Champion of Wits

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
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Champion of Wits

Creature — Naga Wizard

When Champion of Wits enters the battlefield, you may draw cards equal to its power. If you do, discard two cards.

Eternalize 5UU (5UU, Exile this card from your graveyard: Create a token that's a copy oif it, except it's a 4/4 black Zombie Naga Wizard with no mana cost. Eternalize only as a sorcery.)

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Champion of Wits Discussion

Guy_Sensei on Ixalan's Drake Haven

2 days ago

defamagraphy1 Thanks for the feedback. There are multiple problems I see with Champion of Wits. 1. The discarding is very clunky, since I want to create drakes at instant-speed as often as possible and I want to take full value of it, so paying 5 for 3 bodies is fine, but clunky. 2. A 2/1 isn't an exciting body to block with. 3. You mentioned two cards that take value from my graveyard, but aside from them there is really nothing left there. Also those cards themselves have cycling so building towards them doesn't seem good, since they only need to their job early game, later on just be cycled for value.

Therefore Compelling Argument doesn't work for me either, since I do not see any value in milling myself and loosing tempo for it. If anything, I want to gain tempo back after placing a drake haven or get it until I am able to play one.

Papa_Dingo on Standard "Fishamog" [U/G Ramp(ish)]

3 days ago

Now that I look at it Champion of Wits does sound a lot better than glimmer, and attune can definitely come out. I'll look into some unsummon cards as well. Thanks for the feedback!

TeXnician on Panharmonicon ETB Abuse

3 days ago

You would also greatly benefit from Champion of Wits

Darthseniar92 on Gift of Mono-Blue Aggro

1 week ago

OOMJasonDavis Champion of Wits is in here for 2 reasons: loot, and enabling discard synergies like Hollow One, Cunning Survivor, and enabling Gate to the Afterlife to be cracked for God-Pharaoh's Gift which is a card you will never hard cast with this deck. The idea is to pitch it into the graveyard, or leave a copy in the deck and tutor it out later.

Additionally Champion of Wits coming down for 3 Mana means I can cast Hollow One for 1 Mana, possibly even free if I've discarded other cards that turn. That means 6 power on the board for 3-4 mana

OOMJasonDavis on Gift of Mono-Blue Aggro

1 week ago

So the Hollow One, Champion of Wits, God-Pharaoh's Gift package doesn't seem to gel with your plan of cheap dudes that beat face. maybe splash some more pirates and a couple bounce spells?

TheManly1 on U/B Cycling Gift

1 week ago

Gate to the Afterlife pulls God-Pharaoh's Gift from the graveyard as well. I end up pitching it to Champion of Wits usually if I draw it. The second is in sideboard in case I run in to someone running exile spells or graveyard hate that will exile it from the yard if it is there.

Pieguy396 on Black Blue Zombos

1 week ago

Looks sweet, but I don't know how much Blue offers your deck. Hour of Eternity is 5 mana for a 4/4, 7 mana for two 4/4s, and 9 mana for three 4/4s, etc. none of which are really Standard-playable. The only card I really like for this deck is The Scarab God, and possibly Champion of Wits. I'd recommend cutting back on Blue a little bit, and using it more of a splash color than a second color.

Qwer57764 on U/W Approach

1 week ago

hullos

Ah, I see. Personally, I think the flexability to cycle the Hieroglyphic Illumination for one is some significant upside. Also, the Champion of Wits acts more as a Faithless Looting rather than a draw 2. All said, thanks for the fresh idea!

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