Herald of War
Creature — Angel
Flying When Herald of War attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it. Angel spells and Human spells you cast cost 1 less for each +1/+1 counter on Herald of War.
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Herald of War occurrence in decks from the last year
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Herald of War Discussion
RinceRaven on Kaalia
1 week ago
suggestions right now are to get out all the low-impact 4-5 costed 'big' creatures that sit in your hand as a 1/turn spell even when you have 8 mana available and replace them with stuff that either has an actual impact or that helps big stuff come out faster and better.
in: Angel of Serenity, Kaalia of the Vast, Rakshasa Debaser, Dragon Tempest, Lightning Greaves, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Angel of Condemnation, Worn Powerstone, Thran Dynamo, Herald of War, literally any land.
RinceRaven on Kaalia
1 week ago
Okay so, this comment is kinda unreadable, and I'mma clean this up a bit, order cards together, give my personal thoughts and then repost it, but here's the dump version also so I can work off it myself
Dragon Tempest, Lightning Greaves, Caged Sun, Thran Dynamo, Aura of Silence, Austere Command, Archangel of Thune, Aurelia, the Warleader, Doom Whisperer, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Sword of the Animist, Dragon's Hoard, Price of Fame, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Angel of Serenity, Kaalia of the Vast, Magus of the Moat, Herald of War, Primevals' Glorious Rebirth, Hazoret's Monument, Firemind Vessel, Worn Powerstone, Thundermaw Hellkite, Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury, Lathliss, the Dragon Queen, Karmic Guide, Sower of Discord, Angel of Condemnation, Blade of Selves, Gilded Lotus, Bolas's Citadel, Tainted Remedy, True Conviction, Deafening Silence, Grasp of Fate, Everflowing Chalice, Grafdigger's Cage
2 months ago
If you want to go to the angel sub-theme with life gain, then why are you not playing Lyra Dawnbringer? Pump the angels and give them lifelink. Herald of War can also help you get the board filled with angels.
Just too bad there is no cheap thing to prevent all your creatures to die from a single board wipe! Something in the form of a permanent that gives your team indestructible like Sephara, Sky's Blade! Too bad that there is no angel you can play for single mana just like Sephara, Sky's Blade with tapping a few creatures you made with something like Lingering Souls. Ow, wait there is a good one for that... !Sephara, Sky's Blade!
What I also think is that you are hard to attack well. You will have a field and you can hit hardback with revenge. Becoming the monarch is the way to get card draw. Court of Grace & Court of Ambition can help you with that.
You are trying to slowly gain value, get a big board and kill your opponents over the long game. How about you stop others from gaining life with Erebos, God of the Dead.
If you play multiple colours you can use Field of the Dead :).
3 months ago
I love seeing mono-color decks! Thank you for your Angel-tribal deck, I had one of my own a few years back but it never really went off as well as I'd wanted. Hopefully, yours can do better!
Here are some cards I'd recommend:
Angel of Jubilation --- Badass
Angelic Skirmisher --- Badass
Archangel of Tithes --- Also, Badass
I hope I was able to help in some way!
7 months ago
Hiya! Long time Boros player, hope I can help.
1) Your deck has almost no ways to generate consistent card advantage. Running practically zero ways to generate card advantage is not a good idea in EDH as you'll run out of gas and/or be blown out by a boardwipe. On top of that, a few more pieces of ramp would be really useful in the deck. How has Empowered Autogenerator been when you played it? In theory it doesn't look like a very good piece of ramp since it takes too long to get going. Unless it's been playing exceptionally well, I'd recommend replacing it with Thran Dynamo. If not, I recommend cutting something else for a copy of Thran Dynamo- the card is exactly what your mana-hungry deck wants.
2) The mana-curve of this deck is all over the place. I recommend you take the time to balance it out- it's really heavy in some cmc's and super light at other cmc slots.
3) You want it to be a human-angel tribal deck, but I don't see any tribal payoffs besides Herald of War, Lyra Dawnbringer, and Bishop of Wings. If you're going to restrict yourself to a tribal deck, might as well get some benefit out of it! You've got the angel count, now you're gonna want a way to take advantage of the fact that you're playing a bunch of big angels. I'd put in either more pay-off cards or more ways to tutor your current pay-off cards since Lyra Dawnbringer and Bishop of Wings are legitimately really good pay-offs.
8 months ago
Vindicate is a good card, but if you noticed that most of my removal is instant speed for single target and sorcery speed for mass removal. That was why Vin didn't make the cut.
Herald's Horn is a nice card (and I have three or four copies somewhere) but the reduction is nice and all, but humans are pretty cheap. The added card draw is nice, but this deck doesn't lack that.
Vanquisher's Banner was considered since it is a nice anthem and card draw, but that 5CMC is what's stopping me.
Thought Vessel is a maybe because it was a cheap mana rock. I was trying to run as many cheap mana rocks that I got back at least half the card's cost back without having to do anything extra.
Angel of Glory's Rise was considered, but since she's an angle, I didn't want to open that can of worms because then people would suggest cards like Herald of War or Angelic Overseer or Requiem Angel.
I'm not going to reject your suggestions, but these were my thoughts against them. Now I was also considering switching the commander for the partners in the deck. If I did that I would most likely run Angel of Glory's Rise AND Requiem Angel.
9 months ago
Some more ideas:
Angelic Field Marshal, because cantrips rarely give vigilance.
Bishop of Wings, because surprise, Feather is an angel. Also, you don't have many creatures to benefit from all this good stuff aside from Feather, so I included some more angel stuff to buff Feather or receive bonuses too.
9 months ago
I feel like the deck is solid, definite room for growth, but for the budget incredibly effective. There are some weaknesses, but the deck definitely can be a powerhouse.
Biggest room for improvement:
Resolve the small issues (See below)
Issues that I see:
-Few ways of protecting Kaalia
-Few ways of drawing cards
-Slightly not enough ramp, try adding 2 more
-Too high CMC on non-angel/demon/dragon cards
-Few ways of removing single targets
-Slightly too many board wipes
-Slightly too few lands, adding a few will allow you to have more keep-able hands
Cards to add: (These are some good budget substitutions for cards you have and will make the deck run smoothly, I listed the card kingdom prices in ()'s)
Talisman of Indulgence (2.3)
Fellwar Stone (3.5)
Coldsteel Heart (1.5)
Chaos Warp (1.5)
Harvester of Souls (1.3)
Bloodgift Demon (1)
Demonlord Belzenlok (.8)
Boros Charm (2.5)
Apostle's Blessing (.25)
Giver of Runes (3)
Caves of Koilos (1)
The total for cards to add should only be about $25
Cards to take out to make room:
The next big move will be to improve the landbase. 35 is the right amount for the deck, in my opinion, however it definitely could use an upgrade. Having a consistent land base allows you to easier play Kaalia on turn 3 or 4. It also helps you to consistently have the colors of mana you need, when you need them. I would add/completed the cycles in this order. These are listed from cheapest to most expensive.
Dual-color cycling lands (1) https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Cycling_land
Battle lands (1) https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Battle_land
Check lands (3) https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Check_land
Filter lands (3) https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Filter_land
Shock lands (2) https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Shock_land
Fetch lands (3) https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Fetch_land