Herald of War


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander 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

AkaAkuma on Atraxa-less Atraxa (Reyhan/Ishai +1+1 counters)

4 days 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.

Feridia on Mono/White Angel/Human

6 days ago

I assume you meant this to be a modern deck, if so a few recommendations; look into Herald of War and Heliod, God of the Sun . They are great at getting the angels out there and keep them out there. Second recommendation is to lower you cmc curve or at least add in a card like Mana Tithe or Path to Exile to remove threats early on. Third recommendation is to add more land, you have a few cards that are seven and above so you need to be laying down a land each turn. Deck looks like it would be great fun to play, hope it brings you many wins.

multimedia on Maya Angels

3 weeks ago

Hey again, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Consider cards that can arrange the top of your library? These cards let you more easily reveal a creature to cheat into play with Mayael. If your friend's budget is $1000 then he/she can afford Scroll Rack and/or Sensei's Divining Top and/or Sylvan Library . These three cards are powerful repeatable ways to arrange the top of your library. Enlightened Tutor can tutor for one of these cards. Other cards that do this are creature tutors that put the creature you search for on top of your library: Worldly Tutor , Congregation at Dawn and Sylvan Tutor .

Other cards to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

Gadianten on Angel Human Token/Lifegain

1 month ago

You need more lands, white does ramping poorly and you cant afford to miss a land drop ever, so probably 36 MINIMUM and 38 would be better. You need more ramp spells like Sol Ring , Thran Dynamo , Gilded Lotus , Knight of the White Orchid , Kor Cartographer , Solemn Simulacrum , Caged Sun , Gauntlet of Power and Extraplanar Lens . Also Herald of War is a very good choice as well. In short your playing big expensive creatures and you need the ability to get them out quickly. Note that the mana doublers I suggested works very well with your commanders mana sink ability.

Joker207755 on So Hot They're Holy

2 months ago

Herald of War and Cryptic Gateway I think these might help you get the going faster....

multimedia on Boros Angels

3 months ago

Hey, consider Mistveil Plains and Tithe? Mistveil is a way to put a spell back into your library and then cast it again with Sunforger, you can loop the same spell. Tithe can tutor for Mistveil and best of all be cast with Sunforger.

Angels to consider adding:

Other cards to consider:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Light of the Legion
  • Serra's Guardian
  • Subjugator Angel
  • Voice of All
  • Bruna, the Fading Light
  • Gisela, the Broken Blade
  • Whispersilk Cloak
  • Sword of the Animist
  • Fervor
  • Always Watching
  • 1x Plains

I would cut Bruna and Gisela. There's better Angels for their mana costs. The fun factor of playing them together is to meld, but it's not consistent enough without having many ways to tutor for Angels that you'll have both on the battlefield at the same time.

Good luck with your deck

DRmagic2017 on Odric's Angelic Dominion

4 months ago

Nice deck! I think Herald of War would be a nice addition too. And your commander will definitely appreciate Angelic Destiny.

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