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.
|Want (2)||muntz , Bramdal|
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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
All decks: 0.17%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Resplendent Angel Discussion
1 week ago
Looks good! You might like these: Herald of the Host, Sunbond, Cradle of Vitality, Well of Lost Dreams, Resplendent Angel, Bonders' Enclave, Tome of Legends, Endless Atlas, Bottled Cloister, Path of Ancestry, Emeria, The Sky Ruin, Empyrial Storm, Irregular Cohort, Strata Scythe, Blackblade Reforged, Heirloom Blade
1 month ago
More copies of lyra and some Resplendent Angels are must-haves in this build. You can probably cut the human/fateful hour subtheme and replace it with more targeted removal or angels like Baneslayer Angel.
1 month ago
Angels are awesome! But the deck seems a little confused and inconsistent as is. Is it an aggro or midrange deck? Is it focused on angels with lifegain as a bonus or the other way around? Right now it is a bit of everything and therefore won't be doing any part properly. A few examples to clarify what I mean:
First off, 20 lands is way too few, unless you play a low-curve aggro deck. I'd go for 24-25, if you want to include the bigger angels.
Boros Elite is a pure aggro card, which is just terrible without a lot of 1- and 2-drops.
Ajani's Welcome again needs you to play a low curve, other synergistic cards and also go wide, if you really want some bang for your buck. It's not that great a card in general though. As is, you rarely play more than 1 creature a turn, at which point it doesn't do much, especially when you want 4-5 life per turn to trigger either Resplendent Angel or Angelic Accord.
Gideon's Triumph never saw any play in Standard. There should be better options in Pioneer too. I'd keep my edict effects for the sideboard, if you are expecting to match up against a lot of Bogle (aura) decks.
The Birth of Meletis is a better fit for more controlling decks.
I like the general idea, but I'm sure you'll be able to make it a lot stronger and more streamlined.
Don't play a lot of Pioneer myself, but deckbuilding is always fun, so feel free to ask away!
2 months ago
golgarigirlTriusMalarky the point is that with 2xFountain of Renewal, 1x Ajani's Welcome, 3x Revitalize and 4x Chaplain's Blessing I'll either use them to gain health or use it for storming with tokens. This also works with Archangel of Thune. If I get rid of Chaplain's Blessing I will have to have some sort of lifegain card, and with Resplendent Angel this card works perfectly, as it gives 5 health. If I were to run Angel of Vitality, I would have to waste a turn playing her in order to gain 1 more life per lifegain, and it won't even guarantee that i'll have over 25 health, while I could be casting Resplendent Angel. Relying upon enchantments and artifacts for lifegain could go wrong in being destroyed by a spell, while an instant is an instant. Sure, no one can protect against hand control, but regardless i don't think chaplain's blessing would be their first choice if they knew my strategy and saw my anointed procession in my hand. Hedron Crawler are like Pillar of Origins but not as good for angels. So, I would rather add more Pillar of Origins than Hedron Crawler; also Hedron Crawler is a creature which is more susceptible to being bolted or destroyed while Pillar of Origins is an artifact. Certainly Ajani's Pridemate would be very useful, but if I don't have something like 4x Healer's Hawk and multiple lifegain events triggered, it won't be a big card. However, that's why I have so many lifegain cards! So, yes, I'll consider Ajani's Pridemate!
2 months ago
golgarigirl gets it.
Now, I don't want to force you to change strategies, so I'll give you a couple more tips before leaving you alone.
- Most of this strategy costs 4 mana or less. 4 isn't all that necessary to ramp into.
- If you do use ramp, use Hedron Crawler as it can help cast your enchantments.
- Angel of Vitality isn't useless without Resplendent Angel -- it's easily a 3-mana 4/4 with flying, that buffs your lifegain. In the situations where you're not at 25 life, she helps you by increasing lifegain.
- I didn't necessarily mean 1-mana creatures -- I meant Prism Ring and Fountain of Renewal because they help you gain more life.
- Ajani's Pridemate? Might be good here.
- I think that this deck would be better if you curved with lifegain and creatures -- don't get too obsessed with tokens, because they're best when it's just "oh, I already have the requirements set up". Beat them with creatures and then use the tokens as your turns 4-5 plan -- having a threat in play and then you get a system to generate tokens every turn is devastating.
2 months ago
I think what TriusMalarky is getting at with Chaplain's Blessing is it might do something big once, with the right set up...but when that set up isn't there, the card doesn't do anything. I have played a lot of life-gain strategies over the years, and it's better to do it with cards that have a better 'fail case'...they are ok even without your set-up, or even better, can do it more than just once. Blessing is a one-and-done effect. A common line of thought with most competitive life-gain decks is like 'Soul Sisters' decks, where you trigger many little life-gain effects in a turn to get your life gain (I have played Soul Sisters competitively in Modern, and it can have someone dead by turn 3-4 easily).
This kind of reminds me of a Pioneer Angel Stompy deck I saw in the past that focused more on the flying beatdown than tokens...though it still made a bunch because of the Resplendent Angels.
2 months ago
TriusMalarky If I draw a Pillar of Origins on my 2nd turn, I'll be able to playResplendent Angel and Chaplain's Blessing both on turn 3, thus having a 4/4 angel as soon as possible! If I have Prism Ring and Fountain of Renewal, I would have to play multiple of them in order to even gain 4 life per turn, even with Angel of Vitality! And if I don't have Resplendent Angel then Angel of Vitality is useless! What is the point of having 1-drops? Chump blockers? I don't know of any angelic 2-drops, and the entire point of having Pillar of Origins is to cast angels, as it must make me choose a creature type. I do have Bishop of Wings and Tithe Taker as 2-drops, and I won't need ramp for these as they are 2-drops.
2 months ago
I suggested Angel of Vitality because typically, you want 8 1-drops, 8 2-drops, and 8 3-drops for a solid curve, at least baseline before you tune it. Angel of Vitality buffs lifegain and is a 3-drop, which helps. I think you'd be happier playing a creature on turn three instead of ramping into five drops. It gives you more of a board state, and more to do if you get mana screwed. Oketra's Monument really doesn't do much here because of all the high-cost angels. It's better with a bunch of 1- and 2-drops.
Chaplain's Blessing is bad because 5 life is rarely useful and it's also just a dead card without Resplendent Angel or Angelic Accord. It's still a plausible card here, but it can't count as a one-drop -- you need Prism Ring and Fountain of Renewal for those slots. Blessing is only useful if you hold it until you have a lifegain payoff in hand.