(LSV) This is going to be one of the big ones. Restoration Angel is a classic example of a card that isn’t broken in any one aspect, but does a lot of things very well. It’s a way to save your guys, a fairly huge flier for four, and an instant, and the combination of those traits equals an exciting card. On its own, it’s a good threat against just about anything, and has natural resistance to countermagic and sorcery-speed removal. It pops in end of turn, picks up a Sword, and goes to town.
That wouldn’t be enough, not in this day and age, but the Angel also restores my faith in midrange by offering an advantageous way of saving your guys or re-triggering ETB effects. There is probably nothing more satisfying than slamming this when they go to Doom Blade something, and the possibilities don’t stop there. It lets you suicide hit with Geist of Saint Traft, chump block something large and save the blocker, surprise their Geist, and much more.
Color: WhiteCard Text: FlashFlyingWhen Restoration Angel enters the battlefield, you may exile target non-Angel creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.Rarity: RCost: 3WPow/Tgh: 3/4Card Type: Creature - AngelArtist: Johannes VossName: Restoration AngelFinish: RegularCard Number: 32Set Name: Avacyn Restored