Mono-white always seems to end up being the butt of the joke in Magic. Often viewed as weak, underpowered, and boring, the color tends to be overlooked. Even I have contributed to this narrative until I decided to take a step back and challenge myself to see past what I've been told mono-white is.

When building Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant on stream, my viewers told me that I was building a white deck like a red deck. I like that. White decks are sometimes passive until late game. I wanted this deck to be aggressive the entire time, while focusing on white's most powerful keywords: lifelink and indestructible.

Now, Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant isn't really essential to this theme. I was really drawn to Icingdeath due to his mana value to power/toughness ratio. Flying and vigilance are nice, however, I built this deck to function with a number of alternative mono-white legendaries. Cards like Bruna, the Fading Light, Gisela, the Broken Blade, and even Regna, the Redeemer. Regardless of your general of choice, this deck is meant to punch hard and maximize your life total to the point where damage becomes irrelevant.

Ramp

One of white's most notable shortcomings is its lack of ramp. White can be very mana intensive (I'm looking at you, Avacyn, Angel of Hope), and to get to that mana, white has to take a roundabout route. I prefer to look at white's ramp as a sort of "after you" mechanic, meaning it often waits for others to have more before helping itself. It's a very polite color.

Let's start with creatures. White is no stranger to creatures snagging lands for them, very much in the "after you" fashion. Pieces like the repeatable Weathered Wayfarer, Knight of the White Orchid, and Loyal Warhound are key examples of this strategy.

This deck also runs some pretty tasty mana rocks. There are a lot of permanents with pips, making Nyx Lotus and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx incredibly valuable mana generators. Coveted Jewel is another cheeky way of generating mana as well. Of course the deck has to run white's new golden child: Archaeomancer's Map. However, the final piece of ramp takes white's politeness and shoves it right back in your opponents' face.

Yeah, you guessed it, it's Smothering Tithe. This is where white says "I'm tired of being polite" and takes the mana it's owed rather than waiting for your opponent to have more. Mono-white can have a little bit of greed, as a treat.

While the "after you" strategy can definitely be annoying at times, it functions better than you'd expect in Commander. Commander is currently home to insane ramping strategies, most often out of Simic decks. Generals such as Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath ensure consistent and multiple land drops for those who choose to run them. White's "after you" strategy pays off big when green and blue are also at the table.

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Lifelink

Lifelink is this list's lifeblood. You want to drive your life total as high as humanly possible. You're trying to become too big to fail.

Of course this deck runs the soul sisters (both Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant), the soul brother, Daxos, Blessed by the Sun, and the ugly stepsister known as Suture Priest. Martyr of Sands is another crazy piece that allows you to gain 3 times X life, where X is the number of white cards you revealed from your hand. Speaking of gaining insane amounts of life, cards like Rhox Faithmender and Boon Reflection allow you to gain twice as much life!

So you have a ton of life, but what do you do with it besides laugh at how impenetrable you are? Well, these next cards give you the synergy you need to be big and deadly, as opposed to just big.

Serra Ascendant will always start off being a 6/6 due to the starting life total in Commander, and having a one-drop lifelinker early game helps out immensely. Next there's Resplendent Angel and Speaker of the Heavens, which allow you to make big Angel tokens thanks to the deck's life gain strategy.

Angel of Destiny is an incredibly fun addition that allows you to make opponents lose the game. I added this piece as opposed to Felidar Sovereign because it felt like a "fairer" way to win. Not only do you have to gain 15 life over your starting total, but you have to attack with it as well in order to hit that "lose the game" threshold. Lastly, there's Nykthos Paragon which allows you to put +1/+1 counters on each creature you control equal to the life you gained that turn. That is… wow, that's a lot!

