Sigarda, Host of Herons


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Mythic Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare

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Sigarda, Host of Herons

Legendary Creature — Angel

Flying, hexproof

Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause you to sacrifice permanents.

Sigarda, Host of Herons Discussion

Spirits on Kaalia of the Cruel

4 days ago


I use all those same tricks in my Budget Commander League deck Glissa, Scrap Trawler $50 EDH.

It's difficult because the A/D/D use the same abilities so the obvious Torpor Orb is out.

The best way is using Haste, Lightning Greaves swing with Kaalia of the Vast , if you've tutored and resolve a Iona, Shield of Emeria naming you should be in pretty good shape for example.

Avacyn, Angel of Hope can protect you from Woodfall Primus .

Leyline of the Void is the best, if it's in your opening hand then It's CMC0, otherwise CMC4 is quite reasonable. Shuts down the recursive component of the deck. Bojuka Bog is a classic. Rest in Peace / Grafdigger's Cage but since you have some recursion too might hurt you on occasion. With either you could combo with Helm of Obedience . Some others Angel of Finality (Angel). Nihil Spellbomb (Draw). Keep in mind that Leyline of the Void also means Meren of Clan Nel Toth isn't getting experience counters since the creatures are exiling not "die"ing.

Cauldron of Souls might also help, but they can see it coming, and CMC5. Cauldron Haze is a bit more tricky. Archangel Avacyn  Flip but doesn't help against Sacrifice (shes no Sigarda, Host of Herons ). Teferi's Protection works good.

You can also just have fodder to sacrifice, Angel of Invention or Bitterblossom or Abhorrent Overlord or Regna, the Redeemer something like that.

Replace the cards with something like Harvester of Souls but he might get killed, or Midnight Reaper .

Another way is to pick an Infinite Combo (like my Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel ). Winning on your turn (maybe with a Grand Abolisher out), is the easiest way to avoid the conflict!

Or just haste + Master of Cruelties him lol, if the board is clear.

ZendikariWol on Unfinished Card Cycles You Want ...

2 weeks ago

landofMordor, unfortunately there are commands for all the dragonlords we have, but wouldn't it be fascinating if enemy-colored dragonlords rose up, combining somehow (likely in set 3 after a lengthy conflict) with the ranks of the present dragonlords and making them 3-color again?

Also, there's not a fourth angel sister on Innistrad. We have Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , Bruna, Light of Alabaster , and Sigarda, Host of Herons . Some would consider Avacyn, Angel of Hope to be among them, but she kinda went crazy and died so... not anymore. Even so, we got three different cards for her. We're good.

Entity97 on A Cuberino

1 month ago

Cube Stats!
This past weekend saw my cube’s first seven player draft (eight had homework to finish). Now, some of them are filthy casuals but here are the deck lists drafted with (W-L) stats! No basic lands included, however.

Me – Mardu Angels (3-0)
Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Assemble the Legion
Baneslayer Angel
Boros Signet
Bruna, the Fading Light
Cavern of Souls
Conqueror's Galleon  Flip
Crystalline Crawler
Emeria Angel
Faithless Looting
Gisela, the Broken Blade
Godless Shrine
Golgari Thug
Grim Monolith
Loyal Retainers
Lyra Dawnbringer
Nahiri, the Harbinger
Resplendent Angel
Restoration Gearsmith
Smuggler Captain (finds Reanimate )
Sphere of the Suns
Tidehollow Sculler
Windswept Heath

Pritch – Golgari Midrange (2-1)
Chainer's Edict
Doom Blade
Doomed Dissenter
Go for the Throat
Golgari Grave-Troll
Golgari Signet
Grave Titan
Herald of Torment
Heir of the Wilds
Hissing Quagmire
Innocent Blood
Liliana of the Veil
Liliana, the Last Hope
Night Incarnate
Ravenous Chupacabra
Rite of Belzenlok
Scavenging Ooze
Sidisi, Undead Vizier
Thrun, the Last Troll
Tragic Slip
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Verdant Catacombs
Westvale Abbey  Flip
Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Paul – Grixis Control (1-1)
Academy Ruins
Baleful Strix
Bituminous Blast
Brain Maggot
Creeping Tar Pit
Cruel Ultimatum
Cyclonic Rift
Eldrazi Monument
Force of Will
Havengul Lich
Inferno Titan
Kitesail Freebooter
Lich Lord of Unx
Mesmeric Fiend
Murderous Redcap
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip
Purphoros, God of the Forge
Rakdos's Return
Tezzeret, Artifice Master
Thassa, God of the Sea
Thing in the Ice  Flip
Twilight Prophet
Unscythe, Killer of Kings
Whirler Rogue

