Elspeth, Sun's Champion

Elspeth, Sun's Champion

Planeswalker — Elspeth

+1: Put Three 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens onto the battlefield.

-3: Destroy all creatures with power 4 or greater.

-7: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control get +2/+2 and have flying."

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Elspeth, Sun's Champion Discussion

CMartinsBR on Abzan Ascension - WBG

6 hours ago

Hey Scytec! Thanks for your comments. I have 24 lands because of Elspeth, Sun's Champion. Do you think 23 will do it? I like the Idea of Whip of Erebos on the mainboard, but i'll try 1 instead of 2. Right now I have Utter End on main. Do you think Murderous Cut would be better? Also got Nyx-Fleece Ram for side! Thanks!

UpperDeckerTaco on Creatureless(ish) Jeskai Control

9 hours ago

Love it, EXCEPT! Steam Augury...a better card for that slot is Stoke the Flames OR Fated Conflagration. Seeing as to how you have no creatures mainboard, I would recommend Fated Conflagration. It just can get rid of so many threats in the meta right now. Elspeth, Sun's Champion/Stormbreath Dragon/Wingmate Roc/Siege Rhino..... And it has the SCRY!!!! So you can still essentially set up your top deck.

superwill123 on The Premier Abzan 'Counters Fat-stack

19 hours ago

Hardened Scales. done. it would be boss for this deck.

also, Elspeth, Sun's Champion is good in any deck with white, or any elspeth for that matter.

Absinthman on Riddle Challenge - Death Out ...

1 day ago

Hi guys, I had a pretty interesting game on MTGO the other day, which made me think that it could make an interesting challenge here on TappedOut. You'll find it just below this article. Also, feel free to post your own stories like this one. It doesn't matter whether you were the unsuspecting victim of such misfortune, or the architect of someone else's tragic demise. The only thing that matters is that the losing party never saw it coming.

Now here's my story

It happened recently in Swiss Legacy Cube on MTGO. I was playing a Blue/Black control and my opponent was monowhite. I had a land heavy draw, so I wasn't doing much but neither was my opponent. That is until turn 5, when he played Cloudgoat Ranger. With my empty board, that smelled like trouble. I played my Man-o'-War and bounced his Cloudgoat Ranger. "Wait, what!? Are you nuts!? He's just going to recast it and get double the tokens, you stupid!!" - that's what anyone could think of me right now, but wait. This was actually all part of my cleverly designed plan. As expected, he redeployed his Ranger, getting another set of tokens, while I was still waiting, grinning and thinking to myself: "soon, very soon". But the moment was not ripe yet. Something was telling me that this was going to get even better. Some of you may already have cought the drift.
On his next turn, as expected, he attacked with the Ranger and tapped all Kithkins for a total of 7 flying damage to my face. Then he tapped out and played the best (or worst - depending on your perspective) card ever - Elspeth, Sun's Champion. He made 3 soldier tokens and passed the turn.

Now, let's get to the challenge: I'm at 13 life and I have 3x Island, 2x Swamp, Underground River and Underground Sea (all untapped), and a lowly untapped Man-o'-War. My opponent is sitting on a healthy 20 life, has no untapped lands, tapped Cloudgoat Ranger, Elspeth, Sun's Champion and a total of 9 1/1 tokens (3 of which are untapped). It's my pre-combat main phase and I play a single card. My opponent says "lol" and concedes because he knows he's dead. Obvious question is obvious: What was that Magic card that so suddenly and unexpectedly caused that poor soul's untimely departure? I'm looking forward to hear your thoughts.

Redninja09 on Hastric, the Sliver's Guide

1 day ago

The last ability may be overpowered in many cases, but it wouldn't be the first overpowered planeswalker. Just look at Karn Liberated and Jace, the Mind Sculptor and on a slightly lesser case Elspeth, Sun's Champion.

dejanprole on Brutal Lifegain/Damage Combo !

2 days ago

Thanks Darkgardna, but Soul of Theros is 6 mana, which is okay for a late game, but paying 6 more for his ability is way too much, and I've already thought about Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, but in my opinion, I don't have enough devotion for it, as an late game card, I'd prefer Elspeth, Sun's Champion, but she's still too expensive for a budget :D

JetUppercut on Phenax Mills forever!!

2 days ago

The original reason people ran Green in Phenax mill decks was Axebane Guardian (coupled up with Doorkeeper Phenax was practically optional). These days, I'd run Green for Hornet Nest and Sultai Charm. You could also run Sultai Flayer or Scourge of Skola Vale. Flayer for card draw against control and Scourge as an alternate win-con. Or even Prophet of Kruphix so you can just turbo-mill with Phenax.

Though generally I think I prefer white for Wall of Essence, Nyx-Fleece Ram and Elspeth, Sun's Champion as an alt win-con. With all the other great stuff that comes from playing white, like the extra removal.

Also, I would recommend putting some Disciple of Deceit in, they help a lot more than you would think. Also Aspect of Gorgon for toughness boosting and putting some lethality behind your defenders.

Mberges11 on Mardu Wins/Burn/Tempo Saweet!!

3 days ago

thanks for the comments and suggestions corythackston, all of which are excellent suggestions. Reasoning and other peoples game plan with the deck are exactly what Im needing for the use of cards right now.

I put Elspeth, Sun's Champion in there specifically for all the green/x monstor decks out there because i didnt really want to commit to End Hostilities. She does cost alot to play you are right about that. Maybe the Deflecting Palm with Sorin, Solemn Visitor and removal(less burn) will do against that mathup. You 're not the first person to suggest Sorin, Solemn Visitor so either everyone really likes him or he really is that necessary and i should add him. Probably the latter.

As for Spear of Heliod and Whip of Erebos i really like that Brimaz, King of Oreskos does not get shot down with Stoke the Flames and eventually getting Butcher of the Horde in for extra damage from the grave. I realize it doesnt go with the plan but diversifies what kind of threats i have and what a person would need to deal with mine. Just the thought behind it. Sounds good but may not be good enough to keep in the deck.

I really like Bloodsoaked Champion but early on i'm tapping out for removal of my opponents threats then waiting for the right moment to produce mine. I do agree he is awesome. maybe he would take a Magma Jet that Goblin Rabblemaster would have taken later. I dont know, ill fool around with it.

Thanks again corythackston!

TCGPlayer.com Price

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Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price

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21.99 TIX 49.5 TIX
Planeswalker Loyalty 4
Color(s) White
Cost 4WW
Converted cost 6
Avg. draft pick 2.06
Avg. cube pick 1.6


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

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

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