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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.)
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Angel of Sanctions Discussion
1 week ago
You could try a Trostani, Selesnya's Voice token deck. I built mine with the populate mechanic in mind, so it focuses more on quality tokens rather than the quantity of tokens. You can also abuse cards like Phyrexian Processor, as well as embalm creatures like Angel of Sanctions.
Here's a link to my Trostani decklist: Trostani's Populace
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons is also a cool deck. Use neg counter removal spells and abilities and amass an army of deathtouching snakes. It's really easy to rebuild after sweepers too.
Here's a link to my Hapatra decklist: Hapatra Neg Counters
The deck has some combos in it, but in practice they are hardly ever used.
They're both 2-colour decks, so the mana bases can be cheap. I think both lists are around the $200 mark.
1 month ago
Hey! I just tested a few games with it, and it got ran over pretty hard by aggro/burn decks.
Your creature curve is pretty harsh--only total of 6 creatures all the way up to the 3-slot. Authority of the Consuls is a good way to mitigate this a little bit, but not quite enough on its own. There are a handful of good white creatures out there in the 1-2-3 slot that could work with your ETB/Panharmonicon theme. Shield Mare, Sunscourge Champion, for example give you some more early plays, or even just a set of Seal Away or Baffling End to keep you alive until turn 5. Even a couple of Sacred Cats could go a long way to keeping you from dying to Bomat Courier. Knight of Grace could also be sweet--great blocker in the 2-slot. Since you're playing the Tribal bonuses in Radiant Destiny and Vanquisher's Banner (presumably putting them on Angel), you probably want Shalai, Voice of Plenty. Even without the ETB trigger, she is a great angel, and keeps your other angels hexproofed.
It's a cool shell, and a great synergy plan, but overall I found it a little inconsistent and very weak to aggressive decks. Maybe go down the one Bishop of Binding and go up the 4th Fairgrounds Warden.
In general, try to use more 4-ofs! If the card is central to the deck's strategy, play all 4 copies! If your curve is too high, then pick the one that works best. If Angel of Sanctions is your key gameplan, then use all 4 and go down the other angels that aren't AS good. This will just help your deck play more consistently--you'll get the drops you really want more often.
Keep it up!
2 months ago
3 months ago
@multimedia I really appreciate this breakdown, thank you for taking the time. A lot of these points have been on my mind lately with rotation coming. The biggest problem I see is exactly what you said, no BW land in the next set which hurts me significantly for trying to be greedy and play Benalish Marshal and still splashing black. Unclaimed Territory was great for casting Marshal and Freebooter by naming humans, but hurts me for trying to play Duress turn 1. I really need the BW shock land to be able to pull all this off.
I'm not sure which way to go with this...Knight of Malice and all the removal and sideboard options are great and make the deck more versatile but mono-white would make it very consistent but makes Knight of Grace just ok and both those knights together fill out my 2 cmc slot really well. Losing Fatal Push, Cast Out and Angel of Sanctions means I will probably increase my Cast Down and Seal Away which are still great removal.
What do you suggest I do? Cut Marshal altogether to make the mana more consistent or go mono white to keep Marshal, run Ajani and maybe make room for Novice Knight and some equipment? I guess either way you definitely like Ajani for this, and the more I think about it, I do too. Thanks!
3 months ago
@Stazeeee I thought the exact same thing, my original build had Unclaimed Territory but I found that I really wanted access to early black mana for Fatal Push and Cast Down plus it didn't help with playing history on turn three like you said. Biggest reason I chose Evolving Wilds over a tapped dual land was for the revolt trigger for push.
Funny enough I actually haven't played with the Kitesail Freebooter since I added it here but the reasons I want to use him are: he adds another black permanent for Knight of Grace, allows me to see my opponent's hand (which is helpful in any match up), he helps with game 1 against control and removal. 3 great reasons to use him and it's important he has 2 toughness to survive any incoming Goblin Chainwhirlers. I rarely even draw Josu Vess, Lich Knight, but when I do he can be pretty amazing, people tend to overlook his menace and they don't leave enough blockers lol. Also he's a great card to have if all my creatures get hit by Settle the Wreckage because they just ramped my lands enough to pay his kicker cost for another win-con.
Doomfall and Vraska's Contempt are great sideboard cards but I tend to like Cast Out over contempt, but that's just personal preference. There are certain matches contempt would be much better so I'll try and pick up at least 2 of them. I'll be playing around with Doomfall for sure.
Honestly the biggest reason I run Angel of Sanctions instead of Lyra Dawnbringer is because I already had 3 AOS and 0 Lyras and she's pretty pricey. So I'm going to be trading for Lyra because I'll definitely want them after Amonkeht rotates out. Thanks for your suggestions! Very helpful.
3 months ago
I wonder if 3 Unclaimed Territory might suit your deck better than the 3 Evolving Wilds. You can name knight or angel and hit all your creatures. It won't come in tapped and should help solve any mana issues being able to cast Benalish Marshal on turn 3.
I'm curious how well the Kitesail Freebooter and Josu Vess, Lich Knight are performing for you. I'm a big fan of freebooter but with so much cheap removal it usually doesn't make a big enough impact for me. Some combination of Doomfall and Vraska's Contempt might work for you in those slots mainboard. Doomfall is flexible and can stay in against control or creature match ups. Plus you don't have to worry about them getting the card back.
Personally I like Lyra Dawnbringer over Angel of Sanctions mainboard as it's a gg card against red and a lot of aggro decks. Then I would sideboard Angel of Sanctions or Ixalan's Binding in for lyra against control. Like you said though either angel has it's merits mainboard.
3 months ago
I know that Vanquisher's Banner is more costly than Radiant Destiny but I run both in my MTGA standard deck and they do fairly well against a lot of the RDW or Rakdos aggro, and keeps me paced with UW control. Also if you're worried about aggro decks that are faster run Authority of the Consuls cause it's so good.
I'm sure you're building this deck based on your play group but it looks like it's just trying to get out as many dudes as possible. At the very least, I HIGHLY recommend putting in 4x Dusk Legion Zealot. Don't want to run out of gas if you can help it. Speaking of which, put a Arch of Orazca in there to further make sure you stay gassed. You should have no problem getting blessing.
4 months ago
Have you considered 3 Angel of Sanctions instead of 3 Walking Ballista? With red and Abrade so strong in the meta it might serve better as it can take out a lot of relevant threats including planeswalkers. Also it gets the +1/+1 from lyra which is nice.