Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Akromas Vengeance

“Akroma’s Vengeance” is a white sorcery spell printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Onslaught”. So far, this is a rather interesting sorcery as it seems to be a more amplified version of “Wrath of God”. This card is reprinted as a rare for the special set known as “Planechase”. However, the potency of Akroma’s Vengeance might be replaced with a card printed in the “Magic 2010” core set.  So far, Akroma’s Vengeance is pretty good as a balancer. So far, Akroma’s Vengeance is legal in the following formats: EDH (Elder Dragon Highlander), Onslaught Block (Onslaught, “Legions,” and “Scourge”), Legacy, Vintage, Freeform, Prismatic, Tribal Wars Classic, Classic, Singleton 100, and Commander.

The converted mana cost for Akroma’s Vengeance is six. You will need to pay two white mana and four colorless mana to play Akroma’s Vengeance from your hand onto the battlefield. For what Akroma’s Vengeance can do, the casting cost seems to be worth it. Keep in mind that Akroma’s Vengeance is a sorcery spell. It means that Akroma’s Vengeance can only be played during your turn.

What does Akroma’s Vengeance do in the first place? When Akroma’s Vengeance is played, all creatures, artifacts, and enchantments are destroyed. This is a good way to clear the battlefield for the most part. Unfortunately, those creatures, artifacts, and enchantments can be regenerated for the most part. That is the one flaw of Akroma’s Vengeance.

If you play “Wrath of God” or “Damnation,” creatures cannot be regenerated. Also, you can pay three colorless mana to Cycle Akroma’s Vengeance. You simply discard Akroma’s Vengeance and draw a card.

But, Akroma’s Vengeance could possibly be somewhat obsolete. This is because of the creation of “Planar Cleansing” in the Magic 2010 core set.  Planar Cleansing destroys all non-land permanents. This is superior over Akroma’s Vengeance due to the fact that it can take out planeswalkers.

Akroma’s Vengeance seems to be only good in an Onslaught block format.  Akroma’s Vengeance will not destroy planeswalkers for the most part.

For an EDH deck, Akroma’s Vengeance still comes in very handy. You still want to be able to clear the board if things get out of hand. Even if Akroma’s Vengeance cannot take out planeswalkers, that spell will buy you a few turns.

Overall, Akroma’s Vengeance is still a good card to play for the most part. In other formats, you are better off playing Planar Cleansing simply because it can take out planeswalkers. In most of the formats, you could use both Akroma’s Vengeance and Planar Cleansing.