Etched Champion

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

noctis366 on A Deck Has No Color (Affinity)

5 days ago

Looking for opinions on a few spots for the deck:

Input appreciated.

sonnet666 on TheRealPeaches

2 weeks ago

I did say it was a ton:

Arbor Elf x5, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Misdirection (masques), Dakmor Salvage x3 (2 FUT, 1 DD), Sudden Shock x2, Wild Nacatl x2, Qasali Pridemage, Martyr of Sands x2, Nimble Mongoose, Thought Scour x4 (3 DKA, 1 DD), Skred x4, Kor Firewalker x4, Zealous Persecution x2, Firespout, Magma Jet (DD), Dissipate x2 (M15), Darksteel Citadel x2, Breakthrough (CNS), Sakura-Tribe Elder x4, Duress x4 (M13), Sulfur Elemental x2, Vapor Snag, Ornithopter x4, Wipe Away, Mystical Teachings x2, Boreal Druid x3, Volcanic Fallout (CNS), Ingot Chewer x4, Empty the Warrens x4, Punishing Fire x4, Condemn x4, Dragon's Claw x4, Combust x4, Elvish Visionary x4, Farseek x4, Edge of Autumn x4 (FUT), Repeal x4 (GPT), Think Twice x4 (TSP), Intangible Virtue x4, Raise the Alarm x2, Celestial Purge x4, Ray of Revelation (JUD), Apostle's Blessing x4, Patrician's Scorn x4 (FUT), Wispmare x4, Leonin Relic-Warder x2, Izzet Staticaster, Grapple with the Past x3, Take Inventory x2, Steel Sabotage x4, Zulaport Cutthroat x2, Blessed Alliance, Lightning Storm, Welding Jar, Stubborn Denial, Dispel (2 RTR, 2 BFZ), Faerie Macabre x2, Tuktuk Scrapper, and Energy Flux

That's everything I have that's unlisted from your wants. Everything that's listed as a match I checked to make sure I still have, so request anything. There are a few cards that I've offered to other people for trades, so if you want them I'll wait a day or two on their reply (specifically, the Eldrazi Displacers you mentioned).

I also added a few things since you last looked though my binder, like 4 Puresteel Paladins and 4 Etched Champions, so let me know if anything new jumps out at you.

Since you mentioned edition, I tried to be accurate on what printing each card is with these. I can't guarantee that everything in my binder is 100% accurate on edition, but I try to do my best to make sure each card is at least showing the correct art and card frame.

Cards of yours I'm specifically interested in are: Diabolic Intent, 2 Stoneforge Mystics, Gate to Phyrexia, Monastery Mentor, 2 Toxic Deluge, Forbidden Orchard, and Quirion Ranger, though of course I'll trade for any other matches as well.

Hope to hear from you.

ryboy230 on Metalcraft

4 weeks ago

my anticipated win conditions for this deck are...

1) Cast equipment spells for 0 mana to proc Myth Realized and Monastery Mentor. Puresteel Paladin helps with draw and in conjunction with Etched Champion should give a strong defense

2) Isochron Scepter and Galvanic Blast is good for removal and direct damage. But the scepter can also be used with Counterspell and Dispatch for earlier control.

Suggestions?

WillySmasher on You are Over-Encumbered | Equipment Voltron Primer

1 month ago

Thanks for taking a look Daedalus19876 I'll be making a few changes based on your suggestions, first is Mother of Runes is now in the deck, originally I misunderstood what she did but she has now earned a spot.

Also Scroll Rack I didn't really know how to use it properly (I'd always put something on top that I wanted and accidentally tutored and shuffled it away and other various misplays) but after reading through your primer it's an auto-include for the scroll rack + land tax combo.

Most mana doublers I've tried but found they slowed me down in the past, this deck has evolved so much however so maybe Caged Sun might help. Extraplanar Lens in my meta isn't run because it's a huge target (mainly for personal reasons, I'll just say when any of my friends play it I destroyed it so they'd also be down a land and now they seek revenge.) Had to cut it from my colorless wastes deck for that reason lol.

I've considered Scourglass but it's just a meta-call, my combo friend always keeps a tutor in hand and I don't think Scourglass would make it around the table.

