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Akroma, Angel of Fury is an alternate-reality version of Akroma, Angel of Wrath that was originally introduced in Planar Chaos and was reprinted in Heavenly Inferno, from the original set of Commander decks.

Akroma is 5RRR for a 6/6 uncounterable flying trample angel with protection from white and blue with firebreathing (paying a red to get +1/+0.

The most unusual thing however, is that this Akroma is a Morph creature.

I have no idea why she got morph, aside from Planar Chaos being the king of breaking the color pie. There’s something in the storyline about Ixidor (I’ll get to him eventually) vowing to destroy the Cabal, but I’m not sure how closely related these two characters are.

To explain morph, you may cast this card face down as a 2/2 for 3 mana, and then turn it up for that card’s morph cost, which is 3RRR in this case.

Honestly, I don’t know of many situations you’ll morph your commander into play, but it does at least you have the option of playing her at 3 mana turn three and 6 mana at some point later during the game if you’re flipping her.

The rest of the time, she’s a fairly mediocre commander. She’s a huge threat on the table as a 6/6 flying trampler with protection from the two control colors, but doesn’t do a whole lot else after that. As far as aggro is concerned, her costing is extremely high but does give you a pretty solid creature.

Cards to play in Akroma, Angel of Fury:

  • Standard red support.
  • Sword of Feast and Famine
  • Sword of War and Peace
  • Whispersilk Cloak

If you plan on using Akroma as your commander, you are going to need to be doing commander damage – her high power, evasion and protections make her excellent at the very beginning, and all you need to do from there is make her stronger and harder to get rid of. The few pieces of equipment I mentioned above are just to make her either stronger or hard to get rid of. Feast and famine gives her protection to everything but red between itself and her own protections, and then war and peace or fire and ice can cover that red if she needs protection from all colors. Whispersilk Cloak is to shroud her from the 3 colors she doesn’t have and unblockable so she can kill them as soon as possible.

Luckily, she also has pumping built in, with firebreathing already on the card.

Cards to play Akroma alongside:

The “play alongside” in this case is mostly just talking about her ability to morph, and doesn’t really do a whole lot. She’s a standard red commander, but I feel there are much better options.

That being said, she’s still a great red creature and can definitely see play in other commander decks.

Until next time,

– SolemnParty

 

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