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Steel Leaf Champion
Creature — Elf Knight
Steel Leaf Champion can't be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.
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Steel Leaf Champion Discussion
2 days ago
3 days ago
A dream sequence of play:
Turn 3: Hashep Oasis - tap 2 Forest for Elvish Clancaller then tap Hashep Oasis and Llanowar Elves for Song of Freyalise- tap Marwyn, the Nurturer for 3 and cast Steel Leaf Champion (keeping 1 mana in reserve for a Blossoming Defense)
Turn 5: Tap 2 Forest for Elvish Clancaller, tap Marwyn, the Nurturer for 7 mana, sac 2 Hashep Oasis to boost the 2 Steel Leaf Champion and swing with 2 Steel Leaf Champion (10/9 vigilance, trample and indestructible), play Blossoming Defense on Llanowar Elves (5/5 hexproof, vigilance, trample and indestructible) and Elvish Clancaller (2/2 vigilance, trample and indestructible)
As we get deeper into the game other dream sequences could be more dramatic, specially if you can protect a swarm attack with Heroic Intervention
3 days ago
I have been playing mono green at FNM and Standard Showdowns lately. The honest to god truth is this. Elves die immediately. Players will remove them even before they cast Goblin Chainwhirler because they know how much mono green wants em to stick.
Thats why I was sad the bear wasn't a 4/4 I still see a lot of Abrades in the red and red/black decks im playing against. I don't know that I want to risk my turn 3 or 4 playing a single creature to get me to another creature. Casting Steel Leaf Champion into Rhonas the Indomitable has been working for me pretty well though. Not saying I wont try the ole girl out cuz I totally will, I just think id rather have another 2 drop or 3 drop because its become very important for my deck to be able to play out 2 or more creatures in a turn for fear of just losing the one creature I play each time. :(
4 days ago
I was actually considering Steel Leaf Champion, cause he might do his job better than Untamed Kavu, but his rarity might pose an issue. As for Ghalta, Primal Hunger... I feel like it needs a bit different deck, with more powerful creatures. But I might add one or two copy of each if Vivien Reid and/or this many copies of Gigantosaurus will prove themselves not useful. Anyway, thank you for the advice, I really appreciate it! ^^
4 days ago
I think that even with rare restrictions, both Ghalta, Primal Hunger and Steel Leaf Champion are very powerful, and are worth including, as they both have evasion, and are often cheaper than both Gigantosaurus and Aggressive Mammoth.
6 days ago
If your going for a devotion type build having more mana symbols as early as possible would be good. So cards like Garruk's Companion, Strangleroot Geist, and Steel Leaf Champion could all work really well in here.
6 days ago
Very true, though after doing a little testing, Ancient Animus seems to be that card that I would either put into sideboard or not put in at all. I was thinking that placing three of Nature's Way into sideboard instead would be wise and worth a shot, and into a mainboard we can put Territorial Allosaurus making this deck a little more creature intensive. Let me know what you think about that, since my way of thinking is that Rhonas the Indomitable and Rhonas's Monument is enough of trample.
For the other remarks, I have 3 Thrashing Brontodon in the sideboard, I might be able to move them mainboard, but that would mean they would take a spot of Steel Leaf Champion (which is very bad) or Rhonas's Monument (which is more tolerable). I want to do more testing against current top decks to see how this turns out when its sideboarded.
I hate for some reason how Merfolk Branchwalker comes out in this deck. I am afraid to put Drover of the Mighty since if it is put in the mainboard I will have it constantly out on turn 2 and, thus, if opponent goes first (and most probably plays red) will land Goblin Chainwhirler and wipe my Drover of the Mighty. It is not that sad if they wipe my Llanowar Elves since I will have my Steel Leaf Champion on turn two before the Red Beast can come in. Yet I need replacement for Merfolk Branchwalker and since I dropped 3 Ancient Animus and put in only 2 Territorial Allosaurus, I will 4 spots open in the 2 drop spot.
Either way I will post my updates now and I will be grateful to hear your feedback.
1 week ago
I would recommend Drover of the Mighty over Merfolk Branchwalker, and maybe find a way to include Thrashing Brontodon. A T4 Ghalta, Primal Hunger is very easy with this set up. I would also recommend Nature's Way over Ancient Animus since it can give trample to things like Gigantosaurus or Steel Leaf Champion. Even Savage Stomp might work better, as you have enough space for dinos that it would easily come down for just G.