As for the lands I've just been testing I change between 34 to 37 lands all the time since the land base is one of my biggest weakness when deck building.

I cut Haunted Cloak and am thinking about cutting Helm of Kaldra. I only keep the helm for the off chance I have the other two pieces (or Stonehewer Giant since I'll search for both those pieces anyway) and will tutor it for an indestructible 9/9 that can't be Gilded Drake'd or Toxic Deluge'd but on it's own it's kind of a dead card. What do you think?

Duelist's Heritage and Silverblade Paladin would love a spot, I'm just bad at making cuts. I can think of one card I could cut but I don't know which to add both Silverblade Paladin can beat down on his own but if I don't have another creature he's a 2/2 and is more susceptible to removal but can be recurred with both Emeria, The Sky Ruin AND Sun Titan. Duelist's Heritage seems like the stronger of the two can be tutored with Enlightened Tutor and if I understand it correctly I can give an opponents creature double strike if they hit an opponent?? Only down side I can think of is Sword of War and Peace and Etched Champion.

Again thank you for the kind words and suggestions, I previously skimmed through your primer when building this but finally fully read it ;)

aeonstoremyliver on Only YOU Can Start A Forest Fire!

1 month ago

Ball Lightning is awesome and you have to know how to use it, that is, play around removal. When it gets in, it wins games. Seems bad, but it works. I'll side it out if necessary G2-3.

Forked Bolt is absolutely amazing and underrated. It's fantastic against Affinity, Infect, mana dorks, Bob, and I could go on. Two-for-one removal is not something to scoff at, especially for .

I play 3x Boros Charm due to my sideboard choices and maindeck Forked Bolt. It is good, which is why it's 3x of. I go back and forth between Path and Spellbomb, pending the meta.

Kozilek's Return is there FOR pro red creatures. Etched Champion, Kor Firewalker, etc. are often sided in, especially in the mirror. The instant speed is nice, too. I'm also fond of Pyrite Spellbomb for pro red stuff.

Blood Moon is absolutely bonkers in the mirror, hence my very light splash. It makes G2 unwinnable for a lot of decks and is often unexpected out of a RDW/Burn sideboard. One could argue that Molten Rain is better, and in some scenarios it is, but putting the brakes on a deck is worthwhile.

Keldon Megaliths is a one of for the out of cards, at four life, top deck a Bolt scenario. It works as a one of.

StopShot on Help generating infinite colored/red mana ...

1 month ago

My deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/alesha-who-smites-death/

I've been having trouble lately landing infinite combos with Alesha who Smiles at Death. The combos I like pulling off involve the graveyard and work very well to my liking, but heavily fall apart to cards like Leyline of the Void, Rest in Peace, etc.

To counteract this I'm trying to go infinite with cards that don't use the graveyard, but many of those combos I've been finding very highly unsatisfactory. Instead I've came up with a new approach. If I can generate an infinite combo the produces infinite red or colored mana and I have either Blasting Station or Goblin Bombardment I can cast and sacrifice my commander, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, infinite times killing my opponents. I'm just unfamiliar with infinite mana-combos in my colors that also don't use the graveyard. Any ideas? (Skip past the break below if you aren't going to ask whether I've tried a speific non-infinite mana combo.)

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Extra: List of Non-Graveyard combos that I've already tried and won't reconsider. (Please don't recommend I try these. I've used many of them before already, and they're not reliable enough to my liking.)

Splinter Twin + Village Bell-Ringer Cons: I have to wait a round of turns after drawing Bell-Ringer after drawing it to mitigate summoning sickness before going infinite. I'd rather have something more instantaneous so I have more options to choose from when deciding to go off.

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Village Bell-Ringer Cons: Kiki-Jiki is pretty clunky to cast and you can't rely on him to sit a full round of turns without him getting removed.

Ad Nauseam + Angel's Grace + Sickening Dreams OR Mana Geyser + Reiterate OR Dualcaster Mage + Heat Shimmer Cons: You have to cast all combo pieces at once rather than set up over a few turns in advance which requires usually completely tapping out. Also if the combo is thwarted it's too much trouble in Mardu colors to recur instants and sorceries from graveyard back to hand just to reset it.

