Desolation Angel


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Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Apocalypse Rare

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Desolation Angel

Creature — Angel

Kicker (White)(White) (You may pay an additional (White)(White) as you play this spell.)


When Desolation Angel enters the battlefield, destroy all lands you control. If the kicker cost was paid, destroy all lands instead.

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Desolation Angel Discussion

Spirits on Kaalia of the Vast

1 month ago

Reiver Demon and Desolation Angel don't work in this case.

Really dislike this because of the new Bruna, the Fading Light. No Brisela, Voice of Nightmares for me.

Force_of_Willb on Be You Angels?

2 months ago

Is the goal of the deck to be competitive in legacy or casual fun?

If competitive, the deck will need to be faster. I suggest a reanimate theme with Reanimate, Animate Dead, or Exhume

You can get items into your graveyard quickly with: Putrid Imp, Tireless Tribe, Call the Bloodline, Oona's Prowler or nonbudget cards Entomb or Buried Alive

Then you will need specific angels for match ups

Iona, Shield of Emeria - shuts down any mono colored deck

Angel of Finality - shuts down graveyard decks

Linvala, Keeper of Silence - shuts down lots of creature decks

Maybe try New card Exquisite Archangel - could be good against burn or tendril/storm decks

This card doesn't see play but I like Angel of Jubilation - shuts down fetch lands, causes shocklands to come into play tapped, and makes phyrexian mana need to be paid.

If this is just casual, here are some other budget angels to consider:

Serra Avenger / Angelic Curator - 2CMC angel

Voice of All / Pristine Angel / Iridescent Angel - protection from colors

Angel of Despair - ETB destroy permanent

Magister of Worth / Sunblast Angel / Desolation Angel - ETB wrath effects

Archangel Avacyn  Flip

Happy Brewing.

Anarrandir on Holy Queen Marchesa

6 months ago

Well, there's Meta for you. I've never played against Zur the Enchanter.

I say this extremely reluctantly, but... have you considered making this a Kaalia deck? (Upside: Really powerful. Downsides: Very expensive, no one lets you keep her on the battlefield.)

A few suggestions for cards:Flameblade AngelDesolation AngelAngel of DespairDeathpact Angel

Am I reading this right as Angel tribal?

TetrAggressive on Rock & Combo - Karador Primer!!

6 months ago

Hey Blackerlotus thanks so much for the feedback! I'm sorry I didn't reply I don't really go on Tappedout that much anymore, so I check it pretty scarcely. Anyways, here's my reasoning for some of the cards I use:

  • Spore Frog & Spike Weaver: I use these two as more of a meta-call as they help stifle some very heavily creature based decks that go off earlier than I can set up my board state. At this point Spore Frog is a pet-card of mine so he stays around for novelty alone lol.
  • Desolation Angel: This card's in the deck because it's a recurable land wipe that I can abuse with Crucible of Worlds and Exploration, she also counters Rise of the Dark Realms which is in a good deal of mono-black decks that are in my meta. Magister of Worth is a decent card and I might try it out if and when I get my hands on when.
  • Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, & Necromancy: These three actually used to be in the deck because of the synergy you mentioned with Sun Titan, however somewhere along the way I decided that they weren't valuable enough, I'm not quite sure what triggered this thought process, but I've had the deck a while and at this point a lot of the fine-tuning has come down to meta-calls.
  • Life from the Loam: Definitely a solid card I will most likely run when I get one, the extra land destruction was a recent edition and it's still be playtested.
  • Sensei's Divining Top: I think I'll keep this bad boy, it's not contesting many other turn one drops and it provides extra hand sculpting alongside Sylvan Library that has proven to be quite useful, as unfortunately Karador's color pie doesn't have the strongest card advantage.

Thanks so much for the opinions though! I like your Karador list a lot and made sure to +1 it!

Blackerlotus13 on Rock & Combo - Karador Primer!!

7 months ago

Do you think both Spore Frog, and Spike Weaver are necessary? also perhaps Desolation Angel could be changed with Magister of Worth to get more value out of that slot. Personally if you are running Sun Titan I feel its almost a duty to run the reanimation enchantments Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, and Necromancy. Along with Karmic Guide, and Saffi Eriksdotter it makes quite a conundrum for your opponents.

Also you are running 2 mass land destruction spells and NOT running Life from the Loam. You might end up screwing yourself out of a game depending on the board state. Crucible of Worlds might not be enough in that case (plus you have to draw it). Sensei's Divining Top seems a tad unnecessary as well in a Karador shell simply because the top cards of your library should most likely be going into your graveyard.

Just some opinions, use em if you like, if the cards youre currently using are working well for you then there is no need for changes.

iAzire on Redheads have anger issues

7 months ago

If you aren't facing Counter magic then that should make your life A LOT easier.

I see that you are running mana denial, so Blood Moon could prove very useful. Desolation Angel is another card that fits the theme and denies your opponents mana.

I personally like Strionic Resonator to double up on Kaalia's attack triggers, allowing you to put two creatures into play each attack.

I like to run a Control style Kaalia as it fits with her mana denial. Angelic Arbiter makes your opponents have to decide between casting spells or attacking each turn. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled attempts to deter your opponents from Tutoring.

Admonition Angel is a better version of Angel of Serenity imo. That is up to you.

Restoration Angel allows you to provide protection from targeted removal as she has Flash. She can get you a second Tutor effect from Rune-Scarred Demon.

Reya Dawnbringer fits the theme and adds some reanimation to your deck like you want.

Sunscorch Regent is another great card, it gets huge really fast with just one cycle around the table and has a cute combo with Archangel of Thune.

For other card ideas, Quicksilver Amulet allows you to play creatures for cheap when Kaalia isn't on the field. Also, Chromatic Lantern is a strictly better card than the suggested Coldsteel Heart.

Personal things I run for fun and theme are, Angelic Field Marshal, Demon of Wailing Agonies, Tyrant's Familiar, and Platinum Angel. These are just personal choices.

epajula on Zurgo EDH

8 months ago

Temur Battle Rage, Balefire Liege, Brutal Hordechief and Iroas, God of Victory feel like powerful cards for this deck. I'd also recommend some land destruction in case of mazes, or Kor Haven. I like Fulminator Mage, Avalanche Riders (for Alesha), Desolation Angel, Dwarven Blastminer, Dwarven Miner, Pillage and Wrecking Ball due to their extra utility. Stone Rain, Icequake, Molten Rain, Rain of Tears, Rancid Earth are more to-the-point.

Panas on Zurgo, The Invincible

8 months ago

extra attack phases for zurgo = Assault Suit! Lots of fun times with that one :p Seize the Day could be nice... same as Waves of Aggression... I don't know why you would want to run all the land destruction there is in magic. people enjoy playing the game and not letting anyone have lands never, will just end with you having a lot less friends to play magic in general. Try to balance it out. Besides, your commander is not very cheap either, meaning you will need those lands you blow up. That said, Desolation Giant and Desolation Angel are good guys for your colours :p A nice thing to do with the Sword of Feast and Famine is to hit someone while you have a Hellkite Charger in play! More fun times :p

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