Deeproot Champion

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Deeproot Champion

Creature — Merfolk Shaman

Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Deeproot Champion.

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Deeproot Champion Discussion

Xica on What are some cheap creatures ...

1 week ago

There is Quirion Dryad & Deeproot Champion as its second playset.

(Scute Mob, Dragonmaster Outcast, Death's Shadow, Serra Ascendant, Jace's Phantasm...)

White has Jotun Grunt, which can act as a weird hybrid of goyf and ooze, and is devastating against decks that utilize their graveyard.And there is Moldgraf Scavenger, and Exemplar of Strength (which is miles better in a deck that runs things like Quillspike or Nest of Scarabs).There is plenty to choose from.

SpookyToe on Invincible Under the Sun 天下無双

1 month ago

Wow. I like this deck a lot. Lots of fun synergies, goofy stuff with lands, and great addition of Deeproot Champion. The testing I have done with this list that merfolk packs a huge punch if you get it out early. Well done, sir, upvote from me.

tridentseven693 on Temur Prowess (Miracle Grow)

3 months ago

Urn3m3s1s Thanks for the upvote! Personally I wouldn't use Saheeli Rai because her scry ability isn't anything special and if you target a strong creature like a 10/10 Deeproot Champion you will only get a 1/1. Now, Nissa, Steward of Elements may be helpful but I think the deck has enough utility as it is. Try out what works for you though!

TheAnnihilator on UG Delver

3 months ago

I definitely would not suggest swapping Lay of the Land for Sanctum -- Lay puts cards in the yard for Goyf/delerium/delve, Sanctum doesn't -- and it also counts for a +1/+1 counter on Deeproot Champion when Sanctum doesn't (swapping Dryad for Champion might be the right choice, not sure). As for mulligans, in testing the list reliably hits up to its 4th land drop in any given game, and usually hits the 3rd on T3 (because all you need is 1 land + cantrip or Lay/Traverse to hit your second land). The point is to keep the land count as low as possible so you can never flood out. Finally, I really think the Mishra's Bauble are massively important to the deck -- they add a card type for delerium and Goyf, and they fuel delve for free.

Shaith86 on UG Delver

3 months ago

I like where this is going. I feel like the land count might be a touch light tho, even with 8 cards fetching out lands.

And for personal taste, I think when I sleeve up my own version I'm going to swap the dryads for Deeproot Champion and Lay of the Land for Botanical Sanctum. Might slip in some more basics too because, at current, I don't have Baubles. And even 14 lands feels like I'll need approximately all of the mulligans.

shyrobby13 on Trash Merfolk

3 months ago

+1 Merfolk Mistbinder, +1/+2Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca, +2 Merfolk Branchwalker, +3Silvergill Adept, +3 Blossoming Defense, -1 Deeproot Champion, -1 Verdurous Gearhulk, -2 Beneath the Sands, -4 Enter the Unknown, -1 Strength of the Pack, -2 Stinging Shot, -4 Evolving Wilds, +4 Botanical Sanctum, +1 Hashep Oasis, lowering the Forest count while raising the Island count, and cutting down to 22 land would be my suggestion.

KINGofORESKOS on Trash Merfolk

3 months ago

aaronmcd16- This is a really great start to a deck, but I have a couple of suggestions. Increase Merfolk Mistbinder from 3-4, as almost every single card in your deck gets a boost from it, and their abilities can stack. Wake Thrasher is also really powerful in a deck with your type of mana curve, but isn't legal in Standard. Remove both Beneath the Sands, as mana fixing isn't an issue. And if you're going to do that, might as well take out your Deeproot Champion. Replace those empty slots with 2 more Vineshaper Mystics and the aforementioned Merfolk Mistbinder. Hope my suggestions help! Fantastic job, keep up the good work!

Wood_Elemental on Spellslinger Flinger

3 months ago

I second that. I have a similar deck (That adds green for Deeproot Champion and Blossoming Defense) That has Soul-Scar Mage and he is insane. I think Fling is kind of out of place and I'd replace it with Mage.

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