Miss USA as I
like to call her, I always seem to want to pay
echo on this card. The only thing that makes this
card vulnerable is that it dies to Flametongue
Kavu. Besides that, she's saweet. A 4.5 in both
limited and constructed.
a long time I waited for a card like this to
come along in my favorite colors. Of course, it
came along right after I quit magic. Same with
Prophetic Bolt. Makes me sad - since Star
Spangled Slaughter would have been my favorite
deck of all time.
Rating: Hark, the herald angel sings!
Rating: 3 (one point for each color)
This might be my
favorite angel. She flies, doesn't tap to attack,
and is a force on defense and offense.
Too bad she seems to have a
bulls-eye on her chest for FTK to shoot at,
In Limited, drafting her
early and expecting to play her defines what
colors you are drafting and therefore she might
not be a solid pick early in the draft. In sealed,
she is a definate reason to play URW, but not a
angel (Desolation Angel) this card was great in
both constructed and limited IBC block decks. A
3/4 for 1RWU was very doable in IBC because all
3 colors had great cards plus opposing colors
had dual lands and many good gold cards
requiring some mix of RWU. The haste and no tap
to attack were just very nice bonuses. I am not
sure she fits into the current type 2 metagame
in any meaningful way but if there is a viable 3
color RWU deck she would certainly merit a slot
She also had cool
art and RWU is great because it is patriotic in
a sport filled with commie pinkos and the
Godfather loves America.
Well this angel is
definitely one of the more fun ones we have
covered this week. The only downfall is that
Lightning Angel happens to have the drawback of
having three colors. The decks that do play
it (such as Star Spangled Slaughter) put it to
full use. Also, the fact that is has haste
can be crucial is some situations.
Switching gears to limited is a bit different.
As good as this card is in constructed, the
three color problem can be worse in limited.
It's not completely unreasonable though.
I would consider taking it. The
priority it would have would depend on how my
draft had gone to that point. If I were to
open it first pack, it might just be worth taking
and forcing three colors just to play it.
Lightning Angel has 'solid'
written all over it. Not literally, but the 3
abilities make it a great blocker and an evasive
attacker. The mana cost is low at 4, but the 3
colours mean that you'll only see this angel in a
slim variety of decks. Lightning Angel is a very
useful card, but it won't win games by itself.
In constructed, look out for
slow decks to play this as a win condition. I
can't see it as too high a pick in limited, thanks
solely to the 3 different colours needed.