Angel of Despair

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Commander Anthology (CM1) 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

DemonDragonJ on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

2 weeks ago

Teysa is my favorite character from Ravnica, and this new card of hers is nice, but too situational for her to be truly spectacular.

End-Raze Forerunners are very nice, but not quite as good as Craterhoof Behemoth, unfortunately, because they do not provide their bonus to themselves and the bonus is a fixed value.

Wilderness reclamation is nice, but, for one more mana, I would much rather have Seedborn Muse, because that card untaps all permanents, not merely lands, and does so every turn.

I was eagerly anticipating a black/white Orzhov angel in this set, but seraph of the scales is not worthy of being a mythic rare; it should have been merely a regular rare. This is now twice that the Orzhov has had an underwhelming angel, with the previous example being Deathpact Angel, which has a cool name and awesome artwork, but a very mediocre ability; the best Orzhov angel, by far, is still the very first, Angel of Despair.

I very much like Rakdos, the showstopper, and he perfectly embodies his guild's ideology (as he should, since the guild is named in his honor; actually, it would be more accurate to say this his guild embodies his ideology), as well as the general philosophy of red/black.

Vannifar is very nice, and I expect that she shall be a very popular EDH general, since she has the ability of Birthing Pod, with no additional mana cost and easily accessible.

Also, is it not rather weird that the leaders of each guild in this set have been revealed, but the guildmages have not been?

Honor_Basquiat on Teneb, the Harvester

1 month ago

You're off to a good start.

Here are some budget friendly staple removal spells you should consider running (you don't need to run them all of course):

Here are some budget friendly cards that can help you feed your graveyard:

Here are some budget friendly big bomb creatures you can use as win conditions and/or reanimate:

If you want to go the reanimator angle here are some budget friendly reanimator spells:

multimedia on Kaalia, Grim Reaper Extraordinaire

1 month ago

Hey, this is a streamlined, excellent version of Kaalia, nice job.

Consider including a back-up reanimation plan--expand on the idea of cheating these big Demons/Angels into play for when Kaalia is killed which will happen--more low mana cost protection for Kaalia and mana cost efficient board wipes?

Consider adding these cards:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Utter End
  • Legion's Initiative
  • Nevermore
  • Underworld Connections
  • Pithing Needle
  • Moonveil Dragon
  • Thundermaw Hellkite
  • Balefire Liege
  • Deathbringer Liege
  • Hammer of Purphoros
  • Dreadbore
  • Whispersilk Cloak
  • Orzhov Basilica

Good luck with your deck.


solarbeam on Braids' Dreamscape

1 month ago

Instead of Angel of Despair, run Ashen Rider since it synergizes with both Braids

Cards like Stitcher's Supplier and Living Death also look like the kind of cards you want.

The new Mausoleum Secrets could be pretty cool here as well.

Cards like Collective Brutality and Ponder would smooth it out as well. Since Brutality lets you pitch what you want while setting the opponent back, and Ponder finds what you need

DemonDragonJ on Ultimate spoiler season

2 months ago

Sigil of the New Dawn is very nice, because, despite its low price, it has never been reprinted, and the new artwork looks great.

I am not particularly pleased about the reprint of Containment Priest, because I feel that that card is too inexpensive for such a powerful effect (it really should have cost 3 or 4 mana for that effect).

Angel of Despair is one of my favorite angles in the game, so her being reprinted is always nice; I would have preferred to see her with new artwork, but her current artwork is so awesome that there is no real need to replace it. Why was she demoted to an uncommon? She is far too powerful to be anything less than a rare, in my mind.

I really would like to see all ten lieges (but most notably Balefire Liege and Deathbringer Liege) from Shadowmoor and Eventide reprinted, becuase many of them need to be reprinted.

Ertai, the Corrupted would also look very nice in the new frame style, as well.

Pattern of Rebirth and Spoils of the Vault were not particularly expensive, but their new artwork is very nice.

I did not realize that Vengevine had become so expensive, so it being reprinted in this set is very nice, indeed.

Demarge on Kaalia

2 months ago

hmm description is very confusing, but it's a kaalia deck so I got lead to here.

I'm going to guess the deck is kinda budget focused and an angel tribal and will try to suggest cards along those lines (though really the best thing to do for this deck would be to upgrade the land base).

Blinding Angel can allow you to lock out a creature based opponent from getting combat steps.

Angel of Despair is removal on a winged stick, so is Angel of Serenity who also can work as a Gravedigger.

Boros Charm has quite a few functions, you can save your creatures from removal, turn your Armageddon into a one sided mass land destruction, or could give say a Gisela, Blade of Goldnight (also suggest, big dmg while also being good protection) double strike resulting in a 20 dmg swing (or more).

Cover of Darkness is an avoidance giving enchantment I've considered in the past with my Heavenly Rakdos back when I didn't have as many ways to give kaalia avoidance. In this heavier one tribe version you may see a lot more mileage out of it.

it seems you have a heavy indestructible focus on your angelic army, General's Regalia can help them protect you.

TCK_Green on Don't Blink

3 months ago

Have you considered Ashen Rider instead of Angel of Despair? It's one mana more, but has an effect when it goes to the graveyard (as well as when bounced), and exiles instead of destroys. Also, what with the 15 creatures you have with 2 power or less, Reveillark may also be a pretty useful card. Also, I don't see much draw in the deck - would it be worth adding Sphinx's Revelation or Stroke of Genius?

Also, if you have the money for it, then a Palinchron would do nicely as a back-up for when something happens to your Peregrine Drake. It's a little more, but if you have that and any card that wants infinite mana (e.g. Mnemonic Betrayal) then you can some pretty awesome/awful stuff <(^_^)>

5c0r910n on Aminatou blink!!!

3 months ago

so i don't know why your running Trinket Mage, doesn't hit like anything in your deck.

In my opinion Boreas Charger isn't very good, and same goes for Pilgrim's Eye.

i don't think Lightform and Yennet, Cryptic Sovereign are too good considering your lack of big stuff

Eldrazi Displacer can only be activated with like three of your lands, so i don't think its worth running.

Mulldrifter is good here, might as well run it instead of one of your draw cards, definitly better then Treasure Hunt.

Infinite Reflection is a whole lotta fun, powerful, dumb stuff

Day of dragons is insane in this deck. Basically you get a whole bunch of 5/5 flyers, hit you opponents with em, then flicker it to get a bunch of etbs from your minions, and then get the 5/5s back. Also makes you basically immune to board wipes, including your own. Angel of Despair Luminate Primordial and Ashen Rider are good high end to help you beat down your opponents with high value etbs.

cards like Lavinia of the Tenth, Stonehorn Dignitary, Knight-Captain of Eos and Azorius Justiciar do a good job of protecting your face and aminatou, and stalling for the big stuff

if you like gonti then Jace's Mindseeker is for you.

Cathars' Crusade and Dire Undercurrents are really good with stuff like Eerie Interlude

Rite of Replication, Hour of Eternity and Pull from the Deep are crazy in the late game

if you can find one Blade of Selves is really good

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