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The Best Offence is a Good Defence [Suggestions?]

Commander / EDH* Mono-White Soldiers Tokens Tribal Weenie



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The Very Best Defence

This is my mono white soldier deck focused on the idea of taking damage, then healing back with the synergy between Darien, King of Kjeldor and Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant and Suture Priest whilst gaining a ton of soldiers in the process.

I want this to become a sort of defensive/pillowfort deck which can bite back pretty damn hard, suggestions very welcome!

Now, onto the explanations:

Key Creatures:-

Cool Guy

Removal / Pseudo-Removal:-

The Very Best Defence

Non-Creature Anthems / Buffs:-

The Very Best Defence

Synergies (Please tell me if i miss any):-

The Very Best Defence

Alternate Commanders:-

Darien! WOOO!



Massively updated this deck to get rid of the budget options and add some pretty expensive yet incredibly powerful cards.

Still looking for suggestions and since price is no problem, anything is welcome!

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Casey4321 says... #1

Ajani's Pridemate props for lifegain. AND a soldier

July 21, 2014 6:01 p.m.

Joedragon3 says... #2

Huh I swear i had him in here, thanks!

July 21, 2014 6:03 p.m.

bcornett24 says... #3

Crescendo of War fits the theme of your deck,

July 21, 2014 6:27 p.m.

Thesaman says... #4

You know what you need?Aurification .

+1 from me :)

July 28, 2014 7:18 a.m.

Joedragon3 says... #5

Hey Thesaman I just recently took out Aurification since i do sort of want people to continue attacking me however i do see how it would be good to put back in. I may need more convincing though!

July 28, 2014 7:47 a.m.

Midwest says... #6

I cannot make card links on my phone so I apologize in advance. Staff of Nin may be worth considering. One sided card draw is nice and you can ping yourself for 1 to make instant speed chump blockers. Or you can do it during the person before you's end step to make a slow engine. The engine isn't the best but instant speed chump blockers and additional card draw in white may be enough to give it a shot.

July 28, 2014 9:59 a.m.

Midwest says... #7

Also, Daru Warchief and Strionic Resonator. Any time you take damage you can double the amount of tokens you generate with the Resonator.

July 28, 2014 10:06 a.m.

Joedragon3 says... #8

Thanks Midwest, will add them soon!

July 29, 2014 7:19 a.m.

evkede says... #9

I love the deck. Do you think you could find a place for a Dictate of Heliod ?

August 1, 2014 2:50 p.m.

Joedragon3 says... #10

Hey evkede thanks! Will find room for the dictate, not keeping up to date very well.

August 1, 2014 3:53 p.m.

redawk says... #11

I'm not sure if this has been pointed out but, Mentor of the Meek is anti-synergestic with any of your buffs (and you are running a lot of those) because with 2 or more static buffs the tokens will be entering as 3/3s or bigger. I think he is a great card when no buffs are on the field, but with as many as you run (I counted no less than 10) I don't see that happening very often.

As for what cards to add, I don't play white tokens at all so I have no idea there. But I know that Coat of Arms is insane in any tribal deck as well as Door of Destinies .

And with no budget limit a decent amount of mana ramp opens up: Mana Crypt Mox Diamond Chrome Mox Mana Vault Grim Monolith all make mana the turn they come out albeit with a slight downside if you are willing to pay that.

August 2, 2014 8:25 p.m.

Joedragon3 says... #12

Thanks for the comment redawk, i do agree with the comment about the mentor so i may take him out for some of the cards you said.

Some of the ramp i may put in too, thanks!

August 3, 2014 7:28 p.m.

Vampire9oh7 says... #13

Northern Paladin and Southern Paladin would be good additions for this deck for removal of any black or red permanents

August 3, 2014 7:53 p.m.

DEER says... #14

August 5, 2014 6:16 p.m.

DEER says... #15

August 5, 2014 6:21 p.m.

Joedragon3 says... #16

The path just doesn't seem to do as much good as it could as i already have plenty of buffs that are better and more effective, the sovereign and gatekeeper, however, are really good and may find a place.


August 5, 2014 9:27 p.m.

bfbr0 says... #17

Although not a soldier Ajani Steadfast could make a great addition to this deck. Not only can he buff a single creature but he can create a permanent "anthem" affect on your whole army of soldiers. If he does get his -7 you would lose a lot of token production but it can act as last line of defense.

August 14, 2014 4:04 p.m.

bfbr0 says... #18

Sorry for two comments in a row but I feel that Martial Coup is a great fit for this deck.

August 14, 2014 4:06 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #19

Door of Destinies does not get counters for your soldier tokens, btw. Not sure if anyone pointed that out.

December 21, 2015 4:06 a.m.

Peanut3181 says... #20

Blasting Station puts this deck at another level. I have it in mine I See White People...... With a pump etb effect like Goldnight Commander, Altar of Dementia can be an excellent win con for you.

January 29, 2016 12:02 p.m.

Halphinian says... #21

Maybe Well of Lost Dreams

+1 from mee

February 12, 2017 12:40 p.m.

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-1 Ajani's Pridemate main
-1 Court Street Denizen main
-1 Loxodon Gatekeeper maybe
+1 Imposing Sovereign main
+1 Mass Calcify main
-1 Imposing Sovereign maybe
-1 Mass Calcify maybe
-1 Paragon of New Dawns maybe