Choose one. If you control a commander as you cast this spell, you may choose both modes.
- Creatures you control gain flying, vigilance and double strike until end of turn.
- Creatures you control gain lifelink, indestructible and protection from all colours until end of turn. ((Remember the acronym debt.) This creature can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by anything with a colour. Anything with a colour attached to this creature immediately falls off.)
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Akroma's Will Discussion
5 days ago
I played a 3 player game with this list just to get a feel for the commander which means some of this should be taken with a grain of salt because I don't know how some of the cards would work in a different situation with only one game to base my experience on.
Out of several attack triggers from Velomachus, most of the free spells were a bit underwhelming. I think one I got Mana Geyser as my free spell and had nothing to spend the mana on during combat. I did manage to win the game, but primarily because one opponent had trouble getting lands early on and fell behind, and also because that player cast Song of the Dryads on the other opponent's Golos, Tireless Pilgrim which shut him down from getting lots of card advantage from activating his ability. Justice Strike unfortunately didn't feel useful, most of the creatures I wanted to kill had more toughness than power. Probably replace it with Path to Exile .
I felt like the deck could use another spell or two that give extra combats. That would be a great thing to hit off of Velomachus triggers. Akroma's Will would also be a nice thing to hit off of his trigger. Also you have a lot of token producing cards, but nothing really to pump the team. Maybe consider Cathars' Crusade , Shared Animosity , Intangible Virtue , or Balefire Liege to make your tokens more threatening. Another neat card that can also be used politically to buff an opponent's attacker is Duelist's Heritage .
Other cards to consider:
1 week ago
enpc did you just assume my typeline??
Personally, I have split opinions on the matter. And as some of you may have noticed, boy do I love to hear myself rant.
Actually I'm okay with MDFC cards. Why? Here's why.
We a love cards that give us options. Cryptic Command and Akroma's Will as examples, but also Boros Charm , Merciless Eviction and Kenrith, the Returned King as some more. Then there are Split cards, Fuse cards, Aftermath cards, Transform cards and let's not forget the wildly popular Adventure cards.
- Those Ixalan flipland cards too. My God.
We, as players, have always loved more options literally (quite) at our fingertips. If a spell allows us to choose, we love that so much.
MDFCs are just the newest rendition of a very old and very well established "mechanic" of a card presenting more than we paid for. Just look at Planeswalkers. For the same mana value, you get several options to pick from.
In terms of Commander, I don't view it as an issue. Yes you an argue first and foremost that you now have "101" cards in deck. However, that still applies to all of the aforementioned types. For example, Breaking / Entering or Cut / Ribbons . Are these not several cards on one? What about Huntmaster of the Fells Flip? Is that not two distinct creatures?
My point is, a card that offers more options beyond the first isn't anything new. Not by a very, very old Longshot.
Now how about MDFCommanders? Well... Is that really any different than Partner or Partners With? How about Companions?
We, as a community, also heavily engage in non-Legendary Creatures as Commanders all the time. Again, Dune-Brood Nephilim is the most prime example. There are decks for everything you could possibly want. You want to run a deck with Brutal Hordechief as your Commander? If you're table is okay with it, then guess what? He's your Commander.
We, as a community, play the game because of the lack of limitations. We get to build and explore in ways completely unattainable in literally every single other format in the entire recognized game.
And frankly, that's beautiful.
So, for me, if you want to play a Mardu Legendary Sorcery as your Commander... You know what I say?
I say shuffle up homie and let's draw.
1 week ago
Lots of changes in this revision:
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is out for Heliod, Sun-Crowned . Heliod will make things bigger and bigger as we gain life, which may help us with a combat win, which is all Elesh norn really did, but also can stack a ton of counters on one creature to sac to Altar of Dementia . Yay mill wins!
Cavalier of Dawn is out for Skyclave Apparition . Apparition was a great suggestion by muddbones and is more abusable than Cavalier. Lowers the cmc curve, and I am not going to miss the possible enchantment recurral. We got that covered.
Odric, Lunarch Marshal is out for Mardu Woe-Reaper . Odric helps with combat wins, but Akroma's Will does it better, and doubles as protection. I hardly ever swing for the win anyways, and the reaper is another cheap creature, and it’s ability will be triggered by ever zombie God-Eternal Oketra makes. Should keep graveyards nice and empty and help against decks that rely on them being filled. Did I mention it gains us LIFE too? Sweet card.
