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My take on a G/W token mid-range aggro deck.

Main Board

Intangible Virtue + Parallel Lives: These two cards are the cornerstone of the deck. The ability for a Blade Splicer to arrive producing two tokens, or a 4/4 first strike vigi token is ridiculous. Naturally, more than one at any time or both is extremely useful.

Avacyn's Pilgrim + Birds of Paradise: Obviously, in a very aggro heavy format a bit of mana acceleration to compete with other aggro decks are useful. Plus, a turn 3 Elspeth Tirel is just rude.

Elspeth Tirel + Garruk, Primal Hunter : 'Walkers to soak fire and give me tokens - beautiful. Running the primal hunter over Garruk Relentless  Flip as I find I get more utilisation out of the hunter.

Blade Splicer + Hero of Bladehold: Two wonderful attackers that also provide tokens. These two allow me to win the game without my enchantments whilst also going with them SO well.

Timely Reinforcements: As any deck I face will either be outpacing me with creatures and damage or prepared to wipe my board, these little guys are always timely.

Midnight Haunting + Beast Within: Instant speed token generation? YES PLEASE!

Mimic Vat: A singleton in mainboard with a few more in SB shows a strong card for a control matchup. The ability to punch out two tokens with this + Parallel Lives is too nice to pass up. Combined with Blade Splicer imprinted you've got a messy looking combo.

Gavony Township: Just using Elspeth Tirell and this cheeky land can win you the game more often than not!


Beast Within - again useful in a control matchup - you kill your own thing before they do and get a token for it! Oblivion Ring also should be mentioned - beast + oblivion ring boarded in can lock down any board-based deck.

Mimic Vat - for control, as aforementioned.

Nihil Spellbomb - Duh

Revoke Existence - Need I say more?

Leonin Arbiter - always prepare for wolf run...

I hope you guys like this deck, please comment and +1 it :)




TheLouie57 says... #1

I always enjoy chump blocking with Blade Splicer and using Sun Titan to bring him back whenever i feel like. :) Take a look at my deck! Interracial Homebrew

December 29, 2011 10:51 a.m.

TheLouie57 says... #2

Furthermore, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite seemed like a good sideboard idea for me against wolf run.... kill all their mana accel, shrink titans so they're dismemberable, and they can't convert their nexus.

December 29, 2011 10:54 a.m.

puzlingpuzle says... #3

i know it seems kinda basic, but i would advise Doomed Traveler 's not just for the spirits, but moreso as a great target for Beast Within ... i've seen it done in so many great ways, but generally when you have more doomed travelers, you have more combo opportunities. (board wipe their stuff and yours gets flying and maybe +1/+1 and vigilance, sacrifice a creature as part of a spell, etc.)

December 29, 2011 11:24 a.m.

Just a few questions...

What happens if you face a burn deck?

What happens if you face an aggro deck?

What happens if you face any anti-artifact/enchantment decks?

December 29, 2011 2:30 p.m.

Skittles18 says... #5

Ive got to be honest with you, this is one of the best token decks ive seen.

December 29, 2011 3:27 p.m.

Dmci says... #6

Thanks for the comments! :)

@ TheLouie57, Elesh norn, whilst being one of my favourite cards in standard is too steep for this deck :( She's dead in my opening hand and tough to resolve late game whilst having minimal synergy with the deck other than being a bomb!I'll check your deck though :)

@puzlingpuzle, cheers! I'll playtest about with the Doomed Traveler s and think it through :) They may be a very nice 1 drop!

@Skittles18 - that's really nice of you :) <3

(the tough one...)@DragonslayerOmega,

For burn - Timely Reinforcements with Mimic Vat in board if they play a control game.

For aggro I have things like Midnight Haunting and Elspeth Tirel for chumps and life gain

For anti artifact/enchantment, those decks don't exist as pure meta-dominant decks, the closest you have is control which I should be solid against as the token generation gives me massive advantage - such as Elspeth being able to bring me in 4 things on the board for 1 card out of hand.Furthermore, nobody'll build an enchantment/artifact hate deck as the meta's not packed full of those decks, the meta is about 55% aggro atm, so anti-aggro decks are the ones to look out for. As this deck works on token generation i'm more than fine for anti-aggro decks!

