Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
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Reviewed January 20, 2004
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game store owner (Shuffle and Cut Games,CA)
This seems like a
great idea, doesn't it? She's on the board and you
CAN'T lose. Well, it is, and forces your opponent
to have a way to deal with it or they will
straight up lose. Now, in today's formats,
Artifact removal is fairly commonplace, but they
better have saved it for this faceless beauty, or
limited, where removal of any kind can be
hard to find, she can be exceptional. She'd be
pretty cool with a Leonin Abunas on the board, too
(2/5 creature, your artifacts can't be the target
of spells or abilities). The Abunas would protect
here, and they would have to remove it first, then
This angel could
really shine in Casual, where almost no one is
packing artifact removal, especially main deck.
Get her on the board and your opponents will start
including arti. removal, though, I bet. ;)
*game store employee
A Platinum hit in
all formats. This forces your opponent to remove
this before you truly die. Effective as a
control card in some control decks, and serves
for 4 as well. If you happen to Lightning
Greaves this up, you are close to invulnerable
(barring something like Wrath of God).
Again, this can be
very annoying in casual. However, your
opponent's decks will adapt to something like
this, so I wouldn't count on sitting on this for
too long. Still a good card though.
In limited, with the
limited amount of removal, this is a no-brainer.
Constructed - 4
Casual - 4.5
Limited - 5
* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)
* pro tour player
* Scrye writer since 2002
Lots of people are
split on this card. I also think that some
people really like this card, but consider it to
be a fun card or a 'little kid' card. That
doesn't make it any less playable in constructed
formats. It's a bit expensive and all, but not
being able to lose the game is a pretty good
effect to have on your side of the table.
Besides it's also and angel that flies and can
fight for you.
I will agree that
this is the ultimate casual player card though.
It's hard for us to keep these on our shelves at
even the $10-12 price tag. Everyone likes this
card. There are some interesting situations
when this hits the table in multiples. I have
to say that this is definitely one of the
ultimate casual player cards in the game.
In limited, you
definitely take this card. Artifact removal is
already limited and chances are that they are
going to blow them on something else when they
draw it. Either way, this things does a lot to
Weak in the block, since all the removal kills
creatures or artifacts, but
it is a 4/4 flier, and it can on occasion be a
life saver... and it becomes
infinitely better with a lightning greaves or
leonin abunas to back it up.
And something to get around how expensive it is
wouldn't hurt, too.
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
*Game Store Owner (Gamer's Edge)
Mmmmmm, never before
has an Angel been so pretty. She swings for 4 in
the air, and she stops you from losing. This is
the kind of card I canít say a lot of in Card of
the Day except ďItís really good. Itís well costed.
It will win you games.Ē
* Level 1 DCI
*game store employee
* gaming for over 15 years
I remember when I first heard
about this card and I thought that it couldnít
possibly be true. Well I was wrong and casual
players everywhere started heading to their local
game store trying to find ways to deal with this
Angel. This card just isnít bad in any real way.
Its cost is perfect and its not that hard to get
rid of. In limited you love having this guy and in
constructed you can protect this flyer all day
long and pile up the wins. Warning- Platinum Angel
+ Lightning Greaves on a repeated basis may cause
your opponent to want to hurt you.
Platinum Angel is just
a nuts card in decks like control that can protect
it. Backed with counterspells the game will last
until you can seize the upperhand, assuming you
get it out soon enough. In my book, any card that
forces the opponent to find an answer is strong.
Constructed - Best
potential even at its high cost- 4.00
Limited - A flying
creature is always good - 4.00
Casual - Another
card not likely to make friends - 3.95
Itís a chase rare and
it isnít that bad but what deck will you put it
in? It would be redundant to put this in control
and other decks are much faster than this. I donít
think it will see that much play in Constructed.
In Casual, play it
a few times and you will see how good this is.
In Limited, you
canít lose the game. If they canít remove it, buh
First things first.
Swords are cool. It's a known fact. Flying is
also cool. But it is all the much cooler when
you have wings, cause wings look pwerful, and
yeah, flying without wings just makes you look
like David Copperfield. So...winged angel with
a sword, by all rights should be cool. Right?
Right! Is Platnium Angel cool? In any other
set she would of been. However, Every limited
event in which I have used her, I have never
once been in negative life totals. I think I
have hurt my opponent with her once. Normally,
she is shattered or alters lighted, or whatever
before she has a chance to be cool. In all
rights, this card should be king. However, it
has never done anything for me. So my ratings
are horribly biased.
Constructed Rating -
2 (People have the dreaded sideboard that
normally is more than well enough equipped to
Limited rating - 1
(only because if you open her, you can be sure
you will play the guys who picked every single
artifact removal spell!)
Nasty bitter "i have
opened 4 angels and never had a chance to use
her" rating - 100