This week we're talking about pure, unadulterated White Weenie.

White Weenie in Magic: The Gathering is an aggressive creature strategy, usually mono-white or close to it. While I may have an incredible distaste for the food, I feel a strong draw toward the deck. I've been playing white creature decks for as long as I can remember, going back as far as Scars of Mirrodin Block Constructed.

There are a surprisingly wide variety of ways to build decks using primarily small white creatures. Staying super low to the ground and using Anthem effects like Glorious Anthem, Leonin Lightscribe, and Benalish Marshal is a classic approach. Recently white's section of the Color Pie has been getting "taxing" effects and cheap creatures with disruptive static abilities, leading to a more Death and Taxes-style approach. White's affinity for tokens is another route that you could take as well.

Standard

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-White Aggro by David Pargh

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Cards

Drannith Magistrate

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $5.25

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Your opponents can't cast spells from anywhere other than their hands.

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Reidane, God of the Worthy

Color Identity:W

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Flying, vigilance
Snow lands your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.
Noncreature spells your opponents cast with mana value 4 or greater cost {2} more to cast.

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Snow-Covered Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Giant Killer // Chop Down

Color Identity:W

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Glass Casket

Color Identity:W

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When Glass Casket enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls with mana value 3 or less until Glass Casket leaves the battlefield.

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Faceless Haven

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{T}: Add {C}.
{S}{S}{S}: Faceless Haven becomes a 4/3 creature with vigilance and all creature types until end of turn. It's still a land. ({S} can be paid with one mana from a snow source.)

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Glorious Protector

Color Identity:W

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Flash
Flying
When Glorious Protector enters the battlefield, you may exile any number of non-Angel creatures you control until Glorious Protector leaves the battlefield.
Foretell {2}{W}

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Shadowspear

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Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has trample and lifelink.
{1}: Permanents your opponents control lose hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.
Equip {2}

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

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Companion — Each permanent card in your starting deck has mana value 2 or less. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Lifelink
During each of your turns, you may cast one permanent spell with mana value 2 or less from your graveyard.

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Seasoned Hallowblade

Color Identity:W

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Discard a card: Tap Seasoned Hallowblade. It gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Legion Angel

Color Identity:W

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Flying
When Legion Angel enters the battlefield, you may reveal a card you own named Legion Angel from outside the game and put it into your hand.

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Maul of the Skyclaves

Color Identity:W

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When Maul of the Skyclaves enters the battlefield, attach it to target creature you control.
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has flying and first strike.
Equip {2}{W}{W}

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Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis

Color Identity:W

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−1: Up to two target creatures you control each get +2/+1 until end of turn.
−2: Create two 1/1 white Human Soldier creature tokens.
−3: You gain 5 life.
Escape—{4}{W}{W}, Exile four other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Soul-Guide Lantern

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Alseid of Life's Bounty

Color Identity:W

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Lifelink
{1}, Sacrifice Alseid of Life's Bounty: Target creature or enchantment you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Elite Spellbinder

Color Identity:W

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Flying
When Elite Spellbinder enters the battlefield, look at target opponent's hand. You may exile a nonland card from it. For as long as that card remains exiled, its owner may play it. A spell cast this way costs {2} more to cast.

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Skyclave Apparition

Color Identity:W

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When Skyclave Apparition enters the battlefield, exile up to one target nonland, nontoken permanent you don't control with mana value 4 or less.
When Skyclave Apparition leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner creates an X/X blue Illusion creature token, where X is the mana value of the exiled card.

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Luminarch Aspirant

Color Identity:W

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At the beginning of combat on your turn, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.

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Disenchant

Color Identity:W

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Idol of Endurance

Color Identity:W

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When Idol of Endurance enters the battlefield, exile all creature cards with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard until Idol of Endurance leaves the battlefield.
{1}{W}, {T}: Until end of turn, you may cast a creature spell from among cards exiled with Idol of Endurance without paying its mana cost.

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Selfless Savior

Color Identity:W

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Sacrifice Selfless Savior: Another target creature you control gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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The current stock list of White Weenie in Standard looks to play protective one-drops in order to keep your hard-hitting and disruptive creatures alive. Playing a Snow manabase in order to turn on Faceless Haven is the main driving force to staying mono-color.

Drannith Magistrate, while putting in work against Adventure creatures and Emergent Ultimatum, also combos very nicely with Elite Spellbinder, keeping opponents from ever being able to play the card you pull from their hand. Giant Killer, Skyclave Apparition, Reidane, God of the Worthy, Elite Spellbinder, and Drannith Magistrate all hinder your opponent in some way. Finally, you get to top your curve with Legion Angel.

