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|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Rare|
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Artifact Creature — Soldier
Metalcraft — Etched Champion has protection from all color as long as you control three or more artifacts.
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Etched Champion Discussion
1 week ago
Thanks cplvega0811! I appreciate the suggestion. I didn't include Flaying Tendrils because I am worried about exiling my own creatures along with the opponents'. Exiling my creatures isn't fatal but it makes it hard to set up a Gravecrawler combo.
I have also thought about Bontu's Last Reckoning to deal with cards like Etched Champion, since the Aether Vials allow me to cast creatures without lands. The 4 mana for Damnation is hard to hit until the late game sometimes.
1 week ago
Nice deck. I have a sideboard suggestion for Affinity & Tokens: Flaying Tendrils. It is super great against Etched Champion. It also helps against Dredge, exiling a decent amount of their cards; Bloodghast being the worst enabler. Just a suggestion. + 1 for certain.
2 weeks ago
I completely forgot about Ethersworn Canonist! Thanks for reminding me! Tbh, I only have Cranial Plating/Etched Champion in there because I haven't really devised another wincon yet.. And that combo just seemed to go best with the deck, but I'd be happy to switch it up for something else.
Thanks for the reply!
2 weeks ago
I'd rather see a Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir/Knowledge Pool lock as the wincon, or something efficient like one of the planeswalkers- a Jace ult is usually a win and its useful through the rest of the game.
3 weeks ago
I'd suggest adding ASAP these cards (or at least to consider them):
- Blinkmoth Urn for huge mana ramp (who cares if your opponents will get 2 mana, you'll get ∞ mana).
- Cranial Plating is too good not to have in a 41 artifact deck.
- Argentum Armor is really good for removal, but I understand that you don't need to care about protection.
- Bloodforged Battle-Axe for super easy snowball. - Trailblazer's Boots because everyone runs at least 1 nonbasic, and this means unblockable. - Great Furnace for artifact count interactions. - Inventors' Fair and Buried Ruin feel like they can be useful here. - Brass Squire could come in handy. - Godo, Bandit Warlord because tutoring is never enough. - Etched Champion, Hellkite Igniter and Armory Automaton could feel useless, since you don't need protection, nor alternative win con creatures, but I like them, so there we go.
I hope you'll find this useful. If you are interested in EDH, consider looking at my decks ;)
4 weeks ago
I will concede that lightning bolt will kill humans if no Thalia's Lieutenant is afoot.
However after various humans the following are the most played creatures in modern, in this order: Scavenging Ooze, Tarmogoyf, Birds of Paradise, Tireless Tracker, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Gurmag Angler, Thought-Knot Seer, Bloodghast, Hollow One, Reality Smasher, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Arcbound Ravager, Etched Champion, Flamewake Phoenix, Ornithopter, Signal Pest, Vault Skirge, Memnite, Steel Overseer, Courser of Kruphix, Goblin Guide, Matter Reshaper, Wurmcoil Engine, Master of Etherium...etc.
So out of those 24 creatures it can kill, like what? 9 of them? and a not insignificant amount of these cards are just enablers like Birds of Paradise, Goblin Guide, or various cheapo artifacts - yeah its great if you can remove them before the opponent is established.
But there is one thing that is even better, if the same spell you could use to kill these enablers would also hit the power cards they let the opponent play. Since in that case, the card actually does something if you topdeck it later.
Oh yeah it can go to face, tell that to Wurmcoil Engine...
Wouldn't Path to Exile do the job better? ...i mean do the job at all. If it can't remove relevant creatures its not a removal spell - if its very conditional its a bad removal spell.
4 weeks ago
Hi, there! Deck looks solid for budget colorless, but for some optimization I'd suggest to remove some of the lesser artifact creatures and equipment (I'd go for the Manakin, Sparring Construct, Bone Saw, Short Sword etc) and put in Loxodon Warhammer, Grappling Hook which can double as both removal and double strike buff, maybe go old-school and combine it with Kusari-Gama for one-player boardwipe. O-Naginata is nice but only if you have it already since the commander has trample so it's redundant. Hammer of Nazahn, Darksteel Plate or Shield of Kaldra are nice options to protect Traxos, but they are like 5$+. For creatures you can add Steel Hellkite which is a budget staple and moonlights as removal for stuff you normally can't kill (enchantments most notably) and Arcbound Crusher can get massive with the amount of artifacts in the deck. Semi-budget back-up target for all the equipments (if say a Darksteel Mutation befalls Traxos) is Etched Champion since it has protection from all colors. A bit of a more gimmicky suggestion is Conqueror's Galleon Flip - it can draw(biggest problem in colorless), cycle and return stuff from the graveyard, however it takes certain effort to flip it.
Hope I helped, cheers!
1 month ago
I like Etched Champion in this deck, it helps you get and stay metalcrafted and becomes pretty nasty with some equipment and Jor out