Archangel of Thune

Archangel of Thune

Creature — Angel


Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)

Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Archangel of Thune Discussion

legendofa on Hellbound Divinity

1 month ago

Welcome to the club! This deck has some good ideas, but could use some trimming as well. Most of your cards are at mana value 3-5, which means the first few turns are going to be empty a lot of the time. Trim down the 4-5 mana cards and add some more 1-2 mana cards. As Balaam__ mentioned, you want to get to 60 cards, so there's unfortunately going to be more cutting cards than replacing.

My suggestion here is to focus on the Angels and life gain. You have good cards for a token deck, but they wouldn't do that much to support this one, so set cards like Anointed Procession, Teysa Karlov, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, and Akroma's Memorial aside. These cards work well when you're churning out tokens with cards like Lingering Souls or Battle Screech. Then try to maximize the effects of Archangel of Thune and Righteous Valkyrie, which are a good couple of cards to build around.

So those are my first thoughts for this deck. Above all, have fun!

LunchBox1211 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Seraph of Thune

Creature - Angel Warrior

Flying, lifelink, vigilance.

Whenever you gain life, distribute that many +1/+1 counters among creatures you control. If a creature had 15 or more +1/+1 counters put on it this way, put 3 loyalty counters on a planeswalker you control, and draw three cards.


Archangel of Thune was my first ever "pet-card." It has since been replaced by Court of Grace, but I thought I should give my first ever "why not just put it in?" card some more love.

Repeat, this is interesting.

Epicurus on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

TypicalTimmy My daughter has a life-gain deck that wins because it gains life at such an alarming pace that her opponents can't keep up with it. Generally speaking, she eventually wins with Ajani's Pridemate, Sunscorch Regent or literally anything else once Archangel of Thune has had a few turns on the board. Basically, it drags the game out for an inordinate amount of turns until she has a boardstate that nobody can deal with. I'm just glad that I haven't ever gotten her a Felidar Sovereign. So, yes, life-gain can definitely lead to victory.

(Life is a bitch, in case you want to see what I'm talking about).

Anyway, I started this post intending to answer the current challenge, but I'm on a short break. In a couple hours, if it's still unanswered, I'll type up what I had in mind. If not, I apologize for further delaying the thread.

desmondwrite on Darien King of the white weenies!

1 month ago

Have you considered Blasting Station hijinks with ETB lifegainers like Soul's Attendant? With Archangel of Thune or Cathars' Crusade, you could buff your army to oblivion.

JrSwifterz on ETB Lifegain

1 month ago

I like this take on Soul Sisters, though I think you need to figure out how you're going to win with all that life or all of those Lifegain triggers. Voice of the Blessed is a better Ajani's Pridemate in mono-white if you can afford it, and with it gaining evasion and protection as the bigger it gets, it can be a win-con on it's own. Archangel of Thune is also a strong (if expensive) win-con as she gets all of your creatures big, so you can swing with all for game.

I also feel a significant weakness of this decklist is the lack of interaction/removal. Maybe run cards like Path to Exile, Dismember (there are a lot of Phyrexian Mana cards you can probably splash in here as you make absurd amounts of life.), and Silence

Also if you wanna make this deck into a bit more of a proper pillow fort, definitely throw in some Ghostly Prison's in there.

If you don't mind splashing this decklist into red, you can probably get some use out of Norin the Wary, as he'll be a basically guaranteed, hard to remove ETB trigger every turn. Also access to red instants like Shock or Lightning Bolt

Niko9 on (RULE 0) Serra the Benevolent - Song of All (v1.2)

1 month ago

Looks like an awesome deck! I really liked when Serra showed up in MH and have been trying to make her fit into things ever since. If nothing else, it's a lower cost serra angel, and that's not so bad :)

My only idea for this deck is that it might help to have more defensive creatures to keep Serra on the board. Angels with vigilance and flying can be really great in EDH because a lot of the time there is no downside to just swinging away. So, I don't know, there are a bunch of cool vigilance angels out there, maybe some of them might work with your deck. And you can always run Concerted Effort to really use those keywords to their fullest. Concerted Effort and Pristine Angel play very nice together if you can get the combo. Getting pro everything on your creatures and hopefully getting vigilance on pristine angel is a doosey. Effort can also be great with Enduring Angel  Flip who gives you hexproof, and that can be randomly good sometimes.

Karn's Bastion works well with your commander and Archangel of Thune It's not the most efficient proliferate effect, but sometimes you just have extra mana laying around.

I don't know, just some random thoughts :) It's early and my brain is a bit foggy, but hope it's a few ideas. I really love my mono-white edh deck because it makes you really stretch and figure out how to solve problems. People give white edh decks a bad rap, but I think they have a lot of potential.


1 month ago

I'm bad at card substitutions, so I'm going to toss a bunch of card suggestions at you and wish you good luck.
Gavony Township is a neat land that puts +1/+1 counters that your deck might like.
Hopeful Initiate lets you turn +1/+1 counters into removal, I dumped one into my Mikaeus, the Lunarch deck and I have high hopes for it. Same for Sigarda's Summons(but for different reasons).
Champion of Lambholt is super cool if you can get enough +1/+1 counters on her. Less blockers? Yes please.
Hamza, Guardian of Arashin seems pretty cool. Kind of like a GW Animar, Soul of Elements. I don't know if your deck has enough of a creature focus to make Hamza a good pay-off for you, but in theory it could be good.
Archangel of Thune does something very similar to your commander, but the price tag (~$21 USD) is a bit much. (and it goes infinite with Scurry Oak or Herd Baloth and an ETB lifegain card) It could be very strong in your deck.
Felidar Retreat is a lot like Retreat to Kazandu but it gives counters to everyone. Yeah, it's not the best for triggering Trelasarra's ability (unless you have an ETB lifegain out) but it could still be a viable option for your deck.
Devoted Druid is super cool in +1/+1 counter decks if you can feed it counters to cancel out the -1/-1 counters you're going to be putting on it.

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