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Darien, King of Kjeldor Token/Lifegain EDH

Commander / EDH Lifegain Mono-White Tokens



This was my first commander deck that I put together. Four years ago I had a son whose name is Darian. When I found out that there was a commander of the same name (almost) I had to build a deck around him. The deck has been a joy to play ever since in respect to both how fun it is to pilot and its special meaning to me.

It is not the most powerful deck, but it's been very consistent for me. The deck is built specifically to be able to handle many different situations and board states. I am aware that there are plenty of infinite combos that work with Darien. I tend to shy away from those when possible. His unique combos are pretty neat, but I am not running anything other than Heliod/Walking Balista at the moment. I do not particularly like to win with that combo. But it is a way to win in a pinch or in a game that is getting long and drawn out. I almost never tutor for either.

I have recently cut my maybeboard by over half. What is left still gets slotted in occasionally to mix it up. The deck as it is listed is how I primarily play it though. Darien is really flexible and swapping out often keeps things fresh and my opponents from knowing what might be slotted in any given week.

I removed Karma, Kormus Bell, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Stern Judge, and Royal Decree altogether from the main list and maybeboard. It felt like I had to get most of them out to make them worth running which detracted from the core values of the deck. Funny way to build, but too janky for me.

If you are interested in building Darien on a budget, here is a pretty good intro point for about a tenth of the price of this deck.

Of course any suggestions or feedback are appreciated! Thanks for taking the time to read this and check out the deck.


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

17 - 0 Mythic Rares

49 - 0 Rares

15 - 0 Uncommons

2 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.97
Tokens Angel 4/4 W, Angel 4/4 W w/ Vigilance, Cat Soldier 1/1 W, Elephant 3-3 G, Soldier, Soldier 1/1 W, Treasure, Warrior 1/1 W w/ Vigilance
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