Exquisite Archangel

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Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Aether Revolt (AER) Mythic Rare

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Exquisite Archangel

Creature — Angel

Flying

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

NuMetal on Lifeswap

2 weeks ago

Karten, die ich aus deiner aktuellen Liste raus nehmen wrde:

Fledgling Djinn warum ist der in dem Deck? Der macht berhaupt keinen Sinn und ist einfach nur schlecht. (Du willst mit deinen Karten ja kontrolliert dien Leben ausgeben knnen und dich nicht unkontrolliert langsam ausbluten lassen.)

Glory-Bound Initiate der ist auch einfach nur schlecht. Alle zwei Runden mit einer 4/4 Lebensverknpfugn angreifen zu knnen ist nicht gut. Da gibt es tausend mal besseres. Auf jeden Fall raus.

Odric, Lunarch Marshal der ist ok, aber du hast nicht so wirklich viele Kreaturen, die so richtig profitieren wrden. (Geil wre natrlich schon, wenn Serra Avatar oder Minion of the Wastes auf einmal lifelink und fliegend htten, aber das wird so selten klappen und fr die paar dicken kreaturen, gibt es auch sicher besser Alternativen ihnen lifelink und/oder evasion zu geben. (z.B. Loxodon Warhammer)

Paladin of Atonement der ist schwach, wird nur langsam weniger schwach und gibt dann vielleicht (zurck auf die Hand oder Exil...) einmalig ein bisschen Leben. Nicht gut genug.

Personal Incarnation da du nicht kontrollieren kannst, wann du die Hlfte deines Lebens verlierst, ist der extrem scheie. Auf jeden Fall raus.

Purity Der tut einfach berhaupt nichts. 1. Es verhindert nur Schaden, der dir von einer Fhigkeit oder einem Zauberspruch zugefgt werden (z.B. von Lava Axe oder Vulshok Sorcerer), was halt eh keiner von uns spielt. 2. Es verhindert nur Schaden und nicht Lebenspunkteverlust. Da ist ein Unterschied. Schaden fhrt zu Lebenspunkteverlust, es gibt aber auch Karten, die direkt Leben verlieren lassen und gegen solche Karten (also so ziemlich alles was du spielst) schtzt Purity halt nicht. Entsprechend ist die nutzlos und kann raus.

Convalescent Care ist total nutzlos. Sie hat einfach die Fhigkeit niemals etwas zu tun. Geil. Und wenn du mal unter 5 Leben bist, ziehst du einmalig eine einzige Karte und kriegst einen nicht erwhnenswerten Haufen Leben. Weg damit.

Dark Tutelage an sich lustig, aber du hast viel bessere Karten fr Carddraw und auerdem ist unkontrollierter Lebenspunkteverlust auch nicht gewnscht. (mal zieht sie dir 0 und mal 10 Leben und du kannst es nicht beeinflussen. das ist zu random.) Auerdem sehen deine Gegner was du ziehst. Die wrde ich auch auf jeden Fall rausnehmen.

Phyrexian Unlife totaler Bldsinn. gibt dir quasi einfach nur 10 Leben, die auch mit einem einfachen Removal genommen werden knnen. Du wolltest die vermutlich haben, damit du dann unendlich viel Leben bezahlen kannst, aber das klappt leider nicht. Ich habe noch mal die Regelung nachgeschlagen: If youre at 0 or less life, you cant pay any amount of life except 0. Also auf jeden Fall weg mit dem Mll.

Godless Shrine hey du rich bitch, die ist vieeel zu teuer! Unbedingt auf Geld achten. Besonders bei einem nur zweifarbigen Deck sollte das mit der Landbase ja kein Problem darstellen.

Ulcerate das ist einfach viel viel viel zu schwach. Kartenplatzverschwendung. Auf jeden Fall raus.

Exquisite Blood die ist vieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel zu teuer!!!

