Angel of Despair

Angel of Despair

Creature — Angel


When Angel of Despair enters the battlefield, destroy target permanent.

Browse Alters View at Gatherer


Have (1) DudeMan1031
Want (4) Altezio , Cactusman , 64Demon , berk

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Guildpact (GPT) Rare

Combos Browse all


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pioneer Legal
Legacy Legal
Noble Legal
Pre-release Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Unformat Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal

Angel of Despair occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: None%

RBW (Mardu): None%

RUW (Jeskai, America): None%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): None%


All decks: None%

BRGW: None%


All decks: None%

Duel Commander:

All decks: None%

RBW (Mardu): None%


All decks: None%

WB (Orzhov): None%

WUB (Esper): None%


All decks: None%

WB (Orzhov): None%

GWUB: None%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: None%

WB (Orzhov): None%

WUB (Esper): None%

RBW (Mardu): None%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): None%

BRGW: None%

GWUB: None%

Angel of Despair Discussion

DeinoStinkus on Golos, the "I dunno what I'm doing here"

2 days ago

Angel of Despair seems better than Acidic Slime because you get a bigger body in the air and a better selection of permanents to destroy.

Conflux is an underrated, underestimated, and underused WUBRG bomb.

Gilded Lotus feels good both hard-casted and free-casted, giving you a 3/5 instant return on mana.

And Rhystic Study. I mean, that's self explanatory, although I can see why you might not want it in your deck.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Wow, two posts while I was writing, okay... I'm evidently very slow at writing these...

as seen on Orzhov Locket, based partially on Angel of Despair, Deathpact Angel and High Priest of Penance:

Milana, First among Prelates

Legendary Creature - Angel

Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, create a white 1/1 Thrull creature token with "When this creature dies, destroy target nonland permanent."


See above

ocannon on Angels & Demons - Kaalia of the Vast

4 months ago

Id probably aim for around 10 mana rocks, so like Orzhov Signet, Boros Signet, Rakdos Signet, Fellwar Stone, Coldsteel Heart, Star Compass.

And then considering the whole game plan involves attacking with Kaalia, she needs more protection so she doesnt just die, like Darksteel Plate, Shielded by Faith, Gift of Immortality, Bastion Protector, Boros Charm, Gift of Doom. You probably want around 5 of those effects imho.

Your removal and boardwipes look great.

As for cuts, id say you dont need Akroma's Memorial, Serra the Benevolent, Herald of War, Angel of Condemnation, Angel of Despair, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Victory's Herald, Archangel Avacyn  Flip because when she flips she kills Kaalia.

DuBie15 on Aminatou

4 months ago

Cards i really like for the deck are Deadeye Navigator, Kiora Bests the Sea God, Rune-Scarred Demon, Soul Herder, Thassa, Deep-Dwelling. A lot of cards i do like but didnt put in top 5 cause i think its like your preference on fav ETB triggers you wanna add.

Cards in the maybeboard i dont think should go in are, Baleful Strix, Angel of Despair, Ashen Rider, Render Silent, Disinformation Campaign and Primevals' Glorious Rebirth. Also Wishclaw Talisman will only be really good if you have repeatable ways to flicker it probably at instant speed, and Thassa's Oracle you will only want if youre going for a combo finish with her.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker cEDH

6 months ago

Hi uninvited,

Didn't get any games in this weekend, plus trying to make a plan for Thassa's Oracle , not going to be able to keep Red Elemental Blast or Pyroblast out anymore with Flash and Protean Hulk T1/T2 now. Not sure I'm ready for the stax of Hushbringer . Abeyance or Silence don't seem to do anything. Praetor's Grasp to high CMC for me, been happy with Thoughtseize . Angel's Grace and Ad Nauseam back in? Burnout probably has to go in, need 3 spots. I'm not even sure if an efficient instant draw spell to target the opponent would be useful, if one existed.

Necromancy works with Worldgorger Dragon and Leonin Relic-Warder , but I have Dance of the Dead in temporarily testing it. I also have Corpse Dance in testing with Dockside Extortionist . Deciding if Dockside Extortionist is good enough on own without the Infinite interaction with Corpse Dance , if the combo is viable (i don't think so, still needs sac outlet), or whether Dockside Extortionist is just a little too slow and frees up 2 slots. No room for Shallow Grave ATM, need to find the above interaction slots as well.

