Angel of Despair

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander Anthology (CMT) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Guildpact (GPT) Rare

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Angel of Despair

Creature — Angel

Flying

When Angel of Despair enters the battlefield, destroy target permanent.

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Angel of Despair Discussion

Elopsm on Cascade, Cascade, Cascade...

1 week ago

Ironwright's Cleansing -> Disenchant More Efficient

Azorius Cluestone -> Azorius Signet More Efficient

Dimir Cluestone -> Dimir Signet More Efficient

Golgari Cluestone -> Golgari Signet More Efficient

Silumgar Monument -> Boros Signet More Efficient

Hanweir Garrison -> Golgari Signet More Efficient

Faith Unbroken -> Oblivion Ring More Efficient

Seek the Horizon -> Rampant Growth More Efficient

Cyclops of Eternal Fury -> Mass Hysteria More Efficient

Ulvenwald Observer -> Phyrexian Arena Cheap Carddraw

Chariot of Victory -> Llanowar Elves More Ramp

Banishing Light -> Swords to Plowshares More Efficient

Hanweir Battlements -> Spire of Industry Better Card

Wrecking Ball -> Terminate Land Destruction not relevant

Interpret the Signs -> Blue Sun's Zenith Doubles as finisher with infite mana

Negate -> Counterspell Better Card

Chromanticore -> Last Stand More Utility

Cromat -> Mayael's Aria Win Con

Midnight Banshee -> Angel of Despair More Trigger and Removal

Primal Surge -> Brilliant Ultimatum More Trigger + easy to cast with ramos

Lorthos, the Tidemaker -> Conflux More Trigger

Spirits on Kaalia's Flying Circus

2 weeks ago

Hi Venom_Pistachio, thanks for the comments on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

Here are some potential cuts:

Grim Discovery | Return to the battlefield is better, skips the Kaalia of the Vast requirement

Ruthless Ripper | He's too small, and not going to do much for you

Skyblinder Staff | Not necessary

Vessel of Endless Rest | Planning to infinite combo this?

Congregate | Rarely going to be too valuable / too situational

Boros Guildmage | Use a Dragon Tempest or something, creatures too easy to remove, and mana sponges

One or a couple of these should get you Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker in there.

Some other suggestions:

Angel of Despair destroys a permanent for about $3, good with Panharmonicon as well.

Swiftfoot Boots better way to get haste (and hexproof) for equip 1, better than Boros Guildmage

Anguished Unmaking is a great permanent exile, think Purphoros, God of the Forge or along that lines

Bloodgift Demon gives you an extra draw each turn for under $1

Zealous Conscripts can go infinite with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (same as Restoration Angel), for about 50 cents

Hope that helps!

drohack on Kaalia call of Brisela

1 month ago

Here is my attempt to figure out my "7 by 9" classification of my deck (Referenced article about "7 by 9"). It appears I've slightly reversed it and have a "9 by 7" ratio. Some cards also overlap, but I put them in their main use case category.

After looking at the list though I only have 7 categories of cards which means I could look to add a new category by removing some of the weaker cards in each of the existing categories.

Target Protection (10)

Removal (8)

Tutor (9)

Draw (10)

Revive (8)

Utility (9)

Meld (6)

Mana (5 + 35 - 1)

Futuremonk on Karador Gravetools

1 month ago

Ashen Rider and Angel of Despair are both great removal, but you have plenty already and they are your highest CMC. I'd consider sideboarding one or both of them if you want to make any replacements.

eeriekiller on Kasual Karador [[Budget Casual Karador Midrange]]

1 month ago

Entomb, Sun Titan, Animate Dead, Necromancy, Dance of the Dead, Vigor Mortis, Angel of Despair, Ashen Rider, Birthing Pod, Avenger of Zendikar, Craterhoof Behemoth, Hella mana dorks

I saw your post and your budget do I do apologize for breaking it, but I think these cards will fit your theme. Kasual karador likes to abuse etb effects for cheap and get fatties out through the graveyard. This means you need a decent reanimation package. I hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions

chirz2792 on Let's talk myriad again

2 months ago

Seems really good with Angel of Despair, Archon of Justice, Ashen Rider and any of the titans, primordials, and gearhulks.

DrunkManSquakin666 on Casual Kaalia

2 months ago

Alright... Lessee what I advice I can give, here...

First off, 44 lands may be a bit overkill. I'd recommend you consider putting the signets back in, as well as Darksteel Ingot, if you still have 'em. The Ravnica bounce lands are deceptively good, as well. They may return a land you control to your hand, but you can just bounce a tapped on after using it. That second mana they produce can be quite useful in the long run.

Dolmen Gate is an interesting card I've never seen in a Kaalia deck before. O.o I like it! Might consider getting one, myself, lol.

I'd recommend a few cheaper critters like Baneslayer Angel and Thundermaw Hellkite. Mainboarding your Blinding Angel and Kothophed, Soul Hoarder would also be advisable. There's also Harvester of Souls to consider, and I find it odd that you took out Angel of Despair. O.o

Rise of the Dark Realms and In Garruk's Wake are interesting, but seem... unnecessary. Same goes for Warstorm Surge.

Finally, Decree of Pain seems like it'd be useful, as well--particularly as a replacement for Wake.

For further inspiration, my deck's right here: Hardcore Kaalia.

Hope that helps! :)

eeriekiller on Karador, the Resilient Reanimator [1.3]

2 months ago

It looks like you're trying for the "karador beats" theme. This is a super fun way to play and I have a couple of suggestions.

First off, the beaters. Blightsteel Colossus has done serious work for me. If you can shoot him out with an early Pattern of Rebirth, then he gets pretty difficult to work around. I chose him over the eldrazi titans because he doesn't shuffle the graveyard away when he dies. Other good beefies are Ashen Rider, Angel of Despair, and Iona, Shield of Emeria. I'll also heavily back the elesh norn suggestion. it completely shuts animar down and is a great way to get your little dudes back into the fight.

Speaking of little dudes, I have some dorks to suggest. Mana dorks are pretty important in a deck like this, where so many cards cost so much. I choose creatures over rocks because they are easy to bring back. look at Arbor Elf Avacyn's Pilgrim Birds of Paradise Elvish Mystic Fyndhorn Elves Llanowar Elves Weathered Wayfarer. Also, with craterhoof as a threat, people will never stare down a board of mana dorks the same way again.

Living Death synergizes fantastically with Carrion Feeder or Viscera Seer. sac everything on your board for free, drop Living Death, and shoot your opponent's important stuff with your creature removal from your GY.

Things I would take out:Avenger of zendikar and creekwood leige are just too slow and don't really fit the theme. You could argue that you could pod into craterhoof with avenger or that he's a good reanimator target, but I really don't think he fits well in the deck.

Rise of the dark realms is cool, but I don't think that mana cost is worth it for you.

Another thing I've noticed is that your deck is pretty stuffed with high mana cost cards. This is to be expected in a recursion deck, but you need to be careful with what small amount of ramp you have. The deck's theme is a bit frayed but with a little bit of tuning, it looks like it could be super intimidating in your meta.

I hope what I have here helps you out. Check out my deck here and see what you think. It's a more combo-y stax version of karador, but maybe you could check out a couple of my ideas.

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