Defy Death

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Avacyn Restored Uncommon

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Defy Death

Sorcery

Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. If it's an Angel, put two +1/+1 counters on it.

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Defy Death Discussion

C1DC0N on Be You Angels?

3 weeks ago

Hey! Thanks for taking the time to respond ;-D

While I have no problem with this deck never being tier 1, I don't want it to be 'casual'in the sense that casual can sometimes mean 'not really very good'. This is further complicated by my personal desire to keep the deck mostly angels.

I appreciate the suggestion of reanimating them to get around the high mana costs, and it could also have some flavor capabilities with angels already being sort of immortal or undying. I may explore that. I had already somewhat considered that angle which is why Defy Death is here, but to your point that card still has 5 CMC and also only works if the creature has died (was already cast the hard way anyway) or was discarded.

My preference is for the deck to be more straightforward, but I see what you mean... Are angels not viable outside of a gimmick?

Aondail on Angel Tribal

2 months ago

Going with your angel theme i really feel like you want to add Karmic Guide and Linvala, the Preserver. Your decks major weakness is going to be to aggressive strategies -Linvala can help shore that up by being 2 bodies for 1 cost and gain you life very easily. Karmic guide buying you back something that's died (because your stuff will be killed since its large and threatening) might be a good way to go.

I would also consider Defy Death as nice little on theme spell.

You currently only have 3 humans in the deck so Angelic Overseer might not be very good for you.

I would also consider adding Bruna, the Fading Light and Gisela, the Broken Blade simply because one reanimates something for you, the other is good early game and their Meld side is still an angel ;) Brisela, Voice of Nightmares

Quicksilver Amulet might be another worthwhile inclusion just to help make your stuff uncounterable and in alot of cases much cheaper

Zinrius on Red and White Air Assault

3 months ago

As you're running alot of Angels, i'd recommend Defy Death,

GoldenDiggle on Kaalia of the Vast Burn EDH

3 months ago

Fearsome Awakening is cool reanimation for Dragon tribal, Defy Death is an angelic version. Dragon Mage will help get new creatures into your hand.

Duelist's Heritage acts as a 1 CMC less Blood Mist that can also give an opponent's creature (that isn't attacking you of course) Double Strike as well.

I like the reanimation theme on top of Kaalia, it looks smooth.

JaceArveduin on Modern Angels

4 months ago

Alrighty, I'm going to give you a modified list which will probably* work better. Pick and choose what changes you like. I'm also assuming you have a slightly bigger budget than 25 dollars.

4x Archangel of Tithes

1x Defy Death

3x Emancipation Angel

4x Guardian Seraph

3x Honor of the Pure

3x Journey to Nowhere

4x Path to Exile

17x Plains

2x Scroll of Avacyn

2x Sea Gate Wreckage

4x Seraph Sanctuary

4x Serra Avenger

4x Spatial Contortion

2x Valorous Stance

2x Warping Wail

1x Wrath of God

ICEMAN762004 on The Exalted of Bant

5 months ago

Boomzilla555 that cheat sheet is awesome thank you for that and your suggestions. Defy Death is actually pretty helpful in this deck more than you may think. Qasali Pridemage does do exactly what you are thinking and if I have an opponent with an artifact or enchantment deck it does just the way you described plus removal.

Boomzilla555 on The Exalted of Bant

5 months ago

ICEMAN762004 yeah man way better. I had a look at the price of some of those lands and they're not as cheap as i thought they would be, but here is a helpful cheat sheet for researching dual lands.

http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-general/332542-dual-lands-cheat-sheet-updated-for-oath-of-the

The other thing i think you might want to do is drop some of the heavier cmc cards for some more early game. Your 1 and 2 cmc creature base is a bit light I think. Defy Death for example is pretty exxy on mana and you have to have 3 a death creature worth hitting with it. I recon Qasali Pridemage should be in the main deck. Exalted decks need a heavy board presence I would think coz you're still only attacking with one creature when you do and really want those exalt triggers to be firing.

Boomzilla555 on The Exalted of Bant

5 months ago

ICEMAN762004 yeah man way better. I had a look at the price of some of those lands and they're not as cheap as i thought they would be, but here is a helpful cheat sheet for researching dual lands.

http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-general/332542-dual-lands-cheat-sheet-updated-for-oath-of-the

The other thing i think you might want to do is drop some of the heavier cmc cards for some more early game. Your 1 and 2 cmc creature base is a bit light I think. Defy Death for example is pretty exxy on mana and you have to have 3 a death creature worth hitting with it. I recon Qasali Pridemage should be in the main deck. Exalted decks need a heavy board presence I would think coz you're still only attacking with one creature when you do and really want those exalt triggers to be firing.

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