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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
2 weeks ago
Some cards I think are a little on the weaker side are cards like Aven Mindcensor, Iridescent Angel and Resolute Archangel. Maybe Sunblast Angel, but that's because I think she would be more useful if she had flash so you could play her at instant speed if an opponent attacks you, rather than destroying the creatures that have already dealt damage to you as part of your main phase. Nevermore seems weak too, as commander is a singleton format. Spectra Ward has kind of a high cmc and is easier to remove than an artifact, but if you like it then keep it.
Those are just some suggestions! I hope this helps!
1 month ago
Made some changes, some of which may not be permanent depending on their performance.
Thoughts? Any alternate suggestions? Let me know.
1 month ago
From Pascal :
Generator Servant, Read the Bones, Resolute Archangel, Aegis Angel, Hedron Archive, Reaper from the Abyss, Indulgent Tormentor, Athreos, God of Passage, Boros Charm, Hellkite Tyrant, Battlefield Forge, Firemane Avenger, Avacyn, Guardian Angel, Hoarding Dragon, Revoke Existence, Sign in Blood, Scourge of the Nobilis
1 month ago
This looks pretty solid and fun :) I'm not sure if this is meant to be a budget deck, but since you've got some expensive cards in here I'm going to assume for a a minute that it isn't.
I'd suggest adding some more tutors; Demonic Tutor, Dark Petition or even Vampiric Tutor would be awesome. This can be especially useful if you want to make Disciple of Bolas/Resolute Archangel work together with your Mimic Vat; you need all the pieces for this combo to be fun :)
I've found that some extra protection for Kaalia can be very useful. Consider Mother of Runes or Bastion Protector. Also you don't want others to react to Kaalia's ability: Grand Abolisher is perfect in this regard.
I'm having some doubts about some of the enchantments in your deck. Ghostly Prison, Animate Dead and Legion's Initiative don't seem to fit your theme very well. I think Aggravated Assault would fit much better. Also, I'd put some extra card draw enchantments in there like Phyrexian Arena or Necropotence.
Last but not least, Kaalia could use some backup in the sense of more ways of cheating your heavy hitters onto the battlefield. I'd consider Quicksilver Amulet; it's awesome. Ow and I'd change Mardu Banner for Chromatic Lantern if you can; that way all your lands can get you all the types of mana you need as well.
Hope this helps :) I'd appreciate it if you took a look at some of my decks and tell me what you think.
2 months ago
I also think some of the "detain" creatures are a waste. especially when there's plenty of exile creatures. Fiend Hunter Restoration Angel Angel of Serenity things like that. if you pair it with blink gimmicks, you detain something forever.
Also think a spell like Detention Sphere is meh in edh, unless you're naming like sol ring. i like Prison Term locks down a thing, and then can be moved to another thing. but that's just my personal preference... i find i have answers for misc things, what i like is being able to see what's played, and lock a new creature down.
other win-con ideas. swarm ball creatures like Myr Battlesphere
I also like Reality Acid in a deck like this.
i also think... altar of the brood is kinda meh. but maybe adding other etb mill creatures could help with that plan. also... maybe gilded lotus is too much, or tsabo's web. Even something like sphynx rev...is kinda meh. you'll get more action blinking mulldrifter or other draw/recycle cards if your engine is going. and the life... from rev is kinda meh. there's prob a few cuts for better cards. I'd kinda want more wraths. and maybe some bigger bodies. and trim out meh artifacts/enchants
2 months ago
I made a $60 version of Brago, King Eternal that did really well for a casual deck. Sadly, I don't have a list because it's been upgraded but here are the main pieces.
other cool cards are Peregrine Drake, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Thorn of Amethyst, Vryn Wingmare, Tangle Wire, Parallax Tide, Parallax Wave, Reality Acid, Stunt Double/Clever Impersonator, Traveler's Cloak, Act of Authority, Storm Crow for power, Treachery, Phyrexian Ingester, Resolute Archangel, Duplicant, Sun Titan, Genesis Chamber, Stasis (personal favorite), Mystic Remora, Lavinia of the Tenth, Lyev Skyknight, Cloudblazer, and Unquestioned Authority.
