Mono White Exalted Deck from a White Weenie Master
July 21, 2012 | Posted by Dee
Craig Wescoe is one of the best White Weenie deck builders in recent history. He’s done well with the deck in Pro Tours. Last week on TCGplayer, he wrote about a new Standard deck for the archetype, Mono White Exalted.
The deck takes advantage of exalted creatures from Magic 2013 (M13).
Then, earlier this week, someone took the deck, modified it a bit, and got top eight with it in a 66 player tournament on Magic-League. The player did an interview where he said he chose the deck because it is super aggressive.
Check out his decklist below.
|Mono White Exalted|
Magic players save money on cards by going to eBay. Click the links below to buy cards from this deck on eBay.
Knight of Glory and Sublime Archangel provide the exalted abilities. To take advantage of exalted, you have to attack with only one creature. This can be a drawback if your opponent has something to deal with the attacker like Vapor Snag or Go for the Throat.
That’s where Grand Abolisher comes in. With him on the battlefied, your opponent can’t surprise you with removal spells for your lone attacker.
In the same way, Grand Abolisher also protects creatures that get enchanted with Angelic Destiny (the protection lasts for one turn) or become targeted with Ajani’s second ability.
The deck is basically a Humans deck with Sublime Archangel, Ajani, Angelic Destiny, and Faith’s Shield. Other than these four cards, the rest of the main deck is just lands and 24 Humans.
With all the Human creatures, Champion of the Parish can become big very quickly. Also, just 1 Cavern of Souls can protect most of the creatures from counterspells like Mana Leak.
Doomed Traveler might not seem very threatening but he’s good against removal and Liliana of the Veil. Also, he’s another one-drop to make Champion of the Parish bigger quickly.
With eight one-drops instead of four, you have a much higher chance of the Champion nut draw. This is the draw where you go turn one Champion. Then, play two one-drop Humans on turn two and attack with a 3/3 Champion.
Thalia slows down decks with a lot of noncreature spells like Blue/White (UW) Delver. Thalia was not in Craig Wescoe’s original build. He had Nearheath Pilgrim instead. This creature is better than Thalia if your metagame has a lot of decks that don’t have many noncreature spells.
Mirran Crusader has double strike, which goes very well with exalted, Ajani’s first ability, and Angelic Destiny. Once you start buffing this guy, he becomes very hard to kill by blocking.
Ajani fits the deck well because his abilities are very good in an aggressive deck. His first ability buffs your creatures while his second ability can be devastating with exalted.
With Sublime Archangel and a couple of other creatures, you can easily be attacking for 16 damage in the air with one creature because of exalted and double strike.
Ajani’s ultimate ability gives you strong option if the game goes long.
Faith’s Shield gives you a way to attack past chump blockers like Spirit tokens from Lingering Souls. This spell also protects your creatures at a cheap cost.
You’ll definitely find this card useful whenever your opponent tries to kill Sublime Archangel with a spell like Dismember. Also, Faith’s Shield is great at protecting the creature you enchant with Angelic Destiny.