Avacyn, the Purifier


Archangel Avacyn  Flip


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

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Set Rarity
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

sonnet666 on color of Archangel Avacyn.

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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.

Lame_Duck on When Archangel Avacyn, flips to ...

1 month ago

Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip

No, Planeswalkers aren't opponents. The official definition of "opponent" is:

"Opponent: someone a player is playing against. See rules 102.2 and 102.3.

102.2. In a two-player game, a players opponent is the other player.

102.3. In a multiplayer game between teams, a players teammates are the other players on his or her team, and the players opponents are all players not on his or her team."

Ajuntoson on Bant Odric

3 months ago

Why not run Selfless Spirit? It is decent damage in the air and can protect your board from things like Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip and Fumigate.

Blume17 on UW Synergized Spirits (11-1-0 record)

3 months ago

drew22 I thought about Panharmonicon, but I like leaving mana open to flash my creatures in and for counterspells.

Essence Flux will be a good addition I think. I just plain forgot about it lol. Bouncing a Reflector Mage, Rattlechains, or even an Avacyn, the Purifier  Flip and transforming her back into Archangel Avacyn  Flip would be great.

Thanks for the suggestions!

clayperce on Steel-Cannon Pummeler (KLD)

4 months ago

Thanks much for the kudos and the +1!

Yeah, I think UW Flash is now the deck's toughest match-up. I had originally tuned the deck specifically to thump UW, with 3x Pia Nalaar and 3x Smuggler's Copter in the mainboard. But that weakened the deck too much in other match-ups, so I pulled it all. Plus, for whatever reason, UW Flash is barely being played at my favorite LGS.

Some specific thoughts on the match-up (with the caveat that this is based on lots of testing against Joey Manner's White-Blue Flash but no real-world games):

Hope this helps and thanks again!

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

5 months ago

ODINnorman: Welcome to the format! It turns out that Avacyn is something of an odd exception to that rule. Her back side (Avacyn, the Purifier) has a color indicator that defines her color as being red. That makes her color identity RW, so it's legal to play spells of both colors.

Formally, it's because a card's color identity is the union of 1) all mana symbols appearing on the card and 2) all colors on both sides of the card. This is the same reason that Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip's color identity is black, or that Transguild Courier can only be played in five-color EDH. For reference, see comprehensive rules 903.4c.

What do you think of the deck? :)

koodeex on Heroes Never Die!

5 months ago

Love-in-Theory, I've done. Check it Archangel Avacyn  Flip and Avacyn, the Purifier  FlipI just don't know how to make flip option on the site(

codes A=7037 and A=7038

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