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Akroma, Angel of Fury
Planar Chaos


Reviewed January 31, 2007

Constructed: 2.87
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.47

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Akroma, Angel of Fury

Honestly, I didn't play much of old Akroma. I'm unsure of how much I'll play the new one. Funny thing though, of all the bailities this one has, I like the ability to morph. It can work out as a surprise in a lot of situations. Overall, I think it's a decent card. It's just not a chart topper.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 5
 

BMoor

Akroma, Angel of Fury

Ahh, Akroma. Still a 6/6 flying trampler, but now with Morph so you can play her face down and then flip her up on turn six instead of having to wait for turn eight. Therefore, that "can't be countered" clause is pretty useless. Pro: white and blue is nice, but most kill spells are black or red, not white or blue. Pro: white and blue is best at stymieing blockers. And if it fails, she has trample, plus firebreathing so not even Kami of Old Stone can stop her from squeezing out a few points. The question everyone is asking is, is she as good as original Akroma? Well, probably not. But she's still insanely powerful.

Constructed- 4
casual- 4.9
Limited- 4.9
 

KC MetroGnome

Akroma, Angel of Fury

Akroma, Angel of Hype. This card didn't do what I needed it to when I opened it in the prerelease, and I just don't know how I feel about it in general. What does it gain by going to red? Uncounterability is nice, but how often did Angel of Wrath get played from the hand? Pro White and Blue...it's nice that it can't be bounced or pacifism-ed, but it is now vulnerable to the many forms of black removal out there. Morph is less than exciting to me. Firebreathing is worthwhile, especially in limited, due to the presence of trample. The loss of haste might be the biggest drawback. Yeah, you could play it as a morph, then it's sort-of-hasty the next turn, but that hardly counts. In my mind, there is very little reason to play this over a dragon or the old Akroma.

Constructed - 2-
Casual - 4
Limited - 4-
 

Aethereal

Akroma, Angel of Fury

A muchly toned-down version of the Akroma we all know and love. The biggest advantage this has over the original is that she laughs hard in blue's face. Outside of that, the original has almost strictly better abilities; this one doesn't even have haste, and it's *red*! She still might get played, or at least side decked, in R/x control decks as she slips past counterspells. The fact that she doesn't have haste and lost her pro-black ability hurts a lot though.

In casual, that Akroma themed deck you've always wanted to do just got a nice new card.

In limited, take it. It still needs pro-black, but it's still a strong flyer that will make short work of your opponent if they can't get her off the board.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3
Limited - 4
 
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