Iona, Shield of Emeria

Iona, Shield of Emeria

Legendary Creature — Angel


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

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

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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

Iona, Shield of Emeria Discussion

PartyJ on Zedruu Master Politician

1 week ago

Being a huge Zedruu fan myself I gave your deck a look.

You are aware that Iona, Shield of Emeria is banned in EDH?

A few interesting suggestions to consider:

See my verion for more interesting options and possible ideas.

Have fun gifting!


Omniscience_is_life on It's time Hybrid mana is …

2 weeks ago

Yisan Braids, Cabal Minion makes you have no lands, ergo you can't cast removal, Iona, Shield of Emeria makes you literally unable to cast any spells, Erayo, Soratami Ascendant / Erayo's Essence counters all your removal, Leovold, Emissary of Trest takes your hand--and with it, all your removal--away, Lutri, the Spellchaser is just an auto-include in all RU=< decks as companion, Griselbrand can just draw all the answers in the world in response to you removing him, Emrakul, the Aeons Torn has protection from basically everything, and Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary ... he's just TOO handsome. I mean, c'mon.

sleepcuck on Avacyn, Angel of Hope

3 weeks ago

thanks for all those suggestions Lanzo493 and ya I found out Iona, Shield of Emeria was banned Just after I bought the last card I was missing. Also I'll defiantly put in Ondu Inversion  Flip in there and possibly Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite . cvarena21989 sure put some land destruction in there.

Lanzo493 on Avacyn, Angel of Hope

3 weeks ago

Also, Iona, Shield of Emeria got banned around a year ago, I think. The rules committee deemed it "unfun" to play against. Probably because it can completely lock out mono-color decks at times.

SideshowBlob on {BUG} Praetor Reanimator

1 month ago

Painter's Servant , along with Iona, Shield of Emeria locks down your opponent completely, if I'm interpreting both cards correctly.

DarkRequiem on Kaalia's Hordes (D)

1 month ago

Unha110w3d, yeah, well... Playing with Armageddon and a few more variants, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , Iona, Shield of Emeria (prior to her banishing) and a few other offenders is fun when the group is on par. When people start rulling out infect due to random unanswerable kills, you have to change the deck. When land destruction is rule out because, lets face it, it isn't much fun and the group isn't that cutthroat, you have to change the deck. And when Emeria is banned... It still hurts.

I still believe it to be quite powerful and fun even if people don't think Rakdos to be fair (works like a charm if paired with Blood Clock or if think that a Master of Cruelties dropped by Kaalia, attacking someone who can't block it is overwhelming... No one said that Kaalia is fair, even if toned down. :)

And talking Master made me think that a Angrath, Captain of Chaos could be fun in this build...

Mcat1999 on Tips for New EDH Player

2 months ago

Hardhitta7, Edgar Markov was banned in French EDH, which is 1v1 games. He was banned because his ability to create tokens while being 100% free from interactions while in the Command Zone is a run-away problem. You'd need a very specific deck to handle that sort of barrage; A deck comprised of mostly wraths to try and blow the boardstate up every single turn to stop the tokens from attacking you. His ability makes an unfair and unbalanced interaction in 1v1 games. Similarly to how Iona, Shield of Emeria is unfair against mono-colored decks.

Lujotheganker on GW REANIMATOR

2 months ago

abby315 , you brilliant brilliant human being. I've been playing around with this for quite some time now, and actually did pretty good, but often times, when I played with my friends, who had actual, competetive decks, I just couldn't stand a chance. That however changed with one simple thing - Iona, Shield of Emeria . This card, combined with a playset of Eldritch Evolution was an absolute cherry on top for this deck and raised it through the roof. Hats off to you, for being so ahead of your time haha, and thank you for making this deck fun again.

I'll keep you guys updated on how this deck performs as soon as my LGS opens up for tournaments.

Once again, feel free to add suggestions and see you sonn, peeps:-)

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