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Legendary Creature — Angel
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
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Reya Dawnbringer Discussion
1 week ago
I can highly recommend Dread Return, Necromancy and Reya Dawnbringer.Beacon of Unrest is good too. The cards that put things back into your hand instead of the battlefield would be the first things I would cut.
1 week ago
Nice creature centric build, must be fun to play.
I would get a Command Tower in here.
Serra Avenger is a little weak for a turn 4 drop, and a wasted drop off a Kaalia of the Vast trigger. Angel of Despair, Lord of the Void, Iona, Shield of Emeria, Reya Dawnbringer, Hellkite Tyrant, all feel like better drops.
You have a few ways to cheat in the creatures, could ramp a bit more with Orzhov Signet or Boros Signet, or some other tricks like a Sneak Attack, Whip of Erebos and a Sundial of the Infinite to allow you to keep the creatures long term. With so many creatures would be pretty effective.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Very cool, I've had a Geist sitting in my binder from back in Innistrad days. This take is much more interesting than the obvious voltron route and easy on the wallet as well. A few neat angels that you might consider: Angel of Serenity, Exalted Angel (amazing artwork), Reya Dawnbringer, and a little over budget but Iona, Shield of Emeria is a powerhouse. Favorable Winds is a cheap anthem but maybe not all that helpful. Platinum Angel is also a funny little card and slightly under budget. Tormod's Crypt is very good targeted graveyard removal and Grafdigger's Cage is also potent graveyard disruption. Unfortunately theres not many options in the way of ramp however, there is Sword of the Animist which fits perfectly in this deck. Also some good mana fixing: Solemn Simulacrum and Migratory Route (stunning art on this one). Lastly, for card draw I cannot recommend Mystic Remora enough. It's a cheap Rhystic Study and you can play it on turn one, draw cards as opponents take their turns and sacrifice it the next upkeep to avoid paying more mana for it. Very cool deck, thanks for the upload!
3 weeks ago
May I suggest a few things for your consideration?
Cavern of Souls in an angel deck like this helps against control decks, and is a land so it is harder to remove.
To maximize lifegain, I would also vet a True Conviction. It would help a lot especially with archangel of thrune.
1 month ago
This is all obviously just food for thought, and a lot is based on meta. Always happy to help :)
Pride of the Clouds is absolutely nuts in this, great card in general. Maybe switch for...
Windreader Sphinx just another recurrable card drawer.
Warden of Evos Isle makes all the flyers cheaper, always great :)
Because of all the flyers, Gravitational Shift could be good, depends on what you feel like. It will get a lot of hate all around the table.
Favorable Winds boosts your flyers, won't get as much hate as G Shift will.
Archon of Redemption will help you stay out of kill range a lot of the time.
Emeria Shepherd is good for recursion, it's newer though so I don't know how I feel about it.
Windborn Muse is Ghostly Prison with wings :)
Drogskol Reaver works really well with any lifegain.
Sphinx of Magosi is a fantastic mana sink that draws cards while getting stronger.
Wall of Denial is a great blocker. Have fun getting past that.
Stormtide Leviathan stops everything from hitting you while making you hit so hard.
Reya Dawnbringer either gets answered, or goes nuts.
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner is a staple of Legacy merfolk, and for a good reason. She's great for defense.
Aven Mindcensor stops people from tutoring, and doing all sorts of shenanigans.
Return to Dust is great for artifact/enchantment heavy metas, I love the card.
Isochron Scepter is great. Along with replacing Silence with Orim's Chant by the way, when you cast a spell off of Scepter, you can still pay the kicker. Scepter does all sorts of terrible terrible things.
Dissipation Field is wonderful for defense. People usually think twice.
I'll try to figure out what I would switch here soon. :)
1 month ago
Rafiq is a commander that threatens to kill people in one hit. That's obvious from the card itself, and your opponents will therefore be scared and try to stop you from attacking with him if they can. They will reserve their countermagic, their Swords to Plowshares, and their Cyclonic Rifts to interact with Rafiq, and you should be prepared for that.
Expensive counters like Dissipate, Render Silent or Voidslime aren't good tools for that, even if they have the occasional upside. Cheaper ones like Swan Song, Dispel or Autumn's Veil are better suited for the job.
Also, your mana curve is really high. While cards like Iona, Shield of Emeria, Reya Dawnbringer and Kruphix, God of Horizons are very powerful cards, they don't really fit into the gameplan of a Rafiq deck at all. (A goodstuff commander like Rubinia Soulsinger could use them better.)
Instead, if you play Rafiq, i suggest you really focus on him and make him work. One first step would be including more ways to play him on turn 3, like the three Signets, Talisman of Progress, Farseek etc.
Btw, despite just advising you to cut expensive cards, Medomai the Ageless has fanastic syngergy with Rafiq and should probably find a slot in your list.