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Angel of Invention
Creature — Angel
Flying, vigilance, lifelink
Fabricate 2 (When this creature enters the battlefield, put two +1/+1 counters on it, or create two 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature tokens.)
Other creatures you control get +1/+1
Angel of Invention Discussion
1 week ago
The tokens and anthem effect are good, but I don't have repetitive bounce effects to make that a more than one time token generator.
1 week ago
ChrisHansonBiomancin, Gideon Blackblade is a 4/4 with indestructible, and if I flip Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip that's another 4/4 with indestructible. Angel of Invention (which may be a card worth replacing?-- I haven't decided yet) is yet another potential 4/3 with flying. Smuggler's Copter does quite a bit of work. There are ways to close out the game.
Your point is well taken, though, that something to make a bigger "splash" might be worth considering. Thank you for the comment!
1 week ago
Thank you so much ChrisHansonBiomancin! What a great feedback.
Whirler Rogue also seems like a good idea, not too strong, but a good way to go, i just need the tokens.
2 weeks ago
Icon of Ancestry is just better than Angel of Invention but what worries me is that you aren't running enough creatures. In the meta you kind have to have lots of threats to get through removal and hand disruption. Keeping a decent hand with a creature, a planeswalker and a couple of spells will lose 100% of the time against Thoughtseize . Also the creature base feels very...off. Thalia, Heretic Cathar , Law-Rune Enforcer and Elite Guardmage feel kinda out of it. Honestly Gadwick, the Wizened seems like a great pick if you were more blue orientated. In the sideboard, Rest in Peace over Tormod's Crypt and 3 Dovin's Veto is next to useless. Counterspell work best in Pioneer when you have many to make your opponent play around them, 3 counterspells in the board won't really do that.
2 weeks ago
This looks like a fun deck, I always love me some Hornets. My biggest recommendation would probably be to add in more token-producing cards, starting with 2 more Wingmate Roc, since right now you only have 8 cards that do so versus 19 cards that depend on having those token-producers to combo with and are pretty dead cards otherwise. Unfortunately 3 and 4-drop options look pretty thin but one idea is Whirler Rogue . If you don't mind being a little crowded at 5-drop there are several good options, such as Angel of Invention , Biogenic Ooze , Scion of Vitu-Ghazi , and Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves .
You also might want a few more mana dorks in order to speed things up, especially if you have a lot of 5 drops so you can hit them consistently on turn 3-4. I'm thinking 8 would be a good number given your curve.
3 weeks ago
peter20percent your brother is right, some targeted removal isn't the worst idea. Some of my favorites in mono-white are Path to Exile , Swords to Plowshares , Generous Gift , and Revoke Existence . Brave the Elements is also a fun little combat trick you could utilize. As far as cutting cards, I'd take out Coat of Arms , Knight Exemplar , Patron of the Valiant , Strongarm Monk , and possibly Touch of the Eternal . You don't have a centralized creature type enough to make Coat effective, plus is can be detrimental against other tribal decks. Same concept with the Exemplar, you're just not using enough Knights to make her worthwhile. Patron and Strongarm are just not the most effective to the strategy you're building. And Touch is a really risky card. When it works it's awesome, but I see it backfire more often than not. I'd also consider swapping out Mass Calcify for Day of Judgment or Cleansing Nova . Mass calcify is great, but it's a really high drop and you might be going up against decks that contain white creatures, nullifying your advantage. DoJ is cheaper and is great for if you're getting overwhelmed and need to clear the board, and Nova is great utility. Lastly, I'd consider swapping Angel of Invention for Akroma, Angel of Wrath , since you seem to be going for cards with word jumbles. Hopefully this helps!
2 months ago
So now I'm going to organize this post is from different types of cards and alternatives and/or strictly better cards that have the same Converted mana cost!
Let's start with enchantments! It seems like your all over the place, which is fine, but you have aura enchantments and land enchantments. which seems a little weird to me! Normally you want to either go a route for your deck, and this seems unorganized, so let us fix that! Serra Aviary is a bad card, cause it also gives opponents fliers +1/+1, we don't want this. So id suggest either going with some like Citadel Siege cause sure, it won't buff all creatures, and it'll give a boost to one creature you want per turn, or it can be used defensively which is always a plus! I'd also suggest going Dictate of Heliod cause it gives an extra +1/+1 for one extra mana, AND IT HAS FLASH! For cards that are better for the 4 cmc are Light from Within , Force of Virtue , Marshal's Anthem .
For protection cards or cards that accumulate value, instead of Angelic Renewal and Angelic Accord , cards which can be good, but you don't have a whole lof of life gain or recursion to run these two! So I'd suggest cards like Sigil of the New Dawn , Kindred Boon , Privileged Position and Asceticism are 100% more effective in protecting your creatures or giving good value.
Now that we got enchantments out of the way! lets work on these instants! I love some of these instants, Absorb is a fun card that I'm 100% gonna get, same with Archmage's Charm ! Disdainful Stroke , Essence Scatter (and the like), Commencement of Festivities and Guardian Angel are all weaker versions of cards like Mana Drain and Counterspell which I'd upgrade with. I'd also suggest getting some artifact/enchantment removal such as Krosan Grip one of the best in this as it has split second, another card I highly recommend is Bant Charm one of the most versatile instant printed in these colors. some other instants i enjoy and have seen good results with are Teferi's Protection , Plasm Capture / Mana Drain , Render Silent , Arcane Denial , Dawn Charm and Heroic Intervention . Those are just some of my recommendations! I may have some more but You'd really need to let me know what direction you want to go!!
