Exquisite Archangel


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

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt Mythic Rare

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Exquisite Archangel

Creature — Angel


If you would lose the game, instead exile Equisite Archangel and your life total becomes equal to your starting life total.

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Exquisite Archangel Discussion

Eiti3 on 5-color Doom Rattle

2 days ago

Angel's Trumpet is an oldie but goodie.

Phyrexian Unlife + Delaying Shield/Melira, Sylvok Outcast combo might work here if you go hardcore and find yourself losing life too quick.

Eternity Vessel and Exquisite Archangel help in that regard as well.

Having an indestructible (cough Stuffy Doll) block with stuff like Godsend with cards like Defensive Formation to do epic stuff.

And lastly, stuff like Avatar of Hope + Indestructibility / Darksteel Plate / Spirit Mantle

HydraCord on Mayael - Go BIG or go home!

2 weeks ago

I think Tooth and Nail, Craterhoof Behemoth, and Sunforger are things you have to put in. They're just too good.

I think you need some more ramp like Weathered Wayfarer, Land Tax, Farseek, and Exploration to help accelerate your plan further. Ancient Tomb should also help.

Some of the creatures I think you need to cut are Woolly Thoctar, Angel of Deliverance, Exquisite Archangel, and Tyrant's Familiar You have enough fatties already and you have a really small amount of removal. Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Krosan Grip, and Wear should be enough.

I think you might need an infinite for this deck, too. Midnight Guard+Presence of Gond creates infinite 1/1s.

BlueScope on Exquisite archangel and me dying ...

2 weeks ago

@ticked-off-squirrel: Ah, you're right. As you said, in your example it's not dealing damage, but there are some examples (some of which I played myself very enthusiastically, such as Agonizing Demise).

Whether it's lethal damage or a destroy effect destroying the creature actually makes a difference, which is something I initially overlooked and koylucumert therefore might be interested in: For example, if you're at 2 life, control an Exquisite Archangel and your opponent casts Cinder Cloud, your Angel will be destroyed (as in put in the graveyard by the effect, not by SBAs), then deal 5 damage to you. There is no Angel on the battlefield anymore at the time the damage is dealt, so it's replacement effect won't work and you will end up at -3 life.

Emzed on Fool, I Am Eternal

2 weeks ago

Defiant Bloodlord would make a fun addition, since going back to your starting life from Exquisite Archangel's trigger counts as gaining life :)

Panzerforge on Exquisite archangel and me dying ...

2 weeks ago

So... your opponent has 2 life left... you could attack with a 7/7 Sliver with trample and provoke (not unusual). You force them to block with their Exquisite Archangel, the Angel takes lethal damage, the player takes 2 damage... and the Angel would still save them from death, despite being trampled?

Fascinating. That's a much better card than I had first given it credit.

Force_of_Willb on Be You Angels?

2 weeks 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.

Rhadamanthus on Exquisite archangel and me dying ...

2 weeks ago

You also get to choose whether or not Exquisite Archangel goes to the graveyard or to exile, which can make a big difference. This is addressed by a Rulings Note in the Archangel's Gatherer entry

2/9/2017 If Exquisite Archangel is dealt lethal damage at the same time that you're dealt damage that brings your life total to 0 or less, its effect applies and your life total becomes equal to your starting life total. You choose whether Exquisite Archangel is moved to exile or to your graveyard.

ParadoxSg on OLORO 禁欲主義

3 weeks ago

So, this deck is a bit all over, which is cool, cause you can go so many directions with it. I see a lot of Enter the Battlefield effects, and if that's the focus you want then just cut the black and put Brago as the commander. Besides that, here's some things to consider:

Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood is an infinite combo.

Necropotence is a necessity for this deck, though a bit pricey.

Reliquary Tower because it's just good.

You gain two life guaranteed with Oloro, so a good focus for the deck is building combo pieces behind your fleshy life gain wall. Another gross combo the Oloro player in my group uses is Rings of Brighthearth Basalt Monolith and Mycosynth Lattice. Infinite colored mana, essentially.

Felidar Sovereign will instantly win you the game, unless it gets removed.

Alhammarret's Archive is another necessity. Along with Serra Ascendant, as she is a turn one 6/6 flyer

Aetherflux Reservoir is a hilarious win.

And finally, Exquisite Archangel is a great 'screw you' reset for those that somehow managed to knock away all your life.

Have fun!

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