Kytheon, Hero of Akros


Gideon, Battle-Forged


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

Chandrian on FTV:Transform

2 weeks ago

from the list, the cards I already have are: Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip and Arlinn Kord.

I could definitely use Arguel's Blood Fast in a (partial) black EDH deck I still have to build.

Avacyn is very appealing as well, either to make my first boros commander or in a mardu shell.

I bought the Edgar Markov EDH-precon and Bloodline Keeper would fit right into it.

I don't know how much they're played and didn't check their value, but the cards I'm not too much interested in would be Chandra, Jace, Nissa and the 3 cards I already have... on the number of cards I like it's definitely positive, will have to check card prices to see if it's worth it financially.

xyr0s on Selesnya Aggro

2 weeks ago

Average cost is somewhat too high for modern aggro, I think. Fiendslayer Paladin is 3 mana for a 2/2 creature (with benefits and buffs, bit still...) - it's not very hard to stop it, as it only has "cannot be targeted by black and red", but it can still very much be blocked.

Sylvan Advocate doesn't really shine here. I mean... 2/3 vigilance is ok, but it is going to be a long time before you have enough lands to make it grow (approximately 8 turns).

Why Banishing Light over Path to Exile? The jump between 1 cmc and 3 cmc is pretty significant.

How about Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip? that's a pretty good 1 drop creature. Sometimes just a 2/1, sometimes a threat because it might flip.

Worx on Sisay has the answers | cEDH | Primer

1 month ago

I use Gaddock Teeg a LOT now. So with that in mind I have added Gideon of the Trials and Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip now has an additional role. And they work brilliantly... a searchable easy cast Platinum Angel-esque card.

Don't really see the relevance of other Planeswalkers at the moment due to my fondness of using Teeg.

dzapf2008 on Gideon of Destiny

1 month ago

I didn't think Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip would be my best option, its just a cool card that is cheap. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is an awesome card. I will have to try to find one of those, but I'm perfectly fine with just going with my Gideon, Martial Paragon until I can get my hands on one, especially since it costs 1/4 the price. I was already thinking of dropping the Firemane Avenger and Viashino Firstblade for the Legion Loyalists, so it is even better that you suggested the same. I think I kept those cards over others before because they go with my Legion's Initiative, but I have a lot of dual color creatures and taking 2 away for the Legion Loyalist isn't a big deal, because it still gets the +1/+0 and exile all creature cards. Is the 2nd ability of Legion's Initiative so that I can prevent damage to my creatures for a turn if I don't have Iroas, God of Victory preventing all damage?

I tend to not want to spend more than $15 on any single card, so it will be a while before I purchase some Aether Vial. Thanks for suggesting that card and also knowing that it is out of my price range at the moment. I hate it when someone suggests cards that cost twice the amount of my entire deck because they clearly didn't see how the deck was constructed.

Thanks for all of the help! It has been greatly appreciated.

Oloro_Magic on Gideon of Destiny

1 month ago

I'm not huge on Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip here, mainly due to the fact that I'm not sure you need him or even want him to flip. Honestly the best walker for this deck is Gideon, Ally of Zendikar but Martial Paragon in my opinion can be a decent top end. Zendikar would give you a ton more options, with tokens, anthem, and relevant attacker all being functions. Ajani Vengeant can be cool but lends itself more to mardu superfriends in my opinion.

Back to Kytheon however, he is a decent one drop being above curve and having the ability to have indestructible but once he flips what is his function, with Iroas, God of Victory you shouldn't be too bothered with indestructible, the +2 is an underwhelming version of the same ability seen on the original Gideon, and he isn't the best attacker, you can definitely make a case for him being above curve and all but honestly I think there are better options.

Also, I would drop Firemane Avenger and Viashino Firstblade for Legion Loyalist if you use it; and secondly, this is not a suggestion for right now as something I think needs to be added but as you move forward with the deck Aether Vial is a good card to keep in mind as something maybe months or years from now you may want to invest in.

dzapf2008 on Gideon of Destiny

1 month ago

Oloro_Magic, be careful with offering your advice to me, I may never stop asking questions, haha. Would Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip be a good card for this deck? A 1 mana creature that transforms seems like a nice addition and I don't see any problem with me being able to attack with 3 creatures. And if it is a good card for the deck, how many would I add? I have also viewed a lot of similar decks that use Ajani Vengeant but I think that my planeswalker, Gideon, Martial Paragon is a better card and works better with my deck. What do you think? Thanks for your help!

jan75 on Balan, Wandering Knight

1 month ago

Small update: Fireshrieker out (duh, forgot this one in the last update...), Kytheon, Hero of Akros in. Will probably later be replaced by Bloodforged Battle-Axe

SavannahLion91 on Defend The Parish

1 month ago

Dude I love White Weenie decks. I play something similar, and it does decent on FNM.

I would defiently add a playset of Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. It does wonders against control decks, and Storm.

I would also add a playset of Imposing Sovereign. This card does work against other aggro decks. It gives your creatures a pseudo haste. Which is something white doesn't have.

You can play Elite Vanguard if you want, but I would run something like Mardu Woe-Reaper, Soldier of the Pantheon, and only two Kytheon, Hero of Akros. Reaper and Soldier might not look like much of an improvement, but they give you more options. Reaper has saved me a couple times from people trying to go infinite by taking out a piece of their combo out of the graveyard. Soldier just can get through or block multi colored creatures all day.

I'd also throw in a play set of Honor of the Pure. It just buffs your creatures a little more. Also, four Path to Exile is some of the best removal you can have. It's pretty much a must have.

Then I would add two more Brave the Elements. This card is bonkers. It's an I win now card, or a counter spell. It's literally why you would want to play the deck and what pushes the deck over the hump.

Then maybe two Gather the Townsfolk. It's not that great of a card but helps you get wide, and puts two 1/1 counters on Champion of the Parish on turn two.

I would probably cut one of the Fiendslayer Paladin. It's actually a pretty good card, and something I haven't thought of. In a heavy burn meta that card is really good. The card that I run over him is Mirran Crusader, but both have their upsides and are definitely worth swapping out for the other depending on the meta. The reason I would only run two is because I try to keep my mana curve low. Before I switched to Crusader I use to run Silverblade Paladin. It's a good card that can win you the game on the spot, or give you the push you need to start winning. The only problem with it is. It was fragile and died to removal easily.

Yeah thats pretty much it. If you go to my site you can find the humans deck I was talking about for a good list.

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