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I was waiting for a reasonable creature to come out with these three abilities all printed on it.
Posted By: pixieCrack (6/7/2010 9:29:43 PM)
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Reading other people's comments, brings a smile to my face. There are many that know little, talk trash, and post absurd things. There are some that have something of value to contribute. I find all of the above interesting to read. Anyway, personal observation aside, this is a solid, flexible card. She is beating face during your combat phase, and standing guard for you on your opponents turn. Not overly costed, but not jaw dropping. A good angel to add in a multi-colored deck. I give it 4 stars.
Posted By: Zoltantf (8/1/2011 2:04:57 AM)
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It's somewhat concerning that this hasn't seen a Core Set reprint. I suppose we don't want to steal the thunder from Serra Angel, but come on guys, you reprinted Serra Avenger, didn't you?
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (10/17/2012 5:44:01 PM)
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With recent releases, a simple enchantment or equipment can make her devestating. Dark Ascension's Inquisitor's Flail can make her hit for 6 and not receive the double damage back. That combo works for casual players.
Posted By: AeternusEclipse (3/16/2012 7:07:19 PM)
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This is a fine alternative to Serra Angel, really. In combat scenarios, first strike keeps her alive in a good deal of situations that would destroy her predecessor. Most aggro creatures in her mana range with a high power/low toughness trade-off, which SA would lose her life to blocking, would be rendered useless against her. At the same time, she can attack with less fear from quite a few defending flyers. Things with deathtouch aren't as much of a threat to her, and who wouldn't want first strike when Phyrexians are on the otherside of the board, dripping at the mouth with infect? Slap Basilisk Collar on her and you have a guardian angel that can protect you from any basic attacking creature on the board, gain you 3 life each turn and live to tell about it.

Against removal, she doesn't hold up quite as well as SA , though. There are a lot of burn spells out there that hit for 3 damage. If you could equip her with something like autocard... (see all)
Posted By: CaptainBlue (9/8/2012 2:34:44 AM)
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Let's do some consideration...

A bad 5 mana angel -> Starlit Angel.
A good 5 mana angel -> Melesse Spirit, Angel of Light.
A very good 5 mana angel -> Serra Angel, Shepherd of the Lost, Angel of Flight Alabaster.
A too good 5 mana angel -> Baneslayer Angel, Angelic Overseer.
Posted By: Paolino (1/11/2012 5:28:20 AM)
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Yeah, thanks to Baneslayer this otherwise decent and well-balanced card looks like total crap. Bravo, Wizards.
Posted By: True_Mumin (10/29/2009 6:37:54 PM)
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Made for limited - no complaints here.
Posted By: Lestat13 (9/26/2009 4:02:49 PM)
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Ah! A balanced variant on the Serra Angel. Not like that Baneslayer nonsense...
Posted By: Belz_ (9/27/2009 4:52:15 AM)
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I'd rather have this on the field then Serra Angel when I'm facing a Vampire Nighthawk.
Posted By: Eved (5/22/2010 5:01:43 PM)
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