Etched Champion


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Etched Champion

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

JeskaiM4n on Time Sieve

1 month ago

Well that landbase could be much much better.

This deck has ton of cards that are not great and there are other cards that are just better.

Foresee, Painful Lesson, Sickening Dreams, Mistvein Borderpost, Failed Inspection and Dispel are all such cards, to be honest i would not play any of those.

Then what to add, well Thopter Foundry combo that i mentioned is very obvious include.

Then other cards that this deck could use, bit depending on your budget:

There are few very good artifact synergy cards, some are very pricy i know.

Good draws!

Emzed on W/B Token Vehicles [Modern]

1 month ago

While I like the concept a lot, I think 10 vehicles is slightly too many. They are great if you draw 1 or 2, but you can win a game in which you draw just tokens and no vehicles. Getting flooded with 3+ vehicles seems suboptimal though, and with so many in the deck that will happen occasionally. Personally, I would run 7-8 vehicles, and make room for a couple of planeswalkers or Bitterblossom.
Too many vehicles also makes you predictable and gives your opponent a clear angle of attack, like boarding in Stony Silence against you. Which, btw, should definitely not be in your sideboard since it hurts your own deck a lot. You can use Fragmentize, Sundering Growth or Zealous Persecution against Affinity instead, but that matchup should be favorable anyway with so many flying creatures and removal spells in your deck. You even have colorless creatures to block Etched Champion.
While Soul Warden is an okay sideboard card, I think Auriok Champion has a lot more impact when you really need that kind of effect. Decks like Burn or Deaths Shadow have huge trouble beating a protection creature, and in contrast to the Warden it can't just be killed.
Chalice of the Void on 1 seems like a nightmare for this deck, but there isn't much you can do about that. Maybe at least go from 16 cmc1 spells down to 12-14? Anguished Unmaking or Sundering Growth are the best ways I can think of to remove Chalice, but those aren't great cards otherwise, so you will probably just have to live with Chalice being a problem.
There are 8 removal spells in your maindeck, so you need a plan for decks without creatures. When facing UW Control, Lantern Control, Ad Nauseam or TitanShift, those cards are more or less useless, and you should have enough cards to replace them for games 2 and 3. While some of your sideboard cards qualify, I would add at least 2-3 more cards. Collective Brutality, Fulminator Mage or Lost Legacy all could help you there.

Valengeta on Murdering Metal (burn reanimate artifacts)

2 months ago

Thanks for your sugestions, I do have some comments on them. First of all I think Torrential Gearhulk as a good sinergy with this deck as it lets me reuse one of my instants while putting a 5/6 artifact into play. While in some games it maybe best to swap at least one of them with another Sharding Sphinx or Wurmcoil Engine, I think in general it falls best with the deck's theme. I've also thought about adding another Etched Champion and Cranial Plating but I just don't know.. The trample, lifelink and the 3 extra power can and have saved me in the past.

Finally I agree in doing something about speeding up the deck. Cloud Key is a strong option but I think one is enough as it's a non-creature artifact. Maybe a couple of mana dork myrs. Gonna have to test the deck to see what goes best with most games.

Pygmyrhino990 on R-tifacts good??

2 months ago

First of all if your ramping into door to nothingness you either want duel lands or tri lands and Mana rocks such as the various border posts or signets. Secondly you want a secondary win condition, and my advice is (staying in colourless theme) Darksteel Reactor. Although slow, many people will try to work out ways to eliminate it because it appears to be a threat. Finally you need more blockers to help protect your plan. Keeping theme, Etched Champion and Myr Servitor fit nicely here.

Firewild Borderpost

Fieldmist Borderpost

Veinfire Borderpost

Mistvein Borderpost

Wildfield Borderpost

Dimir Signet

Orzhov Signet

Azorius Signet

Gruul Signet

Selesnya Signet

Golgari Signet

Simic Signet

Boros Signet

Rakdos Signet

Izzet Signet

Obelisk of Esper

Obelisk of Grixis

Obelisk of Jund

Obelisk of Naya

Obelisk of Bant


Gemstone Array

Chromatic Lantern

Crumbling Necropolis

Jungle Shrine

Seaside Citadel

Arcane Sanctum

Savage Lands

Sandsteppe Citadel

Mystic Monastery

Opulent Palace

Nomad Outpost

Frontier Bivouac

Welt5 on Artifact Invasion

2 months ago

Try adding 2x Etched Champion 2x Vault Skirge 2x Welding Jar

maybe add white and black: Dispatch Cranial Plating and Springleaf Drum for mana fixing

For even more card draw you could try Tower of Fortunes and Thoughtcast or for finding missing key pieces Planar Portal or for the lands Expedition Map

Remove 2x Relic Barrier

Sargeras on UB Ensoul

3 months ago

I like the idea behind this deck, so +1 from me.

I like the maindeck, but I am wondering if you have ideas for a sideboard? The reason I ask is because I put some of the better budget decks on a tab on my profile for other users to use, and I really like seeing decks that have been thought out to the 75.

Have you considered putting in a copy of Tomb of the Spirit Dragon in the main? I've seen it in a few of these affinity style budget builds.

I'd think that it'd go something like

2 Duress

1 Aethersphere Harvester

2 Spreading Seas

2 Echoing Truth

3 Go for the Throat

2 Etched Champion

1 Relic of Progenitus or Tormod's Crypt

2 Whipflare (Might require something like Shivan Reef, Spire of Industry, etc.


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