Champion of the Parish

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

BenMonte on Human Tokens

1 day ago

I really think you'll want to run 4 copies of Champion of the Parish. Solid turn one plays are very important.

xyr0s on Modern humans Orzhov

1 week ago

Looks good. I have 2 cards to suggest:

Mutavault, because it's cheaper to animate than Shambling Vent and because you can put counters from Thalia's Lieutenant on it, if it's animated when lieutenant enters the battlefield.

And Kitesail Freebooter. It does roughly the same as Tidehollow Sculler, but synergizes with Champion of the Parish and thalias lieutenant.

My own take on humans goes more for building small humans to sumo-size fatties: Humans +1/+1

sylvannos on Is Humans a real deck?

3 weeks ago

I know with the Humans lists I've messed around with, the problem I had was getting that "oomf!" a lot of other tribal decks have. Goblins has Goblin Chieftain. Merfolk have 29,834,891 bazillion different lords. Elves can snowball into Craterhoof Behemoth...and so on and so forth.

I also think the list is just a few pieces away from becoming an established archetype. I already think it's stronger than Slivers. If I had to put my finger on one thing in particular, it'd probably be some type of top-deck finisher. Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch saw some play in Vintage because she smashes Jace, the Mind Sculptor. She also works with Experiment One and Champion of the Parish. Surrak, the Hunt Caller and Samut, Voice of Dissent are also options.

None of those really have the ability to close out the game like Lord of Atlantis (islandwalk) or Craterhoof Behemoth, though.

Steeven1 on Heaven on the roam.

3 weeks ago

nlidmaster Not bad idea !It looks great in combination with Champion of the Parish.Pretty usefull with angels aswell. Thank you ! :-)

TheAlexGnan on Is Humans a real deck?

3 weeks ago

may actually just be the new merfolk. Many of its slots are filled with better options than in merfolk decks. 1drop Champion of the Parish gets huge fast, much better than Kumena's Speaker. Silvergill Adept is replaced backwards by Meddling Mage and Kitesail Freebooter. Both Thalias do what Spreading Seas does in merfolk, just with a body tacked on, Reflector Mage is a much better Harbinger of the Tides, and Thalia's Lieutenant is just a great lord. Mayor of Avabruck  Flip is mediocre, but hey. And finally: if merfolk had an on-tribe manadork like Noble Hierarch with a pretty big upside to boot, they wouldnt hesitate a second running a playset.Now that 12 5color-lands allow for a painless, consistent mana base, I see no reason to run merfolk over 5c humans, to be honest!

TheAlexGnan on Is Humans a real deck?

3 weeks ago

I've faced it 2 times: once with Grixis control (I died horribly) and once with UR Thing in the Ice  Flip tempo (I won easily).

It's kind of a hatebear deck married to a tribal deck. And both components are pretty strong. The creatures almost instantly outgrow Pyroclasm and even Anger of the Gods. After 3 turns, Champion of the Parish outgrows angler and tasigur.

I think it's the real deal.

It's kinda similar to merfolk actually, but even faster.

Enganeer on 4 Color CoCo-Vial Allies (69-68-4 match record)

3 weeks ago

Fair point, I guess it's a kind of mental thing too; I feel like I'm mana screwing myself whenever I drop a land from my deck when I'm running so few. I have another couple of questions/suggestions:

1: Million dollar question, what are your thoughts on Champion of the Parish. It's not an ally, so it doesn't benefit from Kabira Evangel nor Akoum Battlesinger (just to name the important ones) . Additionally, it's virtually dead if drawn later; HOWEVER! Almost every single creature in the deck is a human and honestly his replacement, Expedition Envoy, is such garbage. Literally his only saving grace being his creature type and the fact that they had mercy enough to give him 2 power.

2: Why only 3 Jwari Shapeshifter? I mean, I do the same, I'm personally worried about removal spells and lack of copiable creatures, but I was just wondering.

3: About Metallic Mimic, I haven't thoroughly tried it out, but I'm really not a fan from what I've seen. His ability means you want to get him out first, but the best ally creatures have abilities that want you casting them first so they can see more etb effects (ie: T2 Mimic, T3 Blademaster and Freeblade -> 2/1 that can act and a 4/4 and 2/3 without haste, but T2 Blademaster, T3 Mimic and Freeblade -> a 4/4 that can act an a 2/1 and 2/3 without haste). Basically, have you noticed this cutting into your aggro at all? That said, do the counters on non-counter allies make up for this minor downside?

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