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Angel of Jubilation
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Angel of Jubilation
Avacyn Restored

Reviewed May 29, 2012

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 3.87
Limited: 3.67
Multiplayer: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Angel of Jubilation
 
Did you know that Terese Nielsen is my favorite Magic artist? This is one reason why. She may become your favorite too, after you try this card and utterly lock out Phyrexian mana spells, fetchland-enabled five-color manabases, Greater Good + Ryusei, Acidic Sliver, and countless other nasty things. The only drawback is that you have to commit to white, and her incompatibility with fetchlands makes it somewhat harder for you to use older lands to get around that, but her ability makes it extremely tempting. Still think every deck should play Dismember?
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Angel of Jubilation
 
Welcome back readers todays card of the day is an interesting and powerful angel the glorious anthem ability is highly relevant and the ability to shut down relevant cards such as Griselbrand or Birthing Pod make it have a powerful niche. In standard this card will see some play but the triple white casting cost surely limits its playability but the decks that can play it benefit highly from the versatility this card offers. In modern an additional Crusade effect and the ability to shut down a wide variety of random cards give it some niche playability. In legacy and vintage being able to randomly shut down cards is good and buffing a team of weenies is powerful but once again the casting cost will severely hamper this cards playability. In casual and multiplayer this card is great pump effects are powerful and angels are a popular and supported tribe making this a perfect and fun multiplayer and casual card. In limited it’s hard to cast, limiting you to mostly mono white although the flying body and pump for your team makes it somewhat of a bomb card. Overall this is a powerful angel that will receive tremendous casual and multiplayer play and niche competitive play.
 
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Angel of Jubilation which is a four mana White 3/3 with Flying that gives other non-Black creatures you control
+1/+1 and prevents players from paying life or sacrificing creatures to
cast spells or activate abilities.  While this can power up most creatures the triple White in the casting cost keeps this primarily in mono-White designs and away from other themes such as Black/White tokens.  The effect is noticeable and can be a major issue for Black depending on the deck's build which makes this viable for sidedecks if not played regularly.  Overall this is an aggressively costed card that has no real drawback in a purely White design and will likely see play across a variety of formats.
 
For Limited the triple White is a difficult to overcome penalty that will keep it from being playable until the later stages of a Sealed game and or when run in a multicolor deck in Booster.  The +1/+1 is quite nice in the format where most similar effects won't work on all of your creatures this one will, barring a Black and White build.  Having evasion and powering up other creatures easily qualifies this as a first pick in Booster, but drafting mono-White or only a splash of another color is nearly required to get the most out of it.  In Sealed it is unlikely that a single color deck will be possible which should keep Angel of Jubilation from being maindecked most of the time.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

     Welcome to a new week of card of the day reviews here at Pojo.com! Hope everyone enjoyed your Memorial Day! To kick this short week off, we are looking first at Angel of Jubilation from Avacyn Restored. Angel of Jubilation is a rare white creature angel that costs one generic and three white mana for a 3/3. Angel of Jubilation has flying and says that other nonblack creatures you control get +1/+1. Angel of Jubilation also says that players can’t pay life or sacrifice creatures to cast spells or activate abilities.

      Angel of Jubilation should cause a sense of Jubilation for you when you play her, and a sense of dread for your opponent when they see her, especially depending on the style deck they are playing. The fact that she is fairly cheap and pumps all you other creatures so long as they aren’t black is amazing. Then, it can stop people out right from spending life and sacrificing creatures! A lot of newer decks do sacrifice creatures steadily. Many newer Zombie decks rely on sacrifices to Grimgrin, but no more. Dropping the Angel of Jubilation will likely have your opponent hold off on Grimgrin, since it would not untap. When playing in Extended, Eldrazi decks are not even close to as effective, since the spawn tokens cannot be sacrificed because it is activating their ability. Majorly messes up some major deck ideas.

        A definite card for any deck using white, especially if black is not in your deck. The benefit of the pumps alone is enough to main deck it, then the chances of the rest of her abilities helping out are just to great to have her sitting in a sideboard. A must, even if only two copies.
 
Limited: 5/5
Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 5/5
Multiplayer: 5/5


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