Restoration Angel

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Restoration Angel

Creature — Angel



When Restoration Angel enters the battlefield, you may exile target non-Angel creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.

buffo on GW Emiel EDH: ETB Toolbox PRIMER

1 month ago

Slashdance, I like Conjurer's Closet, but the biggest reason I don't play it is because it's an EOT trigger, and only blinks once per turn cycle. It also kind of telegraphs my play, and paints a target on me. I want my blinks to be more controlled, usually at instant speed. Emiel the Blessed is usually enough blink to keep the deck humming, and utilizing its blink effect in my pre-combat main phase often allows me to net immediately and snowball my turn into a win. The other blink effects like Restoration Angel and Ephemerate are used as protection spells that can double as value blinks.

I like the value that Conjurer's Closet potentially provides, and there's certainly a lot of targets, but it's a little too passive in this build. In my meta, it's probably only blinking one thing before getting blown up.

PrestonShilling on Make Me A Drink (Ashnod’s Coupon Combo)*Retired

4 months ago

How important is Thrasios?

I used to have a modern version of Ashnod's Coupon and I relied heavily on white for recursion with Auriok Salvagers, Sanctum Gargoyle, and Leonin Squire. I used Trinket Mage and Tolaria West to Tutor for the coupon, and used blink effects like Restoration Angel to re-use all of the ETB abilities.

Hope that helps!

multimedia on Tricky Flicky

5 months ago

Hey, well done so far on a budget.

Unfortunately, Ranar has been errata to instead say, "Whenever one or more cards are put into exile from your hand or a spell or ability you control exiles one or more permanents from the battlefield, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying". This change means Ranar + Samurai of the Pale Curtain + Blasting Station isn't an infinite combo anymore. The act of sacing a Spirit with Station is a cost not a spell or ability. Ranar now cares about the source that originally made the permanent leave the battlefield and the original source has to exile the permanent which Station doesn't do.

Samurai of the Pale Curtain's ability to exile opponent's permanents is also hindered by this errata because now Ranar cares about the source that removed the permanent from the battlefield before Samurai exiles that card. For example, if you destroy an opponent's artifact with Disenchant that permanent is destroyed and then Samurai exiles that permanent when it goes to the graveyard, but you don't create a Spirit by Ranar. The original source that made the permanent leave the battlefield is a spell, Disenchant, but Disenchant doesn't exile and it must to create a Spirit. Swords to Plowshares still works fine since it exiles the creature as the original source doing the exile.

Ranar + Blasting Station + Restoration Angel + Felidar Guardian is still a win condition infinite combo since the errata to Ranar doesn't change it's effect with blinking permanents.

30 lands is a low amount with only 5 sources of ramp. Consider 5 more budget lands and ramp?

A excellent budget interaction with blink is Palace Jailer since when Jailer is blinked the exiled creature doesn't return to the battlefield, that only happens when you lose the monarch not when Jailer leaves the battlefield. This makes Jailer when blinked an engine to exile opponent's creatures which also creates Spirit tokens by Ranar. Jailer also gives you the monarch when it's blinked for a repeatable draw source at your end step. Spirit tokens help to defend as blockers to keep the monarch since the only way you lose the monarch is by an opponent doing combat damage to you or an opponent plays a card that makes them the monarch.

If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.

Polaris on Cloudshift on blocking Restoration Angel …

6 months ago

Chimney Imp Cloudshift Restoration Angel

Let's discuss order of events on combat for a moment. There are four, sometimes five steps we care about.

  1. Declare Attackers step: the attacking player declares all attacking creatures. Then players get a round of priority to respond.
  2. Declare Blockers step: the defending players (in turn order) declare how they are blocking. Any creatures blocked in this step are now considered "blocked" for the rest of combat, regardless of what happens next. Then players get a round of priority.
  3. Damage step (if there are first/double strike creatures, this happens twice): all attacking and blocking creatures deal damage at the same time. Creatures that left combat do not deal or take damage. Any creatures dealt lethal damage die, then players get a round of priority.
  4. End of combat step: "until end of combat" stuff ends, then players get a round of priority.

So you can declare both creatures as blockers, then during the declare blockers step Cloudshift the angel. When it enters, it's not in combat. Its ETB blinks the Imp, which is also now not in combat (technically they're both new permanents). During the damage step, the attacking creatures are blocked but don't have a blocking creature to hit anymore, so they deal no damage unless they have trample.

reubo99 on Budget U/W Blink (Soulherder)

7 months ago

zapyourtumor I thought about Yorion, Sky Nomad but having Soulherder ASAP it soo important and the extra cards would might just not be worth it's ability.

Restoration Angel does seem pretty good but I think the other 4 cmc cards might just be better.

Kitchen Finks is a great suggestion for stalling out aggro match up didn't realize you can reset it's persist counters. Good find

Reflector Mage another good one I missed, would have to test if it's better than Venser, Shaper Savant

zapyourtumor on Budget U/W Blink (Soulherder)

7 months ago

Have you considered Yorion, Sky Nomad as companion?

Restoration Angel is decent.

Kitchen Finks good against aggro.

Akroma, Angel of Fury is funny if you morph it then flicker it to turn it face up.

Reflector Mage also pretty good

Aeriosis on Garth One-Eye ETB, Tap, & Blink

7 months ago

zach3584 sorry for the long wait! I decided that I would take out an Island since the land base has just been so solid every time I have played the deck. I may switch out a Swamp for Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in the future. I am also switching out Restoration Angel out for Possessed Skaab more because I just really like this card and want to put it in a deck that I own.

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