Mono-White Angels - Help My Deck

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Posted on Jan. 14, 2019, 10:29 a.m. by ddbowdoin

Deck: Angel Monowhite (Newb)

I'd appreciate any help with the lay out and construction of this deck, along with how to best define its style of play.

I am a new player and find the deck plays well against newer players in casual. However, when I face a more experienced opponent I find myself struggling to get deeper into games.

Again, I am a new player and have only played for about a month at my local game shop.

Pieguy396 says... #2

My main suggestion would be to lower your mana curve and play cards that help you reach your Angel-based endgame, even if it doesn't directly help said endgame. 4x Path to Exile is a must-have for a deck like this; removal doesn't really get any more efficient, and you could probably use Thalia, Guardian of Thraben to tax your opponent and slow them down. More Gideon of the Trials might also be helpful. Some cards I'd recommend cutting are Fountain of Renewal s (the lifegain is way to slow), Godsend s (you're not an equipment deck), and Glory-Bound Initiate s. The latter is an aggressive beatdown creature, but not a particularly powerful one, and you're not a beatdown deck either. Hope this helps, and good luck with your deck!

January 14, 2019 12:43 p.m.

Xica says... #3

Well this will be an unpopular opinion...

Don't try to build Angels & Taxes (aka. Death & Taxes - Now with angels! edition).
The Death and Taxes - as much as people don't like to admit it - is DEAD. Humans are basically an improved version, and there is very little reason to go back to the classic mono white build other than emotional attachment.

If you want to build an angel deck, then build a deck around angels.

Angels (at least ones worth playing) do cost LARGE amounts of mana. So you either must ramp (either with Llanowar Elves style, or Desperate Ritual style) or cheat them (i mean the real big ones like Iona, Shield of Emeria - cards like Through the Breach & Eldritch Evolution jump to mind as wayto do so) into play, if you want them early.
You can also try to build a control/tempo/midrange-ish deck, that keeps things in check with interaction, like Path to Exile early game, until it can play it 4-5 mana angels. If you want to go this rout, i would liketo point out Chained to the Rocks , as a particularly promising candidate for Path to Exile 4-8.
Naturally such deck will need to be able to interact with all kinds of decks, including spell based ones, and combo eck - which will certainly prove to be a challange.
(Even more so in the current meta that fields not 1 but 2! viable tempo decks in spirits and the UR phoenix decks (which is secretly the best delver deck of all time))

Reanimator strategies using cards like Defy Death are great, but you need some reliably way to get those cards into your graveyerd, which will likely necessitate splashing some color other than white.

January 14, 2019 3:09 p.m.

ddbowdoin says... #4

Pieguy396 thanks man, I’ve made some changes and added them to the deck list.

January 16, 2019 6:11 p.m.

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