Adun Oakenshield

Adun Oakenshield

Legendary Creature — Human Knight

{{B,R,G}}, Tap: Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition (MED) Rare
Legends (LEG) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Adun Oakenshield Discussion

LittleBlueHero on New commander products

4 months ago

Unfortunately Adun Oakenshield is on the reserved list along with most of the decent cards from that set. However, It could be cool to see a new version of those characters on new cards.

DemonDragonJ on New commander products

4 months ago

I think that a reprint of Adun Oakenshield wopuld be nice, since he is one of the better legendary creatures from Legends.

Zike93 on

5 months ago

If I don’t discuss a card, it’s because that card didn’t feel like a card I’d want to play, or I didn’t think it was a viable commander. If I miss any really good options for my commander or leader, please let me know.

Adun Oakenshield TL?

Bartel Runeaxe

Darigaaz Reincarnated

Darigaaz, the Igniter

Gyrus, Waker of Corpses TL???

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

Korvold, Fae-Cursed King

Kresh the Bloodbraided

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher

Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper

Shattergang Brothers

Thantis, the Warweaver

Vaevictis Asmadi

Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

Wasitora, Nekoru Queen

Xira Arien TL?

Honestly, looking through this list, most of these cards don’t appeal to me. That said, there were a few that could work if I really felt that I needed to go with Jund. First, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses is really interesting to me as a leader. I could use it as my commander, I guess, but it just isn’t that interesting as an effect to me. I want my commander to have more of an impact on the game than being big, and allowing me to reuse creatures for a turn. I like how it allows me to essentially dash in creatures from my graveyard, retriggering any enter the battlefield effects they may have, and another cool feature that Gyrus, Waker of Corpses has is that it doesn’t really lose value when I recast it from the command zone. I’d much rather spend 9 mana on an 9/9 than spend 12 mana on a 6/5 that’s only really worth 6 but I’m looking for a bit more in a commander, especially since I’ll probably be able to shuffle my graveyard into my library multiple times throughout the game. If I were to use a Jund commander, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses is there, but I know that there’s better commanders for me to choose from. As a leader, however, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses seems awesome. For one thing, he kind of breaks the 3 mana limit by having X in his cost, and bringing cards back from the graveyard is much more useful in a format that doesn’t have any Twilight's Call or Aphetto Dredging in it. For now, I think I’m going to move on, but I may come back to him later when I’m searching for my leader.

Kresh the Bloodbraided intrigues me. I can just imagine… Kresh the Bloodbraided is on the board. I also have a Dread Shade , and a Urabrask the Hidden out. My opponents have full boards with 4+ creatures each; the collective power of all my opponents’ creatures is something like 45. It’s my turn. I draw. GASP! In my hand, I now have Plague Wind . I cast it. SUDDENLY, all of my opponents’ creatures are gone except for one Seraph of the Suns (dang) and I have a 44/44 legendary human warrior, my 3/3 shade, and a praetor that makes all my opponents’ creatures enter tapped. Those are the kind of game-changing plays that I like. Kresh the Bloodbraided is definitely an interesting commander, but I really doubt that I’ll be using him, because besides Plague Wind and In Garruk's Wake , there aren’t any cards that really use him to his full potential. Unless there’s some way to destroy a lot of creatures in a short amount of time, he’ll never get very big, because a 10/10 is a threat that most players can kill and will kill before it becomes much bigger than that. So, Kresh the Bloodbraided just won’t be a very good commander 97.9% of the time (I calculated it) and, in the other 2.1% of games, I have the potential to dominate for a few turns until someone kills Kresh the Bloodbraided through literally any means other than damage, because Jund doesn’t have any decent counterspells besides Avoid Fate , and Regenerate isn’t a very good answer to Murder .

I like the sound of Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire , but without much mill in these colors (besides Altar of the Brood , Waste Not , and Dread Summons , but 3/99 cards isn’t enough to make a mill deck), I don’t see much of a reason to play it. Sure, if one of my opponents plays a Sensei's Divining Top , I can get rid of it and hope that they don’t draw their Paradox Engine , but aside from getting rid of douchey cards I don’t see much of a purpose in playing Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire .

This concludes my exploration of Jund commanders, and since the only options for a Jund leader, besides Gyrus, Waker of Corpses , are Adun Oakenshield and Xira Arien , I don’t think I’ll be using these colors unless I decide to use Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder as my commander, and Gyrus, Waker of Corpses as my leader.

Pheardemons on Pattern Recognition #123 - Slow ...

