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|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Uncommon|
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Hero of Iroas
Creature — Human Soldier
Aura spells you cast cost less to cast.
Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Hero of Iroas, put a +1/+1 counter on Hero of Iroas.
Hero of Iroas Discussion
1 month ago
There can be a really interesting blue white auras deck in the format but this one has a couple weaknesses. Because of all your one of cards, this deck can lack some consistency. Things like ethereal armor, daybreak coronet, and spirit mantle are the best auras in the format so even if it is outside of your budget to play four of each it is definitely something to work towards. Another big weakness of not only this deck but auras in general is that if your creature dies then all your auras die with it. There are whoever ways to counter this downside. An example of this is protection and hex proof effects such as Apostle's Blessing , Dive Down , or Slippery Bogle . One of the best things a deck like this is play a creature on turn one and then on turn two play and aura and attack. Thankfully there are a few options for 1 mana creatures such as Slippery Bogle and Slither Blade . There also seems to be a fairly high density of creatures in this deck which might not be the best option because the best way that you can use auras is by putting them o one creature and making it huge. If you played Bruna, 4 Slippery Bogle , 2 Slither Blade , 4 Kor Spiritdancer , and 2 Hero of Iroas that would probably be plenty.Your land count is good but your mana base is slightly slow with the tap lands. I would get three more Port Town seeing as it is good budget option and replace the lands that come in tapped and gain you life. Since modern can be a fairly quick format and you are trying to get to Bruna mana, I would recommend some cheap counter spells to try and go on a tempo plan. Some options to keep in mind are Spell Pierce and Spell Snare . All in all this is a great first attempt (better than I could of done when I started brewing) and if you wanted to start winning tournaments with a deck like this it is completely possible. P.S. Enlightened Tutor is not modern legal
1 month ago
This is a good collection of cards! If I were you, I would either go for a more midrange deck built around non-auras like Sigil of the Empty Throne and Sphere of Safety or focus on a more aggressive aura-based deck that is built around Hero of Iroas and other heroic creatures. If you take the latter option, you can curve from Favored Hoplite or Lagonna-Band Trailblazer into Phalanx Leader and Blessed Spirits. Then start targeting Phalanx Leader with cheap auras and Blessed Spirits will get huge fast. If you go this route you need protection since creatures with auras have a huge target on them. You already have Emerge Unscathed, which is great, but you might also consider Gods Willing, Center Soul, or an umbra like Hyena Umbra. Those are a lot cheaper to cast than Spectra Ward and, unlike Selfless Spirit, they'll re-trigger the heroic mechanic.
2 months ago
While I definitely see the enchantment synergy, having curses like Torment of Scarabs that deny your opponents resources and cards like Master of the Feast that give your opponents resources seems non-synergistic. I'd try to focus either on the curse plan or the Fate Unraveler plan to maximize your interactions.
White is a really useful color for a curse deck and is likely to be more effective than blue without more mill cards. It gives you access to the incredibly strong Overwhelming Splendor and occasionally useful Curse of Exhaustion. You can also play Hero of Iroas, Kor Spiritdancer, Sram, Senior Edificer, or Mesa Enchantress instead of Cloud Key. Bitterheart Witch is one way to get a Curse of Misfortunes into play to start the engine, although Heliod's Pilgrim is another possibility.
For a "draw to death" strategy, Unraveler can be supplemented by Underworld Dreams. If you go red, you could use Fevered Visions and Kederekt Parasite instead. This strategy benefits from symmetrical draw effects like Dictate of Kruphix and Howling Mine, or forced draw as you have with Master of the Feast. Having plenty of removal and/or hand disruption is important since your opponents will have more gas to work with. If the chip damage isn't getting the job done, Notion Thief is another great way to break the symmetry.
2 months ago
The group I play with, I'm frequently going against mill decks and having a little card count advantage is generally a positive thing. Also, after quite a few test games I found that the card draw from Kor Spiritdancer and Sage's Reverie allow me to dig quite deep into the library, especially with the number of one and two-mana creature enchantments, not to mention Hero of Iroas further bringing out the number of enchantments I can have in play (His cost reduction affects Bestow costs as well). Going to 70 cards was a kind of middle-ground for utilizing these abilities while playing in quite a few mill games, though this is just my initial attempt and I'm more than open to suggestions. What would you remove (or rebuild) to drop it down to 60 cards?
3 months ago
A: this isn't very competitive.
B: You might want to give Hero of Iroas a spin in place of Herald.
3 months ago
If I have 3 Hero of Iroas in play and have a spell that targets one of them, do all 3 get the +1/+1?
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
Hero of Iroas occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.01%
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All decks: 0.01%