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Angel of Sanctions
Creature — Angel
When Angel of Sanctions enters the battlefield, you may exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Angel of Sanctions leaves the battlefield.
Embalm (, Exile this card from your graveyard: Create a token that's a copy of it, except it's a white Zombie Angel with no mana cost. Embalm only as a sorcery.)
Angel of Sanctions Discussion
3 weeks ago
You said in your thread in the deck help forum that you wanted to get it down to 66, so that is 18 cuts.
Trespasser's Curse - Curses feel unnecessarily antagonistic and this one doesn't do much.
Curator's Ward - Unlikely to ever draw you cards.
Ashes of the Abhorrent - Not good unless your meta is very graveyard heavy.
Prowler's Helm - Not a very good piece of evasion equipment.
Wing Shards - Bad except against voltron.
Nightmare's Thirst - Hardly ever going to kill anything of importance.
Mana Leak - The type of games you are likely to play with this deck tax counters won't matter.
Convolute - See above.
Healing Grace - 1 shot small amounts of lifegain aren't worth a card slot.
Dark Ritual - Rituals aren't great in commander unless it is to ramp directly into a victory and you have no insta-wins.
Vampire Sovereign - ETB doesn't justify paying the price for the body in a non-blink deck.
Angel of the God-Pharaoh - 6 mana 4/4 isn't worth it just because it has cycling.
Diamond Mare - Going to gain you much less life than you think it will.
Underworld Coinsmith - Effects aren't strong enough.
Bonus round, these cards are all relatively weak and I really think that maybe you wanted angel tribal and didn't want to say it was a tribal deck.
1 month ago
Hey, I see Avacyn, Angel of Hope . Why not use her as Commander instead of Avacyn, Guardian Angel? Angel of Hope is a much better card; much more impact as a Commander.
There's several cards in the sideboard that are upgrades for cards in the main deck. Resplendent Angel and Lyra Dawnbringer can be a fantastic Angel engine in multiplayer Commander because Resplendent works on each of your opponents turns. These are two of the best Angels for Angel tribal; alone or together they have a lot of impact.
Angel of Serenity and Baneslayer Angel are two more of the better Angels. Because Serenity is a creature it can be recurred or reanimated this makes it a very good repeatable creature/graveyard hate removal spell. Herald's Horn , Urza's Incubator and Caged Sun are all upgrades for ramp. Serra Ascendant for one mana can be a real beating in 40 life Commander. Consider Angel of Sanctions ? It's an Angel Oblivion Ring that can be more easily reanimated.
My next suggestions are good support cards for mono white. Consider Smothering Tithe ? It's a great source of repeatable ramp for white in multiplayer Commander. Wheels can be a big part of some Commander matches and this card gives you a huge advantage against your opponents. Everyone in Commander wants to draw sometimes even a lot of cards and every time an opponent does they are not going to want to spend two extra mana for each draw just to deny you a treasure.
Consider Knight of the White Orchid , Mother of Runes and Aven Mindcensor ? Ramp and repeatable protection. Mindcensor makes your opponents tutors less effective even Fetch lands which is very helpful for you because white lacks tutors. Mindcensor helps to some what level the playing field.
With Angel of Hope as Commander you can take advantage of Hour of Revelation and Akroma's Vengeance which will wipe everything of your opponents and not yours. Armageddon also nasty when your lands are indestructible.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Angelic Field Marshal
- Chancellor of the Annex
- Sphere of Safety: only 8 total enchantments is not enough to utilize this for five mana.
- Guardian of the Gateless
- Angel of Invention: Angels are already big with evasion don't really need a five drop +1/+1 anthem.
- Pristine Angel: 4/4 for six mana who may or may not have protection is not worth it.
- Serra Avenger
- Holy Mantle
- Banishing Light
- Oblivion Ring
- Angel's Trumpet: this gives your opponent's too much advantage with creatures in multiplayer.
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
I think it's fine to have Hushwing Gryff there, I'm just pointing out that it works really badly with Iona, but unless your games are way longer than mine, you won't cast her very often, so maybe just cut her for another Lyra?
Leyline of Sanctity is indeed beter as a 3-of, the problem is that against a creature deck it does next to nothing (other than give you a bit of free Devotion for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ), which is why it lives most of its life in various sideboards.
Angel of Condemnation is too expensive I think. It's 4 mana to cast it, then 3 mana and exertion to exile something, and it only has toughness 3. I much prefer Angel of Sanctions , but if you want to run that, you need to get rid of the gryffs.
2 months ago
So you're the reason my Isperia list is festering down at #3...
Can't help but love the deck, though! +1 from me! A few suggestions:
I'd swap out Disperse for Expel from Orazca or Unsubstantiate . Angel of the Dire Hour is a great one to have in your toolbox. Angel of Sanctions as well. Vendilion Clique is on the pricey side but it's one of the best recent additions I've made. Tutorable hand disruption that doubles as a peek effect is quite strong. Also, great to see someone else janky enough to run Moonring Island !
