Angel of the Dire Hour
Creature — Angel
When Angel of the Dire Hour enters the battlefield, if you cast if from your hand, exile all attacking creatures.
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Angel of the Dire Hour Discussion
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1 week ago
Hi, I'm also a big fan of incorporating politics in EDH!
Here are some cards with a political element you might consider:
Nova Pentacle can disincentivize opponents from attacking you if you're controlling no creatures, because then the opponents have to target some of their own creatures.
Duelist's Heritage is a nice political card. It can incentivize your opponents to attack another opponent instead of you.
You might also like Seht's Tiger.
2 weeks ago
I have 2 Aurelia decks also. This one and I switch between equipments voltron, and the all creature build ...so really i just need to build a 3rd one but some people may think thats excessive. This one is great for games that go a little longer, would avoid it for faster metas though.
Gisela, the Broken Blade was in here for a while, but im still tweaking the list a bit. Id like to get the angel count back up a little bit, it seems to have dropped off for more removal and ramp. The truth is theres just so many angels that I want to run its tough to get them all in. In a perfect world there would be room to add Gisela, the Broken Blade, Firemane Avenger, Seraph of the Sword, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Angel of Finality, and Angel of the Dire Hour. I have been giving some thought to Brisela though, would love to get that going. Ive got 3 or 4 cards I want to cut, so we'll see what kinds of things I can get into those slots. Another thing to think about also, is focusing on life gain with things like Dawn of Hope, Angelic Accord etc. That would definitely be a reason to use Gisela.
1 month ago
Trostani, Selesnya's Voice was until I started playing against Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow and realized how important it is to have a form of life gain in the deck, may also add in Mirrorpool or Bramble Sovereign so I can utilize the populate part too
4 months ago
Ahhh great to see a big army of angels, so +1 just for that!
That said, I think you should lower your average CMC a bit, since twelve 7+ drops can be problematic even in casual games (and almost half of your deck costs 5 or more to play anyway). As much as I love all those huge-ass angels, maybe you could replace some of them with cheap but powerful 4-5 drops like Battlegrace Angel (lifelink), Angel of Jubilation (lord + anti-black) or Seraph of the Sword, or if you have some more money available, then you have many more to choose from like Archangel of Tithes (combat control), Shalai, Voice of Plenty (hexproof for everyone), Restoration Angel (for re-triggering enter the battlefield effects, including Seraph Sanctuary), or the golden trio of lifelink angels: Baneslayer Angel, Archangel of Thune and Gisela, the Broken Blade.
As more concrete suggestions, I think Seraph of the Sword is better than both Serra Avenger (since you can't play her until turn 4 anyway) and Guardian of the Gateless. Also I would swap Angelic Arbiter for Archangel of Tithes or Battlegrace Angel, and take out Reya Dawnbringer and Angel of the Dire Hour for some of the others I mentioned.
4 months ago
Luminarch Ascension, Heirloom Blade, Herald's Horn, Vanquisher's Banner, Zendikar Resurgent, Profound Journey, Angel of Serenity, Karmic Guide, Sunblast Angel, Angel of the Dire Hour, and Marshal's Anthem. I have found great value with every card listed. Let me know if you need me to go more in depth.
5 months ago
Psssst: Angel of the Dire Hour < Lyra Dawnbringer. Because Angel doesn't do anything 90% of the time and requires you to leave up 7 mana! And then if no one attacks you just time walked yourself. Also Lyra is just rediculous.
5 months ago
5 months ago
One of the biggest lessons I learned since I first started playing Commander/EDH, is the first thing you need to ask yourself when choosing a commander is "How can I exploit this commander?" Avacyn, Angel of Hope is a powerful card on its own, but it can turn the card Armageddon, from destroy all lands, to destroy all lands but your own. It's things like that that make a deck strong. Lyra in particular is strong with a card like Exalted Angel. The reason why is because the wording of the card means it technically has lifelink, without counting as lifelink. So if Lyra is out, the Exalted Angel gains twice the life of damage done. I learned this playing Essence Sliver and Syphon Sliver, I like slivers.
Speaking of which, you should make full use of your commander's abilities and have more angels. You have quite a few removal spells, it would be a good idea to combine removal and control with angel creatures ie: Sunblast Angel, Angel of Deliverance, or the aforementioned Angel of the Dire Hour. Magic is a game of making the most use out of each card you have. Linvala, Keeper of Silence is also a good card to have. It can shut down entire decks, without interfering with your own (Seeing as how angels rarely have activated abilities).
If you want to see more examples of this stuff you can check out my own personal mono-white deck: Blood for Sword, Sword for Blood or any of my other decks.
I hope this helps. I think building a deck to honor your mother like this is really awesome :) I wish you the best on your journeys to come.