Platinum Angel

Platinum Angel

Artifact Creature — Angel

Flying

You can't lose the game and your opponents can't win the game.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Platinum Angel Discussion

wereotter on What are the best defensive …

3 days ago

Dread is No Mercy on a body.

Stormtide Leviathan and Blazing Archon simply say "you may not"

Archangel of Tithes and Windborn Muse both have similar effects that make easier to attack someone else, while Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker and Phyrexian Obliterator drive that point home even further.

But if you want the carrot rather than the stick, there's Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Karazikar, the Eye Tyrant to offer up cards for attacking your opponents instead. And related to Karazikar's goading ability Grenzo, Havoc Raiser can help you keep your opponent open if you're going wide, and Marisi, Breaker of the Coil is that same ability but even stronger as you only need to connect with one creatre.

Platinum Angel and Platinum Emperion make attacking you pointless unless you can also deal with them.

Sevinne, the Chronoclasm make an excellent blocker, and both Angus Mackenzie and Lady Evangela offer fog and fog-light effects on your commmander.

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails works similarly to Mother of Runes if you have the mana to pour into it, and Giver of Runes will protect something else in a way similar to mom.

Pairing together first strike with deathtouch is always a good method too, Glissa, the Traitor has this on her own, but it doesn't take much work for Kathril, Aspect Warper to do the same.

unstable_anomaly on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

6 days ago

Platinum Angel - You're the second or third person to tell me to cut Platinum Angel . It's somewhat of a pet card of mine, but I think everyone might be right. It's probably time I cut it.

Doubling Cube - I would agree Doubling Cube can be slow sometimes, but I've really enjoyed using it. This deck can ramp pretty hard and being able to double up on that mana has proven more than useful quite a few times. The last game I played I was able to make 20 copies of Lotus Bloom , sac them all for 60 mana, and then use Doubling Cube to make over 100 mana. Which then allowed me to make 20 Platinum Angel 's and 20 Lightning Greaves , winning me the game through combat damage. It can also be used as a janky combo piece to create infinite mana. It may not be well suited for a deck that tries to win by turn 5/6, but for a deck that aims to win turns 8/9/10 it's worth the slot in my opinion.

Swiftfoot Boots and/or Whispersilk Cloak - Much like you I would probably cut the Swiftfoot Boots , but keep the Whispersilk Cloak .

Stoneforge Mystic - I'm not entirely sold on this one, but I'll add it to the maybeboard and keep it in mind moving forward.

All in all I'll probably keep the cube but cut Platinum Angel / Swiftfoot Boots for Recruiter of the Guard / Imperial Recruiter . Or maybe keep Swiftfoot Boots and cut Pyroblast , but I'm curious to hear your thoughts on that?

hairy-wombat on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

6 days ago

Cards I would consider maybeboarding:

Cards I would add:

Coward_Token on Adventures in the Forgotten Realms …

1 month ago

Sefris: Can be triggered by milling or discarding during other people's turns in addition to sacing nontokens. I hope the EDH decks will contain some good dungeon completion cards; the current ones aren't all that relative to the effort required

Prosper, Tome Bound: I like that he mitigates the risk of impulsive drawing too expensive cards

Galea: Voltron card advantage engine. Not super exciting but I think you can cast both Bestow spells and Kaldheim God Equipment sides with this; along with Living Weapon cards and their off-brand fellows you could Wide×Tall deck if you really wanted to

Vrondiss: Meh, pretty expensive for temporary tokens. Maybe some kind of dice n' dragon tribal deck?

When I saw "Barbarian Class" in the card: Deck of Many Things sample EDH deck I kinda expected it to be an Aura, but this is fine. Interesting that they're moving away from using game-object-counters, probably due to proliferate shenanigans.

Rogue Class: It's kinda surprising how few unconditional & unlimited nonred Goblin War Drums cards there are. Obviously nice for Anowon, the Ruin Thief

The Book of Exalted Deeds: Almost unfortunat that mono-white can't activate this in response to an offending Thassa's Oracle . But hey, a Platinum Angel upgrade for six mana ain't bad and could help an Angel tribal deck kill people before they can combo off

Magic Missile: Instead of being counter-proof (AFAIK MM can be countered in actual D&D) I kinda wish this could ignore hexproof, ward, and shroud since that's often flavored as being stealthy or evasive and MM never misses in D&D

I finally found out that Valor Singer is holding a tambourine and a freaking human heart: https://www.artofmtg.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Valor-Singer-Adventures-in-the-Forgotten-Realms-MtG-Art.jpg

legendofa on Can I win by playing …

1 month ago

Draws don't result in everybody losing, they result (pretty straightforwardly) in a draw. Nobody wins, nobody loses. Platinum Angel and Angel's Grace don't prevent a forced draw.

If, say, someone drops a massive Earthquake that drops everyone to 0 life simultaneously while you have Platinum Angel out, you would not lose the game for having 0 life, while everyone else would lose the next time state-based actions are checked. As the only non-loser, you would win.

H3y_Im_Rob on Can I win by playing …

1 month ago

Since ending the game in a draw means everyone loses, would I be able to play Angel's Grace or have Platinum Angel on the field when something like Divine Intervention 's last counter is removed by something like Clockspinning or AEther Snap and win?

unstable_anomaly on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

1 month ago

AShadyZebra It depends on what you're trying to do (card draw?), but I would probably pick Conjurer's Bauble , because both of it's effects seem useful and you don't have to pay/ sac to draw a card. With Chromatic Star I don't see the filter effect ever being useful and in order to draw a card you would need a sac outlet. I really like Lithoform Engine and Forsaken Monument , but the thing that steers me away from both is the fact that they're legendary, which is somewhat of a nonbo with Osgir. They're both really good cards with powerful effects, but for what I would use them for in my own deck, I feel like there are better more cost efficient alternatives.

You do make a good point about Cursed Mirror though, I may have to take another look at that one.

Suns_Champion I actually didn't realize Zirda, the Dawnwaker could reduce equip costs, and hadn't really thought about her reducing any other abilities other than Osgir's, so thank you for pointing that out. Even though Platinum Angel / Platinum Emperion are a ton of fun to play in the deck, I would probably have to agree they're pretty cheeky.

Between the two of you I think you've convinced me to swap Platinum Emperion for Zirda, the Dawnwaker . The more I think about it, the more obvious it becomes that Zirda, the Dawnwaker should be in the deck, and is far superior to Platinum Emperion for a number of reasons.

Thank you both for the continued discussion and suggestions. Much appreciated.

Suns_Champion on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

1 month ago

For Zirda, I would suggest cutting Platinum Angel or Platinum Emperion . Reasoning: Angel and Emperion are cheeky cards, but aren't win-cons. They might buy you a few turns every once and a while, but can't really help you win. Zirda can, by comboing. And even when she's not winning you the game, she's reducing the mana you need to pour into Osgir by TWO. Which is huge. Or she helps with Staff of Domination. Or Equipment. Or Mirage Mirror. Or Eldrazi Displacer. Or Walking Ballista. Or....

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