Serra Angel

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Uncommon
Welcome Deck 2016 Uncommon
From the Vault: Angels Mythic Rare
Magic Origins Uncommon
Magic 2015 Uncommon
Magic 2014
Magic 2013 Uncommon
2012 Core Set Uncommon
MTG: Commander Uncommon
Masters Edition IV Uncommon
2011 Core Set Uncommon
2010 Core Set Uncommon
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic Rare
Tenth Edition Rare
Ninth Edition Rare
Eighth Edition Rare
Seventh Edition Rare
Anthologies Uncommon
Fourth Edition Uncommon
Revised Edition Uncommon
Unlimited Edition Uncommon
Collector's Edition Uncommon
International Collector's Edition Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha Uncommon
Promo Set Rare

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Serra Angel

Creature — Angel

Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.)

Vigilance (Attacking doesn't cause this creature to tap.)

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Serra Angel Discussion

Ceondoc on Iconic Masters Announced

4 days ago

Iconic Dragons: Elder Dragons, Shivan Dragon, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

Iconic Angels: Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Serra Angel, Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Iona, Shield of Emeria

Iconic Sphinxes: Consecrated Sphinx. I don't really remember any others. Alhammeret maybe?

Iconic Demons: Griselbrand, Rakdos, Lord of Riots Ob Nixilis???

Iconic Hydras:Polukranos, World Eater, Primordial Hydra, Progenitus, Kalonian Hydra

I can think of more iconic spells, like Lightning Bolt, Path to Exile/Swords to Plowshares, and Counterspell, than creatures

Ceondoc on Iconic Masters Announced

4 days ago

Avacyn, Angel of Hope perhaps? If we are talking iconic angels, I can't see any other legendary angel more iconic than Avacyn (except maybe Akroma). Serra Angel is pretty likely too.

DemonDragonJ on Amonkhet Spoilers and Speculation.

2 weeks ago

How is winged shepherd remotely balanced? It costs 1 more mana than does Serra Angel, but has 1 less power and toughness, and having cycling in no way makes up for that, unless there was a lesser effect upon cycling it. At least it has nice artwork, if nothing else.

On that subject, is anyone else here annoyed that Renewed Faith is the only card with cycling in this set, thus far, that has an additional effect that triggers upon cycling? I like cycling as a mechanic, but cards with it really need to have an additional effect for them to be truly useful, in my mind.

DragonsApprentice on Enchants on Enchants / White Privilege (WIP)

1 month ago

greatdevourer Thanks for replying. My idea for this deck wasn't very solidified when I first put it down in writing, so all of your advice is seriously helpful. At this point I imagine this deck to be one that utilizes any number of creature cards on the battlefield for various advantages, with each one working to strengthen another in some way.

Smite actually would be better for the function it has in this deck than Smite the Monstrous in this case.

I've used Serra Angel for a while in an actual deck of mine, and she comes in handy when necessary. But damn, Baneslayer Angel is guaranteed to be good at what she does. Serra's only in there for nostalgia purposes I guess, lol. Definitely gonna change that up.

As for the Aether Vial, I was thinking it would open up the opportunity to more easily use early enchantments such as Crusade, but honestly it stopped there. Using it as a distraction is more fitting in this case.

Gatherer has never steered me wrong. At least four out of the five cards you mentioned there can certainly have a space in my deck, or at least the sideboard depending on how things develop.

I appreciate the advice.

greatdevourer on Enchants on Enchants / White Privilege (WIP)

1 month ago

Is this deck meant to be a casual or a tournament deck? What are your goals or design ideas?

At first glance, the Aether Vial doesn't work in this deck as you have too many different casting costs to make the Vial worthwhile.

Have you considered Smite over Smite the Monstrous? You can cast it after declaring blockers but before the damage step.

I'm not a fan of Serra Angel. I like the artwork and she used to be good, but there are better options now. Look at Baneslayer Angel for the same mana cost.

I would recommend moving the Trained Caracal and Angelic Destiny to the mainboard to increase your early game creatures. Additionally, you could win a game with just the Angelic Destiny on the Trained Caracal if that was all you had. Making that change would make the Aether Vial a viable sideboard card. Then you could use the Vial when you need to sneak in a Trained Caracal or Mother of Runes under counterspells.

A quick look at Gatherer later, it looks like Hopeful Eidolon, Herald of Anafenza, Figure of Destiny, Elite Vanguard, and Doomed Traveler all look like good fits for the deck. Of course, knowing more about your idea for the deck and what direction you want to go with it would help in recommending changes.

Let me know what you think.

Harashiohorn on WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE Tarmogoyf?!?

1 month ago

In eternal formats there is a lot of good removal, and a lot of good non creature things you can be doing. Paying 5 for a Serra Angel just feels bad when the opponent Path to Exiles it on their turn. Tarmogoyf is usually a 3/4 or 4/5 (land, creature, instant, and maybe a sorcery) by turn 3 or so, which means you are getting a creature that can not only fairly quickly kill an opponent if left unanswered, but who also required minimal investment on your part. Tarmogoyf will kill your opponent faster than pretty much any other 2 drop, and has a really easy casting cost. In modern most 1 drops would need at least 8-10 turns to kill an opponent, while tarmogoy asks just 4-5, and thats a big difference. Meanwhile at three mana you could play a card like Liliana of the Veil, or play and equip a Cranial Plating, so just paying 3 for a creature is kinda low impact for all intents and purposes. So essentially Tarmogoyf fits perfectly on the curve where there is not necessarily another card you would rather be playing for that two mana. Tarmogoyf is just a beatstick, but a very very good, and cost efficient one.

greatdevourer on Growth and Protection for All

1 month ago

Here's some things to consider.

I do agree with some of the other comments about mana ramp spells like Kodama's Reach and Cultivate.

I would remove the Oath of Ajani since you only have one planeswalker and the ++ counter isn't that great. If you're going to expand on the ++ counter theme, then look at Fertilid, Spike Weaver, or Spike Feeder and other cards to take advantage of those counters.

I would also remove the Arrest, Choking Restraints, Faith Unbroken, and Squirrel Nest as they don't really push your agenda. Garruk, Primal Hunter and the Sword of Body and Mind are good cards but they feel out of place in this deck. Consider removing Archangel and Serra Angel since they really don't have much beyond flying and/or vigilence.

Also consider Riftstone Portal to give all of your lands access to both colors of mana. Krosan Verge is a great card for this deck. With a Riftstone Portal in your graveyard, Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds can tap for colored mana.

Cartographer or Tilling Treefolk work great with the Krosan Verge, Terramorphic Expanse, and Evolving Wilds. They also help with the Armageddon.

Jotun Grunt and Gurzigost could give you some graveyard recursion.

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