Wicked Akuba


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Common

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Wicked Akuba

Creature — Spirit

(Black): Target player dealt damage by Wicked Akuba this turn loses 1 life.

Wicked Akuba Discussion

Arvail on New EDH League!

1 year ago

If you look at most EDH decks, the bulk of their cards fall on the 2 to 4 CMC slots. I would try out stuff like Kami of the Waning Moon, Hired Muscle, Farbog Revenant, Crypt Ghast, Baleful Eidolon, Lost Soul, Mindwarper, Morkrut Banshee, Nether Shadow, Pale Rider of Trostad, Searchlight Geist, Keening Banshee, Souldrinker, Skulking Ghost, Thief of Hope, Vampiric Spirit, Wicked Akuba, Death Denied, Horobi's Whisper, Soulless Revival, Three Tragedies, Swallowing Plague.

Everything else is too expensive or pretty terrible.

PearlyXD on black aggro

1 year ago

I think Liliana's Specter might be interesting (for example instead of Wicked Akuba).

ragnaerok on

2 years ago

Pauper spirits with Tortured Existence is fun, especially using cards like Plagued Rusalka along with cards like Ashen-Skin Zubera, Dripping-Tongue Zubera and Floating-Dream Zubera. Thief of Hope is a great engine for life drain and getting spirits back to the hand.

If you're keeping the soulshift creatures, I would consider adding Shinen of Life's Roar as a finisher along with Wicked Akuba.

Gnaw to the Bone is solid for survivability, Death Denied is an arcane spell that can get some creature cards back to the hand.

Kravix on Wicked Akuba with Spiteful Returned ...

2 years ago

I have a Wicked Akuba creature with Spiteful Returned as Enchantment - Aura on them. I declare attack with my Wicked Akuba (Bestowed by mentioned Enchantment) and deal 2 damage to enemy player on Attack declaration. Does this damage allows me to use Wicked Akuba's ability before enemy's blocking phase?

Tumbard on Need a help for challenge

2 years ago

So, I play megic about 3 years now, and a guy who just taught me now challenge me. I gong to play with black, hes choice is blue (I have a feeling he will play with Sphinx's Tutelage ) . So I just created a deck and wonder what the opinions for other. Am I have a chance or better to change cards.

My deck:


1 Crypt Ghast

2 Geralf's Messenger

2 Wicked Akuba

3 Vampire Nighthawk

3 Dauthi Slayer


2 Dash Hopes

4 Dark Ritual


1 Painful Quandary

1 Sanguine Blood

1 Exquisite Blood

2 Tainted Remedy

2 Underworld Dream

1 Sadistic Sacrament


2 Sign in Blood

4 Hymn to Tourach


1 Nevinyrral's Disk

1 Mana Web

1 Orbs of Warding

4 Elixir of Immortality

I am happy for every little help

BerylLasko on Sewer pauper

2 years ago

I like what you're doing here, Dash Hopes is vicious! I think I might add it to my own deck.

There is a couple of things I don't quite agree with:

1) The play set of Wicked Akuba. It would benefit from some type of evasion, or even deathtouch, but it doesn't. More often than not, it's a bear. I think I'd rather see either another type of removal, or Chittering Rats, which has the always effective ETB effect. If your looking for something to help the devotion, another decent creature could be Dauthi Slayer: opponent can't chump block, which forces them to expend a removal spell.

2) Pharika's Cure seems too cute of a card. It's essentially a 2 cmc 4 life gain, strictly worse than Lone Missionary or Rest for the Weary, but in Black. Once again, I'd rather see some type of removal, or hand disruption, something that impacts the board state a bit more.

Thanks for sharing! You got an upvote!

Boza on Budget Black Control *$10*

3 years ago

is Crypt Rats very expensive? Not so much and it is wildly better than anything else on the list.

Literally anything else is better than Wicked Akuba. I would go for 4 Cuombajj Witches.

Cut 2 rend for 2 Corrupt.

naynay666 on Black Burn

3 years ago

I was planning on building black/red pauper burn, but this is an awesome idea.

Wicked Akuba has a home here. Definitely better than the trapper. Geth's Verdict should be a 4 of.

I would run some sort of Rakdos Guildgateesqe nonbasics to flash back that Bump in the Night.

I would drop Dash Hopes. Giving the opponent a choice is never ideal. Morsel Theft is awesome- but you probably want 12-16 creatures to reliably pull off these shenanigans. Vampire's Bite is another card worth considering.

Choking Sands is a sideboard card.

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