Akroma, Angel of Wrath
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Vintage Legal

Akroma, Angel of Wrath

Legendary Creature — Angel

Flying, first strike, vigilance, trample, haste, protection from black and from red ((Remember the acronym debt.) This can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by anything black and anything red. Anything black and anything red attached to this immediately falls off.)

sylvannos on Mana Crypt is bad

3 weeks ago

@KL185: I'm pointing out some of the obvious applications to having cheap, fast artifact mana. Going land -> Mana Crypt -> Trinisphere means you get to keep playing Magic while your opponent sits around doing nothing for three turns while you set up a Wasteland/Strip Mine + Crucible of Worlds lock. Mana Crypt was a $100 card long before EDH was a thing, where it could only be played in Vintage.

@Tryptic: Honestly, I agree about EDH's banlist being complete garbage. All of the format's problems stem from the availability of fast mana and tutors. Prismatic had the right idea where it banned fast mana like Mana Crypt and Sol Ring, tutors (ranging from Mystical Teachings to Demonic Tutor), and then any other degenerate cards like Memory Jar, Necropotence, Yawgmoth's Will, or Gush.

There's a reason the format was able to have whacky decks with 4x Darksteel Colossus and 4x Akroma, Angel of Wrath be viable. The only cards that were specifically a problem for the format were things like Sundering Titan and Battle of Wits (both banned). Cards like Biorhythm weren't a problem because it played more like conventional Magic. If you can cast an 8 mana spell, you SHOULD be winning the game.

DemonDragonJ on Secret Lair: June 2022 Superdrop

2 months ago

The newest Secret Lair has been announced, and I originally was not planning to even bother mention it, but it does have some excellent cards, so I am making a thread in which to discuss it, after all.

One of the cards being reprinted is Mystic Remora; yes, that is correct: WotC is finally reprinting Mystic Remora, but it is in a Secret Lair, so its price shall not decrease much, if it does, at all. Why must WotC torment the players in such a manner? Why can they not reprint much-needed cards in proper sets, so that they shall be more affordable?

On a more positive note, that new artwork for Akroma, Angel of Wrath is amazing, and, since she is my favorite creature in the entire game, I may possibly attempt to find that card as a single, at some point. The artwork used for Glissa Sunseeker would have been better for Glissa, the Traitor, in my mind. I know that other people have already pointed out this, but Queen Marchesa looks very masculine in that new artwork, and I wonder if that was deliberate or accidental? I am certainly not making any value judgments, but I did wish to ponder that occurrence.

What does everyone else here say about this new Secret Lair? Do you like it?

Forkbeard on Lyra Dawnbringer: Seek & Destroy

3 months ago

Made a few tweaks...

In: Cosmos Elixir, Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire, Giada, Font of Hope, Starnheim Aspirant, Esper Sentinel & Mangara, the Diplomat

Out: Angelic Arbiter, Plains, Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Ghostly Prison, Gauntlet of Power & Norn's Annex

I still want to have a few bombs in the deck, but taking a couple of the high cost angels out in favour of draw options + a few more efficient but on theme pieces may help the game plan.

raspberryfish25 on Lyra Dawnbringer: Seek & Destroy

3 months ago

So I am really digging this deck but, I see you have the same issue that most mono white decks have which is card draw. A few cards that you might want to consider to help on the draw front are, Sigarda's Splendor, Cosmos Elixir, Rogue's Gloves and,Mask of Memory. I have personally found the last two equipments work really well in my angel deck as your creatures already have evasion.

From the creature front here are a few creatures I would condsider adding:

  1. Speaker of the Heavens Not an angel but a really strong one drop in a deck like this.
  2. Serra Avenger is a super strong two drop angel and would help to lower your overall curve.
  3. Angel of Finality is really good graveyard hate against graveyard decks.
  4. Angel of Jubilation is not only an anthem for this deck but will shutdown any aristocrats strategy.
  5. Herald of War can be a good option to help lower your mana cost in this deck if you can find ways to reliably give it +1/+1 counters.
  6. Radiant, Archangel don't sleep on this card because she get +1/+1 for each other creature with flying on the battlefield. Radiant can quickly become a 10/10 or bigger with little effort from you. The vigilance is icing on the cake.
  7. Angelic Skirmisher is better than she looks because you get to choose which ability you give your creatures each combat.
  8. Angel of Vitality would be a really strong angel in your deck. Not only will she be a 3 mana 4/4 angel most games but she also will make every source in your deck that gains you life gain you an additional life. That extra lifegain will add up really fast.