Abby – Bant Midrange (0-1)
Austere Command
Bow of Nylea
Celestial Colonnade
Courser of Kruphix
Crush of Tentacles
Dauntless Bodyguard
Elixir of Immortality
Felidar Sovereign
Glacial Fortress
Imposing Sovereign
Kiora, the Crashing Wave
Loxodon Hierarch
Mikaeus, the Lunarch
Noble Hierarch
Plaxcaster Frogling
Qasali Pridemage
Reclamation Sage
Sagu Mauler
Sakashima's Student
Selfless Spirit
Sigarda, Host of Herons
Simic Signet
Solemn Simulacrum
Sphinx's Revelation
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Sun Titan
Supreme Verdict
Suture Priest
Sword of War and Peace
Temple Garden
Traveler's Amulet

Matt – Four Color Good Stuff (1-1)
Ancestral Vision
Arch of Orazca
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Birds of Paradise
Bomat Courier
Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Clifftop Retreat
Crop Rotation
Desolate Lighthouse
Domri Rade
Dualcaster Mage
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Experiment One
Ghost Quarter
Hallowed Fountain
Isolated Chapel
Lotus Cobra
Maze of Ith
Murderous Cut
Odric, Master Tactician
Path to Exile
Phyrexian Metamorph
Price of Fame
Sacred Foundry
Silverblade Paladin
Sunpetal Grove
Sword of Light and Shadow
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Tetzimoc, Primal Death
Through the Breach
Tropical Island
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
Ultimate Price
Voice of Resurgence
Warden of the First Tree
Zacama, Primal Calamity

Ben – Temur Cascade– (0-1)
Akroma, Angel of Fury
Arboretum Elemental
Blasphemous Act
Bloodbraid Elf
Braid of Fire
Chief Engineer
Chrome Mox
City of Brass
Combustible Gearhulk
Deep Analysis
Dream Eater
Etched Champion
Eternal Witness
Fauna Shaman
Ghalta, Primal Hunger
Genesis Wave
Gruul Signet
Heart of Ramos
Hedron Archive
Hellkite Charger
Hinterland Harbor
Inkwell Leviathan
Izzet Signet
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
Lumbering Falls
Maelstrom Wanderer
Master Transmuter
Metalwork Colossus
Mishra's Factory
Mox Opal
Myr Enforcer
Mystic Snake
Pact of Negation
Sai, Master Thopterist
Sarkhan Unbroken
Search for Azcanta  Flip
Shardless Agent
Sword of Fire and Ice
Temporal Mastery
Urabrask the Hidden
Verdurous Gearhulk
Volatile Chimera (I forget what was on it, never came up)
Wurmcoil Engine

Courrtney – Green Black Delirium (0-1)
Avenger of Zendikar
Blood Artist
Dark Petition
Empty the Pits
Emrakul, the Promised End
Expedition Map
Explosive Vegetation
Garruk Relentless  Flip
Ghoulcaller Gisa
Great Sable Stag
Greenwarden of Murasa
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Isareth the Awakener
Ishkanah, Grafwidow
Living Death
Master of the Wild Hunt
Mox Amber
Mox Diamond
Oracle of Mul Daya
Phyrexian Delver
Primeval Titan
Putrid Leech
Rampaging Baloths
See the Unwritten
Sylvan Ranger
Thran Dynamo
Volrath's Stronghold
Merciless Eternal
Whip of Erebos
Worn Powerstone

BMHKain on I'd like to know if ...

1 month ago

@SynergyBuild: What I'm trying to say is: I wanted to know 's biggest bane in CMDR is as a CMDR; the hardest can handle while still having a shred of a chance of winning. If Animar, Soul of Elements isn't it, & neither is Sigarda, Host of Herons , then who is harder than either? Once I get the results imputed, & find out what weakness' such a deck has, I'll proceed to find such answers, & make the cuts from there (Finally...). Any thoughts? I wish I could make this an actual outside topic, but this unfortunately is where it'll happen...

Demarge on Some Reanimate Bois

1 month ago

Lion's Eye Diamond is pretty good as a means to discard your hand and get reanimation targets, course you only want to use it when you have a tutor or exhume on the stack.

Smallpox is a rather good option to self discard as well, and it gets better with the bigger the playgroup.

Now outside the other suggested creatures on your forum post (all are rather good, especially the 4x Storm Crow ) there are many rather good creatures you can run.

Primeval Titan can shift you up to be a ramp deck to simply cast your threats eventually, also gets really good with adding utility lands or ramp lands. ( Cabal Coffers , Strip Mine )

Sun Titan can be quite fun with your enchantment reanimation spells.

Grave Titan is just a beast you can not only reanimate, but also can realistically ramp into with some double ritual hands, even if the table answers it you at least have two zombies.

