Light from Within


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eventide (EVE) Rare

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Light from Within


Chroma - Each creature you control gets +1/+1 for each white mana symbol in its mana cost.

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Light from Within Discussion

Kappalauzius on The Knights of Astora, Praise the Sun!

1 week ago

maybe you'd also like to include Light from Within, History of Benalia and for the sideboard Brave the Elements.

Darth_Savage on White Devotion

3 months ago

Hi PeachSchnaawps,

So unlike Red (Fanatic of Mogis) and Black (Gray Merchant of Asphodel) White didn't get a proper Devotion hitter, but before Devotion there was Chroma, which provided Light from Within. In your deck I'd definitely consider it. Another card is Springjack Shepherd, this would be more reliant on your other pumps but might be worth considering.

Sideboard wise Stony Silence, Rest in Peace and Leyline of Sanctity are usual suspects for White...

Hope this is of some help, have fun brewing your deck.

davcot on Order of Dominaria

4 months ago

Brave the Elements is a cheap way to deal a big amount of damage unblocked ! I'll consider buying some ! Light from Within is good too but I have quite a few cards that boost my knights ! Maybe it's worth replacing some Honor of the Pure ... I'll check this out, thank you !

Deco_y on Order of Dominaria

4 months ago

My friend uses a knights deck in Modern and it’s incredibly hard to deal with.

Brave the Elements is what you want in this deck. Light from Within possibly as well. I can make more recommendations when I am actually on a computer and can type more freely.

lagotripha on The Knights Who Say "Nyx!"

4 months ago

Springjack Shepherd, Light from Within, Brave the Elements, History of Benalia Thistledown Liege Wilt-Leaf Liege might all be of interest to you.

Crovax, Ascendant Hero Dovescape might also be interesting things to drop with nykthos.

mufasamike on Knights of Cydonia

5 months ago

Nice deck! I know you're going for Modern speed & competitiveness here, but maybe consider swapping one Honor of the Pure for Light from Within for a stronger boost to all your knights. It gets even crazier once Benalish Marshal gets released.

Anyway, check out my deck Knight Night, I was going for the same idea with a bit more theme to it.

sperrone1224 on

5 months ago

I would definitely put in 4x Cavern of Souls if you can afford it. People love counter spells and this combined with Aether Vial will give you a natural defense to control decks. Id also take out another 4 plains and replace with Flagstones of Trokair this will allow you to mini ramp as well as thin out your deck whenever you have enough land cards on the field. These land changes are extremely pricey so if you cant afford it, I get it.

Moving on, if youre going to use Aether Vial Id generally run 24 creatures and 22 at the least to get the most out of vial. 20 creatures isnt terrible but I feel like vial wont shine as much as it should.

Benalish Marshal is interesting. Let me know how that works out. I personally like Mirran Crusader and Fiendslayer Paladin because its extra damage and lifelink on the board. Not just that but their natural abilities make them hard to remove and they can generally stick around until Knight Exemplar hits. Also Fiendslayer will put burn decks at a natural disadvantage .

The Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx seems like it would work to get out Light from Within quickly. Not a bad idea.

If youre wanting permanent removal I would splash blue (unless youre determined on mono white) and add Detention Sphere instead of Oblivion Ring and I would simply remove Journey to Nowhere since you have Path to Exile Of course Id say keep your paths mainboarded and only bring in the other Removal as a sideboard. Mainboard more creatures so vial shines. The goal of the tribal deck is to overwhelm them in numbers and tribal buffs. Non-creature Permanent removal isnt generally a huge threat on game 1.

I essentially look at Knight of the White Orchid as land cards since they help you if youre getting mana screwed. So Id probably put my land base to 20 if youre going to run 4. Its worked consistently for me.

All in all not bad, but could use some tweaking.

NensouHiebara on Nensou's Knight Tribal

5 months ago


In my opinion, Hero of Bladehold and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar set the bar exceedingly high for White Weenie 4-drops. Every other current 4-drop can't measure up to what they can accomplish:

  • Light from Within: Gideon trumps it by being an anthem or a threat depending on the situation. Light also can't boost Mutavault or tokens.

  • Wilt-Leaf Liege: Hero attacks harder with multiple bodies and can similarly pump other Knights with its battle cry trigger. Not every deck uses discard. Liege's replacement effect won't be relevant every game.

  • Kinsbaile Cavalier: I like to have my 4-drops to be effective by themselves so that they can still keep me in the game if my earlier creatures are hit with heavy removal. Cavalier requires other Knights, otherwise it's an unimpressive creature. Compared to what Hero and Gideon are capable of, Cavalier isn't that great. Silverblade Paladin also curves better than Cavalier after a leveled up Student or a 2-drop Knight.


Student of Warfare is the one of the best White Weenie 1-drop ever printed. It may take an additional mana investment, but it's worth having a flexible creature for every stage of the game:

  • It becomes a 3/3 first striker on Turn 2, putting heavy pressure on opponents early game.
  • It acts like a 3 mana creature after the first few turns.
  • It can be a lone, double striking threat in the mid-late game.

The same can't be said for Knight of Meadowgrain.


Aether Vial will never be a part of this deck. If you look at the top Vial strategies:

  • 5c Humans is an all-creature deck that uses Vial to spam bodies.
  • U/x Merfolk is loaded with 2-drops and uses the mana not spent on creatures to cast countermagic, Spreading Seas, and other forms of disruption.
  • Legacy Death and Taxes uses powerful utility lands to stranglehold their opponents.

This deck doesn't do any of that. My creatures' CMCs are too varied, there aren't enough creatures for Vial to begin with, and this deck has a low amount of disruption. Shoehorning Vial isn't going to make the deck better, and changing the deck to accommodate Vial isn't the deck I want to play.


Using sweepers in a Weenie Aggro deck is insanity. Knight Exemplar is in the deck to boost my Knights, not an excuse for questionable card choices. If Exemplar is left unanswered, then it takes over combat.


Another thing, why so many 2-ofs? Mono-White has the worst card draw and selection. All of those 2-ofs would lead to an inconsistent mess.

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