The sideboard is split into anti-aggro cards and anti-control cards. Bring in Glass Casket and Shadowspear against the super aggressive decks, and bring in Lurrus of the Dream-Den, Idol of Endurance, Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis, and Glorious Protector against slower, grindier decks. Disenchant and Soul-Guide Lantern are scalpels that help you target a very specific card in your opponent's deck, be it opposing Equipment, or graveyard shenanigans respectively. Maul of the Skyclaves helps against slower decks that can make ground blockers with cards like The Birth of Meletis.

Be careful not to run too many creatures into Extinction Event, or the slightly less common Shadows' Verdict. One of the more difficult parts of playing White Weenie strategies is this very skill. It's helpful to try to save two creatures in order to rebuild after a sweeper, but you want to try to get three creatures in play. Those are usually the sweet spots to try to hit. If you could have two and a half creatures in play, you would be happy to.

Legion Angel helps with this problem immensely as you can run out the first angel without fear of getting super blown out by a sweeper—just be careful not to get it countered, or you could be in a world of hurt. Faceless Haven also goes a long way toward keeping you resilient to board wipes and should not go unappreciated.

Pioneer

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-White Aggro by David Pargh

'Mono-White Aggro' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Cards

Boros Reckoner

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.76

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Whenever Boros Reckoner is dealt damage, it deals that much damage to any target.
{R/W}: Boros Reckoner gains first strike until end of turn.

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Apostle of Purifying Light

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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Protection from black (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything black.)
{2}: Exile target card from a graveyard.

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Adanto Vanguard

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.13

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As long as Adanto Vanguard is attacking, it gets +2/+0.
Pay 4 life: Adanto Vanguard gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Blessed Alliance

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.26

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Escalate {2} (Pay this cost for each mode chosen beyond the first.)
Choose one or more —
• Target player gains 4 life.
• Untap up to two target creatures.
• Target opponent sacrifices an attacking creature.

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Skyclave Apparition

Color Identity:W

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When Skyclave Apparition enters the battlefield, exile up to one target nonland, nontoken permanent you don't control with mana value 4 or less.
When Skyclave Apparition leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner creates an X/X blue Illusion creature token, where X is the mana value of the exiled card.

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Luminarch Aspirant

Color Identity:W

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At the beginning of combat on your turn, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.

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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Elite Spellbinder

Color Identity:W

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Flying
When Elite Spellbinder enters the battlefield, look at target opponent's hand. You may exile a nonland card from it. For as long as that card remains exiled, its owner may play it. A spell cast this way costs {2} more to cast.

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all cards from all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Kytheon, Hero of Akros // Gideon, Battle-Forged

Color Identity:W

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At end of combat, if Kytheon, Hero of Akros and at least two other creatures attacked this combat, exile Kytheon, then return him to the battlefield transformed under his owner's control.
{2}{W}: Kytheon gains indestructible until end of turn.

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Brave the Elements

Color Identity:W

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Choose a color. White creatures you control gain protection from the chosen color until end of turn.

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History of Benalia

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.47

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I, II — Create a 2/2 white Knight creature token with vigilance.
III — Knights you control get +2/+1 until end of turn.

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Legion's Landing // Adanto, the First Fort

Color Identity:W

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When Legion's Landing enters the battlefield, create a 1/1 white Vampire creature token with lifelink.
When you attack with three or more creatures, transform Legion's Landing.

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Light of Hope

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.22

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Choose one —
• You gain 4 life.
• Destroy target enchantment.
• Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

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Faceless Haven

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{T}: Add {C}.
{S}{S}{S}: Faceless Haven becomes a 4/3 creature with vigilance and all creature types until end of turn. It's still a land. ({S} can be paid with one mana from a snow source.)

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Snow-Covered Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Color Identity:W

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+1: Until end of turn, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar becomes a 5/5 Human Soldier Ally creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.
0: Create a 2/2 white Knight Ally creature token.
−4: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control get +1/+1."

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Seasoned Hallowblade

Color Identity:W

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Discard a card: Tap Seasoned Hallowblade. It gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Usher of the Fallen

Color Identity:W

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Boast — {1}{W}: Create a 1/1 white Human Warrior creature token. (Activate only if this creature attacked this turn and only once each turn.)

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Reidane, God of the Worthy

Color Identity:W

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Flying, vigilance
Snow lands your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.
Noncreature spells your opponents cast with mana value 4 or greater cost {2} more to cast.

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Judge's Familiar

Color Identity:U,W

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Flying
Sacrifice Judge's Familiar: Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays {1}.

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This version of White Weenie aims to pair the difficult-to-kill two-drops with the powerful, disruptive three-drops.

Adding to that, History of Benalia is one of the more powerful things that you can do with a single card in a white aggro deck, and if you draw multiples, it feels like cheating if they don't have a sweeper.

