Resplendent Angel

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard 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

Xica on Modern Mono White Angels

1 week ago

Well either do big angels + cheap removal to control early game

Or

Resplendent Angel + ways to activate & protec it, it can include flicker effects, lifegain, even stuff like cheap reanimation to bring it back or flicker it..

morgud on Elusive Mono-White (MH version)

1 week ago

The sisters still feel a bit too slow. I'm going to play around with some newer cards like the ones you mentioned and Resplendent Angel and Gideon Blackblade

multimedia on Avacyn's Self Destruct Plan

2 weeks ago

Hey, you asked for my help. You asked three specific questions and I'll answer them one at a time. I'm going to give you a lot of options. I don't expect you to add all these card suggestions, they're here for reference. At the end of this comment is a summary of what cards I think you should cut and what cards to add. This is a long comment because I like to use lists to organize my advice making it easier for you to read and understand.


More card draw?

Mono white is the worst for efficient card draw since there aren't a lot of options.

Rocks that you can sac to draw when you no longer need ramp are helpful.

Because there's not a lot of efficient draw options for mono white you want to get value in other ways. Repeatable effects are good; cards you can pay mana into getting value in return or pay no mana to get value. Other tutors are also good.

Ascension is one of my favorite powerful cards in Commander because it can get activated fast when you have three opponents. It is the kind of value you want in mono white especially since it creates Angels. Resplendent is one of best Angels for value especially with Lyra, Baneslayer Angel , Archangel of Thune and Skirmisher. Resplendent creates an Angel for no mana cost if you gain 5 life and she can do this even on your opponents turns if you gain 5 life.

Angels are good with lifelink and Dawn gives you a repeatable draw effect when you gain life or pay mana into it to make tokens. Cards such as Soul Warden and Authority of the Consuls are good to repeatedly trigger Dawn. Map can tutor for one of Nykthos, Emeria or Mistveil good support lands and having more ways to get Nykthos can help to play Avacyn faster. Mistveil is famous for it's interaction with Sunforger, but it's also good in mono white when you have shuffle or library manipulation effects. Since it's a Plains it can be tutored for with many different cards.


Making the deck cheaper?

I presume this means reducing the avg. CMC? If you mean the total deck price then that's going to be difficult when playing $30 Avacyn and all the other expensive price Angels and rocks. The avg CMC is currently 4.4 and yes that's too high. Ways to reduce it are make high CMC Angels and board wipes the priority and cut the other high CMC cards.

Some Angel exceptions are Akroma, Reya and Platinum. I don't think Akroma is worth playing especially since she's the same high CMC as Avacyn. Reya is fine, but I think you could cut her because Shepherd, Karmic and Emeria are better reanimation for less mana. Platinum has an okay ability, but I don't think you need it because this effect of you not losing and your opponents not winning is something you want earlier in the game not on a seven drop. It's the early game and mid game where you need to worry about not dying because if you get into the late game that's where Angels thrive.

13 six drops and 6 seven drops, 19 total cards are a problem. Some redundancy is good in Commander, but not with lots of high CMC cards. Out of all these consider keeping these:

  • Angel of Serenity
  • Emeria Shepherd
  • Austere Command
  • Hour of Revelation
  • Planar Cleansing
  • Akroma's Vengeance
  • Caged Sun
  • The Immortal Sun

Keeping 8 of the 19 and cutting the others will reduce the avg. CMC. One difficult aspect of your deck is how many board wipes is too much? They include a lot of high CMC card redundancy. The four and six drop board wipes are better than the five drops with one exception being Worldslayer. Better to use the five drop spots for Angels.

With these cuts your board wipe package could be Wrath, Judgment, Reckoning, Disk, Austere, Revelation, Cleansing, Vengeance and Worldslayer which is a lot. There's also Armageddon which is very nasty effect with Avacyn and all the mana rocks. If I was looking to reduce the avg. CMC even further I would cut Austere, Vengeance, Reckoning and Judgment. Wrath, Disk, Armageddon, Revelation, Cleansing and Worldslayer are overall the best board wipes options with Avacyn.

