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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.
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Resolute Archangel Discussion
1 week ago
It’s no bother at all - happy to help!
I do not think you need any of those creatures. Indulgent Tormentor gives your opponent three options, allowing them multiple ways to pick whatever will work best for them. Resolute Archangel will often not make that big of a difference in games. Hoard-Smelter Dragon is nice if you have Artifact-heavy opponents, but most of the time you’d rather just use Hellkite Tyrant. I gave your list another look - Chancellor of the Annex is a fairly solid card if you’re looking for something new.
I think your Price of Glory substitution makes sense.
I don’t think I would cut Diabolic Tutor. Tutors are a very important part of EDH, as they allow you to find that one copy of the card you desperately need. Diabolic Tutor is very marginal, as far as tutors go, but it’s what you get for budget builds.
1 week ago
I'd highly suggest adding in Cultivate, etc. for ramp; Inspiring Call for card draw and protection; Armorcraft Judge for card draw; Bristling Hydra nice body and makes a +1/+1 counter; Fairgrounds Trumpeter could get big easily; Retreat to Kazandu +1/+1 counters just for playing lands; Durable Handicraft for more +1/+1 counter generation; Abzan Battle Priest, Abzan Falconer, Ainok Bond-Kin, Tuskguard Captain, and Longshot Squad for great keywords; Regna, the Redeemer because you have a bunch of life-gain effects for her to make an army all on her own; and ways to close out the game like Overwhelming Stampede, etc.
As for a few cuts: Danitha Capashen, Paragon does very little work with only 6 relevant spells; Resolute Archangel is expensive for her effect and has no synergy with +1/+1 counters; Surrak, the Hunt Caller I do not see haste for one creature being a huge deal, this seems to be a more slow build-up strategy; and cut it down to 36 lands plus ~10 sources of ramp (that is what I do at least).
Fun looking budget build, good job!
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Suggestions: Archangel of Tithes, Angelic Arbiter, Angelic Field Marshal, Baneslayer Angel, Emeria Shepherd, Bruna, the Fading Light + Gisela, the Broken Blade , Angel of Serenity, Angelic Skirmisher, Mass Calcify, Swords to Plowshares, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Cultivate, Mirari's Wake, Asceticism, Return to Dust, Admonition Angel, Archangel of Thune, Resolute Archangel, Deathless Angel, Karmic Guide, Somberwald Sage, Elvish Piper, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Krosan Grip, Heroic Intervention, Enlightened Tutor, Worldly Tutor, Green Sun's Zenith, Rampant Growth, Terminus, Lightning Greaves, Gilded Lotus, Thran Dynamo, and Akroma's Memorial.
1 month ago
I see what you mean, I have little or no intention of using Tree of Redemption to swing for 40 if it leaves me vulnerable. I was going to use it as is and, and possibly as a late game way of gaining life if it comes to that. Maybe the ToR needs a Resolute Archangel as a backup? (JK)
1 month ago
Compared to the sigil, I would say no, because the sigil can scale higher than mercy and doesn't have a drawback for playing it (other than how specific the effect is). In addition to this, the main reason one might use Oketra's mercy, I imagine, is either from wanting to stabilize in a dragged out game, or to combo off with life gain doublers.
And that last part also points towards the sorcery not actually being good for your deck (thus proving my own suggestion bad). Your 3-color build has access to more powerful life gain combos than just doubling the life you gain, and resetting your life total as a means of gaining life isn't as impactful then with the other cards you have access to.
In short, your deck is already the type to play Tainted Sigil since you sacrifice your own health so freely, but Oketra's Last Mercy is better for decks that simply play aggressive and need a shot of adrenaline to stay in the game. And so saying, if you want to cut at the top end of your curve, you probably should drop Resolute Archangel (unless it has been performing well of course).
2 months ago
A couple things:
I don't see any way to just win the game outright besides some random flyers. You probably don't want to be the guy that removes everything your opponents play and only wins by beating down with a Resolute Archangel. Brago can be so oppressive at times your opponents will be practically begging you to pull some infinite combo out your ars and finish them off.
Suggestions for the win con: Strionic Resonator goes infinite with brago and any combination of one or more mana rocks that produce at least 2 mana total. Deadeye Navigator or Eldrazi Displacer + Peregrine Drake = infinite mana and etbs of any creature you control (Cloud of Faeries could be a drake with the right lands/Panharmonicon). And my personal favorite, creatures that make tokens (e.g. Whirler Rogue) and token buffing (e.g. Cathars' Crusade).
Nephalia Drownyard can't go in a UW commander deck because of the symbol and how color identity rules work.
2 months ago
They are both Modern and Standard legal. However, they fail to hit targets depending on which one you draw. In some matchups, turn 1 Divest has you see your opponents hand and that's it. In others, Duress is the same. Cards like Inquisition of Kozilek can hit a much wider range of cards, and Thoughtseize hits anything at the cost of life. This means that you don't need to worry about keeping hands with a variation of the discard spells, since there will be more relevant match ups for your discard.
Also, perhaps look at some more cheap threats. Gisela, the Broken Blade is a pretty good beater, Restoration Angel lets you save a creature from removal similarly to Shalai but also can just be flashed in to beat down after you untap. Resolute Archangel is very slow for the format, being a 7 mana 4/4. On Serra's Wings is also not very good, being four mana for an aura which only serves to make your creatures, which already should be winning, better.
-2 Shalai -1 Resolute Archangel -2 On Serra's Wings
+2 Gisela, the Broken Blade +2 Restoration Angel +1 Land would help the deck a bit.