Bruna, Light of Alabaster - Avacyn Restored Spoiler

Bruna, Light of Alabaster

  • Color: Blue, White
  • Type: Legendary Creature - Angel
  • Rarity: Mythic Rare
  • Set:

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Flying, vigilance

Whenever Bruna, Light of Alabaster attacks or blocks, you may attach to it any number of Auras on the battlefield and you may put onto the battlefield attached to it any number of Aura cards that could enchant it from your graveyard and/or hand.

  • Xzoah

    First… Yay, a blue angel. Hmm… Auras? I didn’t think that blue did a lot with auras… I thought that was a white/green thing…

    • Sajomir

      Well, you could technically play off-color auras with her. Even if you discard them through self-mill/draw 1 + discard one kind of cards, she still makes them usable.

  • Flosscar

    Well, here come the auras. They haven’t spoiled any yet, but by spoiling her you can bet there’s gonna be a lot of them

    • Wisdomseyes

      not entirely. Aura’s seem more like something we would see in M13. Avacyn restored has soulbond, which is more or less a similar result.

      • Empyrean

        And even then, the only aura that’ll probably be worth it in M13 will be Angelic Destiny if they reprint it.

  • Empyrean

    …Wow. I have to say, I’m disappointed what with all the speculation that she might do stuff with removing things from play. Hell, even if her ability was only tapping and flickering a creature (with her flying and vigilance of course), I would say it’s the most playable angel of the three flocks. But this? This seems kind of dumb. The only aura that’s even remotely worth playing in Standard right now is Angelic Destiny, so for the most part, the ability says “When Bruna attacks or blocks, attach an Angelic Destiny to it if you happen to have one in your hand or if your opponent happens to have one out”.

    • They still have the rest of the set to reveal bro

      • Empyrean

        You can’t honestly tell me that every single white/blue aura in the set is going to be good enough to make this worth running in standard.

        • R. Desrosiers

          why do u assume it has to be white or blue? he ability reads on battlefield or ur hand or your graveyard. so just run a fund UB aggro with some mill in there and ur good to go. i also see this being a good addition for reanimator decks that want a new feel. also a GREAT creature for some pre-existing EDH decks like Zur, or for a brand new one. i for one am making a deck around her

          • Empyrean

            Ok, let me rephrase that: You can’t honestly tell me that there are going to be enough worthwhile auras in this set to completely change the metagame enough to make this worth playing in standard.

          • Tainted Soul

            I don’t know about you, but in an esper deck, swinging and pulling in a phyresis, spirit mantle, and lifelink onto this creature from forbidden alchemy type digging sounds pretty hilarious.

          • Empyrean

            Good thing nobody runs those auras because, like every other aura in Standard that isn’t Angelic Destiny, they suck.

          • lol, new aura out, all creatures on your side of the field become a copy of enchanted creature

    • Wizard’s target audience for MTG is casual players, so do not just assume that this card is meant to be great in Standard. There are other formats too.

    • Wizards’ target audience is casual players, so do not just assume this card is meant to be played in Standard. There are other formats too.

  • guest

    Spirit mantle

    • Empyrean

      Nobody uses Spirit Mantle in Standard.

      • Sajomir

        I did when Innistrad hit. Hella cheaper than Angelic Destiny and usually = game over on Traft.

        • Empyrean

          Then the two of you are either

          A.) Complete morons


          B.) Too poor to afford Angelic Destinies and are trying to delude yourself into thinking Spirit Mantle is “Just as good”.

          Newsflash: Spirit Mantle being cheaper doesn’t mean squat. All it really does for you is allow you to keep enough mana open for a Mana Leak you probably aren’t going to need because your Traft is hitting for 10 each time it attacks (with either nothing to block it or something really valuable that your opponent has to use to block or they die) or wasting it on a 1 or 2 drop like Delver or Grand Abolisher and, quite frankly, if you’re in a position where you have to do that, you’re probably going to lose anyway.

          Face it: There are reasons nobody runs Spirit Mantle over Angelic Destiny in standard.

          • Gralva01

            Of course… It couldn’t possibly be that people actually enjoy using Spirit Mantle. And the fact that others actually said they use it in standard (and win games) proves you wrong. Yes, Angelic Destiny is a good card. Nobody us denying that. But some would rather have an unblockable badass than a flying (still blockable) badass. Angelic Destiny on Mirran Crusader: classic face beater. Mantle on Geist: something fuckin different (and apparently pretty awesome). Big Furry Monster with Anglic Destiny AND Spirit Mantle? The biggest, baddest, nastiest, scariest creature you’ll EVER see.

            A. They are NOT morons. They just don’t copy online decks. And they enjoy using other cards, which is an even better reason to use it other than the FACT that it actually works.

            B. Their financial status is irrelevant. You don’t even know if they own Destiny. In either case, they like using Mantle. Maybe they have both in their decks. Who knows? They serve different purposes and with this sweet angel out, a completely unblockable creature will probably serve a better purpose late game as opposed to the Angelic Destiny. This angel is a late game card (unless cheated in, which is certainly possibly). If Geist won’t finish with Mantle on, then this angel certainly will. Game-ending mythic rare angel here.

            C. Let’s see who is the deluded one. Who tried to claim Spirit Mantle is “just as good”? It is clear to me that Mantle is more practical for them. Nobody besides you even mentioned a comparison between the two.

            I would rather face this with 4 Angelic Destinies than this with one Spirit Mantle. If I can’t block, I’m probably going to lose. Haha.. Damn the limitations of green! (Other than fog-like cards)

            The angels in this set are awesome! Insane cards, but awesome!

          • Dark Rituals

            You need to chill out. Sometimes people play magic non-optimally, and that’s ok. You’re being incredibly rude for no understandable reason.

      • Beto

        I do, usually helps me win the game :)

  • gajolmad

    wait a sec does this mean that you can steal auras from your opponents side of the battlefield?!

    • Wisdomseyes


  • Childofalessergod

    Not that good in Standard, but i just got a huge EDH boner!….As for Spirit Mantle being a replacement for Angelic Destiny is just absurd, Destiny Rocks…But Spirit Mantle is not bad, it is a very underestimated card put on the right creature. I run 4 of them alongside Angelic Destiny, in my double strike deck. the Destiny’s are usually for Mirrodin Crusader or Markov Blademaster, and the spirit mantles are usually for stromkirk noble for speed sake. If i dont see one of my destiny’s when i have crusader or blademaster out, then spirit mantle is fine for the time being…i dont mind hitting for 8 unblocked each turn, and with blademaster getting an extra counter to hit for more next turn…as i said Mantle is underestimated. Kudos to those who appreciate it…ps, good shit sajomir for using mantle on traft.