[AVR-ICD] Sigarda, Host of Herons

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Sigarda, Host of Herons

Legendary Creature - Angel (M)
Flying, hexproof
Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause you to sacrifice permanents.
5/5
Makes me wonder about the remaining two Flight leaders, since Avacyn and Sigarda are keeping your board very well defended already...I see Angel-Commander decks getting very popular in the near future...
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Yay, more hexproof. Also, Tajuru Preserver's big sister?

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Greaaaat, more hexproof.  This angel actually seems pretty good, though.  A big, beefy, hexproof flier at a reasonable cost seems nice.
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This would be a good finisher.  Also goes well with Avacyn, but that doesn't really count because Avacyn is 8 mana and that's just obvious.
Well she make Avacyn a little harder to kill.

Yeah a G/W control deck could use this as a finisher. 5/5 flying hex proof could end some games.

Also thinking new commander deck afer this block: Ghave's Angels. 
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You sure you just want to give it flying? Not unblockable? Because I can still almost interact with this.
She might actually see standard play, simply because she's a solid roadblock.  That said, metamorph and phantasmal image.


Note that both of those rotate out this fall. This could be pretty amazing post-rotation. (Ok, they might reprint Image, but I doubt it.)
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It's kind of ironic for an angel to fear Judgment Day.
Ouch my fav way to deal with hexproof was making them sac it....this just makes answers to hexproof all the fewer....
A great card also as a Commander. Slap a Shield of Oversoul on her or some form of indestructable, call it a day.
Wow, seems really good.
Yuck more hexproof creatures looks borderline constructed playable at 5 mana in the current standard format.

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I for one couldn't be happier about more creatures with hexproof. 
So apparently wrath effects and clones are the only way to kill this thing?  I guess there are creative ways, such as Mindslaver and such, but this angel is awesome.  I will love to make a commander deck from this, and I'll also enjoy this in constructed when Thrun leaves.
Definitely a viable Rock finisher at the very least...

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This is actually slightly more appealing than Avacyn!  Getting a foil one will be a pain though >v<
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We just had a card that did this in roe.
You sure you just want to give it flying? Not unblockable? Because I can still almost interact with this.


My thoughts exactly. This card is ridiculous. Did the most accessible way to deal with Hexproof need to be hosed? I mean, really? Geist of Saint Traft wasn't retarded enough already?

This effect made sense in RotE and Annihilator, but right now this is almost insulting. It's funny that Legendary Status is this things drawback. Wrath Effects and Clone effects are the only way to deal with this right now and that's disturbing. edit: forgot about Black Sun's Zenith for 7. And double Slagstorm Slagstorm. Yeah.

Standard Hexproof.dec, go! Might as well start playing Solitaire with Magic cards.

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surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
I want to really like it because it has alot of control prospect (5cmc, beefy, resilient), but I can't help but feel it's going to do the opposite of what I want it to do (make control viable against tokens)
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So Avacyn makes all your permanents indestructible, and this one keeps them from being sacrificed. What are the odds that the other 2 legendary angels will have similar abilities that protect you and/or your permanents in some way? Get all 4 out, and you become almost completely untouchable. I'd love it.
So Avacyn makes all your permanents indestructible, and this one keeps them from being sacrificed. What are the odds that the other 2 legendary angels will have similar abilities that protect you and/or your permanents in some way? Get all 4 out, and you become almost completely untouchable. I'd love it.



Other Angel #1

Legendary Creature - Angel (M)

Flying, Lifelink

~can't be countered.

Creature spells you cast cannot be countered.
If a spell or ability would cause one of your creatures to ber returned to your hand, counter that spell or ability.


4/7


Other Angel #2

Legendary Creature - Angel (M)

Flying, Vigilange, Haste

Prevent all damage that would be dealt to ~ and all other creatures you control.
Creatures you control can't have -1/-1 counters placed on them.


6/3

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surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
Hexproof goes against Wizards' (repeatedly) stated goal of making the game interactive. It's fine now and again on ground-pounding green dudes, but gets out of hand the second you slap evasion on them, and especially when the card takes away one of the possible answers to Hexproof.  Particularly when you have one creature that demands an edict and another that demands a wrath that both have Hexproof. Hope there will at least be a clone of some kind in AVR to give one more possible answer here. I give this design a -1/5.
Still, likely to be a defining card in Standard.
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One of my favourite creature types in one of my favourite colour combinations, with a playable manacost? I can live with that quite happily. The good art and synergy with Shield of the Oversoul is the very large cherry on the cake. At this rate, I'll be very interested to see how the full cycle of angels works out.

I must admit though, I don't see the "no sacrificing" ability coming into play all that often in a set without annihilator. 
I must admit though, I don't see the "no sacrificing" ability coming into play all that often in a set without annihilator. 



Effects like Liliana's edict ability, Geth's Verdict, and Tribute to Hunger see lots of play. 

there might jsut be like an elvish piper kinda thing in the set, well i could see if working atleast.
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i think this will become the new 5 drop in pod style decks.  Amazingly strong card anyway but against most black decks now it could be obscene.
Ugh.
This is just going to be frustrating to play against. 
So, for whatever it's worth, awesome Green Sun's Zenith Target.
Melira Pod loves this card I still don't like the design and especially don't like the fact it hoses UB Control.

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Good card for modern. Ramp it out quickly with Noble Hierarch, Birds of Paradise and Avacyn's Pilgrim, let Emrakul, the Aeons Torn hit you once, then play Lingering Souls to give you four turns to find an answer. Or if you're not playing against Emmy, since when was a 5 mana Simic Sky Swallower ever a bad card?

A very good example of everythign that is wrong with RnD. Along with the worst set of keyowrds(design wise) in any set, we seem to be looking at a bit of a shoddy set in terms of the core mechanics etc.
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I love it!  My only gripe is that I wish she included blue in her mana cost so I could use it for my EDH bird deck's general.

Finding a foil of her is going to be costly.... uggh!
she is only great if you can ramp into her quick otherwise you have lost already, knew timewalk is goin to make delver to fast, and tokens can chump her while killing you.