Kytheon, Hero of Akros


Gideon, Battle-Forged


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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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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Kytheon, Hero of Akros Discussion

LekTek on Mono-white Legends

5 days ago

Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip is a more flavourful replacement for Dryad Militant.

Spirits on Kaalia in the works(Final Draft Maybe?)

1 week ago


Flameblast Dragon doesn't work with Kaalia of the Vast's triggered ability.

Kaalia of the Vast says "onto the battlefield tapped an attacking that opponent", so the Flameblast Dragon never "Attacks", which means his triggered ability "Whenever Flameblast Dragon attacks..." never triggers.

On gatherer for Kaalia of the Vast, there is a ruling that clarifies, Kaalia Rulings. "the creature card is already tapped and attacking as it's put onto the battlefield, Any abilities that trigger when a creature becomes tapped or when a creature attacks won't trigger for that card"

That's consistent with the rules:

508.4. If a creature is put onto the battlefield attacking, its controller chooses which defending player or which planeswalker a defending player controls its attacking as it enters the battlefield (unless the effect that put it onto the battlefield specifies what its attacking). Such creatures are attacking but, for the purposes of trigger events and effects, they never attacked.

So a few things, he never "attacks", he is "attacking", and he never "attacked". So doesn't trigger whenever attacks, or creatures that say If this creature attacked this turn (bad eg: Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip), also wouldn't trigger. But things like Condemn would still work because he is "attacking"

So Flameblast Dragon won't work with Kaalia of the Vast. Also, he has another down side, must be paid whenever he attacks, so the next turn, you tap him to attack, triggers his ability, it's at that time that you have to decide how much to pay, before you know anything about blocker declaration, or flash/instants spells and abilities which may change your mind if you want to even pay the mana this time. The good thing is though, that you only choose the targets when the triggered ability goes off, you get to choose the value for as the ability resolves, which means it's too late for anyone to respond. He just doesn't have good synergy with Kaalia of the Vast, although he looks awesome.

Ancient Hellkite or Shivan Hellkite and the likes would work, but they aren't a Flameblast Dragon. I seem to remember an dragon that worked, but I can't think of him right now, could be totally wrong, may not exist.

fahcup on Boros Flanking Knights

2 weeks ago

I've done some playtesting with this and against it, I have some suggestions.Right now its biggest issue is not having a strong early game. 2/2's are ripe for removal, and every modern deck will have a fetchland sitting waiting to cast Path to Exile or Fatal Push whatever creature you get out there first. I like Knight of Sursi as a turn one play, but it still doesn't get you anything on the board. I'd recommend a one drop creature. Dauntless Bodyguard stays in tribal and is pretty nice, but is more of a later turn benefit with his ability. Deftblade Elite may work well in attracting targets for an aggro deck, since he has a built in Lure. Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip comes to mind as well.. Knight of the White Orchid is a pretty standard modern card, and you can always use ramp. I'm not a fan of Suq'Ata Lancer, I'd look more into ways of getting you bigger drop guys out there. I'd add some card draw Dragon Mantle helps with that and devotion.

Good build, the stacking flanking looks like it can add up quickly. I'm curious if the banding mechanic works well with flanking. Stinks that Jabari's Banner and Telim'Tor are banned in modern. Maybe this could work better as a legacy deck?

Camrakul on Gideon Tribal: Sigarda's Swords ft. Mox Amber

3 weeks ago

Metabble7 - The strategy with Raise the Alarm is to only ever cast it at the end of the opponent's turn. With the lands untapped during the opponents turn, the mana can be used to Mana Tithe or Disenchant or give Kytheon indestructible instead before that. (Or Path later in the game).

Another benefit is that it brings the perfect number of creatures to flip Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip. If Raise is cast at the end of turn 2, opponent needs mana up and instant-speed removal to prevent a turn 3 Gideon, Battle-Forged  Flip

I love Lingering Souls, and play it in a different Gideon Tribal deck, but I find the sorcery speed too slow in this deck.

xyr0s on Hold Formation

1 month ago

Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant are both 4-ofs, for what ought to be obvious reasons. Metallic Mimic is also a possibility, and is kinda cute with Mikaeus, the Lunarch, who'll then be a real 1 cmc card.

If you are afraid of running out of cards, Ranger of Eos can be useful... it can even find Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, who is a 1 cmc human creature. Gather the Townsfolk is strong in decks, where you buff your small humans a lot.

MrXilas on Arvad, Leader of Legends

1 month ago


Blinding Angel is most def gonna get axed for Lyra Dawnbringer or Teshar, Ancestor’s Apostle once we get a more stable price on them. I liked the concept, but both of those cards work better with the theme.

Thanks for reminding me to see if there were other one-drop legends in my colors. I'm gonna save myself five dollars and pop Isamaru out for Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip.

As for Elesh Norn, she definitely will have a spot once I know how Teysa runs. The latter is meant to be my late game beater, but if she can't fulfill that roll, I'll spring for Elesh Norn.

Thanks for the input! I'm gonna drop a help thread soon to iron out other details.

scotchtapedsleeves on Equipping Kytheon, hero of Akros

1 month ago

I was wondering if the equipment equipped on Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip would stay equipped onto Gideon, Battle-Forged once it transformed? Also, if I were to equip Gideon once he's transformed and his 0 ability is activated, then would the equipment stay equipped when he loses the creature property? Or would it be unequipped because he's no longer a creature?

xyr0s on Boros Aggro Fun

1 month ago

If it's a casual deck, meant to be the most boros you can make, it looks fine.

If it's meant to fight other (budget) competitive decks, I think you should drop every card costing 4 or more mana, in favour of more early aggression, and allowing a lower amount of land. Find some good 1 drops to play - Goblin Guide is good, and you'd probably like Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, and Kari Zev, Skyship Raider could be a good battalion enabler. It can be hard to keep creatures alive in modern, since removal is very good, but Boros Charm is both on-color and on-theme, and can be used for burning an opponent, as well as making your creatures survive.

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