Creature — Angel Cleric
At the beginning of each end step, if you gained 4 or more life this turn, create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying and vigilance.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Valkyrie Harbinger Discussion
2 months ago
Hey, what you have so far is fine with many good cards, but also quite a few cards that look out of place or could be replaced with better even budget options. I see that you're not finished yet with your first version since have only 18 lands as well as missing Command Tower.
I want to mention that if you want to gain life then a good way is playing flying Angels who have lifelink who you can cheat onto the battlefield with Kaalia or even cast. Gaining life from attacking Angels goes well with the overall game plan of cheating creatures onto the battlefield attacking.
After you add more lands to get 35-38 then also consider adding more ramp?
Cards such as Wanderer's Twig and Armillary Sphere are not ramp since they don't put the land you get onto the battlefield, it goes into your hand for a land drop. These types of cards are quite bad when there's actual mana rock ramp that could be added. Weathered Wayfarer also isn't ramp, but the difference is it can be a repeatable effect to get a land which is worth it from a one drop. A reason to add more ramp is as a backup plan to be able to cast high CMC creatures if and when Kaalia gets disrupted since don't count on having/controlling Kaalia all game.
I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
Hey, well done so far on a budget.
Consider the Emeria Shepherd + Pyre of Heroes interaction with basic Plains? Shepherd is an Angel to reanimate because then she along with Plains can reanimate any nonland permanent. The interaction of these two cards comes from being able to sac an Angel to tutor for to cheat another one onto the battlefield and then reanimate the Angel you just saced with Shepherd. Just by playing a land Shepherd can get a nonland permanent into your hand such as Mind Stone to cast to help to trigger Firja.
Angel of the Ruins has a powerful ETB effect and is another nice Angel with Shepherd because any land can return Ruins to your hand to then plainscycle to search for a Plains. Another interaction with Pyre is repeatedly sacing the same Angel such as Angel of Despair and reanimating it with Shepherd as long as you have Plains.
Firja as a five drop starts the chain nicely with Pyre when saced to get a six drop Angel such as Valkyrie Harbinger and then Harbringer the next turn gets Shepherd. From there get back Harbringer with Shepherd and then sac it later on to get Sephara, Sky's Blade.
Profane Tutor is a budget low CMC tutor that you cast from suspend. Open the Armory is a low CMC tutor to get Mask of Memory or Animate Dead. Dawn of Hope can do a lot when your Commander has lifelink as well as has evasion.
Court of Grace can be repeatable Angels as well as draw from the monarch. Flying Angels especially ones with vigilance can help to defend for you to keep the monarch, not letting your opponents do combat damage to you. Cleric Class is another one mana card that can help to gain life to trigger various effects and the other levels are good too.
Apprentice Necromancer has interaction with Sun Titan to repeatedly reanimate any 3 CMC or less permanent for one black mana. With Titan in your graveyard reanimate him with Necromancer. Titan ETB reanimates Necromancer and Titan has haste thus he attacks reanimates any other 3 CMC or less permanent. At your end step Titan is saced putting him in your graveyard to reanimate again with Necromancer on your next turn and repeat.
Titan can reanimate Evolving Wilds which is fuel for Emeria Shepherd. Because of Titan For one black mana you could repeatedly trigger Shepherd two times until you run out of Plains or nonland permanents to reanimate/recur. Patriarch's Bidding and Victimize are upgrades for some reanimate spells and Bidding is now a budget card.
Dark Ritual is one mana to help to cast a second spell to trigger Firja or use it to help to cast Firja since she's double black mana cost. Orzhov Signet, Talisman of Hierarchy, Mind Stone are some budget mana rock additions/upgrades. Caves of Koilos, Shineshadow Snarl, Snowfield Sinkhole, Path of Ancestry, Esper Panorama, Ash Barrens are some budget lands to consider adding.
If interested in any of these suggestions then I offer more advice of cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
TheBubbaEA It really depends on your playgroup's meta when considering certain strategies. If your group has a lot of board wipes 3.45 will be too slow and hard to rebuild a board state if you are hard casting all your creatures. For me personally I like explosive turns so I find ways to generate a lot of tokens or cheat out a bunch of creatures near the end game (in my playgroup turn 10+). For example using effects like Omniscience , Rise of the Dark Realms .
If you do choose to go more aggro angels may not be the best option due to their avg high cmc. But if you do stick with angels a couple other cards worth considering would be:
- Herald of War
- Herald's Horn
- Oketra's Monument
- Warden of Evos Isle
- The Book of Exalted Deeds
- Thraben Watcher
- Righteous Valkyrie
- Valkyrie Harbinger (There are other cards with similar effect)
- Bishop of Wings
- Speaker of the Heavens
- Geist of Saint Traft
Some other cards I like, although may not be quite right for this deck:
- Basri Ket (For that -2) similar to Launch the Fleet
- Basri's Lieutenant
- Luminous Broodmoth
- Brought Back
- Storm Herd (Very high cmc but high reward when paired with Odric, Lunarch Marshal + Akroma, Vision of Ixidor )
- Well of Lost Dreams
Some white staples(some are quite expensive):
- Smothering Tithe
- Mangara, the Diplomat
- Esper Sentinel
- Land Tax
- Felidar Retreat
- Keeper of the Accord
- Archaeomancer's Map
- Verge Rangers
Sorry only white cards come to mind as I myself was building a mono white angels deck.
5 months ago
My hesitancy on Blade Historian is only that things are tight as-is and it it neither Angel nor soldier. But that Double Strike... Still looking for wiggle room for a few things. Valkyrie Harbinger and Tithe Taker and Constable of the Realm especially. But still...
5 months ago
Primary Recommendations: Doom Whisperer - Angel of Deliverance - Archfiend of Spite - Chancellor of the Annex - Demon of Loathing - Overseer of the Damned - Skyline Despot - Terror of Mount Velus - Sower of Discord -
Secondary Recommendations: Backdraft Hellkite - Demon of Wailing Agonies - Angel of the Ruins - Emeria Shepherd - Exquisite Archangel - Herald of Anguish - Resolute Archangel - Thunder Dragon - Tyrant's Familiar - Adarkar Valkyrie - Angelic Guardian - Angelic Skirmisher - Burning-Rune Demon - Goremand - Mordant Dragon - Rakshasa Debaser - Sower of Discord - Subjugator Angel - Valkyrie Harbinger - Anya, Merciless Angel -
7 months ago
Xenopigeon, thanks for the support. I did actually notice the price increased by about 200$ or so within the last year, so I highly recommend proxying it.
As for lifegain, it's okay, but it definitely plays pretty greedily when it comes to the lifegain package (there isn't really one). When Bolas's Citadel comes out, it can really hurt sometimes so add some lifegian for sure if you feel it needs it. I'd personally run Windborn Muse over Archangel of Tithes because a lot of our creatures have flying and combat damage to face isn't one of the main concerns.
As for Valkyrie Harbinger , to me it looks like a double costed Resplendent Angel . Yeah it can trigger itself, but remember that Liesa should be in play pretty much always thanks to its tax cheat, and she has 5 power for Resplendent. I'd say it's an okay budget alternative, a bit expensive though.
7 months ago
Sorry double post, thoughts on Valkyrie Harbinger for that extra teeny lifegain payoff?
9 months ago
I managed to get a test game in yesterday and that combo of having Bishop of Wings and Righteous Valkyrie was gaining me so much life. I still like the idea of Spirit Mantle over Light of Hope for now but with all that life gain, I wasn't doing much with it. I am going to try running another Valkyrie Harbinger and see if that helps. Otherwise I may try to make room for a 3rd Angelic Accord .