I am definitely picking up what Nykthos Paragon is putting down, so I decided to add similar synergies in the form of Auras. Light of Promise and Sunbond put counters on the enchanted creature equal to the amount of life you have gained. This can make Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant lethal quickly, and when paired with pieces like Boon Reflection and Rhox Faithmender these Auras are downright disgusting.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Frosted Tip Beats by Chase Carroll

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

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Commander

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Cards

Archaeomancer's Map

Color Identity:W

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When Archaeomancer's Map enters the battlefield, search your library for up to two basic Plains cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle.
Whenever a land enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, if that player controls more lands than you, you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Heliod, Sun-Crowned

Color Identity:W

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Indestructible
As long as your devotion to white is less than five, Heliod isn't a creature.
Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature or enchantment you control.
{1}{W}: Another target creature gains lifelink until end of turn.

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Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Choose a color. Add an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Light of Promise

Color Identity:W

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has "Whenever you gain life, put that many +1/+1 counters on this creature."

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Soul's Attendant

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Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you may gain 1 life.

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Ghostly Prison

Color Identity:W

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Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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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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Angel of Destiny

Color Identity:W

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Flying, double strike
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you and that player each gain that much life.
At the beginning of your end step, if you have at least 15 life more than your starting life total, each player Angel of Destiny attacked this turn loses the game.

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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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Fumigate

Color Identity:W

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Destroy all creatures. You gain 1 life for each creature destroyed this way.

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Martyr of Sands

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{1}, Reveal X white cards from your hand, Sacrifice Martyr of Sands: You gain three times X life.

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Authority of the Consuls

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Creatures your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, you gain 1 life.

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Cave of the Frost Dragon

Color Identity:W

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If you control two or more other lands, Cave of the Frost Dragon enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {W}.
{4}{W}: Cave of the Frost Dragon becomes a 3/4 white Dragon creature with flying until end of turn. It's still a land.

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Famished Paladin

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Famished Paladin doesn't untap during your untap step.
Whenever you gain life, untap Famished Paladin.

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Skywhaler's Shot

Color Identity:W

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Destroy target creature with power 3 or greater. Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

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Hall of Heliod's Generosity

Color Identity:W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}{W}, {T}: Put target enchantment card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Ajani, Strength of the Pride

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+1: You gain life equal to the number of creatures you control plus the number of planeswalkers you control.
−2: Create a 2/2 white Cat Soldier creature token named Ajani's Pridemate with "Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Ajani's Pridemate."
0: If you have at least 15 life more than your starting life total, exile Ajani, Strength of the Pride and each artifact and creature your opponents control.

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Crested Sunmare

Color Identity:W

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Other Horses you control have indestructible.
At the beginning of each end step, if you gained life this turn, create a 5/5 white Horse creature token.

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Nyx Lotus

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Nyx Lotus enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Choose a color. Add an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Wrath of God

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Cathars' Crusade

Color Identity:W

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Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

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Boon Reflection

Color Identity:W

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If you would gain life, you gain twice that much life instead.

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Soul Warden

Color Identity:W

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Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

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Mangara, the Diplomat

Color Identity:W

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Lifelink
Whenever an opponent attacks with creatures, if two or more of those creatures are attacking you and/or planeswalkers you control, draw a card.
Whenever an opponent casts their second spell each turn, draw a card.

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Swords to Plowshares

Color Identity:W

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

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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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Loyal Warhound

Color Identity:W

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Vigilance
When Loyal Warhound enters the battlefield, if an opponent controls more lands than you, search your library for a basic Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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The Book of Exalted Deeds

Color Identity:W

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At the beginning of your end step, if you gained 3 or more life this turn, create a 3/3 white Angel creature token with flying.
{W}{W}{W}, {T}, Exile The Book of Exalted Deeds: Put an enlightened counter on target Angel. It gains "You can't lose the game and your opponents can't win the game." Activate only as a sorcery.

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Rhox Faithmender

Color Identity:W

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Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
If you would gain life, you gain twice that much life instead.

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Teferi's Protection

Color Identity:W

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Until your next turn, your life total can't change and you gain protection from everything. All permanents you control phase out. (While they're phased out, they're treated as though they don't exist. They phase in before you untap during your untap step.)
Exile Teferi's Protection.

