Elspeth, Sun's Champion

Elspeth, Sun's Champion

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Elspeth, Sun's Champion Discussion

rorofat on Help for making sideboard!

6 hours ago

I know it's generic, but Courser of Kruphix is incredibly good in abzan mid... Also, possibly an Elspeth, Sun's Champion or 2?

Chainer_the_Dementia_Master on The True Answer Machine

10 hours ago

You could use Secure the Wastes like a crappy White Sun's Zenith in lieu of no form of drain/gain in standard. Elspeth, Sun's Champion is always an option as well

ckulp99 on U/W Control (PLEASE HELP)

18 hours ago

okie so on here the best thing to do in build your deck without mana then let the program tell you what mana you should run. As for cards:

2x Ojutai's Command

4x Dissolve

4x Anticipate

4x Dig Through Time

2x Disdainful Stroke

4x End Hostilities

1x Perilous Vault

2x Narset Transcendent

2x Elspeth, Sun's Champion

1x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

1x Dragonlord Ojutai or Pearl Lake Ancient

4x Banishing Light

1x Last Breath

2x Surge of Righteousness

And from there put in 26 land, the reason you can get away with 26 instead of 27 is because of Anticipate.If you need more help message me.

zen_fishy on Cloud of Spores v5.0 (Tokens/Control)

21 hours ago

I couldn't agree more about playing Ghave as a token heavy swarm/control deck, rather than a combo deck.

Now as for some of your card suggestions (I think I've run/considered all of these but Primordial Hydra) -

Juniper Order Ranger - I had him initially, but he got replaced by Cathars' Crusade since the effect is better. However, you could make the argument that Juniper comes along with a creature's body, which is nice, or that I could use a second iteration of the effect, which may be the correct move. I'll mull it over.

Champion of Lambholt - He's usually in the deck. I removed him temporarily to test Brimaz, King of Oreskos

Akroma's Memorial - Got replaced with Eldrazi Monument for the sacrifice/boardwipe synergy that the latter has with this deck. Plus it's easier on the mana.

Elspeth Tirel - I love all of the Elspeth PW Cards. I used to constantly rotate all three of them through the deck in that slot, but at the end of the day I really do like Elspeth, Sun's Champion the best. The boardwipe into token production can really take over games.

Garruk Wildspeaker - Always under performed for me. Bad luck I guess. It's a solid card. I think Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury is in this slot now.

Hardened Scales - I kind of feel like I don't have enough +1/+1 counter tech to make this worth it. With this kind of flat synergy card (i.e. useless on it's own), I want to have 20 good synergies before I'll consider it. I do like that it's so cheap though...

Dictate of Erebos - I've already got three of this effect in the deck, and I don't feel like the flash is enough for me to run it over the three I already have.

Primordial Hydra - It's a good card for Ghave, but I'm going for swarm over singleton big creatures.

And the card critiques:

Luminarch Ascension - This may be the only card I just flat out disagree with you on. It's the single best token producer in the deck. One round around the table (in a normal 4-player free for all game, which is what I usually play) turns this sucker on, then you're making 4/4 flying angels for two mana. If you play multiplayer and you don't play this in any token deck that can play it, you should be.

Monastery Mentor - Currently testing. The high noncreature count in the deck makes me feel like he'll be good, but I can't say that for sure until I see him in a few games.

Brimaz, King of Oreskos - As above. He's been in for a while, but never seems to show up in any games I play...

Sprout Swarm - That look when you airdrop in a saporling to block their giant 20/20 god creature? Priceless (although it rarely happens). Besides it's cheap and the more creatures it makes, the better it gets. Do you have something better in mind for the slot?

Abzan Charm - Currently testing over Path to Exile. Abzan Charm feels stronger.

Darksteel Plate - I can see the argument for taking this one out. Usually I stick it on whatever creature is currently essential to maintaining my board state, but I may replace it for some kind of more global protection...

Decree of Pain - Resets the board when you're behind? Refills your hand? It might be useless when I'm already ahead, but that's not really a bad thing given how easy it is to drop back behind.

Farseek - Do you have a better turn two mana acceleration card in mind?

schademan21 on DTK Derezzed

1 day ago

I feel like Jace, the Living Guildpact is something you should remove and add in better cards. And those better cards include (but is not limited to): Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, and/or Narset Transcendent.

Also, I know that the mana base for Esper is kinda bad, but I'd seriously suggest going to 25 lands vs 24 as you sit right now. And your land choices could be better. I can see why you'd run the Haven of the Spirit Dragon, but what you should run instead is Crucible of the Spirit Dragon because you could essentially add up counters on it and then basically play a dragon for free eventually.

All in all, +1 and check out my deck if you want for any other ideas . It is called Esper Control DTK.

Agog on 2015-03-25 update of Jeskai Planeswalker ...

1 day ago

I would consider cutting back on Ojutai's Command as it's 4 cmc and only has 3 viable modes for you. I would probably cut back on the 3 cmc counterspells and also diversify into some of the 2 cmc ones, such as Negate.

You can probably also cut one Elspeth, Sun's Champion as you have 6 win cons (3 Elspeths and 3 creatures) and the mana curve seems a bit high.

One other thing that stands out to me is the strong permission element of the deck and the board wipes do not synergize with the rebound power of Narset Transcendent.

mpeach1 on Esper controlling everything

1 day ago

You should also be playing at least 1x Elspeth, Sun's Champion

5colordeathpunch on Jeskai Something Something

2 days ago


Last FNM went 3-0 (2-0 each match)

First match was against a R/W deck focusing on Goblin Kaboomist and Elspeth, Sun's Champion but I shut him down with basically my Mantis Rider and burn spells before Elspeth could come out.

Second match was against a Soulflayer deck. I had just built one of those and knew what to look for in game one, took him down with burn spells and prowess. Second game he sideboarded and made his deck into Dragon Control but I still managed to beat him albeit a close game.

Third match was against a R/U Artifact deck that made use of Shrapnel Blast, Scuttling Doom Engine, Ornithopter, etc. I easily won game one but when he sideboarded it became a whole new deck and I barely won game two with 3 life left even with using Soulfire Grand Master and Seeker of the Way lifelink.

All in all I think this deck is doing quite well but I'm sure people will be expecting it this Friday and hoping to take it down.

Planeswalker Loyalty 4
Color(s) White
Cost 4WW
Converted cost 6
Avg. draft pick 2.06
Avg. cube pick 1.91


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
MTGO Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora Mythic Rare
Theros Mythic Rare


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