Review of From the Vault: Angels

Hello Everybody! Today, I’m doing a short post on whether it’s worth it to get the new From the Vault, FTV Angels. In case you don’t know what that is, here is another short post I did on it earlier, close to when it was announced. Below is a table of the prices of the cards from MTGPrice, a pricing site.

Card Price
Avacyn, Angel of Hope $29.14
Entreat the Angels $15.01
Akroma, Angel of Fury $13.55
Iona, Shield of Emeria $11.15
Baneslayer Angel $10.99
Akroma, Angel of Wrath $9.33
Aurelia, the Warleader $8.99
Platinum Angel $8.11
Tariel, Reckoner of Souls $6.60
Jenara, Asura of War $6.59
Exalted Angel $5.50
Serra Angel $3.32
Iridescent Angel $3.30
Archangel of Strife $3.24
Lightning Angel $1.25

Don’t do the math. These cards, if bought as non-foil singles, would be worth: $136.07. Of course, all the cards in FTV are foils. The MSRP is 35$, but literally on every site, it’s going for 60$-75$ because of incredibly low supply. I’m probably not going to buy it, but will benefit from reduced prices in those Angels. So, let’s get into it.


Archangel of Strife is really great way to speed up the game, because it boosts power or toughness of all player’s creatures. In most games, you can choose war and use Archangel of Strife to win in a couple of turns. It’s a really great way to speed up an EDH game, which always run really long.


Akroma, Angel of Fury got some really cool new art for this new From the Vault. As a card, she is great. She can’t be countered (Sorry, Blue Control 😦 ). Has Flying, Trample, and Protection from White and Blue. This creature is super powerful in terms of attacking, and has protection from all the white removal and can’t be bounced or tapped by blue spells, so it is pretty hard to take care of. Akroma has the added bonus of having the “fire-breathing” effect, which means it can spend a red mana to give the creature +1/+0.


Akroma, Angel of Wrath also got cool new art, and she is not only Flying, First Strike, Vigilance, and Trample so it will almost never die from combat, and it has Protection from black and red, the two biggest removal colors.


Tariel, Reckoner of Souls is okay in combat, but it’s effect that allows you to steal creatures from the opponent’s graveyard. The fact that it has vigilance allows it to attack and tap for it’s ability in the same turn.


Exalted Angel has old-school lifelink, so if you can find a way to give it lifelink, you can gain twice as much life.


Iona, Shield of Emeria is a great lockdown creature, and if you can play it against a mono-colored deck, you literally win the game. Well, unless they can win with artifacts, which, for most decks, is highly unlikely.

I hoped you enjoyed this review of FTV: Angels!


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