The Decks Files, Part 1: Mono White

Note: I’m going to start a series where I rate, and give a synopsis of, my decks. I’ll look at each deck, explain what it does (how/if it wants to win, what “kind” of deck it is), how much I like it, how “good” I think it is, and how often I feel like playing it and maybe an anecdote or two. If I have any official names, or nicknames for the deck, I’ll include those too.

Note on Decklists: Having so many decks means that it’s REALLY time consuming to keep decklists updated. Not every deck is on TappedOut.com, and many that are have changed significantly. That said, IF YOU WANT A DECKLIST: leave a comment or send me a message and I will find time to fix, or create, the decklists on TappedOut.

Here’s the Quick Rubric I’ll use for some of the questions.

How often do I want to Play it? How “Good” is it? How much do I like it?
5=  More than once in a Row  I’d play it against “Competitive decks” or if I actually want to try to win  One of my very favorites
4=  Often  It can hold its own  I really like it
3=  Sometimes  It might win under special circumstances  It’s okay
2=  Under certain circumstances  Just for Fun  Something’s not quite right
1=  Rarely / have to be in a certain mood  Winning would be a miracle I might actually take it apart… maybe

Roughly in order of when built:

Commander:Kemba, Kha RegentKemba, Kha Regent, Magic, Scars of Mirrodin
Name: Crazy Cat Lady
Style: Tokens, Tribal
Tribe?: Cats
Want to play?: 2
“Good?”:  3
Like?: 3
Deck Notes: This was my first mono-White deck. It was originally Kemba beat-down with  “Good Equipment,” but as I needed good equipment more in other decks it became more Cat Tribal and Kitty-toys.  The equipment has shifted to easy-to-equip, to maximize Kitten potential.

Commander: Brigid, Hero of KinsbaileBrigid, Hero of Kinsbaile, Magic, Lorwyn
Name: Kithkin Can’t Fight for $#!+
Style: Tribal
Tribe?: Kithkin
Want to play?: 2
“Good?”: 3
Like?: 3
Deck Notes:   I like Brigid for her name, and also because she’s a legendary Archer.  She’s fun with a Basilisk Collar.  The deck also has a small Life-Gain Theme.

 

 

Commander: Isamaru, Hound of KondaIsamaru Hound of Konda
Name: Booker (after my sister’s dog), IsamarUno
Style: Restriction: 1-CMC
Tribe?:
Want to play?: 4
“Good?”: 4  (for what it is)
Like?: 4
Deck Notes: Everything in this deck costs 1 mana.  The proxy has a picture of my sister’s grumpy Pekingese. This is a deck I actively update with each set.  I’ve won multiple games with it, which surprises me.

 

Commander:*Heliod, God of the Sun (or Avacyn, or any other Legendary Cleric)Avacyn Angel of Hope.1
Name: Church
Style: Ultra-Mono, Tribal
Tribe?: Clerics
Want to play?: 2
“Good?”: 3
Like?: 3
Deck Notes:  This was the second “ultra-mono” deck I built. It was originally just Cleric Tribal, but I added in some Gods, Angels, and other “religion” cards. The only enchantments are the General, and the two white “end the game, possibly in a draw” enchantments.

 

 

Commander: Yomiji, Who Bars the WayYomiji, Who Bars the Way, Magic, Betrayers of Kamigawa
Name: The Wedding Deck,  Nice Day for a White Wedding
Style: Theme (wedding, and “Bands With Other”)
Tribe?: Legendary Creatures
Want to play?: 2
“Good?”: 3
Like?: 5
Deck Notes:  (SLEEVED). Ibuilt this deck in honor of my wedding.  There are an equal number of Male and Female Legendary Creatures and the Cathedral of Serra gives them all “Bands with Other” (and they believe in marriage equality too, so any legend can band with the other legends of their choice).  Most of the other permanents are Legendary as well.  The counters I use are little gold rings with doves on them

Commander:Nahiri, the LithomancerNahiri, the Lithomancer, Magic, Commander 2014
Name: Kor Corps
Style: Tribal, Equipment
Tribe?:  Kor
Want to play?: 3
“Good?”: 3
Like?: 3
Deck Notes:  I always wanted a Kor Tribal deck, but it was only recently that they got a legitimate general. It’s another “equipment-is-important” deck.

 

 

Commander: Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker

Priscilla Page, Acquistions

Priscilla Page, Acquistions

Name: At the Library
Style: Theme
Tribe?:  Books
Want to play?: 3
“Good?”: 1
Like?: 5
Deck Notes:  I’m a Librarian. I wanted a deck with all of the “Book” artifacts. I really liked the Page Sisters from “Jack-of-Fables.”  I like Theme decks

 

 

 

Coming Soon.. ; Zuberi Goldenfeather

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