymous(talor90suk)
Anonymous 30days ago Reply
ouch, DD Crow is new stall meta?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 30days ago Reply
That deck is neither new nor meta
taylor90suk 30days ago
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.
if sb thinks its legit to time stall a stall and burn player that is an idiot an its an utter trash.seriously i played against stall and burn and finished them quite easily just direct attacked with anki.they couldnt do shi t.99% dont run mithra so seriously why think that they deserved to be time stalled?i dont remember losing to stall burn deck with my masked hero deck(had decider) most of the time. stall and burn loses against broken decks(expereince) not like stall and burn(these decktypes are not broken like eg. shiranoobie with 🔥 br)(rb with burn is not a stall burn) so why complain and whine?people should address real broken decks and not whine (and be salty for nothing) like idiots about decks which they can lose to sometime and they cant otk them mostly.
Okay here are the reasons why it was idiot to do it.The whole list of counter is a reason itself along that lava golem was never an op card and you could beat stall burn decks 70-80% of the time.Rb with lava is not considered a burn deck
Trap:Divine wrath,ultimate providence,fiendish chain,ballista squad,raegeiki break,bad aim,
Spell:forbidden chalice,econ,certain effect negators or archetype cards.
Monsters:you can tribute or syncro lava
Blue eyes: syncro into vermillion or other
Blackwing:tribute lava for symoon
Karakuri:Tribute for kunazman
Invoked:fuse into purga
Neos:tribute lava for elemental hero neos
shiranoob:syncro into sunsaga
dm:tribute for dm
gouki:tribute for ryscorpio
gravekeeper:tribute it for a gk monster
dragunity:syncro into ascalon
vendread:riutal summon a monster with lava
As you see most decks have counters for it(and lots of decks i dont know may have too)these were the most popular ones.
Still they cut it in half like idiots
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It IS a minor inconvenience for an optimised meta deck at ALL times.

If there are times you can't recover properly from this then go buy a newer meta deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
f**k you whale!

Not everyone has money like you
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
One, it's "optimized", not "optimised".

And two, I don't know what kind of "optimized meta deck" you play in your dream, but Legend and KOG (KCGP, even) have a lot of players in trouble after they got Lava Golem'd on the right time.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^The fact about lava golem reside on your field make it harder to remove it. And even if player have something in their deck to remove it, they only had 3 turn to make to remove it.
Full power lava golem is just too much in 4K LP format.

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