Archangel of Tithes

Archangel of Tithes

Creature — Angel


As long as Archangel of Tithes is untapped, creatures can't attack you or a planeswalker you control unless their controller pays for each of those creatures.

As long as Archangel of Tithes is attacking, creatures can't block unless their controller pays for each of those creatures.

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Archangel of Tithes Discussion

Lanzo493 on Staxation without Representation

3 months ago

Spelltithe Enforcer can get some more taxing done. Silent Arbiter can halt the battlefields. Crawlspace is even better since it doesn't limit your opponents attacking each other. Archangel of Tithes is one of the coolest taxing effects available on a creature (and the only one that forces people to pay mana to block). Norn's Annex is another unique tax effect since it requires colored mana to get through. And we can't forget the best taxing effect ever: Mystic Remora. Pair that up with Brago, King Eternal and you'll be drawing lots of cards for little mana. Also, Archon of Emeria is one of the best effects along the lines of Ethersworn Canonist you can run.

darkmus on Serra's Descendants, competitive Angel Tribal

4 months ago

DigitlViking glad you like the deck! With an appropriate SB for the meta I am sure you can get a few wins with this deck, and more importantly have a ton of fun.

Archangel of Thune is our biggest finisher and we tend to want one as soon as we can cast it. That said it's a 5 drop and it's not like we can't win without her so I don't think there will be much problem going to 3 to save a few bucks. Lyra Dawnbringer is the second best choice for a 5 drop IMO for this deck, and they do quite similar things, so it won't make much difference if you go 3 Thunes and 1 Lyra. And in the future you may want to upgrade once tryed and seen why Thune has an slight edge.

About Shalai, Voice of Plenty , I think she's amazing, you are always happy to see her in your hand. She protects us and our hand super well and combos neatly with Giver of Runes. You feel safe with her on board. The only reason I don't run a 4 of is because she is legendary. But she doesn't really advance our win plan, so I assume that if you cut one of them our plan doesn't really change or gets affected, it's just a bit easier to disrupt.

About other options, the other best angel 4 drops are Archangel of Tithes, Angel of Jubilation and Linvala, Keeper of Silence. I already explained their their individual pros and cons more in depth in previous comments so check those out. But basically those 3 (may depending on the deck) disrupt your oppenents plan. But to have a card that my or my not disrupt the oppenents plan I'll rather have one that ensures that our plan doesn't get f****d. After all we are in white, every card is relevant.

Any way, if you manage to free two slots i'll probably give a go to 2 Speaker of the Heavens. When he is online is such a power house... A couple of Serra Avenger s might fill the gap also.

Card draw is a huge problem so I've been thinking lately about testing a 2 of Mask of Memory and my main candidates to go were actually an archangel and a Shalai so you might want to be the one who gives it a try and tell us all how it went. I think that with such a cheap both cast and specially equipping cost and so many flyers in our deck it has the chance of being pretty consistent.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

I think it works really well with her powers as someone who sees and alters fates. I'd like to see a card, preferrably a commander, with a unique built-in pillowfort method.

Current methods or deterrence:

Full Protection: Blazing Archon, Peacekeeper, and Glacial Chasm

Conditional Protection: Arboria, Elephant Grass

(Mana) Tax effects: Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Archangel of Tithes, Archon of Absolution, Forbidding Spirit, Elephant Grass, Windborn Muse, Baird, Steward of Argive, and War Tax (My favorite, I love the politics!)

Other costs: Norn's Annex, Reclamation, Flooded Woodlands

Hurt the attacking creature: Barbed Foliage, Briar Patch, Sarkhan the Masterless, Lightmine Field, and Lost in the Woods

Hurt the attacking player: Revenge of Ravens, Hissing Miasma, Blood Reckoning, Marchesa's Decree, Riddlekeeper? (Is this even a downside? It's not a cost, per the rules.)

Protect/Help you, the defending player: Revenge of Ravens, Righteous Cause, Orim's Prayer, Isperia, Supreme Judge, Search the Premises, Thantis, the Warweaver, Slumbering Dragon

I don't count Aurification-style effects, as the damage was already dealt.

darkmus on Orzhov Valkyries

5 months ago

janederscore the deck now looks pretty solid tbh.

I've just seen that you can get a MH2 copy of Vindication for the same price as Generous Gift which is leagues better so check that instead (I don't get your American pricing at all...xD).

23 lands should be enough, but 24 is not too many so play however it makes you feel more "secure" (I have an ongoing feud between Vindication and Anguished Unmaking for the same reason, xD).

Archangel of Tithes seems better than it ends up being. With all the life gain you don't care much about letting some attackers through and with most of our creatures flying they will rarely have enough able blockers anyway (if any). For its American price I'll suggest you spend the money in Silent Clearing or Archangel of Thune . I think both those card will help the deck more and are easier to trade/sell in the future if need be.

But as said, this looks pretty solid now, had fun with it!

janederscore on Orzhov Valkyries

5 months ago

darkmus no worries haha, you don't talk too much don't worry about it. I was thinking about the lack of artifact/enchantment/planeswalker removal, and that does seem like a good solution.

With regards to Resplendent Angel , getting 2 now is the plan. I'll definitely aim for getting 4 Resplendents in the long run, they're very very solid cards. Archangel of Tithes is also on my wishlist for the future, that card also looks super strong. Having thought it over more, if I add in Seraph it'll probably be as a sideboard card.

