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Angel of Jubilation
Creature — Angel
Flying Other nonblack creatures you control get +1/+1. Players can't pay life or sacrifice creatures to cast spells or activate abilities.
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Angel of Jubilation Discussion
1 month ago
The Challenge that I propose is this: pick a plane, then design a featured Commander of a Legend from the plane. The twist is that the Commander needs to be at least two colors and be designed as a Planeswalker that can be played as Commander. Describe the idea for the deck, how the Commander's Spark triggered, and a general idea of cards you might include as part of the deck if you were designing it for sale. For instance:
Deck name: Saving Grace Plane: Innistrad Commander: Sigarda, Heron of Light (3)(G)(W) Sigarda, Heron of Light can be your Commander. [+2] Put a 1/1 Human token with hexproof into play under your control. [-2] Discard a creature card from your hand. Put a 4/4 Angel token with flying and hexproof into play under your control. [-8] You gain an emblem with, "Creatures you control have lifelink and hexproof. Creatures you control may not be sacrificed. 
Spark: After the confrontation with the fused, corrupted Bruna and Gisela, after the 'victory' of the Gatewatch, Sigarda's heart longed for answers, for how to help heal her world. Her heart's cry pulled her out of her world to another, before pulling her back home, where she found Arlinn Kord waiting to speak with her. Realizing now the existence of other worlds, Sigarda has determined to find a way to keep the humans of her ravaged world safe from both internal threats and threats from other planes.
Deck concept: Angels, Humans and Spirits working together to protect and support each other.
Sample cards: Briarbridge Patrol, Cathedral Sanctifier, Champion of Lambholt, Champion of the Parish, Devout Chaplain, Bygone Bishop, Dearly Departed, Drogskol Shieldmate, Angel of Glory's Rise, Angel of Jubilation, Herald of War, Haunted Cloak, Avacyn's Collar, Inquisitor's Flail
2 months ago
+1 love the deck!
Angel of Jubilation wants a spot!
2 months ago
Any deck with an Angel of Jubilation gets a +1 for me (which leads me to +1 a lot of decks...) and I quite like builds like this! Though the decks cost is something like a teacher's yearly salary, I am sure I can trade a few lands from my vintage deck to get it (If I had a vintage deck ;-; ), but that is beside the point, I want to ask why the lack of Gemstone Caverns and Ancient Tomb in the list, they act as fast-paced ramp in mono-white, and I don't imagine you'd be opposed to the price, so that would seem pretty cool, Scroll Rack is another card I would suggest.
Scroll Rack gets a lot of hate outside of the Land Tax or Weathered Wayfarer synergy, but I still think it is powerful without them. It basically is a sorcery that doubles your hand worst case scenario for like or so. That is pretty good for mono-white.
Two things in the description, first, "Konwing" should be "knowing" I think, minor tid-bit (I am a Grammar Nazi!) and the second is pretty major... YOU LOAN A $7356 DECK TO NEW PLAYERS?!?... The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale will be bent when they shuffle it... That is like $500 down the drain if you try to sell it bent.
You make me cry.
2 months ago
You made a very good point I guess while deciding on what to do I kinda lost focus. So taking your advice I dropped Vedalken Orrery Angel of Jubilation Revoke Existence Sphere of Safety and Iona, Shield of Emeria making it a little more aggro and hopefully quicker being as it seems like a slow start but it's coming along thanks to your input which I appreciate I was having a brain fart for awhile now lol. The counting idea I can't believe I never thought of that.
2 months ago
Ah, I agree that Sword of War and Peace has some bad synergy. As for what to cut, I'm not too sure. You've dipped your toes into a lot of themes (voltron, hate bears, pillow fort, etc) and have lots of spot removal. I think the deck would be much more consistent if you cut the pillow fort theme and went more aggressive with hate bears and more aggressive creatures like Silverblade Paladin and Sublime Archangel, which is great for creature heavy voltron builds. My first thought is to cut Iona, Shield of Emeria mainly because of how hateful that card is, could be an easy cut depending on your play group. I'll list off some other cards I think you could cut: Angel of Jubilation, Revoke Existence, Vedalken Orrery, Sphere of Safety, and Ghostly Prison.
You might want to write out how many cards you have that are card draw, spot removal, board wipes, hate, tutors, etc. to see what areas you are weak on. I did something similar with my karametra deck and it helped a ton (Commanding from the Throne of Abundance)
2 months ago
I am currently running my only copy of Urza's Incubator in another deck, might swap it back to this deck. I don't like the idea of Coat of Arms in my playgroup since everyone is mainly playing tribal decks so it would benefit them too.
Kindred Boon seems pointless due having Avacyn. hmm :s
2 months ago
Fixing mana issues and other changes.
I always found Pilgrim's Eye to be kind of lame. I'm replacing it a Trophy Mage. It can search for Steel Golem, Burnished Hart, or Sunforger. A threat, a ramp-card, or the most powerful equipment in EDH. (I know this is kind of ironic, because Pilgrim's Eye, if it were to remain in the deck, could be tutored with Trophy Mage. But why would I do that?)
2 months 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.