The Best Offence is a Good Defence [Suggestions?]

Commander / EDH* Mono-White Soldiers Tokens Tribal Weenie

Joedragon3 Score: 24


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!


Huge Update (Budget Gone!) — April 26, 2014

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!

(Comments reset)

Mini Changes — April 15, 2014

-1 Cenn's Enlistment

-1 Captain's Call

Neither of them seemed to be that good in EDH due to the small affect.

+1 Burnished Hart

+1 Armillary Sphere

This deck needed some ramp pretty badly.

A Few Changes — April 14, 2014


Dolmen Gate - Lets me attack with my creatures without worry

Healer of the Pride - Another soul sister, albeit not as good

Ajani's Pridemate - With a soul sister he becomes a big threat

Kabira Vindicator - Another anthem

Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant - Protection for my creatures

Fiend Hunter - Removal on a body


Brave the Elements - Never seemed as good in EDH as it is only one turn of protection

Gilded Lotus - Seemed a bit pricy so i am dropping it for now

Mask of Avacyn - There are better ways to protect my commander

Throne of Empires - The effect is just not good enough for only one soldier

Evangel of Heliod - The effect is not good enough for the mana cost

1x Plains

Another Small Change — April 11, 2014

-1 Intrepid Hero

+1 Cathars' Crusade

Intrepid Hero just didn't seem good enough and Cathars' Crusade is insane with Darien

Small Change — April 10, 2014

-1 Oust

+1 Hour of Reckoning

Needed a good boardwipe that didn't totally put my deck out of action and Oust didn't seem very good at sorcery speed.

Budget Time! — April 5, 2014

Since i now want to build this deck for real, i have changed it to a more budget friendly deck whilst clearing the comments so new budget options can be suggested.

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.

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Date added 4 months
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Legal formats Commander / EDH
Cards 99
Avg. CMC 3.34
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Top rank #43 on 2014-04-20

Last update 15 hours ago

+1 Staff of Nin maybe
+1 Strionic Resonator maybe
+1 Daru Warchief maybe

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