Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
3.16 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 4.16 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed March 11, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
|One sexy beotch, this lady has
tolled the death knell for many a player in one
attack step. If you're playing black, this is
obviously a card you want in your deck. She's very
solid all around, reasonable casting cost, along
with the ability to end a game very, very quickly.
She has a limited scope in Constructed though, but
has found her way into recur decks where she
serves as one of the evasive routes to victory. A
5 in limited, a 4 in constructed.
card is most widely associated with 5-Color
Kastle, which was a Darwin Kastle creation for
Regionals some many years ago. I never really
respected that deck, because I was playing a
removal heavy deck, and it was easy to stomp
that deck because you could Edict away the Angel
after they thought they had killed you. Sucka.
It's a really solid creature, though.
rating: You seen "The Prophecy"?
In Limited I think I like just about every
vampire around. They aren't costed too bad and
usually have nice abilities. This guy can finish
the game with all of the creatures you can't
attack with anymore in the late game since they're
so small or have no evasion.
In Constructed, I would just rather use
something like Phyrexian Negator.
Fallen Angel has always been a card
that has been there and just not quite usable. A
3/3 flyer for 5cc isn't all that bad nowadays
anymore, and its special ability can be a killer.
Perhaps its underplayed?
In Limited, this should be a huge pick, but
there could be better ones. Still, I'd pick it
Always a solid creature, Fallen
Angel usually doesn't get picked for constructed
use, since there are other, slightly more
efficient, creatures to be used. However, her free
sacrifice mechanic is very handy for certain
decks, Living Death-based decks included. It's not
a narrow card, though, and she should be at least
considered for any heavily black deck that gets a
lot of creatures in play. 3.5
is alway sa fun card. Even recently the
"dark fires" decks ran it as another
quick kill mechanism. For those of you
unaware it's simple...Fallen Angel + lots of
Saproling Burst tokens. Anyway, I don't have
too many issues with this card. The only
downfall for it right now is that Sengir Vampire
just got reprinted and fans have always liked him
As for limited, I would definitely take this card
if I was even considering black. I would
probably first pick it even. It's a flier.
It's a deent sized power/toughness. Also,
late in the match it allows you to get rid of your
useless small men to punch through for the
Fallen Angel is
excellent in the heat of battle. Sacrifice
creatures that are going to be killed anyway for
piles of extra damage. This is one card that will
always be blocked if it can. As a Black flier,
Fallen Angel is pretty much costed, but the
ability puts it ahead of the rest.
In constructed, it will help
with all the new graveyard tricks, so look for
uses of this card with Ichorid. It's passable by
itself, so I wouldn't be surprised to see it in
experimental new recursive decks.
When you play this in
limited it's more bland, because you won't want to
use the ability too often. Still, it's a powerful
Black flier, so not too bad at all.
Constructed - 4
Limited - 3
Fallen Angel is a
solid creature which has been played quite a bit
over history. At 3/3 with flying for 3BB and the
ability to pump this card is reasonably priced and
fits well in many decks like 5 color Kastle which
had lots of smaller creatures to sacrifice for the
In Limited this
card is really good. Flyers are already hard to
deal with and pumping makes her very large. A
definite 1st pick.