Brago plays best in a pod. 1v1, he doesn't really have a lot of time to set up his stax/combo. I hope you like the deck as much as I do!
Here is my current build.
3 months ago
I can see a few issues, the biggest is that you don't have enough land. You also only have 2 reanimation targets Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and Griselbrand both are good choices, but you might want some other options Ashen Rider, Hellkite Overlord, Sphinx of the Steel Wind and Resolute Archangel spring to mind.
I'd suggest Lotleth Troll over Olivia's Dragoon. You also need an answer for non-creature based threats, basically Duress or another discard card. With all the discard you do Dark Withering or Big Game Hunter might work too.
3 months ago
I used your deck to playtest against for the last hour or so and I have a few suggestions (I'll put some playtest notes at the bottom if you're interested). Overall, I think your cards could be more impactful, and I think you need more artifact ramp. You should also add a bit of graveyard hate. I notice that the deck cost is fairly low, so I'll keep my suggestions relatively budget friendly.
Ramp: Dimir Signet, Azorius Signet, Druidic Satchel, Darksteel Ingot, Sol Ring, Mind Stone, Hedron Archive, Wayfarer's Bauble, Dreamscape Artist. I would consider adding all of these cards, they will make your deck MUCH faster.
Final dump that I'm too lazy to organize: Phyrexian Reclamation, Drogskol Reaver, Tainted Sigil, Phyrexian Arena, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, Wall of Reverence, Defiant Bloodlord, Cliffhaven Vampire, Crypt Ghast, Ashen Rider, Beacon of Immortality, Dig Through Time, Fumigate, Chalice of Life Flip, Sun Droplet
Archangel of Tithes - Too much white, and your mana base isn't great.
Augury Adept - Too easy to block. Far too often this card does nothing.
Bloodbond Vampire - It gets big. Eventually. This is too slow.
Exalted Angel - This is 6 mana for a 4/4 flying lifelink. That is just bad.
Indulgent Tormentor - In EDH, paying the life is too easy.
Mourning Thrull - Uh...yeah. Doesn't really do anything. Change to ramp.
Resolute Archangel - High Cost, and if you're losing, this is not going to make you win except in VERY particular circumstances.
Seraph of Dawn - This is bad.
Tithe Drinker - There are better extort cards, and it's otherwise underwhelming.
Underworld Coinsmith - Slow and low impact.
Ruinous Path - Sorcery Speed.
Entreat the Angels - If this wins you the game, it's be a miracle (hehe). For real though, there are WAY better end game cards. check out
Moonsilver Spear - This is OK. It's slow, it makes tokens. I want every card in a deck to make me smile when I draw it, and this card just makes me go, "Ah, I see."
Steel of the Godhead - This is just kinda OK. Only creature to put it on is Oloro.
Sunbond - Slow and opens you up to being 2 for 1ed.
Sunspring Expedition - If you are going to play a card that only gains you life, it needs to gain you a lot of life. 8 is not a lot of life.
Pulse of the Fields - If an opponent has more life, you're doing something wrong.
Riot Control - Unless this card is great in your meta, it just doesn't belong is most decks. You should be controlling the field enough that this card doesn't do anything.
Samite Ministration - See above.
To the Slaughter - Yes, it can kill a planeswalker. But other than that, most people have a little shit creature they don't care about that they can sacrifice, and this costs 3 mana.
Anyway, I hope deckbuilding goes well! It looks like your building a fun deck. Cheers!
Playtest notes: I playtested against Reaper King stars in MTG: The Clone Wars. Obviously, mine is a MUCH more expensive and tuned deck, so it should win. I chose your deck despite the obvious mismatch because I'm getting some buddies into EDH and I wanted to make a deck that was powerful but didn't overwhelm them. Your deck seemed to roughly match the budget of what they'll be building. Overall, Reaper King lost one game and won three. The loss involved you getting an Elspeth and enough removal to protect her. The wins were mostly because of a lack of graveyard hate, not enough removal, threats that weren't very threatening, and mana issues. I think the mana issues deal was largely a luck thing, as you play enough lands, but some ramp would really smooth that out.