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Darien, King of Kjeldor Token/Lifegain EDH

Commander / EDH Lifegain Mono-White Tokens



Primer coming soon! Progress is coming along. I have been busy with work and family so it's taking longer than expected. Thanks for being patient while I finish this up asap!

The sideboard is cards that I am planning on slotting in once I'm ready to play with my group again.

This was my first commander deck that I put together. Two years ago I had a son whose name is Darian. When I found out that there was a commander of the same name (almost) I had to build a deck around him. I have been having a blast with it. It is not the most powerful deck, but it's been very consistent for me. The deck is built specifically to be able to handle many different situations and board states. I am aware that there are plenty of infinite combos that work with Darien. Two Soul Warden effects and Blasting Station into an Aetherflux Reservoir dump does not interest me (or any of the other combos he can pull off). Do not get me wrong. That is probably the strongest way to build a Darien deck. Protect him and combo out. But I would rather beat the opponent down the old-fashioned way like I imagine someone like Darien would want to.

Cards in the maybeboard have ALL been slotted and played to varying extents. I still do swap periodically to mix it up (Angel's Trumpet and Jade Monolith being the two I swap in the most), but the deck as it is listed is how I primarily play it. Darien is really flexible and swapping out often keeps things fresh and my opponents from knowing what might be slotted in any given week.

I removed Karma, Kormus Bell, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Stern Judge, and Royal Decree altogether from my list as it is just too janky for me.

If you are interested in building Darien on a budget, here is a pretty good intro point for about a tenth of the price of this deck.

Of course any suggestions or feedback are appreciated! Thanks for taking the time to read this and check out the deck.


Updates Add

I just wanted to give an update as this deck has gotten quite a bit of views/upvotes now. I greatly appreciate all of the thoughts and ideas over the past eight months! It's been a huge help as not only was this my first EDH deck, it was my first MTG deck period. I've tried most of the recommended cards by the community. The current iteration of the deck is what's left out of now a couple hundred games. The deck plays surprisingly well against a lot of different types of decks. I never really feel like I'm totally out of any game. If you play in a fairly casual meta I highly recommend trying Darien out. Mono-white gets a lot of hate, but I think it's a blast.

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47% Casual

53% Competitive

Top Ranked
Date added 1 year
Last updated 3 days

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

15 - 1 Mythic Rares

41 - 4 Rares

15 - 0 Uncommons

3 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.17
Tokens 2/2 Cat, None Treasure, 1/1 Warrior, 1/1 Soldier, 4/4 Angel, 3/3 Elephant
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