We actually like Serra a lot and kept her over this court. She’s more than a single angel creature because she threatens to make more quickly. Sort of like a delayed 4-mana broodmate dragon plus benefits with other flyers.
For us, when the card was good it was hard to imagine losing those games often even without the card, but you often couldn’t play it in spots where other white cards like planeswalkers establish board presence. It felt like you had to be too far ahead in order to cast it in most matchups.
Elspeth Knight Errant not anywhere close to cuttable in my experience. Elspeth is top 5 white card in my list only behind swords, path, journey to nowhere, and thalia, heretic cathar in terms of maindeck and winrate. Top 50 card in the entire 360 cube list.
This card is good but surely you have some weaker white fours to cut. Patrunkenphat7 why not cut something like archon of sun's grace which seems pretty rough? or even quarantine field? 4 mana o-ring seems terribly slow for your list even if you are pushing an enchantments theme.
I’m playing Court, and I didn’t cut OG Elspeth, but I am way lower on her than most. Archon has been solid for us so far and takes the Gisela slot. Quarantine Field is also one of the best O-Rings and consistently hits multiple permanents. Surprised to hear that Journey to Nowhere is a top card for you.
Hot take alert! Our group feels that OG Elspeth is getting quickly outdated. She’s still in our Cube primarily because of the Humility archetype we’re pushing, but I’d include both this enchantment and Emeria’s Call as generically good cards over OG Elspeth.