Youthful Valkyrie

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Standard Brawl Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Youthful Valkyrie

Creature — Angel


Whenever another Angel enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Youthful Valkyrie.

MTGBurgeoning on Linvala, Giada, & Akroma

4 months ago

Thank you for the suggestions! Land Tax, Smothering Tithe and Urza's Incubator are great recommendations and will be slam-dunk inclusions once copies of them become available. Adding Starnheim Aspirant and Youthful Valkyrie are also strong considerations, especially Starnheim Aspirant. With SOOO many Angels from which to choose, Youthful Valkyrie got squeezed out during the initial construction of this build, opting instead for Angels the provide more versatile abilities, which applies to Starnheim Aspirant. Revisions may be on the way! Thank you and happy brewing!

AlucardZain on Linvala, Giada, & Akroma

4 months ago

Starnheim Aspirant, Youthful Valkyrie and Urza's Incubator would help this deck! I'm also building Giada as well, figured I'd help out!

BioProfDude on Awakening of Brisela, Voice of Nightmares

9 months ago

Why 2x Amaranthine Wall instead of just 3x Youthful Valkyrie? I also think you want 4x Righteous Valkyrie in this deck. It's actually a super good card.

You have a lot of "one-ofs" in this deck. I would try to pick which of those are the best, then increase the number of a few rather than trying to have a little of everything. Pioneer is a fast format and I think you'll find you rarely have games where you get that single thing you want if there's only a single copy of it.

Last, I think you need a few more creatures to make this work. I think you'll get stuck with a lot of non-creature cards in your hand and no creatures to target. Probably 24 to 28 creatures for this type of deck is a good idea.

Overall, it's a good start. You just need to focus a bit more and get a higher density of your best cards.

darkmus on Ang-Hellic

1 year ago

BotaNickill It's true that Giada, Font of Hope has made t2 a pretty important turn for this deck, if we have both her and Bishop of Wings what you play will pretty much determine our strategy for your next few turns. But overall we want bishop first. Think that every angel you cast with Bishop still in hand, is a bishop trigger you miss.

Of course this is not a rule, and there are many exception depending on the match up and mainly which one opens more plays with the rest of your hand. But I'll say that most exceptions normally involve ramping:

1- If we need her to ramp in t3 a t4 play. For example, in my build Giver of Runes, into Giada, Font of Hope into Shalai, Voice of Plenty or Sigarda, Font of Blessings is almost as good or even better depending on the matchup than Resplendent Angel online on t3. Or if we have both Giada and bishop, but also Youthful Valkyrie we may want to go Giada first so we can play the other 2 on t3 for a way more aggressive play.

2- If you kept a 2 lander without an Aether Vial or the vial has been removed, specially on the draw. We can't afford to miss our first landrops.

Overall, I'll say that if you don't need ramping next turn, Bishop is the best first option more often than not.

BotaNickill on Ang-Hellic

1 year ago

Yeah Im stoked I finally found a couple Youthful Valkyrie, they are surprisingly elusive Cards. As far as the MTGA goes, I guess I was mostly talking about weaknesses for the Angel Archetype in general, Modern or Historic, bc I basically have the same game plan on both. Gain Life, make big Angels, smash face with fluff! Lol. I was thinking boardwipes have been an issue, and counterspells. combo decks sometimes. And the fast creature builds when I have a slow start. I think Heroic Intervention is a good one for board wipes or even targeted removal, And the Caverns of course, for counterspells.

I do the same thing with the daily rewards on Arena, I have decks for every color, but once those are done, I shoot for the 15 Wins with my favorite decks. Usually the coco Angels. I added the new Sigarda to that as well for playtesting. Hey side note, I am having trouble getting those paths to switch to the promo printing with the Angel on T.O. what set code did you use to make it display correctly? It says (PRM) on the card, but T.O. doesn't accept it. Thanks again for all the advice!

BotaNickill on Ang-Hellic

1 year ago

Wow, I hadn't seen that vs of path yet! I just ordered 3 along with 4 of the new Sigarda, and a couple Youthful Valkyrie, which I have been wanting for a while. Now I can build the deck as Orzhov or Selesnya! As far as problems go, I played a Dozen or so rounds on arena last night and the decks I had trouble with had a ton of board wipes and removal/counterspells. And planeswalkers. Or decks that just went off too fast like goblins or slivers or elves. I know Cavern of Souls helps with counterspells but they are outside budget right now, and not on Arena, the Heroic Interventions would help with the board wipes, and in I have those, so there's another point for green! I added my third Aether Vial back in for now, I don't have a fourth yet. Waiting on my Sigarda, Font of Blessings to show up now!

BotaNickill on Ang-Hellic

1 year ago

zapyourtumor Thanks for the upvote and for the helpful advice! I love outside input! My tabletop play group is pretty limited these daze! I don't get out for competitive modern events much anymore, but I still like to be competitive! I mostly play on arena, but Historic just isn't quite the same as Modern. I play Coco Angels on Arena, and I fully agree that the Youthful Valkyrie is a total star, but this is my live Deck and I do not yet own physical copies. The Serra Avenger was a cheaper/more readily available option at the time, all That being said, Aside from My EDH Kaalia and Sigarda decks, this is my baby! So maybe it's time to order some! I didn't realize that Sensei's Divining Top was banned in modern. This site usually flags illegal cards. My bad! I had three copies of Aether Vial in the deck at first along with the Serra Avengers, but I always feel like I want to draw more cards, which is something not many white decks do, aside from bogle/enchantress. Aether Vial is great when you have cards to put into to play with it! I have a playset of Esper Sentinel, and while I like it, and it's a pretty good card, it's even better when you can make it bigger, which is something this deck doesn't really do. Still, I feel like the sentinel or Speaker of the Heavens is the better play? or the Giver of Runes?

Path to Exile is a great card, and so is Fatal Push no question there. In my play group I happen to run into Stormbreath Dragon a lot, and that is the reason I am running cards like Doomblade or Go for the Throat, I've also been playing around with Lay Down Arms a bit and Soul Partition but yeah, not good against Stormbreath Dragon, lol.

Anywho! Thanks again for the comments and suggestions! Much appreciated

zapyourtumor on Ang-Hellic

1 year ago

I'd lower the curve a bit if you want the deck to be more competitive. If you want to keep Brisela in for the fun that's obviously your choice, but the chances of you getting her on the battlefield are pretty slim.

I 100% think you should move the 4 Youthful Valkyries from the maybeboard to the mainboard.

Sensei's Divining Top is not legal in modern (or legacy for that matter).

I'd probably run more Path to Exile, or maybe a couple Fatal Push over some of the other more expensive removal spells you have.

Resplendent Marshal may be worth considering, since it buffs all your angels and also gives a ton of value even if it gets removed.

Segovian Angel is obviously nothing fancy, but you don't have many proactive turn 1 plays.

Serra Avenger could be funny if you go for 3-4 Aether Vial, else probably not worth including.

Not sure if Angelic Curator is worth it as a sideboard card against artifacts, but it is pretty funny. Heliod's Intervention or Kataki, War's Wage might just be more direct though.

Linvala is pretty garbage in the current meta but always a sideboard card to keep your eye on. Currently the only deck she's good against is Yawg.

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