Building My Own Cube, pt. 10 – Iroas

Iroas, God of Victory

My least favorite color combination (although I do dislike white-blue and green-white as well), so I might not be the best person to do this one, but I sort of have to in order to maintain this whole thing’s personal touch. What’s the right approach here? Probably going wide. Some previous parts have already included some tools for this, but here’s some more.

Iroas’s Two-Colored Cards

Akroan Hoplite is pseudo-batallion and feeds on you having large amounts of creatures, so its in.

Blaze Commando provides plenty of fodder, but at the same time, its pretty constricting in deck building, so I probably don’t want to use it.

Legion’s Initiative seems interesting. Fun gameplay at least, although there aren’t going to be very many sweepers (there have to be some, though).

Lightning Helix and Warleader’s Helix are good removal. I think the former might be just a tad too efficient for this cube, so I’ll use the latter.

Truefire Paladin is a fun, effective, versatile creature, that creates interesting gameplay.

Wojek Halberdiers has Battalion, so it personifies the need to go wide.

Akroan HopliteLegion’s InitiativeWarleader’s HelixTruefire PaladinWojek Halberdiers


Firefist Striker, Warmind Infantry and Legion Loyalist fill the red Battalion quota.

Hordeling Outburst is a part of going wide.

Akroan Crusader fits nicely in to the colors theme, as Iroas seems to be a major god in Akros.

Felhide Spiritbinder feels more like a Mogis card, but fits better here due to its ability to get more attackers.

Harness by Force can also enable Battalion and simply ends games under right circumstances.

Kragma Butcher is an excellent attacker, especially if it can’t die due to Iroas’s protection.

Firefist StrikerWarmind InfantryLegion LoyalistHordeling OutburstAkroan Crusader
Felhide SpiritbinderHarness by ForceKragma Butcher


Boros Elite, Daring Skyjek and Frontline Medic are here for the Battalion.

Raise the Alarm is here to enable the Battalion.

Ajani’s Presence can keep you from losing your very valuable troops.

There’s a mention of Akros in the flavor text of Dauntless Onslaught and its a pretty good card, if you have several creatures, as this deck usually does.

I love the name of Eidolon of Countless Battles and it fits into the deck pretty well.

I should probably do a count of all the humans in the cube before doing this, but I’ll put in Champion of the Parish. If it doesn’t work, I’ll replace him, but it seems fine.

Boros EliteDaring SkyjekFrontline MedicRaise the AlarmAjani’s Presence
Dauntless OnslaughtEidolon of Countless BattlesChampion of the Parish

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