Anya, Merciless Angel

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare

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Anya, Merciless Angel

Legendary Creature — Angel

Flying

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

Shane.Allen on Gisela Beatdown

2 weeks ago

I see this as less of an Aggro deck and more of a deck that is in it for the longer game, If you can go off the damage you can do is very strong and with Gisela you can use her second ability to take less damage in the late game. Later in games you'll always have a threat to drop so keeping the pressure on is really easy.

Some cards that may help or just make it lots of fun.

Quicksilver Amulet to help you get out more big drops faster and sooner.

Anya, Merciless Angel she really seems to fit the deck theme.

Possibility Storm because this deck really screams lets have fun with this card.

Kor Haven this is good support for your deck.

Darksteel Plate is good for really protecting your commander and other big angels.

Razulghul on Razulghul

3 weeks ago

PhotogenicParasympathetic mmm well I have had a mardu Angel deck in the past. Are you only looking for mono white ones? I believe I have most of the good ones except linvala, so like Tariel, Gisela, Aurelia, the other flip avacyn etc. The only two im interested in keeping are the Angel of hope and tithes really, here is a list:

Gisela, the Broken Blade, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Archangel Avacyn, Restoration Angel, Aurelia, the Warleader, Admonition Angel, Bruna, the Fading Light, Herald of War(foil), Akroma, Angel of Fury, Serra Avenger, Radiant, Archangel, Emeria Angel, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls(comm, FTV, oversized versions), Anya, Merciless Angel, Angel of Despair, Exquisite Archangel, Reya Dawnbringer, and like 10 others under a dollar.

Z4k16 on budget kaalia

1 month ago

From playtesting this deck three or four times I would try to get some hand draw/ cycle maybe Winds of Change? I ended up with Kaalia of the Vast effect going off too often and having a hand of land. The deck works well although I might consider running Maralen of the Mornsong as it lets you get your angels to your hand whilst being a nuisance. Also if you haven't seen it before Hall of the Bandit Lord. Also Avacyn, Angel of Hope, and Desecration Demon, Anya, Merciless Angel, Knollspine Dragon, along with the new Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Maybe run an Armageddon for once Kaalia of the Vast is down?

Bezter on Kaalia's Kitchen Table

1 month ago

Looking nice so far!! Here are some suggestions from my experience, fellow Kaalia player :)

As far as creatures go, pretty much just play the ones you like!

Some less-budget suggestions: Master of Cruelties, pretty much instant kill if they have no blockers. Rune-Scarred Demon, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Aurelia, the Warleader, Lord of the Void, Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Gisela, the Broken Blade. Those are some of my favorites. A little heavier on the budget but super fun!

Mid-budget options: Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Platinum Angel, Anya, Merciless Angel, Mana-Charged Dragon, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Angel of Despair, Mother of Runes, Deathless Angel, Hellkite Tyrant, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls, Blinding Angel, Overseer of the Damned, Akroma, Angel of Fury.

More budget-friendly options: Angel of Serenity, Angelic Arbiter, Indulgent Tormentor, Reya Dawnbringer, Harvester of Souls, Bloodgift Demon, Exquisite Archangel, Herald of the Host (For multiplayer), Angelic Skirmisher, Bruna, the Fading Light (to pair with Gisela), Seraph of the Sword, Guardian of the Gateless.

There are obviously numerous options as far as creatures go. Those are a couple of mine. But don't go off just what other people say- if you don't like the feel of killing someone outright with Master of Cruelties, don't get him! If you want to play a little more defensive you can run Seraph of the Sword and Guardian of the Gateless or something! Just play what you want to! :)

You may want to stay away from enchantment Auras, as they can get 2-for-1ed pretty easily. Gift of Immortality is great though, as it can come back to the field. Maybe opt for equipments instead, such as Fireshrieker in place of Battle Mastery and Prowler's Helm (which I see you have) or Whispersilk Cloak, which has the added benefit of shroud. Spectra Ward is a pretty good Aura, as it gives protection from all colors, making whichever creature (supposedly Kaalia) free to attack and block, without taking any damage. But again if someone plays Day of Judgment, it'll get 2-for-1ed.

