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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.
Angelic Arbiter Discussion
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.
Also Silence might be considered for the Sunforger package.
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.
1 month ago
Enchantments: Worship .
Creatures: Moltensteel Dragon , Doom Whisperer , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , Angelic Arbiter , Angelic Skirmisher , Platinum Angel , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Tariel, Reckoner of Souls , Akroma, Angel of Fury , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Scourge of the Throne , Hellkite Tyrant , Griselbrand , Rakdos, Lord of Riots , Overseer of the Damned , Ob Nixilis, the Fallen , Harvester of Souls , Kokusho, the Evening Star .
2 months ago
Sorry About the Delay.
So far I have a few suggestions:
Karmic Guide : Can be some helpful recursion
Gilded Drake : This could be fun, especially if you start bouncing him back to your hand! He is expensive though, so that could be a problem.
Wall of Denial : A solid wall if you ever need it
Akroma, Angel of Wrath : Just a big beater
Angelic Arbiter : A good way to control the board
Archon of Justice : Some good removal
Consecrated Sphinx : A good card, will draw some hate though (but better they use removal on him and not Isperia).
Linvala, Keeper of Silence : Some good control if you run into decks with a lot of this.
Sphinx of Magosi : Not the best card, but I personally like it. It's fun to play, and it can give you cards while it gets bigger.
Tidespout Tyrant : An absolute must in this deck
Yosei, the Morning Star : Some more good control
Venser, Shaper Savant : More good bounce
Dissipation Field : If your fliers don't discourage people from attacking you this definitely will, especially since they know you can name cards.
Gitaxian Probe : Amazing for this deck
Telepathy : Same as above
Favorable Winds : Good support
Reliquary Tower : This is a staple in all my EDH decks
I hope that this wasn't too overwhelming. If you need any more help just let me know!
3 months ago
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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):
- Swords to Plowshares
- Doom Blade
- Go for the Throat
- Beast Within
- Abzan Charm
- Return to Dust
- Utter End
- Ravenous Chupacabra
- Acidic Slime
- Nature's Claim
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:
- Butcher of Malakir
- Ashen Rider
- Angel of Despair
- Reya Dawnbringer
- Angelic Arbiter
- Avatar of Woe
- Gaea's Revenge
- Giant Adephage
- Hornet Queen
- Moldgraf Monstrosity
- Pelakka Wurm
- Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
If you want to go the reanimator angle here are some budget friendly reanimator spells:
4 months ago
From first look some cards you might want to take out are: Battlegrace Angel, Dawnglare Invoker, Orim's Thunder, Seer's Sundial, Staff of Nin, Curse of the Nightly Hunt, Faith's Fetters, Warstorm Surge.
I know you dont want to spend that much money on this deck but here are some quick cards that you might want to add: Sower of Discord, Steel Hellkite, Bloodgift Demon, Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Swords to Plowshares, Angelic Arbiter, Indulgent Tormentor, Utter End, Terminate, Chaos Warp, Unmake, Cataclysm, Quicksilver Amulet, Strionic Resonator, Blood Speaker, Rune-Scarred Demon, Sarkhan's Triumph, Armageddon, Bontu's Last Reckoning, Crux of Fate, Day of Judgment, Fumigate, Exotic Orchard, Battlefield Forge, Caves of Koilos, Relentless Assault, Angelic Skirmisher, Harvester of Souls, Rogue's Passage.
I think some of these cards are better options then what you have right now.
Angelic Arbiter occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%