Deathpact Angel

Deathpact Angel

Creature — Angel

Flying

When Deathpact Angel is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, create a 1/1 white and black cleric creature token. It has ", , Sacrifice this creature: Return a card named Deathpact Angel from your graveyard to the battlefield."

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1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Deathpact Angel Discussion

TheVectornaut on Hot Women Card Collection

2 months ago

I actually made an entire deck around this concept that works surprisingly well. Steve Argyle is a particularly great resource for this topic. In addition to Liliana of the Veil and Chosen of Markov  Flip, he's also done Deadly Allure , Guul Draz Vampire , Naya Battlemage , and Night Revelers . Other notable artists are Jason Chan ( Deathpact Angel , Fires of Undeath , Kiora, Master of the Depths , Mayael the Anima , Maul Splicer , Treasured Find ) and Volkan Baga ( Elspeth, Knight-Errant , Korozda Gorgon , Stoic Angel , Student of Warfare ). I ended up going with vampires + knights and some other cards I included are Hero of Bladehold , Knight Exemplar , Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts , Elenda, the Dusk Rose , and possibly the most ridiculous piece of Magic art ever created: Soul Collector . Some cards that came close to making the cut are Angel of Despair , Bloodflow Connoisseur , Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief , Knight of Dusk , Magister of Worth , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Vampire Hexmage , and Veteran Cavalier .

Other cards that I like (sorted by type) include Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch , Lyzolda, the Blood Witch , Kemba, Kha Regent , Sunspear Shikari , Elvish Champion , Gaea's Herald , Quirion Dryad , Nimbus Naiad , Dreamborn Muse , Mistral Singer , Shipwreck Singer , Siren of the Fanged Coast , Akroma, Angel of Wrath , Archangel of Strife , Basandra, Battle Seraph , Razia, Boros Archangel , and Ire Shaman . Looking at this list now, it's clear I've spent far too much time researching this subject.

SourRnaGrapes on Athreos Aristoken

5 months ago

Grind thank you for the suggestions! I might take out Basilica Bell-Haunt , Deathpact Angel and Grasping Thrull since they're not as effective for this deck as your suggestions would be (and they're above-average CMC anyway). I'm rather new to Commander, so it's really appreciated!

LunchBox1211 on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Call of the Dragons

Tribal Instant - Dragon

Create a 1/1 Human Cleric with , : Sacrifice this creature. Return target dragon from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped." If this spell was flashed back, create 3 of those tokens, and this spell can't be countered.

Flashback .


Based (loosely) off of Deathpact Angel. Make another creature that, when it dies, it creates a way to bring itself back.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Wow, two posts while I was writing, okay... I'm evidently very slow at writing these...

as seen on Orzhov Locket, based partially on Angel of Despair, Deathpact Angel and High Priest of Penance:

Milana, First among Prelates

Legendary Creature - Angel

Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, create a white 1/1 Thrull creature token with "When this creature dies, destroy target nonland permanent."

3/3


See above

nospamspam722 on Life After Death

1 year ago

I was thinking Deathpact Angel because it has a high CMC and doesn't seem very important to the deck's theme.

Pillory of the Sleepless is okay control but I think you have enough other control and life-loss cards in the deck that losing it wouldn't cause much harm.

Syndicate Messenger is okay, but it's a bit expensive for its Afterlife and flying. Of course, flying is always important in any deck, especially when you run white, but taking advantage of Afterlife in cheaper creatures (which create double the tokens with Teysa) fulfill that part of the deck. (Check out my deck for examples if you want)

Knight of Sorrows is also a little too expensive to be fairly valued for its Afterlife.

Karmic Guide is extremely expensive, especially with its echo cost, and only provides a bit of recursion.

I think it's fair to replace Yawgmoth's Vile Offering with Bone Splinters or Spark Harvest because they provide the same removal and Yawgmoth's Vile Offering only has one card of recursion more than they do and costs more to cast. You could also take out Utter End Vindicate, or Mortify for the similar reason of simply lowering your average CMC.

Also, Worn Powerstone is not a very good mana rock, but it's in for a totally different purpose than the cards I recommended so of course if you need that mana then keep it in.

Hope this was helpful! I really like your take on Teysa!

SideBae on

1 year ago

So my first comment is that consistency issues are generally well-remedied by tutors, so including the Dark Petition and such should help.

