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This card may be the only playable one of its cycle, and only because the thing it summons has Shroud and is thus less likely to just get instant-killed.
Posted By: Galgus (7/22/2010 11:39:13 PM)
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Practical, but known as the "filler of sets". They needed one more uncommon for each color... "Hey! Remember those new mythic rares? Let's make a cycle to show off the fact we made them!"
Posted By: Weretarrasque (7/25/2009 8:35:58 AM)
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There is something I don't understand flavour wise: With demon's herald, you make a blood sacrifice to summon a demon, something that fits the demonic type perfectly.
With this card however, you are make a blood sacrifice to summon an ANGEL(!?), I mean, isn't that completely off for an angel to require a blood sacrifice? Aren't angels supposed to be the protectors of the innocent of something like that?
Furthermore, the flavour text has nothing to do with the card, it is not rigoruous faith and belief that is rewarded, it is spilling the blood of your own soldiers that is rewarded.
I know this may seem irrelevant to most people, but it just really seems odd to me. Can someone explain the flavour in this? Is it a martyr thing, meaning that those who have their blood spilled are "rewarded" with being part in the summoning of an angel?
Posted By: Sironos (5/23/2010 2:36:10 PM)
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I would play this cycle of cards as removal bait. If you play one of these guys early on and at least pretend to have the mythic rare in your deck, your opponent will probably waste a bolt or a doom blade on it before you can "activate" it, even if you don't have a single copy of the mythic in your deck
Posted By: brunsbr103 (2/14/2010 5:46:03 PM)
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Use ranger of eos to scout for a green creature and a blue creature and your all set.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (11/15/2009 11:39:02 PM)
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Uhg...i hate these cards. I loves SPirit of the nigh and friends, I even liked Peer through depths and CO, but FIVE sets of this type of card at UNCOMMON in ONE set. This cycle right here is one of the biggest reasons I only bought singles from this set. I normally buy boxes upon boxes of sets to get a commmon/uncommon playset, but these cards took alot of value out of Alara's uncommon slots.

They are kind of playable, but the card disadvantage is barely worth it.
Posted By: Shoe2 (11/14/2008 12:37:02 PM)
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@DoctorKenneth: Empyrial Archangel has shroud.

Actually, this may be the best one of its cycle, but it's not useful (Limited or Constructed) at all.
Posted By: Shiny_Umbreon (9/11/2010 5:36:56 PM)
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5 stars to Shoe2, 0.5 stars to Angel's Herald.
Posted By: holgir (8/11/2009 8:01:55 AM)
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Would have been fine if it was a common like eager cadet. but its an uncommon
if it was a common there would be no problem
Posted By: OutlawD1 (9/26/2009 4:14:09 PM)
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This cycle disgusts me. Highly unpractical, and an absolute blank in limited.

Blech.
Posted By: bark_at_the_moonn (11/16/2008 11:21:07 AM)
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Gatherer works better in the Companion app!

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