Archon of Redemption

Archon of Redemption

Creature — Archon

Flying

Whenever Archon of Redemption or another creature with flying enters the battlefield under your control, you may gain life equal to that creature's power.

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Set Rarity
Jumpstart (JMP) Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal

Archon of Redemption Discussion

taofuerza on Equenauts

2 months ago

I am trending away from global enchantments in favor of repeated life gain or creature generation in this batch of edits. I made sweeping edits in several categories:

  • Lands

Swapped out 8 Plains for Cryptic Caves, Desert of the True, Encroaching Wastes, Idyllic Grange, Karn's Bastion, Labyrinth of Skophos, Radiant Fountain and Secluded Steppe.

  • Defensive Auras

Upgraded Pious Interdiction to Recumbent Bliss (which would potentially provide many instances of life gain instead of 1) and dropped Bonds of Faith in favor of Gossamer Chains.

  • Offensive Auras

Upgraded Chosen by Heliod to Soaring Hope, Hope Against Hope to Spirit Mantle, Indomitable Will to Gift of Immortality and Ordeal of Heliod to Sunbond.

  • Sorceries

Upgraded from Blessed Reversal to Aetherflux Reservoir, Plea for Guidance to Silent Sentinel and added Pegasus Stampede for more ETB creature triggers.

  • Vanilla Creatures

Swapped out generic flyers (Armored Pegasus, Concordia Pegasus, Loyal Pegasus, Mistral Charger, Stormfront Pegasus, Wingsteed Rider) for ones with more ability or utility (Pegasus Charger, Plated Pegasus, Eiganjo Free-Riders).

  • Relevance

Bigger is not necessarily better so I opted to swap out Serra Avatar for Danitha Capashen, Paragon.

  • Defense and Removal

I swapped out Elspeth Conquers Death and Ghostly Prison in favor of Sacred Mesa and Monastery Mentor and Giant Killer for Frontline Medic.

  • Boost

I also replaced 3 boost effects (Commander's Insignia, Dictate of Heliod, Honor of the Pure) with 3 alternate win conditions (Test of Endurance, Felidar Sovereign, Archon of Redemption).

  • Life Gain

Replaced 3 less efficient or reliable life gain sources (Soldier of the Pantheon, Righteous Cause, Honden of Cleansing Fire) with better ones (Soul's Attendant, Auriok Champion, Pious Evangel / Wayward Disciple, Linden, the Steadfast Queen, Answered Prayers).

LadyZ on King Darien - updated

1 year ago

Your deck seems like it will probably have some mana problems. I'd add around 4 lands, and some ramp like Wayfarer's Bauble , Traveler's Amulet , and Commander's Sphere .

Your deck is also kinda... unfocused. I wouldn't run Ajani's Welcome or Ajani's Pridemate outside of a lifegain deck. Same for Auramancer , Ajani's Chosen , Sigil of the Empty Throne or Hall of Heliod's Generosity and enchantment decks.

If you want your deck to be more flying focused, i'd add some of the following cards: Windreader Sphinx , Prognostic Sphinx , Inspired Sphinx , Azor, the Lawbringer , Sephara, Sky's Blade , Winged Words , Empyrean Eagle , Warden of Evos Isle , Thunderclap Wyvern , Archon of Redemption , and/or Gravitational Shift

Cloudius on Isperia's Flying Circus of Tools

1 year ago

Toolbox

Admonition Angel - Oblivion Ring on a stick. Combine it with Dissipation Field and Adarkar Wastes and you're guaranteed a "Landfall" trigger every turn (at a expense of 1 life).

Dungeon Geists - Permanently taps down a troublesome creature. Sower of Temptation is better but this is worth considering if you want redundancy. Gilded Drake would be the best but I noticed that you've labeled this deck as "Budget" so it could be out of the budget.

Karmic Guide - Tutorable graveyard recursion in white. Can be blinked for repeated use (blink it in response to the echo trigger will let it stick around for one more turn for more shenanigans). It combos well with Reveillark but since it doesn't quite fit the theme of the deck, I'll just leave the combo for your reading pleasure.

Shrieking Drake - This little fellow may seem underwhelming. You mentioned you tutor for Archon of Redemption 1st 90% of the time. If you've mana to spare, you can cast Drake and return itself to your hand, so every you spend gains you 1 life. With Ephara, God of the Polis in play, Drake effectively reads ": Draw a card at the beginning of your next upkeep" as it guarantees that a creature ETB under your control every turn. You can also return another creature and recast it for it's ETB effects.

triproberts12 on Look out Rat Tribal, a new jank tribal is here

1 year ago

This is a challenging tribe to build around. I would recommend checking out Saffron Olive's video on finding the competitive advantage of your tribe. Also, Tomer built a phoenix tribal deck for Commander Clash not too long ago. Watch the end to see how he wins, because it's pretty great.

In terms of specific cards, I think Mana Echoes would go well, since you need a lot of mana to enable phoenixes. Thundermaw Hellkite could be good. Lose Temple of the False God and Dormant Volcano , though, because those are awful cards. The former because it's useless as a 3rd, 4th, or 5th land, and the latter because it's just asking to be strip-mined and is both slow and makes colorless mana.

Finally, you might want to consider adding a second color. For example, in blue, you gain access to Favorable Winds , Gravitational Shift (It's freaking Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite in your deck), Sprite Noble , Stormtide Leviathan , Windstorm Drake , Warden of Evos Isle , Windreader Sphinx , Kindred Discovery , Call to the Kindred , Distant Melody , Mistform Warchief , Faces of the Past , Riptide Shapeshifter , Saheeli's Artistry , Sakashima's Student , Sakashima the Impostor , Metamorphic Alteration , Phantasmal Image , Clone , Quicksilver Gargantuan , Protean Raider , Mirror Image , Gigantoplasm , Stunt Double , Clever Impersonator , Dack's Duplicate , Phyrexian Metamorph , Coastal Piracy , and Bident of Thassa .

In white, you get Archon of Redemption , Energy Storm , Magus of the Moat (and Moat if you have unlimited money), Radiant, Archangel , Serra Aviary , Soulcatcher , Spirit of the Spires , Harsh Mercy , Shared Triumph , Kindred Boon , Mirror Entity , Radiant Destiny , . Going into Jeskai also gives you Teferi's Moat and Thunderclap Wyvern .

Tibor and Lumia would be my choice for an Izzet commander, Aurelia, the Warleader would be my choice for Boros, and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus + Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker would be my choice for Jeskai.

MagicalHacker on Jeskai Commander?

2 years ago

Kraum Ishai fliers is another option, using stuff like Gravitational Shift, Archon of Redemption, Windreader Sphinx, Dragon Tempest, and Mudslide.

Neotrup on Archon of Redemption's Trigger vs ...

2 years ago

Note that Archon of Redemption checks toughness on resolution, so if your opponent casts Grasp of Darkness you'll end up gaining no life (fortunately you don't end up losing life to it).

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