Archangel of Thune

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 Mythic Rare

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Archangel of Thune

Creature — Angel

Flying

Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)

Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

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Archangel of Thune Discussion

Arkheid on Perpetua Imperii

1 day ago

Archangel of Thune can be a great addon ;)

AlexoBn on Can GW hatebears stand a ...

2 days ago

Pathbreaker Ibex, Craterhoof Behemoth, Archangel of Thune, and a bit more other creatures that boost your small hatebear creatures

Funke on Trostani's Growth Hormones

2 days ago

Thanks for the help codach, I really apreciate it.

I was thinking of picking up Giant Adephage and Crested Sunmare the next time I go to the card store. About my budget, I don't really want to spend over $20 on a card unless it makes/breaks a deck (like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre in my Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck), so buying Archangel of Thune is probably not going to happen anytime soon. As well, if I continue improving this deck I will probably pick up Chord of Calling, Darien, King of Kjeldor and Primal Vigor.

The only problem with removing Geist-Honored Monk is I would be removing flying tokens, which I desperately need to deal with flying commander damage. It seems like a real issue when going up against a deck like my Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck, which consistently pings me for 6.

I find my deck lacks draw power/tutors, so wouldn't it be a better idea to have both Green Sun's Zenith and Chord of Calling in it?

All of that is dependent on if I continue building this deck, but I might end up morphing it into a Ghave, Guru of Spores deck (black adds so much to the table!) I was thinking of tearing this deck apart and building something along the lines of this deck: EDH Mycomancy, a moist magic...

codach on Trostani's Growth Hormones

3 days ago

Excellent choice in commander. I love my Trostani deck located here: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/trostani-edh-v20/

Trostani is surprisingly quite hard to build correctly reason being it does not remove any elements from your deck. For example Marath, Will of the Wild removes token production so all you need to do is ramp, draw cards and make those tokens better. But even failing that you will still have basic tokens to stall with. With Trostani who is still an awesome commander you have to build all elements into your deck.

I recommend taking all small token generators out of the deck and replacing them with quality token generators such as Crested Sunmare or Giant Adephage. Trostani loves big tokens because of her populate. If you were looking to go small tokens, I'd recommend Rhys the Redeemed as your commander. Things like Geist-Honored Monk, Trostani's Summoner, and Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage would be the ones I'd cut first. finally, Cryptolith Rite becomes bad without little creatures so I'd recommend cutting that too if you end up following my advice.

The second thing that trostani struggles with a lot is getting on the board early because big token generators tend to cost a lot of mana - e.g., Desolation Twin. If you're at a table with aggressive decks, you will likely die quickly if you don't drop something early or ramp into your late game quickly. Ramping on trostani is very important. You have a good start, but I would recommend even more. Kodama's Reach is just another Cultivate which is one of the best ramp cards in commander. Nature's Lore and Skyshroud Claim both put lands in untapped which is huge. Farseek is a nice early ramp that can grab you either a plains or a forest.

luckily, we're in selesnya and selesnya has some of the best land based ramp in the game. Lands like Myriad Landscape, Krosan Verge, and Blighted Woodland are great for ramping. While i'm on the topic of lands, i'd recommend cutting your generic tap-lands such as Tranquil Expanse, Terramorphic Expanse, Selesnya Guildgate, Blossoming Sands, Evolving Wilds, and Graypelt Refuge for just more basic lands. We're not that desperate for color fixing and it's really important to have your lands coming in untapped.

I'll finish up by making a few recommendations from my deck and some cuts i recommend as well. First, Emmara Tandris is a pretty weak card for how expensive she is. Think about what else could go in the 7cmc slot - e.g., Giant Adephage. Intangible Virtue probably isn't good enough for its minimal +1/+1. I'm not sure what your budget is, but Archangel of Thune is an absolute monster in this deck. Darien, King of Kjeldor is sweet too because if you ever take damage, you immediately get all your life back from the tokens coming out if trostani is in play. I recommend swapping out your Green Sun's Zenith for a Chord of Calling because you can instant speed in a Felidar Sovereign right before your turn to just win the game if no one has removal or is tapped out. If you don't have $60 to fork over for a Doubling Season, Primal Vigor can be a nice budget option. The downside to vigor is that it helps everyone at the table but %99 of the time it will be the most useful to you. It's also even better if you know no one in your play group plays a token/counters deck.

You mentioned in your description that this deck is weak to board wipes. I have also had problems with board clear, and I like how you've tried to combat them with cards like Heroic Intervention, Loxodon Hierarch, and Dauntless Escort. I'll have to play test some of these to see how they work.

I am by no means an expert of Trostani. I have been brewing her for a while now, but I bought my trostani deck only about a month ago. So, please take everything I say with a grain of salt. Good luck and feel free to message me with any questions you have.

jjp16 on Selvala 1st EDH homebrew

4 days ago

Many ways to go with Selvala, she is a super fun commander. If you like to ramp into big things, you could consider adding some more mana elves, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Priest of Titania and do a pseudo-tribal theme. I don't necessarily recommend doing this to get infinite combos rolling, but I see you already have Paradox Engine so I highly recommend Umbral Mantle as well. If you pair this or other untap effects with Selvala, you can make even more life/mana/cards from parley. Umbral Mantle also goes for infinite mana quite easily with Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. You could add more to the lifegain theme to maximize Archangel of Thune by adding things like Alhammarret's Archive or Rhox Faithmender too. My list maximizes the control elements while making use of the lifegain somewhat. Check it out if you like.


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Jagd_Tallgeese on Counters EDH

5 days ago

If you do want to keep your current color fixing, try adding Hardened Scales as it is a budget vrsion of Doubling Season. Though a bit pricey, you can look at Archangel of Thune so that it can combo with Spike Feeder. Spells with the bolster mechanic are prevalent throughout the Tarkir series, so look for those like Honor's Reward, Echoes of the Kin Tree, or even creatures like Sandsteppe Mastodon.

Phinque on [WiP] First Deck! Custom Selesnya Soul Sisters

6 days ago

I really like Ageless Entity - I hadn't seen that card before. Unfortunately, Archangel of Thune was a bit out of my pricerange so I have a few of those on my upgrade list. Sunbond is awesome too but haven't picked one up yet. Thanks!

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