Archangel of Thune

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Mythic Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) 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.

Latest as Commander

EDH 0 / 2

Archangel of Thune Discussion

DemonDragonJ on All Will Be One

5 days ago

multimedia, I shall address each card that you have mentioned.

Wanderer's Strike is a removal spell as well as a source of proliferation; it unconditionally exiles any creature and provides additional counters on permanents. I do feel that five mana is a high cost, and it really should have been an instant, but the fact that it provides two effects in one card makes it too useful to remove.

Fuel for the Cause is the same; it is a two-for-one card, so I prefer to keep it.

Grim Affliction can work as a removal spell, which any deck should have.

I will admit that I am having difficulty in deciding which card between Steady Progress and Tezzeret's Gambit to remove, but the fact that the former is an instant means that I shall likely keep it. Drawing two cards is obviously very nice, but the difference between an instant and sorcery can often mean the difference between victory and defeat (which is why I did not replace Grim Affliction with Courage in Crisis ).

I feel that Plasm Capture is too good to not have in any deck that contains blue and green, since it provides essentially free mana.

Privileged Position is too good to not include in any deck that supports its colors, for reasons that should be entirely self-explanatory.

I have True Conviction in every EDH deck of mine that contains white, and, in the case of this deck, it is an excellent combination with Archangel of Thune , since every additional creature shall provide an additional trigger for the angel's ability, and the same is true with Abzan Battle Priest , which is in this deck specifically to combo with the archangel.

Mer-Ek Nightblade should be entirely self-explanatory.

I have Dovin Baan in this deck specifically for his emblem; in fact, six out of the eight planeswalkers in this deck produce emblems, which was a choice that I made very deliberately, and the other two both have abilities that grant +1/+1 counters to all creatures, which was another very deliberate choice.

Out of all the cards that you mentioned, I actually had Thrummingbird in this deck, before I replaced it with Grateful Apparition , but, after considering your words, the redundancy would be nice, so I shall put that card in this deck, again, and I shall likely replace Tezzeret's gambit with it, which shall also allow me to replace Mortify with Utter End .

Drcfan on Devotion to White Angels

6 days ago

@ Gloglok I know card advantage can be very difficult in mono white (It works with card value). For me Arch of Orazca cost too much as a card draw engine. I can recommend you following to try out:

Lifegain plan: Swap all cards below 5 mana except Weathered Wayfarer , so you can use Dawn of Hope . Key cards for a lifegain plan would be cards like Resplendent Angel , Archangel of Thune , Auriok Champion , Serra Ascendant

Add blue or black: Kills devotion and then the deck goes into white-blue or white-black prison control (see death and taxes) with angels as some finishers

Artifacts: not really productive to the devotion plan but Tower of Fortunes is one solid card draw engine. A while back i tested also Tamiyo's Journal but it both of them were too slow for me. (You can still try it tough)

Next update i do: (Mana base adjustments) Goes in: 4x Flagstones of Trokair + 1x Ghost Quarter Out: Field of Ruin

Next tests i do: Serra the Benevolent , requires more flying creatures to work properly. Angel of Jubilation stops enemy fetchlands, phyrexian mana, and any pay life effect but not bolt proof! , Archangel of Tithes actually perfect for this deck, swap for boardwipe Gideon Blackblade , requires even more low mana creatures like Knight of the Holy Nimbus which is actually a 3/3 indestructible for double white

mazrimtaim on H: Binder W: grixis EDH

1 week ago

I'm looking to build a grixis superfriends deck and am looking for these cards. I have just updated my binder with everything I currently have.

Wants

Valuable Haves

the rest is in my binder

jconeil1988 on Girl Power! ( Angels Tribal )

1 week ago

no Reya Dawnbringer ? I know she cost alot, but it is graveyard recursion each turn. Also Archangel of Thune puts in alot of work and quickly closes out games. Akroma's Vengeance is a decent wipe that can be used to draw a card in a pinch.

other than that, I love your deck and would love your thoughts on my deck Dawn of the Angels

Hexaflexagon on Angelhorde Invasion

2 weeks ago

Hey Beebles!

Thanks for your long comment. I really appreciate how people like you spend loads of time and effort into helping a person like me. Sorry for responding late, I have been swamped with schoolwork and have had no chance to reply until now.

  • I really like your idea on adding cards that bounce themselves or something else to my hand, allowing me to use it as an effective mana sink. I'll definitely be adding some of those in.

  • I see your point on Aetherflux Reservoir . I might add one in, but there are so many things this deck needs that I'm not sure I can find a spot for this.

  • I'm not so hot about adding in Bygone Bishop , as I only have about 15 creatures with CMC 3 or less. The same thing goes for Mentor of the Meek . I'm also not a big fan of Sandstone Oracle because it has a too high CMC.

  • I'll definitely try and slot Cloud Key into my deck, even though it's above my budget. I'm not a big fan of any of your other ramp suggestions, apart from Solemn Simulacrum , but I might try them out.

  • I've never seen Selfless Spirit before, so I'll definitely add that in.


Now on to your cuts.

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon

Peanut3181 on I See White People.....

2 weeks ago

You are correct about not sacrificing a creature to altar of dementia and blasting station, BUT with cards like Goldnight Commander , Cathars' Crusade and Archangel of Thune I can mill them out because the soldiers can be infinitely big from infinite ETB triggers

Ashen0ne on Aurelia's War

3 weeks ago

Alright so this is where things get difficult lol. Right now the deck has some semblance of agro and control but its currently being bogged down by things that don’t contribute anything or enough to warrant their spot. I’m going to suggest a lot of cuts and for each one I’ll offer a decent replacement that will not only make all of our lives miserable but also contribute to making the deck far more resilient and difficult to stop. Creatures to cut

Creatures to Add

Noncreature Spells to Cut

Noncreature Spells to Add

Now what these additions will do is smooth out your mana curve and make you come out swinging far more quickly in more consistently. The additions include another outlet to go infinite through Sword of Feast and Famine and Aggravated Assault . They also contain multiple ways to tutor up Helm of the Host and win. Combat Celebrant and Godo, Bandit Warlord each go infinite with helm and Godo will tutor for it himself and place it straight onto the battlefield.

We also tighten up your control package with cheap removal and creatures that limit what you’re opponents can do. I can provide more explanations in person if you like.

Remember these are only suggestions lol But if you try them I think you’ll like how much faster the deck pops off.

MTGSmith on Forbidden Love

3 weeks ago

Sorry it took a few days for me to post, I've just been rather busy lately.

After having a quick look through your list and reading your description I can honestly say this is a great and rather original idea you've got right here and it certainly wasn't a way I would imagine Krav & Regna to be taken in! I have a couple of suggestions for you, just as another win condition for the deck maybe think about adding Liliana's Contract ? I know it focuses on the demon side and doesn't add anything to angels but it could help in certain situations, secondly another pairing that might work I think is Archangel of Thune & Archfiend of Despair , they've both got 'Arch' in their names and they both care about changing life totals, Archangel rewords you for gaining life whilst Archfiend punishes opponents when they lose life. Just a couple of suggestions I thought might work well in here, but overall you've already got a great and flavourful list going once again! :)

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Archangel of Thune occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

White: 0.36%