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Endless Atlas

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{2}, {T}: Draw a card. Activate only if you control three or more lands with the same name.

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Winds of Abandon

Color Identity:W

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Exile target creature you don't control. For each creature exiled this way, its controller searches their library for a basic land card. Those players put those cards onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
Overload {4}{W}{W} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Resplendent Mentor

Color Identity:W

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White creatures you control have "{T}: You gain 1 life."

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Akroma's Will

Color Identity:W

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Choose one. If you control a commander as you cast this spell, you may choose both.
• Creatures you control gain flying, vigilance, and double strike until end of turn.
• Creatures you control gain lifelink, indestructible, and protection from all colors until end of turn.

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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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Serra Ascendant

Color Identity:W

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Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
As long as you have 30 or more life, Serra Ascendant gets +5/+5 and has flying.

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War Room

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{T}: Add {C}.
{3}, {T}, Pay life equal to the number of colors in your commanders' color identity: Draw a card.

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Knight of the White Orchid

Color Identity:W

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First strike
When Knight of the White Orchid enters the battlefield, if an opponent controls more lands than you, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Comeuppance

Color Identity:W

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Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you and planeswalkers you control this turn by sources you don't control. If damage from a creature source is prevented this way, Comeuppance deals that much damage to that creature. If damage from a noncreature source is prevented this way, Comeuppance deals that much damage to the source's controller.

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Archangel of Thune

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

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Well of Lost Dreams

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Whenever you gain life, you may pay {X}, where X is less than or equal to the amount of life you gained. If you do, draw X cards.

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Nykthos Paragon

Color Identity:W

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Whenever you gain life, you may put that many +1/+1 counters on each creature you control. Do this only once each turn.

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Mutavault

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}: Mutavault becomes a 2/2 creature with all creature types until end of turn. It's still a land.

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Crush Contraband

Color Identity:W

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Choose one or both —
• Exile target artifact.
• Exile target enchantment.

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Flawless Maneuver

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $10.70

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If you control a commander, you may cast this spell without paying its mana cost.
Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

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Blind Obedience

Color Identity:W

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Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay {W/B}. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)
Artifacts and creatures your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.

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Generous Gift

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.71

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Destroy target permanent. Its controller creates a 3/3 green Elephant creature token.

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Weathered Wayfarer

Color Identity:W

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{W}, {T}: Search your library for a land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle. Activate only if an opponent controls more lands than you.

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Sol Ring

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Suture Priest

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.18

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Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may gain 1 life.
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, you may have that player lose 1 life.

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Avacyn, Angel of Hope

Color Identity:W

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Flying, vigilance, indestructible
Other permanents you control have indestructible.

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Emeria, the Sky Ruin

Color Identity:W

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Emeria, the Sky Ruin enters the battlefield tapped.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control seven or more Plains, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
{T}: Add {W}.

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Smothering Tithe

Color Identity:W

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Whenever an opponent draws a card, that player may pay {2}. If the player doesn't, you create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.38

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Flying, vigilance
When Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant dies, create Icingdeath, Frost Tongue, a legendary white Equipment artifact token with "Equipped creature gets +2/+0," "Whenever equipped creature attacks, tap target creature defending player controls," and equip {2}.

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Duelist's Heritage

Color Identity:W

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Whenever one or more creatures attack, you may have target attacking creature gain double strike until end of turn.

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True Conviction

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.69

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Creatures you control have double strike and lifelink.

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Giver of Runes

Color Identity:W

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{T}: Another target creature you control gains protection from colorless or from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Brought Back

Color Identity:W

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Choose up to two target permanent cards in your graveyard that were put there from the battlefield this turn. Return them to the battlefield tapped.

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Daxos, Blessed by the Sun

Color Identity:W

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Daxos's toughness is equal to your devotion to white. (Each {W} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to white.)
Whenever another creature you control enters the battlefield or dies, you gain 1 life.

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Aetherflux Reservoir

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Whenever you cast a spell, you gain 1 life for each spell you've cast this turn.
Pay 50 life: Aetherflux Reservoir deals 50 damage to any target.

