Artifact Creature — Horse
When Akroan Horse enters the battlefield, an opponent gains control of it.
At the beginning of your upkeep, each opponent creates a 1/1 white Soldier creature token.
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Akroan Horse Discussion
17 hours ago
I have been getting into cEDH more and was tuning my deck towards a more comprehensive meta rather than just making a fun toying with people deck.
Illusions of Grandeur was good but when I am gaining a bunch of life already it kind of pointless. It only effects one person and most of the time they dont pay and just lose 20 life.
Akroan Horse is another okay option here. I liked it because it instantly goes to another player and saves me mana that way but I found my self wanting other hate cards rather then getting a free give away.
Humble Defector I never put in as I dont want to help out my opponents who then will use it and just give it back. or help themselves more with teh extra draw poer, as I play in a mostly competitive meta it helps infinite combos go faster.
Paradox Haze was in the deck originally. Two zedruu triggers is nice but is not needed in teh build I went for. I have more control over my draw then most zedruu decks with Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top plus a few others.
Bazaar Trader, Vedalken Plotter, Harmless Offering Are all pretty much the same, giving people things and trading things. They are mediocre in the grand scheme of things and when I can replace them with more taxing effects that affect everyone.
Puca's Mischief is a good card but havent had a chance to actually test it yet
Azorius Signet took this out beacuse I wanted room for other things. I found that my mana base is pretty good as is. The only upgrades I would is the OG dual lands and fetches.
Assemble the Legion, Sphere of Safety, Are all good cards, just not in this deck. I dont attack much in the deck and having weenie creatures for 5 mana is not that good. Also with Sphere of safety I am not as worried about people attacking with the life gain. so for 5 mana for a propaganda effect isnt worth it.
Alhammarret's Archive this card would be pretty crazy in a casual arena, but with a meta of combo decks its too slow to get it to work.
Aetherflux Reservoir thic card may get tried sometime but as far as right not it did not make the cut.
Swords to Plowshares I do not run any targetted removal or board wipes except Cyclonic Rift. I usually dont care what creatures others have as I have options for that. IT is a more controlling build. Especially with cards like Humility and Lightmine Field and Silent Arbiter I am fine taking attacks.
Most of teh cards you mentioned were in a my original build of zedruu when I built it as a group hug fun deck that would occasionally win. This deck is by far more consistent and wins demanding by the control I have over the game.
Thank you for your input
19 hours ago
I was in the process of writing a long, comprehensive list of all the reasons why you should be running the following cards, but then my computer crashed and I lost all the text. Instead, I'm just going to say you ought to be running these:
Illusions of Grandeur, Akroan Horse, Humble Defector, Paradox Haze, Bazaar Trader, Vedalken Plotter, Harmless Offering, Puca's Mischief, Statecraft, Steel Golem, Perplexing Chimera, Thought Vessel, Azorius Signet, Alhammarret's Archive, Aetherflux Reservoir, Sphere of Safety, Swords to Plowshares, Assemble the Legion
3 weeks ago
Akroan Horse seems like he would fit well in this deck.
1 month ago
I agree that Akroan Horse could be a good source of tokens in 1v1s. But I often play larger multiplayer games and I'd rather not give my other opponents the same benefits as I have, especially when I can put out Assemble the Legion for 1 higher CMC and get an exponentially larger number of tokens. It's also vulnerable to Blasphemous Act in a way Assemble the Legion isn't.
2 months ago
I actually think this is a pretty neat idea. Did you consider running tokens to hit your opponents with? Assemble the Legion is pretty good for unblockable 1/1s with Sidar. Akroan Horse gives opponents (and yourself) 1/1s which cannot be blocked by your opponents. Goblin Spymaster also gives 1/1s to opponents, and forces their whole field to attack. Tempt with Vengeance also gives everyone tiny beatsticks. Forbidden Orchard also gives an opponent a 1/1 for the low, low cost of you adding any mana to your mana pool.
I don't know how attached to Kraum you are, but running Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist also pulls agro off of you and onto the other players. (this also frees Kraum up for that deck you wanted to build! *winkwink) Kraum's draw effect can be replaced by Coastal Piracy, Edric, Spymaster of Trest, and Deepfathom Skulker which all help you draw more cards for combat damage. (easy with them low power tokens, plus Edric can be tutored by Captain Sisay)
Generally speaking, these suggestions are just to add more chaos in addition to Brago's ETBs.
2 months ago
Hi there, I my self am building a Zedruu deck. I have a couple things to suggest. Crown of Doom & Jinxed Idol for people attacking them, and they pass it around. Akroan Horse, Psychosis Crawler, Vedalken Plotter some more creatures to help. Some enchantments Aurification, Copy Enchantment, Embargo, Island Sanctuary, Mana Flair, Mystic Barrier, Smoke, & Words of War. There are some that aren't exactly your play style but i should say that my Zedruu deck is more slightly group hug/chaos with only one or two win cons, also I almost always play with 3+ people for edh games.