Serra Avenger

Serra Avenger

Creature — Angel

You can't play Serra Avenger during your first, second, or third turns of the game.

Flying, vigilance

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Set Rarity
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
Time Spiral (TSP) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Serra Avenger Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Okay... Monowhite?

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.


I'd like to see a Tibalt-Commander-walker (Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded and Tibalt the Chaotic)

TypicalTimmy on Devoted Walkers

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...


amicdeep on Mono White Angels

5 months ago

personally i would make sure i was running Segovian Angel and Serra Avenger to help the curve

berryjon on Angel tribal

7 months ago

If you're looking for Angels in the early game, Angelic Page , Segovian Angel , Serra Avenger , Resplendent Angel and Angel of Vitality .

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.

SirChris39 on

1 year ago

LoneCrusader399 you should try Serra Avenger

theGhoad on the Teferi

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!

Enral on the Teferi

1 year ago

Your sideboard is interesting. What matchup do you bring Archangel Avacyn  Flip in for? Also Serra Avenger seems kinda random?

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