Restoration Angel

Restoration Angel

Creature — Angel



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

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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

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Restoration Angel Discussion

wallisface on Why Has WotC Brought Back …

1 week ago

DemonDragonJ easily. In modern Ephemerate has become a pretty commonly seen tool for this kind of abuse. Outside if that, we’ve seen all Soulherder, Restoration Angel, Flickerwisp, and Eldrazi Displacer harass the format at different stages. There are currently an abundance of insane etb creatures, including Thragtusk, Eternal Witness, Skyclave Apparition, Ice-Fang Coatl just to name a few.

If someone’s unable to build a deck based around abusing etb effects, that’s on them, because the options to do so are vast.

fmastrome2008 on Avacyn's army

1 week ago

Angels typically has a high CMC for the tribe. Since your CMDR is 8, even with a large amount of mana rocks, 30 lands is extremely low. Increase this to at least 34.

Restoration Angel is a trap. It doesn't actually bounce any of your creatures.

Esper Sentinel is fantastic card draw, which this tribe desperately needs.

enpc on Infinite or not?

2 weeks ago

Necrosis24 is correct - the first time the Rattlechains enters it enters as a copy of Felidar Guardian, however the subesquent times it enters it is unafected by Mystic Reflection (since its effect has already resolved).

You can make this work by alternating between Felidar Guardian and Restoration Angel instead.

In future, please remember to ask rules questions in the Rules Q&A (which is format independent). Also, please remember to mark the question as answered (by picking one of the answers, I would recommend Necrosis24's in this case) once the question has been closed out.

TheBubbaEA on Value Kiki Chord

3 weeks ago

Hi all,

I created a Kiki Chord deck: 5c Kiki Value that tries to deviate away from the normal Toolbox list and mimics the value engine that is the current 4c Elementals deck. The idea is to quickly play value based creatures with ETB effects to ensure we can repeat those effects with Ephemerate and Restoration Angel. This way we can be generally always be ahead in some way. And on top of that we get to have consistency with chord and have access to the kiki combo which I utterly love.

I think this build is quite different than most Kiki lists (not by a crazy long shot, but enough to be squinted at) and feel like I have hit a rut. There are some flex spots and ratios that I'm not confident in and would love some outside opinions.

I've included a write up in the description for each card in case you are skeptical and looking to understand what the heck is going on.

So if you have any ideas for cool ETB value creatures that would make a great addition, or have a cool idea for this kind of deck please let me know! I'm open to discuss :)

Thanks for your time!


Ended making a new list derived form this one that embraces the midrange quite a bit harder and is quite consistent! 5c Kiki NeoForm Variant

Soulus101 on wait, Mono-White... Zombies?!

1 month ago

DevoMelvminster I had that thought at first, like maybe he thought Oketra's effect was ETB rather than Cast, but looking at the critical mass of ETB-effect creatures, including the four that return creatures to hand, and Cloudstone Curio, they seem like valid includes. I wonder if Restoration Angel and Felidar Guardian might be worthwhile in the same vein?

multimedia on Ranar the Ever-watchful by Silmeon

1 month ago

Hey, good budget upgrade of the precon.

You're best line of play here is Ranar + Felidar Guardian + Restoration Angel which equals infinite 1/1 Spirits. Guardian and Restoration infinite blink each other and each time one of them blinks it's one instance of exile to trigger Ranar. Because Restoration has flash then you can do this combo at instant speed on your last opponent's turn to create infinite Spirits to then attack with them on your next turn as a win condition.

Flickerwisp also combos with Restoration Angel and this combo is different since it's delayed. At each player's end step Ranar + Flickerwisp + Restoration creates two Spirits. With Flickerwisp in your control blink it with Restoration; Flickerwisp ETB and blinks Restoration. Restoration doesn't return to the battlefield from exile until the next player's end step. At the end step Restoration ETB to blink Flickerwisp, Flickerwisp ETB to blink Restoration and repeat on the next player's end step. At each end step you get two separate exiles for two triggers of Ranar.

Reconnaissance Mission is good repeatable draw with 1/1 flying Spirits since each one that does combat damage to an opponent you draw a card. Mentor of the Meek can trigger to draw for one mana each time a 1/1 Spirit or 2/2 Spirit is created.

Palace Jailer is powerful repeatable opponent creature exile with blink especially with Soulherder . When Jailer ETB you become the monarch which is at your end step you draw a card. Only one player can be the monarch at one time and how a player becomes the monarch is they do combat damage to the player who's the monarch or they play a card that makes them the monarch.

What makes Jailer powerful with blink is that creatures he exiles don't return to their owners unless you lose the monarch to an opponent. When Jailer leaves the battlefield from being blinked all the creatures he has exiled stay exiled. Then when Jailer ETB you become the monarch which makes it difficult to lose the monarch. 1/1 Spirits are also good flying blockers to help you to keep the monarch as well as Ghostly Prison and other cards like it make it more difficult for an opponent to attack you to do combat damage to you.

Nimbus Maze , Port Town , Prairie Stream , Skycloud Expanse , Temple of Enlightenment , Irrigated Farmland , Ash Barrens are some budget land upgrades that could replace some basic lands, Azorius Guildgate and Meandering River .

Good luck with your deck.

Guerric on Ranar - Spirit Tribal/ Exile/blink

3 months ago

I like the Restoration Angel + Flickerwisp value engine, and Felidar Guardian could provide an alternate for wisp. Do you find with this list that you're able to blink enough, or do you find yourself wanting more? I am building a similar approach to this, but have also pondered adding recurring engines like Thassa, Deep-Dwelling and Venser, the Sojourner and was wondering if you had considered those.

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