Baneslayer Angel

Baneslayer Angel

Creature — Angel

Flying, first strike, lifelink, protection from Demons and from Dragons ((Remember the acronym debt.) This creature can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by Demons or Dragons.)

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2021 (M21) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Angels (V15) Mythic Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Mythic Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Mythic Rare

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

Baneslayer Angel occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.25%

Baneslayer Angel Discussion

ShiltonCDXX on Nine Lives No Matter

4 days ago

The alternate wincons seem to be in the wishboard.

Chandra, Acolyte of Flame, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Baneslayer Angel

They may not be the fastest but any of the three can get the job done if played at the right time.

Titus7007 on Abzan Murder M21

1 week ago

I'm taking out Doom Whisperer and adding Baneslayer Angel I think the lifelink beats the extra +1/+1 and surveil ability

I am trying to figure what else I want to take out because I want to run Heroic Intervention to protect my angel.

Massacar on How is Elder Gargaroth Remotely ...

2 weeks ago

I like having powerful cards in magic, it makes the game interesting and ensures that games don't needlessly drag out forever (barring stax or control players). This being said neither of those cards are unreasonably powerful. Baneslayer Angel is just a reprint, and the Gargaroth is just the new big stompy threat. Removal and counterspells will take care of it cheaply and effectively.

TonyStark9001 on How is Elder Gargaroth Remotely ...

2 weeks ago

show me a top 8 deck from a GP that uses Baneslayer Angel.

Elder Gargaroth is a mythic. its SUPPOSED to be powerful. big creatures is what green does best. this should come as no surprise. its perfectly balanced for a green mythic with no protection.

DarkHero: probably won't be hitting the field turn 3. that'd require turn 1 ramp which the only one i know of in standard is Arboreal Grazer which rotates in fall.

DarkHero on How is Elder Gargaroth Remotely ...

2 weeks ago

Funny part is with ramp in green he will hit the table like turn 3

You do have to realize that Baneslayer Angel actually isn't all that good. She has prtections from 2 uncommon creature types, and some abilities, but that doesn't make something overpowered. There is a pretty obvious power push going on with past couple sets at least. Elder Gargaroth specifically is one of those things that is just going to demand removal spells when it hits. It won't outright win you the game unless it goes unchecked, and it doesn't have its own protections.

DemonDragonJ on How is Elder Gargaroth Remotely ...

2 weeks ago

I would like to apologize in advance for frequently making this type of thread, but this is a subject that I must discuss, as it is severely bothering me.

Creatures have been becoming more powerful, recently, which is great, but I feel that some recent creatures have been too powerful, such as Baneslayer Angel, which is a 5/5 creature with five abilities for 5 mana; if she cost 7, or even 6, mana, she would have been balanced, in my mind, but 5 mana is too low for a creature of her power.

Despite that, in Core Set 2021, WotC has printed Elder Gargaroth, which is even more blatantly overpowered and/or undercosted than is Baneslayer Angel; a 6/6 creature with no abilities for five mana may once have been too powerful, but, today, it not; however, a 6/6 creature with three keywords and a triggered ability that provides three options for a mere five mana is so ridiculously overpowered that I must wonder if the staff at WotC were intoxicated when they designed it. Even worse, it is not even legendary! I feel that 7 or 8 mana would have been more appropriate for this creature (using Akroma, Angel of Wrath or Sphinx of the Steel Wind as guidelines), but this is simply too much for too little mana; did WotC not learn anything from Baneslayer Angel?

What does everyone else here say about this? How is Elder Gargaroth remotely balanced?

DuTogira on What answers would you want ...

2 weeks ago

Specifically for bounce, what we really need is a new keyword (like indestructible) but for bounce. Let's call it Heavy. Heavy (This card cannot be returned to a player's hand from the battlefield).
griffstick that's a more broken version of Baneslayer Angel. I don't think that's getting printed. Don't get me wrong, it might be the first semi-competitive mono-white commander... but that needs to cost more mana, and might be better off in W/B since discarding cards typically isn't a white thing. Just my 2 cents, FWIW. Neat idea.

Honestly I think we need card that's just a good old hatebears enchant to stop the cheese. Something like:

I know that card seems broken at a glance, but consider this: When your life total becomes 0, you lose and cease to exist. So your opponents can still win by making you lose. They cannot, however, win through cheese such as Thassa's Oracle. The effect is also symmetrical, so beware mixing it with cheese.

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