Other cards to consider cutting are:

  • Defy Death
  • Fumigate
  • Rout
  • Magus of the Disk
  • Martial Coup
  • Burnished Hart

I'm not a fan of Hart. I think there's plenty of much better lower mana cost/faster ramp to choose from in Commander.


Getting Avacyn out sooner?

More zero, two and three drops that make ramp are helpful because they give you something to play in early game to setup for the mid and late game where Angels are better. Tithe is an upgrade for Gift of Estates , but playing both would also be fine. Another option is to delay your opponents which in return gives you more time to get into the late game.


In summary, changes to consider making are cut lots of high CMC cards. Cuts to consider:

  • Akroma's Vengeance
  • Beacon of Immortality
  • Catastrophe
  • Celestial Mantle
  • Mindslaver
  • Phyrexian Rebirth
  • Staff of Nin
  • Sublime Exhalation
  • Approach of the Second Sun
  • Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
  • Akroma, Angel of Wrath
  • Reya Dawnbringer
  • Platinum Angel
  • Defy Death
  • Rout
  • Fumigate
  • Magus of the Disk
  • Martial Coup
  • Pariah
  • Burnished Hart

Cards to consider adding (in order of importance):

Good luck with your deck.

Drcfan on Devotion to White Angels

3 weeks ago

Testlist:

Modern Horizons Testlist:

Drcfan on Devotion to White Angels

4 weeks ago

@ Gloglok I know card advantage can be very difficult in mono white (It works with card value). For me Arch of Orazca cost too much as a card draw engine. I can recommend you following to try out:

Lifegain plan: Swap all cards below 5 mana except Weathered Wayfarer , so you can use Dawn of Hope . Key cards for a lifegain plan would be cards like Resplendent Angel , Archangel of Thune , Auriok Champion , Serra Ascendant

Add blue or black: Kills devotion and then the deck goes into white-blue or white-black prison control (see death and taxes) with angels as some finishers

Artifacts: not really productive to the devotion plan but Tower of Fortunes is one solid card draw engine. A while back i tested also Tamiyo's Journal but it both of them were too slow for me. (You can still try it tough)

Next update i do: (Mana base adjustments) Goes in: 4x Flagstones of Trokair + 1x Ghost Quarter Out: Field of Ruin

Next tests i do: Serra the Benevolent , requires more flying creatures to work properly. Angel of Jubilation stops enemy fetchlands, phyrexian mana, and any pay life effect but not bolt proof! , Archangel of Tithes actually perfect for this deck, swap for boardwipe Gideon Blackblade , requires even more low mana creatures like Knight of the Holy Nimbus which is actually a 3/3 indestructible for double white

TriaxialFleas on

4 weeks ago

Copied this deck and tested it on Untap.in a few times. Seems really powerful to have a card draw engine on your commander that is relatively easy to obtain every game. Some initial thoughts are possibly adding Ajani, the Greathearted , he gives your guys vigilance which synergies with your creature ramp, Cryptolith Rite and Earthcraft , and with March of the Multitudes . Also his +1/+1 counter ability is great with this deck and his life gain synergies with your life gain matters cards like Crested Sunmare and Resplendent Angel

Joe_Ken_ on Forever Young V2

1 month ago

I would also argue if Resplendent Angel would be good for the deck for more creature creation.

Falkurathian on Trostani, Selesyna's Voice and Blade ...

1 month ago

I read else where about the interactions between Trostani, Selesyna's Voice populating a token made by Blade of Selves but I'm trying to confirm the if it works for my own sake. For example I have Trostani, Selesyna's Voice out, Blade of Selves equipped to Resplendent Angel and I go to combat phase. With 3 opponents total, it creates 2 additional angels attacking. Am I able to populate one of those tokens with Trostani, and have it last past the combat phase? If so, at which point do I populate that allows this to work

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Resplendent Angel occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.17%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%