Creature — Angel
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.
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|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Resplendent Angel occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
All decks: 0.17%
Resplendent Angel Discussion
4 days ago
Karlov is a stronk general. These cards might interest you: Well of Lost Dreams, Necropotence, Shizo, Death's Storehouse, Cliffhaven Vampire, Epicure of Blood, Crested Sunmare, Angelic Accord, Resplendent Angel, Seraph Sanctuary, Regna, the Redeemer, Krav, the Unredeemed, Paradise Plume, Necrologia, K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, Greed, Erebos, God of the Dead
1 week ago
1 week ago
Welcome to the game!
To build off of what Cypher said, consistency is key in building a powerful deck. Having a ton of cool different cards is fun, but if you want to win you want to maximize your chances of drawing the cards you need at any given time. The easiest way to do that is to determine what the "best" cards for you to play on any given turn are and maximize the number of copies you run of them.
To start with your 1 drops: You definitely want to play a creature on turn 1 to start the beatdown and the lifegain. Beloved Princess is a great choice, and Healer's Hawk could work too. Lone Pegasus is fine but not great if you want to lean into the lifegain strategy. Chaplain's Blessing and Outflank should probably come out.
Daxos and Birth of Meletis are great in your 2 drops slot, everything else I think could be reconsidered. Ajani's Pridemate is a MUST for this deck - it's arguably the strongest lifegain-matters card in the game. I'd pick up a playset right away! Declaration in Stone is decent removal you could run in this slot, or Seal Away if you're on a budget. 2-3 copies of Dawn of Hope could do wonders for you as well. You could consider Bishop of Wings if you wanted to go the angels route.
Banishing Light is pretty good at 3 mana, as is Linden. Other cards I'd consider in that slot are Angel of Vitality as Cypher mentioned, Heliod, Sun-Crowned, and Resplendent Angel.
Angelic Accord is great at 4 cmc, I'd definitely up the number of copies you're running to 2 or 3. Ajani, Strength of the Pride is also an incredible fit for this deck. Cast Out or Conclave Tribunal could be a nice replacement for Banishing Light if your 3 drop slot gets too full. Gisela, the Broken Blade could be a fun include.
Lyra Dawnbreaker feels like a no-brainer include in this deck.
Maybe Sephara, Sky's Blade as a top-end, seeing how many fliers you are and could be running. Or if you wind up running Gisela, then you could run Bruna, the Fading Light as your top end. You'd probably want to up your land count by 1 or 2 if you plan on that though.
Those are all just suggestions - feel free to play the deck however you find it most fun! If you want more detailed suggestions about what I'd cut or what numbers I'd add, feel free to let me know!
Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!
2 weeks ago
New lords for underrep'd tribes make sense only in the context of the set they're released in. For example, our new Satyr lord could really have only happened in a Theros set, with its ample satyrs. The new Elemental "lords" (for lack of better word) only make sense in M20, where we had a bunch of new elementals in all colors. That said, I'm making this Lord for a Return to Tarkir set, because I want to see its strengths used by the themes we saw previously in Tarkir:
Wind Captain of Mer Ek
Creature - Bird Soldier
Outlast (, : Put a +1/+1 counter on Wind Captain of Mer Ek. Outlast only as a sorcery.)
Whenever a bird you control attacks, it gets +1/+0 and first strike until end of turn.
Whenever a bird you control blocks, it gets +0/+1 and lifelink until end of turn.
3 / 3
Definitely a mythic rare. I looked at one of my favorite mono white cards (Resplendent Angel) and thought: what could I put on a bird lord from Tarkir that would be of similar power? I threw in the Outlast in order to give it some stay. Already a 3/3 flyer for 3 is solid, but with all this text it really makes the tribe come alive.
Your choice: Another tribal lord (for a tribe that hasn't really come together yet) or a hydra combo creature (Hydra Skeleton? Hydra Dragon? Hydra Fungus? get creative and combine the mechanics of those creature types!)
