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Hi all and welcome to my version of an angel deck. Built this to piss off a friend who said angels won't work that good on it's own and gave up on it half way trough :D (In Modern, ofc. Legacy we would straight have gone for the old but gold Entomb / Exhume combo).

First thing I had to found out: He's not that wrong, damn these angels have their price manawise! And I looked at all of them. So I fiddled around and decided to go with a ramp of walls. First of all I didn't see this done often so far and second I think that having 4 toughness from round two on is a great way to stretch the game. And thanks to DarkStarStorm this deck ended up to be somehow competitive (but not in a tournament sense, obviously). But let's have a look:

.The early game.

  • Avacyn's Pilgrim and Wall of Roots providing us with mana which is desperately needed in this deck
  • Wall of Omens provides us with a slight card advantage and lets us stall the game till turn 4 or 5
  • Path to Exile helps us getting rid of threats we can't handle at this stage of the game
  • Descendants' Path prepares the battleground on which our angels can shine as they are used to

.The reinforcement. - Sorted by its manacost.

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Hope you like the deck and inputs and suggestions are welcome. +1's too, obviously! And now I happily go off to destroy my friend with this modern angel deck :D

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Thanks to all the inputs you gave me.

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tschiller says... #1

Hi DarkStarStorm, finally found the time to fiddle some more on this deck. Well, I guess your decklist was kinda on point. Tested different settings with 4 Descendants' Path and 4 Idyllic Tutor and only angels with no defenders plus some removals, but have to admit your suggestions are hard to beat. Now turn 4-5 the deck is running as it should be. Flexspot I filled with some badass angels I personally admire (Akroma, Angel of Fury, Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight and Reya Dawnbringer). Hopeing for some more feedback, for now I have to change the deck description :D

May 4, 2017 7:44 a.m.

neosapien says... #2

No Herald of War? Grand Abolisher is great to keep your opponent from countering your expensive creatures, tho I see you also have cavern.

May 5, 2017 2:08 a.m.

LordNazahn says... #3

Maybe Defy Death as a recurion engine, of if something makes you mill/discard an angel you can recur it cheaper.

May 5, 2017 6:55 a.m.

KongMing says... #4

The Descendant's Paths seem to really help ramp up the boardstate quickly around Turns 4-6. I got a free Akroma, Angel of Fury and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight on Turns 6 and 7, respectively. Wall of Omens provided blockers and helped with draw, while the Wall of Roots helped me ramp mana early game.

It plays a lot more smoothly than I remember last time. You've done a good job here. (:

May 5, 2017 2:28 p.m.

Dredgar says... #5

Love this deck. I have also been on the trek of making an angel tribal. I myself went mono white devotion using lots of enchantments to build my devotion in order to cast my hefty angels as early as turn 4. One card that might be beneficial here for mana issues is Weathered Wayfarer. It allows you to pull any land and reduces your mulligans as long as he's in your opening hand. If your friend still needs convincing that they can't be competitive, check out this deck Devotion to White Angels. Mine is extremely similar and let me tell you it's a beast of a deck :)

May 5, 2017 4:46 p.m.

DarkStarStorm says... #6

I'm delighted to hear that my suggestions have been so well received! Looking at your list, it now boasts a clock that it didn't before. Regardless of whether Descendants' Path nabs a scary angel, it has the added benefit of threatening to do so. Opponents will never feel safe if you have this, and an angel on the board.

That being said, there are a couple of angels that I'm not the biggest fan of. These two could be replaced by two extra copies of Bruna, the Fading Light improve your inevitability. Akroma, Angel of Wrath folds to Path to Exile (unlike her red counterpart), and doesn't feel super good for an eight-drop. Reya Dawnbringer, while good, also loses to a Path, whereas Bruna will benefit your board-state the moment she hits the field. Also, Bruna can be flickered with Restoration Angel to start rebuilding the board faster (and possibly bring back Gisela for the meld).

So, there's one final thing that I noticed. Most of the Angels in your deck have a bagillion different keywords on them. So...what better jank way to win than a singleton copy of Odric, Lunarch Marshal? Just a thought.

May 6, 2017 7:36 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.63
Folders Draft, Non EDH decks i like, Favorites, Modern Considerations
Top rank #40 on 2017-04-22
Views 1831

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