Creature — Angel
You can't play Serra Avenger during your first, second, or third turns of the game.
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|Magic 2013 (M13)||Rare|
|Time Spiral (TSP)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Serra Avenger Discussion
2 months ago
I want to increase the possibility of an Angel tribal deck! No mono-white angels have good card advantage, so here's my attempt:
Serra, Mother of Angels
Legendary Planeswalker - Serra
Players can't pay life or sacrifice creatures to cast spells or activate abilities.
+1: Create a 3/3 white Angel creature with flying and vigilance (Serra Avenger).
-2: You get an emblem with "Whenever an Angel enters the battlefield under your control, you may draw a card."
-9: Search your library for any number of Angels, put them onto the battlefield, and shuffle your library.
Serra, Mother of Angels can be your commander.
3 months ago
WOTC uses various tactics to make spells "more difficult" to cast, which helps emulate the power of the spell.
Colorless spells, such as Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, have insanely high generic mana costs, which is the numerical portion of the casting cost.
Some spells that don't cost a whole lot, like Phyrexian Obliterator cost a lot of one specific color, making it nearly impossible to cast outside of mono-colored decks.
Other cards, such as Genesis Wave ask you to pay more into it for bigger benefits.
Some will ask additional costs, such as Abjure.
Still more have timing restrictions, as with Serra Avenger.
Yet more ask for complex mana requirements, as with Aurelia, the Warleader.
To get to the point, Planeswalkers are considered (though far less than often) powerful spells. As such, mana devotion is used to make it intrinsically more difficult to cast them. It's better than having ones that cost seven Mana, at least...
5 months ago
7 months ago
I would look into Vitality first, as she's a cheap creature that starts as a 4/4 in the early game before your life total goes below 25, then gets bigger once you recover. Segovian is a bulk common, and is just hilarious. Serra Avenger is powerful, but comes with a built-in limitation where you can't play it when you need it the most. And Resplendent Angel can make more angels as your lifegain starts up.
And good luck with the rest of your league!
lagotripha on Angels
1 year ago
I feel as though Serra Avenger is an interesting option if you are running anthems and control pieces- if your plan turns 1-3 is to just play path to exile/thoughtsieze, it has no drawback.
That said, a 3/3 flying vigilance is a lot less impressive than it used to be.
1 year ago
Hey Enral! I have never used Archangel Avacyn Flip yet but always wanted to bring her in against a control/midrange environment. I usually take Gideon of the Trials and Serra Avenger in. I guess she is more of a theme/Lore card!