Restoration Angel


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Rare
Avacyn Restored Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Restoration Angel

Creature — Angel



When Restoration Angel enters the battlefield, you may exile target non-Angel creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.

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Restoration Angel Discussion

Pieguy396 on Elder Deep-Fiend in Modern.

17 hours ago

So I've been trying to brew a deck around Elder Deep-Fiend in Modern, and I've come up with three main ideas. Which do you think would be the best / most fun?

I'm not looking for or expecting a competitive deck, and yes, I know that Bant Eldrazi is a thing in Modern, but for some reason, it's just not a deck I want to build. In any case, here goes!

Option 1

Eldrazi Affinity. Turn 2 Frogmite into turn 3 Elder Deep-Fiend seems strong. The main issue of this version is that running the Fiend would take away from the "main" strategy of a typical Affinity deck.

Option 2

Graveyard. Tasigur, the Golden Fang and Hooting Mandrills both allow you to cast Elder Deep-Fiend for just . The main problem with this deck is that T3 Elder Deep-Fiend is significantly less likely.

Option 3

U/W Control. Just playing Elder Deep-Fiend on curve T4 can be good, sacrificing something like Blade Splicer. The main drawback of this version is that the deck already has great 4-CMC cards in Restoration Angel and Cryptic Command.

So, that's what I've got. Any suggestions or other ideas for decks?

Delta-117 on Modern Master 2017 Spoilers/ Speculation

1 day ago

Wow GeminiSpartanX, I have opened up 16 packs so far and what I have is terrible. From splitting a box all I got was a Verdant Catacombs, 1x Path to Exile a foil Serum Visions and a Domri Rade...

The other half of the box was simply an Arid Mesa, Death's Shadow, Grafdigger's Cage, Past in Flames yeah you should get the idea.

Then from a draft a Craterhoof Behemoth and that was it. My individual pack I bought was simply a Restoration Angel.

APPLE01DOJ on Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold

4 days ago

Torpor Orb could be good vs Felidar Guardian/Saheeli Rai & Restoration Angel/Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combo decks.

I know you have Shattering Spree but 1x Shatterstorm wouldn't be bad either. Good vs Affinity, 8Rack, and Lantern Control

You could also always add 3x Ensnaring Bridge instead.

You have MB grave hate, but if there is a lot of Collected Company in your meta than Grafdigger's Cage is still worthwhile.

Electrickery or Marrow Shards is good is you go against a lot of Lingering Souls and Goblins.

acht_deck_manager on Evasive Ephara Draw

4 days ago

Tuning Notes:

  • Requiem Angel (Out) for Restoration Angel (In). Restoration has flash with a flicker effect. Fits the theme better. Requiem's CMC is higher and the second ability (while possibly useful) is arguably unnecessary
  • Vassal Soul (Out) for Wall of Denial (In). Wall is harder to remove, establishes earlier solid blocking against a commander, and can become a viable guardian with an anthem creature or two on the board
  • Latch Seeker (Out) for Mirror Entity (In). Mirror Entity can be a great win condition in this deck.
  • Judge's Familiar (Out) for Venser, Shaper Savant (In). Venser is a better "counterspell" since it always hits in the form of Remand. With plenty of creatures that bounce permanents/creatures back to hand on ETB, and now that I'm adding Crystal Shard, it's nice to have a repeatable Remand. Not to mention his recent reprint in MM17 makes him an affordable option again
  • Murder of Crows (Out) for Thistledown Liege (In). Test playing shows I have plenty of cards in hand. Anthem creature to win faster / make my creatures beefier seems like a better choice. Also the 3 devotion of Thistledown's not bad
  • Invisible Stalker (Out) for Crystal Shard (In). So much utility in the shard for either bringing my own back to hand or making an opponent pay for overplaying their hand. Can slow up aggro decks from early all-out taps to get creatures on the board
  • Uninvited Geist  Flip (Out) for Mist Raven (In). More bounce on ETB effects on a flying body to fit the theme

Spinifex on White Eldrazi & Taxes

5 days ago

Wow, Wingmate Roc. It's been a while since I saw that card! It could be nice, but I think I'd still prefer Restoration Angel in its place: Flash is such a great ability to have on a 3/4 Flyer.

As for Siege Rhino definitely not! I cut Black to have a more consistent mana base and I am not willing to run a 4 color (yes, is a color for mana base construction) with Leonin Arbiter and no fetchlands.

Spinifex on White Eldrazi & Taxes

6 days ago

I'm running 4 Eldrazi Displacer, can't add any more (it's between Blade Splicer and Flickerwisp in the list). Also, I disagree: it is great for this deck, let me count the ways:

  • Blink a Flickerwisp on your end step: exile a permanent until their end step (the best exemple, a Planeswalker).
  • Blink a Blade Splicer, make a golem ready to block.
  • Blink a defender, attack through.
  • Blink a Thought-Knot Seer on your opponent draw step: make him draw an extra card, then choose a card to exile.
  • Blink a Restoration Angel, then blink your Eldrazi Displacer, thus saving it from removal.
  • Blink any other creature to protect them from removal.
  • Vial in your Displacer, then use its ability to save one of your other creatures.

I think that's a fair number of possible interactions. What might be even better would be to have Renegade Rallier as a target. The resulting combo with Ghost Quarter is insane.

Squirrelbacon on Jeskai Geist Flash

6 days ago


As a long time player of Jeskai Geist, this list looks great! I've personally found that Restoration Angel is probably your most useful card in the deck since it does so much, especially with Spell Queller versions of this deck. I play three copies of resto in my deck, so I recommend the same to all. To make room, I'd go...

-1 Vendilion Clique in the main

But, clique is a great card. Access to clique is great, so one in the main is cool. Maybe shift the other to the side board in place of Surgical Extraction or even the Aven Mindcensor just since both as a one of feels off.

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