Auriok Champion

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Fifth Dawn Rare

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Auriok Champion

Creature — Human Cleric

Protection from black and from red

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you may gain 1 life.

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Auriok Champion Discussion

albino_ninja on Soul Sisters Tokens

1 day ago

I know they are expensive, but look into Auriok Champion. Does all that you want and is really hard to remove!

michael921 on Mono White Life Gain

1 month ago

Okay. First thing is first. If you want to be running six and seven drops in modern, you need one of three things. Either be 1) a ramp deck but if you're doing that why aren't you playing tron, 2) be a control deck, or 3) be cheating them into play. This deck is none of those things. Soul sisters is traditionally a much more aggro/midrange deck, so usually, anything above five mana is usually out of the question. Alternatively, if you want to be RELIABLY casting these expensive spells, you would need more like 27 to 29 lands. Check out this article, or this article for my reasoning behind that.

Second thing. Consistancy. If you want to have a reasonable fighting chance from game to game in any format, you need a TON of redundancy. Take a look these top tier decks for instance. The only deck that has a one of in the main board besides lands is burn, and its a hyper conditional creature. You currently have 14 one ofs in your main, meaning that your deck will be wildly different everytime you play, so your deck will hardly ever have a "favorable" matchup, as you can't predict that cards that you will be drawing.

If you want to see some other sisters builds, you can check out this primer on the archetype, a cat based brew or my sisters deck for some direction as to where to go.

Now some thoughts on some specific cards.

Hopefully some of this helps!

MisterMuffin21 on B/W Tokens

1 month ago

Well, let me note the few pro/cons of Auriok Champion first:

Pro: Gains life over time, very hard to remove and an awesome blocker against red/black. pairs very well with Bitterblossom. Kills burn, annoys Grixis and can give an extra turn or two against aggro and other creature based decks.

Con: Mostly useless against control and decks that have access to white removal. combo deck like ad nauseum and storm usually don't care about her. Infect also don't care.

So basically she's good against aggro, and bad against Combo/control (with the exception of Grixis). My meta is starting to see less and less burn deck and more control decks are popping here and there, so I made a meta call and removed her. Most people will tell you it's a sideboard card, bu I can tell you it works wonder mainvoard in an agressive meta. Plus the life gain is good for us since our Fetches and painland alongside our Bitterblossom + Thoughtseize can end up being painful.

With all that being said, Timely Reinforcements is a very good substitute, and both have their upside/downside. It's a bit more situational, but it being able to produce token AND gain life makes it very playable. I'm actually running one right now as a part of my twelve token generators.

Tethys on B/W Tokens

2 months ago

Elves has consistently been a difficult matchup in my experience, as well as for the other Tokens players in my meta whom I discuss matchup strategy. I have had some successes, of course. On the play, having three 3/2 Flying Lifelink Vigilance Spirits on turn four means we can race them. On the draw, ripping the first lord out of their hand, Pushing/Pathing the next one, then dropping Zealous Persecution to wipe their side of the field sets us up for a likely win.

The issue in my experience is that more often than not, the cards do not line up quite so nicely, and they are able to create an unstoppable board state faster than we can and/or in spite of what disruption and removal we play. Flaying Tendrils is definitely a good card in this matchup. I would run a copy in my board, but nobody in my meta plays Dredge, so its value proposition is considerable diminished in my case.

I agree with you regarding Auriok Champion. It is the single best answer to Burn that BW Tokens can play. That being said, I simply don't need it (and notably, it is a very expensive card). My build has so many ways to gain piles of life that the matchup is almost impossibly uphill for Burn players. Part of the reason I run mainboard Timely is actually so I can have 14 strong Token Generators. Sweepers are extremely prevalent in my meta (so much so that I have been tempted to run a third Selfless Spirit in the sideboard). The higher density of token producers reduces the likelyhood that Anger/Wrath/Damnation is going to be a game ender, and as I'm sure you know, the two best times to play Timely are either as your first token producer or immediately following a sweeper. It is a strong card and one that I think is regularly underrated. Mainboarding it is definitely a meta dependent choice though.

Would I run Auriok Champion if I had a couple of them? Yeah, probably. Do I have any need/desire to drop $50+ on a pair of them? Nope.

BTW, I am a big fan of your build as well. I saw that you ditched your Auriok Champions recently though. Any particular reason?

Vman on Orzhov Tokens

2 months ago

Path to Exile Murderous Cut seem like better removal than Doom Blade. tested this against the modern deck im working on Liliana's Rogue (playtest plus advertising 2 for 1 ehhhhhh) and it goes well untill you dont have an answer other than chump blocking. not just my deck but alot of decks our there run black creatures like the rhino and Death's Shadow. Oblivion Ring is a card i love but much slower.

maybe consider Hero of Bladehold? $4 is budget-y i guess. or Auriok Champion against burn.

Neotrup on Odric, Lunarch Marshal

2 months ago

No. Why would they? If you have Auriok Champion and Concerted Effort then at the beginning of each upkeep all your creatures will get protection from red and black, but Odric, Lunarch Marshal doesn't interact with protection.

Riv329 on Odric, Lunarch Marshal

2 months ago

If I have Auriok Champion out on the battle filed and then bring Odric, Lunarch Marshal out does all my creature now have protection from black and from red at the beginning of combat.

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