When Seraph Sanctuary enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
Whenever an Angel enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.
: Add to your mana pool.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Seraph Sanctuary Discussion
2 weeks ago
I agree with ShieldOfHolyShadows: your Manacurve end's to high.
Exchange Rampage of the Valkyries and Starnheim Unleashed for early interaction, either Discard: Duress, Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize or Removal: Dismember, Bloodchief's Thirst, Fatal Push (if you have the Fetchlands)
Also you probably can exchange one Temple of Silence for a Seraph Sanctuary to help you with your lifegain.
1 month ago
Some cards I would recommend you consider:
Entreat the Angels (best as a one- or two-of)
1 month ago
janederscore. Resplendent is worth totally the price. If I were you I would pick 2 and later when I can afford it (and I see how good it is)I'll invest in another 2. Bear in mind that with your new build you can reliably activate it in turn 3 via few different plays:
-T1 white source + anything. T2 white source+ Bishop of Wings . T3 Seraph Sanctuary + Resplendent Angel . If you were lucky enough to play Speaker of the Heavens T1 you could trigger it T4 (maybe even T3 if Speaker attacked T2 and T3)which will trigger resplendent etc... -T1 white source+ Cleric Class .T2 white source+bishop. T3 any land +Resplendent.
And so many ways of activating Resplendent on T4 than I am not even going to give you examples, xD.
And all of those plays leave to scenarios where you would be triggering her for every angel that ETBs and you would have both Speaker of the Heavens and Righteous Valkyrie online T4. The best scenarios you can hope for in your deck. It's rare but you can even get T4 wins out of that.
I haven't tried Seraph of the Scales it can be good. You clearly care about letting things behind when things die, so it fits that quite well, xD. I was going to suggest you Archangel of Tithes but I am seeing that its like 20 bucks in USD (wtf, its about 5 in here...) so forget about it, haha.
I haven't played the great hall so I don't know, modern is very fast so tapped lands are a no no for my liking. In the other hand you play 24 lands so a land that like Emeria's Call Flip is somewhat a "spell" is a good thing, I wish you could activate it not only as a sorcery though...maybe only 1 copy since it gives you only black mana, which only 1 card in your deck requires, so 90% its basically a colorless land? I don't know what to thing about the card, I suppose that's what playtesting is for, xD.
1 month ago
janederscore if you put in the deck Bishop of Wings , Righteous Valkyrie , Seraph Sanctuary , Cleric Class and Angel of Vitality I recommend you (unlesh money issues) to put at least a couple of resplendents in there. Thay are a great finisher and with so many life gain you will be activating it passively just by playing angels and doing your stuff. She's amazing. You have 12 different life gain triggers, I can't speak without trying it but I believe Cleric Class will end up neting you more +1/+1 than the other one, plus you can put them all in one creature and both the first and last modes of the class feel to me more useful to this deck. Legion Angel is a total overachiever, a must, she's been the MVP in my deck (which is my main that I use against tier1 decks and win with it) many matches. Yeah, first being bolt range sounds shitty but, well, it's not. It generates more value for your opponent than for you? Well... No, it doesn't, mor e like the total opposite. Are they going to have 3 bolts to stop the 3 straight turns of putting and angel and triggering all our stuff, even if it dies? No they are not going to, it overwhelmes opponents, they need to put a toon of resources to kill all of them while your angel replaces itself and nets you some triggers along the way. And she will be your most aggressive creature, the 4 power with evasion will matter and is a nice fast clock for the oponnent. Serra Avenger also dies to bolt, and you are rarely going to have 2 of them at the same time to play them together to make sure one survives. It's a dead card the whole early game, I wouldn't put more than 2 avengers in, you don't want to draw it until you can play it. I'll strongly suggest 2x Avengers and 2x Legion. But even if you want 4 avengers that's OK, is not a bad card, but at least give legion a try, you will be pleasently surprised (as I was, because I thought the same as you until I tried it). Yeah emeria's call doesn't ad much. No need for it. I told you just so you bear it in mind (I have to say anyway that I am from Europe and everything here is somewhere between 1/3rd and 2/3rds the price, so it's just like 2 bucks here) I've tried them, as sad as it is, I can assure you there is no black valkirye worth playing in modern. I do think that firgas retribution is slightly better than starnheim unleashed, but I don't think it's 60 bucks better if you know what I mean, specially if money is an issue. I'll rather spend that money in resplendent angels, they will win you more matches in the long run and is an easier card to sell if the moment arrives than mediocre lands. Plus it's price is growing lately, so maybe it's even a small investment.
The deck looks much better now than yesterday anyway, good luck fellow angel player, I am sure you will have a lot of fun with it!
1 month ago
janederscore run Bishop of Wings and think about Speaker of the Heavens , I know they are not angels but thay are more "angel tribal" than most angels, they are pretty cheap and they will add more value to the deck than the outcast or the segovian. Specially bishop, she's an MVP. It helps a lot holding the fort, activating Righteous passive and will give you tokens to keep giving them "papercuts" and blocking.
If you don't want to run bishop because it's not an angel I suggest you take out Resplendent Angel because you don't really have any way to trigger it but his own ability in the "probably too late" time and the 2 scrolls, and it's by far the most spensive card of the deck. With bishop and Seraph Sanctuary you can trigger it T3.
Out Bloodline Pretender and Paladin Class in Angel of Vitality and Cleric Class . They do comparable things, but I feel thay they will fit better and add more to the deck (assuming you put Bishop of Wings in, which you totally should). They will help you a lot reaching the 27 life mark for righteous (your biggest wincon for what I see) and for Speaker of the Heavens if you decide to play it.
Out scroll of Avacyn. In 2 Legion Angel and another 2 in the side. Surprisingly good. You don't need 5 life with all the gain you will get with the previous changes, more than enough to trigger resplendent many of your turns passively.
Youre most mana intensive cards are two 4cmc cards (4 with legion angel) , so your are OK with 23 lands. Take out a plains. Probably even take out two plains and add an Emeria's Call Flip (it doesn't add much anyway because you are rarely going to cast it and is a couple of bucks, so you can pass on that one if you want).
If you want to go even cheaper, just go mono white, most of the price is in the lands. Changeling outcast is not good enough, you should change it for one of the previously commented cards. And firgas retribution is not that good either. I've tried it and It's best part is the second hability but even that is not that good, because the creatures it allows you to kill are the ones that you could normally take care of in battle.and you rarely care about taking out blockers for the 3rd ability because most of your stuff flies. Put Starnheim Unleashed in, it's neither better or worse than friga's retribution as a finisher, and it will save you 50-60 dollars in lands.
Trying to think on the cheapest end of the spectrum that's how I'll probably both improve and cheapen the deck. I hope it helps!
1 month 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
Really like to see some Angel deck, seems fun too!
In my opinion being mono-white you could add another
without any trouble. Also because I didn't see a lot of costs in the list. On the same note, needing some cantrip and not having etb-tapped lands, what do you think of
? I think it would be useful because given white's draw rate, you could risk late-game landflooding.
Maybe you're interested in Scroll of Avacyn instead of Potion of Healing , the first being probably straight up better in this deck, and more on flavor.
If you ever partially give up on the Angel theme (which I'm not telling you to do, I love theme decks, and playing with friends using them is very fun) I'd consider Heliod's Pilgrim and in that case 1 or two Weight of Conscience , but that's purely hypothetical. I hope you find some use in my comment, cheers!
3 months ago
Also Ivory Tower popped up my mind, but I don't know, if it fits this deck.