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Champion of Lambholt
Creature — Human Warrior
Creatures with power less than Champion of Lambholt's power can't block creatures you control.
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Champion of Lambholt.
|Have (6)||Mortiferus_Rosa , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819 , CampbellStev , saj0219 , Bluboltar , mazrimtaim|
|Want (14)||Coconut42 , Zarathustra77 , greenegeek , Andrew6Gardiner , paragon22 , wobwon , BBTRekhyt , Laronve , ChrisAliuz , madman-from-space , Morningstar42 , Pnyapa , Riders_of_Brohan , Yuki_onna|
Champion of Lambholt Discussion
1 day ago
Hi there! I love Ghave, he was among my first Commanders back when I started playing this format in 2013, and is still one of my favorites to this day.
Here's my list, for reference: Ghave: Baby Makin' and Alimony
I have some recommendations that may help speed you along.
First things first: Ghave wants mana and +1/+1 counters. He turns +1/+1 counters into creature tokens- so you want to capitalize on that, and in order to do so, you need mana. Things that can help you make substantially more mana are:
You want to put +1/+1 counters on your stuff because Ghave can turn all that into more creatures. So cards like Ivy Lane Denizen , Cathars' Crusade , Champion of Lambholt , Bloodspore Thrinax , Undying creatures, etc., can let you put more counters on things. In the case of Ivy Lane, for example, you can play, say, Growing Rites of Itlimoc, make 2 tokens (because Ivy Lane will put a counter on the creature that just came in, so you can keep doing it), and then transform Itlimoc at end of turn, which you can tap for 4 mana to make 4 more tokens. Then the next turn, even without playing a land, you can make 18 more tokens (by tapping your 5 lands, then tapping Itlimoc, which will now give 13 mana), and so on, so forth. Having high mana production and multiple cards that can let you get to +1/+1 counters is ideal.
To put this into perspective, Ghave is likely your fastest engine at generating tokens. 1 mana = 1 token is better than Selesnya Guildmage, and all of the counter cards mentioned above are more efficient than Chorus of the Conclave. Ghave + a source of counters is also just better at making tokens than Acorn Catapult, and is generally easier to use than Cobra Trap (though if you get to cast the latter for its trap cost, only then is it more efficient). Penumbra Spider is mediocre for this reason, as well, as is Symbiotic Wurm (since if you have Ghave and Cathars' Crusade, you can pay 8 mana to get 8 8/8s by responding to Crusade's triggered ability). Celestial Force just isn't a very good card, and I would recommend removing it for something that does more for you- even Essence Warden or Soul Warden would gain you substantially more life since you're a token deck. Bestial Menace is also less efficient than just focusing on things like Cathars' Crusade.
I would cut all of those to add in the counters sources mentioned above.
Also, you may find Ravenous Chupacabra more efficient than Dark Hatchling. You can hit black creatures at 2 less mana- that seems more valuable to me.
Other cards you may find helpful:
Generous Patron - put counters on opponent's creatures that aren't doing anything, and you get more cards. Cards are the most important resource in Magic, so this is a worthwhile thing to do.
Beast Within is pretty much better than Afterlife. A 3/3 token without evasion is better to give opponents than a 1/1 that flies, and Beast Within can hit lands, enchantments, even planeswalkers.
Devoted Druid is a fun little creature. If you have it, Cathars' Crusade, and Ghave, you can make infinite saproling tokens.
2 days ago
If you're on the look out for more control-y includes cards from the Fiend Hunter family (o-rings on sticks,) are almost always big butts in the 1/3 range, Gaddock Teeg , is a nice include but you'd need to switch up your sig to include him: so far I've found that dealing twenty consistently with this type of deck is relatively easy and Triumph of the Hordes is a bit of overkill that's likely get you hated out so switching to something else for the Teeg include (which shuts off almost every other deck at the table, since planeswalkers are more often than not cmc 4+) might be worth considering its.
Champion of Lambholt is nice evasion since you strategy is to puke creatures on the board. Semi-asymetric boardwipes like Dusk//Dawn and Wave of Reckoning are also really good, but remember that if you play Teeg, they nonbo; Magus of the Disk is a 2/4 board wipe on theme that Teeg doesn't turn off though.
Rhox Faithmender is the reason my record life total with the deck is 120 (three activations of Huatli for 11 doubled is 88 life plus starting life total and a net twelve life from somewhere).
Mirage Mirror is a second copy of anything in your or your opponents decks.
and lastly, Joven's Ferrets is a meme.
2 weeks ago
I really like Paradoxical Outcome , I totally forgot it existed but as maybe like a 1 or 2 of it is a really solid card and the card advantage from that is insane. I do see what you're saying with the Elvish Rejuvenator as well, 4 mana and a Wilderness Reclaimation is really what you need to get your engine going, everything else is just an added bonus that can abuse the system.
The two other things I've been thinking is maybe something of a "lord" type creature like Champion of Lambholt that really benefits from the recurring ETB triggers that you get from Roaring Primadox , and also maybe just playing some sort of cheap bounce spell like Unsummon that serves double-duty as something that can be disruptive if your on the defensive or as an enabler for recurring creatures like Thragtusk .
3 weeks ago
Pir, Imaginative Rascal is another option to add counters. Rishkar, Peema Renegade will turn any creature with a counter on it into a mana dork, ramping you well. Fertilid becomes very nice if you can keep adding counters to it, basically allowing you to Rampant Growth every turn. Spike Feeder and Spike Weaver are also great. Shalai, Voice of Plenty is a great mana sink for a 1/1 counter deck like this. Champion of Lambholt is another solid creature to consider in this setup.
I think I'd cut Abzan Ascendancy and Cached Defenses . You'll have plenty of bolstering opportunities on creatures and whatnot, so I'd consider another removal option or card draw option instead. Cut three lands, too.
I encourage you to get more card draw and ramp. Zendikar Resurgent provides both, and is fairly budget. Mirari's Wake is nice, but pricier. Shamanic Revelation , Rishkar's Expertise , and Beast Whisperer are all nice card draw options. You should run about 10 if you can. Some good options in include Greed , Vampiric Rites , and Arguel's Blood Fast Flip.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
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1 month ago
1 month ago
Champion of Lambholt occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%
G/U (Simic): 0.53%
GW (Selesnya): 0.75%