Serra the Benevolent

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

Serra the Benevolent occurrence in decks from the last year

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Serra the Benevolent Discussion

Drcfan on Mono White Angels

1 month ago


  • Hm it doesnt seem to have a consistent plan nor a legit format. I would suggest to go for modern since it has a lot of cards in its pool and is the most common 60 cards format besides standard. I am an Angels Deck builder since 6 years, so i have a couple of suggestions. Of course that doesnt mean that you have to change something, i mean it is just a suggestion and all the mentioned cards wont fit anyway in a 60 cards deck. Try to make it more consistent if needed by playing 4-of or tutor effects.

  • Since you mentioned your friend plays burn, i will give you some cards that will make your winrate nearly 100% against burn. Burn has barely no chance against lifegain decks. Angels can be build in a lifegain way, which i am personally no fan of but many are, so here we go.

  • If you want to check out a non lifegain modern Angel deck, you can check out Devotion to White Angels.



Kind Regards Drcfan

Lanzo493 on Favorite Mtg Art?

5 months ago

I love the foil Serra the Benevolent and the SL Sliver Overlord. If it looks good in foil, then I generally like the art.

golgarigirl on Why Do Demons in this …

6 months ago

On Dominaria, at least, I always assumed the angels were pretty females because they were made (for the most part) by and in Serra the Benevolent's image...a pretty female. I guess most other planes followed suit simply because we spent, still, the vast majority of Magic's history on Dominaria and people decided to follow suit.

For Malach of the Dawn, I actually got a chance to ask the artist why he went with not only a male, but a man of color for the angel (both elements in contrast to most angel designs thus far). He said that Wizards gave him a lot of freedom for the design, since it was a generic angel and not a named character. And it's what he just felt like doing at the time.

Demons are often monstrous because horns, fangs, and claws are an easy visual representation of corruption/twisting of virtue, which is what they are usually metaphors for (classically speaking). And that traditionally means 'evil'.

multimedia on

6 months ago

Hey, nice start, mono white can be tricky to build and play in Commander. You have Avacyn, Angel of Hope, make her the Commander? This is Angel tribal, but using Elesh Norn as Commander is strange...

No matter the Commander with Angel tribal Angels take up most, if not all, the high CMC spots in the deck because the best Angels have high CMCs. My advice is cut the majority of the other nonAngel high CMC (5 CMC or higher) cards. Ramp and Angels should be priority.

Cards to consider cutting right away because they're not as good as other cards or are redundancy you don't need:

This is 20 cards that doing a quick look over are subpar compared to the rest. The next 10 cards are cut to streamline by choosing the most important cards at different CMCs and cutting the others. Cards to consider cutting:

The last four cards is where it gets difficult to make cuts, but continue to streamline:

Hopefully this info helps and I offer more advice especially if you change to Avacyn, Angel of Hope as Commander since there's several good interactions to take advantage of.

Good luck with your deck.

UnbanHogaak on The White Party, Planeswalker edition.

7 months ago

Serra the Benevolent seems bad seeing as none of your creatures are flyers, and Basri, Devoted Paladin doesn't really seem enough to warrant being included. I'd recommend Elspeth, Sun's Champion if you want a strong CMC 6 walker that can close out games.

Monomanamaniac on My Deck is my Phylactery

8 months ago

I don't really know enough about this archetype to comment on cuts to be honest. Maybe a couple of your stax cards since there seems to be an abundant amount of them. Now for additions I'd suggest Luminous Broodmoth mainly because solemnity is one of your star cards. Maybe also Angel of Grace and/or Serra the Benevolent if you're really into that I can never die feel

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