Champion of the Parish


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

xyr0s on American Control

1 day ago

Lightning Bolt is TERRIBLE removal spell? that's... quite a statement. It's actually pretty good. Since it can go to the face, it isn't blanked by lack of targets (the same can't be said for either of the nearest similar cards: Fatal Push and Path to Exile), and with Snapcaster Mage, that face-burning option can be very real threat. And in UR/x decks this is even more so: You hold up 4 mana for Cryptic Command, but nothing show up to command in cryptic ways? ok, spend 4 mana on bolt-snapcast-bolt at end of turn, and now you have an attacker on your turn... and a cryptic command to tap all possible blockers (unless you were bluffing that one anyway).

It might be a point that Lightning Bolt is bad against B/R hollow one, but against humans it's decent enough. You can play it from turn 1 to kill the very first Champion of the Parish that hits the table, and a lot of creatures in the human deck require 3 counters before they outgrow Lightning Bolt, which does take a little while. And the field of decks to play against in modern is so much greater than just those two decks...

So, removal early-game/reach late-game, for 1 mana at instant speed is now terrible? D*mn, that modern format is moving too fast for me to follow.

Fleetwood-Mat on What are some cheap creatures ...

6 days ago

Catalog9000 has a good point about that. I also think Hardened Scales is a great value card early game, and I also like it with Mikaeus, the Lunarch too (which is a nice way to grow other creatures quickly), and on the humans topic; Champion of the Parish can also get pretty big over time if you build your deck right.

Skebunkler on Dark Souls

1 week ago

I think red is what keeps this deck competitive. It gives me Blood Moon in the sideboard as well as a way to close out the game. Purphoros, God of the Forge does some serious work with all the tokens that will be entering, not to mention Norin the Wary gaining life and pumping our Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant.

I was thinking of adding a Painful Truths for some more draw. I do really like the idea of Thoughtpicker Witch and might have to playtest that angle.

Thanks for the thoughts!

xyr0s on Hold Formation

1 month ago

Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant are both 4-ofs, for what ought to be obvious reasons. Metallic Mimic is also a possibility, and is kinda cute with Mikaeus, the Lunarch, who'll then be a real 1 cmc card.

If you are afraid of running out of cards, Ranger of Eos can be useful... it can even find Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, who is a 1 cmc human creature. Gather the Townsfolk is strong in decks, where you buff your small humans a lot.

CrystalAura on Hold Formation

1 month ago

Yeah thats thats what Im trying to do but these are all the cards I have. I have about 4 that I want to purchase or trade but the total value is going to be $160. I was thinking getting more Champion of the Parish, Grand Abolisher, and Cavern of Souls.

freshdemon on Saskia's Blitzkrieg

1 month ago

Well there are certain questions you need to ask yourself:

  • How do I want to balance goodstuff and aggro

  • Do I want a card, that can hit for 3 this turn or a card that hits for 6 the following turns?

  • At what cmc do certain effects matter the most?

eg. Gaddock Teeg is a great card on its own, but is this effect really relevant when try to close the game out before t6, or does his low attack hurt us more. Does this deck even need removal or swords? Every removal or high cmc card has the risk to be dead in our hand.

I have played a similar deck with Iroas, God of Victory as commander, and I thought that removal doesn't matter because my opponents can't take advantage from enchantments and artifacts, because they die without playing blockers. What mattered was that I have consistently a grip full of one, two, and three drops that attack.(I had a human subtheme with Champion of the Parish,Thalia's Lieutenant,Honored Crop-Captain and alike.)

I can't really say what to cut, because neither do I know how all in you want to be (and I can't decide that for you), nor do I know your playgroup.

Rez09 on G/W Humans

1 month ago

Some immediate suggestions that come to mind:

Champion of the Parish is a particularly nasty 1 drop in a human-centric deck and plays extremely well with the Thalia's Lieutenant, swinging as a 3/3 on turn 2.

Champion of Lambholt is a fantastic 3 drop that can shut down opposing blockers if you buff her up, which isn't hard in a deck like this.

Gleam of Authority might be a better enchantment than Hope Against Hope if you are able to reliably place +1 counters, as it costs 1 less mana and allows the enchanted creature to place counters.

Dadada5717 on Soldiers, ATTACK!!!!!

1 month ago

Uh, you relize that this is modern legal, right? I think that switching a couple Champion of the Parish for Brimaz, King of Oreskos would help the deck, seeing that the tokens you're making aren't human.

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