Anya, Merciless Angel

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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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Mythic Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal

Anya, Merciless Angel Discussion

Halflingz on Queen Marchesa

6 months ago

Board wipes that seem "on theme" and white "ramp" to consider. Kaya's Wrath Fumigate Retaliate Austere Command Decree of Pain Martial Coup Merciless Eviction Descent of Dragons Angel of the Dire Hour Magister of Worth Sunblast Angel Boreas Charger Oreskos Explorer Surveyor's Scope Solemn Simulacrum Sword of the Animist Verge Rangers Smothering Tithe Sword of Feast and Famine Dowsing Dagger  Flip

Queen Marchesa doesn't have a clear single way to build so you have lots of options. However, I feel like said you want to play her like the Kween she is and create a royal court full of politicin' and group interaction to make all the boys whine. I don't think you want to discourgage people from taking the monarch from you, more encourage them to swing others IE: NO Ghostly Prisons, YES Teysa effects. Punish the ones who swing you only after the fact and reward the ones who swing others. There is a lot listed!

Politic theme links to Scryfall searches Monarch, Will of the Council, Council's Dilemma, Join Forces, Curses, Tempting offer, Goad

You will also want to get retake the throne each turn and lets face it, the Assasin's won't always get through Dauthi Embrace Dauthi Trapper Nether Shadow Nether Traitor Soltari Visionary Changeling Outcast Tormented Soul Break Through the Line Ferropede Gingerbrute Key to the City Whispersilk Cloak Trailblazer's Boots Zhang He, Wei General Yellow Scarves Cavalry Wei Night Raiders Wei Scout Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior Shadow Alley Denizen

Finally here are some other fun interactions befitting the royal court. Crown of Doom Kor Haven Cathars' Crusade Electropotence + Pandemonium (Nasty with deathtouch) Field of the Dead Mentor of the Meek In the Web of War Mace of the Valiant Ogre Battledriver Orc Sureshot Mathas, Fiend Seeker Master of Cruelties Anya, Merciless Angel Tree of Perdition Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Ashling, the Extinguisher Azra Oddsmaker Aurification Bloodforged Battle-Axe Contested War Zone Thaumatic Compass  Flip Dread Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip Iroas, God of Victory Aurelia, the Warleader Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Five-Alarm Fire Hellrider Hixus, Prison Warden Larceny Necropolis Regent No Mercy Phage the Untouchable Quietus Spike Skeleton Key Throat Slitter Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Vraska, Scheming Gorgon Scourge of the Throne Akroan Horse Captive Audience Goblin Spymaster Forbidden Orchard Clackbridge Troll Hunted Dragon Hunted Lammasu Hunted Horror

Theme directions to explore? Lifegain to stay above the swings? Angelic Chorus Answered Prayers Anointer Priest Authority of the Consuls Ayara, First of Locthwain Daxos, Blessed by the Sun Healer of the Pride Impassioned Orator Pious Evangel  Flip Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Archangel of Thune Suture Priest Ajani's Welcome Dawn of Hope Deathgreeter Exquisite Blood Epicure of Blood Falkenrath Noble Karlov of the Ghost Council Noble Purpose Righteous Cause Sanguine Bond Searing Meditation Seraph Sanctuary Serene Steward Shattered Angel Spirit Loop Sun Droplet Vizkopa Guildmage Well of Lost Dreams Alhammarret's Archive Licia, Sanguine Tribune Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Eternity Vessel Chalice of Life  Flip Resolute Archangel Storm Herd Felidar Sovereign Divinity of Pride Serra Ascendant

Aristocrats of the Court (slow life drain strategy)? Bastion of Remembrance Corpse Knight Impact Tremors Purphoros, God of the Forge Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Outpost Siege Bontu's Monument Brutal Hordechief Campaign of Vengeance Cliffhaven Vampire Cruel Celebrant Kambal, Consul of Allocation Polluted Bonds Retreat to Hagra Vindictive Vampire revenge Sorin, Grim Nemesis Judith, the Scourge Diva Stalking Vengeance Syr Konrad, the Grim

pummelhuff on Aurelia - Weapons of War

7 months ago

What are your thoughts about
- Boros Keyrune, Boros Cluestone and Boros Locket? Are they worthy budget replacements for the more expensive mana rocks?
- is Coveted Jewel good in a attack friendly deck like this?
- Destructive Urge? I saw it in another list and am curious about your experience
- Anya, Merciless Angel? Does not do much except being a pain to remove. Is it worth it?

