Archon of Valor's Reach


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Rare

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Archon of Valor's Reach

Creature — Archon

Flying, vigilance, trample

As Archon of Valor's Reach enters the battlefield, choose artifact, enchantment, instant, sorcery, or planeswalker.

Players can't cast spells of the chosen type.

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Archon of Valor's Reach Discussion

SufferFromEDHD on

3 days ago

I play control/stax with Chulane. Been testing Archon of Valor's Reach .

For your build, Overrun is the way to go. Cut 2 lands, tweak a few of the miscellaneous creatures and you have a good list.

Regoober on Tuvasa - Enchantment Deck

1 week ago

Season of Growth is one of my new favorite cards in my Enchantment deck--Especially If I'm running this many auras.

Additionally, Retether can make for one-shot commander knockouts after your commander gets burnt a couple times.

You should consider at least Unquestioned Authority for creature evasion if you're going for Voltron wins.

One Artifact means you should really punish people with artifacts: Stony Silence , Collector Ouphe , and Seeds of Innocence are all crushers for decks that rely on rock ramp spells. Archon of Valor's Reach is my favorite card in my bant enchantress deck. It does control effects on certain decks (I tend to pick instants or artifacts, but sorcery is a good pick if you're afraid of boardwipes. Planeswalker is only good against decks that are themed that way.) AND it doubles as a flying vigilance body to put auras on.

Finally, I don't think you need this many lands. Your curve is pretty low and you have a ton of ramp-chantments. A basic or three could probably get cut.

Hope that helps! keep building (and definitely consider Serra's Sanctum . Pricey, but just as relevant to your deck as Gaea's Cradle is to elfball.)

Dark_Danda on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-$T4KS) 京

1 month ago

Hi Kiyomei,

Very nice deck you got there. Please, allow me to give some input as a fellow cEDH player. First off, I see all stax cards in your deck there is but very few removals. Hence, I kindly would like to share some input on balancing the decks versatility.

I hope this was insightful to you. And no, I am not playing Derevi myself ;) But I do actually play a lot against it.

Cheers, Danda

GreatSword on "Flash" in Archon of Valor's ...

5 months ago


When Wrath of God is on the stack, it's already cast.

By casting Archon of Valor's Reach after, (when you have priority, it has resolved, and you choosing "sorcery"), you've effectively wasted it. Wrath of God is already on the stack and is going to resolve unless you can counter it.

Oda-Jimbob on "Flash" in Archon of Valor's ...

5 months ago

If I have a way to flash in, or somehow cast Archon of Valor's Reach in response to my opponent casting Wrath of God , can I effectively shut down the Wrath of God by choosing "Sorcery" spells on its ETB?

Just trying to find a cheaper answer to board wipes than Avacyn, Angel of Hope as is often used in NAYA BIG BEATDOWN decks.....

CyborgAeon on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

6 months ago

As somebody who plays a more relaxed Trostani casual deck, I agree that she can be played/built well. But her only relevant ability comes from populating; the lifegain is negligible.

When you boil it down - it's possible to make a horde of Vryn Wingmare via Seance / lock out all noncreature spells via Archon of Valor's Reach . Despite this, her ability to be relevant is vastly overshadowed by Rhys the Redeemed who is more cost efficient and effective at achieving the same goals.

Kogarashi on Does archon of valors reach ...

6 months ago

The last ability of Archon of Valor's Reach is a static ability. Static abilities only apply while they object they're on is in play unless stated otherwise, or the ability could only logically function in another zone.

  • 604.2. Static abilities create continuous effects, some of which are prevention effects or replacement effects. These effects are active as long as the permanent with the ability remains on the battlefield and has the ability, or as long as the object with the ability remains in the appropriate zone, as described in rule 112.6.

If the Archon leaves the battlefield, its casting prevention ability goes away. If you flicker it with Roon, it will come back as a new permanent with no memory of previous choices made for it, and you will be able to choose a new card type to prevent, but the old card type will no longer be prevented.

It's also important to note that you won't be able to cast spells of the chosen type either.

Nuubi on Does archon of valors reach ...

6 months ago

With Archon of Valor's Reach ’s effect of naming a card type and preventing it from being cast, does it only last while archon is in play or does this effect last the rest of the game? And if I say flickered it with Roon of the Hidden Realm would you be able to prevent multiple things from being cast? Would this effect stack or would you only be able to prevent one thing? The text on archon is a little vague. The oracle didn’t say much.

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Archon of Valor's Reach occurrence in decks from the last year

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