December 29, 2011 4:03 p.m.

I just think of things such as Blasphemous Act , Creeping Corrosion , and even Koth of the Hammer and Liliana of the Veil . I always include some way of getting rid of enchantments/artifacts in EVERY deck I make as they can make or break a few games.

Hope I didn't sound critical.

December 29, 2011 4:51 p.m.

mrcannon says... #8

I don't know if Timely Reinforcements is a good idea for this type of deck. You'll most likely have more creatures because it's a token deck, and more life since you are attacking early. It may be ok in the sideboard, but Fresh Meat is probably more reliable post-board wipe play (tokens do go to the graveyard before fizzling).

Maybe replace its spot in the main board with some Oblivion Ring s and another Beast Within .

December 29, 2011 7:30 p.m.

Dmci says... #9

No worries DragonslayerOmega :)If people are packing those then I'll be fine and will just play about it - I can't just run away from board wipers!Besides, I laugh off Liliana of the Veil !

mrcannon, why you so mad?! Timely Reinforcements is bloody PERFECT!It lets me set up my enchantments and get a tad behind then explode into a leading postition!!However, that suggestion of Fresh Meat is a beautiful one, i'm gonna play about with that :D Thanks!

Cheers everyone :)

December 30, 2011 8:45 p.m.

Dmci says... #10

Thoughts please - Mayor of Avabruck  Flip  FlipMTG Card: Howlpack Alpha for control, and Sword of Body and Mind for shits and giggles? xD

December 30, 2011 8:49 p.m.

I wouldn't recommend Mayor of Avabruck  Flip  FlipMTG Card: Howlpack Alpha unless you added in a few Werewolves to balance it out. Not many, but Ulvenwald Mystics  Flip  FlipMTG Card: Ulvenwald Primordials can be the way to go.Out of curiosity, why do you laugh off Liliana of the Veil ?

December 30, 2011 10:22 p.m.

Tyokan says... #12

This deck is very akin to the modern day standard top-tier deck "Township Tokens". I personally have a few questions to ask.. such as:

  1. Where is the Shrine of Loyal Legions ?
  2. Where is your Day of Judgment ?
I am suggesting Shrine of Loyal Legions , and taking out Timely Reinforcements because when it comes down to it Timely Reinforcements is just a cmc 3 life gain spell at -> sorcery speed <-. This slows your tempo down pretty badly. Shrine of Loyal Legions is a token generator, at -> INSTANT speed <- with the capability of insta-killing or coming extremely close to insta-killing your opponent. Shrine of Loyal Legions adds more of that explosive oomph than Timely Reinforcements does.

Day of Judgment is a good card in general. It's for those rare instances where you have less board than your opponent. Mix Day of Judgment in with Shrine of Loyal Legions and you are in for a nasty combo.

For those of you reading this post and don't understand the combo. Here is how it goes

Your Turn

Main 1 - Day of Judgment , and then do whatever you need/wanted to do, but leave enough mana open to pop your Shrine of Loyal Legions !

Pass Turn

Opponent's Turn

Main 1 - "Geez, I lost my board. Now I have to make more board" <-- Opponent is having a bad day now

End of Turn - Pop your Shrine of Loyal Legions and get plenty of tokens due to: Parallel Lives and massive amount of counters on your Shrine of Loyal Legions

Your TurnMain 1 -> Your tokens now no longer have summoning sickness because they came into play at the end of your opponents turn <- Hopefully by now you have at least 1 or 2 Intangible Virtue and a Gavony Township out

*- Pump your tokens up with Gavony Township 's tap abilityCombat Phase - Attack opponent with big tokens.

You should have won by now.

January 1, 2012 10:25 p.m.

Dmci says... #13

Thanks for the comments! A few edits made, will play about with it and keep the deck progressing :) Cheers!

January 2, 2012 2:13 p.m.

Dpak says... #14

Loving these token decks with Green and White :)

Keep at it!