Teysa, Orzhov Scion + Darkest Hour + Goblin Bombardment Cons: I've tried pretty hard to make this combo work, but for some reason having an extra creature to sacrifice makes this combo a little too unreliable for my liking.

Helm of Obedience + Rest in Peace OR Alesha, Who Smiles at Death + Master of Cruelties Cons: I mostly play multiplayer and I'd rather take out all my opponents at once rather than one-by-one.

[Any combo that involves milling] Cons: My playgroup runs the Eldrazi Titans meaning they're impossible to mill. Adding graveyard-hate interferes with my other combos and adds another piece to the mill-combo.

Parallax Wave + Opalescence + Impact Tremors Cons: Half the time this works. You can preset up Opalescence and follow up with Parallax Wave some turn later once you draw into it, but not the other way around since Parallax Wave has fading which becomes an unreliable clock to get Opalescence if you preset the combo in that order.

Sword of Feast and Famine + Aggravated Assault Cons: With the exception to Nether Traitor there are no other cheap CMC creatures with a form of reliable evasion and haste. Etched Champion and Mogis's Marauder are nice, but aren't as reliable as I'd like.

Eldrazi Displacer + Emrakul's Hatcher + Impact Tremors OR Restoration Angel + Impact Tremors + Felidar Guardian//Conspiracy Cons: Requires too much mana to set up at once or similar to the problems with Kiki-Jiki + Bell-Ringer in that you may have to preset the combo with a creature and hope it doesn't get removed by a board-wipe.

Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension Cons: Despite it being a multiplayer game getting three quest counters on Bloodchief Ascension is awkward and situational considering it gives my opponents extra time and turns to react.

Near-Death Experience + Plunge into Darkness//Fire Covenant Cons: Near-Death Experience has to sit on the field for a whole round of turns at the very least. An opponent removing Near-Death Experience after I've brought myself down to 1 life before my upkeep is also too high of a risk to take as well.

Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit + Murderous Redcap + Goblin Bombardment Cons: This combo already uses the graveyard, so its not a non-graveyard combo. Also I'm fine not using this one since the other graveyard combos I use I feel work better than this one.

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As you can see I've covered a long range of different non-graveyard combos, but each one is too unsatisfactory for me. Unless I have missed a non-graveyard infinite damage combo I would like to know what infinite colored-mana or infinite red-colored-mana combos exist in my colors if anyone knows of any that don't use the graveyard. Thank you for your help.

Teufell on Project Weapons

1 month ago

xyr0s you are right. I will remove 2 Etched Champion to reduce the deck's size to 60. As for equipping cost, Puresteel Paladin and Sigarda's Aid are in there to take care of that.

SamCre1993 on H: Affinity/EldraziHatebears/Extra W: Money

1 month ago

Hello everyone!

I will be heading off to medical school this August and am looking to make some extra cash for this summer (I have to put down a hefty deposit as well as pay for travel as I look for a place to live).

I have decided to part out my modern Affinity deck, as well as my modern Eldrazi hate bears deck. All cards are in practically near mint condition and I am willing to ship/sell in the manner you prefer. I will list some of the money cards below (I try to beat tcgplayer lower with my prices and prices will be listed per each copy of the card).

Affinity PiecesBlinkmoth Nexus x4 ($2.50) Modern Masters 2015

Master of Etherium x1 ($2) Shards of Alara

Etched Champion x3 ($2) Modern Masters 2015

Leonin Arbiter x4 (1.50) Scars of Mirrodin

There are also numerous "4 of's" of bulk rares from each deck that I would be willing to sell cheap but I would need the sale to be worth the shipping. Caves of Koilos, Flickerwisp, Tidehollow Sculler, Wasteland Strangler, Memnite, Ornithopter, Signal Pest, Vault Skirge, Darksteel Citadel, Cranial Plating, Springleaf Drum, Galvanic Blast, Thoughtcast

Miscellaneous Exquisite Blood F korean $13 Innistrad

Waste Not F $5 M15

Amulet of Vigor $5 chinese worldwake

Price of Glory $2.50 Odyssey

Underworld Dreams F $3 M10

Spreading Plague $2 Invasion

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