Champion of the Parish


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Champion of the Parish

Creature — Human Soldier

Whenever another Human enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Champion of the Parish.

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Champion of the Parish Discussion

mfogle on We Are Stronger Together, Brother

4 days ago

This deck has an awesome mana curve. lol literally cannot brick. Seems aggressive enough that it shouldn't have to worry about late game, though some removal options might be useful. If i was to make any recommendations, I could see tightening it down to just two color so you could drop City of Brass (and the price). Maybe replacing Shapeshifter and Battlesinger for something like Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Makindi Patrol , and a 4th Champion of the Parish . Bala Ged Thief could be really good in this deck, but admittedly high on you curve. Really cool deck though, +1 for sure.

Geomonbla on Abzan Human counters

2 weeks ago

Awesome tips! I picked up a few Hardened Scales, replaced Angelic Skirmisher with Angelic Overseer, and filled out my playlet of Champion of the Parish. I'll update the list, but keep the suggestions coming, loving the help!

TheSimikBOat on Abzan Human counters

2 weeks ago

Hey Geomonbla.

As suggestions, I think that you may do this changes:

With this changes your deck can be more aggresive, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is good to avoid annoning removals on the firsts turns. And if your budget allows it, you can replace the taplands by some fastlands, shocklands, fetchlands and more Cavern of Souls.

Greets, TheSimikBOat :]

Deruvid on Abzan Human counters

2 weeks ago

I'm also in favor of dropping Mardu Hateblade for another copy of Champion of the Parish. Did you mean Angelic Overseer instead of Angelic Skirmisher? The skirmisher's not bad, but at 6 mana and not a human, it just doesn't play well here.

If your budget allows it, swapping your comes-into-play-tapped lands for Fetchlands would be a great upgrade. If you're looking for +1/+1 counters and returning small creatures to the battlefield, then I"d recommend Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants over Liliana in the planeswalker slot.

Dorotheus on Abzan Human counters

2 weeks ago

How about 3 Hardened Scales, 4 Collected Company, and getting the 4th Champion of the Parish in there?
Your instants and Liliana are bit top heavy or better as SB cards, and Angelic Skirmisher is... six mana, and not a human.

Have you looked at any of the human meta decks before?

Darth_Savage on G/W Interlude

2 weeks ago

Throne of the God-Pharaoh, could work here given the volume of creatures your running. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben would be a good control option and Mikaeus, the Lunarch might let you grow your creatures, similar to Steel Overseer for artifact decks. You could also consider a black splash for Siege Rhino and Anafenza, the Foremost or get protection and lifegain from Auriok Champion.

Unfortunately, you are missing the consistency and advantage of going for the tribal option, since you can't leverage Unclaimed Territory or Cavern of Souls and don't have a low cost creature which grows itself like Champion of the Parish (Humans) or Hada Freeblade (Allies). Outside of that, your deck doesn't actually avoid, what I think is, the biggest weakness for Humans, that being cards like Torpor Orb or Tocatli Honor Guard which suppress ETB effects, though these are by no means that common.

I hope this is of some help, good luck with your brew.

GoblinsBeatElves on The Legion

2 weeks ago

If the deck is meant for kitchen table like you say, you should change the format to ‘Casual’. That way people know they can suggest alll cards.

If you’re going for a human theme with Champion of the Parish, you could try Thalia's Lieutenant and Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip. Both are good in a human deck.

ClockworkSwordfish on Glory´s Rise

3 weeks ago

I'm not sure just how tight your budget is, but I can see a number of easy ways to make some little improvements!

If you only go for a single nonbasic land, then Emeria, The Sky Ruin is an excellent choice for providing late-game value. Kjeldoran Outpost and Daru Encampment are also good options, as are Secluded Steppe and Drifting Meadow if you draw them late game when you don't need any more lands.

Djeru seems like a very... odd choice if you don't have any planeswalkers. I think that Thraben Doomsayer, Riders of Gavony or Devout Chaplain could all serve you better. By the way, are you sure Hada Freeblade and Kazandu Blademaster are worth it if they are the only two allies in the deck? You might be better off with Champion of the Parish and Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip - or Elite Inquisitor, if you liked the Blademaster's abilities. Thraben Inspector or Thraben Standard Bearer could also be run over Champion of the Parish if budget is an issue.

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