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Archangel of Tithes
Creature — Angel
As long as Archangel of Tithes is untapped, creatures can't attack you or a planeswalker you control unless their controller pays for each of those creatures.
As long as Archangel of Tithes is attacking, creatures can't block unless their controller pays for each of those creatures.
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Archangel of Tithes Discussion
1 week ago
Thank you for your reply. I have actually spent some time testing both with my play group and found that neither really has an advantage over the other in terms of how they affect my opponents. So I'll probably end up using Archangel of Tithes for the devotion.
I also want to compliment you on how fun it is to play this deck. It's so consistent and smooth. _
2 weeks ago
I've chosen Ghostly Prison over Archangel of Tithes because of my local meta. There are some really fast aggro boardswarm decks like Elves. In my playtest, waiting until turn 4 + they need to pay 1 less mana with Archangel of Tithes was not worth it. Of course Archangel of Tithes would fit the main strategy of the deck much more and is also a viable option for the sideboard.
The ideal starting hand is at least 1x Plains with 1x Weathered Wayfarer or 2x Plains and some low drops. Mulligan in this deck is pretty hard to take. Mulligan to 5 can cost you already the game. But one mulligan is ok if you have 2-3 really high drops (Angels).
Sideboarding 4xNevermore against decks that rely on ONE strategy to win like combo decks or some real cheesy stuff.Mana Tithe is good against Midrange/Control decks that curve out at every turn. Most of the time, it's enough to say that you play Mana Tithe in Sideboard. The psychological effect will make them play around it even if it's not sideboarded.Leyline of Sanctity is important if they play hand disruption.
@BallzanyaBaneslayer Angel and Blinding Angel are nice drops, but i had to cut it to Legendary Angels only. It is much funnier to play with Tutor effects like Thalia's Lancers and searching for what you need.
Acolyte's Reward seems nice. Need to test it.
2 weeks ago
However, I believe your problem lies in your curve. Iona, Shield of Emeria is far too expensive and, in my opinion, seems pretty worthless. She takes so long to get out that by the time she drops, your opponent should have a good enough board presence to not be affected by her too much. I'd also suggest knocking Avacyn, Angel of Hope down to a one of - again, because of her mana cost. If you had better ramp, I'd still recommend dropping Avacyn, Angel of Hope down to one, but you could keep Iona, Shield of Emeria.
Pristine Angel looks like a pretty good blocker, but for 6 mana, you should definitely not be running 4 of them. If you only use it to prevent damage, I would suggest subbing in Story Circle instead. Half the mana cost and can block multiple instances of damage.
Okay, Quicksilver Amulet is like a pretty great card as the deck stands right now, but if we cut down on the high cost cards, this loses its value and can be took out altogether.
Compared with the mana costs of the other angels, your 4 cost cards don't seem as bad, but having 20% of your deck comprised of 4 cost cards doesn't sound like a great idea. I'd recommend throwing Linvala, Keeper of Silence into the sideboard.
I'm not really sure what Palace Guards function is supposed to be in this deck, besides just a mass chump blocker? I would replace him with something like Dawn Charm. It costs less mana, has instant speed, can be used to stop creatures with flying from hurting you and has a little extra utility. Or you could even replace it with Holy Day.
While Luminarch Ascension is a great card, you don't really have anything to consistently stop your opponents from attacking you. Some Ghostly Prisons might help, especially once you've got an Archangel of Tithes or two on the field. I've already suggested it, but Story Circle works wonders with Luminarch Ascension too.
Finally, as it will almost always be able to be cast for its miracle cost, I'd suggest a couple of Entreat the Angels, for obvious reasons.
Sorry for the wall of text, I hope I helped!
+1 from me. :)
2 weeks ago
Nice take on the Political Queen! I would love to hear about your experience with both Archangel of Tithes and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, two cards that I have left out of my decklist. Feel free to comment here or over on my deck, Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control. +1 from me!
2 weeks ago
Love the list. The tweaks are fun. How have the Archangel of Tithes and Eldrazi Displacer worked out? I will admit, I have an irrational dislike of eldrazi, and never consider them, even when I should.
3 weeks ago
Considering splashing green and adding cards such as Caged Sun, Angel of Invention, Gisela, the Broken Blade, Hero of Bladehold, Sun Titan, Archangel of Tithes and Thalia's Lancers. Thanks for checking out my deck!: 2 Aetherflux Reservoir 4 Karakas 3 Sunbond 1 Avacyn, Angel of Hope 3 Ajani's Pridemate 2 Cartouche of Solidarity 2 Fiendslayer Paladin 4 Windbrisk Heights 4 Archangel of Thune 1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite 1 Crested Sunmare 2 Chaplain's Blessing 4 Serene Steward 4 Path to Exile 2 Renewed Faith 1 Ajani Goldmane 2 New Benalia 17 Plains
Congrats, you got to the end. Do you have what it takes to critique this deck... ;)
4 weeks ago
Hey great looking deck! Got s few suggestions for ya... Strionic Resonator can double his counter distribution trigger or even a "bounty collection" trigger. I agree Queen Marchesa would be great in the 99 of this deck. If you need more control and pillow fort cards maybe try War's Toll, Archangel of Tithes, Lightmine Field, Do or Die and Parting Thoughts. Then there's Diaochan, Artful Beauty, who is basically a wild card. It could survive a while and be insane if you can make allies, or it will die right away but you should collect at least one bounty no matter what. Maybe you want to be in charge of combat to control the board and force bad blocks with Fumiko the Lowblood, Goblin Spymaster, Boros Battleshaper, Master Warcraft, Odric, Master Tactician, and Brutal Hordechief. I love the idea of using curses too especially Curse of Disturbance and Curse of Shallow Graves since you don't mind extra creatures floating around. Happy gathering!!
1 month ago
There are plenty of lords in this deck, which definitely supports the go-wide Odric plan. However, I find 19 lands to be a bit too little if you want to cast 4-drops like Archangel of Tithes. Of these cards, I'd trim some number of Field Marshal and/or Honor of the Pure and replace them with Plains to hit your mana on time. I think you should have at least 3-4 lands, perhaps even 5 more. Furthermore, I'd swap the Path to Exile and Fiend Hunter. Fiend Hunter eats removal like nobody else, often dying soon after he hits the table. Path keeps the enemy threat gone for good, and you can bring in Fiend Hunter if you're going up against fast aggro without much interaction to snipe their guy and be done with it. Another interesting card you may want to add is Selfless Spirit, perhaps as a Brave the Elements replacement. Both cards effectively save you from board wipes. The flying bodies you'll have from it and Archangel of Tithes will allow you to fly over most board stalls, making the unblockable part of protection less relevant.
Hope this helps, I like your list!