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Top 10 Cards of 2012

Restoration Angel
- Avacyn Restored

Reviewed December 26, 2012

Constructed: 4.08
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.08
Multiplayer: 4.08

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Restoration Angel

My opinion of this card hasn't changed much since we reviewed it last. The real power in this card is in the fact that it's a combat trick AND a decently-costed flier. As such, it's only as strong as when you play it. If you drop it on your main phase, and just blink out one of your dudes as a formality, it's actually a pretty mediocre card. If you attack with your other creatures, then play her second main phase so that one of your other creatures "untaps" to block, that's a little better--especially if your new blocker had previously been underneath an Arrest. It'd be better still if you waited until your opponent attacked, or tried to point a kill spell at one of your creatures, so that you could use the Angel's Flash to effectively disrupt an opponent's strategy. It's got a lot of potential, but it really depends on the skill of the player, and the awareness of the opponent to realize what four untapped Plains might unleash.

Constructed- 4.25
Limited- 4.5
Casual- 4.25
Multiplayer- 4.5


Welcome back readers this card is quite powerful Restoration Angel a powerful aggressive creature that provides some powerful synergies with cards such as Thragtusk. In standard this card combines with Thragtusk extremely well providing a life boost against aggressive decks and another token to become aggressive yourself. The flash is relevant in instances you want to try and play around counter spells and the sizable body that can also just save creatures from removal and provide powerful blocks is amazingly strong. In modern I could see this seeing some play it protects against removal and is a decent body with some positive interactions with creatures such as Vendillion Clique or Venser. In legacy and vintage I don’t see this card making as much of a splash. In casual and multiplayer this is an angel making it a well supported and popular tribe and it combines so well with the multitude of enter the battlefield creatures making it a slam dunk. In limited it’s an evasive flyer and can provide some value depending on your other creatures an powerful choice. Overall an amazing angel that is super playable everywhere.
Constructed :4.0
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

The number six card of the year is Restoration Angel which is a four
 mana White 3/4 with Flying, Flash, and when it enters the battlefield
 it can exile a non-angel creature you control and then return it to
 play.  Like other blink effects this is a very useful trick in
 response to removal, combat, or just to reset counters or a comes into
 play ability.  The casting cost is good for a 3/4 with evasion and
 being able to cast it on an opponent's turn is always a beneficial
 option.  A deck using this should have at least a few creatures that
 take advantage of the effect and it is likely that this card will see
 regular play for quite some time.
 In Limited this is a great card that works well offensively thanks to
 evasion and defensively with Flash, but also can effectively counter
 an opponent's targeted removal.  Any deck with some White mana can
 benefit from using this and the single symbol requirement makes it
 easy for splashing or multicolor builds.  A clear first pick in
 Booster and inclusion for Sealed builds is an obvious choice whenever
 Constructed: 4.0
 Casual: 4.0
 Limited: 4.5
 Multiplayer: 4.0

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