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Luminous Angel 
Mirrodin Rare


Reviewed October 24, 2003

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Chris
Gerhardt

Luminous Angel - Not for competitive constructed... just too expensive.  Could make a showing in Casual constructed Angel decks, but casual players usually want a beefier creature for 7 mana.

In limited, playable if you are going heavy white. In that case, flying 4/4's are worth the cost, and the bonus creatutre each turn is sweet.

Casual Constructed: 3
Limited: 3.5
Current Price:
$6

 


Judge Bill

Wednesday - Luminous Angel
 
The new Verdant force. However, it only makes 1/n the number of creatures, where n is the number of players in the game. It may be decent as a 1 of for a new reanimator, but other than that, it's not that exciting.
 
In limited, it flies, and it gives you more creatures each turn. You play it if your mana base can support it.
 
Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 5


Andy
 Van Zandt

Luminous Angel
Not quite verdant force,  but a reasonably interesting critter.  Can win in
limited just by virtue of being a fatty flier, and may be worth reanimating
when verdant's not available.  But in general, she's too pricey and doesn't
have a big enough immediate effect on the game.
constructed 2.4
limited 3.7

Spooks

Luminous Angel
 
The only non-black card this week.  I picked this one because I fell in love with her at mirrodin pre-release.  Looking at the spoiler the night before, I told my friend that she would be something you would want to open, because creatures are good in limited evcents, and a free creature a turn is very yummy.  First pack I open, Luminous Angel :D. (I will not mmention that my second pack contained a Planium Angel...oops)
 
Put simply, she is the queen of limited.  The three white is painful, but I managed to get it in a 3 colour (splashing red and green) deck everytime she appeared in my hand.  She wins games by herself.  Either she makes a blocker a turn, or, she makes another atacker for the next turn.  And we all know how strong flying is in mirrodin.  BOM!
 
Constructed, the 3 white limits her either mono white decks, or reanimator, although I can think of a few  better targets to reanimate.
 
Constructed rating - 2 (she, like all angels, are way to pricey)
Limited rating - 5 (BOM!  Open her, play her!)
Angel rating - Not quite Reya.

Crimson

Luminous Angel

Noobs will play this just because its an angel with a big casting cost.
First comparison will go right to Verdant Force, which is a very nice
reanimator target. They both have a high casting cost, and get 1/1's.
Verdant Force gets twice as many, and is bigger but has no evasion. I'd use
Verdant Force if I could get my hands on one to put in my deck. The angel is
not very good compared to the elemental at all. Its not even that great of a
card imho. Just play Akroma for 1 more, or Exalted or Serra for less mana.
I'd say the only thing this card has going for it is that its cheap to buy
and the art work is good.

Luminous Angel
Casual Rating: 3
Art Rating: 4
 

 

 

 

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