Seraph of the Scales

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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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Mythic Rare

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

Seraph of the Scales occurrence in decks from the last year

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Seraph of the Scales Discussion

KibaAlpha on Teysa's Death Party

6 months ago

Everyone's deck will vary depending on their own financial situation but you are welcome.

I would swap out Soul's Attendant for Deathgreeter.

If you can afford them at some point Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers and Expedition Map.

Some mana rocks to consider Arcane Signet, Sol Ring, Orzhov Signet and Talisman of Hierarchy.

Nyx Lotus

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.

Myr Sire, Carrier Thrall, Discordant Piper, Doomed Traveler and Garrison Cat to name a few.

The two creatures with a 4 CMC that create tokens are Seraph of the Scales and Mausoleum Guard.

A Planeswalker that is just made for a deck like this is Liliana, Dreadhorde General.

Epicurus on Black/White Angels

8 months ago

A couple Archangel of Thune wouldn't hurt. And/Or Resplendent Angel. Personally, I think either would do you more good than Seraph of the Scales.

MasterWithAPlan on

9 months ago

Playtest suggestions:

-1 Teysa, -1 ayara, -4 gutterbones, -1 corpse knight, -1 woe strider, -1 gray merchant, -1 nightmare shepherd

+4 Cauldron Familiar, +4 Witch's Oven, +2 Seraph of the Scales

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!

edengstrom1 on Teysa & the Aristocrats

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!

Lonelyyoshi1 on Teysa & the Aristocrats

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.

Boroswins on Angelic Gift of Grace

1 year ago

Teysa Karlov is really good in any token build and any deck with Seraph of the Scales .

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).

Keepper on Gorgeous Girls Deck(list)

1 year ago

@ McDuckington and Glaciercold : added Barony Vampire

@ Hjaltrohir : added Seraph of the Scales

@ 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.

@ CaptainToll : added Radha, Heir to Keld

@ Hawk_of_Battle : added Kor Spiritdancer

@ Double00Riser : added Cloud Sprite and Rime Tender

@ RearBumper : added Aura Finesse

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