Need to find a way to win on T2 consistently as well, might have to keep increasing my T1 win draw probability, and T2 and sacrifice T3-T5 to try and get there faster. Changes are costing me efficiency on Diabolic Intent , will not be good if I lose that. Mox Opal cheap now, but the probabilities numbers still don't make sense to contribute to enough T1 wins vs. T1 dead draws. Wishclaw Talisman could help with good artifact count.

Angel of Despair may come out for the instant since she stops Show and Tell + Omniscience but not Thassa's Oracle . Might be her time. Balefire Dragon , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , move away from a damage line Gisela, Blade of Goldnight . Have about 12 cards on my potential cut list anyways, just have to decide how to stop the fish. Other than the efficiency of The Gitrog Monster , all the top commanders are , they need to stop printing OP cards, but let's ban CMC9 Iona, Shield of Emeria because it's no fun, but let's make win on T1 more consistently, just such strange thinking IMHO.

Will keep you posted on how things go.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker cEDH

7 months ago

Hi weezel,

You're right Imperial Recruiter and Recruiter of the Guard need a Sneak Attack line to make sense. I'll do some more research next week, see if there's something else.

I'm hoping for a Mox Diamond maybe for Xmas, also sold some more prize pack cards, getting close. Need 3 Mox Diamond for decks, and still needing a Gaea's Cradle . Chains of Mephistopheles is nice, if I had one would play it, it's low on the acquireboard though with it's price tag.

Aven Mindcensor hoping to slow down other players tutoring, we'll see how it goes.

Decided to give Dockside Extortionist a go, I'm worried he'll be too slow, but if he can pull me 4-6 mana on T2 will be ok, have to see. I've committed to the testing of him, threw Corpse Dance in there to get the Dockside Extortionist + Corpse Dance + Goblin Bombardment line (a 4th). Hoping he works. If he works, but Corpse Dance too high CMC, I'll have to decide if he viable on his own, I suspect he is.

Reveillark combod with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker but as you know Buried Alive + Reanimate or Animate Dead is the primary win-con and almost exclusively used unless stopped somehow. Most games, just go for it, if stopped, probably no time to get another shot as someone else will combo same/next turn.

Still haven't used the Worldgorger Dragon , it's a little more mana friendly than Reveillark in it's Entomb + Animate Dead . It can generate the infinite mana to play a Razaketh, the Foulblooded (from hand) and Kaalia of the Vast to sac for a Leonin Relic-Warder win-con. He also works with guys like Rune-Scarred Demon to draw whole library, or Angel of Despair to destroy all opponents permanents, then kill herself before she kills all your permanents, Karmic Guide return all your creatures. Also, can instant tutor up a Bogardan Hellkite to win. I dunno though, it's a 3rd line. It annoys me if pushed a CMC3 recurssion, in Necromancy into the deck, and with Corpse Dance for the Dockside Extortionist test, CMC getting out of control. Still working on rounding it out for the new test cards.

Hoping for a Mox Diamond but also just sell a few more cards, so it's imminent. Play Chains of Mephistopheles if you have one.

Giving up on Doomsday , cheapest non- Kaalia of the Vast is CMC6. Some play Insidious Dreams as an instant alternative, but CMC4, as well as have to have cards to discard, can't see it being fast enough.

Gorzak on The Fateshifter | **PRIMER**

8 months ago

I bought the Aminatou deck when some friends got into MtG with not much thought put into it other than I wanna play something else than Naya once in a while and because I wanted a "weak" deck for the new players in my group.

Soon I noticed how interesting her minus ability can be and then I found countless decks online for Aminatou. Your primer specifically has helped me so much! I can see what it would take to bring Aminatou to a competitive level and I got a lot of inspiration from your primer. Altough obviously for a casual setting I did't put in any infinity combos and rather focused on more things that are like Angel of Despair which is fine cause our rounds tend to be slow.

It's weird for me to say (cause I was always so focused on combat and tokens) but I think this is one of my strongest decks if not actually the strongest. Thank you so so much for this primer!

Load more