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|From the Vault: Angels (V15)||Mythic Rare|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Mythic Rare|
|2010 Core Set (M10)||Mythic Rare|
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Creature — Angel
Flying, first strike, lifelink, protection from Demons and from Dragons
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Baneslayer Angel Discussion
1 week ago
I would recommend more land maybe run 33 total with a mono colored deck, then also I prefer Avacyn, Angel of Hope as the commander her effect is so powerful that with her as a commander you're guaranteed to get it. Along with that white lacks good protection for spot removal so I would use Swiftfoot Boots , Lightning Greaves , and Whispersilk Cloak to give you some protection from targeted exile. Creature wise Baneslayer Angel is a powerhouse of a creature that is very efficient. Also Akroma's Memorial is a great card that will make sure all your angels have haste and vigilance.
1 month ago
I'd take Journey to Nowhere over Pacifism , there are a lot of creatures who hurt you just by being on the battlefield without attacking or blocking anyone. Luminarch Ascension seems like a card that's good in multiplayer where you have a lot of opponents' end phases for it to trigger in and a propensity for stale mates, so if you're playing that way a lot it's a good card. In normal matchups, though, I don't see it doing much for you. Instead of Ghostly Prison , I'd bring in Archangel of Tithes , she's a bit more expensive for you and not as expensive for your opponent, but she's more versatile and comes with a 3/5 body which can really do wonders.
Darksteel Citadel doesn't seem to do a whole lot of good for you, and the occasional life-gain from Seraph Sanctuary is really also something you need to have a payoff for for it to be worth it. Maybe just get some extra plains, or you could get Eiganjo Castle or Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers . You also seem to have rather more forests than I'd really recommend, but good dual lands are expensive, so I get you :) If you can afford them, I recommend Temple Garden , Horizon Canopy , Windswept Heath , Razorverge Thicket and Wooded Bastion .
Shaman of Forgotten Ways seems way too expensive, I'd get Birds of Paradise or more Noble Hierarch s if you can afford it, otherwise Avacyn's Pilgrim , Beastcaller Savant or Bloom Tender can do good work too. I'm also not sure what Kytheon's Irregulars ' role in your deck is, again let me recommend Archangel of Tithes , or alternatively Angel of Jubilation , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , or Indomitable Archangel or Gisela, the Broken Blade . Baneslayer Angel is a fine card, but unless you're facing demons and dragons regularly, Lyra Dawnbringer is probably better. Her ability to be a lord for other angels is really nice.
Iona, Shield of Emeria and Avacyn, Angel of Hope are super powerful bombs, but I'm not sure you have enough ramp to play them consistently. Of course, you know your local meta better than I do, so you be the judge of that yourself :) I'd recommend thinking about dropping them, though.
And last, a shameless plug. I've been playing with an angel deck of my own at my local FNM and been doing OK, it's been mono-white, white-green-red and is now just white-green. You can check the latest iteration here if you're looking for a somewhat different take on this whole business: Noble Angels
1 month ago
hkhssweiss, she really is a ton of fun! The colors, the flavor and how much a table underestimates her are all things that I love about her.
Weathered Wayfarer is definitely better, that's true. I have my single copy tied up in my Iroas, Hate Bears list at the moment, which is one of my more competitive builds. Will definitely add him in in the coming months.
Regarding the other suggestions. I've had Dawn of Hope, Crackling Doom and Wear / Tear in the deck before. The latter two could make a comeback sometime, it's just a matter of preference for the removal package really.
I really wanted Dawn of Hope to be good in the deck I really did, but it always underperformed. We have such powerful draw engines in the deck that it paled in comparison and didn't work with the mass lifegain plan. Would work better with a deck that gains life frequently in smaller chunks.
The Partners are amazing and I've been thinking about Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder as an addition for a long time. They'd both do a lot of work in the deck but the creature count might be a little on the low side for Tymna the Weaver. Only one way to find out though.
Archangel of Thune is great but very expensive, honestly I'd probably play something like Baneslayer Angel instead but there's no denying the Archangel is strong. The ceiling is of course much higher on her.
Bloodchief Ascension could be a nice win condition / inevitability for the deck! I have a copy of it but it's in use at the moment. Definitely a good suggestion!
Finally Chaplain's Blessing used to be in the deck and it's a nice ritual for our commander which can give us explosive starts, which is still by no means necessary and sometimes felt lackluster to be honest. I'm liking the lifegain cards that can gain us life repeatedly over many turns a bit more but it could find it's home into the deck again. I'm a little bit of a hypocrite though since I'm running Icatian Moneychanger that does similar things and can get Licia down on turn 3 for example. Just hard to find what to cut instead.
Thank you again for the comments!
1 month ago
Here is a few more fatties you could consider for this deck Scourge of the Throne, Balefire Dragon, Karmic Guide, Baneslayer Angel, Lyra Dawnbringer, Shadowborn Demon, Demonlord Belzenlok, and Overseer of the Damned.
2 months ago
Mmm I see in that case, than I would definitely recommend a lot of the fast mana rocks. If you can get your hands on them. I think you already know them but I'll list them just for the sake of it. Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , Mox Diamond , Chrome Mox , Grim Monolith , Basalt Monolith , Worn Powerstone , Pearl Medallion . I would also recommend some protection spells or recursion spells Faith's Reward , Rebuff the Wicked , Silence , Lapse of Certainty , and Teferi's Protection . If you want to keep the Angel theme some good angels are Angel of Jubilation , Lyra Dawnbringer , Archangel of Tithes , Platinum Angel , Baneslayer Angel , Emeria Shepherd , Angel of Finality , and Karmic Guide .
Hope that gives some insight! :P
2 months ago
Also, why do lists run Lyra Dawnbringer and Baneslayer Angel in the sideboard and why one of each instead of just two of one? They're both pretty much identical. The only reason I can see is for game 2 after your opponent drops their spot removal. Are the specific matchups where those 2 shine?
2 months ago
Going for the soldier tribal, you want to use creatures that have more than one Evergreen ability to gain max value out of them, also consider what you want to focus more on, if you want to move on with the 'go wide' route or 'super soldiers' route as if you diversify too much your deck will be too unfocused. Here are some suggestions that can be considered:
If you don't go with an all Soldier tribal, there are some big hitters that provide a lot of utility evergreen abilities like Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Zetalpa, Primal Dawn, Danitha Capashen, Paragon, Baneslayer Angel, and Avacyn, Angel of Hope. Also below is some additional cards for interaction or synergy.
- Honor of the Pure
- Oketra's Monument
- Swords to Plowshares
- Path to Exile
- Rebuff the Wicked
- Faith's Reward
- Return to Dust
- Secure the Wastes
- Teferi's Protection
Hope that helps and feel free to ask for any advice!
2 months ago
Weathered Wayfarer Captain of the Watch Odric, Lunarch Marshal Odric, Master Tactician Norn's Annex Suture Priest Restoration Angel Hero of Bladehold Silverblade Paladin Cathars' Crusade Selfless Spirit Archetype of Courage Baneslayer Angel Gisela, the Broken Blade Brimaz, King of Oreskos Eidolon of Rhetoric
Baneslayer Angel occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.01%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
RBW (Mardu): 0.1%