Etched Champion


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Rare
Scars of Mirrodin 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

PickleNutz on Blue/Black Budget Affinity

1 day ago

Springleaf Drum and Paradise Mantle are great replacements for Mox Opal in a budget Affinity deck. Blinkmoth Nexus is pretty much needed also, if you want it to play similar. It's much cheaper than Inkmoth Nexus too. Inventors' Fair may also be useful. Etched Champion could be your win condition in games where you play creature heavy decks, so I would consider him. Solemn Simulacrum may even be a good option for his utility. The addition of some or all of these cards would still be greatly considered a budget version of the typical Modern Affinity. Arcbound Ravager, Steel Overseer, Mox Opal and the other cards associated with a typical affinity deck almost cost more than this deck in ones and twos.

GeminiSpartanX on Modern Abzan Liege

3 days ago

Nukulargear- Oops! I meant to say to add a few Noble Hierarchs instead of the birds (you know, that other 1 cmc mana dork that taps for multiple colors). You may have missed the window as far as getting them for cheap though (they aren't budget friendly atm). And yes, having some discard in the side would be good in the combo and control matchups along with a few others where turn 1 discard would wreck them. You probably wouldn't need more than 5 slots for them max. Also another little thing is that I would swap the numbers on your Fatal Pushs and Path to Exiles. Path in a vacuum is the better card, removing almost everything short of a Stormbreath Dragon, Etched Champion, or bogle in modern (all of which push misses as well). Push is great but not as universal, so I'd err on the side of having more paths.

PickleNutz on Modern Affinity (turn two win)

5 days ago

You could cut 2 Etched Champions, all four Blinkmoth Nexus, then add 3 Island, 3 Stoic Rebuttal. Then cut one Vault Skirge and add in another Glimmervoid.

cplvela0811 on Grim Reality (Developing Competitive)

1 week ago


Hello my friend. Halo is a good card. It is meta dependent, but to be fair if you named Etched Champion, or Boros Charm; may hinder certain decks. I prefer it as SB material, as Teddyjunior11 suggested. I personally like Meddling Mage in lieu of; combat damage, but I know how you feel about creatures. Ghostly Prison, at times, may be phenomenal, but never forget Abrupt Decay sees more than enough play, at the moment i.e. Death's Shadow, Jund, and Abzan.

Detention Sphere is ok againt Merefolk.

Flytrigreen on Vehicles & Mods

1 week ago

Etched Champion isn't standard legal.

TheHelvault on Double Atog Vision

1 week ago

If Scrap Trawler let you return a 0 cmc card after sac'ing another 0 cmc card, then it would be worth keeping in. I would replace it with Frogmite, Myr Enforcer, Somber Hoverguard, or Etched Champion.

Get rid of Cranial Plating for Flayer Husk. The husk gets you a creature to use with Springleaf Drum and then it's sacrifice fodder for Atog or Ravenous Intruder.

Cut Signal Pest for a 0-drop artifact, like Kite Shield or something of the like. Paying 0 mana for sacrifice fodder is much better than paying 1 for sacrifice fodder

RingweMakil on Damned Devotion

2 weeks ago

I'm enough tired of Lingering Souls that I'm considering sideboarding Bile Blight. Bile Blight has always been a great removal spell; I played it extensively in my Dimir control list (now outdated and requiring updates), and was always impressed by its performance against Affinity, Burn, Merfolk, GWx decks with multiple Birds of Paradise/Voice of Resurgence, and so on. I declined to include it in this list because of Thought-Knot Seer and co., Death's Shadow, Tarmogoyf, Primeval Titan, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet ... you get the idea.

But despite the card no longer being maindeckable, it may still have its place in the sideboard. Its potential to be a blow-out for the cheap cheap cost of two is downright absurd, and I have to admit, I miss having clean answers to tokens (the aforementioned Dimir list also had Engineered Explosives and Black Sun's Zenith).

Yet, the edict is so important in the form of Geth's Verdict against otherwise impossible/difficult to kill creatures (Geist of Saint Traft, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Thrun, the Last Troll, Kira, the Great Glass-Spinner, Etched Champion, Slippery Bogle) that I am loath to go below two of; so, a non-removal spell would have to be the cut.

While I have enjoyed both Pithing Needle and Fulminator Mage, one of them might have to go.

Vaan on Tezzeret's etheritized thopter madness

2 weeks ago

Springleaf Drum seems like the kind of card you would want on this deck, Cranial Plating is another staple on artifact decks, and for good reason. Thoughtcast and Thirst for Knowledge can take care of your card advantage needs and your artifact tokens can help turn on Galvanic Blast and fuel Shrapnel Blast.

Also check out Etherium Sculptor, Scarecrone, Vedalken Archmage, Darksteel Citadel, Ensoul Artifact, Etched Champion, Pia and Kiran Nalaar and Whirler Rogue.

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