Serra the Benevolent


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Mythic Rare

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Serra the Benevolent

Legendary Planeswalker — Serra

+2: Creatures you control with flying get +1/+1 until end of turn.

-3: Create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying and vigilance.

-6: You get an emblem with "If you control a creature, damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 reduces it to 1 instead."

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Serra the Benevolent Discussion

Mightyhulk1 on Elesh Norn.

1 week ago

Its cool bro I think it might need a bit more creatures to utilize the HUGE buff to your team. Also Resplendent Angel and Serra the Benevolent pretty deece in angels. Upvote from me for originality! Lets stay in touch bro

Kazierts on Serras Descendants

3 weeks ago

Well, small tips to begin with.

  • Divine Visitation does almost nothing and is quite mana expensive considering you have no ramp. It does help with Bishop of Wings , Ajani, Strength of the Pride and Serra the Benevolent . However, considering you have 24 other creatures that it doesn't work with and your planeswalkers won't continuously creature tokens since the'll eventually run out of loyalty, just take it out of the deck.

  • Don't get me wrong, Inkmoth Nexus is an amazing card but not in decks like these. Taking into Taking into account your deck is really heavy on mana costs, it probably won't have that many opportunities to attack. And if it attacks you have no way to pump it.

  • Just use Pearl Medallion instead of Oketra's Monument . It's cheaper and better.

Ixthinon on Naya Angels

3 weeks ago

Just to reiterate: Serra the Benevolent and Herald's Horn would be good additions.

I've always liked Boros Charm for RW decks too.

Lanzo493 on How to Trade Online

3 weeks ago

So what I want to do is trade Serra the Benevolent for a Karn Liberated . Of course I'd trade up to MSRP. But nobody at my LGS has a Karn. So I would love to do a trade online.

Are trades through TappedOut relatively safe, or do people just agree to the trade on TappedOut but do it through another website like Cardsphere? If I could, I'd love to do a trade just by using TappedOut because I'm not looking to get invested in a trading website.

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Also, this is obviously an open-ended cycle (it probably shouldn't even be called a cycle) so we can keep it going or end it whenever we get bored. But I figured it'll be hard for us to get bored with this one, since we're basically designing "signature companions" for our favorite planeswalkers. (If you want, you can even pick a planeswalker that wasn't in War, like Garruk or Serra the Benevolent .)

Dovin's Enforcer-Thopter

Artifact Creature - Thopter

Flying, vigilance

When Dovin's Enforcer-Thopter enters the battlefield, detain target creature an opponent controls.

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Patdypat on Serra's Playground

1 month ago

Hey Zerraphoon! Nice you want to play an Angel Tribal deck. The main problems with Angels is that they are really hard to cast and that they need indeed serious protection from being removed or worse stolen.

I think if you want to build a Selesnya Angel Deck you want either something that protects or ramps in the Command Zone. So for the first one i would recommend going for Shalai, Voice of Plenty or second category i would recommend Karametra, God of Harvests . Both are decent choices but in your place i would decide on Shalai, cause her protection is really good and on top of that she can be a mana sink with her ability and can buff up your whole squad.

To the other question:

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is a decent choice if you want to go the route of casting your Angels and using their already high Power and Toughness to make the even bigger. Most of the time you just need to have 2-3 counter on a 5/5 flying with lifelink and people get seriously scared of you and will try to either politic with you or remove what you have. The benefit of Nissa is that she comes down turn 3 and can hold herself against early aggression with her plant token she can make. Another added benefit is that her ult is not a game winning ult, which means you do get to ult her more than other planeswalkers and it is a decent payoff if you can protect her with your Angels. (Still don't count her into the Draw-category)

Ajani, the Greathearted is also something you want to have in your deck and yes i would cut Heliod any day for it. He gives you not only vigilance for all your beaters but also can regenerate health at a decent pace and ofc does the same thing Nissa does with his minus. He even buffs up your Nissa or Serra and gets them more activations.

Serra the Benevolent is obviously a perfect fit for Angel Tribal decks, flavor and synergy wise. She comes down early enough compared to how she can protect herself. A 4/4 flying vigilance most of the time is enough to protect her at this stage of the game even if she is on 1 loyalty. She should be used to make Angels but her ult is a game changing and can save you a lot of times. Normally you want to make at least one Angel do protect her, considering an empty board on your side and then +2 her till she ults. Her +2 seems kinda meh in the beginning but is decent value and makes quite the difference in a lot of games.

Chancellor of the Annex is an ok card and can be included if you like it. I would not play it cause of the high cmc to cast it later on if it sits in your opening hand. At this cmc you want Angel that remove something or bring something back out of your graveyard: Bruna, the Fading Light , Angel of Serenity , Angel of the Dire Hour , Emeria Shepherd would be examples that are better includes at this cmc spot. The problem is you dont want to much 7 and 8 cmc Angels cause it is not really easy to get to them and a 4 cmc Angel has most of the time more impact on the game bc it protects you and can also beat ppl up or interrupt their strategy like Linvala, Keeper of Silence so try to keep the average CMC down to have more fun with your deck.

Excise seems not that great and should not be included. There are better removal spells or flicker effects in white.

Some more tips:

If you want to got the route of putting counters on your Angels, go for the cards that put one counter on everything and cards that proliferate:

Mikaeus, the Lunarch --> is another Nissa, Ajani Effect on a creature

Cathars' Crusade --> could be something to include in Selesnya

Orzhov Advokist --> can protect you and give you counters

Karn's Bastion --> is always a good include in counter decks like these

Well thats all for now. Make sure to include a lot of Ramp and your typical Instant protection spells, if you want to play a deck like this.

Zerraphon on Serra's Playground

1 month ago

Hello! So I have a couple questions for you! Im running a Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis Angel tribal deck, but going to make it into a Sigarda Angel tribal. And I was wondering how well Nissa, Voice of Zendikar and Serra the Benevolent work in this deck! what would be some recommendations for card/draw and control in selesnya colors you could give? Im thinking about buying interesting underrated cards like Excise and maybe a Chancellor of the Annex also would you prefer to have the Ajani, the Greathearted over something like Heliod, God of the Sun ? Or do you have Ajani because of aatraxa?

slasherturtle on

1 month ago

It may be best to try to focus on two or three specific colors to make your mana base a little more consistent. RUG are the best colors for dragons so maybe if you could drop some of your greedier-costed White and Black cards, such as Serra the Benevolent , Dakkon Blackblade , Debt to the Deathless , Pox , Settle the Score , Leyline of the Void , Heightened Awareness , and Divine Intervention and replace them with some ramp spells, cheaper dragons, and potentially some anthems, I think you've definitely got more consistency and less dead draws than you did before.

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