Auriok Champion

Auriok Champion

Creature — Human Cleric

Protection from black and from red

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you may gain 1 life.

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Auriok Champion Discussion

rb701 on White Humans

1 month ago

if you want to stay tribal, you could trade Mirran Crusader for Auriok Champion. keeps in the human type, has good protection, and has life support which is always nice. i would consider putting in Leonin Sun Standard for a group-boost in case someone plays something like Anger of the Gods, that way (if you have the mana) you can save a bunch of the creatures. Charge Across the Araba has a similar effect, but it's a one-shot with a HUGE risk that is minimal in the reward (3 out of 5 colors have a "fog" spell or effect available, and are used frequently competitively)

K0rt on White human aggro

2 months ago

A cool take on D&T with a Humans subtheme. Especially like the Ranger-Captain + Mikaeus.

Not entirely sure what Flagstones of Trokair is doing here, it is basically just a basic plains that can make Blood Moon and Drown in the Loch better against you. 18 lands with no cantrips is also pretty risky with all of your three drops, you currently only have about 70% chance of hitting three lands on your third turn, meaning you're going to be playing from behind early a lot without a turn 1 Vial. If your having flooding problems just add more Silent Clearing

I'd also add a single Giver of Runes to fetch off Ranger Captain as seems good for board stalls/control even if it isn't great with the Humans, espcailly since cards like Auriok Champion and Sanctum Prelate is game over for a lot of decks.

Might also want to look at some Sanctifier en-Vec and Drannith Magistrate for the sideboard since your going to have a pretty bad Dragon's Rage Channeler and Living End matchup otherwise

zapyourtumor on V A L U E T O W N

3 months ago

Deck looks good overall, here are some thoughts I had after reading it:

Pacifism is pretty bad, and you don't really have any aura synergies with it. Iff you really want 8 removal spells, Journey to Nowhere is just way better. I think you could probably cut down to 6 total removal spells though since you have Skyclave Apparition . You could also try running Prismatic Ending , replacing a plains with a Sacred Foundry or something like that for a third color (and maybe adding some extra fetches).

I can't help noticing that you don't have any dig like Collected Company or tutors like Chord of Calling . CoCo is might not be the best here since you only have 22 hits which is far from enough. I think Chord of Calling is worth considering, especially if you decide to go for a more toolbox-valuetown build (maybe with some Sanctifier en-Vec , Auriok Champion , and Sanctum Prelate mainboard). It's probably fine without either of those but I just wanted to throw out some ideas.

You also don't have any real turn 1 plays, since Path to Exile and Rancor don't really count. Imo you should really have at least a few, so you don't start off every game already losing tempo on the first turn. The first suggestion I have for a 1 drop is Noble Hierarch , which makes all the types of mana you need early game and has some use mid-late game with exalted. She can also make blue mana if you want to exile a 3 cmc permanent with Prismatic Ending (so the foundry is probably not needed). My other suggestion is Esper Sentinel , since he either stalls the game by taxing your opponent or gives you tons of card advantage. Stick a Rancor , Angelic Destiny , or Wilt-Leaf Liege and you'll be drawing cards all day.

Happy brewing :)

zapyourtumor on Humans

3 months ago

Why do you have 3x Imperial Recruiter but only one silver bullet? I think having one of the sideboard Sanctum Prelate 's mainboard along with a single Auriok Champion or something could definitely help game 1 against a lot of decks.

I also see you have 2x Magus of the Moon sideboard, but you're a 4 color deck. Having a single forest to be able to cast your mana rock might be a good idea.

lagotripha on Callous Clerics (Budget)

3 months ago

I like the list. It has real potential.

I'm not a fan of doomed and null priest unless they are cheating out big creatures - the only big cleric I can think of is Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. Resurrecting multiple other clerics can be done in easier, less disruptable ways.

Many of the most powerful sideboard cards (mainboardable in many metas) are clerics, and that means that with 75 cards including sideboard, something that can really kick butt in a metagame is out there.

The option to ressurect Children of Korlis, Containment Priest, Ethersworn Canonist, Fiend Hunter, Grand Abolisher, Leonin Arbiter, Auriok Champion, Leonin Relic-Warder, Remorseful Cleric, Sanctifier en-Vec, Sin Collector - there are too many great clerics for this not to become something. Even stuff like Orzhov Pontiff and True Believer has seen sideboard play in the kind of creature-led deck it would be.

You have access to all the tools from soul sisters, with Soul Warden also getting Marauding Blight-Priest as another piece. Vizier of Remedies threatens a combo line. Efficient 1 drops means that tools like Orzhov Charm, Ranger-Captain of Eos and Proclamation of Rebirth look a lot better. Order of Whiteclay and oddities like Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip it offer more options than you'd expect, and it only takes one good interaction with them to turn them into powerhouse engines.

All of that before looking at w/b getting the best removal in the game means that some variant of this list will make a dent in a major tournament, once someone figures it out.

DevoMelvminster on Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed

4 months ago

On second thought, I would almost certainly cut Angelic Chorus for Auriok Champion . It’s so obvious. Way lower cmc, creature, same purpose. How did I not see this before even asking?! Hahaha

DevoMelvminster on Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed

4 months ago

It’s that time again, Omniscience_is_life… i’m looking to add Auriok Champion and, possibly, Ashnod's Altar . I’m less inclined to add ashnod’s because it really only allows me to combo off more reliably with the various artifact creatures being added ( Gold Myr is probably going in), outside of that, it is conditional ramp, at best.

Any ideas for cuts? I imagine your first cut suggestion would be Monologue Tax ? Hahahah. I know you hate the card. I haven’t had enough time with it yet, to decide if it’s a keeper or not. Let me know if you have an suggestions!

fasmith718 on nUKe13 Mardu Pyromancer

4 months ago

Might need to run Prismatic Ending just to fight off Sanctifier en-Vec , which seems like an even more annoying Auriok Champion !

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