Kytheon, Hero of Akros

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

At the end of combat, if Kytheon, Hero of Akros and at least two other creatures attacked this combat, exile Kytheon, then return him to the battlefield transformed under his owners control.

: Kytheon gains indestructible until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Transform (V17) Mythic Rare
Magic Origins (ORI) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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

Kytheon, Hero of Akros occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Kytheon, Hero of Akros Discussion

tpmains on 1 mana commanders

2 days ago

What about Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip? Do white weenie with some hate bears and some anthems.

Mimiru_ on Humans Fleet

2 weeks ago

Hello Rorolith thanks for passing by :)

You're right about exalted and battle cry. Akrasan Squire are here to power up Champion of the Parish to put pressure on turn two. I have to try to replace Akrasan Squire by Dauntless Bodyguard to see if it's better. I already thought about Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip but don't know if it can fit on this deck. Sure he can be transformed as a planeswalker but will he survive ? At least Dauntless Bodyguard can save me a Champion of the Parish.

About Grand Abolisher it was in a previous version of the deck but as you stated it's a slower cast and if I have to choose I prefer receive a Lightning Bolt to an offensive card because it's the spirit for this deck haha. But I agree with you it's definitely a sideboard card.

Rorolith on Humans Fleet

2 weeks ago

Akrasan Squire and the mechanic Battlecry don't work very well together. I think also that Exalted isn't the best idea for your deck considering you probably want to cover the board very quickly and knock your opponent to 0. Maybe Dauntless Bodyguard, Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, or Grand Abolisher? Grand Abolisher is a significantly slower cast than Dauntless Bodyguard and Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip but could possibly save you in some situations, Its probably a sideboard card though.

docm on Hero of a Thousand Faces

3 weeks ago

Thanks for your suggestions!

There's a strict $50 dollar limit on this deck, so Sram, Senior Edificer is a hard sell being off theme and all. A similar fate befell Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip. I like Intrepid Hero and True Conviction, they are both great cards that are on theme. I considered them but they didn't end up making the cut. I may be able to make room for them by removing some of the cards with the explore mechanic like Path of Discovery, that don't have as much synergy with landfall as I previously thought.

Femme_Fatale on Synonyms/Nicknames System for Deckbuilding and ...

1 month ago

Introducing the synonyms/nicknames system to alleviate all those "wtf was that one land of that one cycle named?" problems that plague you.

This system is simple. It is designed to redirect terms that you typed out that match a synonym/nickname of a card, to that card name. This lets you never have to remember the name "Seachrome Coast" and can instead just type out "WU Fastland" (as an example). Note that this only works in text edit entries on deck lists and inventory, not the live edit or the card search forms.

There is a lot of other things that are utilised here as well.

  • Godzilla Names
  • Non-American Spellings
  • Common Nicknames
  • Common Misspellings
  • Redirections of Misspelled Submissions
  • Each side of a split card as a synonym (unless they already exist as a card).

Not needing to know the name of each card in a land/artifact cycle is a big boon, but you still need to know the nickname of that cycle and the syntax. For lands/mana rocks/the swords of X and Y at the present moment it is always "XY Nickname" or "YX Nickname". Examples:

  • WU Fastland
  • GR BFZ
  • GW ABUR Dual Land
  • BW Fetch

For 2 colour lands, it is always the two colour letters, followed by the nickname, and then followed by the option to have the world land either connected to the nickname or not. (these are all viable options for example: "WU Fast", "UW Fastland", "UW Fast Land".) For 3 colour lands, it is only the primary order of colour letters you see on cards, or the Alara/Khans name. (WUB Lair, Mardu Triome as examples.) Swords and other artifact cycles follow the same setup (though swords can also be "Sword of GB" or "Sword of G and B"), and mono colour land cycles use the same setup just with only one letter. Note that none of these are plural, so don't put that s in. Colourless cards that are a part of a cycle use C/Colorless/Colourless.

Some of these cycles don't have well defined names yet (like BBD) and some of these cycles have had too many names that people constantly fight over so there was no point in bothering to put them all in and instead I just used the TLA (specifically BFZ).


The primary purpose of this is to make the ability to tag cards and edit decks/inventory far more robust than what it has been. Tappedout doesn't presently have a spellchecker, and to be fair most sites don't. It's not an easy feature to implement. So with this synonyms/nicknames feature, we can alleviate some of those aggravations of misspellings or different ways to spell a word by making them valid targets and redirecting them to the right card name. Another benefit of this is the ability to give cards shorthands or nicknames when the community largely doesn't remember the actual name of a card, just their shorthand. We have all been hit with "wtf is that land's name again?" when we know for a fact that it's just "the blue and white shadows over innistrad reveal land". This saves the step of having to open up a search engine to figure out the card name, and in general speeds up and makes the process of building decks and inventory, a lot more enjoyable.