Have you tried the Heavenly Blademaster?
How important are haste or double strike enablers in the deck?

BMHKain on (cEDH) #GerrardKillsUrzaButLikesAngryBirds? WHA??

8 months ago

@Blackheart426: Sorry. I've already made up my mind. I'm Going Gerrard on this. Akiri/Bruse Tarl was a close 2nd Place choice. The rest of the 5 choices were awful: Aurelia, the Warleader would've been a poor reason to run Boros in a cEDH environment. Haktos the Unscarred is basically the worst kind of Hot Mess that requires only 2, 3, & 4 CMC cards in case he enters play. This means you must attack w/ him EVERY TURN, & cards 0, 1, & all 5+ CMC cards are all not allowed. While I am currently building an Exalted Deck for Ol' Achilles, The Nyxborn, it's no means cEDH related. & Please... Don't get me started on Archangel Avacyn  Flip. Feather, the Redeemed, Depala, Pilot Exemplar, & Firesong and Sunspeaker all don't count as they have Tier 3 cEDH Level/Joke Build/Burn turned Life. I chose Gerrard because of this. Not sure if you understand, but...

Anya, Merciless Angel is nowhere near such a statistic.

Sorry, I'm not changing CMDRs now; it's locked in by the one who Beheaded Urza.

I hope you understand... :(

Blackheart426 on (cEDH) #GerrardKillsUrzaButLikesAngryBirds? WHA??

8 months ago

I like it! I love Boros in general, so I'm a big fan of this. Since you have heartless in there, have you thought about Anya, Merciless Angel? One tap and you have an indestructible 7/7 flyer. Even funnier if you give heartless life link lol Keep it up!

multimedia on

8 months ago

Hey, it's great you're doing this for your daughter, but this is deck is not aggro, not close. It's midrange and honestly it's better that its midrange since aggro is less good in multiplayer Commander and aggro is not what you want with Angels.

Angels are about doing combat damage with flying to your opponents which Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is much better at than Anya, Merciless Angel and you have Gisela. As General Gisela doubles the flying combat damage that Angels do including herself. All Angels you control benefit from Gisela. Gisela can also help with the crack back since damage dealt to you is reduced. Anya is better as part of the 99 than as General.

For starters to upgrade your deck I would get away from aggro and focus more on how you can strengthen the midrange strategy with Angels. Examples of upgrades to improve midrange are cutting Embereth Shieldbreaker for Knight of the White Orchid, cutting Fumiko the Lowblood for Solemn Simulacrum, cutting Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas for Anger.

Cards you could cut:

  • Dwarven Mine
  • Idyllic Grange
  • Phyrexian Soulgorger
  • Embereth Shieldbreaker
  • Fumiko the Lowblood
  • Meteor Blast
  • Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas
  • Jareth, Leonine Titan
  • Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh
  • Fiendslayer Paladin
  • Tajic, Legion's Edge
  • Desolation Giant
  • Truefire Captain
  • Hunted Dragon
  • Pacifism
  • Razia's Purification
  • Crystal Slipper

Some other cards you could add:

Good luck with your deck.

cheeseycrackers on Marchesa: Queen of Pain (100% Altered)

11 months ago

Older20 thanks for the response!I'm going to proxy the 2 swords and try them out. I'm making my a few personal adjustments, my playgroup bans Teferi Protection and I'm not quite sold on Hushbringer. Had a game where the other 3 did not rely on ETB, so they purposely kept Hushbringer alive, making Marchesa nothing more than a 3/3 deathtouch + haste. I will try Anya, Merciless Angel or Duelist's Heritage

Benthehen333 on A Custom Commander for Angels!

1 year ago

This is my first time doing one of these things, so here's the commander:

Name: Jazrael, Ascended Angel

Mana Cost: 1 W W R R


Flying, lifelink, haste

Other Angel creatures you control have haste and are indestructible.

Whenever an Angel you control attacks, Jazrael, Ascended Angel deals 1 damage to any target.

Power/Toughness: 2/3

I wanted to do something with Angels, and I noticed that there really is only 1 viable Angel tribal commander: Lyra Dawnbringer . She's very powerful, but I wanted to make something that had another color, to make use of the red angels such as Anya, Merciless Angel , Aurelia, the Warleader , and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight . Please leave some feedback and tell me if it's too overpowered or not! HERE'S THE LINK TO THE ACTUAL CARD: [Link Here]

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