A few other cards you might want to consider:

  1. Basilisk Collar is a cheap equipment that gives Lyra Deathtouch. Deathtouth and First Strike are a really good combo and would stop people from attacking into your board if Lyra is untapped.
  2. Bonders' Enclave basically a second War Room in your deck.
  3. Path of Ancestry you are in a tribal deck so why not scry when you play your angels?
  4. Ajani, Strength of the Pride don't think of him as a planeswalker in your deck, most cases he is going to be a 4 mana onesided boardwipe. Even if you can't ultimate him as soon as he comes down the other two abilities are still very relevant in your deck.
  5. Sword of the Animist is a really strong card in general but, in this deck it can become consistant ramp.
  6. Keeper of the Accord if you have never played with him he can quickly pull you back into the game if you have been missing land drops. I have had games where I play him and by my next turn I have 3 additional plains in play. Plus the first ability that makes tokens can make relevant blockers.
  7. Mangara, the Diplomat is really good white card draw plus he has the bonus of having lifelink which is useful in this deck.
  8. Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire replace a plains with this card. At worst it is a plains but, othertimes it can become a clutch removal spell.
  9. Emeria's Call  Flip I would replace one of your plains with this card as well. At worst it is a plains that you have to pay 3 life to have it come in untapped but, when you don't need the land it is a 7 mana make two 4/4 angels which is pure upside in this deck.
  10. Starnheim Unleashed at worst this is a 4 mana Serra Angel which is already a better rate than a lot of your angels in this deck but, if you Foretell it then this card can single handedly win you the game.

Lastly you have a lot of 7 and 8 mana drop angels in this deck and unless they are actively winning you the game as soon as they come down then I would consider removing them. Think about it, for the same mana as Akroma, Angel of Wrath I could play Insurrection which can win me the game as soon as the spell resolves. That being said Insurrection is not even a spell that I actively play due to it costing so much mana. Just food for thought as I would personally consider removing some of your bigger angels for some of the lower costed angels I listed above as it would help to smooth out your curve and make your games more consistent.

Still really cool deck!

jclaust on Savagery's Kaalia

6 months ago

Hola, take my advice with a pinch of salt. Please provide the following:

Deck Power Level: Low/Mid/High

Deck Budget (Use $50 increments):

I will operate as if you read the Summary on my deck's page and on a Budget. Best Kaalia decks follow similar philosophy.

Mana Base: Land/Ramp/Fixing

Remove...

Ravnica Bounce Lands, "Temple of" Lands, Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse because tapped lands hinder early Kaalia plays and protection set up, while adding needless nuance and play sequences.

Add (Budget suggestions; fill gaps with Basics)...

Tainted Peak

Battlefield Forge

Shadowblood Ridge

Smoldering Marsh

3 Reveal Land

Note: Dual Land List

Solid Ramp and Fixing, trade Commander's Sphere for Talisman of Indulgence or Fellwar Stone.

Awesome. I did not have to mention Tech Land that provide Haste.

Support: Tutor/Draw/Other

Remove / Add

Bladewing the Risen / Karmic Guide- Bladewing has 7 targets, while Karmic Guide targets any, is castable and chains with Bruna.

Akroma, Angel of Wrath / Runehorn Hellkite- Draw power is critical, more so for Kaalia.

You are the first with Flicker spells before my intervention. Teferi's Protection and kin are stellar once Mana Base and Support is optimized. Deck needs 1-2 Mass Draw spells; then one can trade the 3 MV Draw Spells for lesser MV Draw. Mass or Low MV Reanimation goes a long way in Kaalia decks.

Interaction (Meta Dependent)

Remove / Add

Crackling Doom / Despark- It is best to remove the issue versus possibly.

Oblivion Ring / Wear / Tear- Instant versus Sorcery. 2-for-1 for the same MV. Rip Apart is cheaper.

Mortify / Fracture- Deck needs non-Creature removal rather than creature removal, plus Fracture hits more for less.

Merciless Eviction / Rout- Instant speed Wraths lets one set up first. Kaalia needs it. Living Death is outstanding.

Malfegor / Creature- Kaalia desires a hand; also, the deck lacks sufficient Draw power. Sign in Blood will do, too.

Last Word

From all stated, replacing as Tapped Lands for Untapped Lands is the most significant change one can make. Next, better your Win Condition. Then cater to your Meta. Lastly, make precise and monetary upgrades. As a first build, it is solid and shows promise. Be well.

Keep brewing.

eldraziboss9142 on Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde

8 months ago

Yeah, I do have a Legions Akroma, Angel of Wrath and a Kaladesh Inventions Platinum Angel

Max121212 on Hot Women Card Collection

1 year ago

Thanks Kesch, both added.

RaidenShogun69, I can't add Gisela, the Broken Blade man, those undead wings bleeding into her hair... creepy man.

Added the others, thanks.

Thanks ergotoxin,

We now have two art styles for Akroma, Angel of Wrath , nice. Serra Angel , Classic :) Serra the Benevolent seems hot, Fallen Angel I'm going to draw a line here and Sheoldred, Whispering One ... are you joking? Can you see the teeth!

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