Tidespout Tyrant was not meant as a combo piece. I meant it as an example of a stupid-good reanimation target, which you could use as a secondary win-condition in itself. Reanimating it can frequently swing the odds toward you.

The best way to find out what to cut in a deck is to playtest and see which cards rot in your hand while you wish they were something else. That being said, there is some a priori advice I can give you, and I'll try. Here goes:

  1. Generally, you want your curve to taper off around 5-ish, with maybe a few cards above that (excluding alternate cost cards like Commandeer , if you're running those). I feel like running all three cavaliers is likely excessive, since they're high casting-cost and you're unlikely to need all too many of them.

  2. You want to maximize the relevance of your spells. I've never liked Deathpact Angel , since there're likely better cards you can be running.

  3. Including tutors means you can lower your level of redundancy. I would cut Butcher of Malakir , since you already have Grave Pact and you can just tutor for it with Diabolic Tutor when you need it. (Note the underlying principle here: Diabolic Tutor can fetch the Grave Pact if that's what you need, or anything else for that matter; thus, Diabolic Tutor acts as more efficiently as a source of redundancy than a second card with the same effect.)

  4. I guess my advice can be summed up this way: Playtest the hell out of your deck, but if that's not enough, lower the curve and increase card-slot efficiency. Cards that represent a lot of effects (like tutors or modal spells) are generally better than rigid cards.

Good luck! I'm glad you found my first comment helpful.

Tylord2894 on W/B Teysa Commander

2 years ago

Okay, so after looking at this deck for a while, considering its sideboard, and adding some cards that I use often for similar strategies, I've come up with a list of edits (well, actually three lists).

Before I get to those, I would like to explain what I found. Firstly, I like the idea behind the deck. Token strategies are always a great way to make a casual deck that can scale to be for optimized. I love the afterlife keyword as it lends itself to this optimization really well. But there were several less-than-savory card choices in here. The two biggest issues that I saw are ones that I see a lot (and full into too). The first of these is that many cards have a very high cost-to-value ratio. That is, there were several cards that cost too much (mana) and do too little for it. Elgaud Inquisitor is a fantastic example. While Elgaud Inquisitor is on-theme with their on-death triggered ability, that is all they have going for them. The lifelink isn't super useful, and the CMC is WAY too high. They are only a 2/2 too boot. Second off, theme isn't the same as function. I understand that there is a vorthos element to this deck, but since this deck isn't a full tribal deck, I think it's better to focus on ways to make the good parts of the theme work great.

I saw lots of cards that were life gaining cards ( Pontiff of Blight , Impassioned Orator , Riot Control , etc). This deck can make a lot of tokens which Tesya gives lifelink. You need not worry about life gain card. The strength of your creatures that make tokens when they die is that you can easily recur them in W/B. In the lists below, there are many cards that give added value to dying creature or make killing your creatures more ways to die. Lastly and most importantly, you had ZERO ramp and ALMOST NO card draw. THESE ARE THE TWO MOST FUNDAMENTAL ASSPECTS IN EDH!!! You NEED to have them!!! You can not rely solely on the one land drop and card draw. I've listed several cards that assist the main strategy and draw you cards (things like Dredge and Altar's Reap ). As for ramp, there is almost no good ramp outside of green. That only means that you have to look harder. Mana rocks are a must. I only have three in the lists, but they are absolute must-haves. Next, I put in several cards that give you mana in other ways. Most of them align themselves with the main strategy ( Ashnod's Altar , Soldevi Adnate , and Pawn of Ulamog to name a few). Similarly, I added cards that draw you cards from creatures dying. There is one card that I would like to point out in particular, Erebos . The important part of Erebos is his last ability. You pay and 2 life to draw a card. Life is a resource, and you'll be making plenty of it. Be sure to spend it. There are lots of cards that help you turn life into various things, like Bolas's Citadel (which I almost put in and still think has a place here). I would encourage you to look into them. Lastly, I would remove 6 lands. You have other ramp now and don't want to be flooded all of the time.

Here is the list of cards that I would remove:

I understand that there is a budget to this deck, so I've split my suggestions into two lists. The first is all cards that are cheap and should keep you under budget. The second list of cards is for later edits. If you want to spend more money on this deck, those are the cards that I would recommend buying.

As you're read through these, you might notice that a lot of these came from your sideboard. There are lots of good cards in there.

I hope you enjoy these changes. Just remember that casual decks don't have to be un-optimized.

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