Baneslayer Angel

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

Baneslayer Angel Discussion

Sid_the_sloth on Why isnt boros prison/stax a ...

1 week ago

When I played this is modern way back before it was a deck with nahiri and emrakrul ... The win cons in my modern deck once the board state was stable were.

Ajani Vengeant Elspeth, Sun's Champion Assemble the Legion Elspeth, Knight-Errant Gideon Jura

Fast forward a few years and then that's when the nahiri emrakrul "combo" Again this was me back in 2014 my little home brew I wasnt playing chalice or ensnaring bridge like they were but I played blood moon. And granted it aas 60 card. Amd most of those listed above where one of's

Elspeth, Sun's Champion is just great after a board wipe or her -3 . she just shits out and army and when she gets to her ultimate the little 1/1's become 3/3's that plus Assemble the Legion ticking up every turn with and emblem is just stupid LOL. my personal favorite being able to use Elspeth, Knight-Errant to use her second +1 to jump either her own token, any other 1/1" or my personal favorite is to use her second +1 on a active Gideon Jura I would also assume if bot my personal preference to the deck style for boros prison in EDH is to be enchantment based in terms of cards like Luminarch Ascension Ghostly Prison Sphere of Safety Rest in Peace is always a good card Oblivion Ring if you decide to go rather enchant heavy Sigil of the Empty Throne . Just to name a few off the top of my head... Also the question is...whats the budget . Also my personal favorite win cons over the years Baneslayer Angel Sun Titan if you run an fair amount of. Cmcs of 3 or less. Entreat the Angels is nice because even though your not playing blue there are still ways to top deck manipulate for Entreat the Angels or just for better draws like Scroll Rack Sensei's Divining Top Crystal Ball Again just ranting off ideas and cards from too of my head

Death927 on People's Choice - Best MTG Art + COMPETITION

4 weeks ago

Baneslayer Angel . Or any other Mark Poole card.

Eclipse28420 on Free Real-Estate (RG Lands)

1 month ago

I’ve seen legacy’s “52 lands” several times and the lack of Maze of Ith terrifys me. The closest thing modern has is Mystifying Maze and although you don’t want to hit Primeval Titan with it and the atk triggers has gone off for like Ulamog, ceaseless hunger, it’s ok in some MUs. Here are some relevant creatures it could fight:

Goblin Guide

Monastary Swiftspear

(If you don’t die before T5 vs burn)

Tireless Tracker

Tarmagoyf

Baneslayer Angel

Craterhoof Behemoth

Thing in the Ice  Flip

Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis

There are more but it’s meta dependent.

I do agree that filter lands are important when swapping triple color requirements and that colorless producing lands hurt that strategy. Also there is no Wasteland in modern but the low basic count remains so maybe 2 Ghost Quarter or Field of Ruin in the 75 could help.

That Cindervines idea isn’t as bad as it sounds either because prison is a thing (sun and moon / restore balance). They have the ability to run both Leyline of Sanctity and Blood Moon to stop Flame Jab and Raging Ravine . I’m guessing burn and prison are your bad MUs and you can focus on that or let it be and see how you can improve on more favored ones post board.

You can also try Alpine Moon to hit targeted problems while keeping your man-lands active.

Silverdrake on Modern BR Vampire

1 month ago

Looks fun. 1-2 Lightning Axe would be a nice way to take care of some of the format's bigger creatures, like Tasigur, the Golden Fang , Gurmag Angler , Celestial Colonnade , and Baneslayer Angel . And with the Visitors, Bloodghasts, and Gorgers, I doubt you'll even notice the 'drawback' of having to discard a card.

multimedia on Avacyn's Self Destruct Plan

1 month ago

Hey, you asked for my help. You asked three specific questions and I'll answer them one at a time. I'm going to give you a lot of options. I don't expect you to add all these card suggestions, they're here for reference. At the end of this comment is a summary of what cards I think you should cut and what cards to add. This is a long comment because I like to use lists to organize my advice making it easier for you to read and understand.


