Hero of Iroas
Creature — Human Soldier
Aura spells you cast cost less to cast.
Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Hero of Iroas, put a +1/+1 counter on Hero of Iroas.
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Hero of Iroas occurrence in decks from the last year
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Hero of Iroas Discussion
1 month ago
Neat build! Although, you're running into the same problem I did with my Mono-White Aura Deck using Hero of Iroas and that's that his Aura reduction isn't helping you at all using 1-mana Auras (as is preferable with these types of builds I've found).
If you don't need his Aura reduction, then Phalanx Leader offers a MUCH better Heroic ability trigger...literally the same as Hero except it hits all creatures you control.
You can take a peek at my deck build if you want further suggestions, but I've found Hero not to be really worth it ultimately. As it stands now you've only got 2x Unflinching Courage and 2x Bear Umbra that he'll even work on to reduce costs, and neither of those is particularly high cost to begin with.
Take a look Here: Intense Aura Beatdown (with Infinite Defense!)
Just my 2 cents - good luck!
4 months ago
Alright, I think Colossification and Eldrazi Conscription are fun, but they just feel too "win-more" to me. Keep in mind annihilator isn't all that great cause opponents get to decide what they sacrifice. With all the card draw you have you'll easily be able to use up to 8 mana a turn, and I think casting auras that make your plan bullet-proof rather than silver-bullet are better.
Also, I think Danitha Capashen, Paragon and Hero of Iroas are very good, but weaker links in this deck that's full of stars. Unlike the other two creatures, they only reduce the cost of enchantments, and it's possible their spot would be better filled by other cards... idk though, I do see the value in them so I don't know if you should take them out.
Lastly what about adding Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx? I know it's a 3-color deck but with all the permanents it has, I'm sure you could get some extra mana out of it- even better with Bear Umbra and Sword of Feast and Famine.
9 months ago
Herald of the Pantheon would be the a good choice because of the second ability. But I need card draw more than cost reduction. I also tested a playset of Hero of Iroas, my preferred choice for reduction. In my deck case, all Enchantments are Auras, so Sram, Senior Edificer limitation is not so important.
9 months ago
Hey Alvatariano. Wow it's been a while since I've seen a 60 card deck haha. I'm assuming the list is cards you already own, in which case it looks like a decent start. You have a lot going on here though and I think the deck would flow better if you focus on one particular strategy.
For example, you could do a dedicated aura strategy: Thran Golem, Brilliant Halo, Tragic Poet, Dawn Evangel, Tethmos High Priest, Squee's Embrace, Mesa Enchantress, Chained to the Rocks, Prophetic Flamespeaker, Hero of Iroas, Akroan Crusader, Phalanx Leader.
Or spellslinger style: Blaze Commando, Rile, Feather, the Redeemed, Reckless Rage, Zada, Hedron Grinder, Launch the Fleet, Guttersnipe, Twinflame, Ephemeral Shields, Fists of Flame, Charmbreaker Devils.
I buy single cards on tcgplayer.com since they're usually cheapest there. I've found you get more bang for your buck when buying singles rather than booster packs (even though packs are fun to open haha). For example you could get all of the cards mentioned above for about $7.
10 months ago
Argentum Armor, Hero of Iroas, Silverblade Paladin, Boon Satyr, Mantle of the Wolf, Rebuff the Wicked, Display of Dominance, Prodigious Growth, Mask of Memory, Destiny Spinner, Sentinel's Eyes, Setessan Training, Ethereal Armor, Bonds of Faith, Holy Mantle, Staggering Insight
11 months ago
Looks super fun, +1 from me! Aphemia and Alseid seem like they could be replaced with better beaters. Namely Blessed Spirits, Graceblade Artisan, and Hero of Iroas all reward you for suiting them up with your enchantments.
Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!
1 year ago
I have decided to put my Korvold deck I wanted to make recently to the side which "due to big debt from previous card purchases" made it look like it might be too expensive for what I wanted. So, I was looking around for a new commander of some kind and despite the fact of how much I absolutely hated the original Theros block and how apathetic towards this one I was I saw the new heliod and really gave it a look over for the first time and realized she would be a really fun and NON super ultra instinct level commander. I tried a mono green as my very first commander which was the locust of mana so I think having a new mono color commander could be fun for my deck rotation. So, help me brainstorm for ideas for what to put in this deck. I already know all about EDHREC and I looked it over and I think we could do a bit better than the list of stuff that is given there.
I already have the showcase version of heliod - Not foil unfortunately- and I was thinking of adding this combo in the deck.
Famished Paladin + Resplendent Mentor I also was thinking maybe doing a slight "aura" theme with the deck-but I don't think there is enough good mono white auras to make use of creatures like Hero of Iroas I could go with tokens as a secondary theme which cards I was thinking of using like Honor of the Pure Benalish Marshal and Storm Herd could be good. But then I might run into the problem of overdoing it with Tokens which I would have to decide WHICH kind of white tokens I would want to aim for that would still let me get in the "lifelink" theme that the deck would run on. I also have things like Sun Titan Archetype of Courage Dawn Charm Loyal Unicorn Idyllic Tutor and Three Dreams in addition to some of the staples from edhrecs' list. I know this can potentially be a really great mid power white aggro life gain-Possibly aura and tokens deck. But I don't normally play white-ever. I have probably have ever had possibly 2 mono white decks "both standard at the time" during the entire time I have ever played magic the gathering. It will also be a challenge since statistics show that having any white in your deck what so ever, even a single card gives you a -1% chance at winning games LOL. Not lying, so to beat someone with a mono white deck would be highly satisfying, especially if they are playing a higher power commander with the higher powered colors like blue green and black or heck, maybe even all three.
Anyone else can brain storm up some ideas? Possibly combos that are infinite or just a singular combo that is fun or strong or possibly what kinds of auras or creature base I should shoot for? Should I go soldier or humans for my lifelink or simply just fill out my deck with creatures with lifelink with no thought to what else they are or do?
1 year ago
Hero of Iroas too if you're running expensive enchantments. I took him out of my build because I was able to tweak everything down to 1-2 mana casts pretty much, but he's real decent.