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(OLD) Alu's Ultimate Synergy (White Humans)

Standard* Aggro Humans Mono-White



My mono white human build for FNM. Introducing Human Synergy. For the Mirrodin/Innistrad Block.Win scenario is usually based around Mirran Crusader or Silverblade Paladin / Champion of the Parish combo buffing but can be purely through swarm human creatures as well.



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Alumatine says... #2

@ clausses... Are you high?

June 16, 2012 5:50 a.m.

ramen44 says... #3

Why do you not run Grand Abolisher s?

June 16, 2012 7:38 a.m.

Alumatine says... #4

They are weak, very situational and more of a control or sideboard card than anything else. Grand Abolisher is wasted against most decks and is just a waste of 2-4 slots in a base 60 agro deck.

June 16, 2012 8:06 a.m.

ramen44 says... #5

Ah, okay, I've started noticing that in my own deck, and with Cavern of Souls your creatures aren't going to be countered anyway.

June 16, 2012 6:38 p.m.

Alumatine says... #6

It's good verse some burn and control players that like to screw with you during your turn and it means you can Oblivion Ring their Shrine of Burning Rage before it triggers etc but in general I don't side board it.

June 16, 2012 11:20 p.m.

iarenub says... #7

Have you considered Gideon Jura instead of Elspeth Tirel ?

June 17, 2012 12:28 a.m.

Alumatine says... #8

I have a few times and might try it. To be honest I don't sideboard planeswalkers in that often which may be a mistake on my part. I have a playset of gideons so I might play around with it and see where it gets me. :)

June 17, 2012 11:53 a.m.

Wike900 says... #12

More swords?

June 17, 2012 10:31 p.m.

deadsightsx says... #15

awesome deck, humans are some of my favorite creatures this block, but i agree, o-ring is better then fiend hunter for control, especially because fiend hunter can only exile creature. only time fiend hunter is ever good is if trying really hard to go for an infinite combo, or if u boost him up, but boosting him takes away from the other creatures ur boosting, or giving him some protection, otherwise he quite easy to tackle. since ur playing more aggro i really cant see much else u can add :)

June 18, 2012 4:46 p.m.

ChowsMTG says... #16

EXCELLENT BUILD, i really love it! It has a unique feel too it, fun to playtest, and playtest against, and you are probably the only person with a great sideboard on this site!

June 18, 2012 9:05 p.m.

ChowsMTG says... #17

EXCELLENT BUILD, i really love it! It has a unique feel too it, fun to playtest, and playtest against, and you are probably the only person with a great sideboard on this site!

June 18, 2012 9:06 p.m.

Kinder5 says... #18

i suggest trying to make one with no swords, seeing as they cycle out soon.

June 18, 2012 11:59 p.m.

If your biggest problem is getting locked down by control I would strongly recommend side boarding Grand Abolisher . Just a suggestion, but I think it could save you from losing to control, and at the very least, would be pretty damn useful.

June 19, 2012 midnight

Alumatine says... #20

@Kinder5 Most of the deck rotates out soon so there is no point. When the blocks change I will make a new deck but at that stage I loose...

Mirran Crusader

Sword of War and Peace

Hero of Bladehold

Angelic Destiny

Spirit Mantle

Honor of the Pure

Timely Reinforcements

So making one without the sword would be pointless at this point.

@MemniteShyamalan I've tried abolishers and they are good but honestly they are a waste in the sideboard currently in my mind. They may go into the side board after rotation but Cavern of Souls , Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and card:Grafdigger's Cage give me enough against the control that I verse at FNM. I'm not downplaying the viability of the card, simply it's viability for me currently.

June 19, 2012 3:32 a.m.

MagnaLynx21 says... #21

Unless your meta demands it, 4x Riders of Gavony seems a bit overkill.Also, give Nearheath Pilgrim a try over Timely Reinforcements . In my testing with him in White Weenie decks, he's just as good, especially when strapped to a Mirran Crusader or a growing Champion of the Parish .

Take a look at Mr. Pilgrim in one of my variants (deck:boros-guild-innistrad-mirrodin-division) and you will notice that against a variety of aggro match ups gives you such a boost at staying ahead in the race, which is often key.

June 19, 2012 7:57 a.m.

Alumatine says... #22

I'm surprised everyone else's meta doesn't need them to be honest. The amount of human, spirit, myr, wurmcoil reanimation , vampire and zombie decks around atm is astonishing. Naming any of these shuts down the respective decks.

Never thought about Nearheath Pilgrim but I think I'll stick to my guns until the sets change over in october, it's serving me very well as it is. Nearheath Pilgrim isn't going to save me verse hardcore burn but Timely Reinforcements is.

June 21, 2012 2:43 p.m.

Dritz says... #26

You'd be amazed just how much my meta was seven shades of Delver or Spirits or Zombies. Nothing else. Like the deck a lot. Nice work!

June 23, 2012 5:17 a.m.

card:Conjurer's Closet to boost the Champion of the Parish

June 23, 2012 5:28 a.m.

