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
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

Ranes on

4 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.

Aargus222 on Lyra Dawnbringer EDH

4 months ago

Herald of War and Sephara, Sky's Blade are going in. Resplendent Angel seems decent but it costs $10 and looks like a creature version of Angelic Accord . Thnx for all the suggestions Joe_Ken_!

Joe_Ken_ on Lyra Dawnbringer EDH

4 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.

diamond_diesel on Thin Air

4 months ago

Replace: Gray Merchant of Asphodel for Kaalia, Zenith Seeker

Herald of War for Liliana's Contract (Card Draw!)

Shivan Dragon For Sephara, Sky's Blade (Cooler creature)

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.

Boros Battleshaper for Angel of Serenity (Targeted Removal)

Disciple of Bolas for Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice (Duh)

Assemble the Legion for True Conviction

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.

darthtyren on Avacyn, Multifaceted

6 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 .

Lythia on Saskia's Heavenly Chorus

6 months 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

7 months 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.

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