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|From the Vault: Angels (V15)||Mythic Rare|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||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
4 days ago
Hi Demarge Thank you! The Dragon Mage is nice although card draw is seldom the issue. My playgroup is pretty casual but with Edgar Markov, Maelstrom Wanderer and Meren of Clan Nel Toth running around the table, there is actually no time for goofing around with curses and cards like Possibility Storm... The Doom Whisperer sure is nice and once the hype has died down and his price isn't off the charts anymore, maybe I can test him in place of Baneslayer Angel.
5 days ago
Why not some Serra Ascendant?
You have no removals, no counters and no draw cards spells, meaning you just play on the draw. In my personal opinion you are underestimating too much your opponent's deck.
Cards you could consider are: Path to Exile, Oblivion Ring, Auriok Champion, Archangel of Thune, Ranger of Eos, Sun Titan, Emeria, The Sky Ruin, Elspeth Tirel, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Spectral Procession, Martyr of Sands, Baneslayer Angel, Honor of the Pure, Chalice of Life Flip, Windbrisk Heights
1 month ago
Spiritmonger is just a big dumb beater that turns sideways though;
No evasion built in, a small amount of protection in Regeneration, and a color changing ability that would need to be worked with to be at all relevant. I don’t understand what’s “over-powered” about it.
When I think overpowered for the mana cost/power creep I’m looking at Serra Angel vs Baneslayer Angel, the evolution of the 2/2, reds variety of threatening one drops (Goblin Guide ever?), ridiculous enter the battlefield abilities (Titans, Grey Merchant of Asphodel and Siege Rhino?) and stuff that’s hard to get rid of.
I think the point of all this though is with the increased power level of removal spells, forced sacrifice and other things that make creatures less effective, creatures need to get stronger to balance it out. It doesn’t mean P/T higher than CMC, because that’s always been more of a guideline for a starting point than a hard and fast rule. It just means that the creature needs to be balanced for the environment it’s in. A 6/6 trample for 6 isn’t even that scary in limited any more because you probably have a bunch of options to deal with it, unless you didn’t hold one in preparation. That’s how creatures beat people, not because they’re bigger than their mana cost...
1 month ago
After looking at the deck again and reading my comment after post, Blood Moon makes triple red a lot easier doesn't it?
Best of luck and have fun!
1 month ago
Just gonna bring this up to make sure you know it, Rugged Prairie + Damping Sphere = ... since if you use it to filter like you want to it technically creates 2 colored mana. Just a cause for concern.
The other option that you have for the list (since you have so much life gain) is running 3-4 Eidolon of the Great Revel. A lot of decks are hurt by it since it is so taxing on life. I think that either Eidolon or Canonist should be present in the SB.
I would also take out the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breakers and shift them for Baneslayer Angel. Kiki can't block, and can be bolted, Baneslayer Angel is at best a 6/6 first striking/lifelinker/flier with extra upside after... that sounds better than an optional infinite resto's and makes the mana base slightly more consistent (no more !)
Also agree with above that Pithing Needle or Sorcerous Spyglass would be good for the deck in the side! I'd cut 1 Stony Silence and the 2 Boil. I know counterspells are an issue for you, but Blood Moon is better than boil since most lands are non-basic.
1 month ago
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1 Avacyn, Angel of Hope 1 Archangel Avacyn Flip 1 Shalai, Voice of Plenty 1 Iona, Shield of Emeria 1 Baneslayer Angel 1 Exalted Angel 1 Bruna, the Fading Light 1 Gisela, the Broken Blade 4 Hanweir Militia Captain Flip 1 Cathedral Sanctifier
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1 month ago
What makes this deck better than Junk Midrange? Rhino Junk is a list I recently stumbled across. I don't know what this deck does better than that deck.
I might take the Bitterblossom but no Lingering Souls route. I'm also considering a Wall of Omens / Restoration Angel package. Resto pairs well with Kitchen Finks and Wall of Omens and Tidehollow Sculler. I'd then switch Baneslayer Angel to Lyra Dawnbringer and it'd be a sick BW Angel Midrange deck. Like Death and Taxes, but with Bitterblossom and discard spells.
1 month ago
Part of my reason to brew this is to learn why Bob is so adored by BGx players. This first version I'm building with no budget (if I like it I'll make a budget version), so until I give up on Bob I'm going to try to keep him in here. And in my testing vs 5c humans he's actually been a pretty good card. But this deck deliberately has a lot of lifegain to offset him.
Every Faerie player can tell you how Bitterblossom is the best card in their deck. Yet I've never gotten it to work. If I started with 25 life then this deck would be unstoppable, but in the handful of games I played with Bitterblossom vs Humans I died before I could stabilize, even though I was always very close. I also found that the deck was playing exactly like BW Tokens, which I didn't really want.
So I've cut Bitterblossom and Sorin, put Liliana of the Veil back in, and now I'm jamming Baneslayer Angel. Seems like a good card. It beats Gurmag Angler and everything else except for Wurmcoil Engine and Primeval Titan. It hurts if I flip it off Bob, but it also has lifelink so it's probably fine.
A 3rd Copter could be good. Not sure. It needs something to crew it, and without Bitterblossom that's not as readily available. I think this deck has a lot of potential.