The plane of Innistrad has never been without fear, horror and desolation. Humanities only hope came from the angelic hosts that stood against that darkness. Lead by Avacyn, Angel of Hope an Archangel created by Sorin Markov to give balance to the plane and the hosts leaders. Bruna, Light of Alabaster, the protector of the spirit and keeper of the holy wards. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Gisela led the warrior-like angels to battle and served as Avacyn's confidant. Finally there was Sigarda, Host of Herons, this host served the living, protecting them against corruption. For centuries, Avacyn gave the people of Innistrad hope. The church prospered under her rule, the fields grew in earnest, the people safe, and for once, the night was no longer dark and full of terrors. All was almost lost however when the Archangel disappeared while battling Griselbrand. After the planeswalker, Liliana forced the soldier, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben into shattering the Helvault, freeing the archdemon, and to the shock of nearly all of Innistrad, Avacyn. A year of peace followed suit. The cursemute was created, the wards renewed and hope was once again restored. However, Innistrad was forever changed when Nahiri, the Harbinger drove Avacyn to madness by corrupting the mana flow of the plane. Avacyn, now a twisted reflection of her former self, began a bloodthirsty inquisition to purify all sin on the plane. Legions of angels, including Bruna and Gisela, turned against humanity under Avacyn's order. Blood soon filled the streets, cities burned to ash and the once beautiful sound of angels wings soon announced death and destruction. Of the angels, only Sigarda and her small host remained an ally to humanity and stood against Avacyn her sisters. This is Sigarda's army.

Hope Against Hope is a 1v1 or small group tribal human deck designed to use the strengths of Sigarda's protection and a unified front to crush the forces of darkness.

*Old Sigarda, New monster smash Bruna/Gisela and all printings of the angel Avacyn have been left out of the deck for the sake of flavor over function.

'Sigarda was the last uncorrupted archangel, but she would not have to fight alone.'



cornifex says... #1

Nice deck! I got my Sigarda deck to a point where I could play test it yesterday. One thing I noticed is possibly switching out Sun Titan for Emeria Shepherd. The landfall ability as well as no CMC restriction seems great.

June 5, 2016 2:23 p.m.

Despite_Myself says... #2

Thanks! I didn't think of this angel for some reason I guess, its actually closer to theme, and has better synergy overall. Much appreciated!

June 5, 2016 3:12 p.m.

Despite_Myself says... #3

seymour47 I didn't want to appear as if I was shamelessly trying to support my own deck while commenting on yours which is why I tagged you here. Here is my version of the same (not the same) deck basically. That's why I thought the way I did. I think overall we have a similar plan save that I rely more heavily on tribal human elements over the angels.

September 12, 2017 6:05 p.m.

DRACULA150704 says... #4

you should get a foil command tower. i own a really nice foil promo one which i got for being a judge. the judge promo has the original art but there is also a foil one from commander's arsenal that is foil but with worse art

September 30, 2017 9:30 p.m.

Haldarious says... #5

I would upvote except you don't actually have Hope Against Hope in here. How could you miss your deck's namesake?!

(just kidding, this deck is good)

October 5, 2017 8:25 a.m.

Despite_Myself says... #6

HA Haldarious, thank you! I've actually tried the card in the deck a dozen times for that exact reason all jokes aside. Too small of an impact, such a wasted card name and art.

October 5, 2017 10:43 a.m.

ShadyWonderBoy says... #7

I love the theme deck. I definitely always like to see and try these out. You have a lot of low CMC creatures and a land base that supports them well, so the only thing I could think of doing to it is if you ever did want to use some more land and a little more ramp or something you could definitely use Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Dragonlord Dromoka (I know he isn't from the plane and he's not an angel but he would be a great support for you deck). Iona, Shield of Emeria I think would also be helpful. Archangel of Tithes I think would be a great addition to your deck as it is right now I would just have no idea what to take out haha. Also Linvala, Keeper of Silence would also be a great addition to it. Hope I could help :)

October 6, 2017 11:49 a.m.

Despite_Myself says... #8

Oh hey! Incidentally I've used all of those exact cards in this deck (save Avacyn B/C she is the bad guy) Linvala and Iona come in often as does Elesh Norn & a few other huge splashy spells. This version of the deck is more theme V function if anything.*I also just realized that I've not added the sideboard which explains the card suggestions given. I am not proud of myself.

October 6, 2017 12:26 p.m.

ShadyWonderBoy says... #9

Its all good it usually takes me a while to try and figure out a good sideboard. I'll come back when I think of something good.

October 6, 2017 1:02 p.m.

Zakading says... #10

Not sure if intentional or not, but good job on leaving out Angel of Finality. Neat flavor-win, love the deck.

October 7, 2017 12:33 a.m.

AYYYYYEO! Yes it was! Thank you for the vote & the keen eye!

October 7, 2017 12:36 a.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.20
Tokens 1/1 Spirit, 1/1 Human Soldier, 2/2 Wolf, Clue, 1/1 Soldier, Elspeth
Folders Commander thoughts, EDH (Tribal), Angel Commander, Things to look into, Angel Decks, Liked decks
Top rank #44 on 2017-10-07
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Revision 13 (1 week ago)

-1 Archangel of Tithes maybe
-1 Linvala, Keeper of Silence maybe
-1 Iona, Shield of Emeria maybe

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