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God, how can I sum up how awesome this card is and continues to be? It has an evasion skill, can attack and block every single turn under normal circümstances, and is Lightning Bolt-proof.

Yeah, Walletslayer will net you life every time you attack/block with it usually, and is beefier, but you either have to use it offensively or defensively. Most times that isn't an issue, but when it is, Serra really comes through.
Posted By: yyukichigai (7/22/2011 8:44:01 PM)
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I once heard someone describe Baneslayer Angel as dumbing down the game because "All you need to know is how to turn the card sideways"
Congratulations! Now you don't even need to know how to do that!
Posted By: the_sixth_degree (10/29/2011 11:10:07 AM)
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You had me at 4/4 Flying/Viglance for {3}{W}{W}.Vigilance combined with Flying is just so good in any format. 'Nuff said.
Posted By: tcollins (8/9/2011 3:26:25 AM)
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All right, I have a confession. Recently I had been thinking a little less of Serra Angel. They made her an uncommon again, and there are a few cards that are "strictly superior ashkay u guise," the worst offender being Bankslayer, of course. Anyways, I had it in my head she was an okay mid-sized creature, but with all the new, fancy angels why would you bother?

Long story short, I saw her again in a recent game. Geez, did she make a mess of me.

You forget how big 4/4 is and how evasive flying can be! Attacking every turn unhidered, able to block freely to eliminate any hope of outracing her, and able to suck up a lightning bolt without any outside help. She's too big for most damage spells, meaning pretty much any kill spell that can affect her will nail Baneslayer Angel as well. Yes, I managed to trade smaller-creature-and-a-bolt for her... but the second angel soon followed. The damage piled up too fast and her being in white, the colour of the most efficient ... (see all)
Posted By: Kirbster (6/5/2012 9:44:08 AM)
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Oh hey there Serra Angel, it's been two core sets since we noticed you. Why is everyone rating you so low? I think you deserve a solid 4 stars for being iconic and, yes I dare say, even reasonably powerful. Nevermind what the haters say; Magic still loves you.
Posted By: CJM2 (7/21/2011 8:41:36 AM)
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She is making a comeback. Baneslayer angel is rotated out, and got so much hate for slaying this iconic card, that wizards probably caught on, and adjusted the game, so that she would be far more relevant. 5/5 for nostalgic value, 4/5 in overall use.
Posted By: Zoltantf (2/14/2012 12:29:01 AM)
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Just to correct the mistaken beliefs I keep reading in these comments: Yes, Baneslayer Angel is better. People keep getting low ratings on their comments for saying this apparently, but it's true. Serra Angel is iconic and, dare I say it, cooler, but not a strictly better card. Baneslayer Angel is still a she. Almost all Angels in Magic are shes, with only two exceptions: Malach of the Dawn and Gabriel Angelfire. And Visions of Beyond is so far from being broken. So far.

I love Serra Angel. She's the iconic angel. And to think she almost didn't get her name. Thanks to her, Serra exists, one of my favorite Magic characters.
Posted By: sarroth (7/13/2011 7:37:04 AM)
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Follow her? Gladly!
Posted By: Whitewing (7/10/2011 7:12:27 PM)
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Serra Angel on Baneslayer Angel: I WIN
Posted By: bluemaxx (7/8/2011 6:31:06 AM)
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Outclassed by Baneslayer Angel, of course, but Serra here wins for nostalgia factor. Should be quite a solid draft pick.
Posted By: SirMalkin (7/7/2011 3:20:03 PM)
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