6 months ago


While I've read all of your articles, I cannot recall if you've addressed this particular subject (whether directly or indirectly) in magic. Can you talk about the evolution of power in creatures? For example, Legends has creatures like Adun Oakenshield , Angus Mackenzie , and Axelrod Gunnarson (not to exclude the others). While Throne of Elderaine (a standard set) is producing a card called Kenrith, the Returned King which is a creature with much more utility than most. Deathrite Shaman is even (jokingly) considered to be a "planeswalker" for all intents and purposes because of the utility. While not creatures per se, Theros gave us the legendary artifacts that have multiple purposes such as Bow of Nylea . There are multiple patterns of cards that Wizards is pushing that seem to be more utility based than just brute power. If this makes sense, is it worth considering an article?

BMHKain on Best Mono-G CMDR for "Impurity" ...

8 months ago

NOBODY OUTBUMPS- (Looks at a panel of Mighty Atom) OH MY F---ING GOD! OSAMU TEZUKA-sama!!! WHAT THE HELL DID YOU DRAW!!?

SPOILER: Ol Atom apparently was being treated like a damn gas station. Jeez, being Politically Incorrect has to be World Law back in 195?...

@SP3CTR3_chelts: Well, I dunno what else to believe; I finished an "Exile Matters" Concept Deck. I finished a Kruphix, God of Horizons deck, that new spoiler from Throne of Eldraine is going to pump up my Human Tribal Deck better than Adun Oakenshield would as a Legend. I still have 3 decks to finish; A Bant Enchantress Deck with a choice of One of Two Commanders, Mono- Burn on a level higher than one can believe the possibility, Xantcha, Sleeper Agent Politics Deck, & now; this. I still have 4 decklists to complete.

So I'll ask again: Do you have any ideas for adds or cuts, or as Jotaro Kujo would say: "Well? Do you bet or not? Let's hear you say it loud and clear, D'Arby!" God, I love my JoJo; One of my favorite quotes from Stardust Crusaders. Unfortunate we never were able to know Jotaro's hand when D'Arby has 4 Kings. But back to the deck; I'd really appreciate an idea for an add or a cut. If you are exhausted from all this like so many already are; I dunno who else can help; nobody wants to help w/ Xantcha Politics matters, much less a "Semi-Comptitive" Burn deck. I can handle Bant Enchantress, but I need more creatures in Bant colors that benefit as mere Mono Color; & just wipes them out. I really don't want to act like a Bancho-School Uniform sporting badass that the "Bishoujo-Possible" Schoolgirls DO like. After all, I'm nothing but a damn failure; even at trying to get help; & pusing it to a level beyond their potential. Is this one of Grixis' Personality traits? (& yes. It may seem strange, but I am of overall colors.) Well, do you have any fight left? :/

hannibal6 on Card creation challenge

11 months ago

Karador, Wild Chieftan

Legendary Creature - Centaur Warrior

Ratana costs lest to cast where X is the greatest power among creatures you control.

During each of your turns, you may cast a creature without paying its mana cost.


I think we skipped Boza. Take a legend from Legends (eg Adun Oakenshield ) and recreate it for a modern set (eg. a Jund legend from Alara).

Boza on Card creation challenge

11 months ago

Lucrecia, the Energy Baron
Legendary artifact creature - Human Artificier

When ~ enters the battlefield, add . Other artifact creatures and artificiers you control get +1/+1.
Abilities that cost require 1 less to activate.


Take a legend from Legends (eg Adun Oakenshield ) and recreate it for a modern set (eg. a Jund legend from Alara).

ZendikariWol on The Legend of Saskia

11 months ago

Name suggestions:

Like Sisay, but More Colors

Back in My Day They Were Just Creatures!

Those Who Forget History are Doomed to Lose to it.

RIP Kamigawa (Legend Tribal)

Saskia: the Stuff of Legends

Big Sassy's Legendary Horde (note: Big Sassy as a nickname for Saskia can be used in any of these names)

Legendary Night at Saskia's Bar

History Has its Eyes on You (it's a musical reference, if you don't get it)

That's all I got for names- this one was tough! Now, suggestions:

Adun Oakenshield is okay recursion, Anafenza, the Foremost is a good body, Captain Lannery Storm is good ramp, Dosan the Falling Leaf is good against control, Grand Warlord Radha is great ramp, Hua Tuo, Honored Physician is good recursion, Isamaru, Hound of Konda is a gud boi (and a one-drop), Kambal, Consul of Allocation is good taxation without representation, Karador, Ghost Chieftain is SICK and also very flavorfully appropriate for this deck, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder is great draw, Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip is a good body, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist is good protection, Ravos, Soultender is good recursion, Rhonas the Indomitable is good but you'll have to see if you like God-Eternal Rhonas better (I like OG Rhonas better unless your repeating God-Eternal's ETB), Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper is good block deterrence, one of the Tajics ( Tajic, Blade of the Legion or Tajic, Legion's Edge ), both are good bodies, Tana, the Bloodsower is good body + chump blockers, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls is good recursion, Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor is good fun, and Zurgo Helmsmasher is a surprisingly fun political piece.

Also, I'd really recommend you include planeswalkers, and also you're running two Selvalas and two Odrics.

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