I'm a bit nervous about running anything less than 24 lands, I have historically pretty bad draw luck and I find myself getting mana screwed way more often than I like haha. I do think I will swap out one Great Hall of Starnheim for a standard Plains, though. It's a card that I find (in my experience) to be pretty situational but, when it does pay out, it pays out really really well. Something I think is worth having around, but I agree probably only as a one-off.

darkmus on Orzhov Valkyries

5 months ago

janederscore. Resplendent is worth totally the price. If I were you I would pick 2 and later when I can afford it (and I see how good it is)I'll invest in another 2. Bear in mind that with your new build you can reliably activate it in turn 3 via few different plays:

-T1 white source + anything. T2 white source+ Bishop of Wings . T3 Seraph Sanctuary + Resplendent Angel . If you were lucky enough to play Speaker of the Heavens T1 you could trigger it T4 (maybe even T3 if Speaker attacked T2 and T3)which will trigger resplendent etc... -T1 white source+ Cleric Class .T2 white source+bishop. T3 any land +Resplendent.

And so many ways of activating Resplendent on T4 than I am not even going to give you examples, xD.

And all of those plays leave to scenarios where you would be triggering her for every angel that ETBs and you would have both Speaker of the Heavens and Righteous Valkyrie online T4. The best scenarios you can hope for in your deck. It's rare but you can even get T4 wins out of that.

I haven't tried Seraph of the Scales it can be good. You clearly care about letting things behind when things die, so it fits that quite well, xD. I was going to suggest you Archangel of Tithes but I am seeing that its like 20 bucks in USD (wtf, its about 5 in here...) so forget about it, haha.

I haven't played the great hall so I don't know, modern is very fast so tapped lands are a no no for my liking. In the other hand you play 24 lands so a land that like Emeria's Call  Flip is somewhat a "spell" is a good thing, I wish you could activate it not only as a sorcery though...maybe only 1 copy since it gives you only black mana, which only 1 card in your deck requires, so 90% its basically a colorless land? I don't know what to thing about the card, I suppose that's what playtesting is for, xD.

wereotter on What are the best defensive …

5 months ago

Dread is No Mercy on a body.

Stormtide Leviathan and Blazing Archon simply say "you may not"

Archangel of Tithes and Windborn Muse both have similar effects that make easier to attack someone else, while Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker and Phyrexian Obliterator drive that point home even further.

But if you want the carrot rather than the stick, there's Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Karazikar, the Eye Tyrant to offer up cards for attacking your opponents instead. And related to Karazikar's goading ability Grenzo, Havoc Raiser can help you keep your opponent open if you're going wide, and Marisi, Breaker of the Coil is that same ability but even stronger as you only need to connect with one creatre.

Platinum Angel and Platinum Emperion make attacking you pointless unless you can also deal with them.

Sevinne, the Chronoclasm make an excellent blocker, and both Angus Mackenzie and Lady Evangela offer fog and fog-light effects on your commmander.

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails works similarly to Mother of Runes if you have the mana to pour into it, and Giver of Runes will protect something else in a way similar to mom.

Pairing together first strike with deathtouch is always a good method too, Glissa, the Traitor has this on her own, but it doesn't take much work for Kathril, Aspect Warper to do the same.

K0rt on Angels ♡ That need some help

5 months ago

Get ready for a long post. I put way to much effort into this.

Depends on what direction you want to go and how competitive you want to be. Currently, Ephemerate doesn't really give you much value for flicking your angels, meaning that it isn't worth the card it is taking up over just another angel. I see two different ways to take this deck, either leaning into Angel synergies with life gain or a Ephemerate deck.

Ephemerate decks are great, and if your looking for a budget deck for a kitchen table or low powered modern games then you can build something pretty cheaply by just looking around for cool cards on Scryfall. The issue is that if you want more than that and want a more powerful deck the creatures that work well with Ephemerate are generally really really good and become very expensive by being played loads. In competitive modern these are often 80 cards Yorion, Sky Nomad decks that run Stoneforge Mystic and Solitude as there main cards, which are very expensive. You can try something with Wall of Omens, Thraben Inspector and Charming Prince to generate value but it won't be very powerful with Stoneforge. I think if you want bang for your buck you probably want to try and build the deck around Angel's synergies, although if you want to upgrade into competitive Modern deck at some variable point in the future it is less good.

In the angel's direction, the main payoffs in Modern are being able to play Aether Vial, Resplendent Angel and Archangel of Thune which are all, presumably, out of your price range. To make a budget version you probably want to make out on Youthful Valkyrie, Speaker of the Heavens, Seraph Sanctuary and Bishop of Wings for additional synergies with Angels. You probably want to play some Serra Avenger as a cheap beater and source of Angel related triggers. Some other cards are Sephara, Sky's Blade, although with would be best with a source of tokens such as Lingering Souls and Spectral Procession and cheat it in more consistently if you want to build around it. Archangel of Tithes is greater in creature matchups if you play against them regularly and can easily win races combined with your lifegain. Angel of Invention is a 'Lord' effect that also can create chump blockers and have value if your creates all die. Honor of the Pure is a pump effect that is difficult to interact with. Starnheim Unleashed is one of the most powerful cards in standard Angels and can win games by itself.

As much as it pains me to say it as a big fan of Meld Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light  Flip aren't really that good, either dying to the most played removal in the format like (Lightning Bolt) for no value or costing 7 mana for too little upside. The same is true for Angel of Destiny which seems like a massive win more card 90% of the time. Starnheim Aspirant seems good but considering the number of white symbols in your costs I doubt this will be legitimately save on mana enough to warrant an inclusion. With your current mana base, you only going to draw double black to cast Sign in Blood 53% of the time by turn 6 and I doubt increasing the number of tapped lands is worth the card draw. Speaking of which making out on Scoured Barrens is probably worth it alongside a couple of other dual lands of your choice, maybe Silverquill Campus if your going to be running the Firja's Retribution which I recommend as that card is very very good.

TLDR: Add good cards cut bad cards.

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