Akroan Crusader


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Common

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Akroan Crusader

Creature — Human Soldier

Heroic -- Whenever you cast a spell that targets Akroan Crusader, put a 1/1 red soldier creature token with haste onto the battlefield.

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Akroan Crusader Discussion

kaduzete on RW Heroic

3 weeks ago

Boyson67, thanks again for your feedback.

Gurmag Angler I believe Lagonna-Band Trailblazer + 2 pump spells are there for the job since It might take a while til he shows up. But, I couldnt think a Way to Deal with Ulamog's Crusher. Maybe diferentes Celestial Flare or Journey to Nowhere?

Against Edicts, Akroan Crusader + Cartouche of Solidarity can handle it, I believe!

Pscioed on $10 Super Budget Aggro

1 month ago


When I'm sideboarding, I usually start by trimming Reckless Charge, so probably start with those. You might also be interested in cutting 1-2 of the heroic creatures, since the synergy with Lightning Bolt is non-existent. Something like:

4 -> 1 Reckless Charge

2 -> 1 Akroan Crusader

0 -> 4 Lightning Bolt

Another option is to lose the all in plan with Immolating Souleater + Assault Strobe, and just mainboard Mage-Ring Bully + Lightning Bolt. This makes some sense since Lightning Bolt doesn't combo with double strike to do 6 damage. This is probably better, but leaves the Johnny in me a little dissatisfied:

3 -> 0 Assault Strobe

4 -> 0 Immolating Souleater

4 -> 3 Reckless Charge

0 -> 4 Mage-Ring Bully

0 -> 4 Lightning Bolt

Easybr0wnies343 on Combat Double Damage

2 months ago

Hey I like the idea. There are a couple suggestions I've got for you.

  1. If you're going with the battallion idea, you will need ways to generate a swarm. I would suggest Sunhome Guildmage or Assemble the Legion, and then follow it up with board buffs such as Glorious Charge or Dragon Throne of Tarkir.

  2. If you're going the heroic route, definitely throw in Fabled Hero as well as Akroan Crusader. You will then want to throw in some Titan's Strength and Assault Strobe along with Gods Willing.

Good luck with the deck! I've always liked Boros decks

Pscioed on $10 Super Budget Aggro

3 months ago

Cartouche of Zeal is interesting. The can't block isn't super synergistic with the 12 trample effects in right now. I could see maybe trimming the Brute Strength/Rush of Adrenaline to make room for Cartouche of Zeal. The +1/+1 forever is probably less good than +3/+0 one time from Reckless Charge because the creature usually will only hit once or twice. Great budget suggestion, I will have to see how it plays.

I like having 14 creatures, it helps reduce the number of games where I mulligan to 5 without seeing any creatures. As for Akroan Crusader, I've been finding him really good in a lot of games. Just puts Chainer's Edict to shame really.

I think trimming a mountain is probably right, but that would take a lot of games to know for sure. More haste effects provide incentive to have more mountains, since I could hold a creature in hand until my opponent taps out and I dump my hand. Little known fact, phyrexian mana on Immolating Souleater can be paid with actual red mana, so flooding is not always the worst thing.

That said, I think for testing I will try:

-2 Brute Strength

-1 Assault Strobe

-1 Mountain

+4 Cartouche of Zeal

HurricaneZach on $10 Super Budget Aggro

3 months ago

+1! I would like to see how Cartouche of Zeal played in this deck. Maybe try -1 Mountain, -1 Assault Strobe, and move 2xAkroan Crusader to the SB to make room for 4xCartouche of Zeal and try it that way. I think 19 lands will be enough for how quickly you are trying to end the game and you have plenty of double strike effects with the sorcery speed of Assault Strobe being a downside I believe you could make it with one less. With 4xAkroan Crusader in the SB it gives you the opportunity to switch to a "go-wide" token strategy between games if the matchup favors that.

witchdoctor on Zada Storm

3 months ago

Oh and also, Zada spell copies don't activate heroic abilities like Akroan Crusader's, because you aren't casting them, its just put onto the stack.

Dualcaster Mage is also an infinite combo with either Twinflame or Heat Shimmer.

Illusionist's Bracers and Strionic Resonator can both copy Zada's trigger as well.

HackSlice on Budget Mono Red Kiln Fiend

4 months ago

Essentially, Faithless Looting is doing nothing for you and the scry 1 from Titan's Strength for Miracle's.Maybe consider Akroan Crusader and Expedite, Built to Smash is also very good. Asssault Strobe as well...Combat Celebrant is also really good Searing Blaze instead of Faithless Looting, maybe Magmatic Insight or Tormenting Voice, Reforge the Soul maybe, Bedlam Reveler and Renegade Tactics Are all considerable cards.

Sorry I didnt say individual comments for each cards, but I just want you to have a better deck.

Gattison on Pauper? Pauper? i love it!

4 months ago


No offense to my pal eyes2sky up there, but this is the coolest Akroan Crusader deck I have ever seen...

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