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Exalted Angel
Onslaught Rare


Reviewed November 7, 2002

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

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Scott
Gerhardt

Cheap, flying fat, gain life - what is not to love?

This card is a complete no-brainer in limited.  She IS a reason to find white to play.  You would *NEVER* get her in your sealed card pool and not play her.  It's required.

In constructed, she is the fat beating Weenie White decks have needed for a long time.  Amazing in any deck playing white.  

I've said it before and I will say it now, going on the record:

"Exalted Angel is the best creature in Onslaught."

Constructed: 5
Limited: 5
Current Price: $8.45


Judge Bill

A big, fat beating. Yes, she costs 6 ... if you want to cast her that way.
Most of the time, though, you'll be "casting" her turn 4. That is, putting
her into play turn 3, and morphing her the next turn.

If this were in at the same time Flametongue Kavu was in, we could have had
a playable Angel. As it is, we'll take it now, and run with it for the next
2 years.

And if you're not playing her in limited, you either must have the worst
white ever to grace a sealed pool, or you're doing something wrong.

Constructed: 4.5
Limited: 5


Rob
Lawing

This is review is going to be rather short as I am still mourning the result of last night's American elections which will escort us back to the 1950's instead of into the 21st century. Now to the review...

(Editor's Note:  The views of Rob Lawing do not necessarily reflect the views of Pojo.com or anyone associated with the site, especially the guy posting this.  -Scott)

 
Angels have been around in Magic since the beginning. Generally they have been expensive, high powered creatures, with a special ability of some sort. Some have made a small impact on the format and some made none at all. Exalted Angel is morphable which makes it de facto cheaper to cast and it also has a spirit link effect. This seems to make it very playable in many decks. In Limited this lady is just a big bomb.
 
Rating
Constructed 4
Limited 5
 

 
Alex
Hockey

Exalted Angel.

Man I love this card! I think everyone else loves it
as well. Its good enough to use as a kill card in a
U/W deck and its quick enough to put in a WW beatdown
deck. Yes I know you can't splash it into decks that
don't heavily use white but that still isn't going to
stop me giving this girl a 5 in constructed.

She's just a bomb in limited (morph, evasion, life
gain, really powerful and really tough) so long as you
get enough other quality white cards to make a
commitment to white. This is the only reason exalted
angel doesn't get a 5 in limited from me - so I'll
give her a 4.5 instead.

John Hornberg

Exalted Angel - the epitome of everything that can be done right with
white creatures.  White has met with a lot of stinkers since Rebels and
the key white components to U/W Control cycled out of Type II two years
ago.  Exalted Angel is a card that can possibly help blue white make a
comeback as a teir one Type II deck, even though the deck would not
necessarily be control.  It trumps Serra Angel because of it's 4th turn
option (through its Morph ability), and comes through over Iridecent
Angel because  it comes out anywhere from a single turn to three full
turns ahead of it.  She's fast, but good for control as well.  A home,
though, has not been fully established with the exception of White
Weenie to a certain extent.  A 3.5 in constructed.

In limited, she's big, she's a 4/5, she gains life, and she can come out
on turn four??????  It goes first pick whether you like it or not, with
the only exceptions I'm seeing possibly being is Slice and Dice, and
even then it boils down to what color your playing.  A 4.5 in limited.
 It's just a bomb that shifts a game when played right.

Danny Tatro

       This card was mainly made for draft, and big game. But the morph cost may just make the grade for constructed. It takes up your 3rd turn morphing it, then your next turn it takes up to finally be able to attack. Still its kinda slow, and easy to remove. Most likely this card will just land up, overshadowed by better cards. Another pretty angel that has a pretty picture.

       In draft its a load. If this thing comes out 4th turn, chances are your opponent is going to go "scoop" soon, unless they pull off a lucky strike on her. A 4/5 flyer thats spirit linked is really hard to handle, especially since her backside is so big for such a cheap morph cost.
       I would consider counter-drafting this if I opened it up or it came by. Unless I was sure I could deal with it, and I reallllly needed another card in the pack.
But most likely this thing would be hate drafted, if it wasn't in my colors.  

Constructed: 2
Limited: 4.5 
 

 

 

 

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