Champion of Wits

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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Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Champion of Wits occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Champion of Wits Discussion

Pandajka on Dredge-less dredge Pioneer

1 week ago

I tried more or less this deck yesterday, and it was quite powerful. I had to remove Polukranos most of the time because it´s too mana intense. Most of my matches I was between 3-5 lands. The other card I tried yesterday was Champion of Wits and it kinda worked, but only in the right situations... For your build I'd suggest put more Anglers and as I tried x1 of Tasigur, the Golden Fang and tell me how it runs!

mynameismawky on Kroxis, Pioneer of Death

1 month ago

I'm looking at building something like this in pioneer, not really sure what yet.

I think something like Discovery / Dispersal , Thought Erasure , or Champion of Wits may work better for you than pack rat. But overall, I like the idea!

fragarach97 on The value army of the God Pharaoh

1 month ago

Always love to see a Scab God list that isn't tribal zombies. My build isn't up here yet, so I can't link you to it, but if you're going for a reanimator strategy then two cards that are invaluable are Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur as a powerful win condition that can fuel further reanimation plays, and Champion of Wits is a phenomenal early body that digs you deeper, fuels reanimation, and has great reach if Scab God himself keeps getting answered with his own Eternalize. Other than that, I can reccomend Venser, Shaper Savant as a strong tempo play that, of course, is a damn fine target to reanimate to get that instant speed disruption twice. I'd also reccomend finding a way to slot in Baleful Strix , as I feel your curve is a bit top-heavy and the Strix is a solid value card (that you can get twice). A personal staple of mine in 90% of the blue decks I play and build is Thada Adel, Acquisitor as she has powerful utility at every point in the game to pur you ahead at virtually no cost in resources to yourself and can stop powerful artifact-based combos before they happen if you happen to find those troubling you over in your playgroup. At the very least, she's a repeatable ramp spell, though I do understand she makes people VERY salty so if you're worried about that feel free to disregard her. One last suggestion I have that isn't exactly budget friendly is Vendilion Clique for a combination reason between Venser and Strix. It's repeatable and powerful interruption in your deck and is lower to the ground, but I understand that they're a bit out of some people's price range. She also works great as a one-two punch with Venser himself to have your opponent "put that thing back where it came from or so help me".

Anyways, +1 from me for the Scab God representation! He's a hell of a fun deck.

EpicBox75 on Temur Emerge

1 month ago

Hi Silverdrake

First I would point that this deck has 6 card types in total. Creature, land, instant, sorcery and artifact (Walking Ballista), enchantment (Courser of Kruphix) so at the best she costs only 7 but usually 8 and with that I have been able to cast her pretty consistently.

For your suggestions I have been thinking about Filigree Familiar and Champion of Wits and I like them but I haven't tested them yet.

If you could I would like to hear what cards you would cut because that would help this deck.

Silverdrake on Temur Emerge

1 month ago

I'm curious to hear why you include Emrakul - you only have 4 card types, so at absolute best she's still going to cost 9.

If I were you, I'd also think about cutting some of the less relevant creatures in favor of creatures that give you great value even if you sac them off to EDF. Champion of Wits , Rogue Refiner , Elvish Rejuvenator , and Filigree Familiar are all good options.

Blue_Flame on Looking for cards for a ...

4 months ago

Personally I think you could just cut Champion of Wits and just make this deck Abzan. There's already plenty of ways to fill your graveyard in Abzan colors and I don't think it's worth stretching out your manabase that thin just to play one creature.

Strangelove on Mimeoplasm & Your Things

4 months ago

Yo I saw you were looking for help! I haven't built it yet, but here's my Mimeo Mill; It has a fat maybeboard. Here's every card I considered while building the deck.

(The goal was to make The Mimeoplasm as big as possible and then sacrifice it to Altar of Dementia ... relatively casual, but Mimeo can get pretty mean... especially with infect.)

Here's a great edh resource: Command Zone Deck Building Template

From your post, it sounds like you don't like Nekusar... but don't worry... nobody does! It's a burn deck and everyone at the table should target the player who's trying to slug everyone at once. It's a pretty weak strategy because it has poor politics and is easily disrupted. Remove Nekusar when he's about to cast a wheel and watch out for Tainted Strike .

Looking at your deck, a few things pop out right away: (1) You need more ramp, (2) better removal, (3) more draw. Focus on getting the engine turning before you're seduced by flashy plays that might work against you. If a card doesn't progress your game plan powerfully and quickly, cut it!!!

1) I count 5-6 ramp, but you want 10-12, all below 4 cmc. For a 5 drop commander you want about 46-47 mana sources. Good old Rampant Growth , Burnished Hart , etc, will serve you well.

2) You have a lot of clunky counterspells. Add in 3-4 board wipes, like Ixidron and Massacre Girl and swap niche and costly interaction for Beast Within , Naturalize , etc. Creatures like Ravenous Chupacabra are great too.

3) Draw!!! You can't play if you don't have cards. There are a lot of ways to draw 7+ cards a turn. Champion of Wits , Fathom Mage , and every version of Windfall ( Whispering Madness , Forgotten Creation ,etc) are killer in this deck.

My favorite card for this deck is Morality Shift . Its not the best, but its what I really want to do.

You absolutely need Mirror-Mad Phantasm . If you clone it with Mimeoplasm, you mill your whole library. Then cast a typical Laboratory Maniac for the win.

Apocalypse Demon is your budget Lord of Extinction .

Building on a budget is a rewarding challenge. Cut cards ruthlessly! Your commander already does what you want to do (...steal and play your opponent's creatures), so try to open up the deck and make it flow. Commander starts as a slow and clunky format, but its broken!

Good luck and +1

hungry000 on Looking for cards for a ...

4 months ago

Hi, I'm looking for some cards for this deck: Ephemerate Reanimator

Here's a quick outline of the game plan:

  1. Dump things in the graveyard with Stitcher's Supplier , Satyr Wayfinder , Champion of Wits

  2. Use Footsteps of the Goryo to reanimate Woodfall Primus , Moldgraf Monstrosity , or sometimes Siege Rhino

  3. Ephemerate reanimated creature (if not Moldgraf Monstrosity ) to keep it around

  4. If there's nothing to reanimate or no reanimate spells, jank them out with Ephemerate value

I'm looking for some better creatures for graveyard stacking, like ones with a Satyr Wayfinder effect that get a creature or sorcery instead of a land.

Some lower cmc general-use creatures that can incidentally put stuff in the graveyard (ex. a creature that gains you life and lets you discard) would be good to know about as well since that would round out the Ephemerate value plan. I'm considering Seasoned Pyromancer , but it's pretty off-color and there might be better options in BGuw. (I'm not against off-color card suggestions though)

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