Angelic Arbiter


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Angelic Arbiter

Creature — Angel


Each opponent who cast a spell this turn can't attack with creatures.

Each opponent who attacked with a creature this turn can't cast spells.

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Angelic Arbiter Discussion

Suns_Champion on Akiri and Tymna's Abusive Relationship (TBC)

2 weeks ago

hkhssweiss You could certainly go the hatebears rout, though the actual cards you pick will have to be based on your meta. I'm not as familiar with the hatebears strategy. Although I think Angelic Arbiter + Sunforger is very good because it limits what Sunforger has to deal with to just one type of thing. They cats a spell? counter it. They attack? Fog them.

Note on the tutors: If you're feeling like you want to hold the deck back slightly, replace demonic tutor with enlightened.

Other cards you might want to protect Sunforger include: Hanna's Custody and Relic Ward .

Also Silence might be considered for the Sunforger package.

Mj3913 on R/W Angel tribal

2 weeks ago

Mark for Death I think is a hidden gem for combat deck including red. As for Angel's, you have Subjugator Angel & Sunblast Angel that work well together, esp if you include a blink package. Angel of Condemnation can be used both offensively and defensively. Angel of Finality for gy hate, Brisella for shiggles, Angelic Arbiter to slow things down.

Darkshadow327 on Winged Monkeys?

2 months ago

Sorry About the Delay.

So far I have a few suggestions:

I hope that this wasn't too overwhelming. If you need any more help just let me know!

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

3 months ago

Hi UR2L8,

Yes life is a premium, paying life to go fast. Will see how Toxic Deluge goes or if it can't be cast when needed.

Children of Korlis was fabulous in my Alesha, Who Smiles at Death because I could recur him, much life Selfless Spirit. Lately I've been thinking I need Selfless Spirit and Hatred in here as well.

Wheel of Fortune/Reforge the Soul/Dragon Mage/Wheel of Fate/Chandra Ablaze/Magus of the Wheel are all viable. I play more Orzhov () and splash the Mardu , so usually I won't be pulling too many read lands with fetches. Also, with a Liliana's Caress type build or a Surveil/Dredge and true Reanimator Living Death/Living End type builds it would be very powerful.

In my build, I always feel like once I get Kaalia of the Vast stabilized where I can start dropping the A/D/D from my hand, when I would Dragon Mage to recharge, it would just give my opponents a solution to whatever, Iona, Shield of Emeria or Avacyn, Angel of Hope or Etc., instead of trying to slow the board state down. I just feel this is better suited to a Nekusar, the Mindrazer or Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder or The Locust God, Etc. type Commander.

Probably could make it effective in a true reanimator with Sire Of Insanity and Liliana's Caress (type effects, draw/discard) though.

I'm unsure about Mausoleum Secrets (Situational/Late game), similar feelings towards Gamble (-1 card advantage and randomness) and Beseech the Queen (Situational/Late game). I think Mausoleum Secrets would be good with Selfless Spirit and Children of Korlis in the deck though. Hmm. I will play test it a bit, see how effective it is.

Batwing Brume is okay, I'm not sure it makes the cut, not really synergistic. Holy Day is still there too, and Angel's Grace can combo easily with a few different spells, so both feel better.

Angelic Arbiter isn't great against some decks like, Izzet () or Grixis (+) but against commanders like Xenagos, God of Revels or any Haste Commander builds actually, or Blightsteel Colossus. Since we get attacked quite a bit too, it also helps mitigate lots of that damage. Like do you want to cast Cultivate or attack with those 3/3's or whatever, do you want to swing your infect and cast nothing this turn? He's been good, won't replace him anytime soon.

UR2L8 on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

3 months ago

Spirits, I appreciate you updating me!

Also, thanks a lot for pointing me towards that article, I'll look it over. I think I can see why Toxic Deluge has caught your attention with it being CMC3 and only needing a single while also getting around indestructible and the like.

I imagine the life spent to wipe the board will be negligible, but we already have plenty of negligible life loss in the deck alongside entering the game with a target on our back. It makes me wonder just how much we can rely on our life total as a resource.

Children of Korlis seems cheeky, and goes off the beaten path of Combo / Aggro.

I also wanna hear your thoughts on Wheel of Fortune, Mausoleum Secrets, and Batwing Brume

I mention Wheel of Fortune because strangely enough, I've been running out of cards in my hand and have been going into Top Deck mode a little more than I'd like. I see it can have some synergy with the Reanimator side of the deck too.

Mausoleum Secrets gets my attention for being an instant tutor that works with our grave as well, with a fair selection of low CMC black cards to chose from.

And lastly, Batwing Brume for the potential to flip the game upside down if our opponents pull a Kiki Combo or something similar. It's similar to Teferi's Protection but with the potential to eliminate a player.

ALSO, how well is Angelic Arbiter working for you? I rarely find a spot where his ability actually stops the opponent from doing something substantial. A lot of the combos I see here won't even use the combat phase and vice versa.

Honor_Basquiat on Teneb, the Harvester

3 months ago

You're off to a good start.

Here are some budget friendly staple removal spells you should consider running (you don't need to run them all of course):

Here are some budget friendly cards that can help you feed your graveyard:

Here are some budget friendly big bomb creatures you can use as win conditions and/or reanimate:

If you want to go the reanimator angle here are some budget friendly reanimator spells:

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Angelic Arbiter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

White: 0.27%