Angelic Skirmisher

Angelic Skirmisher

Creature — Angel

Flying At the beginning of each combat choose first strike, vigilance or lifelink. Creatures you control gain that ability until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Angelic Skirmisher Discussion

Kyle_Winter on Lyra, Lyra, Pants on Fyra

4 days ago

I love seeing mono-color decks! Thank you for your Angel-tribal deck, I had one of my own a few years back but it never really went off as well as I'd wanted. Hopefully, yours can do better!

Here are some cards I'd recommend:

Angel's Grace // Platinum Angel --- These cards are good for survivability, so your opponents don't sneak a win!

Speaker of the Heavens // Bishop of Wings --- I love both of these cards. While they aren't Angels themselves, they're best-friends with them!

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx // Herald of War // Pearl Medallion // Nyx Lotus // Caged Sun --- These guys all have a way of making your cards easier to cast, and let's face it, Angels cost a lot of mana!

Angel of Jubilation --- Badass

Angelic Skirmisher --- Badass

Archangel of Tithes --- Also, Badass

Test of Endurance // Felidar Sovereign // Approach of the Second Sun // Darksteel Reactor --- These are all ways to win the game without bringing your opponents' HP to 0!

I hope I was able to help in some way!

multimedia on Heaven's wrath

6 days ago

Hey, nice start, mono white can be tricky to build and play in Commander. You have Avacyn, Angel of Hope, make her the Commander? This is Angel tribal, but using Elesh Norn as Commander is strange...

No matter the Commander with Angel tribal Angels take up most, if not all, the high CMC spots in the deck because the best Angels have high CMCs. My advice is cut the majority of the other nonAngel high CMC (5 CMC or higher) cards. Ramp and Angels should be priority.

Cards to consider cutting right away because they're not as good as other cards or are redundancy you don't need:

This is 20 cards that doing a quick look over are subpar compared to the rest. The next 10 cards are cut to streamline by choosing the most important cards at different CMCs and cutting the others. Cards to consider cutting:

The last four cards is where it gets difficult to make cuts, but continue to streamline:

Hopefully this info helps and I offer more advice especially if you change to Avacyn, Angel of Hope as Commander since there's several good interactions to take advantage of.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Kaalia of the Vast

1 week ago

Hey, well done for your first deck from scratch.

Some cards within the current budget to consider adding:

Could add all these cards for about $26.

Cards to consider cutting:


Worldgorger Dragon is a tricky combo to assemble because Worldgorger needs to be in your graveyard to reanimate it with Animate Dead. You don't want to ever cast it from hand or cheat it onto the battlefield with Kaalia. Sneak Attack cheating it on the battlefield is fine because then it will end up in your graveyard and you get your permanents back. You want to get Worldgorger into your graveyard and the best budget card that can do that is Buried Alive.

Currently here Angel of Despair is the easy win condition with the Worldgorger combo by destroying all your opponents permanents. But what happens if Despair is disrupted or exiled? Kaalia, Zenith Seeker can be a more complex enabler with the combo needing haste for all the creatures you put into your hand and get onto the battlefield. Bogardan Hellkite can be another easy, even truer, win condition with the combo because it does damage to each player each time it ETB which will be infinite damage with the combo.

Good luck with your deck.

DeinoStinkus on Cards that hold a special …

1 month ago

Thraximundar was the first commander I had.

Gift of Orzhova was actually in my first good deck, a Gatecrash Limited deck. My favorite card from it was a promo Angelic Skirmisher.

Spirits on Angels, Demons, and Dragons, oh my.

3 months ago

Hi MURSEisHere,

Fellow Kaalia of the Vast player, Kaalia, Mirror Breaker. I'm more combo-centric, but you've got a fun looking deck here.

You have a couple lands that might come in tapped, but in my opinion Amulet of Vigor isn't giving you enough value, a blocker sometimes, or a mana sometimes. In playing, I would count the number of activates and utility. Did it untap a permanent (y/n), and did you end up utilizing that untapped (y/n). If yy <= 50% it should go.

What about a Bloodgift Demon for some extra draw, or good ole Phyrexian Arena since you need to refill your hand for Strionic Resonator. Demonlord Belzenlok I also prefer over either of those, since he ETB draws, sometimes 2 cards.

