Illusory Angel


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

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Planechase Anthology (PCA) None
Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon

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Illusory Angel

Creature — Angel Illusion


Cast Illusory Angel only if you've cast another spell this turn.

Illusory Angel Discussion

modified on Depths

6 months ago

Good call; Totally missed that one. Problem solved probably be updating again after I find a descent replacement for the Illusory Angel .

Zerraphon on The Gay Angelic Host!

9 months ago

@skittles541 The only good thing about Illusory Angel is the cmc. But other thab that she doesnt really do a whole lot, compared to other angels such as Angel of Jubilation amd such! Blue i mainly as a support, with card draw and control aspects (if i decide to add counterspells and such)

lorthosthetidebaker on

9 months ago

Cantrips like Serum Visions and Opt are great turn 1 plays in counter decks. I've been playing around with the idea of Disrupting Shoal in Modern and a normal distribution mana curve about 3 or an exponentially decreasing mana curve like yours might be great for some modern Force of Will . I think Illusory Angel is really cool but Tempest Djinn might just be better. Be sure to pack graveyard hate, 4 mana bounce sweepers, and Dispel s in your sideboard.

skittles541 on The Gay Angelic Host!

9 months ago

Im not sure if it's technically an angel but Illusory Angel is an angel in blue

Funkydiscogod on Creatures with conditional casting

11 months ago

There are a few, but not many are worthwhile.

Hewed Stone Retainers , Illusory Angel , Imperiosaur .

Dete on [WU Flying] Aces High

11 months ago

i know its a casual deck but you have way too high of mana cost in everything, for one Dark Depths is not meant in this kind of deck if you dont have a way to cheat his counters or have the mana to take them out, as well as Sigil of the Empty Throne you dont have enough enchantments, might as well take them all out. Tempest Djinn, Angel of Jubilation, Yosei, the Morning Star, Exquisite Archangel, Goliath Sphinx, Ornithopter, Rustwing Falcon, Serra Ascendant, Azorius First-Wing, Resplendent Angel are either to expensive, you dont have a reliable source to use they'r abilities or are simply underwhelming. for lowering the mana cost i suggest Warden of Evos Isle. you can replace Serra Aviary for Favorable Winds, for counters Spellstutter Sprite, Nimble Obstructionist, Spell Queller,Siren Stormtamer and probably not very good if its not a fast pace deck (storm) Erayo, Soratami Ascendant. Hope of Ghirapur and Selfless Spirit are good protection, Vendilion Clique and Gilded Drake some good control. Palace Familiar, Owl Familiar net you some card draw and Illusory Angel, Sky Spirit seem ok. i didnt go in to much noncreature spells and i lck sleep so i hope i was helpful.

Daarkest on Modern Illusions [2018]

11 months ago

Khaligoth I would go down on the Jace's Phantasms and add more Illusory Angels. I've seen it work really well, especially with Aether Vial. Great deck too!

madcatsowega on The New Angry Birds

1 year ago

I also wanted to comment on the choice for Hour of Need. Essentially the card is a 4/4 flyer with flash for 3 mana and the additional cost of exiling a creature. Way back in the day Sea Drake was a thing in Legacy because of its aggressive cost. Since then they have printed a few other 4/4 flyers (IE, Illusory Angel) but this one is the best IMHO. Hour of Need accelerates Angy Bird's clock (which was something it originally struggled with in older builds) and allows for some combat trickery. The ability to play it on the opponent's turn means you're often forcing the opponent to lose one of their attacking creatures as well. Instant speed also means we can hold mana open to cast other cards based on the opponent's turn. And because Angry Birds generates so much card advantage and also a lot of expendable creatures, the cost of exiling a creature is typically pretty minimal--especially since Hour of Need is only a 2x of.

The fact that Hour of Need can actually generate 2x 4/4 flyers at instant speed in the late game and can double as really bad removal in really dire situations is just gravy. In my experience Hour of Need has been the card that has changed the tides of an otherwise losing game.

That said, I think a great argument can also be made for Spell Queller in the 3-drop slot. The great thing about Angry Birds are that we have several viable cards in the 2-drop and 3-drop slots to build the deck to the player's tastes and meta.

Since Sky Hussar is not typically a card I cast (but mainly make use of its forecast ability for card advantage, I felt that 3x was the right amount over 4x. Again, it could be a matter of taste but it really is a card I want to see in game but not in multiples. On the other hand, Judge's Familiar is a fantastic card that deserves to be a 4-of IMHO because of its excellent value. Having 4 of it and 3 Mother of Runes pretty much ensures we have a strong turn one play.

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