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
2 days 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
1 week 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
1 week ago
- Chitinous Cloak for Sword of Fire and Ice and another equipment (Basilisk Collar perhaps) for Sword of Feast and Famine
- Akroma, Angel of Wrath for Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
- Angelic Overseer for Linvala, Keeper of Silence (depending on meta)
- Lone Rider Flip for Selfless Spirit (see Sun Titan)
- Baneslayer Angel for Sunblast Angel
- Aven Sunstriker for Aven Mindcensor
- Angelic Skirmisher (your commander already does this, or?) for Karmic Guide
- Mirran Crusader for Grand Abolisher (depending on lgs)
other good creatures:
- Abzan Falconer
- Academy Rector
- Aegis of the Gods
- Benalish Commander
- Brimaz, King of Oreskos
- Captain of the Watch
- Cenn's Tactician
- Darien, King of Kjeldor
- Daru Warchief
- Field Marshal
- Hero of Bladehold
- Hixus, Prison Warden
- Intrepid Hero
- Loxodon Gatekeeper
- Mentor of the Meek
- Metallic Mimic
- Mikaeus, the Lunarch
- Preeminent Captain
- Fiend Hunter
- Cavern of Souls
- Geier Reach Sanitarium
- High Market
- Karoo (helps with Land Tax)
- Kjeldoran Outpost
- Kor Haven
- Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
good luck chief
3 weeks ago
10 to 2.0
1 month ago
KingMathoro I will answer these from the first suggestion down to the last. Right off the bat I agree whole-heartedly Wrath of God is so much better than Day of Judgment but you just opened a whole new world to me with Descend upon the Sinful. That card exiles and and board wipes? Thank you! Oketra's Monument does look really strong and goes with the feel of this deck I saw that on ManaSource and was pretty interested. Witchbane Orb looks really good as well and I will consider switching that with Aegis of the Gods I do have a lot of creatures and his 1 toughness does concern me for how easily he can be removed. Crawlspace? another card I am just learning about. Awesome. Helm of Obedience looks really strong It will be a while before I could obtain it but is a good goal and you're right it has nice synergy. My only problem with infinite loops is my card shop works on a point based system and I'll basically lose the tournament if I use them. Other than Akroma's Memorial I have those cards and I have wanted to work them in I just didn't know who to take out for them. Eidolon of Rhetoric is another one that I am just hearing about and NEED thank you! Odric, Lunarch Marshal and Angelic Skirmisher seem too good together! Actually all those creatures are really good and make picking between them a sad thing. Love the card draw suggestions and yes Mana Crypt and Land Tax have been dreams of mine to add so I hope I can own them someday. The only thing I have against Ring of Three Wishes is its not as fast as Enlightened Tutor and my chopping block is full already but I will still consider it because those 2 extra tutors are too tempting. I didn't know you could add fetchlands. I am glad I didn't sell my red/white one. Your comments have really helped and I cannot wait to see what I can make out of this (and hopefully find the big cards for a deal at the shop) thank you very much!
1 month 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.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Interesting deck idea.
Offbeat suggestion, but Angelic Skirmisher, might help deter attacks. Granting an ability each combat, not just your own.