Steel Leaf Champion


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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Steel Leaf Champion

Creature — Elf Knight

Steel Leaf Champion can't be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.

Steel Leaf Champion Discussion

Peoyogon on Budget Nylea

1 week ago

Do you want more things to boost your devotion? If you do, Leatherback Baloth , Predator Ooze , Steel Leaf Champion Gigantosaurus , Primalcrux , and Khalni Hydra are great cards to boost it up! If you go this route, Aspect of Hydra would be a solid instant. Bellowing Tanglewurm also feels right at home in a good mono-green deck :)

Nillstan on Gruul Elves

2 weeks ago


Testing shows the following.

Steel Leaf Champion has yet to be worth his weight in this list.

Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen works, but is slow for the mainboard. Its maybe sideboardable as a two-of, but requires further testing.

jtstick35 on Gruul Elves

2 weeks ago

I would add Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen and a Steel Leaf Champion for extra synergy.

stensiagamekeeper on Descend Upon the Sinful - Abzan Edition

4 weeks ago

This looks cool. I'd consider swapping some of the removal package for Mortify / Sky Tether . You have 15 4 CMC spells including Conclave Tribunal which can still be essentially a 4 drop in a lot of match-ups. Mortify is almost never dead and sky tether is straight up Swords to Plowshares in a flyers deck.

I've also had some success with Consecrate / Consume in the side. While Carnage Tyrant isn't that much of a problem the ability to curve Resplendent Angel into it and get the free life and token against Steel Leaf Champion or Nullhide Ferox is great. Also being able to play around dive down can be relevant against izzet drakes/mono blue.

Finally, seeing as you've been playing around with the idea of angel stompy for RNA might I suggest a different take on the archetype for when you've finished with the abzan version. I played against a bant angles deck running Biomancer's Familiar , Growth-Chamber Guardian , Incubation Druid type stuff with angels as the top end. The advantage being that both Resplendent Angel and Shalai, Voice of Plenty both have activated abilities that get cheaper with biomancer on board. Havn't actually tried this yet but it could be something to build around if you are interested.

phillipwstewart on Hasty Elf-ball

4 weeks ago

@Jiollio Trust me and playtest the deck. "why so much mana ramp?" that's the whole point. You cast an elf, draw, give it haste, tap it for mana, cast another, give it haste... With even just 1 or 2 Beast Whisperer or Vanquisher's Banner you can draw your deck and flood the field in a single turn.

I looked at Steel Leaf Champion and some other green goodstuff and even Grand Warlord Radha , and almost any time I had one of them I would prefer an elf that taps for mana. The clancallers and banners turn them into an unstoppable army. You don't need "hard hitters" when you have 16 7/7 dudes.

You're right about the Stomping Ground , I just wanted to avoid shocks, but only 4 sources of red is not enough to reliably get Rhythm out early. I'll update the list.

Oh, and banefire is just there as a last resort since the main win-con is elf army. And you only need 1 since with any luck you WILL draw your deck.

Jiollio on Hasty Elf-ball

1 month ago

might as well play stomping round to fix red mana for a turn two Rhythm of the Wild . why so much mana ramp, and also no Steel Leaf Champion ? might as well add another Banefire or two if you arent gonna put in hard hitters. seems like Grand Warlord Radha could work here too. Im working on a red splash for my elfball deck too! excited to see others doing it, would like to hear your thoughts.

FSims81 on Jund Elves

1 month ago

multimedia I appreciate the tips. As far as mana, I'm going to play test a few times with paper before I finalize how I break down Shock versus Check lands. How many Unclaimed Territory would you suggest?

Currently I have Steel Leaf Champion back in the deck, the arguments raised about how powerful it is are accurate and it shouldn't be left out. However I currently have it in place of Marwyn, the Nurturer and I'm not sure if that is the right play. Should I be cutting something else for Steel Leaf?

I appreciate the suggestions thus far guys. Keep them coming

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Steel Leaf Champion occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.22%

Green: 4.96%


All decks: 0.11%

Green: 1.15%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Green: 0.17%