Aegis of the Gods


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO 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
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Rare

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Aegis of the Gods

Enchantment Creature — Human Soldier

You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponent's control.)

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Aegis of the Gods Discussion

xyr0s on Green + White = Lifelink and Angels

2 weeks ago

Very casual. Much random one-off. Such underpowered. wow.

Sry. Seems sarcastic, but you have a pile of cards that could be, well... better. Probably even without having to participate in anything criminal in order to pay for their replacements.

Accorder Paladin and Glorious Anthem are both great for decks with a lot of low-powered attackers. I assume that they are supposed to go with the tokens from Oketra's Monument. Problem is that you have so few of them. And oketras monument... hmmm... wouldn't that be better in a deck with a lot of very cheap creatures? So instead of 4 Serra Angel, you'd have something a lot cheaper, and maybe with some built-in card draw (to make a bunch of tokens fast, by enabling you to keep casting creatures, and to dig for the monuments). Anyway, if you wanted to buff the whole team, Honor of the Pure is easier on your mana, and doesn't compete with oketra monument for the 3-cmc slot. Path of Bravery is supposed to go with this stategy too, I guess, but is a really bad card. It's expensive, and only helps you if you are already ahead. Drawing it after a burn deck has hit you for 8 or 10 life in turn 2, it does nothing for you.

Serra Angel... the most brutally efficient beatstick in magic in the summer of 1997, and winner of the Miss Angel 1994, 1995, 1996. Since then, younger models have surpassed her, and today 5-cmc creatures in modern has to be strong enough to more or less just win a game on their own. If you went with the Oketra's Monument-plan, a replacement angel could be Angel of Jubilation. She's pretty good with tokens, and randomly hates fetchlands, but is unfortunately only toughness 3, so Lightning Bolts are a problem. Not so much of a problem, if you played 4 anthem-like effects (more like 4 Honor of the Pure, but that's the same). Anyway, Archangel Avacyn  Flip has the same ccm as Serra Angel, but you get a lot more angel for your mana. And a low-end table-sweeper on top of that. Or maybe Baneslayer Angel? Same cost, bigger body, nice abilities, although protection against demons and dragons are a bit random.

Why is there a single Citadel Castellan in this list? It doesn't really fit with anything else... Probably a decent creature in a GW Little Kid-type deck on a budget, but here it just takes up space.

Prepare is funny, and all that. Aftermath is an interesting mechanic, that doesn't look like flashback at all, no sir, not in any way. But 4 Prepare seems like overkill - it's not the kind of card you want to draw more than one of on your opening hand. And stuffing 4 Prepare in your deck before having added any Path to Exile is most likely a mistake - as removal, Fight costs 4 mana and relies on you having the biggest creature in play already, whereas path is path; 1 mana: "go away, troublesome critter, oh, and here's a basic land as compensation". Not really great on turns 1 and 2, but then, you can't even play Fight that early.

You have too little land. There should be at least 24 (even counting your mana dudes), since you try to curve directly to 5 or 6 mana. Since you have plenty of colored sources, you could add either Ghost Quarters or Field of Ruins until it fits. They're both useful for mana and to give you some game against tron (otherwise, tron will just run you over, even in its budget incarnations with cheap threats). Knight of the White Orchid is pretty funny with Ghost Quarter, or against ramp decks. You could also exchange some lands for GW-duals in some form or another - Canopy Vista, Sunpetal Grove, Fortified Village, Brushland... many options, for any budget. The important bit is that it should be possible to play them untapped, even if a bit conditional - except for Stirring Wildwood, since manlands are good anyway (even if it doesn't really hit the theme of this particular deck). Multicolored lands will smoothen your play a lot. You could also play Seraph Sanctuary, since lifegain and angels are pretty fitting for the concept.

Aerial Responder may be ok in a casual meta. Elsewhere (somewhere with a meta of what we could call "the more solid class of budget decks" or somewhere with tier-decks), it's a 3 mana creature with its @ss in Lightning Bolt-range... and that's not really good in any way. You tap out turn 3 to play it, and your opponent bolts it and plays a 2 mana creature on his turn. That's loss of initiative, right there.

Sideboard: If you know what you are playing against, bring something for that. If not, just go with the "usual suspects": Creeping Corrosion, Nature's Claim, Rest in Piece, Dryad Militant, Leyline of Sanctity, Aegis of the Gods, Ghostly Prison, Stony Silence, Day of Judgment, Blessed Alliance... it really depends on what you expect to meet and what your budget is.

Overall, I think you could go heavier into angels, or into oketras monument (and other tokens), but currently you have a mix of strategies that aren't particularly good.

Rule_Britannia on Rafiq, Master Enchanter

1 month ago

I finally got the chance to give this some real play testing. This did really well in 1v1 matches, but I was a main target in all of the multiplayer rounds I played.

Rafiq of the Many voltroned quite nicely for commander damage, surprising myopponents by how quickly he built up.

I also made a fun little bunker with Aegis of the Gods, Sterling Grove, and Authority of the Consuls

jester27 on Mono White Tokens

1 month ago

Brave the Elements 3 main board 1 side pro any color you want on all creatures Purify the Grave 1 main 2 side Counterspell Protection blue\black reanimator Legion's Landing  Flip 2 main balances out your mana curve plus nets you a token Burrenton Forge-Tender 3 side Aegis of the Gods 2 side Maybe... Cuts Luminarch both think it's to slow Spectral-2 to many 3 drops with that light of a mana base 1 beckon for the purify 1 crusade because the other guy maybe running white to and we needed 1 more space... Ran budget white many times in legacy let me know if you agree with the changes and if you done them how well did it turn out for you?

morgud on Boros Death-Star

1 month ago

Cool deck! Possible tweak ideas:

Replace one Spitemare with a Stuffy Doll (to deal with Leyline of Sanctity or Aegis of the Gods)

Replace Nahiri's Wrath and 1 Blasphemous Act with Shivan Meteor (more/dependable damage)

Replace Ajani Vengeant with Gift of Immortality (planeswalkers are always targeted and this alternate extends the life of your redirector creatures)

Replace Lightning Helix with Nearheath Pilgrim (nice life boost if Platinum Emperion isn't on the battlefield yet, otherwise chump blocker)

Enral on Bring Out Your Dead!

1 month ago

You should definitely run a mixture of Aegis of the Gods/Shalai, Voice of Plenty to prevent targeted yard hate.

KINGofORESKOS on Imprint lock

2 months ago

Yeah, I somehow missed the leyline that was in the deck already. You're right, Aegis of the Gods would be redundant.

Mr.tatak on Imprint lock

2 months ago

KINGofORESKOS Thanks for the feedbacks! Is Aegis of the Gods really worth it, as we have the leylines in the main? And yes a legacy version of this deck can be funny, I'll try to build it!

KINGofORESKOS on Imprint lock

2 months ago

Love the deck. There are also some other cards you could imprint, but they aren't as annoying to your opponents. Brainstorming every turn allows you to sculpt your ideal hand, but it's not Modern legal. Orim's Chant is similar to Silence, but also isn't Modern legal :( Maybe add Aegis of the Gods as well, probably in your sideboard? Keep up the good work!

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