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Avacyn, Angel of Hope
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Avacyn, Angel of Hope
Avacyn Restored

Reviewed May 16, 2012

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 4.50

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Avacyn, Angel of Hope

Eight mana is a lot for something that doesn't win you the game then and there, but making absolutely everything on your side of the board indestructible is a great way to make sure you actually live another turn. You are following this up with Day of Judgment, right? For tournament play, Avacyn is just too big and unwieldy unless you're getting her out with Unburial Rites, but that doesn't mean you'll never see her. Really, Casual play is where she'll shine her brightest. Not only does she make a decent Commander, but reanimator strategies are more common in Casual and she's quite the bomb to reanimate!

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 4
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 4.25

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Avacyn, Angel of Hope
 
For our latest entry in the List of Reasons Why Kaalia of the Vast is the Best Commander, we have Sorin's daughter-protege-Frankenstein creation-something or other. While she's a rather blunt instrument in the ongoing struggle against the people who think it's funny to put twelve different Terror variants in one deck, and too expensive for some decks, it's hard to argue with the premise (and the concept - considering what their flavor text and such says, angels don't often get an in-game representation of the shielding and protecting aspect of their nature). Combining her with Sigarda is just overkill.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 5/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Avacyn, Angel of Hope which is an eight mana legendary White 8/8 with Flying, Vigilance, and makes all of your permanents Indestructible.  For the cost this is a very efficient creature that works as both an offensive threat with evasion and defensive by being Indestructible plus does both at the same time thanks to Vigilance.  She is a bit expensive to bring into play, particularly outside of Multiplayer where her effects really shine, but if she does enter the battlefield in some manner she will change the flow of the game dramatically.  The number of effects that can benefit from having all of your permanents be indestructible is lengthy and it shouldn't be a surprise when competitive decks try working Avacyn into their lineups.
 
For Limited this is a game-ending bomb that is nearly unbeatable with even a 0/1 available to mitigate alpha strikes.  Being resistant to most removal and a huge evasive threat that can also block any attack is just a dominant force and a blatant first pick in Booster.  The triple White out of eight is reasonable even for Sealed and again she should be played whenever possible, as the only hindrance would be an extremely weak White pool that prevents forty percent or more of the mana sources being White.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

      Welcome back to the card of the day section here at Pojo.com! Today we look at the Avacyn Restored spokeswoman herself, Avacyn, Angel of Hope. Avacyn, Angel of Hope is a mythic rare white legendary creature Angel that costs five generic and three white mana for an 8/8. Avacyn has flying and vigilance. Avacyn and other permanents you control are indestructible.

     Avacyn, Angel of Hope is amazing. Forget the converted eight mana cost, who cares. All your toys cannot be broken once she hits the board. Period. I love this card. Now let’s think, you might say eight mana is too much, well then you haven’t been paying attention. There have been so many great artifacts that produce mana, and many of them cost only three mana themselves. This means that getting them out and then casting Avacyn could only take you four to five turns. And a fifth turn Avacyn would be simply amazing. Game changer regardless. Plus, Avacyn Restored gave us a card to help out even more. Herald of War is an angel that when it attacks it gets +1/+1 counters, and humans and angels cost one generic less for each +1/+1 counter on it. Meaning swinging will cause Avacyn to cost less. And if you run standard, swing once, Proliferate the rest! Once Avacyn is on the board, you will fear attacking so much less. But your opponent will fear it more. And you can also use things like Quicksilver Amulet to drop her into play right when the timing is right, like a Day of Judgment is about to make powder out of your army. Avacyn pops in to say, “No!”
 
Limited: 4/5
Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 5/5


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