Colossus of Akros


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

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Rare

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Colossus of Akros

Artifact Creature — Golem

Defender, indestructible.

10: Monstrosity 10. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put ten +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)

As long as Colossus of Akros is monstrous, it has trample and can attack as though it didn't have defender.

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Colossus of Akros Discussion

taylor403 on Budget Green Ramp

1 month ago

Mandalorian thanks so much for the Overgrowth idea. it does very well in playtests for I've gotten turn 3 Colossus of Akrosand made him monstrous the next turn it's crazy. I'm still kicking around the idea of playing bigger creatures.

Podkomorka on

2 months ago

No problem man, here is what competitive Selvala looks like. My advice would be to make your list as close to this list over time, and of course what you feel comfortable with $$.

Some things that immedietly stood out to me that have no place in a competitive deck are: Archetype of Endurance, Argothian Elder, Colossus of Akros, Elvish Piper, Forgotten Ancient, Garruk's Horde, Genesis Hydra, Greenweaver Druid, Gyre Sage, Heroes' Bane, Hydra Broodmaster, Hydra Omnivore, Karametra's Acolyte, etc (I give up, I'd be typing a lot of cards.

Not trying to bash your deck at all, I'm just trying to make a point that competitive is a whole other beast :) What you have now may work for you and thats totally fine. Competitive Selvala however looks like the list I linked, and can win as soon as she can make mana which can be turn 3-5 consistently.

Argy on Favorite Standard Brews of Days ...

2 months ago

I had my own spin on using Colossus of Akros, but I had a LOT of success with mine.

It was called Dirty Emerald, and was one of the first successful decks I ever built.

I had to use though, and I HATE

My favourite deck of all time in Standard has now been turned into a Frontier deck.


I loved all the clever little interactions and it turned me into a better player, because I had to be constantly aware of what my Opponents might play.

Here is the Frontier version: Monothopters [Frontier]

maxon on Favorite Standard Brews of Days ...

2 months ago

Hello all!

The last time I was in standard I was throwing down a Crypt Ghast, and then Colossus of Akros and going MONSTROUS with it. The wins were few and far between partly because I was playing all jank, and partly (mostly?) because I was still very new to magic. There were, however, very enjoyable wins when it did all come together.

To all the standard players of present and past, from "Net-Decks" to home-brews, what were some of the most memorable decks you've played or had to face??

Sorry. Meant to post this in "standard" forum.

Xanitsu on Jesus, Child of God Tribal

2 months ago

There was a rule change so child does hit the grave then goes back to the command zone so you don't need the grave recursion part so much. Also when I was playing indestructible board clears with the gods the deck wasn't consistent and the gods did nothing most of the time. So if you are making it tribal gods cut anything that isn't supporting the gods. Child is ok to run but you need a way to support it better, you would need a way to kill Child of Alara yourself because if that is your only board clear how will you trigger it when you want to or need to. Also there are a ton of exile cards that totally will make your deck have a bad day, so some more protection cards and counters wouldnt be a bad idea. Also you need mana ramp either in the form of artifacts or green ramp spells the deck is too slow without them and not getting the colors you need is the worst despite a solid land base.

I would cut Impetuous Sunchaser, Nobilis of War, Zurgo Helmsmasher, Heart-Piercer Manticore, Deus of Calamity, Colossus of Akros, Supernatural Stamina, Fling, Deem Worthy, Agent of Erebos, Soul of New Phyrexia, Barrin's Spite. These cards have the least synergy with the deck.

If you want This is what I am doing with mine. I didn't post my new child board clear deck but i can for more idea's.

Bassmaster on Selvala ... Big Creatures, $50 Limit

2 months ago

I have a couple of suggestions if I may! I love mono-green decks. While not budget, my Omnath, Locus of Creature Ramp is my favorite deck.

I have a few suggestions for beatsticks: Colossus of Akros (my favorite Magic card), Ancient Ooze, Bellowing Tanglewurm, and Thunderfoot Baloth are some great low cost options

Some other cards maybe to look at: Whispersilk Cloak, Nature's Lore, Somberwald Sage, and maybe through in a Worldspine Wurm if you can find something to replace it with that keeps your total deck cost down.

Fenice86 on Wall tribal aggro [budget deck]

2 months ago

About Rolling Stones a quick search allowed me to aknowledge that Rolling Stones affects the "defender" ability instead of "Wall" being Walls.For instance i should only pay the [G] cost for creatures with defender that arent walls, so basically for Tree of Redemption and non-monstruos Colossus of Akros, meanwhile all my other walls would benefit from Rolling Stones and, as i said, i would save that mana to pimp them with the 2nd ability of Assault Formation

Anyway i will try to remove Rolling Stones and add something else to see how it goes

VegaBoralis257 on defender wins - fun, budget deck

4 months ago

Nice. I like these sort of do-nothing decks. I see that you're ending it with Colossus of Akros, but Felidar Sovereign or Approach of the Second Sun gives you a decent wincon.

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