Anax and Cymede


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Rare
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Rare

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Anax and Cymede

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

First strike, vigilance

Heroic -- Whenever you cast a spell that targets Anax and Cymede, creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain trample until end of turn.

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Anax and Cymede Discussion

Headers13 on

2 weeks ago

All the creatures in the deck are designed to buff the board or control my opponents Hero of Iroas only makes my commander one cheaper and it's heroic trigger will never get hot on this deck, similar to Anax and Cymede so I don't think they're strong enough to put in. I've been trying to avoid double red cost cards as I'm still refining the mana base so that the red is just a splash. I've also been trying to lower the cmc from the original deck so whilst Sigil of the Empty Throne is powerful i'm trying to avoid > 5 cost cards that trigger later in the game so the deck runs faster than it did before as that was the biggest problem pre-revamp. Thanks for the suggestions though.

Ravenrose on

2 weeks ago

You have Iroas as Commander yet you do not play Hero of Iroas or Dictate of the Twin Gods? They would fit quite well in this deck. You may also wish to consider Anax and Cymede. Perhaps Sigil of the Empty Throne may help also.

cdkime on Breaking Boros cEDH style is ...

1 month ago

When looking at a Commander’s colour identity, I do not think of it as “what do these colours get me,” but rather “what do I lose by picking these colours?” By starting with the premise that five-colours is the “ideal” situation, I then work backwards to see if the Commander’s rules text more than compensates for the “lost” colours.

What makes keeps Boros from being competitive is that, as it stands, there is not a Commander powerful enough to make up for what is lost. Briefly, what is lost? Black’s tutors, Green’s ramp, and Blue’s card draw, counters, and other utilities.

In exchange for that loss, Boros only receives a set of incredibly mediocre commanders. The commanders either come out too late to make a difference (ex. Firesong and Sunspeaker), are just not that exciting (ex. Anax and Cymede requiring you to split attention between targeted spells and creature production), or are just generally outclassed by another Commander (ex. Najeela, the Blade-Blossom does infinite combat steps akin to Aurelia, the Warleader, but can also be played earlier, and go off earlier due to the cards five-colours provides).

Homelessguy on Custom Commanders

2 months ago

Yukoa, spiritual healer

Whenever an instant or sorcery you control is exiled you gain life equal to converted Mana cost

You make cast instant or sorcery in your graveyard as if they were in your hand if you do exile them. 2/2

Yukoa after her Village was destroyed by a vengeful Kami And left barely clinging to life her wounds mended and her soul surged with a power uncomprehendible to her She dedicated her life to Healing all those injured or sick in her travels with the powers that awoken that day

Next up a couple Commander you know like Anax and Cymede

bj_bancroft on Anax and Cymede, Valduk, First ...

4 months ago

If I cast a spell targeting Anax and Cymede firing my first main phase while Valduk, Keeper of the Flame is enchanted with an aura, will Valduk's Elemental token receive the +1/+1 benefit during the combat phase?

TypicalTimmy on 100% Custom Deck (Look at the Altered Art)

5 months ago

So, to me this seems to be some sort of midrange deck. I see you want to use Wealtheow, Mediator of Men as a means to keep your guys alive. The creatures you do have don't quite feel like finishers in my opinion. That is to say, while they can certainly stand on their own, I feel like you need some sort of brute powerhouse to really hit hard with each and every turn...

The Orkney Islands Horror

Creature - Zombie Giant Horror (Rare)

Menace, Haste

You may exile any number of creature cards from any player's graveyard. Each creature exiled in this way pays for of this card's mana cost. You lose 1 life for each creature exiled in this way.

The Orkney Islands Horror gets +1/+1 for each creature exiled for it's mana cost.

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enpc on You Can Be a Hero...

5 months ago

I think if you want to make the deck more streamlined, I would either make it a boros deck with Anax and Cymede as commander with a bunch of buff spells and token production or use Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest to give you access to blue.

But just putting a bunch of heroic cards in the deck and a bunch of buff spells seems underwhelming. Also, Isochron Scepter feels like it should be a must here as it casts the imprinted spell.

As for your mana base, if you want to make a deck more competitive, the first thing you can do is cut the ravnica bounce lands. They are too slow and not worth running.

10_lands_in_a_row on Zada, Budget Spellcasty (~$20)

6 months ago

Unfortunately I've only goldfished this one so far! I don't think I'll order it tbh, after a bit of goldfishing and thinking about it I realize it's the kind of deck that either wins/kill someone by turn 5 - 8 or gets hated out forever by the table and does little. I've built a few mono-red decks like this with Krenko and Purphoros and ultimately they just don't quite give me the kind of games I want out of EDH. It might be less oppressive than I think with a bit more interaction (as in, in a real game), but when you're swinging for 160+ damage with trample on turn 6 I feel like that's hard to deal with for a lot of decks. If it's what you want do tho, go ahead, it's definitely a good laugh for the price of a nice dinner, but it might not have that much longevity or feel one-note quickly.

Personally I'm looking to eventually build another budget (all my decks are budget) Mono Red general with a bit more nuance. Currently looking at Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs or Grenzo, Havoc Raiser. Leaning more towards Grenzo as I think Goad is quite powerful (and genuinely funny), where as Kazuul seems quite challenging to make work. These guys might interest you too, or not! Another similar general (cantrips that target individual creatures) might be a heroic/spell focused version of Anax and Cymede, depending on how you feel about Boros. I'm considering building a deck for A&C too at some point, probably aura/enchantment themed.

Probably a wordier response than you were expecting, but at the very least I hope you're inspired!

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