Herald of War


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Herald of War

Creature — Angel

FlyingWhen Herald of War attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it.Angel spells and Human spells you cast cost 1 less for each +1/+1 counter on Herald of War.

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Herald of War Discussion

NoNeedToBragoBoutIt on Odric - Soldier Tactician

3 days ago

One of the reasons i've built this deck was building one mono deck of each color, to dig deep in research about each color, its obvious strengths, weaknesses and gems of the card pool. I can strongly advise you to do something similar to this, you'll never know what you might find!

Teferi's Protection is on my list. But, i'm not really inclined to dump 10$ for a protective spell right now. I'll monitor if it keeps spiking.

If this were a Humans deck Angel of Glory's Rise and Herald of War would be solid additions... but it's a Soldier deck. :P

Avacyn, Angel of Hope is cool, but i was never tempted to get her for this or another deck. Her mana cost is agonizing, Instants like Make a Stand, Rootborn Defenses and Brave the Elements give you the element of surprise and can turn board wipes into one-sided ones.

All good suggestions though, thanks a lot SirSh4ggy!

SirSh4ggy on Odric - Soldier Tactician

3 days ago

Wow, those are all good options that you've mentioned. I'm learning how white plays since it's my least played color. I'm not certain cost-wise, but I know Teferi's Protection is something you might play. The phase ability doesn't change zones, so tokens are able to phase out and back in again. Flavor-wise have you considered playing with Angels that buff humans? I see you're playing Angel of Jubilation. Angel of Glory's Rise, Herald of War, and Avacyn, Angel of Hope are all pretty decent here.

Yellowishnesses on Mono-White Sunblast Angel Flicker

2 weeks ago

filthyc4sual I have never seen those cards before. They would give for all angels if Herald of War was out. I am pretty new to making decks, so which combination do you think would suit the mana curve best?

Recover819 on White Ramp Aid

4 weeks ago

Cloud Key, Herald of War, Herald’s Horn, Oketra's Monument, Pearl Medallion, Semblance Anvil,

My wife's deck is blue white so she can run Warden of Evos Isle, Council of the Absolute, and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

I like the Herald theme of the ramp.

wolfboy on Aryan race will reign supreme

4 weeks ago

I'd say Angel of Glory's Rise and I really like Herald of War. It seems to lean towards more of a midrange than an aggro deck. If you want more aggro a good one drop would be Soldier of the Pantheon. Also I think Preeminent Captain is a must cause he can cheat down most of your creatures. And finally some Brave the Elements, whether to protect your creatures from removal. Or make them unblockable for one final swing I think it's a really good addition.

drohack on Kaalia call of Brisela

4 weeks ago

Here is my attempt to figure out my "7 by 9" classification of my deck (Referenced article about "7 by 9"). It appears I've slightly reversed it and have a "9 by 7" ratio. Some cards also overlap, but I put them in their main use case category.

After looking at the list though I only have 7 categories of cards which means I could look to add a new category by removing some of the weaker cards in each of the existing categories.

Target Protection (10)

Removal (8)

Tutor (9)

Draw (10)

Revive (8)

Utility (9)

Meld (6)

Mana (5 + 35 - 1)

gonki on The Alliance of Kjeldor

1 month ago

Seeing the number of humans you have makes me wonder if Herald of War might not be worth it? It could be a great help in cases where you need to recast your general, assuming Herald doesn't get removed anyway.

CameronValimere on Ashes of Avacyn

1 month ago


This is better advice than I was expecting. So. Sincerely, thanks for it. =)

Building and playing decks with a lot of single copies is something I'm used to and familiar with, many of my decks have various ways to play it due to my not having several copies of almost all the cards in a deck. Its hard to explain, but there is usually a varied way to play the deck based on how it comes up. This makes the deck a little less predictable. Though I'm still working on that trait for this one.I've never really been a fan of decks with many 4 offs, to me those decks seemed geared toward a single strategy or combo, there's less variety and challenge to playing a deck like that for me. A few of My decks usually have multiple strategies, and the less predictable outcome of each game challenges me to play on the fly.

I would like to keep as many Angel types as possible. Angelic Page, is in there for early-game defense mostly. Decree of Justice, I don't even use the ability to create soldier tokens. I've even debated using a few copies of Illusory Angel, just to have some Angel type creatures early game.

I do plan to cut Angel's Tomb and Angelic Armaments for two more copies of Quicksilver Amulet. Ways to reduce the CMC, like Herald of War or a couple copies of Helm of Awakening. I haven't decided yet, depending on how it plays with the amulets. I'm also looking to replace Moonlit Wake with Proper Burial.

The Kaldra artifacts are actually in there for Guardian of the Gateless, Sigarda's Aid allowing me to spend the eight mana I'd need to play and equip one, to have both equipped. The Flash ability isn't one I really take advantage of too often, but having it open comes in handy.

I will, however, be adding Archangel of Tithes and Emeria, The Sky Ruin. I wasn't even aware a land card had that ability. Might even add Vault of the Archangel, to help with life gain.

I honestly do appreciate the feedback, I just wish there were more low-casting cost Angels to use.

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