Avacyn, Angel of Hope

Avacyn, Angel of Hope

Legendary Creature — Angel

Flying, vigilance, indestructible

Other permanents you control have indestructible.

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Avacyn, Angel of Hope Discussion

NecroPony on Lili's Revelation

2 days ago

I think I've reach the end point for this deck. The only thing I know for certain that I need is Karn Liberated. As such, I will be moving into defensive and logically defending my card choices. Maybe I'll make this a primer (should I make this a primer?) to explain how it works and what I want from it.

Sadly for you TheGreatLiar, You will bare the brunt of defensiveness, please don't take this as a personal attack on you.

  • Grave Pact suffers from that age old adage: IT doesn't do anything the turn it hits the board. It requires other cards to be good, and thus is situational. I want this deck to be flexible and so the card choices must have a myriad of uses.
  • Bloodsoaked Champion, Reassembling Skeleton, and Gravecrawler all lack something; board presence. None of them advance the game on their own. At least Bone Shredder kills something upon etb and acts as one of my few flying blockers. Plus the fact that Bloodsoaked Champion and Gravecrawler can't block make them really bad defensive cards. The early game for this deck is ramp, and/or flip Lili. Seeing the three suggested cards do neither of these they will not be added.I used to run Gravecrawler but it was often useless on its own and without another zombie, it is damn near useless.
  • Urborg Justice doesn't fit this deck too well, either, believe it or now. This deck doesn't sac a bunch of creatures, it sacrifices 1 creature multipul times over the course of a few turns. I'd rather run Malicious Affliction over it, and that didn't make the cut.
  • You, and so many other people have suggested Shriekmaw. The reason Bone Shredder makes the cut instead of Shriekmaw is that when Liliana flip, she has 3, this allows for automatic reanimation of Bone Shredder (and Burnished Hart and Fleshbag Marauder ect.) but not Shriekmaw. If I were to include Shriekmaw, Liliana would need to +2 and survive the round. I prefer the immediate value.I've rarely had issues with Liliana's subtype. If all else fails, I make the preexisting one a target and my opponents work themselves into a tizzy to solve my problem for me.
  • enpcIf that is the cost to add Dark Ritual, it's not worth it. Duplicant is one of my few answers to Iona, Shield of Emeria and plus exile is good for stuff such as Avacyn, Angel of Hope that seem to crop up in my meta.Sword of the Animist may one day leave the deck, but for now, the meta is casual enough that I get extra land drops with it, so it acts as another, no, better Liliana of the Dark Realms.Do you think 20 is enough Swamps in a Cabal Coffers edh deck?Again, don't take this as a personal attack, I've just been playing this deck more than you.
  • xFyreFlyx on Incorrect Borders

    4 days ago

    The card image doesn't fill the whole picture, like in Windswept Heath or Avacyn, Angel of Hope.

    Cordell90 on Pinnacle of the phyrexian helix conduit

    1 week ago

    Actually it's basically a pillow deck. The main idea is to create your protection and get the Ensnaring Bridge out so your opponent can't attack you. And start throwing counters on Helix Pinnacle. Privileged Position is a good way to protect your protection. Iona, Shield of Emeria isn't hard to get out when you have Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. And she can shut your opponent down by herself pretty much. And Avacyn, Angel of Hope also provides your permanents with protection. And depending on how the game goes you can choose not to cast Ensnaring Bridge and just wreck with the Angels.

    Mandalorian on Board clear deck ideas?

    1 week ago

    I like Athreos, God of Passage as a commander for this kind of strategy but be prepared for things to get very political as you will have to decide who chooses whether your creatures hit the bin or not. I play a Shadowborn Apostle version but I think these cards could go in either version as they just plain work well With Athreos.

    Blood Artist

    Teysa, Orzhov Scion

    Immortal Servitude

    Suture Priest

    Dictate of Erebos

    She isn't in my deck but if you were playing board wipes then Avacyn, Angel of Hope would do well.

    Komamura on Atlantis Rises

    1 week ago

    I had him in originally but took him out after putting in so much mass removal. The only way they would stay in play was with Avacyn, Angel of Hope and the chance of me getting her in every game wasn't high. I still like that card and might try it anyway. Good suggestion. Any others?

    I played with my local group tonight and i realized that i need alot more card day. (More than just a 1 card draw.)

    jvla24 on Atlantis Rises

    1 week ago

    Have you thought about adding Talrand, Sky Summoner It is a great way to combo with casting all of the instants and sorceries being cast. It combos really well with Avacyn, Angel of Hope making everything indestructible, and all of those drakes being made make very good chump blockers.

    JakeHarlow on Token Wizard

    1 week ago

    All right.

    I see you've got Rootborn Defenses, so that's a good start. You've got 2 Azami, Lady of Scrolls listed, so cut one.

    You won't save your tokens, but Twilight Shepherd will assist you in retaining your non-token board presence, which is still quite important.

    Avacyn, Angel of Hope will prevent most board sweepers from affecting you. However, sweepers that do not use destroy affects, such as Black Sun's Zenith or Hallowed Burial, will still mess you up.

    Wrap in Vigor is also great anti-board wipe tech, since you've got green. And if you can afford one, Sword of Body and Mind is very strong when attached to Derevi, Empyrial Tactician. You can mill your opponent out while making Wolf tokens!

    This is where countermagic comes in. You can't go wrong with the classic Counterspell. It'll handle any card for . I think it's reasonable to include up to six or even seven counterspells in here to deal with control players' attempts to affect your board state. There are a few other strong candidates -- Dissolve, Dissipate (exiling a card usually ensures that your opponent won't be able to use that spell again), Negate, and even Voidslime. Stifle and Squelch and perhaps Trickbind are reasonable optionsc while Silence and/or Render Silent are pretty solid too. You might also look at ways to recur your spells, like Snapcaster Mage, Elixir of Immortality, or green spells like Regrowth.

    A good control card that works well with your strategy is Martial Coup. Try it out. Secure the Wastes is also a good token card when you have lots of mana in a post-board wipe situation. Prophet of Kruphix is awesome for your control efforts because he allows you to untap your board on every player's upkeep.

    I could go on, too, but this should be enough to get you a start. Use Gatherer, Wizard's card search database, to assist you in locating additional cards which may interest you. Or, ask me for additional assistance and I'll always be happy to oblige.

    I hope this was helpful to you in some small measure.

    Power / Toughness 8/8
    Color(s) White
    Cost 5WWW
    Converted cost 8


    Not legal in any format

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    Set Rarity
    From the Vault: Angels Mythic Rare
    Avacyn Restored Mythic Rare


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