Baneslayer Angel

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

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.)

MeatTornado on Angels

6 months ago

Hey, it's Dylan's friend, Justin. He asked me to weigh in on the list. So... Hello! The list looks very good, especially if it's your first time building a deck. Plus, Angels are always cool and fun.

If I was to offer any criticism, well, first even before I talk cards and strategy, I noticed the deck is labelled as being *Standard. It's not, but it is very close to being so. So you get to make a choice here. Do you want a deck that you could play against other people in a friendly, competitive environment or do you want just a fun deck to play casually that you wouldn't need to update? You are so close to the former, that I might just recommend that. But if you didn't want to do that, that's fine, too.

If you wanted a standard list you just need to replace the cards marked in red text. there are not many of them and some, I would recommend cutting altogether anyway. For instance, the one mana cards could go. Segovian Angel is an angel, but it's not very impactful and won't be worth the card if you draw it early or late. Soul Warden is an amazing card, but it only really excels when a lot of creatures are entering the battlefield (which your deck doesn't really support) or when cards are triggering by gaining any amount of life - Archangel of Thune is a great example of this, but your deck only has one. AND at that point, we might as well cut the non-standard cards. I would replace the Go for the Throat with Infernal Grasp and Vanishing Verse and I might go as far as playing 4 copies of each of those. I would play 4x Skyclave Cleric  Flip or Ambitious Farmhand  Flip (just to add some consistency with hitting land drops. Speaking of lands, definitely add some duals and maybe some utility lands. Emeria's Call  Flip Great Hall of Starnheim Brightclimb Pathway  Flip Scoured Barrens Shattered Sanctum Shineshadow Snarl Silverquill Campus Snowfield Sinkhole Are all in standard and you can choose how much $ you want to spend. I would settle on x8 dual lands and 0-2 utility lands from among those. I would also just play x4 Righteous Valkyrie, that to me looks like your best card and has the best synergy with the rest of the deck. The deck also looks soft to early aggressive decks... so I might consider adding in 1-2 Doomskar to help with that. Lastly, I might try to find room for a few of these cards, but they are more preference-based as I think they deck looks very playable already. I would try to jam maybe a few of these cards: Enduring Angel  Flip Starnheim Unleashed Haunting Voyage.

If you didn't want to worry about standard legality, I would find someway somehow to find room for some amount of Baneslayer Angel. Maybe a Linvala, the Preserver as a cool one-of and if you wanted to spend the $, Resplendent Angel seems like a perfect include as x1-x4 of.

Hope that was helpful! And... take what I say with a grain of salt, I'm not exactly what you would call an active Magic player.

Vessiliana on On the Backs of Angels

10 months ago

Have you considered Baneslayer Angel, Emeria Angel, or Righteous Valkyrie? They seem like they could help to lower your curve a bit while providing some cool advantages.

golgarigirl on Akroma Keywords First EDH Deck …

1 year ago

I've built Akroma/ Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh before as well. I think Kamahl is probably the overall more powerful option and ramps/fixes/draws better on a budget, but Rograkh can come in early and hard. I've also seen Akroma + Tana, the Bloodsower to allow access to Red and Green for both Rograkh and Kamahl (and some fun things like Samut, Voice of Dissent).

Focus your early game on ramping and you should be able to fill most of your deck with defenses and do well just off your commanders. Other than ramp spells like Farseek, Cultivate etc and defenses like Akroma's Will, there are tons of creatures out there with many keywords. Budget end-game beater options include Baneslayer Angel, End-Raze Forerunners, and Archon of Valor's Reach.

Omniscience_is_life on Hallowed Priest triggers during combat

1 year ago

This interaction is due to Baneslayer Angel 's first strike ability. Easy to miss among all those other words!

magiceli on Hallowed Priest triggers during combat

1 year ago

I was playing on mtga and my opponent attacked in with a 2/2 Hallowed Priest and some big Baneslayer Angel . I blocked his Hallowed Priest with a 1/3 Dawnbringer Cleric thinking that although the angel had lifelink all the damage would happen at the same time and the priest would still be a 2/2 when he hit my cleric. However, mtga showed me the angel hitting my face, lifegain, then the priest bumping up to a 3/3 to kill my cleric. Is this an error with mtga or does damage go sequentially like that? If it does, who decides the order that it goes in? Thanks for answers.

CenturyChild on -Valkyries Ride-

1 year ago

Hi Minousmancer,
sorry for my late response and thanks for your suggestions.
First: "exchange the Scoured Barrens with Shineshadow Snarl "
I've thought about it a lot, and you are right. I realy liked the aspect of getting one extra life with Scoured Barrens to trigger Cleric of Life's Bond when I don't have another cleric, or rather want to play Youthful Valkyrie . But it doesn't gives me as much tempo as Shineshadow Snarl gives me.
Second: "And I'd add more to the Baneslayer Angel s and Resplendent Marshal maybe taking out Orah, Skyclave Hierophant and Angelic Guardian s"
I swapped the one Angelic Guardian for one Baneslayer Angel - yeah, it's just the better card ...
And at the end I swapped both copies of Orah, Skyclave Hierophant for two additional copies of Resplendent Marshal . I guess Orah is for more cleric heavy decks and the mana curve looks way nicer.
Thanks again - I play this deck nearly every day and I'm really happy that it's now better than ever. :D
Have a good day~

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