Seraph of the Scales
Creature — Angel
: Seraph of the scales gains vigilance until end of turn.
Seraph of the Scales gains deathtouch until end of turn.
Afterlife 2 (When this creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, create two 1/1 white and black Spirit creature tokens with flying.)
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|Ravnica Allegiance (RNA)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Seraph of the Scales occurrence in decks from the last year
Seraph of the Scales Discussion
3 months ago
6 months ago
Everyone's deck will vary depending on their own financial situation but you are welcome.
Your creature base can be improved. As a rule of thumb for creatures generating tokens creatures with a CMC of 1-2 create one token and creatures with a CMC of 2-4 create 2 tokens.
A Planeswalker that is just made for a deck like this is Liliana, Dreadhorde General.
8 months ago
9 months ago
-1 Teysa, -1 ayara, -4 gutterbones, -1 corpse knight, -1 woe strider, -1 gray merchant, -1 nightmare shepherd
Reasoning: Having 4 counts of any legendary creature in a deck can get you into trouble, if you can avoid it and still keep the deck running well, do it. I think you'll also be surprised at how fast the lifegain and damage add up from cat/oven when you have either cruel celebrant/corpse knight in play.
Example: Opponent attacks
1) block with cat preventing damage 2) sac cat with oven in response (makes food) 3) cat dying triggers celebrant (+1 life, -1 opponents life) 4) replay cat using created food (+1 life, -1 opponents life) 6) corpse knight triggers from cat re-entry (-1 opponents life)
You have now blocked all damage, gained two life, did 3 damage to your opponent, spent zero mana, and all this happened during their attack phase.
The cat also synergizes very well with teysa, whereas gutterbones wouldn't have that extra trigger. It's worth a shot to playtest this stuff at the very least.
The seraphs of the scale would do amazing things both for death triggers (celebrant, teysa) and would leave you with a board presence even after a board wipe (2 flyers at that).
Other cards to think about:
-Liliana, Dreadhorde General (excellent synergies with most of your deck, her "both players sac 2" ability would do a LOT in your deck, including gaining you life, doing damage to opponent, and getting additional draw triggers from teysa)
-Command the Dreadhorde (just don't kill yourself! Not sure if your deck has enough lifegain to support this, but it might)
-Basilica Bell-Haunt (does wonders on its own, but amazing with nightmare shepherd and the additional devotion for gray merchant)
Hope this helps in some way!
1 year ago
Seraph of the Scales seems like a good addition. I have thought about that one or Elenda, the Dusk Rose before. I have won games with Debt to the Deathless before, but I could see cutting it for something else. It may just be a "win more" card, and Seraph is more on theme.
Haha I see what you mean about Generous Gift not matching the aesthetic, but it can remove anything. In my Meta I really need all the removal I can get, since some decks will combo off pretty early if no one removes an important enchantment or something quickly. This deck takes a little bit of set up before it starts going off and I want to make sure I can get there.
Thank you for the input! Good suggestion!
1 year ago
Personally I like Knight of Sorrows and Seraph of the Scales . As for what to take out.... Hmm personally I'd drop Debt to the Deathless because I don't love how high a Mana cost it has and Generous Gift ... That one is a decent card but it doesn't match the aesthetic of the rest of the deck which bothers me lol also you have a decent amount of removal so I don't think you need one that gives your opponent something.
1 year ago
Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord is also really good in these builds, essentially giving you the revive side of revive / revenge repeatedly and with no CMC limit.
Here is my Orzhov build on angels, if you want to peek and compare. I like what you are working on. Orzhov Angels Thrones
You should look into a sideboard. Any Black/White deck has access to a lot of really good sideboard cards. My suggestions there are to start with 3x The Elderspell (for planeswalker heavy opponents), 3x Mortify (for Fires of Invention decks and decks with big critters), 3x Despark (for either of the first two mentioned), 3x Oath of Kaya (for aggro opponents), and 3x Dreadhorde Invasion (for early sticking threats against control, and it works really well with Divine Visitation).
1 year ago
@ Splitzer : added all of them except Kemba (doesn't do it for me). Also, there seems to be a promo version of Bladehold which was spicier then the normal one.