Channeler Initiate


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet Rare

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Channeler Initiate

Creature — Human Druid

When Channeler Initiate enters the battlefield, put three -1/-1 counters on target creature you control.

, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Channeler Initiate: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Channeler Initiate Discussion

emrakulinsmugglers on Jund Discard

14 hours ago

aw this deck is so sweet... i've been trying to make something like this, 3-1: Jund Minus Exert Prerelease!, is olivia mobilized for war very important?

a suggestion for you is Channeler Initiate, it's been working really well for me (I currently only have 2, am getting more). tapping for mana, while getting stronger, for only 2 is great. also helps you cast more each turn.

also, i think you may be focusing really heavily on your late game, rhonas is good, and so is honored hydra, but simply having 4 honored hydra increases your chances of getting higher cost cards stranded in hand.

some cards to stop that would be Cathartic Reunion. now, this is a terrible card to topdeck late game, but from what i see, this deck should be trying to end the game fast, instead of drawing out to a game of topdeck emrakul.

Shadow of the Grave also lets you dump cards, then get them back. i generally find them useful.

Are the cycling lands worth it? they are very nice for longer games, but since you're playing aggro (at least most of your deck is shaped that way), less cycles and more of Foreboding Ruins and Cinder Glade may help you be faster.

VeggiesaurusRex on -1/-1 Counter Catastrophe

1 day ago

I like the idea, but the major issue I see here is that there are too many two-ofs. In my experience, the best way to build/improve a synergy-based deck is to find out which cards you are building around and include 3-4 copies of them. So here's a question for you: how do you want to win most of your games, by going wide with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Nest of Scarabs, or by beating face with undercosted creatures like Channeler Initiate and Crocodile of the Crossing? You can do both, but you need to prioritize one.

Lnk2past on Amonkhet Prerelease - GB Ramp

2 days ago

Yes I am aware that this is 41 cards, and it is only running 16 lands. In limited I tend to like running 16-17 lands, and even though I am at 41 total cards the 5 ramp cards in the deck were enough to keep me lower.

My goal was to try to ramp out a Cruel Reality as early as possible. Every game that this hit the board was a win (approximately 4 games). One game specifically my opponent was able to live through 8 turns with this on the board. Between an insane amount of embalming and a liliana, death's majesty pumping out zombies, it was just a tad too slow for a while. It was honestly some misplaced attacks by my opponent that drained him of the chance to overcome it.

Honored Hydra is also just so good. In one particular match I was with with discard spells in back to back games on turn 3 with this guys in hand. Simply dropped him down and embalmed on my next turn.

My best curve out was T2 Channeler Initiate, T3 Champion of Rhonas, T4 Cartouche of Strength on Champion of Rhonas to remove a blocker, attack and exert with Champion of Rhonas, drop Horror of the Broken Lands. Scoopski Potato.

Froghog90 on Scarab Control

2 days ago

I could probably cut white entirely, the only reason I would like to keep it around would be for Vizier of Remedies, but I probably don't even need it at this point. That would make room for other spicy cards like Channeler Initiate.

Daedalus19876 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

3 days ago

Casey4321: My friend at prerelease also opened foil Liliana and played BW zombies lol.

I opened/traded for a Harsh Mentor (foil), Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Insult/Injury, Combat Celebrant, Pyramid of the Pantheon (foil), Champion of Rhonas, and Channeler Initiate. So overall I'm happy :)

Iamgodmaybe on Janky exerted Delirium

4 days ago

Dude sick idea. Big fan of jank! Ideas though if I may. Other than Grim Flayer and Traverse the Ulvenwald you don't really have delirium. I would say Grapple with the Past could come out and so could Cut / Ribbons. Just meh cards you know? Bump Aethersphere Harvester +2 Maybe add in some Attune with Aether for more energy for Aethersphere HarvesterAlso I fear Combat Celebrant isn't as powerful as it seems with all of the removal in standard right now. Maybe drop down to a 3? Also a mana fork like the new Channeler Initiate would fit really well into this deck I think as well.

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