Resolute Archangel


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander 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


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

TheRedGoat on You Wont Need Life Where We Are Going

1 day 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).

stensiagamekeeper on Eternal Bouncy House

1 week ago

A couple things:

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. Nephalia Drownyard can't go in a UW commander deck because of the symbol and how color identity rules work.

Rwhr2d2 on Angels Delight

3 weeks 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.

PedroMarcello on Tricky Token Deck

1 month ago

As you are running Darien and First Response I recommend getting for landbase:
Adarkar Wastes, Grand Coliseum, Tarnished Citadel, Nomad Stadium, Shefet Dunes, Ipnu Rivulet, Cephalid Coliseum and City of Brass.
Archangel's Light is extra heavy and dosen't do much. How about Resolute Archangel?.
Sanctified Charge is also an overcosted spell. How about a light and permanent pump with Intangible Virtue? If you like it to be at instant speed, there is Pride of Conquerors.
Hour of Eternity is also an amazing Token creator in blue decks.

soulwarden11 on Lyra enchantress?

1 month ago

This ended up being really, really if it's TL;DR or you feel too critical, feel free to delete it (I wouldn't even complain at this point). Hard to really see this as an "Enchantress" deck while only being able to use Mesa Enchantress and NOT including a Serra's Sanctum to boot. Much more simply an Enchantment heavy Angel deck, which I definitely approve of since I love both Enchantments and Angels, but the title is misleading.

Enchantress is a deck centered around the Enchantress triggers of Argothian Enchantress, Verduran Enchantress, Enchantress's Presence, Eidolon of Blossoms; and if you're adding a color, you add White so you can use Mesa Enchantress and Femeref Enchantress. Without this core, it's not Enchantress.

As for the rest of the deck, it looks like it should be able to hold its own, but would probably improve with some cheaper Angels or more ramp. I used to run Voltron Akroma, Angel of Wrath and had to use tons of mana rocks just to make it playable. Akroma also cost 5WWW to get the FIRST time soooo....yeah...

Angels:Serra Avenger, Angelic Page, Emancipation Angel, Seraph of the Sword, Sustainer of the Realm, Angel of Condemnation, Seraph of Dawn, Blinding Angel, Herald of the Host, Angel of Sanctions, Angelic Arbiter, Angel of Serenity, Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Resolute Archangel, Archangel of Thune, Baneslayer Angel, Serra Ascendant, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Iona, Shield of Emeria.

Enchantments:Serra's Blessing, Brave the Sands, True Conviction, Righteous Cause, Aura of Silence, Blind Obedience, Endless Horizons, Spirit Loop, Karmic Justice, Nevermore, Seal of Cleansing, Sphere of Safety, Spiritual Focus, Starfield of Nyx, Worship, Moat, Test of Endurance

Rocks/Ramp:Land Tax is pricey, but the best mono white land grabber in the game.Gilded Lotus, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Manalith, Fellwar Stone, Spectral Searchlight, Darksteel Ingot, Mind Stone, Thran Dynamo, Pristine Talisman, Caged Sun, Gauntlet of Power, Extraplanar Lens, Explorer's Scope, Thunder Totem, Marble Diamond.

Lands:Seraph Sanctuary, Reliquary Tower, Serra's Sanctum, Command Beacon, Path of Ancestry, Cavern of Souls

Other:Door of Destinies, Herald's Horn, Howling Mine, Demystify, Disenchant, Fragmentize, Forsake the Worldly, Fumigate, Aetherflux Reservoir, Approach of the Second Sun, Faith Healer, Grand Abolisher, Open the Vaults, Replenish, Second Sunrise, Oketra's Monument

A number of these are pretty pricey (and definitely out of my price range) but as someone who plays White in every format he plays, a Tribal player and an Enchantress player, I can go on and on and on about these kinds of decks...This deck happens to have a White-centric tribe and is Enchantment based. XD My apologies.

Adenthar on Gisela's angels

2 months ago

Thanks a lot wintermoon !

i will try to get Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Resolute Archangel and Archangel Avacyn  Flip

Iona and Siege Dragon seems very good but not so cheap in mana

I can't wait to see your next suggestions :) !

Wintermoon on Gisela's angels

2 months ago

If you are doing a deck with angels, imo these are a must have:

Now, because this is also a deck where you want damage, Archangel Avacyn  Flip is also a must have. If she flips when Gisela is in play, she will be dealing only 1 damage to your creatures but 6 damage to everything else, basicly a boardwipe. Aurelia's Fury, Harsh Mentor and Siege Dragon are also cards I would run in a deck like this.

Back home I think I have some more good cards that would fit here well. If you want I can give you some more suggestions later.

duff87 on Ayli, pilgrim of eternal sacrifice

2 months ago

Philigan87,Tree of Perdition : ive been looking for one for awhile now,i still need to find one!

Smothering Abomination : totally agree.i only have a single copy though, and its being used in my meren.

Oketra's Monument & Bontu's Monument: totally had both of these in my original build but ended up taking them out and im sort of torn about it. I wouldnt know what to cut.

Westvale Abbey  Flip : totally agree. but again, i have to get another one,because the one i have is in meren

Butcher of Malakir : i do have him in my sideboard, i took him out for Defiant Bloodlord. Im not sure which one fits better! im torn between the two. Maybe i should cut Resolute Archangel. What do you think?As for the other two enchantments, yes i do need to get those.

Archangel of Thune:read the description :[

Miraculous Recovery thats a good recursion spell, and i thought about putting it in here, but it didnt quite make the cut. I do have a Unburial Rites coming in the mail though.

And Felidar Sovereign is already on the list. Its an auto include in any lifegain deck, so i absolutely agree with you.

Thank you for the upvote!

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