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.)
|Have (4)||sonnet666 , abby315 , Smokingclays , firemind12|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Serra Angel occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Serra Angel Discussion
3 months ago
To remove: Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea, Crashing Drawbridge, Empyrean Eagle, Expedition Raptor, Expedition Raptor, Peace Strider, Sephara, Sky's Blade, Serra Angel, Threnody Singer, Tome Raider, Victory's Herald
To add: Solemn Simulacrum, Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, Myr Propagator, Trinket Mage, Trophy Mage, Tribute Mage, Daxos of Meletis, Clever Impersonator, Burnished Hart, Magister Sphinx, Divinity of Pride, Hanna, Ship's Navigator
To Add: Mirage Mirror, Sculpting Steel, Spellbinder, Isochron Scepter, Wayfarer's Bauble, Sol Ring, Traveler's Amulet, Prying Blade, Explorer's Scope, Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves
6 months ago
Your own list of Banned Cards mentions that Platinum Angel is legal in Angel Tribal, so I would suggest throwing that in.
Seraph Sanctuary is a pseudo-tribal Land, which should help with your life total. Not that you'll need it, but it's a nice option. Angelic Armaments makes any of your non-Angels into an Angel. Decree of Justice and Entreat the Angels makes more Angels on the cheap. Why those are legal and not Finale of Glory , I have no idea.
Parhelion II is an Angel Vehicle.
Serra the Benevolent is expensive dollars wise, but is straight up Angel Tribal because she makes Serra Angels.
8 months ago
Avenging Angel < The instances where you would want to "top" lock yourself to know that you'll draw a generic 3/3 flying angel for 5cmc are few and far between.
Dawning Angel < Minimal lifegain doesn't seem worthwhile for the cost.
Feather, the Redeemed < You don't really have anything that targets your own creatures to be able to recur the spells, so it's just an efficient cmc angel, but otherwise irrelevant.
Firemane Angel < Too expensive both on the recursion ability and for it's stats and conditional lifegain.
Ghirapur Orrery < May benefit your opponents too much.
Great Furnace < Reflecting Pool or any other land.
Lotus Petal < One and done effect without a way to copy or recur it seems lackluster.
Pristine Angel < likely to be an untargetable/unblockable body, but no utility.
Segovian Angel < Flavorful, but it's simply bad.
Stoneforge Masterwork < Win More card. Better in decks that go wide for a bigger pump. Unlikely to be very relevant when it's a +3/+3 pump. A bigger pump means you're likely already winning.
Sword of Body and Mind < Doesn't advance your gameplan in any way, random color protection. A wolf token and milling an opponent doesn't help you much.
9 months ago
It's not that unusual, but it can be confusing. Creatures like Kaalia of the Vast do similar things with putting creatures onto the battlefield tapped and attacking (in Kaalia's case, it's angels, demons, and dragons from your hand). With Kaalia, for comparison, if you use her ability to put a Serra Angel or Dragon Egg onto the battlefield from your hand tapped and attacking, it will be tapped and it will be attacking even if it has abilities that would normally prevent one of those.
10 months ago
I want to like Serra the Benevolent more than I do. Amazing angel flavor win, just too underwhelming IMO. Her +2 for a temporary anthem effect is pretty weak, her -3 for a Serra Angel is just ok & her ult is moot in my deck due to the lifegain theme. The one thing I like is that casting cost + 4 loyalty, I just wish she had a little more impact y'know?
Brought Back looks like a great recursion option and I want to include it in here, I'm just struggling with what to cut to make room for it.
10 months ago
TypicalTimmy, if I were an artist, I would illustrate for WotC only as a supplement to my main source of income, which would be original works conceived purely by myself, because, in my mind, the original artist of a work should receive royalties in perpetuity for any product that uses that work (as far as I am aware, musicians receive royalties at any time that movies use their songs in their soundtracks).
Also, I do not have any problem with the same artwork being used two, three, or even four times, but any more than that is ridiculous, with some of the worst offenders in this game being Naturalize , Pacifism , Serra Angel , and Vampire Nighthawk , each of which re-used the same artwork almost a double-digit number of times, which I found to be insanely annoying.
Conversely, Demolish has had so many different artworks that it would be very difficult for me to choose only four, if I had a full playset in a deck.