Archangel Avacyn

Legendary Creature — Angel


Flying, vigilance

When Archangel Avacyn enters the battlefield, creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

When a non-Angel creature you control dies, transform Archangel Avacyn at the beginning of the next upkeep.

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Transform (V17) Mythic Rare
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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

Archangel Avacyn occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Archangel Avacyn Discussion

king-saproling on The soul at its highest

1 month ago

Cool deck! you might like these: Sequestered Stash, Ranger of Eos, Skullclamp, Regna, the Redeemer, Colfenor's Urn, Urza's Incubator, Heirloom Blade, Fanatical Devotion, Mask of Memory, Palace Jailer, Aetherworks Marvel, Arch of Orazca, Throne of the High City, Geier Reach Sanitarium, High Market

And sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Archangel Avacyn  Flip's color identity is actually , so it can't be included in this deck (unless your opps are cool with it).

BMHKain on (cEDH) #GerrardKillsUrzaButLikesAngryBirds? WHA??

1 month ago

@Blackheart426: Sorry. I've already made up my mind. I'm Going Gerrard on this. Akiri/Bruse Tarl was a close 2nd Place choice. The rest of the 5 choices were awful: Aurelia, the Warleader would've been a poor reason to run Boros in a cEDH environment. Haktos the Unscarred is basically the worst kind of Hot Mess that requires only 2, 3, & 4 CMC cards in case he enters play. This means you must attack w/ him EVERY TURN, & cards 0, 1, & all 5+ CMC cards are all not allowed. While I am currently building an Exalted Deck for Ol' Achilles, The Nyxborn, it's no means cEDH related. & Please... Don't get me started on Archangel Avacyn  Flip. Feather, the Redeemed, Depala, Pilot Exemplar, & Firesong and Sunspeaker all don't count as they have Tier 3 cEDH Level/Joke Build/Burn turned Life. I chose Gerrard because of this. Not sure if you understand, but...

Anya, Merciless Angel is nowhere near such a statistic.

Sorry, I'm not changing CMDRs now; it's locked in by the one who Beheaded Urza.

I hope you understand... :(

BMHKain on The Gauntlet is set: Which ...

1 month ago

Update: ...



Who will decide to make me choose a good cEDH CMDR that is neither Depala, Pilot Exemplar, nor Feather, the Redeemed?

We got...

Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero

Akiri, Line-Slinger/Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder Partners

Aurelia, the Warleader

Haktos the Unscarred

& Archangel Avacyn  Flip

Aiming for the same GOAL!

Put your votes in now, & why they should be the cEDH CMDR to beat; be it abilities, support, etc.!

(ugh... THAT sucked.)

No really, though. I'd like your thoughts on this, please. What do each of these 5 Boros CMDRS have that can compete even on a Tier 3 at MAX level, & what are their flaws in cEDH (Partners Start at the Same Command Zone; thus why I didn't say Six.)?

Place your Opinions, Ladies & Germs... XP

BMHKain on The Gauntlet is set: Which ...

1 month ago

(cEDH) #PartnersInCrimeDeclareMultiversalWar

Commander / EDH* BMHKain



It's been decided: Akiri, & Bruse Tarl Collab one last time in the true last attempt at cEDH Boros.

Obviously, suggestions are welcome, & while both have some degree of Stax/Prison in them as an idea, I also wanted a secondary theme in mind. But the following card types ruin these decks:

Torpor Orb Effects

Rest in Peace Effects

Not having asymmetrical effects.

(I could make a whole list in this case, but I have to commit to something...)

One Decklist has Mirrorwing Dragon, Zada, Hedron Grinder, & Feather, the Redeemed all at the same time. Are any truly needed? Well, we can say the Dragon is dead, so that leaves us w/ Zada & Feather. (sigh...) I'd rather put Feather, the Redeemed in the 99 in that case, or I could also keep Zada as well.

But IF I did, I'd have to center the deck on both. So, nope. Not adding either (Too Late; A Goblin Ally, & an Angel already snuck in...).

