Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
flying fat, gain life - what is not to love?
card is a complete no-brainer in limited.
She IS a reason to find white to play. You
would *NEVER* get her in your sealed card pool and
not play her. It's required.
constructed, she is the fat beating Weenie White
decks have needed for a long time. Amazing
in any deck playing white.
said it before and I will say it now, going on the
Angel is the best creature in Onslaught."
Current Price: $8.45
A big, fat beating. Yes, she costs 6 ... if you
want to cast her that way.
Most of the time, though, you'll be
"casting" her turn 4. That is, putting
her into play turn 3, and morphing her the next
If this were in at the same time Flametongue Kavu
was in, we could have had
a playable Angel. As it is, we'll take it now, and
run with it for the next
And if you're not playing her in limited, you
either must have the worst
white ever to grace a sealed pool, or you're doing
This is review is going to be rather short as I
am still mourning the result of last night's
American elections which will escort us back to
the 1950's instead of into the 21st century. Now
to the review...
(Editor's Note: The views of Rob
Lawing do not necessarily reflect the views of
Pojo.com or anyone associated with the site,
especially the guy posting this. -Scott)
Angels have been around in Magic since the
beginning. Generally they have been expensive,
high powered creatures, with a special ability
of some sort. Some have made a small impact on
the format and some made none at all. Exalted
Angel is morphable which makes it de facto
cheaper to cast and it also has a spirit link
effect. This seems to make it very playable in
many decks. In Limited this lady is just a big
Man I love this card! I think everyone else loves
as well. Its good enough to use as a kill card in
U/W deck and its quick enough to put in a WW
deck. Yes I know you can't splash it into decks
don't heavily use white but that still isn't going
stop me giving this girl a 5 in constructed.
She's just a bomb in limited (morph, evasion, life
gain, really powerful and really tough) so long as
get enough other quality white cards to make a
commitment to white. This is the only reason
angel doesn't get a 5 in limited from me - so I'll
give her a 4.5 instead.
Exalted Angel - the epitome of everything that can
be done right with
white creatures. White has met with a lot of
stinkers since Rebels and
the key white components to U/W Control cycled out
of Type II two years
ago. Exalted Angel is a card that can
possibly help blue white make a
comeback as a teir one Type II deck, even though
the deck would not
necessarily be control. It trumps Serra
Angel because of it's 4th turn
option (through its Morph ability), and comes
through over Iridecent
Angel because it comes out anywhere from a
single turn to three full
turns ahead of it. She's fast, but good for
control as well. A home,
though, has not been fully established with the
exception of White
Weenie to a certain extent. A 3.5 in
In limited, she's big, she's a 4/5, she gains
life, and she can come out
on turn four?????? It goes first pick
whether you like it or not, with
the only exceptions I'm seeing possibly being is
Slice and Dice, and
even then it boils down to what color your
playing. A 4.5 in limited.
It's just a bomb that shifts a game when
This card was
mainly made for draft, and big game. But the morph
cost may just make the grade for constructed. It
takes up your 3rd turn morphing it, then your next
turn it takes up to finally be able to attack.
Still its kinda slow, and easy to remove. Most
likely this card will just land up, overshadowed
by better cards. Another pretty angel that has a
In draft its
a load. If this thing comes out 4th turn, chances
are your opponent is going to go "scoop"
soon, unless they pull off a lucky strike on her.
A 4/5 flyer thats spirit linked is really hard to
handle, especially since her backside is so big
for such a cheap morph cost.
consider counter-drafting this if I opened it up
or it came by. Unless I was sure I could deal with
it, and I reallllly needed another card in the
But most likely this thing would be hate drafted,
if it wasn't in my colors.