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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Resplendent Angel Discussion
18 hours ago
Get ready for a long post. I put way to much effort into this.
Depends on what direction you want to go and how competitive you want to be. Currently, Ephemerate doesn't really give you much value for flicking your angels, meaning that it isn't worth the card it is taking up over just another angel. I see two different ways to take this deck, either leaning into Angel synergies with life gain or a Ephemerate deck.
Ephemerate decks are great, and if your looking for a budget deck for a kitchen table or low powered modern games then you can build something pretty cheaply by just looking around for cool cards on Scryfall. The issue is that if you want more than that and want a more powerful deck the creatures that work well with Ephemerate are generally really really good and become very expensive by being played loads. In competitive modern these are often 80 cards Yorion, Sky Nomad decks that run Stoneforge Mystic and Solitude as there main cards, which are very expensive. You can try something with Wall of Omens , Thraben Inspector and Charming Prince to generate value but it won't be very powerful with Stoneforge. I think if you want bang for your buck you probably want to try and build the deck around Angel's synergies, although if you want to upgrade into competitive Modern deck at some variable point in the future it is less good.
In the angel's direction, the main payoffs in Modern are being able to play Aether Vial , Resplendent Angel and Archangel of Thune which are all, presumably, out of your price range. To make a budget version you probably want to make out on Youthful Valkyrie , Speaker of the Heavens , Seraph Sanctuary and Bishop of Wings for additional synergies with Angels. You probably want to play some Serra Avenger as a cheap beater and source of Angel related triggers. Some other cards are Sephara, Sky's Blade , although with would be best with a source of tokens such as Lingering Souls and Spectral Procession and cheat it in more consistently if you want to build around it. Archangel of Tithes is greater in creature matchups if you play against them regularly and can easily win races combined with your lifegain. Angel of Invention is a 'Lord' effect that also can create chump blockers and have value if your creates all die. Honor of the Pure is a pump effect that is difficult to interact with. Starnheim Unleashed is one of the most powerful cards in standard Angels and can win games by itself.
As much as it pains me to say it as a big fan of Meld Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light Flip aren't really that good, either dying to the most played removal in the format like ( Lightning Bolt ) for no value or costing 7 mana for too little upside. The same is true for Angel of Destiny which seems like a massive win more card 90% of the time. Starnheim Aspirant seems good but considering the number of white symbols in your costs I doubt this will be legitimately save on mana enough to warrant an inclusion. With your current mana base, you only going to draw double black to cast Sign in Blood 53% of the time by turn 6 and I doubt increasing the number of tapped lands is worth the card draw. Speaking of which making out on Scoured Barrens is probably worth it alongside a couple of other dual lands of your choice, maybe Silverquill Campus if your going to be running the Firja's Retribution which I recommend as that card is very very good.
TLDR: Add good cards cut bad cards.
2 months ago
Approach of the Second Sun is another good alternate win-con in mono white if you want more of those.
3 months ago
Xenopigeon, thanks for the support. I did actually notice the price increased by about 200$ or so within the last year, so I highly recommend proxying it.
As for lifegain, it's okay, but it definitely plays pretty greedily when it comes to the lifegain package (there isn't really one). When Bolas's Citadel comes out, it can really hurt sometimes so add some lifegian for sure if you feel it needs it. I'd personally run Windborn Muse over Archangel of Tithes because a lot of our creatures have flying and combat damage to face isn't one of the main concerns.
As for Valkyrie Harbinger , to me it looks like a double costed Resplendent Angel . Yeah it can trigger itself, but remember that Liesa should be in play pretty much always thanks to its tax cheat, and she has 5 power for Resplendent. I'd say it's an okay budget alternative, a bit expensive though.
3 months ago
I love how no card goes to waste in this deck with exiling out your revealed cards for further value. Incredible build. I've run into Speaker a ton more while I've dipped my toes into Arena, and it's nasty with Resplendent Angel and Bishop of Wings .
3 months ago
I really like this theme, I have a similar one called Angel cleric lifegain from which I’m drawing suggestions.
The way I see it your win-condition is “gain lots of life and then attack with Angel of Destiny ”. So you need to gain lots of life.
I would go 4-of Righteous Valkyrie and Speaker of the Heavens , and add 4-of Bishop of Wings as another method to gain life when angels enter the battlefield. Then, I’d consider some cards for gaining life. Revitalize and Renewed Faith are both good, but I really love Rest for the Weary because you can easily turn on your Speaker on turn 2 and then start pumping out angels.
Other cards to consider include Resplendent Angel to add another angel each turn, Boon Reflection or Rhox Faithmender to double lifegain, or perhaps even Entreat the Angels as an alternative win-con that will also net you life if you have one of the many “gain life with angels” out on the battlefield.
4 months ago
trocroi Revitalize was my first choice but I settled for a non-instant speed option that’s why I picked Scroll of Avacyn because 5 health while having Resplendent Angel on the board and activating the artifact before my opponent’s turn ends immediately gives me an Angel. 80% of the time I have all the lands I need to activate it’s ability that’s why I picked the scroll over anything else. I’m definitely NOT adding the land, maybe Rest for the Weary but I need to figure out what to take out.
4 months 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
5 months ago
Just kept a list of some good cards while looking at mtg stuff.
Keeper of the Accord for catch-up scenarios
Mangara, the Diplomat for some card draw
Good One-sided board wipe