Angelic Skirmisher

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Gatecrash Rare
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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

Raven_God on Avacyn's Angel Aerie

3 weeks 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?

1 month 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?

Muglacious_NiceFaceToad on Angelic Horde

1 month ago

Not yet but I am looking to construct something similar. I'll let you know if I do.

I really like the pro-color element you have going. I run a pro-color Angel Tribal (work in progress) that I have been tweeking for a while and would love to put some of the angels I have kicking around tht didn't make the cut to use! Also I am just discovering Horde and it seems to be the answer to all the really bad tribal decks that never really work well.

I'm excited about;

Desolation Angel looks brutal in horde.

Herald of the Host Herald of the host looks fun!

Iridescent Angel sounds brutal to deal with.

Here are some recommendations based on my tribal deck;

Concerted Effort would probably work really well in this build.

Luminarch Ascension If you worked the rules for it it could be good with a d-6 dice.

Spectra Ward....??? could be good to Iridescent Angel an Avacyn...

Angel of Jubilation is super useful.

Angelic Skirmisher HAS to go in. She is just too good.

Bruna, the Fading Light seems like an auto-include 2-for-1. and if you have bruna why not Gisela, the Broken Blade?

Twilight Shepherd could cause difficulties.

Reya Dawnbringer & Dawnbreak Reclaimer for some recursion. More recursion would probably be brutal.

Anyway I'll stop pestering you and build my own deck lol... Sorry for the wall of text. I'll send you a copy when I do for it's is always good to collaborate eh?

wfja on Black/White Life Gain

1 month ago

Hello!

With Felidar Sovereign as your win-con, have you considered including a couple copies of Celestial Mantle and Spirit Mantle? The life doubling and protection from creatures could secure a Felidar Sovereign win in a single hit.

Piebye726 on Red White Aggro

1 month ago

Hoo boy... List time!

CreaturesYou have a lot of high impact creatures that, without a doubt can take the game on their own, but I see that you have no late game big creature removal. I would suggest taking out the high cmc cards like Angelic Skirmisher and Aurelia, the Warleader and replace them with Figure of Destiny or Dragonmaster Outcast. I would also suggest taking out Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, and replacing it with a better one: Gisela, the Broken Blade because the broken blade is much cheaper, has first strike, and lifelink. If you are going to run that, I would also suggest Bruna, the Fading Light because, you know, meld. The purpose of aggro decks, which you labeled this as, is to overwhelm opponents early before you run out of gas, so you need lower cmc creatures, haste preferred. Goblin Guide is a perfect example.

ManabaseAlthough aggro decks aren't as mana demanding as control decks, they still need more dual lands. I would suggest taking out Boros Garrison and replacing it with Sacred Foundry. Shock lands are great because of the potential mana advantage that you can get with this card. Manlands are also great, and I think that Looming Spires would be a perfect fit in this deck. A few mountains and plains are great, but fetchlands are better.

Wincons:Your deck does have many cards that take the game, but I think that it needs a sold wincon. Most decks have 2 parts to it, the wincon, and the supporting cards. If you are running blue, your wincon might be Thing in the Ice  Flip and you supporting cards may be bounce and counter sells. If you are going to run Gisela and Bruna, their melded versions can quite easily win you the game. I think that for a wincon, Transcendent Master would be a great add to your deck. Lightning Bolt is a great card and so is Path to Exile. Deflecting Palm can also be a great instant if you use it properly.

SuggestionsI think that overall, you should use cheaper cmc creatures, and maybe some planeswalkers like Ajani Vengeant and more enchantments. I see that you are lacking in sideboards, so for a start, I would suggest putting in Revoke Existence and Leyline of Sanctity.

ps. take out Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas. once you play with her, you'll feel her underwhelmingnessess

Sorry if I sound condescending but I just needed to get these points across. Good deck tho +1

GuardGamer on Kaalia, Death from Above

2 months ago

Platinum Angel, Balefire Dragon, Utvara Hellkite, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Angelic Skirmisher, Bladewing the Risen, Dragon Mage, and Archfiend of Depravity to name a few AMAZING creatures. I would remove your Sarkhan for Sorin Markov or just add him in.

Don't know if Akroma's Memorial would be counterproductive, but would still give your cards a lot of benefits. Armageddon and Wrath of God wouldn't hurt as wipes. Cavern of Souls would be good for counter decks. Blood Crypt and Godless Shrine is more useful for your fetch lands than Bloodfell Caves and Wind-Scarred Crag

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