The suite of one-drop creatures is a who's who of heavy hitter white one-drops from the last ten years. All are powerful in their own right. Brave the Elements is my personal favorite card of all time. It saves your creatures, and provides you with a little reach by making your whole team unblockable by the color of your choice.

The snow manabase lets you play Faceless Haven, which does the job of Mutavault just as well, but hits harder. I think the 4 power is worth the larger mana investment in activation. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is a one-man army that doubles as an anthem in a pinch. He was a force to reckon with in his time in Standard, and just doesn't have another home in Pioneer currently.

Sideboarding in Pioneer is much different than how it works in Standard. Your options often need to be much heavier hitting than they are in the smaller format, but there are also more decks to prepare for. Damping Sphere for Lotus Field combo. Rest in Peace for heavy graveyard synergy decks.

Boros Reckoner puts in work against Mono-Red as the matchup tends toward the grindy side, leaving you as the control, so a bigger body that is an inherent two for one is nice to have. Judge's Familiar and Reidane, God of the Worthy are helpful in slowing down the decks that need to play a large noncreature spell, such as Bring to Light, and they also slow down non-damage based sweepers enough (hopefully) for you to get the final attack in.

Mono-Black exists in multiple iterations, allowing Apostle of Purifying Light to really shine, just make sure to play around the Self-Inflicted Wound that they will almost certainly bring in against you anyway. Light of Hope and Blessed Alliance put in work against the Auras decks floating around.

This mana curve is slightly bigger than usual White Weenie decks, so while your goal is to run them down as fast as possible, you also have the ability to go slightly longer. You are going to need to get as aggressive as possible against most opponents still, and you should try to use Brave the Elements as protection for one creature as sparingly as possible. Really hope to use it to close out the game, but be aware that it is fully capable of saving a key creature on a key turn. Don't be afraid to burn it to keep from being gotten by Anger of the Gods or other sweepers of that ilk.

Legacy

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Death and Taxes by shiromuni

'Death and Taxes' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: shiromuni

Event:

Rank:

Legacy

Market Price: $1184.13

Cards

Palace Jailer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.56

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When Palace Jailer enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
When Palace Jailer enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until an opponent becomes the monarch.

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Karn, Scion of Urza

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+1: Reveal the top two cards of your library. An opponent chooses one of them. Put that card into your hand and exile the other with a silver counter on it.
−1: Put a card you own with a silver counter on it from exile into your hand.
−2: Create a 0/0 colorless Construct artifact creature token with "This creature gets +1/+1 for each artifact you control."

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Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Color Identity:W

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First strike
Noncreature spells cost {1} more to cast.

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Mother of Runes

Color Identity:W

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{T}: Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Spirit of the Labyrinth

Color Identity:W

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Each player can't draw more than one card each turn.

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Ethersworn Canonist

Color Identity:W

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Each player who has cast a nonartifact spell this turn can't cast additional nonartifact spells.

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Charming Prince

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.97

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When Charming Prince enters the battlefield, choose one —
• Scry 2.
• You gain 3 life.
• Exile another target creature you own. Return it to the battlefield under your control at the beginning of the next end step.

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Aether Vial

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a charge counter on Aether Vial.
{T}: You may put a creature card with mana value equal to the number of charge counters on Aether Vial from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Rishadan Port

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}: Tap target land.

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Elite Spellbinder

Color Identity:W

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Flying
When Elite Spellbinder enters the battlefield, look at target opponent's hand. You may exile a nonland card from it. For as long as that card remains exiled, its owner may play it. A spell cast this way costs {2} more to cast.

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Mishra's Factory

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}: Mishra's Factory becomes a 2/2 Assembly-Worker artifact creature until end of turn. It's still a land.
{T}: Target Assembly-Worker creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Recruiter of the Guard

Color Identity:W

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When Recruiter of the Guard enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card with toughness 2 or less, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.

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Wasteland

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Wasteland: Destroy target nonbasic land.

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Surgical Extraction

Color Identity:B

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({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)
Choose target card in a graveyard other than a basic land card. Search its owner's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with the same name as that card and exile them. Then that player shuffles.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Sanctum Prelate

Color Identity:W

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As Sanctum Prelate enters the battlefield, choose a number.
Noncreature spells with mana value equal to the chosen number can't be cast.

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Flickerwisp

Color Identity:W

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Flying
When Flickerwisp enters the battlefield, exile another target permanent. Return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.

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Skyclave Apparition

Color Identity:W

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When Skyclave Apparition enters the battlefield, exile up to one target nonland, nontoken permanent you don't control with mana value 4 or less.
When Skyclave Apparition leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner creates an X/X blue Illusion creature token, where X is the mana value of the exiled card.