Hellkite Tyrant is really nice, can accumulate mana rocks.

Shock lands are really good, Godless Shrine, Sacred Foundry and Blood Crypt. There's the new Savai Triome it's ok because of it's cycling for late game (I wouldn't run it, but it's borderline).

Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, Sulfurous Springs are reasonably affordable (except Sulfurous Springs) and help with the mana-fixing in 3-color mardu commander.

Razaketh, the Foulblooded is high-power, he is a single card combo enabler if you go down that path with a Leonin Relic-Warder or something in the future.

Lyra Dawnbringer or Whip of Erebos can give you some lifelink, and Whip of Erebos adds a reanimator to trigger off ADD with ETB a second time, for a reasonable price.

The talisman's are very cheap, and the best 2-mana rocks Talisman of Hierarchy / Talisman of Conviction / Talisman of Indulgence, superior to the Signets (except Arcane Signet) and an upgrade to Commander's Sphere. Fellwar Stone also isn't bad, but Chromatic Lantern has it's upside too.

Hall of the Bandit Lord can give you another haste. It enters tapped, so it's not the greatest.

A tutor package would allow you to reduce the number of ADD, taking out the lower power ones, and tutoring the higher power ones, it creates a more consistent play, but also takes away the fun of that randomness.

Already mentioned Amulet of Vigor, but also Gideon, Martial Paragon isn't doing much for you, unless he's a personal favorite, I would cut him.

Staff of Nin is high cost, go Phyrexian Arena CMC3, Necropotence draw a bunch or Bloodgift Demon CMC1 cheaper and can be free cast with Kaalia of the Vast instead. Bloodgift Demon is the slowest of the bunch.

Tyrant's Familiar doesn't trigger off the turn that Kaalia of the Vast plays him, since he enters tapped an attacking. So unless you hard casting for CMC7, your not getting the benefit from him and only hits creatures, there are a variety of other dragons that hit any target. Bogardan Hellkite. Theres the new M21 dragon Terror of the Peaks, he doesn't ETB himself (boo) although, but under a Ghostway could be a win.

Angelic Skirmisher doesn't trigger properly with Kaalia of the Vast, I could see it being a finisher perhaps the next turn, but if it's really connecting for value (2+ big creatures), is it just unnecessary mass overkill vs. something like a Hellkite Tyrant which delivers immediate value as an example. I'll often Wishclaw Talisman a Hellkite Tyrant with a Kaalia of the Vast trigger on the stack and steal back my Wishclaw Talisman.

Hope you find something helpful or to think about!

SE336 on Zirda's Equipment

3 months ago

jakeyuki12 Thanks again, Eldrazi Displacer is there for a form of psuedo-removal, Zirda can tap opponents' creatures and the Displacer can tap them without tapping itself so that my creatures can get through for only one mana, it can also do this multiple times. I see your point on Tiana, Ship's Caretaker, equipment definitely are more resilient, I added her also for the flying and first strike, and Angelic Skirmisher for the keywords it can give as well so Odric, Lunarch Marshal can trigger more often. I get beat out by flyers a lot so was trying get in front of that problem.

I like the notion of using keywords and giving them to my creatures to overwhelm opponents so that's why a lot of my cards look to go wide, equipment seemed like a fun way to give keywords since Zirda makes the costs cheaper.

jakeyuki12 on Zirda's Equipment

3 months ago

Sure!

I think Tiana, Ship's Caretaker works a lot better with aura's than equipment since aura's are removed a lot more often than equipment are- equipment tend to stays on the battlefield longer.

Eldrazi Displacer seems really good since with your commander it only costs one mana, but looking over your deck I don't see enough targets with a good ETB to abuse Eldrazi Displacer.

I find Angelic Skirmisher to be better with decks that take multiple combats and go wide. Your deck can go wide but isn't necessarily focused on it- equipment leans more towards a few quality, suited up creatures.

With that in mind, I am starting to notice that your deck has a lot of cards that prefer a go-wide strategy. Seeing that equipment and going wide isn't necessarily a synergistic combination (equipment favors fewer, suited up creatures), you might want to look to replace those cards with cards that synergize with equipment and your commander more.

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