Resolute Archangel

Legality

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
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Resolute Archangel

Creature — Angel

Flying

When Resolute Archangel enters the battlefield, if your life total is less than your starting life total, it becomes equal to your starting life total.

Resolute Archangel Discussion

Madcookie on Infinite Life via Pain's Reward? ...

1 week ago

@emask Just to add a final point of clarification, because I feel the subject isn't fully cleared. So to recap - you cast Angel's Grace or Phyrexian Unlife and now can't lose the game. Then as you are at 40 life cast Pain's Reward and bid a million life, which resolves and your life goes to minus 999 960 life. Saccing Children of Korlis now will gain you million life and set you back to 40 life, which was your life total before the bid. So the only way to achieve the million life dream is to add additional effect into this equation which is what I originally suggested.

Lets come back to the example - your life total is minus 999 960 life and you cast Oketra's Last Mercy or Resolute Archangel so set your life to back 40 which also gains you a million life, which is important if Sanguine Bond is present. And now finally you sacrifice Children of Korlis , which makes you gain a million more life and make your life total 1 000 040.

The same effect can be achieved with 2 Children of Korlis but I find it hard to make a copy in black/white deck and you'd have to run reanimate effects like Reanimate or Necromancy to pull it off.

Cheers! :)

P.S. For extra umph activating Tainted Sigil , after you have gained a million life with Children of Korlis and killed someone with Sanguine Bond will net you 2 million life and then make someone lose 2 million life as well. Some might call it overkill, I call it style points ;)

Madcookie on Infinite Life via Pain's Reward? ...

1 week ago

I couldn't help myself but look for a few cards that would make this million life dream to come true but sadly the only thing I managed to find was adding a forth piece to the combo with the lowest CMC being Oketra's Last Mercy at 3CMC, but that one comes at a cost. Next one start at 6-7CMC like activating Angel of Grace from the graveyard, Providence , Resolute Archangel and Form of the Dinosaur , but at that point I'd just use Repay in Kind to just win(that would require replacing Angel's Grace with Phyrexian Unlife tho), but that would make the combo very different from what was originally intended :/.

Hope this helps you mate, cheers!

magicjoeg on Deadbeat Blackblade(<15$)

1 month ago

I'm putting together this commander deck. Dakkon Blackblade was my favorite legend when I first played MTG (too bad I gave away my old Legends-era collection that included him). Thanks for sharing it!

Major price changes:

Some possibilities/upgrades:

Some of the cards are now above the 30-cent price range: Druidic Satchel , Golem-Skin Gauntlets , Emeria Shepherd , but they're still reasonably cheap and worth getting.

Mj3913 on Brag Daddy

1 month ago

Panharmonicon to double triggers, Resolute Archangel (could probably replace filigree) to reset your life total, Angel of Finality for those pesky GY decks, Diluvian Primordial to cast your opponents spells, and lastly Sunblast Angel + Subjugator Angel because with Brago your creatures have Psuedo Vigilence, and boardwipes for days, theirs not yours. Hope this helps a bit, I know it's all over the place but you'll love it I'm sure ;). Enjoy

FabioPaje on Girl Power! ( Angels Tribal )

3 months ago

xaarvaxus , yeah, Mask of Memory it's a good replacement for Jalum Tome with the same discard effect to synergise with Bruna, the Fading Light . Thanks!

Resolute Archangel has saved me a lot of times, she is in the deck only because the restorate life ability... its a good card to discard in early game and retrieve in late game with Bruna.

only now, in my local game store, is increasing the "sacrifice decks" meta, so, replacing Resolute Archangel with Angel of Jubilation its a really good idea!

The idea in the deck is retrieving my creatures from the graveyard "cheating" mana costs and be able to do a boardwipe and get a good creature back with the commander or other spells. Mistveil Plains put the card on the bottom of my library... not helps a lot( in my opinion) Emeria, The Sky Ruin is a good card. definitively i will put in the deck!

xaarvaxus on Girl Power! ( Angels Tribal )

3 months ago

Mask of Memory will probably do everything Jalum Tome will do without needing to keep plugging mana into it each turn so you can spend free mana on using Resplendent Angel 's ability instead.

I tried Resolute Archangel and found it underwhelming. Its an expensive 4/4 and you just need to not be at zero life to win. Incidental life gain is great but I had a couple times where I pulled this late when I needed removal and honestly going back to 40 still didn't save me. I have found Angel of Jubilation and Angel of Finality more useful.

And this may be a deck where Crovax, Ascendant Hero could shine.

Any thought to including Mistveil Plains or Emeria, The Sky Ruin for recycling/recursion?

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Resolute Archangel occurrence in decks from the last year

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