Iona, Shield of Emeria

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
From the Vault: Angels (V15) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Mythic Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Mythic Rare

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Iona, Shield of Emeria

Legendary Creature — Angel

Flying

As Iona, Shield of Emeria enters the battlefield, choose a color.

Your opponents can't cast spells of the chosen color.

Iona, Shield of Emeria Discussion

DerektheRed on Creating a Stax Ban List

1 week ago

bryanedds - while I generally agree with the other commenters (especially goodair), I'll share what our playgroup does: no hard 'bans', but we do have an informal list of cards that aren't fun and people generally don't run them. As you say, they are mostly cards intended to lock out players entirely; a good example is Iona, Shield of Emeria . We also discourage things that slow the game waaayyy down like Winter Orb , Orb of Dreams and Spirit of the Labyrinth / Eidolon of Rhetoric . We also discourage decks with both tutors and infinite combos, but are fine with one or the other. Last, like most casual groups, we don't typically run any mass land destruction. IMO this approach is much preferable to 'banning' cards that are otherwise perfectly legal in EDH.

hellhole3927 on On Tilts

1 week ago

LiquidGaming if you are playing Faerie Trickery as a counterspell for the exile ability on it you might want to consider Dissipate and Void Shatter . Another counterspell I would HIGHLY recommend is Rewind . At first it seems good just slightly too expensive, but I'll just say from my experiences with this card it's a 10/10 as a counterspell. BTW, even if you don't add both Dissipate and Void Shatter to this list I would recommend you cut Faerie Trickery for Void Shatter only for a few very minimal benefits ( Tarmogoyf , Red Elemental Blast , Pyroblast , Iona, Shield of Emeria , etc). The only possible downside to Void Shatter that I will bring up is that you can't pitch it too Force of Will , but your mono blue so this will probably never cause an issue. If you do find this to be an issue I would still recommend you change Faerie Trickery to Dissipate for the very minimal benefit of slowing Tarmogoyf .

BTW, nice list and if you would like me to take the time to list any/all possible upgrades/suggestions for your list I would be more than happy to do so. Just let me know if you would like me to make these suggestions or not.

Oda-Jimbob on Mayael and Other-wordly Allies

2 weeks ago

Deck Edit 1:

Rishkar's Expertise out -> Ruric Thar, the Unbowed in

Shivan Dragon out -> Iona, Shield of Emeria in

Song of Freyalise out -> Worldly Tutor in

Celestial Purge out -> Teferi's Protection in

I have in my collection an Avenger of Zendikar , a Baneslayer Angel and a Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger . Not sure if these are upgrades for anything already in the deck, so would love some feedback on what people think??

Oda-Jimbob on Mayael and Other-wordly Allies

2 weeks ago

Hi Chris,

Thank you so much for your advice. I have to admit that I had previously looked at your Safari Zone deck, and was very impressed - in fact I have an Iona, Shield of Emeria on its way because of you! ;-) I do in fact have an Avenger of Zendikar in my card collection already so could put that in, but do you think it would be worth it without the Craterhoof Behemoth being in the deck too? I dont have many ways to pump small creatures, so wonder if they would just end up as chump fodder? Any advice, greatly received. Also, love the Lurking Predators idea - am definitely going to have to find myself a copy of that - any suggestions of what you would take out to get that in?

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Iona, Shield of Emeria occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.03%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

White: 0.25%