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Whenever a creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may sacrifice Angelic Renewal. If you do, return that card to the battlefield.
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Angelic Renewal Discussion
2 months ago
Nic44: I'm glad you like the deck. As for specifics:
Weathered Wayfarer is definitely a good card, however knight has a few benefits. Because she is green/white, Green Sun's Zenith can find her. She also doesn't have the same search restrictions that wafarer has. The other thing is that she outright puts the land into play, which means I don't have to rely on my land drop. The other thing is that she can get to be a real beatstick if needs be.
Timely Hordemate falls into the same category as a lot of other combo pieces - while there are a bunch of creatures that combo, the hardest part is assembling the sac outlet (as green doesn't struggle to tutor creatures). And I'd rather run slightly less combo pieces and more tutors.
Angelic Renewal is i nthe same boat as Hordemate. While it's good, I think I'd rather run Gift of Immortality. Even though it doesn't combo with Renegade Rallier, it combos with Sun Titan and gives me the option of including Heart Warden and Eidolon of Blossoms as card draw (these three form a really solid draw package, either warden + gift or eidolon + sac creature + gift).
I love Sakura-Tribe Elder as card, however it's very rare that I actually bother recuring him. And the more competitive the meta, the more important it is for lands to enter untapped. Plus being able to fetch Savannah is a huge deal. It was a tough call not to include him, but ultimately he can be a bit slow.
I do like the interaction with Felidar Guardian and Birthing Pod. It definitely warrants some further thought - I'll add him to the maybeboard. I'm not too interested in adding 7 drops to the deck, however his interaction seems strong wit hthe rest of the cards. I used to run Restoration Angel in an older build and guardian is better in most aspects.
2 months ago
Great deck, really like what you have done with Saffi, affirming her position as a very viable combo commander - Saffi has long been a favorite of mine.
A few suggestions: Would Weathered Wayfarer be better than Knight of the Reliquary? I'm not positive on this, but I would think Wayfarer to be better since it comes down much earlier, but it does have conditions.
Timely Hordemate is another recursion creature for Saffi, but you may have enough of that going on already - and it has an attack condition.
I would definitely recommend Sakura-Tribe Elder over either Nature's Lore or Three Visits since it is a creature that can be recurred, as I am sure you already know from your previous build of this deck.
What I have been doing lately is an interesting Birthing Pod chain: pod off any three drop for Felidar Guardian, which enters play and blinks pod. Then pod off Felidar Guardian for Karmic Guide, who will trigger and return Felidar Guardian, blinking the pod once again. Now pod off Karmic Guide for Wispweaver Angel, who will trigger and blink Felidar, who will trigger and blink pod. Last pod activation sacs Wispweaver Angel getting Angel of Glory's Rise or Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite. Instead of getting Wispweaver Angel at the six-mana spot you could opt for Sun Titan if the conditions called for it. Boonweaver Giant is also an option if one decides to play it in their respective deck, and it may have just got a little bit better now. There is a lot you can do with that ridiculous Felidar Guardian and Birthing Pod - I fear that the cat may also get the banhammer in Edh as well...
3 months ago
Found your deck while browsing EDHREC for ideas to update my Teysa. I think I will have to consider Phyrexian Tower, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Sadistic Hypnotist, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, and Smokestack. Aside from the land, these cards are all 4-6 mana - a mild concern. I find it hard to justify adding cards to the deck that can't be recurred by Sun Titan or Reveillark. My friends have long advocated for reducing their decks' overall mana curves, too. Have you found the mana cost of those cards to be an issue for you?
Has Smokestack been effective for you? I liked having Braids, Cabal Minion when she was legal so the Stax archetype has some appeal but, unlike Braids, Smokestack is not something my deck can recur if it is destroyed. Further, I'm thinking my deck might not always have expendable creatures to sac for Smokestack, and I'd be a little worried about having an opponent Wrath leaving me to sacrifice Smokestack or lands. So... yeah, how has it been for you?
Your deck description mentions two combos that don't quite work the way you've described:
First, the Darkest Hour + Blood Artist + Any 3 Creatures + Teysa, Orzhov Scion combo; it does not work because Teysa's first ability cannot be activated when Darkest Hour is in play. That ability requires sacrificing white creatures and Darkest Hour overrides all colors, making all creatures mono-black. Rather, you'd need Darkest Hour + Blood Artist + Any Sac Outlet + Any Expendable Creature + Teysa, Orzhov Scion
Secondly, the Darkest Hour + Sadistic Hypnotist + Any 3 Creatures + Teysa, Orzhov Scion combo is only slightly off; you just need one expendable creature, not three, to make all your opponents discard.