2 weeks ago
So I like this deck but, it seems like the deck is making a lot of small tokens. If you want to go this route have you ever considered Rhys the Redeemed as your commander? Also, these might be a few good cards to give you bigger tokens to populate with Trostani and also syngergize with your lifegain abilities; Angelic Accord, Resplendent Angel, Phyrexian Processor, Ajani, Strength of the Pride and, Mimic Vat. You might also consider adding these card draw abilities, Dawn of Hope and, Idol of Oblivion. Overall, I think you have a good deck here!
3 weeks ago
You're welcome! This back and forth is the thing I really enjoy about TappedOut (Gods know it looks like something from 10 years ago otherwise ;) )
I mostly play my UW spirits deck in Pioneer these days, it's just so much stronger. The Rienne deck is there to make sure I keep representing the Angel tribe. I had Mayael the Anima as a commander earlier, and honestly she's probably better, but a tribal angels deck should have an angel as a commander.
Elemental Bond is better than Colossal Majesty if an only if you can reliably produce tokens, which doesn't look to be what you're really trying to do most turns. However, I think playing 3 copies of what is strictly a "do nothing enchantment" is probably too much, I'd cut that down to 2 and play an Archangel of Tithes.
Don't get me wrong about Shalai. She's great, I'm just saying that 3 may be on the heavy side. But if you have the spots for it, go ahead and keep it! The mana sink shouldn't come up too often, though. If you get to 6 mana and are neither in a position to win or to play something better from your hand, it's a weird game.
I'm much higher on Banishing Light than Stasis Snare. Being able to take out anything is crucial and the WW cost is a liability in a 2 color deck. If you felt like cutting the green as well and going full devotion, it might be better, but the instant speed thing does very little for you as you'll basically tap out every turn anyway, so you don't get the flexibility instants usually gives you.
Regarding investing in Heliod... I dunno, I'd wait at least until after the PT's this weekend, if he dominates, he's in line for a ban and then you've thrown 45€ down the drain.
3 weeks ago
This may seem like a stupid suggestion at first, but I'd consider 1-3 Crypt of the Eternals. It doesn't really take up a card slot and doesn't change your gameplan at all, but it allows you to go
Turn 1: White source
Turn 2: untapped white source, Bishop of Wings
Turn 3: Crypt of the Eternals (gain 1 life), Resplendent Angel (gain 4 life off of Bishop), move to end step and immediately trigger Resplendent Angel, make a 4/4, gain another 4.
I played mono-white angels/lifegain in standard when Resplendent was legal, and you wouldn't believe the number of people that just concede when you gain 9 life and make 7 flying power over 2 bodies on turn 3. Crypt lets you do that for the price of being a colorless land - I think well worth including a few.
Also worth noting is that you get the same effect with Radiant Fountain (and one bonus life), but the bonus life doesn't help the combo and it can't filter to red in a pinch the way crypt can. Wind-Scarred Crag can help you do the same thing later in the game, but since it enters tapped it can't be your T3 land drop and also play Resplendent.
3 weeks ago
A few mores comments :)
You're very weak to sweepers which is particularly bad after THB gave us Shatter the Sky, so I'd make sure to run some indestructible-granters at least in the side, I like Selfless Spirit as it can also beat down, but Heroic Intervention is an even broader answer and Unbreakable Formation can be used as a powerful anthem on the offence.
3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar seems like too many. She's powerful, but 1) she's your only beater on the ground and thus comparatively easily blocked, and 2) Legendary so there's a real risk of having a dead copy in hand. Same thing with Shalai, I'd run at least one copy of Gisela or Archangel of Tithes.
I don't like Rhonas the Indomitable or Verdurous Gearhulk. You don't need more power on the ground, there's a real risk of Rhonas not being able to attack, and Gearhulk takes up a 5-drop slot which is where all of your most powerful angels are.
I get Heliod, Sun-Crowned being too expensive, but to my mind, he's the only good god-option for this deck.
I would really want to get some more lifegain in the deck to support the Resplendent Angels, pumping out 4/4's like there's no tomorrow is a great feeling ;)