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Angel of Sanctions
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Angel of Sanctions
- Amonkhet

Reviewed Sept. 12, 2017

Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 4.13
Limited: 5.00
Multiplayer: 3.75
Commander [EDH]: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Angel of Sanctions

We have had a number of creatures that had similar comes-into-play effects, mostly affecting creatures specifically - the most notable ones were Fiend Hunter and Angel of Serenity. This creature, though, is the first one that has the full Oblivion Ring effect, and that in itself is fairly significant; similarly significant, its embalm ability means that your opponent needs an exile effect to be entirely sure of getting their card back. Embalm also opens the door to some interesting and powerful interactions with cards like Anointed Procession. In the long term, I'd recommend having any kind of Oblivion Ring effects in your collection ahead of the change to the planeswalker uniqueness rule. Statistically, you are quite likely to run into someone who decides to make a Gideon tribal deck.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

James H.

Angel of Sanctions (9/12)

It’s Banishing Light appended to a 3/4 body, which makes it pretty powerful indeed. Angel of Sanctions is a nice way to answer a threat and provide one of your own, and it even has the stats to not immediately go “splut" on resolution. It’s maybe not amazing in combat, but it's still quite doable, and it does a lot of work.

And, of course, Embalm gives it added value after death. It lets you bring back the Angel after its untimely demise to get rid of something else, and that helps elevate it into a menacing threat worthy of mythic status (for its impact on Limited).

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 3.5
Commander: 4

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