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Creature — Angel
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may return target nonland permanent card from your graveyard to your hand. If that land is a Plains, you may return that nonland permanent card to the battlefield instead.
Emeria Shepherd Discussion
1 week ago
Emeria Shepherd is one that I considered but that cmc is so high I’ve been hesitant on actually adding it in. Her effect is good enough that she’s at least worth a try though probably.
1 week ago
Just wanna say that I really love the idea and concept of this deck so +1 from me! Have you considered Lightning Greaves / Thousand-Year Elixir since you do run a couple of creatures that has tapping activated abilities? If budget allows, I think that running a Crucible of Worlds package (with fetches) might be neat since you do have a couple of lands that would benefit from recursion. If you do consider it, I would recommend Haunted Fengraf (recursion theme) and Expedition Map for land tutor. I also think that Emeria Shepherd fits really well in your deck but I'm not sure if it fits the curve. Last but not least, since you're running Felidar Sovereign , maybe Approach of the Second Sun is another great alternative win con to complement the lifegain subtheme? Good job!
3 weeks ago
No Greater Good ?
Saffi Eriksdotter works well with Sun Titan or just brings backs a utility creature like E-wt. Not a serious suggestion, just interesting.
I don't have much experience with enchantress, but make sure you have every "play enchantment, draw spell" to ensure gas
What is revelark's purpose if there is no karmic guide or sac outlet or even tutors to put them in the yard, recursion? If so, might I recomend Emeria Shepherd . It's continuous recursion (albeit more expensive). Notably, it interacts with Sakura-Tribe Elder . Sacking steve to get a plains, shepehered to bring back steve, rinse and repeat. Survival of the Fittest can find both pieces (is an enchantment itself). Also works with Reverlark too.
Is Wind's of abandon better than Swords to Plowshares ? Overload is cool for sure, but thats an expensive wipe that ramps your opponents. Why not get cheaper, instant speed removal that doesn't? Even path IMO is better.
Yavimaya Hollow - For additional protection
Hall of the Bandit Lord - Haste? Not sold on this one, just an idea.
Once you get the strip mine (I know you're still waiting on some), replace field of ruin. The additional land names can fuel field of the dead.
Hell, maybe even consider a Command Beacon (after playtesting) if your commander dies too often, you can get a quick reset.
Cut Sigil of the Empty Throne for Privileged Position . Sigil is win-more. Doesn't provide any immediate impact and angels are nice, but eh IMO. Position works immediately and becomes a BITCH to deal with, with sterling grove on the field.
Heroic Intervention is probably better than position an sigil. Intervention gives you a 2nd form of instant speed response protection (only have teferi at moment)
1 month ago
So I've been wanting to make some changes in my Aurelia deck to have more interaction and effect on my local meta. Cards that I've been considering adding in are From the Ashes , Hero of Bladehold , and Vandalblast
My reasoning for From the Ashes is because I have a few three color decks in my local group and a five color deck that runs no basic lands and tends to win a lot by ramping until he can get Approach of the Second Sun off twice in one turn. I also want to have it in the deck for it's interaction with Emeria Shepherd to potentially get a lot of stuff out of my graveyard from the landfall triggers.
Here is my decklist and I would really appreciate some feedback on what I could potentially swap out.
3 months ago
Hey Zerraphoon! Nice you want to play an Angel Tribal deck. The main problems with Angels is that they are really hard to cast and that they need indeed serious protection from being removed or worse stolen.
I think if you want to build a Selesnya Angel Deck you want either something that protects or ramps in the Command Zone. So for the first one i would recommend going for Shalai, Voice of Plenty or second category i would recommend Karametra, God of Harvests . Both are decent choices but in your place i would decide on Shalai, cause her protection is really good and on top of that she can be a mana sink with her ability and can buff up your whole squad.
To the other question:
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is a decent choice if you want to go the route of casting your Angels and using their already high Power and Toughness to make the even bigger. Most of the time you just need to have 2-3 counter on a 5/5 flying with lifelink and people get seriously scared of you and will try to either politic with you or remove what you have. The benefit of Nissa is that she comes down turn 3 and can hold herself against early aggression with her plant token she can make. Another added benefit is that her ult is not a game winning ult, which means you do get to ult her more than other planeswalkers and it is a decent payoff if you can protect her with your Angels. (Still don't count her into the Draw-category)
Ajani, the Greathearted is also something you want to have in your deck and yes i would cut Heliod any day for it. He gives you not only vigilance for all your beaters but also can regenerate health at a decent pace and ofc does the same thing Nissa does with his minus. He even buffs up your Nissa or Serra and gets them more activations.
Serra the Benevolent is obviously a perfect fit for Angel Tribal decks, flavor and synergy wise. She comes down early enough compared to how she can protect herself. A 4/4 flying vigilance most of the time is enough to protect her at this stage of the game even if she is on 1 loyalty. She should be used to make Angels but her ult is a game changing and can save you a lot of times. Normally you want to make at least one Angel do protect her, considering an empty board on your side and then +2 her till she ults. Her +2 seems kinda meh in the beginning but is decent value and makes quite the difference in a lot of games.
Chancellor of the Annex is an ok card and can be included if you like it. I would not play it cause of the high cmc to cast it later on if it sits in your opening hand. At this cmc you want Angel that remove something or bring something back out of your graveyard: Bruna, the Fading Light , Angel of Serenity , Angel of the Dire Hour , Emeria Shepherd would be examples that are better includes at this cmc spot. The problem is you dont want to much 7 and 8 cmc Angels cause it is not really easy to get to them and a 4 cmc Angel has most of the time more impact on the game bc it protects you and can also beat ppl up or interrupt their strategy like Linvala, Keeper of Silence so try to keep the average CMC down to have more fun with your deck.
Excise seems not that great and should not be included. There are better removal spells or flicker effects in white.
Some more tips:
If you want to got the route of putting counters on your Angels, go for the cards that put one counter on everything and cards that proliferate:
Mikaeus, the Lunarch --> is another Nissa, Ajani Effect on a creature
Cathars' Crusade --> could be something to include in Selesnya
Orzhov Advokist --> can protect you and give you counters
Karn's Bastion --> is always a good include in counter decks like these
Well thats all for now. Make sure to include a lot of Ramp and your typical Instant protection spells, if you want to play a deck like this.
3 months ago
Could I recommend Emeria Shepherd ? My friend is going to build Chulane and she was one of the forst creatures he looked at.
3 months ago
Here's some other card suggestions. Dawn of Hope , Divine Visitation , Vanquisher's Banner , Mind's Eye , Staff of Nin , Well of Lost Dreams , Unbreakable Formation or Rootborn Defenses , Solemn Simulacrum , Burnished Hart , Brimaz, King of Oreskos , and Emeria Shepherd .
4 months ago
Emeria Shepherd occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%