Archangel Avacyn


Avacyn, the Purifier


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Transform (V17) Mythic Rare
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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Archangel Avacyn

Legendary Creature — Angel


Flying, vigilance

When Archangel Avacyn enters the battlefield, creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

When a non-Angel creature you control dies, transform Archangel Avacyn at the beginning of the next upkeep.

Archangel Avacyn Discussion

BMHKain on cEDH Boros is so CRUEL, they'll never give up!

1 day ago

@exec-MTG: I'll ask again about something: What would you reccomend for a cEDH Commander for RW?: Archangel Avacyn  Flip or Basandra, Battle Seraph ? Also, anyway to reuse Helm of Obedience ? I'd really like to use that part for such a wincon. Finally, How do I edit my own posts outside of OPs (Essentially, posts after Forum Topic OPs & individual comments on decklists & the like.)? I'd like to know, please. It be good for the situation of cEDH Boros .

BMHKain on cEDH Boros is so CRUEL, they'll never give up!

1 week ago

@exec-MTG: You see, that's where it gets weird. I was suggested actual wincons in these colors. Firstly, the Aurelia, the Warleader + Helm of the Host infinite attacks. Just equip this Helm to Aurelia #1 for an infinite amounts of combat phases; at least until you win. Second, the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combo. For my current Decklist (I still need 12 cut.), I dunno how this works. But this does have Helm of Obedience + Rest in Peace as the third & final Wincon. X = 1 for the Helm, & the opponent loses their library via Exile; since RIP replaces the "X goes to Graveyard" rule to make a replacement effect that bypasses all Graveyard related ideas, & exiles them in their stead. Problem? I can't seem to find a way to keep flickering Helm of Obedience by any means; much less be allowed to repay the value. I don't suppose you have any suggestions for this? & I chose Feather as the Filler CMDR card as it is potentially one of the better CMDRS. I'm just doing an Upgrade of Tier for the whole Color Identity. That's all I'm merely trying to do. But what would you suggest between what you said for CMDR: Archangel Avacyn  Flip, or Basandra, Battle Seraph ? I wasn't Keeping Feather in forever you know. ;)

exec-MTG on cEDH Boros is so CRUEL, they'll never give up!

1 week ago

Isn't strictly better to use Archangel Avacyn  Flip as boros commander filler than Feather, the Redeemed if you only have Path to Exile to target some of your things?, at least that angel can save your stuffs from a Boardwipe even if everyone know that is your commander and it's there...

Even Basandra, Battle Seraph feels better in your taxing strategy!

Feather, the Redeemed has much more potencial than this, and it's a very good option for a competitive scenario, my deck isn't a cEDH deck but it's a lot of fun and can be upgraded to be a cEDH: Feather, the Cantrip Value

SMASHER101 on Expedition map or a creature ...

1 week ago

I would say take out a land and put in map, but you only have 36 lands and a high curve. Take out Reya Dawnbringer . Map serves the same purpose in the late game by getting Emeria, The Sky Ruin and doesn't cost 80 mana. Archangel Avacyn  Flip is better board wipe insurance than Lapse of Certainty . Not sure why Selfless Spirit isn't in here if your worried about wipes.

Joe_Ken_ on Expedition map or a creature ...

2 weeks ago

firestorms90 I like all the insight you’ve got for each of the cards and I think while the loop idea with Reya Dawnbringer and Karmic Guide is interesting it isn’t likely to happen often. The most I could seeing it happen is when I have Reya out and use my Recruiter of the Guard to grab Karmic guide from the deck. Also a reason I didn’t have Reya in my first draft of the deck was because it does take an entire rotation to get its trigger to go off meaning if I do have a valuable creature in grave she would be likely to get hit with some removal so it is a bit of a risk having her out. Nothing really care about creatures entering play, but it’s just to keep my board stocked with a bunch of angels so they can beat down my opponents.

I don’t run into board wipes too often and normally I can just use Sunforger and Boros Charm / Teferi's Protection to avoid them, but the reason I had some thoughts about Archangel Avacyn  Flip was for another board wipe protector and if one of my non-angels die it can be a mini board wipe for small creatures like mana dorks or other useful small creatures as well as bolting each opponent for 3, which really isn’t all too much in the scheme of things.

The reasons I have been considering Lapse of Certainty is for another board wipe protector or just to counter any potentially harmful spells and then try to take them out before they draw it again. But there is also a bit of a combo with Sunforger + Mistveil Plains (which I try to tutor for with Tithe ) where I can just put an instant back on the deck during each one of my turns. I normally do this with Boros Charm for its indestructible use, but I was thinking I could use it with the Lapse to always have that counterspell ready to go in case I need it.

I guess out of my ideas Avacyn is probably the worst choice since I have a fair amount of board wipe protection already in the deck while Reya provides a lot of graveyard value and Lapse gives me a reoccurring counterspell in White.

Joe_Ken_ on Expedition map or a creature ...

2 weeks ago

So I’ve been wondering about the use of Expedition Map recently in my Boros angel tribal deck. Aurelia's Angelic crusade

I’ve been considering slotting it out for either Reya Dawnbringer or Archangel Avacyn  Flip if I were to go for another creature. Or I was considering Lapse of Certainty to have a counterspell in the back pocket that I can grab with Sunforger in the event I need to stop a board wipe.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Fight, mortals.

2 weeks ago

Cool deck! +1 from me.

Mind if I suggest a few things?

Disrupt Decorum , Invasion Plans , and Master Warcraft are all exceptional ways to force combat and manipulate blocking.

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor and Rite of the Raging Storm are fantastic ways to provide your opponents with creatures that can attack.

Teferi's Protection is expensive but a superb way to save yourself if something goes horribly wrong.

I absolutely love the Monarch mechanic for encouraging combat. Skyline Despot , Protector of the Crown , and Throne of the High City are great for this.

I am not sure you are tribal enough to be running Vanquisher's Banner , likewise Skullclamp seems out of place here. I think you would do better with more wheel effects or Mask of Memory for card draw.

Lastly, Angel of the Dire Hour and Archangel Avacyn  Flip can up your angel count (if that is what you are going for) while further providing defensive utility.

Happy deckbuilding!

dragonstryke58 on Can a colored card have ...

3 weeks ago

As noted in the rule about color identity, color indicator is also used.

That's why Archangel Avacyn  Flip has a color identity of white and red.

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