Anya, Merciless Angel
Legendary Creature — Angel
Anya, Merciless Angel gets +3/+3 for each opponenet whose life total is less than half his or her total starting life total.
As long as an opponent's life total is less than half his or her starting life total, Anya, Merciless Angel has indestructible.
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Anya, Merciless Angel Discussion
1 month ago
First up, you need acceleration more than lands. Cut down to 36 lands. Add Sol Ring, Boros Signet, Boros Cluestone, Land Tax, Mana Vault, Basalt Monolith, Chromatic Lantern, Mind Stone, Thought Vessel, Hedron Archive, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus until you have about 41 cards that produce mana. I suggest Sol, Signet, Monolith, Chromatic, Hedron personally.
Next up, strip back everything. I go for the 10 removal, 5 draw, 35 creature, the rest value school of basic deck design. Try to pick the angels you really want and cut the chaff ones.
Also you could have a more thematic commander. Anya, Merciless Angel is a good stuff Angel for the red zone. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is another good red zone commander but attracts more hate. Basandra, Battle Seraph is a more political commander, forcing attacks etc and turning off combat tricks and removal. Aurelia, the Warleader is just a generically good commander who helps attacks. Razia, Boros Archangel is pretty bad but is thematic.
1 month ago
If you're not even going to use Alesha's third color you might want a different commander. Not only do most of your creatures have power greater than 2, but you might like the Menace and protection Iroas, God of Victory offers. Or if you want to be unique and stick with heavy aggro, Anya, Merciless Angel is always fun in multiplayer games. Just my 2 cents, though.
1 month ago
enpc: I'm glad you like the list! I've chosen not to run High Market because I generally don't have too much trouble flipping Avacyn on command, but it was in the initial draft of the deck before I tuned it. Basically the same story with Slayers' Stronghold - I used to run it, but eventually it became too much of a mana investment for a relatively small effect. Also, I just never had the right amount of mana to cast Avacyn AND give her haste (plus, she has "haste" if I cast her at my opponent's EOT). I really should find a slot for Fireshrieker though ;) Thanks for the comment!
SlaveToPhage: Thank you for the comment and the upvote! :) We've finally made it to 300, haha! Anya, Merciless Angel is pretty sweet, but when I tried running her I was hampered by the fact that you have to leave a player alive at half health to keep Anya indestructible. Personally, I think you should make her your commander, but of course I'm biased ;) Either way, link me to your list if you want me to look it over! Have fun with the deck - how's it playing?
2 months ago
I'd suggest adding Anya, Merciless Angel. She's a great late-game finisher. If you've done some good damage, she'll come out huge (7/7 or 10/10) and be indestructable, meaning she'll stick around through a lot of removal or wipes.
2 months ago
I feel like Sigarda, Host of Herons deserves a spot on this list.
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Surrak Dragonclaw, Teeka's Dragon, Wurmcoil Engine, Two-Headed Dragon, Dragonlord Dromoka, Atarka, World Render, Dragonlord Silumgar, Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, Ojutai, Soul of Winter, Silumgar, the Drifting Death, Uril, the Miststalker, Anya, Merciless Angel, Archangel Avacyn Flip, Archangel of Thune, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Empyrial Archangel, Lightning Angel, Razia, Boros Archangel, Stoic Angel, Sublime Archangel, Glissa, the Traitor, Vault of the Archangel, Griselbrand, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight and Aurelia, the Warleader all have that same Akroma-like feel to me, but some of them technically don't fit one or more conditions of big and 3+ static abilities.
3 months ago
3 months ago
I'm trying to marry 2 archetypes together in EDH: stax and voltron.
The Commander is Anya, Merciless Angel.
Commander / EDH*
The idea is that you ping away your opponents' life totals with cards like Manabarbs, Spellshock, and Impatience, while forcing their permanents to enter the battlefield tapped and slow down their game with cards like Kismet.
Then once Anya's abilities are online, we cast our General and hit the town with Battle Mastery.
I need some advice on what to cut from the deck.
4 months ago
Now that WotC's Commander products are an annual product (I still refer to the format itself as Elder Dragon Highlander/EDH, because I was introduced to it by that name), I wish to make a list of all the legendary creatures, or commanders, who have appeared in those sets, by plane of origin.
I shall be including both new legendary creatures introduced in those sets, as well as previous cards that were reprinted in those sets (which includes Commander's Arsenal), but I will not include legendary creatures that have not been printed in a Commander set, even if other creatures from their plane have been in those sets. I shall first list the planes known to be home to at least one commander, alphabetically by name, and then list each commander from that plane, alphabetically by name. If a commander is from a specific region or belongs to a specific faction on that plane, I shall list that region or faction in parenthesis after their name.
Breya, Etherium Shaper (Esper)
Derevi, Empyrial Tactician (Bant)
Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer (Bant)
Jazal Goldmane (Naya)
Mayael the Anima (Naya)
Meren of Clan Nel Toth (Jund)
Roon of the Hidden Realm (Bant)
Sharuum the Hegemon (Esper)
Silas Renn, Seeker Adept (Esper)
Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder (Grixis or Jund)
Akroma, Angel of Fury (alternate timeline)
Feldon of the Third Path (Terisiare)
Intet, the Dreamer (alternate timeline)
Numot, the Devastator (alternate timeline)
Oros, the Avenger (alternate timeline)
Prossh, Skyraider of Kher (Terisiare)
Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa (Jamuraa)
Teneb, the Harvester (alternate timeline)
Chorus of the Conclave (Selesnya)
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord (Golgari)
Karlov of the Ghost Council (Orzhov)
Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest (Golgari)
Melek, Izzet Paragon (Izzet)
Mizzix of the Izmagnus (Izzet)
Prime Speaker Zegana (Simic)
Szadek, Lord of Secrets (Dimir)
Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts (Orzhov)
Vorel of the Hull Clade (Simic)
Alesha, Who Smiles at Death (Mardu)
Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper (Sultai)
Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker (Ojutai)
Reyhan, Last of the Abzan (Abzan)
Vial Smasher the Fierce (Kolaghan)
What does everyone else think of this list? It took a great amount of time to write this list, so I hope that you appreciate it. I would not at all be surprised to learn that I mistakenly listed a commander's home plane as unknown, when it is actually known, so please let me know if I made any mistakes, and I also shall add new legendary creatures to this list whenever WotC releases a new Commander set.