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Legendary Creature — Angel 7/7, 6WWW (9)


As Iona, Shield of Emeria enters the battlefield, choose a color.

Your opponents can't cast spells of the chosen color.

No more shall the righteous cower before evil.

Illus. Jason Chan

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 10/1/2009: Iona's third ability includes permanent spells (artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and planeswalkers), not just instant and sorcery spells. It does not include lands or abilities (such as cycling or unearth).
  • 10/1/2009: Once the color is chosen, it's too late for opponents to respond by casting spells of that color. Iona is not yet in the battlefield at the time the color is chosen, so, for example, there's no way for an opponent to destroy it by casting Doom Blade if the chosen color is black.
#13 (Jason Chan)

English From the Vault: Angels (Mythic Rare)
English Modern Masters 2015 Edition (Mythic Rare)
English Zendikar (Mythic Rare)

German Iona, Emerias Schild
French Iona, Bouclier d'Éméria
Italian Iona, Scudo di Emeria
Spanish Iona, Escudo de Emeria
Portuguese Iona, Escudo de Emeria
Japanese エメリアの盾、イオナ
Simplified Chinese 伊美黎之盾艾欧娜
Russian Иона, Защитница Эмерии

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