Alumatine says... #28

@Dritz Thanks man. :D

@fadelightningmm Um... Yes card:Conjurer's Closet does indeed pump Champion of the Parish ... that doesn't mean it should be included in the deck. It's a very specific, very expensive card (for the curve in this deck) that will be useless 99% of the time. Make a case for it over the cards already included?

June 23, 2012 11:09 a.m.

Geoxis says... #29

Smite the Monstrous for praetors or titans, Revoke Existence for wurmcoil!

June 24, 2012 7:58 p.m.

Alumatine says... #30

Oblivion ring does the place of both without gimping agro..

June 24, 2012 9:04 p.m.

I like this deck it has good synergy but that fact its mono colored is off putting cause u loose out on some benefits of other colors. With Champion of the Parish u could use Thatcher Revolt or Increasing Devotion and he will be powerful. or green with Champion of Lambholt and all those awsome green miracle cards that boost.

June 25, 2012 1:27 a.m.

Alumatine says... #32

There is a trend in magic atm that complicated is better. It's not true. Mono white is incredibly strong in this block.

Complicated is complicated.

Better is better.

They do not always overlap.

June 25, 2012 1:42 a.m.

apoc7k says... #34

Still love your deck, bud. It's just concise, and vicious. My White/Black deck can't quite hang with it. The only silver lining is that I tried to design it with the format change in mind (I only recently picked up playing again after a hiatus since the original Mirrodin block).

June 25, 2012 3:59 a.m.

apoc7k says... #35

Addendum: Maybe it can? I did a play test where the first few turns were virtually identical between the decks (T1: Champion, T2: Champion, T3: Gather the Townsfolk, T4: Champion...). Afterwards my deck just shined at what it did best... and dropped a Terminus somewhere in there :P. I think all in all, your deck is more consistent, and poses a faster kill... but I have enough creature control in my deck to feel at least semi-safe a majority of the time.

Have you peeked at the M13 spoiler yet? Or in general, have you thought of an idea for a new deck after this one phases out?

June 25, 2012 11:44 a.m.

StarScream says... #36

Wow. that is all I have to say is wow, good job. It would be a huge pain to vs this deck.:)

Just started my lifesteal and lifegain deck, check it out, maybe drop a suggestion.


June 27, 2012 3:40 p.m.

Weston Ayarza says... #37

easiest thing your opponent can do to shut this down is creature control. Orings and basically every removal that isn't black or green. ;D So I'd consider some card:Faith's Shields or maybe a 1 of. if anything it's just nice to have a pro from the only colored blocker on their field, but it's a very versatile 1 drop. Situational, but situational against what a weenie deck loses to. Just an idea.

June 27, 2012 8:57 p.m.

Alumatine says... #38

There's enough creatures to deal with it. Faith's shield is just going to use up spots and won't make a different. You can't put in every single counter card just because wizards prints them or you end up with 2 creatures and a bladed bracer + 37 "WHAT IF HE USES THIS!?" cards. It's agro, win strategy with agro is to kill hard or go home, not to outlast or out maneuver.

June 28, 2012 11:44 p.m.

m1rado says... #39

I know it's not fast, but have you considered or tested card:Cathars' Crusade? It's probably shit in this deck, but it never hurts to try. :D

June 30, 2012 2:40 p.m.

Rascal125 says... #40

great deck could you help me improve mine, at Rascal125 it is my mono white humans, im trying to keep things in innistrad, Dark Ascension, Avacyn Restored, and things that are coming back from m12

June 30, 2012 3:15 p.m.

redfive says... #42

nice awesome job! i used to run a mono white deck but changed to red/white for avacyn then changed it to a naya deck idk if you could help but if you look it would be nice =)

July 1, 2012 9 a.m.

krotash says... #43

I'm stuck here trying to find some suggestion or improvement to make me sound smart... I'm having difficulty. Silly idea that won't work but splash green for autumn's veil? Yea I know it's silly. This really does fit the bill of amazing white weenie. Only thing I could possibly think of is accorder paladin for a human battle cry with tokens. It also schleps fill a small creature 2 mana slot.

July 2, 2012 12:19 a.m.

EnzoSteevens says... #45

Include Student of Warfare .

July 2, 2012 5:41 p.m.

Alumatine says... #46

Wow... just wow...

...It's a standard deck... It says it's a standard deck... you really shouldn't be giving advice.

July 2, 2012 10:41 p.m.

Alumatine says... #48

Don't give a "Suggestion" just for the sake of it. If you can substantiate your comment with anything more than "My friend runs this so you're doing it wrong", then just give it a +1 and move on.

July 3, 2012 10:42 a.m.

Frisacra says... #49

If the manabase can support a green splash for Gavony Township , it is a strong late game card for such an aggressive deck (if it gets to a late game). Township is an uncounterable engine to keep the deck becoming more powerful if your opponent has actually developed board presence and didn't die early on.

+1 for such a well thought out deck, and I'm sorry if you've already heard that suggestion before.

July 3, 2012 10:15 p.m.

