Soul Warden is without a doubt my favourite card in the game. So naturally the fact that she is part of a tier 1.5, and affordable deck in the modern format that is fun to play gets me very excited!
Even now, its still kicking it!
It's also pretty simple; gain a significant amount of life, then aggro off with Honor of the Pure boosting you 1/1's and using Ranger of Eos to fetch Serra Ascendant, once you hit the magic number, to beat your opponents senseless!.
Shifted around some of the number in the main deck to improve consistency and the curve.
I've also cut some of the non basic lands, as the two Ghost Quarters and four Flagstones of Trokair alongside each other cluttered up the consistency of playing aggressively and messed up goldfishes with Spectral Procession on turn three.
This deck is very solid man. You have clearly put in a lot of thought for its build and in the 3 games I played against it you were dropping brutal Soul Sister + HoTP + Spectral Procession combos constantly (while Ranger of Eos comes in to add ascendants for aggression or sisters if they have been wiped).
Ajani Goldmane and Serra Ascendant of course are easy, fast beaters and its crazy how quickly you gain life and deal damage. If I were to make any suggestions, it would be to try and mainboard some Brave the Elements (I really am a fan of that card, it single-handedly wins games). When I played against your deck with mine the only thing that let me win was the colour prot it granted me to bypass all of your creatures.
You pretty much have all of the cards that you need for a WW-lifegain deck in modern. You arguably could take out Aven Mindcensor but as you said in your description you are keeping him in for your current meta. Maybe you could add a Sword of Fire and Ice or two to mix things up? Protection is IMO the most broken ability you can give a creature in magic and white abuses it better than any other color.
Other than that awesome, +1 to a fellow white mage! :)
October 30, 2012 12:03 a.m.
+1 Impressive Deck. Someone would have to kill you 2 to 3 times to actually kill you.
Life gain, ugh, that's why I dread playing White sometimes. HA!
November 15, 2012 6:10 p.m.
Nice Soul Sisters build -- I like it a lot. It's a very straightforward and simple strategy, but it works really well. +1
December 29, 2012 1:20 p.m.
Like the deck.. Have you ever thought about trying Children of Korlis ? I've always thought it could make a good fit in this kind of deck. +1 and good luck at PTQ.
January 14, 2013 7:14 a.m.
Interesting...but I think its uses are still a little limited. The old Proc based decks used to play Kami of False Hope for a similar effect (though the children have more synergy with the deck), though those decks used Proclamation of Rebirth for recursion.
I'll test him tonight, but ultimately I'm not to sure where I can fit it.
Thanks for the encouragement. :D
January 14, 2013 7:40 a.m.
No, the deck doesn't need it; as the deck is aggressive, not durdly.
February 21, 2013 4:10 a.m.
Hmm, this deck has gone through some changes since I last peeked at it. Have you ever thought of using Emeria, The Sky Ruin ?
February 21, 2013 6:32 a.m.
February 21, 2013 6:43 a.m.
Immortal Servitude might be good since you have 4 good targets for it.
I don't particularly like Mikaeus, the Lunarch in here, but I suppose it's your call.
March 22, 2013 8:23 a.m.
March 22, 2013 8:24 a.m.
The problem with Auriok Champion is that she disrupts the curve slightly of like sister in Pridemate into Procession, etc. Those bonuses are good, but I feel the Mirran sister is slightly better in midrange builds.
Mikaeus is mostly just a big guy with upsides, that can be fetched with Ranger of Eos, so he has occasional use in the late game. That said, he's spot is usually interchangeable post board.
As for Immortal Servitude, I've yet to play with it, so I'm unsure; I was never much of a fan of the Proclamation of Rebirth versions of this deck, but perhaps the Servitude serves a better purpose here.
March 22, 2013 9:04 a.m.
May 27, 2013 6:57 a.m.
Oh and with the new legend rule that's coming, you'll be able to use up both Flagstones of Trokair for mana before they sacrifice each other. So you can now safely run 4 if you want to.
May 27, 2013 6:59 a.m.
This deck is real good. I built it pretty much verbatim, and it is a force. Good job indeed.
June 6, 2013 10:26 p.m.
I would agree with topshelf.. I built this deck almost verbatim and it is a solid competitive deck! 2 thumbs up!
June 15, 2013 11:54 a.m.
July 3, 2013 4:47 p.m.
I know it changes your mana curve significantly but have you thought of Archangel of Thune for this deck? She loops well with Mikaeus, the Lunarch so that you never have to tap him to add counters and essentially turns all your creatures into Ajani's Pridemate too.
August 20, 2013 2:13 p.m.
Have you considered Kataki, War's Wage for the affinity match up?
February 19, 2014 8:22 p.m.
May 12, 2014 7:55 p.m.
Squadron Hawk is fodder, both in the hand and on the field, getting a hawk out, refilling your hand with hawks then using Martyr of Sands to get back in the game is a great feeling. I too am playing soul sisters, I was reading this to find helpful information and/or ideas for my variation. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/07-05-14-soul-sisters-1/
May 14, 2014 2:52 p.m.
So what is Elspeth sided in for? I know she's good in the deck, but why not just mainboard her?
June 9, 2014 11:16 p.m.
I imagine Elspeth is sided in for potential matches against decks that could out-agro this one. She's a more permanent way to keep the life flowing while generating blockers for herself. (ofc I didn't create this deck, I'm just assuming.)
July 31, 2014 7:07 p.m.
I'd also like to point out that Lingering Souls , while one of my favorite reasons to be splashing B, would throw this deck way off curve. While a better choice than Gather the Townsfolk / Raise the Alarm / Midnight Haunting , all of the above sort of wreck the theme of the deck and I can see it getting all sorts of clunky play.
July 31, 2014 7:16 p.m.
August 4, 2014 9:42 p.m.
August 9, 2014 10:26 a.m.
I know this is an old post but have you thought about putting Venser's Journal in this deck?
November 8, 2014 10:26 a.m.
If you have a large hand by the time you have 5 mana out on the field, you aren't playing Soul Sisters correctly.
If you have 5 mana on the field and cards in your hand, you should be able to play at least 2 monsters because of the low overall mana costs of the monsters.
If you have 5 mana on the field and just Venser's in your hand, then Venser's is useless.
December 22, 2014 10:33 p.m.
why do you maindeck 4 Flagstones of Trokair when you are not running Armageddon?
January 4, 2015 1:36 a.m.
I need help. Ive seen lately this deck working and gathered a lot of info on it, but still do you recommend buildig this deck on paper for a newcomer to the modern format such as me?I get it that it is good in the current meta, but is that just it or will the deck still be viable in a near future? Do I only maintain the path to exile which is a staple.
January 31, 2015 9:48 p.m.
Have you considered maindeck Ghost Quarter? I know that it doesn't make white mana, but Tron is a major player in modern, and many decks will only be able to handle 1 or 2 before it starts acting like strip mine.
February 10, 2015 10:05 a.m.
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May 13, 2015 7:46 p.m.
Soul warden is my favorite card too! I Started playing magic when i was 10, and had this pathetic unsleeved white weine deck that was just an awful stack of random cards i liked. I never won and my brothers laughed at it because i had no thought process for how i played. Ahh memories.