Angelic Skirmisher

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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Angelic Skirmisher

Creature — Angel

FlyingAt the beginning of each combat choose first strike, vigilance or lifelink. Creatures you control gain that ability until end of turn.

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Angelic Skirmisher Discussion

Raedo on Aurelia, the warbringer

4 hours ago

NV_1980 thanks for the tips, I will start looking for those cards. Do you know any other cards that have effects like Angelic Skirmisher wich trigger each combat?

CaptainGalvanic on What does white bring to ...

1 month ago

White offers some good anthems, like Glory of Warfare, Dictate of Heliod, Tempt with Glory, and Campaign of Vengeance to name a few.

I like the aristocrat/Lifegain substrategy, and since some vampires get extra value from Humans dying, I think there may be room for some high value Humans, such as Cartel Aristocrat, Odric, Lunarch Marshal, Odric, Master Tactician, and Knight Exemplar (for protecting Edgar from removal before he hits the field). Since not enough vampires have lifelink, Angelic Skirmisher could also be used in some builds.

As for Athreos, I'm kind of on the fence. He has awesome value with aristocrats, but he isn't a vampire, he is unlikely to do much for the first few turns he is on the board (other than make you a target), and half of your creatures won't get anything off of his ability, because they are tokens. Only time will tell, but for now, I'm using his slot to complete the combo with Ashnod's Altar, Deathrender, and Heirloom Blade ([Heirloom Blade] is shown here: (http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=433293)).

multimedia on Life is just a bunch of gains and counters (Licia)

1 month ago

Creatures with flying and or deathtouch or both and lifelink seem good here because these creatures are much more likely to do combat damage to an opponent thus gaining you life which lets you use Licia's casting cost reduction ability without having to use mana and additional cards to reduce it. My suggestions are Vampire Nighthawk, Baneslayer Angel, Angelic Skirmisher, Victory's Herald some of these give all your creatures lifelink or other abilities.

Some other suggestions in no order:

Good luck with your deck.


Oloro_Magic on Modern Soldiers

1 month ago

You say made by someone who doesn't know how to build but you have done a pretty decent job on this list I just have a few suggestions for you:

Firstly you want a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for some mana ramp; secondly your creature curve is a bit high, you have gone heavy on the expensive creatures; cut down to 2 Captain of the Watch, cut Angelic Skirmisher entirely and add two more Boros Elite and try to find room for Thraben Inspector and Thalia's Lieutenant (this card coud be an all star in your deck). Remove Devouring Light and Cloudshift and make room for these creatures and better removal, preferably Path to Exile but something like Cast Out or Banishing Light also works.

I would also cut Cathars' Crusade it is more of an EDH card and is a bit expensive for a fast format like modern.

If you need any help on the deck just let me know!

DanteBeleren on Rhys the Token-Spammer

1 month ago

I like a lot of what you're doing here... but since you've committed to using Craterhoof, why no Avenger of Zendikar? I understand a lot of people don't like seeing them together, but with what you've got going on I feel Avenger would be a better fit than Craterhoof, which to me is mostly a win more.

Other odd ones to me are the Autochthon Wurm and Seraph of the Masses. The convoke will probably make them easy to cast, but if you have the board state to do that, what's the one more creature gonna do for you? Instead, why not use Thunderfoot Baloth and/or Angelic Skirmisher which help all your creatures massively?

Some other fun cards you might enjoy are Hour of Reckoning, Holy Day (cause I mean... you already have fog lol), Brave the Elements is decent against those pesky Blasphemous Acts, Appeal / Authority is a newer card with some great potential for minimum mana, Gideon's Phalanx more tokens and protection (although the cmc is a deterrence...), and Overwhelming Stampede is an improved overrun (Overrun might be better here, but... ~shrug~).

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As I'll tell everyone though, these are just my opinions, if you feel they are invalid or really (dis)like a certain card by all means ignore what I said. Overall it looks very good and fun to play and I hope you're enjoying it. Regardless if you like any of my suggestions, +1 from me!

Raven_God on Avacyn's Angel Aerie

2 months ago

Your deck is a beatdown deck that rely on big creatures to deliver massive damage.Sadly, white is a slow color in magic. So, maybe Quicksilver Amulet can help you cast big and expensive creatures.Another alternative would be big creatures with low costing, such as: Dust Elemental, Hunted Lammasu, and that Serra Ascendant.I think Odric, Lunarch Marshal is better than Angelic Skirmisher, Linvala, Keeper of Silence is better than Angel of Jubilation.Selfless Spirit can protect your other creatures from mass destruction spell.Adarkar Valkyrie would combo with Burnished Hart or Selfless Spirit, and she herself is flying, vigilance.Serra Avenger is a 3/3 flying, vigilance for 2 mana.

Muglacious_NiceFaceToad on Slow Deck... Any help?

3 months ago

Howdy,

Boros is always difficult for card draw and ramp. I'm going to list all the ones I have been playing with some of the budget ones are really great and some of the expensive ones really are worth the cost.

Here are some of the things I have been playing with and found useful for my Angel Tribal (work in progress) deck.

Ramp; Knight of the White Orchid, Burnished Hart, Wild-Field Scarecrow, Solemn Simulacrum, Pilgrim's Eye, Myriad Landscape, Pearl Medallion, Sword of the Animist, Khalni Gem, Armillary Sphere, Land Tax, Gift of Estates, Tithe, Oath of Lieges, Sword of Feast and Famine and Crucible of Worlds(which will allow you to hit all your land drops if you have fetch lands)

Mana rocks that can be used as ramp to get your fatties out early;Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Gilded Lotus, Hedron Archive, Boros Signet, Coalition Relic, Thran Dynamo, Coldsteel Heart, Chrome Mox, Chromatic Lantern, Commander's Sphere, Cultivator's Caravan, Manalith, Star Compass, Doubling Cube

Card Draw;Mind's Eye, Sword of Fire and Ice, Staff of Nin, Rogue's Gloves, Sin Prodder(Absolutely try this guy), Tamiyo's Journal, Slate of Ancestry, Loreseeker's Stone.

Creatures;Sunblast Angel kills all your opponents creatures and is a nice flyer, Pristine Angel Can only be dealt damage by non-artifact colorless creatures aka eldrazi while untapped. If you give her vigilance she can't be blocked either. Color protection is Really really good. Mother of Runes you can use her color protection to counter removal spells on your creatures one per turn. Eight-and-a-Half-Tails more protection!, Blinding Angel if they can't attack you..., Angelic Skirmisher super effective for all your creatures to choose Each combat lifelink, vigilance, first strike. Giving all your creatures lifelink is definitely something. Iroas, God of Victory he's low mana cost & exceptional, Oketra the True, Steel Hellkite super utility removal. Duplicant Also exceptional removal of even indestructible things, which it seems you like with your current removal. Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs great with gisela, I see you like stuffy doll and boros reckoner how aboutCoalhauler Swine, Mogg Maniac, and Spitemare. They work Really well with damage doublers. When they pull out all the stops and attack you fora lethal 20+ damage, Selfless Squire and you get a 21+/21+ creature to attack past their tapped creatures on your turn.

If you like Deflecting Palm I'd like to recommend Ride Down, & Boros Fury-Shield. Pyrohemia is incredible with Gisela, as long as she is out and you only activate one at a time all damage is prevented to you and doubled to your opponents and their creatures. For stuffy doll and reckoner definitely enchant them with Pariah so when ever you are attacked that damage goes to your opponents instead!

Anyway sorry for the novel. I'm sure I gave you too much but hey it's better than too little eh?

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