Noch weitere Kartenvorschlge, die mir gestern einfach noch nicht eingefallen waren:

Mortify, Crawlspace, Ghostly Prison, Vedalken Orrery, Utter End, Unmake und Brutal Hordechief (der wre zumindest nett, wenn du tatschlich Boros Reckoner, Spitemare und Stuffy Doll behalten solltest, obwohl die nicht direkt etwas mit dem Deck zu tun haben).

Interessante Synergien:

Exquisite Archangel mit Minion of the Wastes oder Pain's Reward oder Hatred, oder Necrologia, oder Plague of Vermin oder Phyrexian Processor damit du eine beliebig groe Anzahl an Leben fr diese Karten bezahlen kannst.

Exquisite Archangel mit Tainted Sigil zusammen mit irgendeiner Karte mit der du beliebig viel Leben bezahlen kannst, wie z.B. Wall of Blood, damit du mit mindestens 40 Leben mehr als zuvor endest (und den Effekt der dritten Karte quasi kostenlos ziemlich oft nutzen konntest).

Tainted Remedy und Beacon of Immortality oder Magus of the Mirror oder Axis of Mortality oder Reverse the Sands oder Soul Conduit oder Arbiter of Knollridge, damit du einen oder mehrere Gegner auf der Stelle killst oder ihnen zumindest sehr sehr sehr viel Leben abziehst.

Du merkst schon, dass du mehrer spalose, asoziale Kombos hast und ich wrde daher folgendes vorschlagen:

  1. Spiel nicht Tainted Remedy, da die fast ausschlielich nur fr Instakills benutzt wird. Also sie hat entweder keinen Effekt oder killt einen Gegner sofort, was absolut lame ist.

  2. Wenn du Exquisite Archangel und eine der "bezahle beliebig viel Leben"-Karten hast, darfst du nur doppelt so viel wie dein Startleben oder dein derzeitiges Leben bezahlen, je nachdem was hher ist. Ansonsten knntest du damit unendlich/unendlich Kreaturen oder unendlich 1/1 Kreaturen erzeugen oder andere spalose Effekte machen.

TheOrakle on Shiny Soldiers [RIX Vamps]

4 weeks ago

Gifted Aetherborn is really hard to get on the board consistently. If it was it'd be in for sure, and I removed Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip because it's far too slow, and I'd rather get a creature on turn 2. I don't think that this is the deck for Exquisite Archangel, because it's way too slow. It's better in Approach/Control decks. Side note, Forerunner of the Legion is crazy with Mavren Fein, or to tutor a Sanctum Seeker, and I don't think it'd be worth removing for practically anything.

But Arguel's Blood Fast + Exquisite Archangel sounds really cool. If you make a deck that uses that, be sure to post a link!

AwesomeDude2471 on Shiny Soldiers [RIX Vamps]

4 weeks ago

Gifted Aetherborn seems way too good to leave out, maybe scrap the Forerunner of the Legion to make room for them? Another card I've been testing is Exquisite Archangel it really let's you abuse Arguel's Blood Fast in the late game.

chadsansing on Cherubim and Seraphim

1 month ago

I like this theme a lot.

Angel of Finality might give you some graveyard hate. Angel of Glory's Rise might help you recur your humans and even include a few more utility humans like Mangara of Corondor or Mageta the Lion. Angel of Serenity is often a spicy surprise. Bruna, the Fading Light, + Gisela, the Broken Blade, + Thalia's Lancers can be fun. Exquisite Archangel is kind of like a cheaper Platinum Angel or a back-up Resolute Archangel.

Since you are running a mono-colored deck, you might also be able to play fewer lands, which would free up some slots for more creatures, protection (e.g. Lapse of Certainty or Mana Tithe), or removal (e.g. Hallowed Moonlight or Rout). Banishing Light is another good O-Ring effect. Path to Exile might help. A few more rocks and some more card-draw (e.g. Inheritance) might help, too.

I hope some of these suggestions are useful.

