10 Best Magic the Gathering Angels Ever Printed
These deadly angels turn the game around, They are, infact, the strongest, quickest, and sexiest cards ever printed…
Who doesn’t like angels? They represent a heavenly power and bring some umph to any magic game. Not to mention the beauty and coolness of kicking the crap out of your opponent with a card that actually depicts grace… These are the best 10 angels for your decks… opponents of white decks everywhere, beware!
Blinding Angel – last printing : 2005
Ha. For holding a sword upside down, this card packs a lot of punch. A wonderful edition to any mono-white deck, and the root of some white control decks, blinding angel is one of my personal favorites as well.
Battlegrace Angel - last printing : 2008
Although situationaly, Battlegrace comes up little short compared to the other cards on this list, she’s in her element in a Bant deck. Several Battlegrace Angels can usualy mean a quick loss or concession from your opponent.
Iona, Shield of Emeria – last printing: 2009
With the largest attack and defense on any angel printed yet and tied for the highest mana cost. Iona is one bulky card. Unfortunately that draws away from her usability slightly. None the less, the ability to shut an entire deck down with one cast is nothing to scoff at. She is particularly ept at EDH, just don’t your opponent get ahold of her from out of play!
Pristine Angel -last printing : 2004
I LOVE this card. Pristine angel brings a lot to the table in terms of versatility. I actually use it for defense more than attack but heck yes you could use it for both. 4/4 for 6 is a good price to pay for this chick.
Adarkar Valkyrie – last printing : 2006
It’s a close call between the next couple, but the Valkyrie comes up a little short. A game saver for pretty much any white deck, she’s saved my butt a couple of times. Kudos to Jeremy Jarvis for, in my opinion, the coolest illustration of the angels.
Linvala, Keeper of Silence – Last Printing- 2010
Linvala is a new character to the MTG story line, with in my opinion, very little character. Unfortunalty with all the attention the planeswalkers are getting, Linvala is pretty much just a name. On the plus side she has the capability of shutting down many of the cards on this list and even creature’s mana abilities. A very constricting play for your opponents to face, Linvala is begining to do some major work in decks around the world.
Exalted Angel – last printing : 2002
Woa. A 4th turn 4/5 flier? yep, with lifelink. This is a staple card for any collector or player. There was no more effective early game angel. Although outdated by monstrosities such as Baneslayer nowadays, she still deserves a top spot on the list due to her powerful history. Even today, Exalted Angel holds down the fort in many white decks.
Akroma, Angel of Wrath – Last printing : 2006
The Winner of the popular contest, Akroma is a little more powerful and unique in her white form. The problem is the mana cost, but if you get her out, many people consider the game over (particularly EDH). This is one of the sought after cards in the game due to its novelty, rarity and power.
Baneslayer Angel – Last Printing : 2009
19 out of 20 times this angel is the best of the best. With all those abilities, she is unstop-able for only 5 mana! Baneslayer Angel is the second most expensive card with the new card design and one of the most sought after cards in the game! But there is something she cant do…
…and the winner is…
Platinum Angel- last printed : 2009
Yes this is a controversial pick, but read it. Platinum Angel may be the biggest target in the game for control, kill and removal and seldomly actually gets to work. But, if it manages to gain shroud or last on the board for a finite amount of time you can’t lose the game unless you conceed, and you cant get any better than that.
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