Avacyn, the Purifier


Archangel Avacyn  Flip


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad Mythic Rare

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Avacyn, the Purifier

Legendary Creature — Angel


When this creature transforms into Avacyn, the Purifier, it deals 3 damage to each other creature and each opponent.

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Avacyn, the Purifier Discussion

Zaueski on Grixis Cycling

1 month ago

Grasp of Darkness has been a better card for me more times than I can count. Revolt is so hard to trigger in standard so I'm forced to play with Push as if it only hits CMC 2... They both hit a lot of things so I'll look at what they hit that the other can't...

Relevant things Fatal Push hits that Grasp of Darkness can't:

Relevant things Grasp of Darkness hits that Fatal Push can't:

As you can see, despite costing one more , the utility of Grasp of Darkness in what it hits is too big to ignore.

Boza on can Consulate Surveilance prevent combat ...

2 months ago

Additionally, to make extra sure, you can activate the ability of Consulate Surveillance in response to Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip's damage dealing trigger. By the time that trigger is put on the stack, the creature has already transformed (that is what caused the trigger).

Note that Consulate Surveillance will not prevent damage done to creatures, only to you. And you will also prevent any combat damage from Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip to you during that turn with that activation of CS on upkeep.

PhotogenicParasympathetic on can Consulate Surveilance prevent combat ...

2 months ago

The above answer is incorrect.

On your turn, you can activate Consulate Surveillance and choose Avacyn. This will do nothing for you, as the effect wears off when you pass back to your opponent.

However, when your opponent's turn begins, first, they untap all tapped permanents, then they move to upkeep. Avacyn's ability triggers, and goes on the stack. At this moment, you can respond by activating Consulate Surveillance, choosing Avacyn. If that ability resolves, Avacyn will then transform, attempt to deal damage, and be prevented.

Alternatively, you can allow Avacyn to transform without activating CS. In this case, Avacyn completes her transformation, and puts her ability to deal damage on the stack. You can then activate CS to prevent that damage, before the ability resolves.

In either case, CS will continue to protect you from all damage, combat or otherwise, that originates from that copy of Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip. Note, however, that in both cases the damage Avacyn attempts to do to creatures still happens, as CS only protects you.

fastbond_stripmine_crucible on can Consulate Surveilance prevent combat ...

2 months ago

the source you would choose would have to be Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip the flip with the 3 damage trigger on the stack you CHOOSE the source and this turn at resolution not target so spells like Reroute don't effect it

GearNoir on Protection and dual-color DFC interaction.

2 months ago

Scenario 1 - Akroma's Memorial would not protect Ornithopter from Archangel Avacyn  Flip because Avacyn is .

Scenario 2 - Circle of Protection: White would not protect your opponent from Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip as it is transformed and is when the damage is dealt.

Color identity, which is what I beleive you are thinking about, is only really applicable in Commander/EDH to determine if a card can go into the deck; it has to account for both sides of the transform card in case of varied colors.

Double-faced Card Rules:

  • 711.4. Each face of a double-faced card has its own set of characteristics.

  • 711.4a While a double-faced card is outside the game, in a zone other than the battlefield, or on the battlefield with its front face up, it has only the characteristics of its front face.

  • 711.4b While a double-faced permanents back face is up, it has only the characteristics of its back face. However, its converted mana cost is calculated using the mana cost of its front face. This is a change from previous rules. If a permanent is copying the back face of a double-faced card (even if the card representing that copy is itself a double-faced card), the converted mana cost of that permanent is 0.

Panzerforge on Protection and dual-color DFC interaction.

2 months ago

Scenario 1:
My opponent has Akroma's Memorial in play, giving her creatures protection from red and black. I attack with Archangel Avacyn  Flip (not transformed into Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip), and she is blocking with an Ornithopter.

Does the pro-red from Memorial have any effect whatsoever on the white side Archangel Avacyn  Flip, or has the "color identity" aspect of EDH just caused us to have a very confused perspective of double faced card colors?

Scenario 2:
Archangel Avacyn  Flip transforms into Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip, dealing 3 damage to each creature and each opponent, and my opponent has Circle of Protection: White.

Same kind of question, does the CoP:W have any effect whatsoever on damage inflicted by Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip's red side?

Thank you for your help!

sonnet666 on color of Archangel Avacyn.

4 months ago

To clarify:

Archangel Avacyn  Flip is white.

Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip is red.

These are what matters in gameplay. You can't target Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip with Execute, for instance.

The card's color identity is red/white, which is what matters for EDH deck construction. Archangel Avacyn  Flip is a Boros commander, and can go in any Red/White/X deck.

Neotrup on When Archangel Avacyn, flips to ...

4 months ago

No. Only Players can be Opponents. Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip deals 3 damage to each other creature (including yours) and each Player who is an opponents (that is, not to you or your teammates). If an opponent controls 1 or more planeswalkers, you may choose one of them to redirect the 3 damage to. If the damage is redirected the Planeswalker will loose 3 loyalty counter and it's controller will not loose any life.

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