I really like the versatility of having the Karmic Guide + Reveillark combo in my deck and have built the deck with almost everything being capable of recursion by Reveillark or Sun Titan. I like your use of Angelic Renewal alongside Sun Titan; it's another one of those ideas that I feel I should test out. A similar option I only happened upon today (thanks to finding Milan's Teysa deck) is Fiend Hunter to combo with Sun Titan and I'm pretty fond of the idea given that Fiend Hunter can play defense in the early game and can be recurred by both Karmic Guide and Reviellark later. Have you considered Fiend Hunter, Karmic Guide and Reviellark for your deck?
3 months ago
4 months ago
Well, first off, your removal spell appears to be targeted, so you can't use it on a creature you've given shroud. Secondly, if a creature with shroud dies, Angelic Renewal still triggers (it's not activated) and can return that card to the battlefield. Importantly Angelic Renewal doesn't target. It does require sacrificing on resolution, so if you destroy it in response to it's trigger, it won't be on the battlefield, so it can't be sacrificed. If you exile the creature from the graveyard in response to it's trigger, with something like Cremate, it won't be able to be returned, but your opponent can still choose not to sacrifice Angelic Renewal, so they could still use it on the next creature that dies.
4 months ago
My opponent has a creature and Angelic Renewal on the battlefield. I cast Mage's Guile on his creature to give it shroud. Can he still activate Renewal in response to my removal spell? If not, is there a way around Renewal at all? thanks in advance <3
thehat on Athreos TL
5 months ago
Researching your other path and trying to improve AetherBro's ability I found some enchantments you might look at:
5 months ago
The pleasure is all mine RedStanley
First off, I like what you got going on so let's build on that. First, I would either add Wrath of God or replace Day of Judgment with it, purely because the dis-allowance of regeneration. Other board wipes that are viable are Fumigate, Akroma's Vengeance, Planar Cleansing, Descend upon the Sinful, Rout, Austere Command and Mass Calcify Secondly you have a lot of creatures and there is a new card coming out called Oketra's Monument which is great for this style of deck. Moving onto your protection, Aegis of the Gods is great and all but Leyline of Sanctity and Witchbane Orb are also nice and can give you extra protection. Along with a card called Personal Sanctuary you will be safe from bolts and what have you. Another card you may want to consider is Crawlspace or Silent Arbiter to help prolong your life. Next we need to focus on alternate win cons, because let's face it sometimes you can't beat face. I recommend adding Helm of Obedience because it combos with Rest in Peace allowing you to mill someone out. The next alternate win con will be Sun Titan, Blasting Station, and Angelic Renewal which creates an infinite loop of sorts. Now for beating face I recommend getting some more anthem effects, things like Always Watching , Cathars' Crusade(maybe), and mayhaps an Akroma's Memorial. I know that I am recommending a lot of non-creature stuff but it works with that you are doing. However there are some creatures that I can recommend, that can help you pull out a creature based win, those being Odric, Lunarch Marshal,, Eidolon of Rhetoric Angelic Skirmisher, Suture Priest, Windborn Muse, Odric, Master Tactician, these guys awesome. Also while mentioning creatures, there are some that seem very under-performing, such as Thalia's Lieutenant and Champion of the Parish, while you have around 60 some odd percent of creatures that are humans you still have the 40% that's not. For money cards I would look for things like Mana Crypt and what have you, things to help you ramp up. Also as I am sure you are aware, mono-white and card draw don't exist really. Which is why I like Staff of Nin and also Mind's Eye and also for some tutoring Ring of Three Wishes they are all helpful in that regard. On that thought as well, it just occurred to me that the combination of Land Tax and Scroll Rack is almost unparalelled for mono white. I would also recommend a fetchland or two, this is becuase they give you the ability to shuffle your deck for a reasonable cost which is nice. Looking at your maybeboard now I really like Pearl Medallion, Weathered Wayfarer, and also the Mark of Asylum. Those are all nice. Speaking of the Asylum, a card that works well with that is Dolmen Gate making the only way that your creatures receive damage is through blocking. OK... I think I am done. I apologize for the long response but I hope this gave you some thoughts.