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Angels Swinging For The Fences

Commander / EDH Angels Humans Knights RW (Boros)




Basic Commander deck for casual games with friends. This deck will never see anything more than FNM in my dining room. Been away from MTG for 10 years or so and just now getting back into it. Obviously not completely up to speed so always looking for help. Nothing too serious but I'd like as many suggestions as people would like to give.

Nothing super fancy here. Angels, Knights, and Humans. Basic idea here being just to equip the Angels as much as possible and swing for big damage. Punishes other players for targeting me and makes my creatures Indestructible if possible to avoid getting rekt by Archangel Avacyn  Flip if she has Deathtouch. I want to keep the theme of Angels and Knights so please try to keep that in mind while making suggestions. Also trying to keep the costs under control. .

The biggest problem with big, expensive angels is always going to be ramp so I've done what I can to help with it.

Looking for as much advice as possible. Especially with development of the sidedeck.


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Love the deck ship +1 for you.

If you want to roll equipment might I suggest the Kusari-Gama. On a creature with enough power you'll wipe your opponents board of they block.

Add Repercussion along with it and not only do you have a board wipe but that board wipe becomes a death sentence lol.

Once again, love the deck and hope those suggestions help!

October 2, 2017 12:57 p.m.

Oh I have never seen Kusari-Gama before but I might need to playtest it with Leonin Shikari for some real mean wipes. In the games I've played with it, it already usually sets up with Avacyn being a nuclear bomb on the board and everyone trying not to trigger her. I like your ideas and they fit very will with my theme of highly discouraging people from attacking. Thanks and I'll look into working these cards in.

October 2, 2017 2:14 p.m.

Hey I play very similar style deck with Aurelia at the helm. You can check it out here: Aurelia Angels

Anyway as far as suggestions. First up you need way more mana. At least 38. This makes it so games without land tax, you can actually play magic. Next up for ramping, Thran Dynamo,Worn Powerstone, Gilded Lotus are where you want to be, Id cut the cluestone, and extraplanar lens since 2 color.

Instead of Konda's Banner try Light from Within

Cards that I would cut Wild Ricochet has never done much for me. Generator Servant seems real bad from card advantage stand point. A little more card draw would be good Reforge the Soul if on a budget, Knollspine Dragon + Sarkhan's Triumph is really strong.

Anyway let me know what you think.

October 3, 2017 6:23 p.m.

Hey, thanks for the suggestions, DespairFaction. I haven't really gotten in many situations where I've been hurting that badly on mana but more is always better. I certainly wouldn't get rid of Extraplanar Lens even if it's 2 color because the majority of the cards need way more white than they do red. In the games it has come out, it has been pretty dang beefy.

Light from Within seems pretty good but I'll say that Konda's Banner has worked out very well on Avacyn.

I'll agree that Wild Ricochet and Generator Servant have been pretty unhelpful and only really work in very specific situations. Reforge the Soul seems like a great card several turns in. As much as I love the draw from Knollspine Dragon + Sarkhan's Triumph it takes up two card slots and it kinda breaks with my theme of Angels and Humans.

October 4, 2017 4:50 p.m.

Looks pretty good! It has most of the things that good edh decks need to function. I think yo could stand to add a little more creature removal and card draw though.

In almost every edh game you play, your opponents are going to cast creatures you need to get off the board, and fast. You have a few ways to do this already like swords to plowshares, but adding a few more like Path to Exile, Condemn, Declaration in Stone would help.

EDH games tend to go on a lot longer than other formats. This means that you will soon run out gas in hand and be reliant on topdecks. This is where card advantage comes in. As for card draw, red/white unfortunately gets the short end of the stick. I'd look into things like Mind's Eye, Staff of Nin, Hedron Archive, or Dreamstone Hedron.

December 22, 2017 3:04 p.m.

Staying on theme for angels and humans, Magus of the Wheel is a human that draws cards. Ive been adopting it into my decks. Also, Angelic Overseer fits the angels humans theme, and is pretty strong...it does compete with your commander CMC slot though.

December 22, 2017 3:44 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.30
Tokens 1/1 Human, 4/4 Angel
Folders Angel, EDH Builds - R/W, skoĆ°a
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