Have fun!

We_Are_Brewing_VAMPIRES on Behold These InGlorious Bastards 1st Place FNM

2 months ago

usurphling, the first 3 cards that jump at me as removable would be the Gideon of the Trials should probably be 3, then depending on how your list is testing I'd consider moving down on just 1 copy of either Glorious End or Exquisite Archangel I really like the game you're trying to play with it, but 4 copies of Glorious End, Gideon (despite the fact he's a beast), and 1 copy of Archangel seems like a little too much to me, I'm not saying abandon the strategy, because I haven't tested your list yet, but I think moving down on one of them and then taking Rishkar's Expertise out leaves you with a really interesting deck. In order to maximize the returns of Oath of Ajani though you'd optimally need to run a slightly different creature package with a few more planeswalkers for the most success.

Razulghul on Razulghul

3 months ago

PhotogenicParasympathetic mmm well I have had a mardu Angel deck in the past. Are you only looking for mono white ones? I believe I have most of the good ones except linvala, so like Tariel, Gisela, Aurelia, the other flip avacyn etc. The only two im interested in keeping are the Angel of hope and tithes really, here is a list:

Gisela, the Broken Blade, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Archangel Avacyn, Restoration Angel, Aurelia, the Warleader, Admonition Angel, Bruna, the Fading Light, Herald of War(foil), Akroma, Angel of Fury, Serra Avenger, Radiant, Archangel, Emeria Angel, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls(comm, FTV, oversized versions), Anya, Merciless Angel, Angel of Despair, Exquisite Archangel, Reya Dawnbringer, and like 10 others under a dollar.

Lunarwing7 on Anya Gon Give It To Ya

3 months ago

Cards I think are very good in this deck:

Cards I would heavily consider cutting:

  • Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit - While the deck has a lot of nontoken creatures, most of the counters will end up on utility creatures, not Angels, and you don't have any synergy with +1/+1 counters.
  • Blaze Commando - You have 5 total sorcery spells that deal damage, and all but Disaster Radius and Meteor Blast kill all your Elementals (and probably the Commando). It just isn't a fit for this deck.
  • Firemane Angel - This card is just a lot of mana for an underwhelming creature. It's recursive, but you already have Defy Death and Gift of Immortality to recur creatures, and you're running so many big creatures that it's not a huge concern.
  • Firemane Avenger - I'm not super sure on this one (it might be alright), but it feels very low-impact, and if you can attack with three creatures safely, you're probably in a position where you don't need a free Lightning Helix. This is probably one of the last cuts to make.
  • Flamewright - This card just isn't doing anything this deck wants.
  • Fumiko the Lowblood - Maybe I'm wrong, but this just doesn't seem like an effect this deck needs, especially after cutting the Humans side of the deck.
  • Glory-Bound Initiate - Again, just too low-impact for Commander.
  • Goldnight Castigator - I misremembered this one - it's not as good as I thought it was. Probably too low-impact, and dangerous (it puts a big target on your head when you take double damage).
  • Hanweir Lancer - Do you really need first strike when all your creatures are probably better than anything your opponents will likely have? It beats deathtouch, but so does indestructible, and that also protects the creature from removal. We can do better.
  • Hero of Oxid Ridge - Are 1-power creatures blocking Angels that often? Probably not. Without that relevant clause, this is a 4/2 with battle cry - not very relevant for a big creature deck. And it's not on theme.
  • Iroas's Champion - See Glory-Bound Initiate.
  • Jareth, Leonine Titan - This card is okay, but we can probably fill this slot with a better creature for the deck. One of the last cuts, most likely.
  • Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer - This effect is powerful, but we aren't heavy on artifacts, so metalcraft is unreliable, and we aren't a deck that can make the best use out of it.
  • Odric, Lunarch Marshal - We can get something very similar with Angelic Skirmisher, which is an Angel and does something on an empty board.
  • Shepherd of the Lost - See Glory-Bound Initiate.
  • Skyknight Legionnaire - See you-know-what.
  • Sun Titan - This guy is awesome, but he's not likely to bring back much of value in a deck filled to the brim with big Angels.
  • Thalia, Heretic Cathar - Is this an effect this deck really wants? If it is, Blind Obedience is an enchantment that hits artifacts instead of nonbasics, and also extorts (It is legal in this deck).
  • Truefire Paladin See...yawn
  • Victory's Herald - We're an ANGEL deck! We don't need to give our creatures FLYING! In all seriousness, this is very redundant with a deck made up of 30% fliers, 30% support spells, and 40% mana.
  • Deathrender - This card is just kinda expensive and difficult to use, and it only lets us cheat out Angels we can just cast anyway.
  • Banishing Light - This is a small upgrade, but Grasp of Fate is probably just better.
  • Citadel Siege - This card draws a bunch of hate, but isn't so impactful it wins us the game (like Sunbird's Invocation). We can do much better.
  • Curse of the Nightly Hunt - Like Fumiko the Lowblood, I'm not convinced we want this effect.
  • Faith's Fetters - I'd rather run something more like Banishing Light as enchantment-based removal, because it deals with static abilities like, for example, Angel of Invention.
  • Battle Hymn - This card is both really awkward (makes red mana when most of our expensive stuff is white) and not actually going to produce much mana outside of a token deck. We really don't need an effect like this one.
  • Martial Glory - Our creatures are already big, so do we really need a combat trick to make them good? I don't think so.
  • Ancient Amphitheater - We aren't running Giant tribal, so this is just a worse Wind-Scarred Crag 95% of the time. I'd rather run a basic, or a Reliquary Tower or something.
  • Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Vivid Crag, Vivid Meadow - We're a 2-color deck - we really don't need to run what amount to tapped basics most of the time.