Ever thought of bumping out Sword of War and Peace and replacing it with another Silver-Inlaid Dagger and Spirit Mantle ? It seems like the sword would be cast, and then you'd have to wait another turn before it can be equipped, thus giving your opponent a turn to react. The other two can be both be dropped and enchanted/equipped for the same mana that it would take to cast the sword. Normally I'd choose a mythic equipment that performs so very well over an uncommon one, but in this case your deck is so focused on rushing in damage with Silverblade Paladin or Mirran Crusader that I can't see the sword helping with your attack-before-my-opponent-knows-what-happened plan.

July 6, 2012 2:37 a.m.

ithemonkey says... #51

While I agree with MrJacob, it might not change things all that much, since pretty much by turn five they're dead on board if they don't play a day on turn four. But, it's definitely something to think about post-rotation.

July 10, 2012 1:43 a.m.

lordkasner says... #52

i get top 4 at my fnm everytime with my white winnie deck

July 10, 2012 11:54 p.m.

It's simply amazing, I've used it a bit differently but it is to good to lose; Even against a heavy removal deck I've still won by turn 4

July 12, 2012 7:43 p.m.

rapeydom says... #54

This is one of those decks that I would love to own, its just they come with a hefty price tag of $250...Is there any deck out there which has the same purpose as this, but maybe not with the $250? I know its probably very unlikely though.Thanks

July 14, 2012 8:38 p.m.

@ Rapeydom: If you take out the 4 Cavern of Souls the deck loses $100 off it's value. If you cut the two Sword of War and Peace s as well and do what I said with one more dagger and aura, then the deck costs a little over $100 to make. Sound more reasonable?

July 14, 2012 8:45 p.m.

rapeydom says... #56

MrJacobobobobobo that does seem a little nicer, but what would you replace the cavern of souls with?

July 15, 2012 7:52 a.m.

Alumatine says... #57

Just plains, this deck will be updated when I finish tweaking my m13 version. So if you wait that long then you'll run cathedrals.

July 15, 2012 8:35 p.m.

jfitone says... #58

...oh, how I shit my pants realizing that all my decks except mono -green and mono - black infect can't touch this deck... even my modern tokens failed a playtest.

Scary thought: I tested this vs. Reanimator in Legacy. Though close, 2/0 record for this deck. Props to you. +1

Additional comment: I am going to find a deck in standard that can consistently beat this soon. I'll comment w/ more details.

July 16, 2012 10:20 p.m.

White humans/tokens are becoming very popular in my shop. My zombie deck can keep up with them but it is always a tough match to win. This looks like one of those decks, I guess i have to start boarding in more black sun's zeniths

July 22, 2012 1:48 p.m.

apoc7k says... #60

Question: What's going to happen to the deck when Scars rotates out? It's so efficient right now... since I won't be able to really do any serious playing, I'm trying to plan as many different directions out as I can. And this deck is positively dynamite!

July 23, 2012 1:02 a.m.

Alumatine says... #61

I have to see what is coming in from the ravnica block before deciding on a rotation combo. I've tried to convert it to a black/white exalted deck but it just ramps too slowly. Atm all my time is going into the designs for a green/white human tournament deck for serious competition.

July 23, 2012 1:05 p.m.

apoc7k says... #62

Ah, right on! I was just talking to a buddy of mine, saying that after Birds and Llanowars both phase out, I see card:Avacyn's Pilgrim being a common thing, and Green/White decks becoming commonplace.

July 23, 2012 7:35 p.m.

krotash says... #63

It's highly likely birds will be printed RtR

July 23, 2012 9:09 p.m.

apoc7k says... #64

Meh... it's been printed 14 times. Why do they need to continue?

July 23, 2012 9:24 p.m.

lordkasner says... #65

i dont believe birds will be reprinted this time mybe in m14 or m15

July 23, 2012 9:44 p.m.

Alumatine says... #66

My new white humans deck for PTQ competition is now up on my page.

August 4, 2012 3:26 a.m.

jesterhead13 says... #67

sideboarded angel of jubilation for ..... ?

August 4, 2012 8:47 a.m.

Alumatine says... #68

The reason for Angel of Jubilation is already listed in the deck explanation. This is my FNM deck which works for the meta I play against. All sideboards and even small deck changes are available depending on the meta. TBH I'm kinda done with this deck now and will bench it soon. The current deck competition deck I'm making that is more inline with the current meta is deck:alus-synergy-v2-tournament-edition.

August 4, 2012 10:16 a.m.

Geoxis says... #71

FACT I playtested my PTQ deck against mostly just this deck lol. SO DEADLY

September 16, 2012 10:53 p.m.

senken12 says... #73

How exactly is this Standard?

July 8, 2013 6:28 p.m.

apoc7k says... #74

The title says "(OLD)"... this was a (damn good) Standard deck during the Scars of Mirrodin/Innistrad block Standard.

July 8, 2013 7:22 p.m.

JamestheJoo says... #75

where the heck is Gather the Townsfolk ?

September 13, 2014 9:17 p.m.

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Illegal cards Hero of Bladehold , Mirran Crusader , Honor of the Pure , Angelic Destiny , Accorder Paladin , Sword of War and Peace
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.34
Tokens 1/1 Human, 1/1 Soldier, 1/1 Spirit
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Top rank #1 on 2012-06-20
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