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Goes great in an Exalted deck, funnily enough. Like with Battlegrace Angel.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/13/2010 4:11:55 PM)


Let's clear some things up:

Eved, you are way off. The reason Spirit Link works the way it does is because even if the creature gets stolen, you are still controlling the enchantment, so "you" does in fact mean the same thing as controller. That's also why you could always play it on an opponent's creature and still gain the life. This has nothing to do with that, because there's only one card involved here. "You" refers to whoever controls the creature, just like with any other card.

So yes, this works the same way as lifelink, with two differences: First, as TheSwarm noted, it is a triggered ability while lifelink is static. And secondly, because Wizards decided not to errata it, this stacks with lifelink, while multiple instances of lifelink don't stack with each other. So if you cast lifelink on this, you'd gain 8 life with every attack.

Please, please look up the rules before clogging the board with speculation.
Posted By: achilleselbow (8/14/2010 9:06:08 AM)


An awesome creature, probably won me more games than any other single creature card in the game. At the time there were some who called it the best overall creature card ever printed, and although it's since been outclassed by a few beasties, there's still very few more solid, reliable beaters to have on your side.
Posted By: Weary_PSI (9/8/2010 2:51:07 AM)


The morph cost curves well with the cost to turn her up, so she can be swinging for 8 by turn 4! Very nice ;)
Posted By: baneslayeriscute (2/1/2011 11:23:13 AM)


One of the few morph creatures still run. Shame, really, but this IS quite good.
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (2/12/2011 11:52:13 PM)


Give her Lifelink and then summon a Rhox Faithmender! That's a minimum of 16 life added to your total every combat phase in which she attacks or blocks! (if my math and understanding of the 2 cards is correct)..
Posted By: Mike-C (6/18/2012 6:33:31 AM)


@KnightLord77: Normally you wouldnt play her as a 4/5 for 6, unless you draw her in lategame. You will almost always morph her.
This card is good because it is an attacking 4/5 flying, "lifelinking" creature on turn 4! Simply, it just isnt bad at all.

And for the lifelink discussion: If it were lifelink, it would say "Damage dealt by Exalted Angel also causes you to gain that much life." It DOESNT. So no matter what you mean, it isnt lifelink (Although it could have been very easily^^).
Posted By: Nikeyeia (9/9/2010 1:32:43 AM)


She has the mechanic of Lifelink without the keyword itself, so her ability can stack with Lifelink.
Posted By: mrredhatter (10/4/2009 9:12:41 AM)



My comment wasn't speculation on my part.
More, inaccurate information given to me by my local card store's Judge.
Shortly after my post on this he was replaced after claiming Double Strike meant you had priority over First Strike and that Flying and Reach are "pretty much the same thing."

Thanks for giving me proper information though.
Posted By: Eved (8/20/2012 8:35:05 AM)


@ KnightLord77

Sorry, but despite what your opinion is, MTG's rules are not open to interpretation. If R&D wanted to to turn Exalted Angel's ability into lifelink through the oracle, they would have. However, they did not. Check the errata for this card to see for your self.
Posted By: thornraven (5/2/2010 6:33:16 PM)


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