Cards I'm unsure about:

  • The token cards: Adriana, Captain of the Guard, Sunhome Guildmage, Assemble the Legion, Cathars' Crusade - These cards are all great (and gave me an idea for a deck to build) but I don't think they're a fit for this deck. Either expand on the token plan, or cut these.
  • Emancipation Angel - I don't think we need this? If it had flash, I'm all for it, but as it is I don't think we want to bounce our expensive creatures.
  • Thalia's Lancers - I don't think we have enough legendary permanents that this is worth playing. If you end up adding more, then go for it.
  • Meteor Blast - We're running white - we can get less expensive one-sided boardwipes, I feel.
  • Nevermore - If we end up running ways to tutor up enchantments, this is a great silver bullet answer to almost anything, but even in that case, I think Gideon's Intervention is better most of the time. Maybe you run both?

Cards I recommend:

  • "Voltron" cards - Since Anya can easily become indestructible and is already evasive, she's a good candidate for winning with commander damage. Loxodon Warhammer is already in the deck, as is Lightning Greaves, so we've got a head start. Some cards I'd recommend are:
  • Swiftfoot Boots - Basically Lightning Greaves, but you can target the creature. If you intend to pile a bunch of equipment on Anya this is probably a better option.
  • Grappling Hook - Gives Anya double strike, as well as helping you get rid of problem creatures (Remember Anya has flying, so a nonflier can't block her).
  • Argentum Armor - Much like the Hook, this makes Anya a serious threat while helping deal with problematic permanents.
  • Assault Suit - Get Anya attacking on everyone else's turns, too!
  • Champion's Helm - Protects Anya while also making her big.
  • Godsend - A bit pricy, but discourages opponents from attacking into or blocking Anya, and a combo with Grappling Hook
  • Inquisitor's Flail - Anya's indestructible, so this card's downside is completely meaningless.
  • Pariah's Shield - When equipped to Anya, this basically makes you invincible.
  • Puresteel Paladin - If you go hard on the Equipment theme, this guy will put in work. Probably not the best if you stick with Angels, though.
  • Stoneforge Masterwork - This one should be obvious.
  • Steelshaper's Gift - Again, if you go deep with Equipment, consider this.
  • Sword of the Animist - Ramp sword? Ramp sword.
  • Sword of Vengeance - Give Anya every keyword ever printed on a creature. And +2/+0!
  • Worldslayer - This one is just to silly to not bring up.

