Champion of Wits

Champion of Wits

Creature — Naga Wizard

When Champion of Wits enters the battlefield, you may draw cards equal to its power. If you do, discard two cards.

Eternalize 5UU (5UU, Exile this card from your graveyard: Create a token that's a copy oif it, except it's a 4/4 black Zombie Naga Wizard with no mana cost. Eternalize only as a sorcery.)

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

Champion of Wits occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Champion of Wits Discussion

CNobre on Toozebox (Mimeoplasm)

3 weeks ago

Hey KIRK77, thanks man! It is indeed a fun deck but that also puts some results. I've checked yours and is also a nice build but they are radically different. In your case you are really going deep on the self-mill plan while I play a toolbox/value engine deck.

You are really low on creature based ramp and early drops (specially 1 cmc) so I would definitely make room for:

Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman, Green Sun's Zenith and best buddy Dryad Arbor (for that sweet turn 1 ramp), Krosan Tusker,... That alone would probably help a lot. I would think about reducing your mana-rocks and ramp-spells with creatures that accomplish the same. Would absolutely try Millikin and probably Dreamscape Artist. Why are you running so few 4 cmc cards?

Regarding your suggestions:

I did consider Champion of Wits but in the end it did not make the deck because I was already running Fathom Mage + Prime Speaker Zegana. They're really similar to the champion but they have counter synergies. Mirror-Mad Phantasm/ Traumatize cannot be included as they are really efficient self-mill cards and would break the tutoring capabilities of Birthing Pod, Prime Speaker Vannifar, Survival of the Fittest. Nezahal, Primal Tide sounds good, I guess I'll give it a try.

KIRK77 on Toozebox (Mimeoplasm)

3 weeks ago

Hey man, looks like a fun deck! The mimeoplasm is one of my favorite decks so I'm always eager to see what goodies you've got.

Are there any sleepers in the deck that I should try out in my deck? Here's the list of what I've got Mimeoplasm

Also I've got a few cards for you to think about, they've sure been really helpful in my deck

  • Champion of Wits, super great card draw card. It's nice and cheap to cast, it discards cards to your yard for the mimeoplasm, you can draw tons of cards when you're bringing it back with the mimeoplasm

  • Nezahal, Primal Tide, great to passivly draw cards you can discard 3 at any time you flicker your commander and have it come back as something else

  • Mirror-Mad Phantasm/ Traumatize, I've always found self mill super useful to being able to pick the best answers out of my graveyard

abby315 on Rona is maybe not bad

1 month ago

I've never seen a Rona deck either so I love the idea! So feel free to take these suggestions with a grain of salt, but I think they'll fit your gameplan. I'm including cards that would give you a self-mill subtheme, because you can play with your graveyard as an extension of your hand.

Whir of Invention - artifact tutor, seems good to grab your wincons.
Baleful Strix - it's just Good Value, Son . Stitcher's Supplier, Liliana, Death's Majesty, Champion of Wits. Fact or Fiction, Dakmor Salvage, - graveyard feeders on good cards
Murderous Cut, Treasure Cruise, Dig Through Time - since you only need one artifact that combos in your GY, you can use the rest for good Delve fodder!
Drown in the Loch - if you do add the self-mill strategies
Argivian Restoration, Buried Ruin, Fortuitous Find, Reconstruction, Scrap Trawler, Trading Post?, Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge? - to return good artifacts/Krark Clan to your hand if you mill it

Not totally sure on cuts because I haven't played the deck, but if you need help I can suggest some cards that look on the weaker side!

Luxxis7 on Dredge-less dredge Pioneer

2 months ago

Yeah the deck is pretty powerful and fun to play I wanted to try out Polukranos, Unchained instead of 2x Gurmag Angler. In most cases Angler is just more mana efficient and better against red decks. I probably won't try Champion of Wits, as it's blue and I wanted to keep the mana base less expensive, also the fact that it rummages instead of self mill where cards like Narcomoeba care about.

Pandajka on Dredge-less dredge Pioneer

3 months ago

I tried more or less this deck yesterday, and it was quite powerful. I had to remove Polukranos most of the time because it´s too mana intense. Most of my matches I was between 3-5 lands. The other card I tried yesterday was Champion of Wits and it kinda worked, but only in the right situations... For your build I'd suggest put more Anglers and as I tried x1 of Tasigur, the Golden Fang and tell me how it runs!

mynameismawky on Kroxis, Pioneer of Death

4 months ago

I'm looking at building something like this in pioneer, not really sure what yet.

I think something like Discovery / Dispersal , Thought Erasure , or Champion of Wits may work better for you than pack rat. But overall, I like the idea!

fragarach97 on The value army of the God Pharaoh

4 months ago

Always love to see a Scab God list that isn't tribal zombies. My build isn't up here yet, so I can't link you to it, but if you're going for a reanimator strategy then two cards that are invaluable are Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur as a powerful win condition that can fuel further reanimation plays, and Champion of Wits is a phenomenal early body that digs you deeper, fuels reanimation, and has great reach if Scab God himself keeps getting answered with his own Eternalize. Other than that, I can reccomend Venser, Shaper Savant as a strong tempo play that, of course, is a damn fine target to reanimate to get that instant speed disruption twice. I'd also reccomend finding a way to slot in Baleful Strix , as I feel your curve is a bit top-heavy and the Strix is a solid value card (that you can get twice). A personal staple of mine in 90% of the blue decks I play and build is Thada Adel, Acquisitor as she has powerful utility at every point in the game to pur you ahead at virtually no cost in resources to yourself and can stop powerful artifact-based combos before they happen if you happen to find those troubling you over in your playgroup. At the very least, she's a repeatable ramp spell, though I do understand she makes people VERY salty so if you're worried about that feel free to disregard her. One last suggestion I have that isn't exactly budget friendly is Vendilion Clique for a combination reason between Venser and Strix. It's repeatable and powerful interruption in your deck and is lower to the ground, but I understand that they're a bit out of some people's price range. She also works great as a one-two punch with Venser himself to have your opponent "put that thing back where it came from or so help me".

Anyways, +1 from me for the Scab God representation! He's a hell of a fun deck.

EpicBox75 on Temur Emerge

4 months ago

Hi Silverdrake

First I would point that this deck has 6 card types in total. Creature, land, instant, sorcery and artifact (Walking Ballista), enchantment (Courser of Kruphix) so at the best she costs only 7 but usually 8 and with that I have been able to cast her pretty consistently.

For your suggestions I have been thinking about Filigree Familiar and Champion of Wits and I like them but I haven't tested them yet.

If you could I would like to hear what cards you would cut because that would help this deck.

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