Mono-White Eldrazi by luismj on MtGO
1 Archangel Avacyn
2 Walking Ballista
1 Declaration in Stone
2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
1 Authority of the Consuls
2 Warping Wail
With Pro Tour Hour of Devastation’s results in and the metagame developing, players have been looking for the deck that “solves” this metagame filled with Ramunap Red. Many players have been turning to Eldrazi decks, as they have the ability to clog up the board and finish the game off before burst damage finishes them off. The deck we’re featuring today is Mono-White Eldrazi, which takes the Eldrazi shell and adds the consistency of white to it.
Like most Eldrazi decks, Matter Reshaper and Thought-Knot Seer are the core of this deck. Matter Reshaper is well sized to trade with many creatures in this format, and Thought-Knot Seer strips the opponent of their best card and adds an impressive body to the board. Reality Smasher is a notable absence, but is made up for by Eldrazi Displacer, which allows the deck to use extra mana to play the long game better than most in the format can, saving creatures from removal spells and replicating enters the battlefield effects.
Thraben Inspector, Glory-Bound Initiate, and Selfless Spirit let the deck get on the board early. Glory-Bound Initiate specifically wants to hit the opponent turn after turn, while Selfless Spirit is more focused on protecting an army of creatures while providing evasion. Thraben Inspector has become a critical part of almost all white decks in Standard since its printing, as it’s cheap, can trade or chump opposing creatures, and replaces itself with the clue.
For the more mana intensive plays, this deck has Archangel Avacyn, Walking Ballista, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, and Skysovereign, Consul Flagship. Gideon has been dipping in play due to the presence of Ramunap Red, but is still an excellent option against the slower decks in the format. Walking Ballista, on the other hand, has been rising in value since the rise of Ramunap Red, as it’s usually good value for mana. Skysovereign, Consul Flagship and Archangel Avacyn are both powerful curve-toppers that kill opposing creatures and keep your own alive, respectively.
Here are the changes I would make going forward:
-1 Stasis Snare
+2 Stasis Snare
This is day 216 of Spellsnare.com’s 2017 Deck of the Day column, where each day we’ll feature a different Standard, Modern, or Legacy deck that caught our eye. You can read day 215 here, where we featured a Standard Bant Control deck featuring a powerful 4 mana enchantment.
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