Archon of Emeria
Creature — Archon
Each player can't cast more than one spell each turn.
Nonbasic lands you opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Archon of Emeria occurrence in decks from the last year
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Archon of Emeria Discussion
1 week ago
Hey there! I am also a fellow Voltroner as seen in some of my decks, and I may just have some card tips that work out for your advantage! There are two ways that I can see this functioning most likely better, and both of them involve screwing with your opponent long enough to ensure your gameplan ends properly. Just hoping you don't die usually doesn't work, especially in a 4 player commander game. A tactic that works in one of my decks, involves staxing out the opponent- obviously this isn't a tax deck, but by including around 10 or so stax pieces, you can really slow your opponent down a lot, and since you are in white you have access to SOOO many stax cards! Here are a few you may like. Keep in mind, some of the ones below may a bit extreme to you- I'm just sort of listing the most common ones. If you want to find more of these, I recommend going to EDHREC's tax theme.
- Archon of Emeria
- Aven Mindcensor
- Damping Sphere
- Drannith Magistrate
- Linvala, Keeper of Silence
- Mana Web
- Grand Abolisher
- Static Orb
- Containment Priest
- Spirit of the Labyrinth
- (yikes) Winter Orb
- Collector Ouphe
- Thalia, Heretic Cathar
- Hokori, Dust Drinker
Or, instead of slowing down your opponent, you can try to protect yourself more, allowing you to stall until you can swing with a crazy big Sigarda. This protection can range from damage, attacks, or anything really. Here are some that I like. You can see a bunch more under the EDHREC Pillowfort Theme.
- Glacial Chasm (works great with Solemnity mentioned before)
- Sphere of Safety
- Magus of the Moat
- Archangel of Tithes
- Vow of Duty
- Archon of Absolution
- Baird, Steward of Argive
- Windborn Muse
- Vow of Wildness
Basically, I think you need some way of ensuring you have time to put Sigarda out, rather than chancing it upon luck. Before I take leave, you also may want to just consider a ton of more removal spells like Path to Exile , Beast Within , Generous Gift , and other famous ones! Now I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, +1 from me, and have a great day! Happy tapping.
Also, here are some extra cards you might like - Eladamri's Call - Sylvan Library - Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Birds of Paradise - Ilysian Caryatid - Mother of Runes / Giver of Runes - Hunter's Insight
3 weeks ago
Hey, well done on a budget.
Athreos and Plaguecrafter are good, but I don't think the rest of the aristocrat strategy is doing enough. Consider cutting most of it for more pillowfort and hatebears?
An advantage of having more flying hatebears is they can more easily get you back the monarch if an opponent gains control of it.
- Rule of Law
- Bloodthirsty Blade
- Thorn of the Black Rose
- Kunoros, Hound of Athreos
- Ruinous Ultimatum
- Mind Stone
- Talisman of Hierarchy
There's some budget manabase upgrades to consider:
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
All in all, everything looks pretty tight and it seems like you have bases covered pretty well. Heres a few things I might explore. First up I am BIG fan of Sword of Sinew and Steel I think only feast and famine is better when getting only a single sword trigger. Next, Ardenn is an insane card that you definitely want to be running, if you cant find a cut I would switch it for Sigarda's Aid which ive always been luke warm on. Keeper of the Accord of the is much better than Verge Rangers, more lands and tokens give you sacrifice protection and blockers. Akroma's Will and Faith's Shield have both been ridiculously good in my decks. Akromas is protection and a finisher, and Faiths Shield is protection for ANY PERMANENT and/or unblockable as needed so I would definintely clear room for these. And if you are able to cut a basic you can run Sejiri Shelter Flip as a 3rd one of these. I very much like to have 2 fog effects whenever I can swing it. Teferi's proteciton is one, Comeuppance is another that I really like, but you can also use Settle the Wreckage or Dawn Charm as additional ways to not get run over by stuff. Finally, if you are facing stronger and/or more value based decks I always recommend a few key hatebears to stop your opponents from going wild Hushbringer is hilarious in how many different strategies it inteferes with Archon of Emeria or Rule of Law can slow down a player who is very far ahead, if you don't want to use Winter Orb which is a powerful, skill intense, but also salt inducing card. Landwise I would get yourself a Bonders' Enclave and a War Room but ive always used Mikokoro, Center of the Sea and Geier Reach Sanitarium to good effect in mono white...id probably just run all of them and tutor for Feast and Famine asap.