For sorceries, you're in gosh darn green! WHERE ARE THE RAMP SPELLS?!!??!!? Add Farseek , and since we have big fatty CMC angels, Recross the Paths puts in some work! Kodama's Reach and Explosive Vegetation are better than cards like Rampant Growth because 1) it gives card advantage (2 lands for 1 card) and 2) gives us more mana to work with during the late game! (this is when angel decks typically win). other ramp spells I use are Cultivate and Traverse the Outlands .
I've noticed this deck does not have a SINGLE BOARD WIPE, as big as our angels are for the CMC, we won't be able to cast them until later, board wipes are essential to have especially since you aren't running any pillow forts kind of cards, I HIGHLY recommend adding some, cards that I've always had in my white decks are Austere Command , Rout , Supreme Verdict , Cleansing Nova , Descend upon the Sinful , Planar Cleansing and Mass Calcify . Some other sources that are more focused with tribal is Harsh Mercy sure each player gets to pick a creature type, but that typically is one creature for them, and of course we'll pick angels, so we get the upper-hand in this!
We need some card draw, and this is important as I don't see any in this deck and that is a HUGE mistake. Think about adding cards like Rishkar's Expertise , Praetor's Counsel , Blue Sun's Zenith , Sphinx's Revelation , Finale of Revelation just to name a few that come to mind.
For Lands, these look just.....fine albeit slow, but not quite optimized. I totally understand how people on a budget don't run cards like Misty Rainforest and the like. But as a 3 color deck, I suggest adding in cards like Temple of Enlightenment and Temple of Plenty at least you'll get value from them coming in tapped. Other cards I'd suggest are Krosan Verge , Prairie Stream , Flooded Grove , Wooded Bastion , Seaside Citadel , Path of Ancestry , Forbidden Orchard (cause what is a 1/1 to our angels? PFFT) other lands that give some utility in a pinch are: Scattered Groves and Irrigated Farmland ! other good cards are Glacial Fortress (and it's kin), Hinterland Harbor and Temple Garden !
For Artifacts, I see the signets, I don't typically run the
and X signets just cause I like my land ramp better and won't get destroyed with target removal or artifact/enchantment wipes. but as a 3 color deck, you 100% NEED
basically makes all your mana problems go away, just tap lands for whatever color you need! If you're trying to go for some voltronish cards, I'd suggest going like
, which basically secures that you keep whatever creature you want alive for the rest of the game (unless they exile it with a spell somehow).
is also a good card as people won't want to block because it exiles shit, which is GREAT, let me tell you how many times people didn't block because they wanted to keep their creature(s).
For tribal support cards, there is a very small pool to chose from, So you might want to grab a Vanquisher's Banner , Herald's Horn , Urza's Incubator , Door of Destinies , Coat of Arms , Stoneforge Masterwork and Cryptic Gateway are some cards to look at!
Ok, lets finally get this creature situation fixed! first of, YOU'RE AN ANGEL DECK WITHOUT ITS PRIME GURL!?! WHERE IS MY Avacyn, Angel of Hope ?!?!?!??!!?!?!? I'm disappointed!!!! But for real, add her.
Other cards considering should be Metallic Mimic (if you're going for a 1/1 counter theme.) Solemn Simulacrum should go in here, he's just too good not to have here! Rhonas the Indomitable is a great mana sink, and if you really need to give trample to your creatures, Nylea, God of the Hunt is also a good alternative. Resplendent Angel is a great 3 cmc angel, don't underestimate this gurl! Sephara, Sky's Blade is also a great (shittier) version of our gurl Avacyn, Angel of Hope but still a good effect none-the-less! Iridescent Angel , for a 7 mana angel, I was hesitant at running her in my jenara deck, but has proved to be SO GOSHDARN STRONG! Can literally take ANY damage from ANYTHING (don't mention the Eldrazi to this gurl) but it has soaked up a lot of damage over my games. Archangel of Tithes is a great 4 cmc angel that gives taxes for attacking and defending! great include! Angel of Invention a fabulous card, especially if you have something that gives +1/+1 counters, say a Bow of Nylea , is a great addition to our squad! Angel of Serenity is a good card here as well! great recursion for this deck! since we're in bant, Stoic Angel is also a good include! Akroma, Angel of Wrath can't go wrong with an 8/8 creature with so many keywords and protection(s)!
Also, there is ONE card that is SO GOSHDARN UNDERRATED AND NEVER PLAYED and has literally been the BIGGEST beater I've EVER seen is non-other than Selfless Squire . THIS GURL...Where are my words for this card. It's a fog effect but you get a MASSIVE creature that has to be answered or your opponent die! I've had people swing at me for 20+ damage, not worried because of Selfless Squire and she becomes a huge creature, give her trample and/or indestructible, good game! This gurl is so badass she can oftentimes beat an ELDRAZI TITAN 1v1 (in terms of power/toughness). Best and most fun card I'VE EVER PLAYED IN A CREATURE! 50/10 would recommend!
3 months ago
Joe_Ken_ hey, thanks for the suggestion. I honestly never saw that card before. It synergizes quite amazingly with the commander. However i think it has to compete the spot with From Under the Floorboards as the sacrifice fodder generator card
Angel of Invention On the upside, it reusable thanks to Alesha, but the downside is that it requires Alesha to be attacking in order to cheat her cost. Creates 3 bodies (2 because one is probably dies during combat)
From Under the Floorboards On the upside, it has higher power ceiling and gain me life (it's important because of Bolas's Citadel ), may creates more than 3 bodies if the madness triggered. But the downside is that Alesha can't cheat it and you always have to pay mana to cast it.
For now, I think i go for From Under the Floorboards for the potential higher power ceiling value. Also, it's cheaper than Angel of Invention . I'll put her in the Maybeboard, (that lifelink got my attention)
However, thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate that a lot.
Angel of Invention occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.02%