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
2 days ago
Hm it doesnt seem to have a consistent plan nor a legit format. I would suggest to go for modern since it has a lot of cards in its pool and is the most common 60 cards format besides standard. I am an Angels Deck builder since 6 years, so i have a couple of suggestions. Of course that doesnt mean that you have to change something, i mean it is just a suggestion and all the mentioned cards wont fit anyway in a 60 cards deck. Try to make it more consistent if needed by playing 4-of or tutor effects.
Since you mentioned your friend plays burn, i will give you some cards that will make your winrate nearly 100% against burn. Burn has barely no chance against lifegain decks. Angels can be build in a lifegain way, which i am personally no fan of but many are, so here we go.
If you want to check out a non lifegain modern Angel deck, you can check out Devotion to White Angels.
- Akroma, Vision of Ixidor
- Angel of the Dire Hour
- Angelic Arbiter
- Angelic Wall
- Herald of War
- Serra Avenger
- Wall of Reverence
- Angelic Renewal
- Angel's Feather
- Devout Invocation
- Resplendent Angel
- Archangel of Thune
- Lyra Dawnbringer
- Giver of Runes
- Soul Warden
- Auriok Champion
- Gisela, the Broken Blade
- Bruna, the Fading Light
- Ajani, Strength of the Pride
- Wall of Omens
- Nyx-Fleece Ram
- Authority of the Consuls
- Path to Exile
- Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
- Emeria, The Sky Ruin
- Settle the Wreckage
- Leyline of Sanctity
- Righteous Valkyrie
- Speaker of the Heavens
- Serra the Benevolent
Kind Regards Drcfan
1 month ago
Angelic Overseer, Herald of War (which plays well with your Cathar's Crusade, your Gavony Township and your Mikaeus) and Angel of Glory's Rise would be 3 non-humans I'd run in this deck for obvious reasons. On top of that I'd remove Benalish Marshal to add, if you really want to keep the anthem flavor, Knight of New Alara. Dire Tactics would also fit this deck quite well.
Why not some mana rocks?
RinceRaven on Kaalia
1 month 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 month 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
4 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 :).
5 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!
9 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.
9 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.