Ethereal Champion

Ethereal Champion

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Pay 1 life: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to Ethereal Champion this turn.

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Set Rarity
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Mirage (MIR) Rare

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Format Legality
Limited Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Ethereal Champion Discussion

Sejr_Odinsson on Lavinia, Azorius Renegade

2 years ago

Thinking about something like Ethereal Champion as a Second Chance enabler. Anything in these colors that can help me engineer my life total would do it, but the Champion is Terese Nielsen.Protective Sphere is more the style of the deck, it's an enchantment, has Hanna in the art, and just sounds right, but it costs mana with each use. That being said it might be useful leading up to the combo

Other than these two, I haven't found any white or blue cards that have "Pay 1 life:" in their text. Any suggestions?

NuMetal on Lifeswap

2 years ago

Ich schreibe dir morgen (oder vielleicht heute Abend, welche Karten ich rausnehmen wrde und warum.

Jetzt scheie ich dich erstmal mit Karten zu, die mir noch dazu einfallen :D

Kram, der mit deiner Strategie zu tun hat (beinhaltet sowohl shit, als auch geile Sachen):Deepwood Ghoul, Ethereal Champion, Glorifier of Dusk, Greed, Hatred, Lurking Evil, Marrow Bats, Martyrs' Tomb, Mischievous Poltergeist, Necrologia, Plague of Vermin, Souldrinker, Tymna the Weaver, Underworld Connections, Yawgmoth's Bargain, Tree of Perdition, Ajani Goldmane, Ajani, Caller of the Pride, Arbiter of Knollridge, Beacon of Immortality, Celestial Mantle, Oketra's Last Mercy, Invincible Hymn, Serra Avatar, Storm Herd, Chalice of Life  Flip, Nightmare Lash, Phyrexian Processor, Well of Lost Dreams

Kram, der unabhngig von deiner Strategie gut ist:Soul of Innistrad, Grave Betrayal, Ogre Slumlord, Vengeful Pharaoh, Sudden Spoiling, Painful Quandary, Ophiomancer, Necropolis Regent, Dread, Murder, Royal Assassin, Silence the Believers, Ever After, Ghastly Conscription, Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, Journey to Nowhere, Stasis Snare, Windborn Muse, Blind Obedience, Prison Term, Aura of Silence, Profound Journey, Comeuppance, Settle the Wreckage , Stalking Leonin, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves

Bedenke auerdem, dass du nur 5 Karten haben darfst, die ber 2 Euro kosten und achte besonders beim Basteln auf deine Mana-Kurve (nicht zu viele teure Sachen).

ibstudent2200 on

3 years ago

You have an absurdly low sorcery-instant count for a deck with Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper as the commander. I think you're at the point where you should consider Medomai the Ageless or Brago, King Eternal as potential commanders.

You also have ton of creatures for a deck with Enduring Renewal.

Ethereal Champion < Cho-Manno, Revolutionary.

If you have Mistmeadow Witch, you should be playing Eldrazi Displacer.

Your deck is about 20-22 lands short of being playable.

Staff of Domination is a good way to draw your deck when you have an arbitrarily large amount of mana, and it's a good mana sink even without infinite combos.

Fabricate, Inventors' Fair, Reshape, Trinket Mage, Tezzeret the Seeker , Merchant Scroll, and Idyllic Tutor can help find certain combo pieces.

Archeomancer is cheaper than Mnemonic Wall. Play both if you're playing one.

Spellbook and Graceful Adept are not worth card slots. Play Expedition Map if you really want a second copy of this sort of effect.

It's a little hard to play Cruel Control when you don't have Cruel Ultimatum.

This seems like the wrong deck for Forced Fruition, which is possibly the best mill spell in the format. You don't really kill by milling people out (unless you're going infinite, which is an entirely different situation), and you don't punish them for drawing cards.

Needs more Mind's Desire, since you have ways to generate an unlimited storm count.

I'm not seeing many ways to abuse all your creatures that untap whenever something enters the battlefield (besides Retraction Helix). You're too light on tutors to be playing cards that are useless outside of a couple specific combos. This also applies to cards like Enchanted Evening.

I don't understand why you're playing Library of Leng. Play Nephalia Academy if you're worried about forced discard spells.

-Logician on TriskaDECKaphobia

4 years ago

VesuvanDoppelbanger also happens to be the current best name on tappedout. :P

With the amount of life-total exchanging you have going on here, I'd recommend the following cards that have the ability to pay a single life as the activation cost an ability such that you can just decided to have exactly 13 life whenever you want.

As a bonus, Underworld Coinsmith might be a nice touch because of what this deck is trying to do.

The following are cards I disagree with for this deck.

Additional recommendations.

Good luck with your build.