Champion of Rhonas

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

andriygoblin on Vivien's Majesty

2 weeks ago

Yeah I have tried out Champion of Rhonas and it slows down the deck significantly. As for Runic Armasaur, it is highly situational since not all decks will be activating abilities (like W/U control), Lifecrafter's Bestiary on the other hand is MUCH more consistent. After rotation it will be a definite change though. Thanks for the valuable input.

tsnydes28 on Vivien's Majesty

2 weeks ago

i agree actually with what your saying. you do have enough dual lands for a possible splash but i wouldnt depend on it for your closer like you said you can have better creatures/ plainswalkers . the one other thing that i would possibly consider changing is Lifecrafter's Bestiary with Runic Armasaur its an early game blocker , its ability gets you the draw and it dosent slow you down on casting the beefy creatures. im looking arround at other sets as well and i came across Champion of Rhonas could help getting more creatures out. these are just ideas, i love the concept by the way! i have something similar but R/G.

Meurth on Ajani Ramp

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions magus_oblivion! Currently, Terastodon is in here because he's great for manascrewing your opponent if you manage to get him out in the early midgame with Champion of Rhonas, and in the endgame you can use him to blow up your own excess mana dorks or lands for some extra beatdown. It's much too costly for modern though probably so at some point I'm gonna put the Champions in a new casual green hyper-ramp deck with 4x Terastodon and 4x Elvish Aberration, that will be a lot of fun. I will update this deck when I change it.

magus_oblivion on Ajani Ramp

3 weeks ago

I definitely agree with your move to pull Narnam Renegade. You could switch it out for a 2 or 3 drop that's more threatening. Pulling Champion of Rhonas is probably a good idea too. For 4 mana, he seems inefficient, and an easy target for your opponent to Lightning Bolt and get a mana advantage before you can use the exert ability. Rather than have another tool for getting stuff out on top of mana ramp, you could put something really killer in that slot. Trostani, Selesnya's Voice might be good for the green-white color combo, and has good synergy with a creature deck. I would also look into Oversoul of Dusk. As for your 7+ mana cards, maybe get rid of Terastodon? I feel like your end game here is to beat down your opponent with your creatures, so giving them extra blockers might be counter-productive. I like Plated Crusher personally. The hexproof keeps it from getting picked off by cheap removal, and the trample really helps seal your end game.

Hasted on Najeela, Warrior Tokens

3 weeks ago

@TheBloopKing , I am about to find a slot for Rhys the Redeemed as another 1 drop warrior. He can also serve as another high cost ability to double all tokens to try to get last bits of damage in if Najeela is taken out. Jazal Goldmane serves a similar purpose. I was able to pump all my creatures +19 the other day on an attack. I attacked with Champion of Rhonas, exerting him to drop Goldmane, then pumping. The opponents thought they were safe after Lignify or Trapped in the Moon (forget which enchant it was) was put on my Najeela. Rhys won't be nearly that explosive, but he gets down early and can swing a boardstate back in my favor if I have the tokens.

Meurth on Ajani Ramp

3 weeks ago

I've been thinking a lot about your comment magus_oblivion and I guess I'll have to take out at least the 2xChampion of Rhonas and the 7 and higher drops if I really want to make it competitive. You're right about the curve, I think I'm also going to take out the 2xNarnam Renegade at some point and put in some more 2 or 3 drops.

CappnPiggy on Mr. Fister

1 month ago

To me, Champion of Rhonas feels like a bit of a win more, considering the deck already has Jodah and Sunbird's Invocation. Champ also only cheats out creatures, which is a nice chunk of the deck, but certainly not all of it.

I think the deck has enough ramp/fixing as is, but if you want to test your ideas, go ahead and then tell me the results. Thanks!

Meurth on Mr. Fister

1 month ago

I love the idea! I didn't think Jodah would be playable in standard but this looks really good.

How do you feel about running Champion of Rhonas to get the big creatures out even easier?

You could also run some more ramp spells like Gift of Paradise and Channeler Initiate

Looking forward to updates.

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