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Sunbond

Color Identity:W

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has "Whenever you gain life, put that many +1/+1 counters on this creature."

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Esper Sentinel

Color Identity:W

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Whenever an opponent casts their first noncreature spell each turn, draw a card unless that player pays {X}, where X is Esper Sentinel's power.

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Ranger-Captain of Eos

Color Identity:W

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When Ranger-Captain of Eos enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card with mana value 1 or less, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.
Sacrifice Ranger-Captain of Eos: Your opponents can't cast noncreature spells this turn.

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Snow-Covered Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Blinkmoth Nexus

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}: Blinkmoth Nexus becomes a 1/1 Blinkmoth artifact creature with flying until end of turn. It's still a land.
{1}, {T}: Target Blinkmoth creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Coveted Jewel

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When Coveted Jewel enters the battlefield, draw three cards.
{T}: Add three mana of any one color.
Whenever one or more creatures an opponent controls attack you and aren't blocked, that player draws three cards and gains control of Coveted Jewel. Untap it.

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Words of Worship

Color Identity:W

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{1}: The next time you would draw a card this turn, you gain 5 life instead.

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Dawn of Hope

Color Identity:W

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Whenever you gain life, you may pay {2}. If you do, draw a card.
{3}{W}: Create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token with lifelink.

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Speaker of the Heavens

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.25

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Vigilance, lifelink
{T}: Create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying. Activate only if you have at least 7 life more than your starting life total and only as a sorcery.

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Sun Titan

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.44

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Vigilance
Whenever Sun Titan enters the battlefield or attacks, you may return target permanent card with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Resplendent Angel

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $20.54

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Flying
At the beginning of each end step, if you gained 5 or more life this turn, create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying and vigilance.
{3}{W}{W}{W}: Until end of turn, Resplendent Angel gets +2/+2 and gains lifelink.

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Walking Ballista

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Walking Ballista enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
{4}: Put a +1/+1 counter on Walking Ballista.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Walking Ballista: It deals 1 damage to any target.

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Disenchant

Color Identity:W

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Combos

This list isn't without its haymakers. After all, I told you I build this deck to be aggressive at its best. These combos are sure to either put you ahead of the curve or win you the game altogether.

Let's start with the most infamous combo: Walking Ballista and Heliod, Sun-Crowned. These two go together like bread and butter. All you have to do is use Heliod's ability to make Walking Ballista gain lifelink. Then you can simply remove counters on the Ballista to deal infinite damage and gain infinite life. This is definitely a combo opponents can see coming, but it can be difficult to remove due to Heliod being indestructible.

The next combo is a bit lesser known, but functions similarly. Resplendent Mentor gives Famished Paladin the ability to tap and gain life. If you tap the Paladin to gain life, he immediately untaps. This is a beautiful cycle that allows you to gain infinite life, and even infinite counters thanks to cards like Archangel of Thune!

Banned in Standard

One of the biggest reasons I wanted to build this deck was for a card that was banned in Standard… before it hit Standard: The Book of Exalted Deeds.

This piece was banned in Standard 2022 on MTG Arena because when paired with Faceless Haven, your opponents have almost zero chance of winning the game. Not much land removal in Standard… it's also not widely played in Commander either. I hope you see where I'm going with this.

This deck runs two viable lands that can be targets for The Book of Exalted Deeds: Faceless Haven and Mutavault. The issue is that while there are many lands that can become creatures in Magic, the Book can only give Angels an enlightened counter. This drastically limits your options to two. However, if you get the lands out before the Book, you can easily prevent our opponents from winning the game. Max salt, max fun!

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White has always been given a bad rep. It's been considered the weak color, the bad color, but it truly isn't. We need to stop comparing white to other colors and focus on what it does best. White has access to so much power, albeit linear power, and it baffles me that we continue to ignore this and focus only on its shortcomings.

White is what you make it… now make it yours! Happy deck building!