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Mono-White lifegain and angel/human deck. Goal is to attempt to gain as much life as possible while bringing out cheap human creatures, until the player has enough mana to bring out the deck's angels. Relies heavily on Herald of War however for mana purposes, but through play-testing I've found it isn't really too much of a problem. Comments/Suggestions welcome!

Updates

— Oct. 14, 2012

Made some changes which seems to make the deck work for the better.

Removed Platinum Angel to add Iona, Shield of Emeria . Added another Herald of War , added Avacyn, Angel of Hope , added Angel of Serenity , added Tablet of the Guilds , added Restoration Angel , added Angelic Overseer , added Angel of Jubilation . All cards added replaced other cards I took out.

Also added a sideboard.

The deck has been working very nicely, I'm pretty happy about it.


— Sept. 27, 2012

Removed a bunch of extraneous cards, down to 60. Deck works much better now.

Rhadamanthus says...

#1

Start by taking out the cards that either don't do anything for the deck's stated purpose or aren't very good at what they do. I would remove Spectral Gateguards , card:Iona's Judgment, card:Angel's Mercy, Inspired Charge , card:Terashi's Cry, Greatsword , Sacred Nectar , Call To Serve , and Demystify . That will get you down to 60.

Also, take out all the Terramorphic Expanse and replace them with 2 more Seraph Sanctuary and 2 more Plains , as there's no reason your deck needs them. The actual math behind "deck thinning" doesn't hold up. If you're not using an effect like this for color-fixing, it's only helpful if you're also using it for the shuffle (Brainstorm , card:Sensei's Divining Top, etc.) or for triggering things that care about lands (Steppe Lynx , Plated Geopede , etc.). 24 land is a good number to stay at for now since you're trying to build up to Angel-level mana. If you can get a few copies of Emeria, The Sky Ruin in here, I think your deck might like it.

Keep playing the deck whenever you get the chance, and take mental notes about which cards are actually helpful and which cards don't pull their weight, then you can add more copies of the former and cut the latter. This is a really good start, though.

September 25, 2012 11:09 a.m.

LordArchan says...

#2

@RhadamanthusThanks for the feedback!

I see what you mean about the cards you listed in your first paragraph not fitting in with the rest of the deck.

Emeria, The Sky Ruin is definitely something that would be perfect for this deck, thanks for the suggestion. Taking out the Terramorphic Expanse s for additional Seraph Sanctuary and Plains is also definitely a good move.

I appreciate the advice!

September 25, 2012 12:13 p.m.

LeaPlath says...

#3

So what format is this deck for? I'm seeing lots of singletons and other chaff when there are better cards in modern, legacy or standard.

September 28, 2012 10:41 a.m.

IkePrahl says...

#4

No Avacyn, Angel of Hope ?

September 28, 2012 1:11 p.m.

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$102.33 $134.71 $226.3
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Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 year
Legal formats None
Sets Return to Ravnica, Magic 2013, Planechase 2012 Edition, Avacyn Restored , Innistrad, 2012 Core Set , MTG: Commander, 2011 Core Set, Zendikar, 2010 Core Set, Tenth Edition, Planar Chaos, Time Spiral
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.39

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