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Still my favorite angel, even over M2010's Baneslayer Angel. I disagree with all the aforementioned combos - the best ways to combo with this card is probably either Planar Collapse or Nevinyrral's Disk.
Posted By: AlphaNumerical (8/11/2009 11:05:15 PM)


Wrath of God is bad for your opponent, but Evacuation just adds insult to injury... at the end of your opponent's turn, of course.
Posted By: LiXinjian (11/17/2010 6:49:25 PM)


End of opponent's turn play Rout as an instant, untap and kick this card.
Posted By: danegator (1/13/2012 2:32:04 AM)


Ghostly Prison (as mentioned earlier) and Planeswalkers, bad ass.
Posted By: Ace_Rimmer (7/21/2009 3:34:19 AM)


Kicker is necessary for balance issues, making the ability only useful when hardcast. As much as I think mass land destruction has a purpose in multiplayer/EDH, I would not want to face decks that could Defense of the Heart into a creature with an ability like this and a Timber Protector, or even be able Animate Dead something like this.

Well designed card, giving the community something it wants and needs without going overboard.
Posted By: Justice1337 (10/10/2011 4:04:05 PM)


Kill all lands and hopefully you have set it up so that you have the only creature.
Posted By: Guest191090682 (6/20/2009 10:19:11 AM)


in an old fun-deck of mine i coupled it with mageta the lion, the combo turned out quite well and it timed right a few times, mageta do the creature killing and in the same turn the angel erases the mana pool. so i used to be the only one with a 3/3 and a flying 5/4. One of my favourite angels, the art is wonderful too
Posted By: nekosan (9/30/2009 11:23:21 AM)


Did they intentionally name this after a book by Jack Kerouac? If not it's a weird coincidence.
Posted By: whitekurama (3/16/2012 6:17:07 AM)


Great in a Kaalia of the Vast deck. Kaalia won't give you the Desolation Angel for free, but she'll allow you to build up a lot faster than your opponents as you're putting into play cards like Akroma, Angel of Fury for the low, low price of attacking.
Posted By: sarroth (12/13/2011 8:27:14 PM)


this would be sick in a black/ white deck. First, get Safe Haven out in the begining turns. Hides all your creatures away. Then Bam! First Damnation or Planar Cleansing or Plague Wind and then This card could win it for you. As soon as Safe Haven is gone, all creatures come back. No more opponent.
Posted By: Alicanto (8/7/2009 10:03:53 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!