Etched Champion


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

QuaziK on Darksoul

20 hours ago

Hey, cool deck, I had something similar going with my 8-Soul, and I tried to use Etched Champion and Smuggler's Copter. I splashed white because I think Dispatch is an under appreciated budget removal spell. My one piece of input would be to remove the 2 duresses from the SB or to fit 4 in there, with 2 you just won't do what you would expect to do with duresses against decks that you would sideboard them in.

Gidgetimer on Can Etched Champion die from ...

2 days ago

Please link all cards in your question using double brackets.

Memnarch (I'll assume you meant Memnite since this is legendary. Or maybe you had mirror gallery. Whichever.)

Etched Champion

Devastating Dreams

Protection prevents damage, so Devastating Dreams does 0 damage to Etched Champion when it resolves. It is actually important that you had those two other creatures though, since spells resolve in the order they are written and if the lands had been what was keeping metalcraft active, Etched Champion would have lost it before the damage was dealt.

kamarupa on Budget Modern: Pariah

1 week ago

Etched Champion might be worth considering, though you'd have to add some Darksteel Citadel at least to have a chance of getting to Metal Craft - but it'd be a good target for Pariah (except against Artifacts). Predator Ooze might be another non-ridiculously high CMC target for Pariah.

Pheardemons on Moltenheart (Skred-Dragons)

2 weeks ago

Koth of the Hammer would be a great mana ramp, however if you're going to go that route (including Simian Spirit Guides) then you're closing in on traditional Skred. There's nothing wrong with traditional Skred, but you said you wanted to specifically stay dragons Julesreddragon. Also, be careful with Simian Spirit Guides. In decks that want to be explosive, it's great. Dragons, however, are not. Simian Spirit Guide operate in three ways, mana ability early (great), a 2/2 vanilla creature for three mana (bad), or be a dead card in your hand (or topdecked) later in the game (bad). For this particular deck it isn't great 2/3 of the time. Decks that want to be more explosive early to control the game like mono-red prison can make use of the "bad" factors better as their control of the board doesn't take them out of the game for one bad topdeck. I would not recommend Simian Spirit Guide in this build. I would argue that another creature removal spell would be better to control the board more until you can get your threats.

furrycombatwombat - In playing traditional Skred as long as I have, I can say that Scrying Sheets has been a factor very often. I also play big spells similar to dragons, so even then I can say that trying to filter further for an answer is helpful. We seem to disagree on this card, which is fine. Julesreddragon you haven't seemed to care for it, so by all means playtest something different. A late game land that has helped me (occasionally) is Mouth of Ronom. It is colorless damage for Etched Champions and pro-red creatures (Kor Firewalker, Burrenton Forge-Tender). You can see if that is something that helps you more.

I would not take the Relic of Progenitus out of your mainboard unless they have done nothing to help. Graveyard hate is very relevant in modern, even in a blind matchup. At worst, it is a two mana cantrip which can be helpful. However, if they're not helpful, then upping your Blood Moon, Mind Stone, and Skred count would be what I would recommend.

gavriel1136 on White Star

1 month ago

Some suggestions: Remove card-Replace with: Kitesail- Basilisk Collar Grappling Hook- Accorder's Shield Konda's Banner- Manaforce Mace Banshee's Blade- Armory of Iroas Everflowing Chalice- Astral Cornucopia Magebane Armor- Slayer's Plate Puppet Strings- Echo Circlet Silver-Inlaid Dagger- Captain's Claws White Mana Battery- Ring of Thune Accorder Paladin- Brass Squire Auriok Bladewright- Danitha Capashen, Paragon Auriok Replica- Amrou Seekers/Etched Champion Blinding Souleater- Ironclad Slayer Goldnight Commander- Daring Archaeologist Vengeful Archon- Forebear's Blade/ Heirloom Blade Conqueror's Pledge- Sigarda's Aid

DemonDragonJ on Metal Militia

1 month ago

borosdrunkard, I originally had 28 lands in this deck, but I removed two of them in favor of Etched Champion. My philosophy on lands is that a deck should have slightly less than half of its cards be lands, which would be 26 to 28 in a regular deck and 38 to 40 in and EDH deck.

Pethrax on Homo Sapiens

1 month ago

Ok, so here is a list of suggestions, and their reasons:

Bushi Tenderfoot. A 1 drop that if you manage to grow with Thalia's Lieutenant becomes monstrous when flipped, giving another huge threat that demands an answer, diversifying your overall list of major threats.

Bloodlust Inciter. If allowed to live, allows for some disgustingly explosive turns in tandem with Aether Vial.

Dauntless Bodyguard. A good sideboard card that would allow you to protect a large Champion of the Parish or Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Dragonmaster Outcast. Sideboard, never mainboard, but would give you a great answer to control decks and midrange decks if you are struggling.

Empty-Shrine Kannushi. The Etched Champion of Humans if you have Kitesail Freebooter, Mantis Rider, and Noble Hierarch.

If you were to mainboard any of these, I would suggest taking out Militia Bugler. It's expensive, and while it does draw a card, or at worst get rid of 4 dead draws, its a low impact card compared to the rest of the deck.

clayperce on Serious Ponza

1 month ago

Both cards are great, and I would never fault anyone for running them. Here's some details though ...

  • Stormbreath Dragon: I actually run Strombreath pretty often ... I should really add it into the maybeboard as a 'Common Mainboard Option'. It's almost entirely a meta call vs. Pia and Kiran Nalaar. P&K synergizes just a little better with the rest of the deck (because they can sac' Clues from Tireless Tracker) but both attack with 4 power on Turn 5 (or earlier) and provide a some reach via a late-game mana sink (P&K by sac'ing Artifacts and Stormbreath with Monsterous). P&K is better vs. spot removal (since their 4/4 is spread across 4 bodies) and is the only tool we have to deal with Etched Champion, but Stormbreath is better vs. Lingering Souls and Path to Exile.
  • Thragtusk: I used to run Thrag' all the time, because he's just so good in a removal-heavy meta. But I shifted to Obstinate Baloth a while back becuase it comes in a turn earlier, has comparable lifegain, and has a discard effect which is just priceless vs. cards like Liliana of the Veil and Burning Inquiry.

Again, though, both are good additions for sure.


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