More card draw?

Mono white is the worst for efficient card draw since there aren't a lot of options.

Rocks that you can sac to draw when you no longer need ramp are helpful.

Because there's not a lot of efficient draw options for mono white you want to get value in other ways. Repeatable effects are good; cards you can pay mana into getting value in return or pay no mana to get value. Other tutors are also good.

Ascension is one of my favorite powerful cards in Commander because it can get activated fast when you have three opponents. It is the kind of value you want in mono white especially since it creates Angels. Resplendent is one of best Angels for value especially with Lyra, Baneslayer Angel , Archangel of Thune and Skirmisher. Resplendent creates an Angel for no mana cost if you gain 5 life and she can do this even on your opponents turns if you gain 5 life.

Angels are good with lifelink and Dawn gives you a repeatable draw effect when you gain life or pay mana into it to make tokens. Cards such as Soul Warden and Authority of the Consuls are good to repeatedly trigger Dawn. Map can tutor for one of Nykthos, Emeria or Mistveil good support lands and having more ways to get Nykthos can help to play Avacyn faster. Mistveil is famous for it's interaction with Sunforger, but it's also good in mono white when you have shuffle or library manipulation effects. Since it's a Plains it can be tutored for with many different cards.


Making the deck cheaper?

I presume this means reducing the avg. CMC? If you mean the total deck price then that's going to be difficult when playing $30 Avacyn and all the other expensive price Angels and rocks. The avg CMC is currently 4.4 and yes that's too high. Ways to reduce it are make high CMC Angels and board wipes the priority and cut the other high CMC cards.

Some Angel exceptions are Akroma, Reya and Platinum. I don't think Akroma is worth playing especially since she's the same high CMC as Avacyn. Reya is fine, but I think you could cut her because Shepherd, Karmic and Emeria are better reanimation for less mana. Platinum has an okay ability, but I don't think you need it because this effect of you not losing and your opponents not winning is something you want earlier in the game not on a seven drop. It's the early game and mid game where you need to worry about not dying because if you get into the late game that's where Angels thrive.

13 six drops and 6 seven drops, 19 total cards are a problem. Some redundancy is good in Commander, but not with lots of high CMC cards. Out of all these consider keeping these:

  • Angel of Serenity
  • Emeria Shepherd
  • Austere Command
  • Hour of Revelation
  • Planar Cleansing
  • Akroma's Vengeance
  • Caged Sun
  • The Immortal Sun

Keeping 8 of the 19 and cutting the others will reduce the avg. CMC. One difficult aspect of your deck is how many board wipes is too much? They include a lot of high CMC card redundancy. The four and six drop board wipes are better than the five drops with one exception being Worldslayer. Better to use the five drop spots for Angels.

With these cuts your board wipe package could be Wrath, Judgment, Reckoning, Disk, Austere, Revelation, Cleansing, Vengeance and Worldslayer which is a lot. There's also Armageddon which is very nasty effect with Avacyn and all the mana rocks. If I was looking to reduce the avg. CMC even further I would cut Austere, Vengeance, Reckoning and Judgment. Wrath, Disk, Armageddon, Revelation, Cleansing and Worldslayer are overall the best board wipes options with Avacyn.

Other cards to consider cutting are:

  • Defy Death
  • Fumigate
  • Rout
  • Magus of the Disk
  • Martial Coup
  • Burnished Hart

I'm not a fan of Hart. I think there's plenty of much better lower mana cost/faster ramp to choose from in Commander.


Getting Avacyn out sooner?

More zero, two and three drops that make ramp are helpful because they give you something to play in early game to setup for the mid and late game where Angels are better. Tithe is an upgrade for Gift of Estates , but playing both would also be fine. Another option is to delay your opponents which in return gives you more time to get into the late game.