Other recommendations

  • Herald's Horn - Makes your Angels cheaper, and helps you draw them.
  • Door of Destinies - This should be fairly obvious.
  • Kindred Charge - This card will win you games, I guarantee it. Especially with stuff like Angel of Serenity.
  • Vanquisher's Banner - Similar to Herald's Horn. Makes your Angels big instead of cheap.
  • Angel of Sanctions - Banishing Light on a stick? That you can use twice? Seems good.
  • Angel of the Dire Hour - Get 'em! Just don't play this on your combat phase.
  • Angelic Skirmisher - Give your team some nice abilities, and on an Angel to boot!
  • Archangel of Tithes - Makes life hard for token decks and discourages attacks.
  • Aurelia, the Warleader - How are you not already running this? Well, whatever, I won't judge.
  • Basandra, Battle Seraph - Prevents opponents getting tricky in combat, and helps deal with problematic utility creatures that are otherwise hard to get rid of.
  • Exquisite Archangel - Saves you from death once, which damn well better be enough.
  • Karmic Guide - Recurs your big threats which would otherwise rot in your graveyard forever.
  • Linvala, Keeper of Silence - A hefty price tag, but an upgrade to think about. Completely shuts down powerful utility creatures and mana dorks (it doesn't care whether the ability is a mana ability).
  • Platinum Angel - You literally can't lose. The purpose is obvious, although the target on your head is just as visible.
  • Reya Dawnbringer - Basically a repeated Karmic Guide - who wouldn't love to make their Angels unkillable?
  • Twilight Shepherd - Having this card sitting on the battlefield makes nobody want to boardwipe, since you just get all your creatures back anyway.
  • Avacyn, Angel of Hope - Expensive, but well worth the price - it's really hard to deal with an indestructible field of anything, let alone big fliers.
  • Hour of Devastation - Three mana boardwipes are quite strong, and this card almost always costs three mana in Commander. This one even hits artifacts, enchantments, and planeswalkers!
  • Boros Charm - A versatile spell that can save you from a boardwipe, make an Angel a major threat, or just burn someone out of the game, if need be.
  • Master Warcraft - Completely blowing out two opponents seems well worth four mana to me! If need be, it can even just be a Fog.
  • Wear / Tear - Versatile artifact and enchantment removal.
  • Return to Dust - Just like Wear / Tear. I put this one in basically every white deck I make.
  • Swords to Plowshares - Spot removal that deals with just about any creature.
  • Grand Abolisher - We wouldn't want any pesky blue mages countering our Angels, would we? Also has the upside of preventing combat trickery on your turn.

On the manabase:

I like that you put in so many mana rocks and lands (a lot of first-time deck builders might skimp in this regard) but the colors are a bit strange. You have more red sources than white, despite the fact you have more white cards than red. I would cut a few Mountains and replace them with Plains.

In closing:

Obviously you can't run all of these recommendations, but pick the ones you like the best to fill the empty slots. Overall, I quite like the premise of the deck, but it could use a lot of polish.

usurphling on Axis of Mortality Combo

3 months ago

hmm I guess, try to change Adanto Vanguard into Glint-Sleeve Siphoner then Gonti's Machinations...it slows down your life loss but it disguises your hidden wincon. if you keep on using adanto vanguard, they will have a clue on what are you trying to achieve.

too bad for me I don't have Chandra in hand so I replaced it with Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip. its doable though.

you might also consider Exquisite Archangel. its expensive but it guarantees you a reset if in case youre about to lose.

well, these are my suggestions to your deck...im still simulating your deck and try to find efficient ways to win.

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