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

Skreem on Hydra Superfriends

1 hour ago

Dragonmasteroftheworlds I understand the desire of Elspeth, Sun's Champion - but the 2W can sometimes be hard to get, meaning she becomes a dead-draw too often. Her +1 although good in general, isn't necessary - don't need the attackers, nor the blockers. Her -3 although again, good in the clutch - is a bit TOO good, as it may very well destroy more of my stuff than their's. And the flying is just unnecessary.

Elspeth, Sun's Champion is actually a potent enemy to this deck - that's where the Mistcutter Hydra s and Garruk, Apex Predator /Vraska the Unseen come in. They shut her down nicely.

PartyGoat on G/W to Garruk

4 hours ago

Sideboard Mistcutter Hydra , in its place, 1 Courser of Kruphix , 3x Sylvan Caryatid . Also, I personalty would lose the 2x Bow of Nylea , 2x Brave the Sands , Hardened Scales , Congregate 2x Elvish Mystic and maybe add in 3x Reaper of the Wilds , 2x Siege Rhino , at least 2 Thoughtsieze, and maybe 2x Elspeth, Sun's Champion .

Maybe check out my deck for more ideas.

Elspeth Controll Playtest

Standard* PartyGoat


Ohthenoises on MY GAINS!

7 hours ago

GlistenerAgent I tagged you mostly because you don't pull punches when it comes to pointing out cards you feel are sub par. You ALSO have experience in G decks so I figured you would be a good person to tag.

This deck was my main inspiration I took ideas from it and tweaked it a bunch based on what I had on hand.

Ajani's Pridemate has proven to be a rockstar, I think the main reason I like it more than Fleecemane Lion is that he puts himself out of range of Lightning Strike and Mardu Charm without an additional investment (outside from what I'm doing anyways). There are a lot of people in my meta who are VERY experienced with Fleecemane Lion and know exactly when to pick him off so I very rarely get to use his monstrous.

Rakshasa Deathdealer I've talked about before, the mana intensity bothers me. I need open after casting him for so that essentially makes him a drop. Kinda not ideal in a tri color deck. After all, I'm not //splash o' .

I have both sets of lands in my collection but the lifegain lands have proved really useful. If for some reason I do switch away from Ajani's Pridemate I'll add the Scrys in but only if the switch is made. (So in essence I kinda agree with "which I feel is correct no matter what." but only if the pridemate isn't around.)

Elspeth, Sun's Champion is a win condition, she can really just win the game on her own. Sorin, Solemn Visitor doesn't really have the ability to close out a game on his own he kind of requires help. That's why he's a 1 of right now.

Banishing Light is already in my sideboard.

4 Hero's Downfall is a absolute must. That one is kinda non negotiable, as it's been a 4x in most decks with removal since it's printing. Abzan Charm has proven to be incredibly strong just because it's always relevant. Even if I can't kill anything with it I can draw with it or, worst case scenario, make a 4/5 rhino into a 6/7. I feel like 4 is amazing but it's mana intensity can be worrisome, possibly -1 Charm and +1 Murderous Cut ? Bile Blight has a that can be very hard to cast early game, yes it hoses tokens but I could just get rid of their producers with spot removal so I think it should be relegated to the SB for now.

Thank you so much for your thoughts and I'll play around with the pridemate thought. Let it rattle around in my head for a while.

WomboCombo on Punching Bears without a care (Temur Midrange)

11 hours ago

I do expect this to change over the coming weeks though. As the meta settles down and control decks start seeing more and more play, Sagu Mauler might drop in usefulness.

Depending on weather people go Jeskai End Hostilities control or Mardu Utter End / Crackling Doom / Elspeth, Sun's Champion control will depend on weather Sagu Mauler stays mainboard or not.

Metamorphic1992 on Butcher of Your Opponent *HELP NEEDED*

11 hours ago

Hordeling Outburst is also a 3x trigger for Purphoros, God of the Forge . It cost half as much as Triplicate Spirits and makes goblins to boost Goblin Rabblemaster . It's especially nice to be spending half the mana or keeping creatures untapped for combat b.c you're not paying for flying that will be irrelevant. Flying only matters when u have Sorin, Solemn Visitor and they have nonflying blockers. You'll even have enough to warrant running Foundry Street Denizen if u run Hordeling Outburst . But he would b better in a build that has Mardu Ascendancy in place of some of that removal. If you want a control build then you should run either Stormbreath Dragon or Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker as win cons and take out the tokens aspect for Anger of the Gods and Elspeth, Sun's Champion .

BigHead066 on Punching Bears without a care (Temur Midrange)

11 hours ago


Ya that does seem pretty strong. How does Sagu Mauler play for you, when I tried testing with is I found it to slow, and even because of the fact it has the same as CMC as Elspeth, Sun's Champion I end up playing it then is gets greeted with a End Hostilities or a -3.

UpsetYoMama on Dirty America

12 hours ago

Dig Through Time allows you to search for a win con or specific removal. I would maybe try running 2 of those and 2 Treasure Cruise .

If you can afford them, fetches such as Flooded Strand would be awesome, as they also allow you to enable delve quicker. The same thing with the tap lands you currently have -- I would get scry lands eventually if you can.

You need to run 1-2 of Elspeth, Sun's Champion as a win condition, I would say.

Some cards to consider for the SB:


Phyrexian Revoker

Anger of the Gods

Tormod's Crypt

rcrimmins on JuNk WiLL DiE. ∆BZaN W¡LL PrEVaIL.

15 hours ago

It feels like your deck is competing with itself. You run big beats like Polukranos, World Eater and Siege Rhino but you also have End Hostilities and Elspeth, Sun's Champion the latter two don't play well with the former.

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Planeswalker Loyalty 4
Color(s) White
Cost 4WW
Converted cost 6
Avg. draft pick 2.06
Avg. cube pick 1.61


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros Mythic Rare

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