Cycles that currently have nicknames: Show

A lot of the cycle synonyms are meant to intuitive and robust so that you won't even have to think about knowing what the exact written synonym actually is and still be able to get it right on the first try, though it will take time to reach a point in which this is 100% true. As an example of scope, each recognized nickname for a cycle creates 6 entries for each given card in that cycle. So the AKH lands have 30 entries for each card in that cycle, resulting in a total of 150 entries. The Triomes have the same amount, but if I were to add each individual string combination of the colour letters (WUB, BUW, WBU etc) then that count would increase by 45 for each entry, resulting 75 entries for each one, totalling at 375 entries for the whole cycle.

Nicknames will usually be things like "Snappy", "Bolt", "Path", "Bob", "FoW", etc. They are to be commonly used by the larger community as a whole, not what your FNM/play group exclusively uses (though this isn't a hard set in stone as I'm not omniscient).

Here's a list of nicknames that I have. Show

I have about 200+ cards of non-American spellings added as synonyms in this site, however I'm certain there's like, 5x that much I've missed. If you notice a non-american spelling I do not have in, let me know.

Here's a list of things that is in the works to do. Show


A card can have any number of synonyms/nicknames. But only one synonym/nickname can be tied to a card. So if a new card/land cycle gets printed that has covers a misspelling (like an UNcard might) or has that nickname as it's actual card name, those synonyms will get removed (as an example, Snapcaster Mage cannot have Snap as a nickname). We are also looking to limit the amount of times a synonym has to get removed so nicknames of cards during their presence in the standard formats are not likely to be put in, as they become forgotten or even re-used when they rotate out. These are also done manually so sometimes a change might just take a while to do if it encompasses a large number of cards or a large number of synonyms.. We also won't be going through alternate language as possible synonyms because WotC doesn't nearly double check duplicate card names for foreign languages as well as they do for English cards.

This is not something on the card submission form, so it is not available to edit for any user.

If you know of something missing like common misspellings or common non-American spellings that will be needed, or cycle syntaxes that you tried to use but didn't work, post them here and I'll review them for possible inclusion in the future.

EDIT: Before you ask for a nickname etc to be added:

  1. Check if it exists first by trying it out.
  2. Check if the larger community recognizes it, this is done by going around discords, lgs' and other forums about that nickname.
  3. Check if it has any nsfw, discriminatory or derogatory terminology, we straight up will not allow these.

This isn't a system for your pet nickname that your local playgroup uses. This is a system that can utilize nicknames that naturally grew organically out of continued use from the larger mtg community as a whole. This isn't a "which nicknames do you think this system could use" but rather "which nicknames that are used across the world that we have missed".

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Legendaries who shouldn't be legendary?

2 months ago

Earl of Squirrel should've been legendary and black bordered...I will die on this hill!

Paeldroth - I agree and disagree. I disagree that Judith, the Scourge Diva is under-powered. I ran a pretty oppressive list built around her for a little while, but she does need some set up before she starts snowballing. Personally, I think they should've given Judith Mayhem Devil's ability. That would've been a great legendary creature.

Now, in response to the OG post: There are tons of legendary creatures that I think shouldn't be legendary based on power-level (cough cough Kamigawa legends cough cough), but that list would be too long. I personally don't think Bladewing the Risen should've been legendary or any of the creature sides of the flip walkers (i.e. Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip). Questing Beast was kind of a swing-and-a-miss as well. If you have read or are knowledgeable about Aurthurian lore then you understand what the Questing Beast is, but if you aren't (which a lot of people seem to be) it's a rather confusing choice. Lastly, my dearly beloved Skeleton Ship is a bit of an odd legendary choice.

GoblinElectromancer on Mono white humans

2 months ago

Nice deck. Have you considered playing Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip or Field Marshal? I have a build pretty similar to this one here: White = Life and Order. I think Mirran Crusader, and Fiendslayer Paladin are better sideboard options then main deck. Maybe for protection play two or three Brave the Elements.

0riginal on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

this is my legacy/vintage version of Tamiyo for rdean14. i made it to be like the flip planeswalkers from MAgic Origins, like Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip. next challenge: do the same for a different planeswalker. Some ideas: Kaya, Ral, Elspeth, etc.

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