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@Alicanto: I'm not sure how Muse Vessel works in this situation. The vessel allows you to play a card exiled with it, but does not allow you to play it without paying it's mana cost. So you're paying {3} to exile it and {1} plus {3}{W}{W}{B}{B} in order to play the card.

Angel of Despair is a little expensive, even for my tastes, but the art, P/T, and abilities (destroy and flying) cater to the Timmy in me.
Posted By: sarroth (6/28/2010 10:29:12 AM)


The flavor text on this card is one of the best that they've ever printed! This is a GREAT card! It's unique, and well-balanced. And it inspired me to create my White-Black Deck! :-)
Posted By: KnightLord77 (3/4/2011 1:22:55 PM)


Have you met my friend Dark Ritual? Or perhaps my other friend, Dark Ritual?

Black has tons of mana acceleration outside of Standard, so this rather destructive lady could find her way to the battlefield in a hurry. Hell, you could drop her with a Dance of the Dead from your own graveyard, or one of a million other animate effects that are available.

The basic card is a bomb. Expensive, but obviously effective.

Posted By: Gaussgoat (3/5/2010 8:15:35 AM)


Interesting flavor note on the illustration, it's probably not intentional, but her sword is definitely the mark of Yawgmoth; turned on its side.
Posted By: PhyrexianLobbiest (6/17/2010 8:45:44 PM)


Amen Gaussgoat, black has awesome mana acceleration like green and this could hit the board a lot sooner that people think. And when is a 5/5 flying Vindicate bad?
Posted By: niallcmurray86 (8/14/2010 12:34:40 AM)


When this appeared on the cover of InQuest back in the day when the preview for Orzhov came out, I immediately fell in love with the art. I didn't even know she was an angel back then.

When Orzhov cards were spoiled, I said "I want that."

When I bought my first pack of Guildpact, I opened a foil one. It was a sign.

To this day, my BW discard smashes hopes and dreams.
Posted By: Okuu-chan (7/31/2012 5:11:38 AM)


Since the standard destroy permanent cost is three, so basically you are just casting destroy target permanent and play a 4 mana 5/5 with flying which is awesome :D
Posted By: Mana (11/4/2009 8:49:17 PM)


High cost, but worth it.

I like that they have an eclipsed sun in the background similar to Culling Sun.
Posted By: Etregan (11/18/2009 2:11:16 AM)


I absolutely ADORE this artwork.
Posted By: Stray_Dog (7/25/2010 6:28:28 AM)


This card for one, is not overpriced. Its a 5/5 with Flying plus has a Vindicatestapled to it! Thats worth at least 9 mana alone (if flying adds 1 more CMC).
Posted By: Demonic_Math_Tutor (4/17/2011 6:51:44 AM)


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