Return to Dust was dropped for Suture Priest . I keep going back and forth with Return... I’ll probably find another spot for it, since I’m a but light on non-creature removal anyways, but for now I wanted more Soul Warden effects. The bonus damage to opponents is nice too.
Austere Command and a Plains were dropped for Ancient Den and Flagstones of Trokair . Den is mostly for turning on Inventors' Fair to tutor out a win, and flagstones synergizes really well with Lotus Field .
1 week ago
In the past few years, there have been a lot of nice new angels. Archangel of Tithes , Lyra Dawnbringer , and Emeria Shepherd are some of them. Smothering Tithe is a fantastic newer card. Generous Gift is a great piece of interaction. Hour of Revelation is a strong boardwipe that we got a few years back. I like Ondu Inversion Flip, too, since it's a land and doesn't take up deckspace if you replace a plains. Akroma's Will can be a great finisher. Urza's Incubator and Herald's Horn are great ramp for an angel tribal deck, if that's what you want to go for. If you're not hung up on angels, I'd say Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite fits the stax theme well.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Hiya! Long time Boros player here. Your list seems like a good start, but there are 2 main areas that I think it can be improved on.
1) Removal- Your deck is very lacking in removal. This is gonna lead to games where you won't be able to deal with threats and/or you won't be able to reset the board. I'd say you want 10-12 pieces of removal, with 4-5 of those being baord wipes. Akiri especially synergizes with board wipes since she's able to turn them into one-sided board wipes with her protection ability.
2) Creature choice- Akiri encourages you to have multiple creatures and suit each one up with at least 1 equipment. This can be mana intensive, and thus Akiri really likes creatures that can reduce equip costs, including free equip creatures. This also means Akiri doesn't like creatures that want to hog all the equipment onto themselves. Thus, I suggest cutting Kemba, Kha Regent , Valduk, Keeper of the Flame , and Champion of the Flame . Mirran Crusader and Wyleth, Soul of Steel are also questionable, but they're good enough with one equipment on them. I would recommend adding in those creatures that reduce your equip costs like Fervent Champion , Kazuul's Toll Collector , Zirda, the Dawnwaker , etc.
Aside from that, it's only individual cards that can probably be swapped out for better ones. I do recommend some of the recent commander legends and commander 2020 cards that get better when you have your commander out. I'm talking Deflecting Swat , Flawless Maneuver , Jeska's Will , and Akroma's Will .
2 weeks ago
Hello to a fellow Hive.
So first things first, V jealous of the OG duals. Super nice!!!
So I can see you have you deck marked as help needed. I think before I can offer any advice, I think a better idea of your game plan would be helpful. Do you plan on going the beatdown route, the combo route, the control route?
I would say some of the Slivers you are playing are not maybe ideal, or needed. I dont run any of the +1/+1 slivers for example, as I aim to make an infinitely large number of Slivers, and just run Sliver Legion as the big buff.
I think maybe some more interaction would be useful. Either more removal ( Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Path to Exile , Assassin's Trophy etc), or counter magic maybe. You could also go for situational protection as well for your board by having Akroma's Will or Teferi's Protection to protect your stuff. One thing Slivers dislike, is boardwipes.
Feel free to head on over to All hail...The Overlord and see if there is any ideas there to help.
Look forward to seeing how your deck evolves.
P.S.... don't laugh at my mana base lol.
3 weeks ago
The deck flaws itself by it's inability to stop certain things at critical times, even something as simple as tapping all my creatures or just one being removed for even a kill on one person, it also seems to only just fall short sometimes. For that regard it feels flimsy and honestly have no idea what is wrong with the deck. It could also be a piloting issue but I have been using UR-Dragon for quite a few years so I'm not sure on that. I'm thinking of adding along the lines of 2 countermagic spells just so I have that extra protection and/or stuff to get cards back.
I felt Scion works differently to Ur, and in regards a much more competitive variant of a dragon deck, I see it as dragon-combo personally. Tutoring for more dragons sounds good, but reducing them might prove a problem as I seem to have a habit of running out of luck drawing into more dragons than I actually need, sometimes just not seeing them at all. I already run heroic intervention but the considered cards I have been thinking over are -
The problem is finding /what/ to take out. I can take out removal for removal fine, but the recursion struggles to have a place. Akroma's Will will be going out though, I have barely used it when I have seen it which is disappointing really.