Champion of Rhonas

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Champion of Rhonas

Creature

You may exert Champion of Rhonas as it attacks. When you do, you may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. (An exerted creature won't untap during your next untap step.)

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Champion of Rhonas Discussion

ShadyWonderBoy on Dinossaur

6 days ago

Maybe 2-3 copies of Champion of Rhonas would be helpful to get Carnage Tyrant a little earlier.

Zehk on Growing Pains (feat. Tishana)

3 weeks ago

Champion of Rhonas exert ability can get you your big creatures fairly early for free as long as you can protect it.

DerLhurgoyf on Ruric thar primal surge edh

4 weeks ago

Hi there. I've a similar deck Ruric Thar Smash Face with only a few noncreature spells. Maybe you can find some ideas there. On a quick view I'd suggest:

From your list I got Radha, Voyaging Satyr, Wasteland (if I can get one).

TheRoflCoptr on Bongo Bongo would be Proud

1 month ago

I was thinking more along the lines of cards like Mulch, Benefaction of Rhonas, and Harrow with Crucible of Worlds or Ramunap Excavator or Splendid Reclamation to sift through the deck faster and potentially abuse some land hate.

some other ideas: Vraska, Relic Seeker, Aid from the Cowl, Aetherworks Marvel, Vindictive Lich, Caustic Caterpillar, Victimize, Champion of Rhonas.

Thousandoaks on Tame and Channel the Champion of Fish Sanity

1 month ago

My pleasure. I like your changes. A few more thoughts:

1) With 14 creatures, I'd get rid of Shapers' Sanctuary. If you're looking for a 1 drop, I'd go with Siren Stormtamer. It also gives you the ability to protect your fish. Alternatively, I'd recommend Blossoming Defense to protect against removal.

2) Also, I would drop Desert of the Mindful and Desert of the Indomitable in favor of the corresponding basic lands. You already have 8 desserts without them, and they slow do your turn since they come into play tapped.

3) I would consider dropping Haze of Pollen for Blossoming Defense or Dive Down (Hexproof) or Siren's Ruse (Flicker and can be used to untap Champion of Rhonas).

4) I don't think Storm Fleet Aerialist fits well here. Channeler Initiate is your preferred 2 drop, and based on your creature based, you probably won't attack until Champion of Rhonas lands on the field; so raid won't trigger for Storm Fleet Aerialist. I would recommend Vizier of Tumbling Sands (untap Champion of Rhonas after exert); Watertrap Weaver (control/utility); or Siren Lookout (explore trigger to get through your deck).

Thousandoaks on Tame and Channel the Champion of Fish Sanity

1 month ago

Saw your post on the MTG Rocks My World Facebook page. Thought I'd check it out.

I like what you're doing here. Champion of Rhonas is a great way to cheat out Fleet Swallower early, but I have two thoughts.

1) I'd recommend using Channeler Initiate instead of Ornithopter + Prying Blade to ramp into the T3 Champion of Rhonas. Channeler Initiate is a nice two drop and it is not reliant on a combo or dealing combat damage to ramp. It also frees up 4 card slots for some control or removal.

2) I would remove the 4 Navigator's Ruin and run some of the control you have in your side board in your mainboard. Fleet Swallower is a huge mill threat, make sure it lives long enough for you to use it. Additionally, as you point out, the main combo (and finisher) with Fleet Swallower is Fraying Sanity, not Navigator's Ruin. Navigator's Ruin is pretty powerful in limited but against 60 card standard decks, it isn't as effective by itself (although it does combo well with Fraying Sanity. That said, I would invest in landing your main combo; and making sure that when you land it... it wins you the game.

Great ideas here. +1 from me!

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