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Archangel of Tithes
- Origins

Reviewed July 7, 2015

Constructed: 3.17
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.38
Multiplayer: 2.88
Commander [EDH]:  3.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Archangel of Tithes 
 
I'm not sure why some people refer to the sort of taxing (payment forcing) effects seen on this card as a "softer" form of control. Normally players have the right to both attack and cast spells, right? Yet this card forces them to choose one of those, turn after turn. You can get quite far ahead in that time. Though it won't save you from a well-timed Aetherspouts, nor a Soulflayer with every keyword ever printed but which only costs one to attack by virtue of being the only creature on its side of the table, it wasn't really intended for those in the first place. 
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Archangel of Tithes which is a four mana White 3/5 with Flying that forces an opponent to either pay to block or pay to attack depending on Archangel's position.  Aside from being an excellent target to give Vigilance too this has very solid stats for the mana cost even if it mostly forces mono-White.  In a deck designed to take advantage of the mana payments this can be a very difficult card to oppose and even by itself it should be fairly solid, so it is likely to appear in a variety of White builds.
 
In Limited this is an strong early pick in Booster with high toughness and evasion, though mana tends to be of lower importance in the later stages of the format and the triple White drastically reduces the speed in a two color deck.  In Sealed running enough White to include this can be difficult, but worth attempting if the pool can support it.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.5


Armuun
Archangel of Tithes
 
On the surface, it's pretty great for stall. Sort of a Sphere of Safety that also potentially makes your creatures unblockable. Best in a playset to be sure. The 3/5 body's decent, out of burn range which is nice. the triple W cost hurts a lot though. To its own stall playstyle, it's neat, everywhere else, it's not.  
 
Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2
EDH: 2.5

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