In summary, changes to consider making are cut lots of high CMC cards. Cuts to consider:

  • Akroma's Vengeance
  • Beacon of Immortality
  • Catastrophe
  • Celestial Mantle
  • Mindslaver
  • Phyrexian Rebirth
  • Staff of Nin
  • Sublime Exhalation
  • Approach of the Second Sun
  • Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
  • Akroma, Angel of Wrath
  • Reya Dawnbringer
  • Platinum Angel
  • Defy Death
  • Rout
  • Fumigate
  • Magus of the Disk
  • Martial Coup
  • Pariah
  • Burnished Hart

Cards to consider adding (in order of importance):

Good luck with your deck.

Oda-Jimbob on Mayael and Other-wordly Allies

2 months ago

Deck Edit 1:

Rishkar's Expertise out -> Ruric Thar, the Unbowed in

Shivan Dragon out -> Iona, Shield of Emeria in

Song of Freyalise out -> Worldly Tutor in

Celestial Purge out -> Teferi's Protection in

I have in my collection an Avenger of Zendikar , a Baneslayer Angel and a Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger . Not sure if these are upgrades for anything already in the deck, so would love some feedback on what people think??

weezel on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

2 months ago

I was logged off, no wonder why I never received any notifications.

After reading some comments I must add:

Life gaining is definitely important in this deck, I cant tell you how much life I've spent tutoring especially with Dark Confidant , that thing always hits me with big A/D/D. I might actually have to add back in some life gain. I agree about replacing either/both Gisela, the Broken Blade and Baneslayer Angel . Their lifelink is what's keeping them in place plus their synergy with Kaalia of the Vast . Until there are better replacements, they'll be sticking around.

After playing around with Hatred . I could never seem to use it comfortably, in other words, afraid to use it due to low life. Unlike you Spirits This seems to be a consistent issue with me for whatever reason it may be. Majority of my wins so far, my life's been in the single digits. Too close to comfort.

If i'm going to keep Hatred in, I might take out Gamble and put back Whip of Erebos . Just so I can try to benefit off of Hatred

If i'm going to keep Gamble in, then I might replace Hatred with Dark Ritual I'm uncertain what I want to do. I still need ALOT more gameplay with this deck.

As of right now, Mox Diamond is inplace of Fellwar Stone , Gamble is taking the place of Terminate and Hatred is in place of Hellkite Tyrant , which i'm sure is throwing off the creature ratio but other than that, the deck is identical.

One thing I will add, During a game on T2, I played my land for turn, I Also threw out Mox Diamond having to discard a land. Missed my T3 Land drop, Which wouldn't have happened if I played a Fellwar Stone instead on T2. First time its happened, other than that, Mox Diamond has been doing well; it's just a speedier card. Thought i'd mention that because sometimes, discarding a land might cripple you a turn or two.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

2 months ago

Hey LordKunai,

He's definitely on the cusp, I spend life like it's mana, so it's comfortable having some lifegain. Definitely Baneslayer Angel is getting close to cut as well. We'll see what new A/D/D come with War.

I found 22 A/D/D the buoyancy level, less than that, a high % of time you connect with a Kaalia of the Vast attack with nothing to play for free.

I could make good arguments for: Archangel Avacyn  Flip shouldn't strike herself, Lord of the Void needs trample, Steel Hellkite .

It's a balance, trying to get better consistency on Win-Con below turn 5, it's been a tough barrier to break though.

weezel been a great help playtesting some of the cards, since I haven't had too much time lately outside my Budget commander league 2x a week to play.

Damnation I need more indestructible (like Archangel Avacyn  Flip), Teferi's Protection needs Split second or to be . I'm probably replacing Terminate with Gamble , and I've picked up a Hatred to try, but then I need MORE Lifelink. Hatred + Lifelink creature is Superstar, so he won't come out if Hatred is in.

Assumed you were kidding LordKunai, poor Bruna, the Fading Light , if only they had given her an ETB!

Might try an alternate combo piece instead of Reveillark like a Combat Celebrant but not sure. Hoping some cool new Dragons come out with Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God coming out.

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Baneslayer Angel occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.25%