Baneslayer Angel


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Angels (V15) Mythic Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Mythic Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Mythic Rare

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Baneslayer Angel

Creature — Angel

Flying, first strike, lifelink, protection from Demons and from Dragons

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Baneslayer Angel Discussion

Jagd_Tallgeese on Mayael's Opera House

2 weeks ago

So, two small changes: removed Baneslayer Angel for a Land Tax and replaced Volcanic Offering for Wild Ricochet.

p3pst3r on UW Modern control

2 weeks ago

Regarding Baneslayer Angel. there are a lot of agro decks at the moment that make stabilizing hard like burn and Hollowed one so just having a win button in the 75 is nice. I mainly board it in vs any agro deck or somewhere i want more threats like against Jund. Main board there are little to no targets for removal spell against me so it is very common for my opponents to board out all removal. Plus with the black removal relying more heavily on Fatal Push there are not many decks that can even remove it, and On top of that it beats like 90% of creatures in the format. I have been playing it for a while and its much better in practice then it looks on paper.

ArchonBlue on UW Modern control

2 weeks ago

Why Baneslayer Angel? That's the only card in the list that doesn't really make sense to me. In what matchups do you bring that in?

DrkNinja on Baneslayer

2 weeks ago

I'm so confused... I saw Baneslayer and I thought this was a modern deck that made Baneslayer Angel good... ugh.

seiseises on Casual White Angels

3 weeks ago

Ahhh great to see a big army of angels, so +1 just for that!

That said, I think you should lower your average CMC a bit, since twelve 7+ drops can be problematic even in casual games (and almost half of your deck costs 5 or more to play anyway). As much as I love all those huge-ass angels, maybe you could replace some of them with cheap but powerful 4-5 drops like Battlegrace Angel (lifelink), Angel of Jubilation (lord + anti-black) or Seraph of the Sword, or if you have some more money available, then you have many more to choose from like Archangel of Tithes (combat control), Shalai, Voice of Plenty (hexproof for everyone), Restoration Angel (for re-triggering enter the battlefield effects, including Seraph Sanctuary), or the golden trio of lifelink angels: Baneslayer Angel, Archangel of Thune and Gisela, the Broken Blade.

As more concrete suggestions, I think Seraph of the Sword is better than both Serra Avenger (since you can't play her until turn 4 anyway) and Guardian of the Gateless. Also I would swap Angelic Arbiter for Archangel of Tithes or Battlegrace Angel, and take out Reya Dawnbringer and Angel of the Dire Hour for some of the others I mentioned.

Regarding other spells, you might like Journey to Nowhere instead of Pacifism, or maybe Oblivion Ring/Banishing Light so it's not only for creatures.

Also, your angels won't die that often, so I would cut a couple of Defy Death for something with more utility like Survival Cache, that gives you lifegain + card drawing.

And lastly, if you take out most of your 6+ angels, you won't need Quicksilver Amulet so you could use faster ramp like Pearl Medallion or Oketra's Monument.

And that's all I can think of right now. I'll leave you the links to my angel decks in case you want to check them :) Mono-white Angels, Angels are coming, Angels and the townsfolk

Rwhr2d2 on Angels Delight

3 weeks ago

This looks like it should just be a standard deck, as out of the 75 only 7 aren't standard legal. Cloudshift could be replaced with Blossoming Defense, Artic Flats could be replaced with Tranquil Expanse, and Archangel of Tithes could be replaced with more Lyras or Angel of Sanctions/Angel of Invention.
If you want to keep it as a modern deck, better lands Sunpetal Grove Stirring Wildwood Shambling Vent Caves of Koilos, along with better discard Inquisition of Kozilek, and some Baneslayer Angels.
Overall, Oketra's Monument and Lifecrafter's Bestiary seem too slow for modern and do little in the deck in standard. Cutting them to go up some lands and removal/discard seems correct.

ArchonBlue on UW Control (Modern)

1 month ago

Baneslayer Angel seems like an odd choice for this deck, I'd cut him for a third Cryptic Command and Logic Knot. I would also switch out one Settle the Wreckage for one Wrath of God to mess up Meddling Mage. I can't imagine you always have a target for that many Spell Snares, I would cut 2 for different early game interaction like Mana Leak, Remand, Condemn, or Blessed Alliance.

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