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Lava Golem

Lava Golem
AttributeFIRE
Monster TypeFiend
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Condition / Trigger Effect
Level★8
Passcode00102380
ATK3000
DEF2500

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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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Evaluation

RatingB+

Pros

Cons

Tips

Decks

Lava Golem Burn Deck

Rulings

Classifications

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

Comments

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Anonymous 24days ago
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.
Anonymous
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
Counters:
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 31days ago 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 31days ago Reply
f**k you whale!

Not everyone has money like you
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 30days ago 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 24days ago 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.
Anonymous 26days ago
well 500 damage is very small burn better change to 800 or keep it original 1000
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 26days ago Reply
No
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
why would they fix it then broke it again lul.
Anonymous 27days ago
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
but
meta whale: https://i.imgur.com/NavzgGO.gif
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
sh ut ur du mb mouth at least if you dont have any br a in.dont troll on lava golem.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
lava golem was never one sided
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
Lava Golem should never have been given for free. This is the only card that was troublesome to deal with.

It's unfair for a free card to be so good. I joined this game's financial supporters to have an easy time against lowly F2P and ONLY Lava Golem was standing in my way.

Glad Konami acknowledges my superiority and nerfed this lowly F2P card. Now I'm winning so much that it's nearly boring.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
Those players insist calling themselves " f2p"while using 3 copies of BTH.
Anonymous 25days ago
it interesting in duel links lava golem useful and annoying yet in tcg lava golem less a issue
Anonymous
its completely absolutistic and arbitrary .didnt care to ask playerbase if they want lava nerfed not.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 30days ago Reply
Technically, it's not a P2W card because you're able to get it for free if you're lucky.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 30days ago 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 30days ago Reply
"I'm a salty f2p noob and i hate everyone who has money! Yak yak yak!"
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 30days ago 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
How come you can’t use this card in a Synchro Summon? I was playing the vagabond and be special summoned it to my side of the field, I summoned Spectralsword and tried to synchro summon Sunsaga but it wasn’t an option
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Y when you guys can explain it for me
<< Anonymous
WoodFrJared Reply
Sunsaga Synchro Requirement: 1 Zombie-Type Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner Zombie-Type monsters
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yep, that's a shiranui player
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 31days ago Reply
If you don't even bother reading your own card, you most likely won't bother reading our explanation anyway lol
Anonymous
This card’s errata cannot come soon enough. Tired of tributing this monster away only for my opponent to stall with more degenerate traps.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, the only F2P card that gives me a harder time than needed. Now my meta decks will be truly unmatched as they should always have been.

I enjoy giving a one-sided beating to F2P without giving them any chance to enjoy the game.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 31days ago Reply
^
You still don't realize Lava Golem still takes two of your monsters away? XD

That's the part we enjoy the most when using Lava Golem on you, actually. The burn is just a bonus.
Anonymous
Okay so:lava golem belongs(and it should be used in stall decks) to stall and burn.but with effect cut in half its unusable in those decks.but broken otk decks can still use it.i even saw it in neos.i would say dont let them use it ban it instead if you are so idiot to ruin in its purpose.yeah i was playing lava golem too so you may be surprised saying that to ban it.but having the damage cut in half makes lava lose its purpose.dont let invoker and other 🔥 use lava not as intended.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
even saw it in non invoker neos.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Tl;dr version: If I can’t have lava golem, no one should.
Anonymous
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
They only nerf the damage so it only deal 1/8 damage just like the lava golem in TCG.
It is just fair as the burn deck only delaying, and with shadow game it became faster to reduce opponent LP. Not sure what you people thinking but burn deck aren't supposed to be that fast even with the Trickstar in TCG. Just accept it or leave for good
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Shadow Game probably should be nerfed too.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
fast?it takes 6-8 turn to burn u death i di o t .unlike otk de c k s.you should leave bi tch not use.burn is fair.super otk not.
Anonymous
they should change the card ruling, cannot lay spells trap or monster on the turn you lay this card so this way they can’t screw you over on turn 2, they would have wait till next turn to summon it with there traps and magic cards,
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If you donate enough money to konami they might undo lava golems nerf you should try it out nothing to lose.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
why would anyone want lava golem nerf to be undone lol

in that case we'll not going to donate then

also, as the above anon said, it still works as monster removal. Your meta deck is still not going to like seeing Lava Golem. And then in the future there will be Kaijus too, I bet some of the Kaiju will be easy and cheap to obtain. And this time, there's no burn to nerf.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
konami: ok, buddy. are you forgot we can just change erata and that kaiju you just dump on them betray you instead
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
lol changing Kaiju's effects defeats the entire point of their design, so nope that's not going to happen.

With Lava Golem, they only halve the burn, but the playstyle with it remains the same. They didn't go against the card's entire point.

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