Etched Champion


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

Valengeta on Murdering Metal (burn reanimate artifacts)

2 weeks 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 HALP

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

1 month 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.


K00lDudE1 on Budget Artifact Swarm Aggro Cranial Plaiting

1 month ago

Ancient Den and Vault of Whispers are both banned in modern.

Also, Steelshaper's Gift. Darksteel Relic and Welding Jar are not worth it in a deck that is trying to be as fast as possible, (the same applies to taplands, they're too slow) I'd recommend looking at Tempered Steel, Etched Champion and some number of Springleaf Drum to make your deck considerably faster

Banthony245 on Mono-white Human Equipment

1 month ago

I've playtested against this deck probably 5 times now, and maybe it's just cause of the decks I play being creature heavy.. but with an average of one or two creatures on the field, I feel like this deck needs some sort of protection from decks like those. I don't know much about artifact decks at all, but you might need something like Day of Judgment. That might be a bad suggestion specifically, but I will give more feedback when I face it more. Also, side note, this deck performs absolutely best with Etched Champion and Puresteel Paladin on the field. to the point that they basically are the meat of this deck and need other cards to accent them specifically. The card draw mechanic might not be ideal to have in here. But for certain so far, Relic Seeker is rubbish.

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