Defy Death

Oracle Text

Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. If it's an Angel, put two +1/+1 counters on it.

Card Rulings

5/1/2012 No player can cast spells or activate abilities between returning the creature card to the battlefield and checking whether it’s an Angel.
5/1/2012 If the creature is an Angel only on the battlefield (perhaps because it’s a non-Angel creature card and Xenograft is on the battlefield), it will get the +1/+1 counters.