Akroan Crusader is one of the newest "Theros" spoilers revealed today Aug. 31, 2013 during PAX Prime, from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set (Cavern Lampad is the other). Revealed in a tweet by Trick Jarret, Akroan Crusader is an aggressive one drop red creature that can give you incremental card advantage over the course of several turns.
Akroan Crusader - R
Creature - Human Soldier (Common)
Heroic - Whenever you cast a spell that targets Akroan Crusader, put a 1/1 red soldier creature token with haste onto the battlefield.
An Akroan soldier's worth is measured by the number of swords raised by his battle cry.
Akroan Crusader can pump out turn after turn of 1/1 red soldier creature tokens with haste. This heroic creature shines when a spell that can target more than one creature hits it. Akroan Crusader can be particularly nasty with Anax and Cymede on the battlefield, allowing your newly assembled army to grow in side.
Another recent card that shines with Akroan Crusader is Young Pyromancer. Every instant or sorcery you cast on one or more of your heroic creatures will net you an additional creature token.
Akroan Crusader may be the fuel to kindle mono-red decks past rotation.
How will you use Akroan Crusader?
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