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Auriok Champion
Fifth Dawn

Reviewed June 27, 2006

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3.85
Limited: 2.65

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Auriok Champion

Funny. If you look at today's card and yesterday's card you would think this is theme week. However, these two cards aren't the same. This one does also give you protection from red and black, but it lacks the First Strike ability, which is big. It does give you the ability to gain a life every time a creature comes into play though. The life gain ability can be really big in the right deck, especially with a combo or with a token based deck.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 2.5


Auriok Champion

Like yesterday's card, the Champion is immune to black and red removal, which is the most dangerous kind of removal. However, the Champion uses her invulnerability to a different use: staying alive and gaining life. As I've said in my deck garage, life gain cards are at a disadvantage in that they can't win you the game. In order for a life gain card to be good, it either has to A) gain you a lot of life for a very small cost, or B) do something else in addition to life gain. Auriok Champion does give you a good deal of life as the game progresses, but not much more than a Kraken's Eye would. And theoretically she can swing for 1 damage twenty times and win you the game, but that's unlikely. Most often she'll just be a Wall that your opponent's Rakdos minions can't punch through.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 4
Limited- 2.5


Auriok Champion

Like Paladin En-Vec, another solid play for White builds. Not quite as heavily sought after, but still an great add to your deck if you can support the color.

Decent in Casual Life Gain decks, and a nice pick up for your White draft deck.

Price check: $4.11

Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 3

The Antman

Auriok Champion- Rare- Fifth Dawn

Hi Peoples, today we have one of my favorite white cards from the whole mirrodin block, and contender for a possible slot on 10th edition, AURIOK CHAMPION!

I personally voted for Auriok Champion for the 10th ed. vote because, while Paladin en-Vec has some nice tricks with jitte, he is mostly played because he has pro black and red (which champion also has), and since he is pretty bad vs non black and/or red decks, his first strike, and his 2/2 stats seem pointless. Champion, on the other hand, is useful vs all colors because she has useful abilities in and out of combat, keeping you alive and, vs red/black decks, killing your opponet at the same time.


constructed- 3/5 Really only useful in aggro centered decks (i.e. white weenie)

limited- 4/5 pro colors and life all on a creature is really good in limited, plus she cant be killed by most of the kill cards out there

casual- 4/5 a very useful utility creature for casual, plus many casual players like lots of life, she pretty much one ups soul warden final thought- I'm leaving for origins tomorrow, I hope to see some of you there ^.^
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