1 month ago
The deck is in very good shape. Just a few personal preference changes from me. Im not a big fan of Chrome Mox outside of cedh because the card advantage is really bad. A few other things I would cut are Sigarda's aid since it has weird timing issues, and combat celebrant since it is fragile in combat and I find that Aurelia Waves and Godo take care of all of my extra combat needs. I would add an Ardenn because its ridiculous with equipment, I would also add a dowsing dagger because beside being good on its own its also good with winter orb. I would look to add a little bit more interaction, either a Blasphemous Act or a Volcanic Offering. I also run with 2 fogs in the form of Comeuppance and Teferi's Protection to keep myself from incoming attacks. Lastly, if you are playing in a setting where you feel that winter orb is necessary you may want to look at some hate bears like Hushbringer, Archon of Emeria, and Drannith Magistrate and Aven Mindcensor they are very good for keeping your opponents off balance, and if they have to shoot a hate bear that means they arent shooting something more important. Oh I would also add Tome of Legends since you already have manifold key.
1 month ago
Mask of Memory doesn't have anything going for it beyond drawing cards, a role already fulfilled by Sword of Fire and Ice . I also dislike discarding my own cards. Dowsing Dagger Flip is currently in my Maybeboard and I'm looking for a spot.
I have War Room in the manabase. It bests the other options by having its card draw tied to the least demanding cost while not giving opponents free value.
I'm not a fan of Hatebears in Commander. You need to draw them at the correct time (most likely early game) or their hate isn't as effective, and you'd need sheer numbers for that consistency. This will flood a deck with cards that don't promote you main gameplan, or even step on your own toes as is the case with Hushbringer and Archon of Emeria . Drannith Magistrate is a unique case as it shut down such a key aspect of this format, but its 3 toughness diminishes its appeal.
1 month ago
Greetings! I am a long time Aurelia player so we share much of the same card pool. I love the work you've put into this deck and Ive got a couple questions and suggestions for you.
Theres 2 value equipment that I think you might want to consider, those are Mask of Memory and Dowsing Dagger Flip. Mask of memory is the single best source of Boros card draw, and likely the same for mono white. Dowsing Dagger is like a second copy of sword of the animist, that is faster but trickier to get flipped over, but the 3 mana colored is so huge. I dont leave home without these now in my equipment decks.
Have you considered running any hate bears? I've been playing with some in and out of my decklists. Hushbringer Archon of Emeria and Drannith Magistrate have shown to be consistently powerful against a large field of decks, and the flying is also good for carrying the value based swords. Also if you want to get really nasty you can use Winter Orb and Hokori, Dust Drinker. They are skill intensive cards, but you can make them one sided with Feast and Famine plus artifact ramp, and it shuts down opponents decks especially big mana decks and other value decks.
Finally, I saw you addressed them already but I am really big fan of Land Tax, Tithe, Gift of Estates. Turning 1 card into multiple lands is super powerful and prevents getting stuck and occassionally you even get ahead as the turns pass by and players start missing land drops. You can use geier reach sanitarium and mask of memory to loot away additional lands things you dont need. I've found that they only help me win games.
Anyway, everything else looks pretty tight. Nice job. Heres my Aurelia list...its still influx after commander legends. Aurelia Weapons of War
1 month ago
I would remove Cancel for Dovin's Veto, Crux of Fate for Torment of Hailfire, Diabolic Tutor for Beseech the Queen, Diabolic Edict for Go for the Throat, Personal Tutor for Lim-Dul's Vault, Laboratory Maniac for Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Graceful Adept for Archon of Emeria, Blood Seeker for Judge's Familiar, Strionic Resonator for Isochron Scepter, Baleful Strix for Windfall, Nadier's Nightblade for Dramatic Reversal, and Revel in Riches for Basalt Monolith
1 month ago
Cutting lands for spells you'd rather play, is the worst deckbuilding advice, period. You need lands to play your spells, make sure you include enough, depending on your mana curve. Consider your color requirements when deciding how many colorless utility lands you can play. (More Forests over Bonders' Enclave when you play Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig over Rhonas the Indomitable )
With that out of the way, of course you're also playing Endless Atlas if you're playing War Room, they're good in the same decks for the same reasons and purposes. But this is 100 card singleton and you're not going to guarantee those cards will ever be in your hand, so you play more of the same effect to increase the chance to have drawn one of them by the time you need them.
If you're playing in a meta that frequently punishes nonbasic lands, yeah, then you make a conscious, meta-depending choice to run less of those. I can see how you'd then rather have a Divination in hand than a Arch of Orazca in play. Although an actual Wastes will not help you more than the Arch when your opponent has Blood Moon or Magus of the Moon in play, and Divination will help you a lot less if your opponent has the Archon of Emeria.
Activating your Arch on turn 8 to find the Nature's Claim for an opposing Omniscience just feels so much better than staring at the Harmonize in your hand. That makes those lands worth it. It happened more times than the Arch actually color-screwing me. It might seem like the Arch-like lands feel like too desperate to play, I can understand that, but there's a lot of desperate moments in multiplayer Magic, and I've never regretted my decision to include them.
Your mileage may vary.