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Containment Priest

Color Identity:W

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Flash
If a nontoken creature would enter the battlefield and it wasn't cast, exile it instead.

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Umezawa's Jitte

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Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, put two charge counters on Umezawa's Jitte.
Remove a charge counter from Umezawa's Jitte: Choose one —
• Equipped creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
• Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
• You gain 2 life.
Equip {2}

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Flagstones of Trokair

Color Identity:W

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{T}: Add {W}.
When Flagstones of Trokair is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Stoneforge Mystic

Color Identity:W

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When Stoneforge Mystic enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an Equipment card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.
{1}{W}, {T}: You may put an Equipment card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Deafening Silence

Color Identity:W

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Each player can't cast more than one noncreature spell each turn.

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Act of Authority

Color Identity:W

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When Act of Authority enters the battlefield, you may exile target artifact or enchantment.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may exile target artifact or enchantment. If you do, its controller gains control of Act of Authority.

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Council's Judgment

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Will of the council — Starting with you, each player votes for a nonland permanent you don't control. Exile each permanent with the most votes or tied for most votes.

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Sword of Fire and Ice

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Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from red and from blue.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, Sword of Fire and Ice deals 2 damage to any target and you draw a card.
Equip {2}

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Cataclysm

Color Identity:W

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Each player chooses from among the permanents they control an artifact, a creature, an enchantment, and a land, then sacrifices the rest.

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Karakas

Color Identity:W

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{T}: Add {W}.
{T}: Return target legendary creature to its owner's hand.

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Silent Clearing

Color Identity:B,W

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {W} or {B}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Silent Clearing: Draw a card.

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all cards from all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Swords to Plowshares

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Exile target creature. Its controller gains life equal to its power.

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Batterskull

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Living weapon (When this Equipment enters the battlefield, create a 0/0 black Phyrexian Germ creature token, then attach this to it.)
Equipped creature gets +4/+4 and has vigilance and lifelink.
{3}: Return Batterskull to its owner's hand.
Equip {5}

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I'm no expert on Legacy, but I have sleeved up an older iteration of this deck in a GP before. The main goal of this style of deck is to be a giant pain in your opponent's neck.

Mana denial is step one. Wasteland and Rishadan Port put in work on their lands, while Thalia, Guardian of Thraben makes it nearly impossible to cast a spell with the lands they have left. Getting this much value out of your manabase with cards like Karakas and the mana denial package is a huge reason to play Death and Taxes in the first place.

Mother of Runes forces your opponent to have two removal spells to kill a key piece of disruption, be it the aforementioned Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Skyclave Apparition, or Sanctum Prelate. Stoneforge Mystic can get any of the three powerful equipment: Batterskull if you want to get them dead, Umezawa's Jitte if you want to get their creatures dead, and Sword of Fire and Ice if you want to grind them out with card advantage.

Charming Prince and Flickerwisp can do serious damage when combined with Skyclave Apparition or Palace Jailer, but be on the lookout for opportunities to use them in other ways. Flickerwisp is surprisingly potent in a lot of spots, especially when combined with arguably the most powerful card in the deck, Aether Vial.

Just like how the sideboard cards are more heavy hitting in Pioneer than Standard, the precision tools this deck wields in the board are even more devastating.

Karn, Scion of Urze

Most have a very specific purpose, usually against specific decks, like Rest in Peace and Surgical Extraction do against Dredge, or Ethersworn Canonist and Deafening Silence do against Storm. Cataclysm gives you a prayer against Elves, though you still don't want to face that matchup. Karn, Scion of Urza gives you another source of long-term card advantage against decks that try to stretch the game out. Each card does its own thing, and should be pretty self-explanatory.

Aether Vial is like a Legacy-legal Sol Ring. For one mana, you can easily get nine mana back, as well as timing improvements on your creatures. The games where you start with Vial in play are going to be drastically more impressive than games where you don't. Don't be scared to mulligan medium hands that don't have a Vial in them. Every creature in your deck benefits from being able to enter the battlefield at a more opportune time, so don't sleep on the importance of this originally unassuming artifact.

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There was a little more netdecking than usual this week, but that's because attacking with small white creatures is as old as Magic itself. We've come a long way since Savannah Lions and the problematic Crusade. One of Magic's greatest strengths is its combat system, and decks like these really get to use the Combat Step to its full potential.

I hope you get to feel the rush of casting Brave the Elements to alpha strike your opponent. Maybe you prefer to lock your opponent out of the game with Wasteland and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, that's cool too. Whichever way you slice it, attacking is fun, and white creatures are a great way to do it. Let me know what you think on Twitter, and until then…

Go get 'em.