But if we're going for Tier 3: High Power; which is still a hopeless case for so many running , but what is required for this feat w/ the worst colors? & no, Ol' Feather doesn't count. That said, I'll have to lower my Expectations for now. But what stratagems to use? We've Stax, but what about a secondary decktype? Value Engine? That's what I'm thinking of right now, though I'd rather suggestions than opposition of as a result. If this deck can't truly be made well in such fashion (Tier 3 has some great non-Boros CMDRs in their colors so, who knows?), I'm putting my money where my mouth is, & give up the whole campaign of cEDH Boros for good, but only if we did a good enough effort to warrant this possibility. Though I still will plot to make a Haktos the Unscarred Exalted Deck even if this is successful. As of now, I need 91 DAMN cuts. Any ideas for those 91 cuts?

All right. I said enough. I just hope one wants to help as THE GAUNTLET IS THROWN.

good luck...

Mavokei on Unlimited Power

1 month ago

Raknulfr : Thanks! I'm very proud of this deck so I appreciate the kind words!~ In my testing it's super janky and a blast xD. On the note of budget: - Don't worry about sideboard. (idk if the price on the side includes maybeboard?) - Archangel Avacyn  Flip is absolutely not necessary for the deck, nor are the Clifftop Retreats. Those lands just make it a little more reliable. Switch them with basics. - I would keep the Swamps in and keep Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord, but switch out the Fire Covenants for more damage reflection creatures or even Browbeats maybe.

A quick way to make the deck significantly cheaper, by like $35-40. Of course, follow whatever it is you decide to do ;D I'm glad you like the deck, Good luck!

wisegreenbean on Pioneer Spirits

3 months ago

Hi! Fellow Pioneer lover. I run a more aggressive, traditional spirits list, but I think your more midrange oriented list is cool too! I had a few thoughts though...

The maindeck Rest in Peace and Eidolon of Rhetoric are hyper specific answers. You probably don't want them main deck, they're just not going to do anything in most situations. If you're desperate to have maindeck graveyard hate for some reason, Remorseful Cleric is a little more reasonable generically.

Supreme Verdict in not probably a great pick for a deck that wins with a wide board of creatures. I appreciate that you want a sweep, but Settle the Wreckage is probably more the effect you're looking for. I know that you can 'combo' verdict with Selfless Spirit , but there's no need to force yourself to find a combo.

Render Silent probably isn't the counterspell you're looking for; it's expensive with low upside. Spell Pierce is more traditional, but if you're trying for a longer game, maybe Absorb is more what you want. The hardest matchups are aggressive decks and decks full of removal, so life gain is pretty relevant text.

Archangel Avacyn  Flip is a common include for slightly larger spirit decks, as Teferi, Time Raveler . You might also get value out of a few Bygone Bishop .

Esbilon on The Guardians of Thune *Angels in Pioneer Primer*

3 months ago

One major vulnerability of this deck is its vulnerability to sweepers (most notably Supreme Verdict ) and I'm pondering how best to combat that.

Obviously, we have a perfect answer in Archangel Avacyn  Flip, but she's pretty expensive, and not something you want to run 3 of in the side. I'm considering Heroic Intervention and Rootborn Defenses , the former wins on being cheaper and also offering hexproof, the latter by quite often netting you an angel token and being in all white (which remains the deck's main color despite splashes). I see you're using Unbreakable Formation in pretty much that slot, why did you pick it over the alternatives?

dragonstryke58 on Playing a card in response ...

3 months ago


Archangel Avacyn  Flip's ETB ability is a triggered ability. When a triggered ability is put onto the stack, there is a round of priority before it resolves. In this case, when Archangel Avacyn  Flip's ETB is put onto the stack, it does not have indestructible yet. There is a round of priority where players can kill her because her ETB triggered ability has not resolved yet.

In case you are wondering how this differs from the original post and Boza's answer. Once you begin to resolve Collective Brutality 's effect (in this case the part where target player reveals their hand), the effect on the stack is resolving. During the resolution of a spell or ability, no player has priority.

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