Resplendent Angel

Resplendent Angel

Creature — Angel


At the beginning of each end step, if you gained 5 or more life this turn, create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying and vigilance.

: Until end of turn, Resplendent Angel gets +2/+2 and gains lifelink.

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Arena Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Historic Legal

Resplendent Angel occurrence in decks from the last year

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Resplendent Angel Discussion

Keqing420 on Angels & Dragons

2 weeks ago

so i wanted to get everyones opinions regarding how wotc seems to be treating these 2 creature types.

the upcoming set Kaldheim has already entered spoiler season, and i've seen 4 different angels at cmc 3 or less. they are "renegade reaper", "youthful valkyrie", "resplendent marshall", and "righteous valkyrie". one had a cmc of 2. another was black. all within Collected Company range, and all benefit from the "dump as many onto the battlefield as possible" strategy that Collected Company provides.

the reaper fuels the grave for the marshal. the reaper and righteous valkyrie will both be gaining you life ensuring the valkyrie gets her anthem.

abzan angels company? its possible. pioneer gives us Angel of Vitality for even more life gain, and Resplendent Angel to profit off that life gain.

in the entire game, there are 14 angels that cost 3 or less. 10 of which are legal in modern, and 5 for pioneer. this is before kaldheim of course.

for dragons, there are 6 total. all 6 are in modern, but only 5 for pioneer. and most suck.

am i asking too much for dragons in Collected Company range? my favorite creature type and my pet card in one deck. if angels at cmc 3 or less can have 4 toughness, or 3 toughness while gaining +1/+1 counters (meaning they pass the Lightning Bolt test), then dragons should too.

i'd love to see a rare dragon like:

flying, first strike, trample firebreathing 3/4

there have been some dragon related cards spoiled, but no actual dragons just yet. what do you guys think? do we need more cheap dragons? how likely do you think it is we will get them?

Daveslab2022 on Arena Card/Wildcard Value Math

1 month ago

Cube drafts will always be phantom. That’s just how cubes are. Nobody is piecing out their cube every time they draft it lol. I know it’s online so it’s not like they actually lose cards, but that’s the entire point. Cube drafting gets boring and lame when people are using it to get cards they don’t have instead of actually building playable decks. The decks won’t be as powerful, which means the games won’t be as fun. Cube draft is all about big plays and weird interactions you never thought of. I went turn 3 Resplendent Angel into turn 4 Elspeth, Sun's Nemesisgaining some life and making an Angel.

It also alters how important you value certain cards. You’re going to feel forced into taking a certain number of mythics/rares, and being forced to pass some of the really good uncommons for your deck.

Just my two cents.

Neotrup on How does Thalisse interact with …

1 month ago

It's up to you. Both abilities will trigger (Thalisse, Reverent Medium does trigger, even if you've created 0 tokens). As you control both tokens, you choose the order they get put on the stack, then they resolve in reverse order. As long as you have Resplendent Angel's ability resolve first, Thalisse will see it and create a spirit for it.

bonettig on How does Thalisse interact with …

1 month ago

Hi everyone, let's say I gained 5 life during a turn and I have on the battlefield Resplendent Angel and Thalisse, Reverent Medium, the angel triggers at the beginning of the end step and makes a token... does it count for Thalisse to create a spirit or it's too late?


DemonDragonJ on Kaldheim official spoilers

1 month ago

I am very pleased to see that this set shall contain sagas, since the word "saga" is of Norse origin; I only hope that this set shall contain krakens, since WotC had the nerve to include krakens in the Theros block, despite the fact that krakens originated from Norse mythology, not Greek mythology.

I am very glad that this set contains giants, elves, and dwarves, all of which were prominent in Norse mythology, but I was hoping that valkyries would be red/white angels, not mono-white angels, since they were renowned for their fearsome prowess in battle; thus far, no demons have been revealed, so this may be the first plane to have angels, without demons, since there have already been several planes that had demons without angels; valkyrie harbinger, in particular, is almost entirely superior to both Angelic Accord and Resplendent Angel.

Santiago1011 on Liesa, Angel of Monsters and Masochism [PRIMER]

1 month ago

jamesmac42, I'll add Resplendent Angel to the maybe board, as it works well both playability and thematically, but Indulging Patrician is a perfect example of the cards I'm looking for in this deck, which is synergistic passive drain. Ideally I'll be able to fit both in at some point.

fuxx, thanks for the upvote! I have been asked about this card before (perhaps not on TappedOut), and I don't run it for a couple reasons; it has a cmc of 5, which is awkward when the commander costs 5, I don't run the most creatures so a lot of the time I wouldn't make full use of the recursion, and people dislike saccing a creature every turn (just look at how people react when you drop a Sheoldred, Whispering One).

The goal here is to be able to hurt people while staying under the radar, and wait until we get to the point where we hurt them so much that they can't stop us even if they wanted to. People value their permanents much more than their life totals for most of the game.

jamesmac42 on Liesa, Angel of Monsters and Masochism [PRIMER]

1 month ago

Santiago1011 have you considered running Resplendent Angel over Indulging Patrician? It’s a little more mana restrictive, with the added cost of having to gain two more life to trigger, but I think it could provide more utility. Plus, Liesa, Shroud of Dusk hits for 5 anyway!

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