Not really sure about the curses. I personally probably wouldn't run them, but they seem fun!

Dragon Tempest is a good include. Give all your fliers haste!

That being said you might want to not have too many at all. Mainly equipment to protect Kaalia, like Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, and Mask of Avacyn or equipment of the like.

You definitely want ramp, and I see you have some. The appropriate signets, Commander's Sphere, Darksteel Ingot, probably the cluestones (They can draw you cards, which is usually more useful than getting a small creature until end of turn, as with the keyrunes).

You have quite a bit of removal which can be good! Sometimes you can have too much though, and that is occasionally my problem. You have some good target removal and a couple good board wipes. I have Earthquake in my deck, although I haven't found it super useful yet. Merciless Eviction, Hallowed Burial, Planar Cleansing, akroma's wrath, Fumigate, and maybe even Torment of Hailfire are good. But as with creatures, there are tons of options for board wipes.
Land bases can be pretty rough to figure out, not to mention expensive. Going super budget, obviously the guildgates, lifegain lands (Scoured Barrens, etc.), bounce lands (Boros Garrison, etc.), other dual lands (Forsaken Sanctuary, etc.). All the basics. Other useful, cheap lands include Exotic Orchard, Rupture Spire, and the pain lands like Caves of Koilos and Battlefield Forge.

If you're going to spend a little more, the check lands like Clifftop Retreat and Dragonskull Summit are great. Scry lands such as Temple of Malice and be very useful. Obviously fetchlands and shocklands are good, but not friendly to the budget at all. I don't think they're worth it sometimes. But everything is up to you! :)

Hopefully these suggestions help! I've said it a lot, but play whatever you think will be the most fun for you! Good luck in the building process- I'll be following along to see how it goes! :)

frozenflame006 on Avacyn’s Angels

2 months ago

I'd say you have a lot of creatures and a bit heavy on the land (you could slim down mountains since you don't have much red in the deck currently). You have a half human/half angel theme going so you rock that if you'd like, but if the end goal is angels, make the focus angels. Slim down some of the filler humans and maybe replace some with tribal boosters like Adaptive Automaton, Metallic Mimic, Obelisk of Urd, Cryptic Gateway, Belbe's Portal to name a bunch. Or if you just want some other good angels, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is just fantastic. If you want to go battle heavy, Aurelia, the Warleader or Anya, Merciless Angel are both solid choices. Maybe a few boardwipes since you can protect your creatures like Wrath of God. Or you could add some just EDH staples like Solemn Simulacrum or Lightning Greaves. Hope this helps! Pick anything you like, you don't need to throw all of this in your deck but it gives you an idea of what else is out there!

(Plus you might want to remove Karakas since it's banned in EDH)

DespairFaction on Gisela damage is just weird

4 months ago

Yeah I hear you, I am working on a hyper competitive version of Aurelia and the RRR is real tough. Duelist heritage is a great card, I use it in all of my white decks. With Gisela in play, manabarbs does 2 to your oppoonents and I believe 0 to you, its been a while since ive played it. Price of progress is very good on its own. I killed a player with it in a Neheb deck the other day, and that was with no damage doubling, so with Gisela out late in a game you'll be hitting huge amounts of damage.

I probably wouldn't run Eidolon. Its ok early, but late in the game I don't think it will do much. Crescendo of War is a real interesting card also, but it can back fire once in a while. Sunscorch Regent is also very good, worth checking out.

As far as cuts to make. How has Boros Reckoner performed? I could see it being decent, but I could also see it getting lost in a clogged board state. Ive always found Anya, Merciless Angel to be really underwhelming. How has Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas performed, I could see that being a reasonable cut also.

ebaums24 on Gisela

5 months ago

Cuts:

Anya, Merciless Angel

Avacyn, Guardian Angel

Herald of the Host

Boros Keyrune

Boros Cluestone

Master Warcraft

Wild Ricochet

Aurelia's Fury

Legion's Initiative

Condemn

You have a lot of cards that grant keywords to your cretures but a lot of your creatures already have the same keywords so i would look into that and maybe find some cuts.

You are also very land light in this deck considering your curve is higher than average and you are running less than the average land count.

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