Elspeth, Sun's Champion
Legendary Planeswalker — Elspeth
+1: Create three 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens.
-3: Destroy all creatures with power 4 or greater.
-7: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control get +2/+2 and have flying."
|Have (4)||steakatron , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819 , CompleteWaste , gildan_bladeborn|
|Want (3)||RascallyRyan , SkipBalis , morphling85|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Elspeth, Sun's Champion Discussion
1 week ago
Yeah after some thought and testing, I'm not going the crab route. I'm thinking of going with a mixed Martyr route. Sigarda, Host of Herons seems like a really good win con. I was also thinking maybe Sun Titan or Elspeth, Sun's Champion. Either way making this deck GW instead of Bant will significantly reduce the cost of the land base and make it run much better. Thanks everyone for their feedback and suggestions.
3 weeks ago
I made this deck a while ago, it's nether competitive nor maybe even good idk. It theme is have all indestructible creatures than using non-bounce, non-exile, non -1/-1 and non-sacrifice board wipes to be the only one left on the field with creatures. Worldslayer was the inspiration for this deck since i never see it used was a way to make useable somehow and than why not add more Nukes? I could use some tinkering i think any ideas to make it for fun?
Link Board state getting you down? Try Nukes! not a great name but ehh
Boards wipes atm
Starstorm, Myojin of Cleansing Fire, Novablast Wurm, Blasphemous Act, Duneblast, End Hostilities, Kirtar's Wrath, Martial Coup, Star of Extinction, Sublime Exhalation, Supreme Verdict, Wrath of God, Worldslayer and my commander Child of Alara
1 month ago
kirbysan I'm confident The Meathook Massacre will find a place in the deck. The lifegain triggering off opponents' creatures is incredibly strong with boardwipes, and it also seconds as a boardwipe. It won't take the spot of any of our current wipes, acting more as an additional Blood Artist, but the fact that it can be used as a wipe ups our control potential. Not sure what the best cut is, but it's certainly stronger than a few current cards in the list. I just wish it were a creature so it could proc off itself and we could fetch it with creature tutors, but at least enchantments are hard to kill.
I think you're right that Dreadhound is too expensive. Similar to Syr Konrad, the Grim, we achieve this effect by cheaper means via Blood Artist and friends, and we don't gain much from additional procs off mill.
One card I've been keeping an eye on is Adeline, Resplendent Cathar. As long as we have a piece of fodder to attack with each turn, she's pumping out 3+ tokens every turn. On a similar level to Ophiomancer, 3+ tokens on our turn every round is as good as it gets, especially since it can proc as soon as she comes town. She's also quite big for a 3 mana creature, making her hard to kill and a strong attacker early game to consistently proc her own effect. The only unfortunate thing is that the tokens have to attack, and we have to attack to create them, meaning we can't sit on them while we build our board. However, she still does a great impression of Elspeth, Sun's Champion at 3 mana.
Eloniel We're always happy to play more aggressively costed drainers, especially one with additional versatility. I find Falkenrath Noble and Vindictive Vampire are too expensive. Our 4 mana options usually do more, like Luminous Broodmoth or Elenda, the Dusk Rose providing exponential value. I could see us playing as many as 7 good 2-3 mana drainers, as I always find myself wanting more in-game.
1 month ago
I'd play less lands, probably around 24-25, play more Fatal Push and some Path to Exile in your sideboard. Maybe Ashiok, Dream Render in place of Dovin. I'm not a big fan of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and I'd suggest Elspeth, Sun's Champion as a one or two-of at most. Inquisition of Kozilek is really good right now, I'd suggest playing three main. For sideboard I don't recommend more than one Flaying Tendrils. I'd play a few Path to Exile's like I said earlier as they're still the best answer for Murktide Regent and other large CMC threats that are hard to deal with using Prismatic Ending or Fatal Push. Can't always top deck Kaya's Guile to make the opp sac a creature.
Skyclave Apparition might be really good in this deck too.
Speaking of good right now, I'd play 4 Kaya, Orzhov Usurper as that card is really good right now.
It's cool, I like the idea playing a mid range, super grindy orzhov deck. All of the previous was just suggestions and personal opinion, obviously play whatever is fun for you. Is this intended to be FNM, competitive or kitchen table? I have more suggestions but it depends on how you answer lol. For instance I'd say play a set of Dauthi Voidwalker with more Ashiok, Dream Render because Ashiok's minus will exile all of those cards with Voidwalker counters on them.
2 months ago
The standard hub you had on this deck left me a little confused because most of your cards are not standard legal. If you want a standard Elspeth deck for FNM, May I suggest any combination of Elspeth, Sun's Champion, The Birth of Meletis and Inquisitive Puppet? Also you may want to consider instants and sorceries that create creature tokens including, but not limited to, Emeria's Call Flip, Mascot Exhibition and Starnheim Unleashed? If you decide to go this route I completely concur on Razelfark's suggestions of Omen of the Sun and Rally the Ranks. All of these (except for Rally the Ranks) will help to feed your graveyard to feed Elspeth's escape ability. Usher of the Fallen's boast ability can help the create creature tokens. Maskwood Nexus andTeam Pennant will help to make the deck feel more like soldier and token tribals, respectively. This all should give you a foundation for a Standard legal Elspeth Deck until Innistrad: Hunter's Moon is released.
If, However, you prefer a format without rotation, then I'd suggest any combination of Oath of Gideon to create tokens and loyalty counters and Nomads' Assembly for a cheaper and more reusable option to Deploy to the Front.
I hope this helps. Happy Hunting!
2 months ago
Perhaps more mana rocks could be helpful Mind Stone, Prismatic Lens, Arcane Signet, Fellwar Stone though I suppose those would be among more obvious includes. Loyal Warhound is a neat ramp piece from the new set of course its weaker than its kithkin counterpart but still good. Seems like you're aiming for a grind fest while not my cup of tea I'd definitely recommend running some good walkers to sure up your end game and provide some threat diversity Elspeth, Sun's Champion is on theme and provides a good chunk of value as soon as it comes down and I've played brawl with Basri Ket as my commander and his alt closes out games so quick - though it may not scale as well in a multiplayer pod. Anyways, thanks for the upvotes and comments! Hope I was somewhat helpful.
2 months ago
Lotus_elise: What are you trying to achieve with the planeswalkers? are you just after a few decent ones to provide utility? Or are you after an actual super best friends deck that wins through planeswalkers? If it's more the latter, cards like Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Vraska the Unseen are going to do more work for you as they are actually a means to an end.
2 months ago
ninja8244 I've been enjoying all of the asymmetrical boardwipes. Ruinous Ultimatum and Elspeth, Sun's Champion allow me to clean up the opponent's board while leaving mine in tact. In play the planeswalkers have felt really nice. They allow for snowballing value, card advantage and repeatable token producers. I think you're right, Chandra, Acolyte of Flame deserves to be tried out. I did end up cutting Storm-Kiln Artist and Orzhov Enforcer to add a bit more interaction. But I do like the fury storm + storm kiln combo for infinite mana (which in this deck means infinite damage).
I'm trying out Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite , which makes me want to put some more reanimation into the deck and maybe slam in a Razaketh, the Foulblooded ... but I'm worried about that pulling me in too many directions -- I'm already stretched on token production, payoff and interaction as it is.