Iona, Shield of Emeria


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Angels (V15) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Mythic Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Mythic Rare

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Iona, Shield of Emeria

Legendary Creature — Angel


As Iona, Shield of Emeria enters the battlefield, choose a color.

Your opponents can't cast spells of the chosen color.

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Iona, Shield of Emeria Discussion

Luiosh on 8.5 tailed beast

3 days ago

You made a very good point I guess while deciding on what to do I kinda lost focus. So taking your advice I dropped Vedalken Orrery Angel of Jubilation Revoke Existence Sphere of Safety and Iona, Shield of Emeria making it a little more aggro and hopefully quicker being as it seems like a slow start but it's coming along thanks to your input which I appreciate I was having a brain fart for awhile now lol. The counting idea I can't believe I never thought of that.

Goretast on 8.5 tailed beast

3 days ago

Ah, I agree that Sword of War and Peace has some bad synergy. As for what to cut, I'm not too sure. You've dipped your toes into a lot of themes (voltron, hate bears, pillow fort, etc) and have lots of spot removal. I think the deck would be much more consistent if you cut the pillow fort theme and went more aggressive with hate bears and more aggressive creatures like Silverblade Paladin and Sublime Archangel, which is great for creature heavy voltron builds. My first thought is to cut Iona, Shield of Emeria mainly because of how hateful that card is, could be an easy cut depending on your play group. I'll list off some other cards I think you could cut: Angel of Jubilation, Revoke Existence, Vedalken Orrery, Sphere of Safety, and Ghostly Prison.

You might want to write out how many cards you have that are card draw, spot removal, board wipes, hate, tutors, etc. to see what areas you are weak on. I did something similar with my karametra deck and it helped a ton (Commanding from the Throne of Abundance)

FlammendesSchwert on All Color Combinations + Offical Names and Leaders

1 week ago

Angel Iona, Shield of Emeria

Demon Griselbrand

Dragon Ryusei, the Falling Star

Leviathan Slinn Voda, the Rising Deep

Fertility, woman Titania, Protector of Argoth

flip-planeswalkers or gods (Nissa, Liliana, jace and so on) is also an option.

Baron_Sengir_1947 on Budget Infinite mana Emrakul

1 week ago

Also, how do you plan on paying the plains for Approach of the Second Sun and Iona, Shield of Emeria? I understand that your Pili-Pala gives you 1 mana of any color, but that's one mana out of three, and only if you get it up and running.

StumpyIB on you don't need mana to play magic!!!!

1 week ago

You could use some angels...Iona, Shield of Emeria would be an evil combination with this deck. Throw in some Angelic Arbiter and maybe Blazing Archon for some added hatred. False Prophet can also scare your opponents from blocking or attacking.

TypicalTimmy on Help Finding an Aggro Deck

2 weeks ago

If your aim is to have casual / semi-competitive 4v4 matches in Modern, it is important to ensure each deck is balanced by at least one other deck.

For example, burn is a powerful deck in Modern but against 3 opponents, Burn will never deal enough damage to survive.

Likewise, UW Faeries might not have enough in it's toolbox to take on 3 other opponents.

Elves absolutely can and will win, which will make that one single player the constant target every single game. That's sort of an automatic unfair bias.

Unless you are going more for a Modern THG, in which case be sure you partner up appropriately. You don't want Control / Burn on the same side as their boardstate will be relatively weak compared to Titanshift and whomever else you choose.

Since, however, you are running Control and Burn, and since Titanshift has some nifty tricks it can pull out, you may want to go Jund Midrange.

Jund Midrange will offer a relatively low creature base, keeping in line with the other decks. It has a lot of hate, which is perfect for countering control. Burn can easily dispatch of Tarm and Liliana which makes them a risky play, but Jund can easily take on and hold it's own to Titanshift.

See how they balance each other out? I'd say Jund is your best bet. Also gives you a different landkit so you don't feel so bad about buying a few extra copies of ones you've already got.

And I'd like to suggest this: Since all three decks will be running red, the PERFECT addition to your UW Faeries is Iona, Shield of Emeria. Oooh, the HATE that will be had. Put just a single copy of her in since she's 9 and watch the rage ensue, hehehe

TypicalTimmy on Stack???

3 weeks ago

If you ever feel like friends are overrated, put Helm on Archangel of Tithes and / or Iona, Shield of Emeria

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