Resplendent Angel

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Mythic Rare

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Tokens

Resplendent Angel

Creature — Angel

Flying

At the beginning of each end step, if you gained 5 or more life this turn, create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying and vigilance.

: Until end of turn, Resplendent Angel gets +2/+2 and gains lifelink.

Resplendent Angel Discussion

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

5 days ago

Bitter Angel

Creature - Angel (mythic rare)

Flying

At the beginning of each end step, create a black X/X angel creature token with flying, where X is the amount of life you paid this turn.

, pay 3 life: Bitter Angel gets +3/+3 and gains lifelink until end of turn.

"Sins unforgiven lead to vengeance exacted by my kin."

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Inspired by Resplendent Angel , I wanted to create its opposite (I also like Font of Agonies and wanted more synergy that way).

Let's have a card that creates beefy creature tokens. Tokens 3/3 or bigger. You pick the color, creature type, and card type (sorcery, instant, artifact...)

Hexaflexagon on The Guardians of Thune *Angels in Pioneer Primer*

1 week ago

Hey there ExtraEasy,

Thanks for your comment and compliment. I'm getting pulled to red due to the good boardwipes ( Deafening Clarion ) I might have in my sideboard, as well as a good 4-drop Angel. I am considering dropping Red, but it'll come down to how useful it is in the sideboard.

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon


Hey there 9-lives,

Thanks for your comment. I considered Oketra's Monument when the deck was originally just Red-White. However, I decided to add Green for Dromoka's Command , more effective ramp, and Once Upon a Time . I don't think that Oketra's Monument is objectively better than my current ramp choices, as it costs one more, and without T1 Llanowar, then I'm forced to use T3 playing a ramp card instead of playing a Resplendent Angel or Angel of Vitality .

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon

Gim on Oloro Homebrew

1 month ago

Crested Sunmare is an auto-include in any Oloro deck. Such a good card.

If you're looking to have a fairly interactive deck with Oloro at the helm, I recommend any creature that does things when you gain life. Oloro naturally pushes you in the direction of control, which is fine for some, but I think something more along the lines of midrange is more fun for a newer player as I have found from personal experience. Archangel of Thune , Angel of Vitality , Serra Avatar , Drogskol Reaver , and Resplendent Angel are all great examples of these types of cards. Karlov of the Ghost Council is also an amazing card that is easily abused in Oloro.

If you're looking for more lifegain and drain stuff, Kambal, Consul of Allocation is a really good one, as is Vizkopa Guildmage , Suture Priest , Twilight Prophet , and Exsanguinate .

I can't really think of anything else off the top of my head but from one Oloro player to another, I hope you have fun.

OLucas on another life gain deck

1 month ago

The only modern competitive lifegain deck I know is soul sisters.

Soul Sisters - MTGgoldfish

I've also seen versions splashing green for Soul Warden and other versions splashing black for Blood Artist in conjuction with Forbidden Orchard .

A more janky idea that i thought of but didn't persue much is Ghirapur Orrery + Bottled Cloister + Venser's Journal and/or Ivory Crane Netsuke .

For the deck as is i would up the Resplendent Angel count since one of your best curves is Bishop of Wings into Resplendent Angel .

king-saproling on Kambal Deck

1 month ago

Looks pretty good. I think you should definitely find room for Vizkopa Guildmage . You can activate her second ability multiple times (even in response to the first lifegain trigger), resulting in huge drains for every life gained during the turn!

You might like these too: Storage Matrix , Uba Mask , Angel's Trumpet , Regna, the Redeemer , Sunbond , Cradle of Vitality , Slaughter , Dingus Staff , Ethereal Absolution , Vona, Butcher of Magan , Angelic Accord , Resplendent Angel , Revival, Syphon Mind

multimedia on

2 months ago

Hey, interesting budget version of Atraxa.

Atraxa is your best source of life gain with her lifelink because the damage she does to a player is also Commander damage. She already has evasion (flying) meaning you're most likely going to be gaining life when she attacks. Gaining life while at the same time potentially killing your opponents. I would focus more on Atraxa and beefing her up which then in return makes cards that benefit from gaining life better. Counters are a fine way to beef up Atraxa because they also interact with her proliferate. Consider including more ways to get counters on Atraxa?

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

Counter Engines

Ancient, Escalation and Advokist are repeatable sources of counters to put on Atraxa. Even though Escalation and Advokist put counters on an opponent's creature Atraxa is still going to be bigger and more powerful. These cards and Ancient can beef up Atraxa quickly. A big reason to add Climb is Winged Temple of Orazca . It's a win condition land with Atraxa.

Draw and Tutors

Ramp

Ramp that can make any color of mana is very helpful when playing four colors with a budget manabase. Adding more of it lets you ramp into Atraxa faster.

Value from Gaining Life

Sunmare and Resplendent are repeatable sources to make big tokens when you gain life. Resplendent is very good with Lyra Dawnbringer . Well is good when you're consistently gaining life, turning that life gain into drawing cards.

Lands Upgrades

The Pain lands (Llanowar, Coast), Battle lands (Vista, Sunken, Stream) and Check lands (Woodland, Sunpetal) are upgrades for the Bounce lands. The Battle lands are good with Basic lands and Farseek to be able to search for a dual land. The Check lands are good with the Basic lands and the Battle lands. If you cast Atraxa with Opal then she ETB with a counter on her ready to proliferate.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Chancery
  • Dimir Aqueduct
  • Dromar's Cavern
  • Golgari Rot Farm
  • Orzhov Basilica
  • Selesnya Sanctuary
  • Simic Growth Chamber
  • Thespian's Stage
  • Myriad Landscape
  • Ill-Gotten Inheritance
  • Lawmage's Binding
  • Spirit Loop
  • Witching Well
  • Ageless Entity
  • Arvad the Cursed
  • Basilica Bell-Haunt
  • Bloodbond Vampire
  • Elderwood Scion
  • Vampire of the Dire Moon
  • Horizon Chimera
  • Evra, Halcyon Witness
  • Elite Guardmage
  • Deathsprout
  • Scour All Possibilities

Good luck with your deck.

Leathable on Angels, Demons and Dragons, Oh My!

2 months ago

i see that you heavily focus on gaining life in your deck, but don't utilise it a lot (except for having a ton of life). the only cards that benefit from you having/gaining much life are, as far as i can see Resplendent Angel , Ajani's Pridemate , Dawn of Hope , Storm Herd and Ajani, Strength of the Pride .

if you really want to play around gaining life/having a ton of it, i would recommend Sanguine Bond , Felidar Sovereign , Greed , Ambition's Cost , Night's Whisper , Defiant Bloodlord , Phyrexian Arena , Epicure of Blood and/or Exquisite Blood .

remember that life is a resource in this game. just gaining a lot of it makes it harder for you to lose the game, yes, but you should also trie to use it to win the game.

if you are looking for any other kind of inspiration, feel free to check out my kaalia deck:

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/03-09-19-kaalia-20/

Mightyhulk1 on Akroma, Angel of Wrath.

2 months ago

Its cool bro I think it might need a bit more creatures to utilize the HUGE buff to your team. Also Resplendent Angel and Serra the Benevolent pretty deece in angels. Upvote from me for originality! Lets stay in touch bro

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Resplendent Angel occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.17%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%