Champion of the Parish

Champion of the Parish

Creature — Human Soldier

Whenever another Human enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Champion of the Parish.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Champion of the Parish occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.12%

Champion of the Parish Discussion

DadHumanPraetor on Boros Knights

4 days ago

You could make it way more budget by sliding Tournament Grounds in place of some of the pricey lands, lol. I find Student of Warfare to be a little wonky outside the monowhite version of knights. I slotted Champion of the Parish and its been much more effective for me.

Epicurus on Humans, Humans, and more HUMANS!

1 week ago

These two commanders are amongst my favorite cards of the set, if only for flavor purposes. There's a lot of good suggestions so far, so I won't bog you down with a long list. However, I have a few ideas...

  • Champion of the Parish, because you potentially have a lot of humans entering and re-entering the battlefield

  • Blackblade Reforged, because you have enough legendary creatures to take advantage of its lower equip cost

  • Soul Warden, who was at some point changed to Human Cleric in Oracle text.

  • Student of Warfare if only to help bring down the mana curve


Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Boros Aggro Revisited

2 weeks ago

I think you definitely got the right idea here with the changes. Lightning Helix is definitely better than Searing Spear. Have you considered Thalia's Lieutenant? It pairs really well with the Champion of the Parish on T2.

If you're leaning more towards the battalion route, I would suggest Akroan Hoplite (pairs great with Silverblade) and Hanweir Garrison. Though the Garrison can be a little slow (unless paired with the Mauler), it does pump the Champion and Lieutenant pretty consistently.

As far as spells go, I would suggest Brave the Elements and Invigorated Rampage (+ Silverblade bonded creature) that can get surprise wins out of nowhere. Hope this helps.

Phosphonothioic on Looking for a way to ...

1 month ago

I'm putting together a VERY casual G/W "Human Knight" deck, with a few off-cards for support, like Champion of the Parish, Knight Exemplar, Juniper Order Ranger, etc.

I'm looking for a way to get human/knights/creatures out of my graveyard and back onto the board should the game stall. My first thought was Angel of Glory's Rise.

I worry about protecting her during casting. I've been looking at Gatherer until my eyes bleed. Is there a way to protect her in G/W/Colorless. Or, are there better card(s) to empty my graveyard.

Note: My wife and I are making 60 card decks (No EDH, etc). We have agreed to not use any card that appears on any banned list, and to respect restricted rulings as well.

Any ideas? Thanks!

psionictemplar on Destination Destruction

2 months ago

So Ragescoop did bring up a couple interesting things worth discussing and I figured I would give my take on it.

I don't think 1 bolt main would show up often enough to help with slowing down early game creatures, whether they are accelerants like Noble Hierarch or aggro creatures such as Champion of the Parish. The reasoning behind this lies in not only probability of drawing the single bolt, but the possibility of interaction from the opponent as well.

Aggro decks should always have more than 1 creature that will need to be dealt with and not having board sweepers like a control deck, means you will need extra 1 for 1 removal to keep pace until you can establish the mana denial plan. Creature based ramp strategies are harder to properly evaluate, depending not only on what part of a mana curve they want to ramp to, but also how much they dedicate to ramp as well.

On the heavy hitter aspect, Primeval Titan wasn't even a creature I was thinking about for some reason. Really strange since I talk titan decks with a couple people at my lgs fairly regularly. That note aside, creatures such as these allow you to close games in a few turns rather than the 4+ turns it would take for one of your nissa's to close a game out. Something you have to keep in mind is that land destruction is a tempo type of deck and once your land destruction quits being useful, you've lost that advantage. You'll find yourself reacting to their deck instead of following your own plan. I'm not saying don't have nissa as a win condition, this is your deck after all. But keep in mind that you'll not only have to get nissa on the battlefield, but also leverage her abilities over several turns to win. That seems harder to do if you do end up in a game that goes say 10+ turns. Large creatures will always be useful whether turn 6 or turn 20.

The final point I wanted to give my 2 cents on is in regards to the snow deal. I wasn't sure if you were referring to arcum astrolabe in general or the bant snow deck. Astrolabe does make the benefit of color screwing an opponent over harder to do given that it combats land destruction on 2 fronts (drawing into more lands and color fixing).

If Ragescoop was talking about the snow deck, I don't really have a good understanding on how it works to give proper advice on. Either way good luck moving forward with this deck, and hope it runs well for you. I look forward to your reply.

Blackheart426 on G/W Survey Corps

2 months ago

Great deck! For your consideration, Champion of the Parish and Mirran Crusader can be helpful in human tribal. I've seen Seal of Cleansing cause hesitation in Voltron opponents, especially with Sun Titan to recur it. Cathars' Crusade, Martyr's Bond, and True Conviction can make your board very, very, unpleasant to deal with lol Keep up the good work!

DRmagic2017 on Saskia, Clan Leader

2 months ago

I love tribal decks! So +1 from me. And some ideas too: Champion of the Parish - perfect for Humans. The same about Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic. Why don't you also add Judith, the Scourge Diva? Please take a look at Shanna, Sisay's Legacy, Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip (it is great with Westvale Abbey  Flip) and Recruiter of the Guard. Have fun and good luck!

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