3 months ago
Thanks SomaCruz, lots of great suggestions here. I really wrestled with the angel decisions for this deck - there's so many amazing ones. I debated as to whether or not I should include each of the ones you've mentioned so I'll try to explain the 'why' behind my omissions.
Angel of Jubilation is excellent, love the casting cost and lord effect but she didn't make the cut because I need to be able to pay life for one of my win conditions, Aetherflux Reservoir . Angel of Condemnation and Angel of Sanctions are good removal options, but ultimately I decided that I'm running enough removal. I may revisit that line of thinking if it becomes a recurring problem, perhaps replace Angel of Serenity with one of these cheaper, less win-more options. Now having said that, looking at Admonition Angel again, yeah. That needs to be in here. You're also right about Angelic Skirmisher so I think I'll take that out and swap in Angelic Field Marshal , good call. Sunblast Angel is awesome and is indeed in here already. I thought about Karmic Guide and Dawnbreak Reclaimer as recursion options but I am actually comfortable with the current recursion amount ( Bruna, the Fading Light , Emeria Shepherd , Reya Dawnbringer , Defy Death , Buried Ruin & Emeria, The Sky Ruin ).
Dawn of Hope and Smothering Tithe make a lot of sense and should probably be in here, I'm just not certain what to cut for them yet. I'm luke warm on Geier Reach Sanitarium and Inventors' Fair in here but I see what you're getting at, likewise with Weathered Wayfarer & Expedition Map .
Thank you for the good ideas and let me know when/if you post your Lyra deck, I'd be keen to check it out.
3 months ago
I would definitely add these cards: Phyrexian Processor , Phyrexian Rebirth , Slime Molding (better than it looks since paying 11 mana will give you a 3 mana 10/10 each turn after), Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage (populate mana-sink late game), Parallel Evolution , Illusionist's Bracers (populate twice, for the same price!), Acidic Slime (just an awesome green staple), Sakura-Tribe Elder , Phantom General , Angel of Sanctions (INFINITE REMOVAL EACH TURN!), Beast Within (staple removal in green), Budoka Gardener / Dokai, Weaver of Life (mana acc and lategame big tokens in one)
I would consider these also: Worldspine Wurm , Parallel Lives (awesome, but a bit $$$), Rootborn Defenses (stops a board-wipe and pops), Trostani's Judgment (high cmc, but good value), Overrun (probably wins you the game if you have a few creatures out), Hydra Broodmaster , Austere Command (wipes opponents' boards, but a bit $$$), Elspeth, Sun's Champion , Elspeth Tirel (both Elspeths have great board wipes for token decks), Oblivion Ring , Yavimaya Elder , Ajani Goldmane / Ajani, Caller of the Pride (both have great synergy with big lifegains), Baloth Cage Trap (P.S you can play this and populate as combat trick!), Beast Attack (the flashback makes this a good comeback-card in case of board wipe and you need to get the pop-engine going), Blade Splicer (very powerful early-mid game)
I would 100% cut these cards: Take Heart , Centaur Healer , Healer's Hawk , Parhelion Patrol , Candlelight Vigil , Conviction , Noble Purpose , Flight of Equenauts , Siege Wurm , Bounty of Might (no trample=hard to use)
3 months ago
I'd probably run Angel of Sanctions instead of Admonition Angel , I don't expect to drop a whole lot of lands after I get my 6 drop on the board, and Sanctions can also come back from the dead if they kill it.
You may want to consider Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , but a lot of your early drops lack Devotion, so that might not be the best despite the deck being mono-white.
3 months ago
Having a lot of cards isn't going to help you a lot against mill, I think. You could consider getting something to shuffle your graveyard into your library again. The best would be something like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , but that's quite an expensive card to have just so that you can get your library back, but it has the upside that you don't need to cast it. More reasonable options would be Elixir of Immortality .
I also strongly recommend that if you're not going for a Commander deck, or a commander feel, that you consolidate your deck and play multiple copies of most cards. If it's nice having one copy, it's usually nice having three.
I'd also recommend having some ramp to actually get to play Avacyn, Angel of Hope once in a while ;) Mind Stone , Gold Myr , Boros Signet , and Knight of the White Orchid are things to consider if you don't want to splash green for Avacyn's Pilgrim or some of the pricier mana-dorks.
Some just all-round good cards you may want to consider are Thalia's Lancers to get Avacyn when she's hanging out on the bottom of your library, Angel of Sanctions for getting rid of the opponent's nasty cards, and of course no angels deck is complete without Lyra Dawnbringer these days.
Angel of Sanctions occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%