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Devotion to White Angels

Modern Angels Control Devotion Mono-White



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A Midrange Angels Deck

"Description might not always be up to date"

The main idea for this deck is using big Angels like Akroma, Angel of Wrath and Brisela, Voice of Nightmares and Iona, Shield of Emeria as for a modern Angels tribal deck. To make that possible, i had a lot to learn over the last 4 years, when i started with Angels. The strength of white is "cardadvantage by value"(you don't draw extra cards, you just play cards which trade 2+vs1), so you won't waste turns with carddraw spell. Furthermore modern is a hate format. By adding cards of every subtype, it makes it harder to hate. This deck is immune to most of hate cards like Land hate Blood Moon , Artifact hate Stony Silence , Graveyard hate Leyline of the Void . I dont rely too much on one strategy. Keep in mind that you can always trade consistency <> speed. For having more fun playing this deck, i prefer consistency by tutoring effects over speed. If you want it faster but more inconsistent, check out Borderpost-Angels (I will put up the link soon)

This deck performs quite ok against the Tier 2 modern field. With the release of Ixalan, Land destruction by Field of Ruin is now much more common in the Tier 1 meta. Also with Dominaria, Planeswalkers like Teferi, Hero of Dominaria , are back in control decks. (This is a pain in the ass to deal with) Older Meta Decks like Deaths Shadow are much less played. For Deaths Shadow heavy playgroups: Condemn >> Path to Exile

Building an Angels Deck

Angels are very high drops, so you have to accelerate your gameplan. There are 4 different strategies to do that.

-Devotion (Passive, Active): A huge plus, Devotion provides passive ramp without wasting cardslots for ramp cards. Therefore cards need to have multiple manasymbols of that color in order to work properly. Active devotion means, you put in cards like Leyline of Sanctity , Leyline of the Meek , Oversoul of Dusk , Fieldmist Borderpost to increase Devotion "artificially". Passive devotion means, that devotion comes along with building up the board over several turns to fix your mana to cast 8+mana drops. In passive Devotion, Devotion is a mana fix because you will rarely have 8mana on turn 8 only by land drops else. This deck has a passive devotion plan

-Mana Dork Ramp: Small creatures that generates mana like Llanowar Elves to accelerate the game plan. You need to have some dig-spells or Creature search spells (example Planeswalker Decks use Deploy the Gatewatch , Combo and Ramp use Traverse the Ulvenwald )

-Reanimation: Simple, shovel your Angels in the graveyard with loot effects like Faithless Looting and reanimate them Unburial Rites . Can be wanky in modern because of heavy graveyard hate

-Cheese Strategy: If someone is able to link me a working Tron-Angels or Amulet-Angels, let me know :)


The main strategy is to prolong the match so you can reach 8-10 turns. Always go on the draw in the first match! ( Weathered Wayfarer ). This makes room for setting yourself up until turn 4-6 where the boardcontrol gave you already that many devotion mana, that you can take out Angels. This Deck is very consistent because of tutor effects Weathered Wayfarer , Thalia's Lancers

Board control with:

Sideboard Options:

I can usually sideboard ~ 4-8 cards against any matchup

"Why did you include this card?"

Mana Tithe A modern playable counterspell in white is a totally unexpected mindgame. The value from this card is minor, but counter a Turn 3 Karn Liberated is gold. Tableflips guaranteed

Godsend A modern "6-drop" equipment. It suits the gameplan (devotion, prison effects), the flavor and is my favorite magic card. If you want to go anymore competitive with Angels, you should swap it out.


-Contains the rest of all cards i own for this deck that i tested. Cards that I've looked into:

I own this deck in this configuration. Thanks for reading, feel free to comment

Deckbox and Playmat are selfmade

My gear: Deckbox and Playmat selfmade

Akroma, Angel of Wrath

The pricerange on the side is way too high Price @ Cardmarket excluding sideboard (English cards only): Everything: 324€ Everything without Caverns: 211€ Everything with the foils: 490€


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32% Casual

68% Competitive

Top Ranked
  • Achieved #10 position overall 2 years ago
Date added 3 years
Last updated 1 month

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.24
Tokens Gideon, 2/2 Knight Ally
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