Admonition Angel


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Worldwake (WWK) Mythic Rare

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Admonition Angel

Creature — Angel


Landfall Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may exile target nonland permanent other than Admonition Angel.

When Admonition Angel leaves the battlefield, return all cards exiled with it to the battlefield under their owners' control.

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Admonition Angel Discussion

Kordun on Flammendes Schwert 6

1 month ago

@ FlammendesSchwert

Hi, i come from germany, and you too right :-)?

Hehe nice, your video from Admonition Angel is funny, the lyrics from "Invisible Touch" fit perfectly.

Your video with the Deathbringer Liege "Magic Sorin as Blade - fat guy vampire toasted" is also funny. I didn't realise it till then, that the fat vampire and Deathbringer Liege look soo similar :-D.

If you like, we can write via email in german (i think that's easier) ?



FlammendesSchwert on Flammendes Schwert 6

1 month ago

@ Kordun

yes, Admonition Angel is my beloved card. I have a painting of her in my room .. I also made a video about her (ability):

Lobpreis dem Mahnenden Engel - Tribute to Admonition Angel

Kordun on Flammendes Schwert 6

1 month ago

Hi FlammendesSchwert,

i like your deck too, there is many protection and hexproof and powerfull creatures like Admonition Angel , Grand Abolisher etc. and powerfull spells/enchantments like Comeuppance and Eye of Singularity.

Your land-choice is also great, i think there will be always the right mana in play.

I can't really estimate who good it will perform against other legacy decks, but i think you did a really good job, i would love to play against it and see how it will shine.

Also you spend a lot of time in creating 23 versions of this deck against all potential threats :-).

Have you tested it out yet against other strong legacy decks?



CogMonocle on Mayael Has Big Things

2 months ago

So you commented on my half-finished Ghalta list suggesting I look here, but I don't actually see what I'm meant to be looking at. The deck is glacially slow, often incapable of doing anything meaningful at all until turn 5, you're running a strangely low number of lands, and there are only 7 cards in the entire list capable of interacting with the opponent's cards outside of combat (three of which need to successfully attack to use the effect). Cards like Terastodon, Woodfall Primus, and Admonition Angel, would at least give you some ways of interacting with artifacts and enchantments. Too high of a percentage of the cards in this deck don't really do anything besides put power and toughness onto the board. This does has some insurance against wraths, but it seems like mass bounce, exile, or -X/-X effects still destroy you. Having personally already tested Mayael, putting enough 5 power creatures into the deck to make the activated ability consistent (which is really important when you're paying so much mana for the ability) is essentially guaranteed to make the deck slow and clunky. This is why I instead elected for a commander like Ghalta with more of a focus on cards that benefit from having at least one large creature at a reduced cost, able to make plays like casting Ghalta for 2 mana and following up with Life's Legacy for a 4 mana draw 12, or combine Ghalta (as the commander) with Food Chain and Manaplasm, for example, to produce unlimited mana.

I never decided to take that deck past theorycrafting, and instead continue to get my big-creature fix from playing this deck: Thromok, where I get to make plays like sacrificing Thromok to Miren for 300+ life, or make so much mana with Druids' Repository to cast Thromok three times in one turn, with 50+ power each time, as it gets killed in response to the lethal Chandra's Ignition, before Thromok's spark successfully ignites on the third try burning all opponents to a crisp.

NeoHikamaru on Sacred Ground vs Annihilator?

3 months ago

Wow! Thanks for the quick reply guys. Maybe adding an Admonition Angel will help me control the field better.

Razulghul on Razulghul

3 months ago

PhotogenicParasympathetic mmm well I have had a mardu Angel deck in the past. Are you only looking for mono white ones? I believe I have most of the good ones except linvala, so like Tariel, Gisela, Aurelia, the other flip avacyn etc. The only two im interested in keeping are the Angel of hope and tithes really, here is a list:

Gisela, the Broken Blade, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Archangel Avacyn, Restoration Angel, Aurelia, the Warleader, Admonition Angel, Bruna, the Fading Light, Herald of War(foil), Akroma, Angel of Fury, Serra Avenger, Radiant, Archangel, Emeria Angel, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls(comm, FTV, oversized versions), Anya, Merciless Angel, Angel of Despair, Exquisite Archangel, Reya Dawnbringer, and like 10 others under a dollar.

NV_1980 on Avacyn, Judgement Day 8/29/97

4 months ago

Hi High_Priest_of_Avacyn,

This deck lacks focus. It looks a bit like an Avacyn-wipe/Angel-tribe deck, to which you have added a whole host of cards that imho prevent you from executing a predictable, repeatable, solid game-plan. If this is not what you want, all power to you. However, if this is what you do want, I think you would have to make at least some of the improvements I am about to suggest:


A typical commander deck contains at least 36 lands and between 8-10 mana rock/ramp cards, depending on the color(s) that are being played. Especially when you want to cast big creatures like Angels, this becomes pretty important. Aside from adding some land, I would recommend some artifact mana rocks like Sol Ring (which is the most included card in EDH/Commander of all time), Mind Stone, Worn Powerstone and/or Thran Dynamo. As you are using snow-covered plains, you could also consider adding Extraplanar Lens; that way you can profit from double-mana, while opponents using normal plains cannot. There are also some great ramping creatures for mono-white decks, like Knight of the White Orchid, Oreskos Explorer and if you want to throw some money around, Weathered Wayfarer.


There are a few fantastic creatures available that synergize really well with an Avacyn-wipe/Angel tribe deck. Herald of War has the potential to make casting your Angels, including Avacyn, much cheaper. Sunblast Angel provides you with a one-sided wipe, making it unnecessary for Avacyn to be under your control and still be wiping the place effectively :) Admonition Angel is a great point-remover, and a powerful Angel to boot! Angel of Jubilation is fantastic at restricting the power of many decks; especially those who rely on infinite combo's through sacrifice. Angel of Finality is fantastic if you do not just want to wipe your opponents' stuff, but exile it too. Last but not least, Platinum Angel can be a lot of fun; especially when you have Avacyn on the battlefield to protect her from harm. And since you seem to like cards that grant protection, how about Mother of Runes and Eight-and-a-Half-Tails? I think they are a lot more versatile than the protection cards you have included now.


Some really great wipes/wipe-enablers that do not just target creatures (like the Akroma's Vengeance you already have included), could be Nevinyrral's Disk and Worldslayer. Also, since you are playing mono-white, Mass Calcify could be really useful. If you want to wipe creatures, but Avacyn is not available yet, some great options to protect your own stuff are Rootborn Defenses and Make a Stand.


Last but not least, I would like to propose some all-purpose cards. First of which are Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots. Avacyn, though indestructible, is not impervious to harm. These will ensure that removing her will prove much more difficult. A great way to slow your opponents down is by letting his/her artifacts and/or creatures enter the battlefield tapped. Authority of the Consuls and Blind Obedience are awesome, cheap ways to make this happen. Also, you could consider adding tax cards to make your opponents pay for attacking you. Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Safety and/or Norn's Annex could fulfill those needs. As white is terrible at allowing you to draw more per turn, I would also suggest maybe adding artifacts like Mask of Memory, Staff of Nin or even Mind's Eye.

Ok, that's it for the additions I would suggest. If you want, I can also dedicate a post on what I would cut in order to make room for the above. Let me know.

With regards,


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