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.
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|Avacyn Restored (AVR)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Herald of War occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Herald of War Discussion
3 days ago
My comments are constructive criticism not trying to tear you down. There are way too many lands here (38 is the max typically) and no true ramp. Mana rocks and mono white ramp spells such as Land Tax, Tithe (two expensive cards) or Gift of Estates. Mana Rocks like Sol Ring, Marble Diamond and Gilded Lotus will help. You definitely need Board Wipes with Avacyn it is one-sided, Wrath of God, Mass Calcify, Cleansing Nova and Rout to name a few, side note Descend upon the Sinful is mostly horrible in your deck cause it wipes your board even with Avacyn out. For you Humans and Angels a great card you are missing is Herald of War reducing the cost of both after it attacks. King saproling mentioned a few reducers as well. Heraldic Banner is a good rock/ pump spell.
2 weeks ago
Take out Archangel of Thune, Herald of War, Shattered Angel, both Gideons, Chalice of the Void, and Ashes of the Abhorrent for more lands. Switch Aegis of the Gods for Leyline of Sanctity. I'm not sure what else to take out for more lands, but you need to get up to at least 36 in my opinion.
6 months ago
Land Tax probably isn't necessary in this deck since its mono-colored. Its a good card to help fill out your mana if you have multiple colors, but since you are mono white you can take it out and avoid the $30 price tag.
Hall of Heliod's Generosity isn't that necessary either, since you aren't heavily enchantment based. And if you actually want to run Emeria, The Sky Ruin , you're gonna want to have as many plains as possible.
I would think you generally want a couple more ways to consistently gain life, since you have a lot of effects that grant you things when you gain life. Maybe consider changing the signature spell to Riot Control , since its keeps you alive, and gains you life and it will be there consistently whenever you have something that will give you something whenever you gain life.
I would definitely move Herald of War into your deck since its pretty good cost reduction on your huge angels, and is itself an angel.
Also, maybe hold off on Anointed Procession until you play the deck for a while, as it might just be a dead draw if you don't have a lot of token generation. This could honestly go either way, just something to think about.
6 months ago
6 months ago
Aargus222 any mana rock you can get in there are good for the deck especially since angels generally have high mana costs. Herald of War is an angel that will help with the costs, but can take awhile to get going. Resplendent Angel is also pretty good since it will help populate your board with more angels.
7 months ago
More card draw and mana ramp would do this deck really well. Make the tough choice to get rid of some of the expensive creatures. You can favor creatures and cards that change the board state the turn they come in rather than later.
I would also try to decrease the average converted mana cost. This deck feels slow and bulky. Add in the appropriate mana ramp. Some artifacts that cost 2 or less that give you mana. Like the Talisman of Hierarchy , Wayfarer's Bauble or Talisman of Conviction .
If you rebuild it: 10 Ramp Spells 5+ Removal (This includes creatures that remove, i.e. Angel of Serenity . 10+ Draw Spells 30ish leftover for the cool stuff.
8 months ago
8 months 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 .