Consecrated Sphinx draw a lot of cards.

Sire Of Insanity if the ability goes off turn 1-3 most decks will fold.

Sigarda, Host of Herons a preserver that's just better to reanimate than a 2/1 body.

hmm if I wanted to I could easily spend a good hour just typing up good creatures to reanimate or really good spells to ramp, tutor, or disrupt opposing threats (you may want some way to deal with hate for your deck), but my eyes hurt and should have slept a couple hours ago. you can absorb plenty of info by looking at legacy reanimator lists.

BMHKain on I'd like to know if ...

1 month ago


(Caramelldansen plays.)

(Pile of Questions spins until the latch for them opens...)

The Ur-Dragon: Tibalt is a FAR better Walker than Davriel Cane!


As I still don't have any answers on what the biggest opponent Orzhov can fight & has more of a chance to lose, than win; I'd like some ideas. Once I find the right CMDR, I'll adapt my Orzhov deck further based on how to beat it. Then we'll talk abut cuts; though Edicts are the obvious first to die as I already have enough needed to deal w/ Animar, Soul of Elements , & even Sigarda #1 ( Sigarda, Host of Herons ). All suggestions for the most powerful CMDR Orzhov can fight, & have a hard time beating are welcome. I just want answers soon though; I dunno if anyone remembers this exists though...

BMHKain on I'd like to know if ...

1 month ago

@(Whatever at this point): Oh. Crap. Well, at least the #CATMEGEDDON has subsided, despite one saying Felidar Guardian can target herself for infinite Altar of the Brood triggers.

Also, an even BIGGER blow for Superfriends; now I clearly understand why nobody uses a single digit aged Walker w/ the power level of Base Nicol Bolas (Pre-Mending/WAR era). I do wonder if there is a permanent that can bounce such Walkers, & back right away. I'm trying to search via Scryfall, & nothing. The new Serra Walker looks awesome though...

Alright, I'll have to remove such a combo that the Truth PSAs lied to me about. I might also need help about what permanent to replace Aminatou, the Fateshifter w/, & no, I'm thinking of something besides Felidar Guardian . Any ideas?

Finally, my deck needs room for improvement from other enemies, & I still need to know what Orzhov has to beat threats like Sigarda, Host of Herons , & stuff more menacing than merely Animar.

Any ideas?

BMHKain on I'd like to know if ...

1 month ago

Altar of the Brood + Felidar Guardian

According to some, it was stated that Felidar Guardian can flicker herself; though I wanted to be sure myself; after reading the card's ability...

When Felidar Guardian enters the battlefield, you may exile another target permanent you control, then return that card to the battlefield under its owner’s control.

"Another", being the key word. If Felidar Guardian is incapable of Bouncing herself over & over alongside a mass mill engine like Altar of the Brood , I'll be more than happy to remove the combo from there.


The next card I just wanted an opinion on is, sadly, not in that many Superfriends Decks AT ALL. & she's Top-Secret Tech for the Deck archetype as her Second Loyalty ability can be abused for, potentially, Infinite Loyalty Ability use. Yep. It's...

Aminatou, the Fateshifter

Her Second Loyalty Ability states, & I quote:

-1: Exile another target permanent you own, then return it to the battlefield under your control.

Can't believe there is a ruling about this as well:

Aminatou’s second ability can target any permanent you own, including those another player controls. (2018-07-13)

So why does so few use Aminatou in Superfriends? Just with her Second Loyalty Ability can she bounce Walkers you control w/o the risk that you can't use them again on the same turn.

Since I'll be making a Primer for Superfriends, I'm going to need a list of Anti-Walker Tech to defend such beings from. Obviously The Immortal Sun , AEther Snap are what I can think of. Does anyone know the rest? Don't worry, I'll get to the primer soon enough; although...

Orzhov's Weapon against Animar...

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


As I stated, Animar, Soul of Elements isn't the biggest problem. W/ so many creatures w/ either resistance to having Sacced Permanents Sigarda, Host of Herons , High amounts of Toughness (Anything over, say, 4.), & stuff that is immune to all this deck has to offer. As a result, I wanted for the longest time what (Orzhov)'s biggest enemies really are; as I wanted to resise above deck, & not just make cuts. What would be this deck's biggest opposition as Orzhov Standards be? Now I feel like Orzing (OTL)... I'd like your opinions on these. If the ruling about Aminatou above is true; should it also work for Felidar Guardian ? & what's the biggest opponents against (ORZ)hov, & how to thwart each one? I hope this helps a bit even... Thank you. ^_^

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Sigarda, Host of Herons occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

GW (Selesnya): 0.96%