Herald of War

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Herald of War

Creature — Angel

Flying When 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.

Herald of War Discussion

darthtyren on Avacyn, Multifaceted

3 weeks ago

whatqwerty I managed it while playtesting the deck, and you don't necessarily have to get to eight - play your cards right and mana cost reduction could get Avacyn down to 5-cost by end of turn 3. Running lots of lands is not the way to play this deck, but I am a bit concerned about actually building it with less than 30 lands. Maybe there are a few angels that I can take out and replace with lands, but not too much, because you can't "out-land" your opponent without screwing over your draw engine - that's why it's more important to rely on mana rocks like Sol Ring and Everflowing Chalice , as well as mana reduction like Oketra's Monument and Herald of War .

Lythia on Saskia's Cruel Chorus

1 month ago

Hey ^^ I love angels! Do you have any main win cons or combos outside of big beaters that I missed? Here are some cards I’d consider ^^ Harsh Mercy , Firemane Avenger , Herald of the Host , Herald of War , and Magus of the Moat . Maybe add some more card draw as well? Love the theme!

Ashen0ne on Aurelia's War

1 month ago

Alright so this is where things get difficult lol. Right now the deck has some semblance of agro and control but its currently being bogged down by things that don’t contribute anything or enough to warrant their spot. I’m going to suggest a lot of cuts and for each one I’ll offer a decent replacement that will not only make all of our lives miserable but also contribute to making the deck far more resilient and difficult to stop. Creatures to cut

Creatures to Add

Noncreature Spells to Cut

Noncreature Spells to Add

Now what these additions will do is smooth out your mana curve and make you come out swinging far more quickly in more consistently. The additions include another outlet to go infinite through Sword of Feast and Famine and Aggravated Assault . They also contain multiple ways to tutor up Helm of the Host and win. Combat Celebrant and Godo, Bandit Warlord each go infinite with helm and Godo will tutor for it himself and place it straight onto the battlefield.

We also tighten up your control package with cheap removal and creatures that limit what you’re opponents can do. I can provide more explanations in person if you like.

Remember these are only suggestions lol But if you try them I think you’ll like how much faster the deck pops off.

DerektheRed on Oloro - commander

1 month ago

In general, my feedback is that you have too many one-shot lifegain effects for small amounts (1-3 life). These don't do enough - you have to have multiple other cards on board before they really help you/hurt others.

Cards to cut:

- Angel of Mercy - Angel of the Dawn - Angel of the God-Pharaoh - Seraph of the Suns - Serra Angel - Urgoros, the Empty One - Vampire Sovereign - Dark Ritual - Healing Grace - Fountain of Renewal - Manalith - Prowler's Helm - Behind the Scenes - Ill-Gotten Inheritance - Trespasser's Curse - Dovin Baan

A few cards to think about adding:

- Herald of War - (one of) Aegis Angel / Deathless Angel / Angelic Arbiter - Blood Baron of Vizkopa - Greed - Commander's Sphere - Alhammarret's Archive - Comeuppance

Last, I'll just note that Oloro is already not a beloved commander, and you're playing a lot of counter magic. You might want to think about inserting some W/U pillowfort, cause everyone is going to be coming for you.

Etoilebane on Aurelia's Angelic Army

2 months ago

Herald of War is kinda handy to have with even one counter on it.

multimedia on Girl Power! ( Angels Tribal )

2 months ago

Hey, Herald of War is good mana cost reduction for Angels. Caged Sun is more ramp. Tithe , Weathered Wayfarer and Gift of Estates are more low mana cost help to make your land drops. Making your land drop every turn is pretty important. If you don't draw Land Tax this can be difficult. Enlightened Tutor can tutor for Tax, Smothering Tithe, Luminarch Ascension , etc. Luminarch Ascension is a powerful card in multiplayer Commander and on theme with Angels. Iona, Shield of Emeria , Angel of Serenity , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Baneslayer Angel are good Angels to consider adding. Mother of Runes can protect an Angel and Aven Mindcensor is not an Angel, but a staple white card who can make your opponent's tutors less effective. Grasp of Fate is an upgrade for removal since it hits each opponent. Mana Vault is an upgrade for a mana rock.

If you like some of these suggestions then I offer help to make cuts. Good luck with your deck.


AkaAkuma on Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.74 cmc)

3 months ago

I personally run 34 lands with a cmc of 3.64, but sometimes have a game I wished i included one more. You have a few more rocks and dorks in your deck, so perhaps 34 is fine. But the cmc is a bit deceiving, I think your creature cmc cuts around 4, but the tutors and cheap removal you run holds it low.

On cuts, I think your deck looks in a good shape. Just quite spread with good stuff. You perhaps can narrow your focus down some more towards your wincons, especially since you run so much tutors.

E.g. Abzan Battle Priest is a good herald, but lifelink adds nothing to your strategy apart from survival.

Bastion Protector even does a double job here. It's great! But you could've also played e.g. Myth Unbound , Asceticism or Herald of War . I mean show em we don't care about their removal!

How often do you play Necropolis Regent over other stuff? She's good, but I'd probably played something else for 6. You already adopted my Rite of Replication plan, Mirror Mockery does nearly the same thing on Reyhan attacks.

Is Tymna the Weaver the optimal choice for card draw here? It's not that you run bleed effects.

And perhaps you could cut on Nature's Lore for Meren of Clan Nel Toth so you can recur the tribe elder or paradise bird.

I play Cathars' Crusade because i can make some tokens off Chasm Skulker , Mycoloth or Ghave, Guru of Spores and clones. But this does not apply to you so much. I'd cut it.

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