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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
2 weeks ago
-I'm not sure that this is a
Once Upon a Time
deck. It only hits 10 "important" things and if you already have a bogle in play it's pretty much useless and a waste of mana. Maybe keeping 1 for some insurance is fine but I don't think that card is meant for this deck.
-I'm not totally sold on Gift of Orzhova . It's just a slightly worse version of Unflinching Courage and gums up your curve by being so high cmc. I would just go the full 4 Unflinching courage and replace the remaining two Gifts with some lower cmc auras (maybe Gryff's Boon if you're worried about having flying? And to provide early evasion).
- Hero of Iroas seems really strong for racing non-interactive linear/combo decks and reducing your somewhat high aura curve, but obviously isn't great for other more interactive matchups since it doesn't have hexproof.
-I would most definitely play Veil of Summer in the sideboard, that card is just far too powerful to not play and protects you against Thoughtseize and your opponent blowing up your key auras.
-And finally I don't think you're winning the game if you have to play Witchstalker on 3. Waiting to attack until turn 4 is too long in this format even if they do ban the more degenerate stuff like copy cat and Kethis combo.
Upvoted. Creative and budget-friendly. Good luck hope you have fun in the new format! :)
1 month ago
Thanks for this deck, looks really fun to play so I'm building it in paper for casual play.
1 month ago
Not a bad idea. I think auras are widely overlooked and I see potential here.
I think there's room for the devotion mech to be strengthened for the benefit of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , and some room to even make the deck somewhat more competitive if you're interested.
I would consider cards like Worship , which become easier to cast with Hero of Iroas already maxed out in the MB, and Leyline of Sanctity which provides 2 white symbols for devotion to white. Each offer quite a frustrating foil to a good number of and burn and hate decks.
In order to make room, I would suggest boarding or removing at least 1 or more Hyena Umbra and Angelic Destiny each. I also suggest a slight thinning out of auras in general, try for no more than 20, to offer the player a contingent against hand flooding uncastable auras early game, and thus, mulligans.
Umbra Mystic makes Hyena Umbra a fair bit redundant, you have plenty offering first strike as it is, making first strike also I think a bit redundant, so even replacing Hyena Umbra with stronger, more mana costly white auras which can benefit from Hero of Iroas , would be another suggestion here.
This is the most painful suggestion, due to the $$ involved... If you can get your hands on 4x Stoneforge Mystic and at least 1x Sword of Fire and Ice , that there is a great combo for both drawing cards and dealing with decks with aura removal. I would recommend thy be at least in the sideboard.
2 months ago
Funkydiscogod: uh thats a spicy combo, well thanks for that. I can flash it in via Sigarda's Aid , which I want to do anyway. My first thought was a bit expensive for 4 Mana, but Hero of Iroas and Starfield Mystic can take care of that. I will definitely consider it.
2 months ago
I have a Pauper deck that may be worth a look for some tools/ideas. GW heroic
with a return to Tharos soon some cool tools should be added, I would look into the old Tharos sets as well as there is Hero of Iroas that may be something you would want.
3 months ago
Okay, this list will probably be long so I'll see if I can break it up.
Eldrazi Conscription - expensive, but powerful aura
Spectra Ward - usually makes bruna unblockable
Spirit Mantle - usually makes bruna unblockable
Temple of the False God - land ramp, usually nice
Hedron Archive - ramp that turns into card draw if needed
Tons of tons of cards tutor enchantments, so consider those as well.
3 months ago
Haha no way! Ok well in that case...
Anax and Cymede could be Helen and Paris
Battlewise Hoplite for Hector of Troy
Kytheon's Irregulars as the Argonauts or the Myrmidons
Fleecemane Lion is totally the Nemean Lion
Hero of Iroas is Hercules. Just look at the artwork!
Impetuous Sunchaser is obviously Icarus
King Macar, the Gold-Cursed is King Midas
That's all I can think of for now. What a cool concept. Let me know what you think!
3 months ago
I was a little surprised that I didn't see Favored Hoplite Hero of Iroas Fabled Hero Kytheon's Irregulars Akroan Crusader to represent Jason, Achilles, Hercules, Odysseus, Hector, Perseus or any of those people.
Hero of Iroas occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%