+1 rated.

January 3, 2012 8:23 p.m.

crabopolis says... #15

the deck is great, and is why i don't play tournaments. I just can't afford to go against decks running every power card in the field. Well thought out, and the card synergy is just amazing. I'd like to see a pauper version. +1

January 3, 2012 8:53 p.m.

Lordthadicus says... #16

First I would deffinately take out Day of Judgment . Never want to be the one to clear the board unless you have fresh meat and the mana to follow up with it. I play tokens Love this deck but check out trying to put this into your main deck Triumph of the Hordes . I had Parallel Lives out and Intangible Virtue out popped a Midnight Haunting at the end of his turn bam he's dead turn 4. plus if you are running against other agros you can knock their creatures out fast.

Love this deck though but I agree deffinately want Doomed Traveler out it's funny how many strikes I can get in because they don't want me to have a flier.

Also Mayor of Avabruck  Flip  FlipMTG Card: Howlpack Alpha not so much love the idea of killing Kessig thanks for that needed something for them.

January 4, 2012 4:57 p.m.

Tyokan says... #17

I have no idea why you would think about taking out Day of Judgment a lot of Tier 1 Township Token decks run that over Day of Judgment and won SCG's so... I don't really think so. Anyway's Day of Judgment really synergizes well with Shrine of Loyal Legions because insta boardwipe + token gen so you don't really need the Fresh Meat b/c of Shrine of Loyal Legions with counters on it. So you get the tokens from Shrine with the added bonus of the Parallel Lives you should already have out.Pretty much here is my take on it... Day of Judgment insta wipe plus you get your board back. With Triumph of the Hordes you have to attack your opponent and then to wipe their board they have to block them, and it's really more trading. But if you don't like my opinion then I'll just say it this way. IMHO Day of Judgment + Shrine of Loyal Legions is a lot more late game based just so as Triumph of the Hordes but I believe that latter is just a bit weaker than the earlier.

January 5, 2012 4:30 p.m.

miss3 says... #18

i love otnkesn so this is perfect deck for me just one thing add Doomed Traveler 's instead of card:Avacyn's Pilgrim's


January 7, 2012 12:09 p.m.

datguy1 says... #19

Very nice my friend +1

January 9, 2012 12:05 p.m.

Dmci says... #20

Thanks everyone :)

I'm struggling with where to put the Doomed Traveler s though, I certainly won't drop the ramp creatures for them (Sorry miss3) but I'd like some in!Any suggestions where though?

January 9, 2012 4:03 p.m.

wildstallion says... #21

playtest against this!!!looky looky i got hooky

January 9, 2012 11:43 p.m.

kram130 says... #22

nice, might be worth replacing Parallel Lives with Doubling Season as it beefs your planeswalkers to ultimate proportions!

take a look at my token/enchantment deck. its got some inspirations you might like!



January 5, 2016 6:29 p.m.

kamarupa says... #23

Looks good +1!

Sideboard ideas: Savage Summoning, Pithing Needle, Sanctimony.

February 25, 2016 11:41 a.m.

kamarupa says... #24

Also, I'd cut back on the Shrines and Walkers to make room for the Traveler.

February 25, 2016 11:45 a.m.

try 2 plains for 2 Sejiri Steppe +1

July 24, 2016 2:03 p.m.

Hemi-pwr says... #26

Have you considered Hour of Reckoning? +1

September 11, 2016 10:35 p.m.

How much does it cost without the sideboard?

October 15, 2016 5:07 p.m.

Also why not replace Day of Judgment with Hour of Reckoning

October 15, 2016 5:19 p.m.

Blossoming defence!?! side or maybe!

October 17, 2016 4:09 a.m.

Beastmaster Ascention!?!

October 17, 2016 4:13 a.m.

Replace Midnight Haunting with Lingering Souls and then splash some black/white or black/green fast lands into the deck

July 31, 2017 6:55 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.95
Tokens 1/1 Spirit, 3/3 Golem, 5/5 Wurm, 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Soldier, 1/1 Myr
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