White Lifegain deck

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This is a white deck I made awhile back, what do you thing? thoughts, suggestions? this is kinda budget so I prefer any suggested changes to be around $3 per card or less



serra ascendant
divinity of pride
id probably play either over serra angel(even though serra has a lot of nostalgiafor me) 
Spirit link is not good enough to be in your deck, and i think you need an extra land or two.

Otherwise it looks good as it can attack from multiply angles and has a decent amount defence. 
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Spirit loop instead of Spirit link because if your creature dies the loop comes back to your hand and it fits your budget.  I would run Rhox Faithmender instead of Noble Purpose

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Assault of the Minotaurs

Lands
19 Mountain
4 Khalni Garden
1 Thawing Glaciers

 

Artifacts
4 Didgeridoo
4 Gorgon Flail
1 Konda's Banner
1 Tenza, Godo's Maul

 

Spells
4 Assault Strobe

 

Creatures
4 Adaptive Automaton
4 Anaba Ancestor
4 Minotaur Aggressor
4 Talruum Minotaur
4 Gorehorn Minotaurs
4 Lord of Shatterskull Pass
2 Tahngarth, Talruum Hero

Rapid infenction

Lands

18 Forest
1 Inkmoth Nexus
1 Pendelhaven

 

Creatures
4 Glistener Elf
4 Necropede
4 Ichorclaw Myr

 

Spells
4 Rancor
4 Might of Old Krosa
4 Griant Growth
4 Mutagenic Growth
4 Invigorate
4 Vines of Vastwood
4 Apostle's Blessing

Use your Illusion

Lands
18 Island
4 Halimar Depths

Creatures
4 Krovikan Mist
3 Phantom Warrior
3 Phantasmal Dragon
4 Lord of the Unreal
4 Phantasmal Bear
4 Adaptive Automaton
3 Illusory Angel

Artifacts
2 Swiftfoot Boots

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3 Sleep
4 Ponder
4 Muddle the Mixture

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Land

16 Mountain

4 Goblin Burrows

 

Spells
4 Goblin Grenade
4 Goblin War Strike
2 Brightstone Ritual
2 Quest for the Goblin Lord

 

Creatures
4 Goblin Bushwhacker
4 Goblin Balloon Brigade
3 Goblin Guide
2 Warren Instigator
4 Goblin Wardriver
4 Goblin Matron
1 Goblin King
3 Goblin Chieftain
3 Goblin Warchief
1 Siege-Gang Commander
1 Krenko, Mob Boss

Look out the Land is Falling

Lands
4 Evoling Wilds
4 Terramorphic Expanse
7 Plains
9 Forest

Spells
3 Vines of Vastwood
4 Cultivate
3 Groundswell

Enchantments
4 Oblivion Ring

Artifacts
2 Adventuring Gear

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4 Steppe Lynx
4 Ruin Ghost
2 Baloth Woodcrasher
2 Rampaging Baloths
4 Emeria Angel
4 Vinelasher Kudzu

Ula's Deep Sea Drezins

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18 Island
4 Halimar Depths

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4 Inkwell Leviathan
3 Kraken Hatchling
3 Sage of Epityr
4 Stormtide Leviathan
2 Grozoth
3 Spiketail Hatchling
3 Cursecatcher


Enchantment
4 Quest for Ula's Temple

Spells
4 Preordain
4 Dizzy Spell
4 Clockspinning

Green Beatdown

Lands

18 Forest
4 Treetop Village


Spells
4 Vines of Vastwood
4 Rancor
2 Might of Oaks

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4 Albino Troll
4 Groundbreaker
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Viridian Zealot
4 Pouncing Jaguar
4 Leatherback Baloth
3 River Boa
1 Mire Boa

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16 Mountain
4 Teetering Peaks

Spells
4 Lightning bolt
3 Breaking Point
1 Warstorm Surge
4 Brute Force
4 Browbeat
4 Assault Strobe

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4 Ball Lightning
4 Hell's Thunder
4 Blistering Firecat
4 Hellspark Elemental
4 Spark Elemental
2 Lightning Serpent

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4 Glacial Fortress
4 Azorius Chancery
4 Seaside Haven
5 Plains
5 Island

 

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4 Squadron Hawk
4 Soulcatcher
4 Judge's Familar
3 Augury Owl
3 Cloudreach Cavalry
3 Pride of Clouds
2 Emeria Angel
2 Aven Mimeomancer
1 God of Awe

 

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4 Soulcatchers' Aerie
4 Oblivion Ring
2 Battle Screech
2 Airborne Raid

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18 Forest

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3 Garruk's Companion
3 Rogue Elephant
4 Silhana Ledgewalker
4 Skarrgan Pit-Skulk
3 Pouncing Jaguar
3 Quirion Ranger
3 Shinen of Life's Roar

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3 Groundswell
4 Rancor
3 Gather Courage
3 Briar Shield
3 Vines of Vastwood
3 Fog

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4 Innocent Blood
4 Mutilate
4 Sign in Blood

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4 Bottomless Pit
4 Shrieking Affliction

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4 Wheel of Torture
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3 Bottled Cloister

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18 Mountain
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2 Glacial Chasm
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4 Aether Membrane

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3 Sun Droplet

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4 Quest for Pure Flame

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4 Sizzle
4 Flame Rift
4 Browbeat
4 Flamebreak
4 Acidic Soil
3 Breaking Point
3 Breath of Darigaaz

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2 Glacial Chasm
3 Sunpetal Grove
3 Greypelt Refuge
4 Brushland
4 Forest
5 Plains

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3 Wrath of God
2 Hurricane


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2 Titania's Song
2 Aura of Silence
2 Kismet
1 Fastbond

 

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4 Storm Cauldron
4 Ankh of Mishra
2 Sun Droplet
1 Venser's Journal
2 Horn of Greed
4 Iron Maiden
4 Darksteel Ingot

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3 Kessig Wolf Run
4 Contested Cliffs
4 Kazandu Refuge
4 Gruul Turf
1 Yavimaya Hollow
8 Forest

 

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4 Krosan Warchief
4 Wirewood Savage
3 Ravenous Baloth
3 Rampaging Baloths
2 Spearbreaker Behemoth
2 Mold Shambler
2 Terra Stomper
1 Craterhoof Behemoth
1 Gruul Ragebeast
1 Silklash Spider
1 Copperhoof Vorrac
1 Ursapine
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2 Wirewood Lodge
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2 Ezuri, Renegade Leader
4 Priest of Titania
2 Fyndhorn Elves
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Wirewood Symbiote
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Elvish Archdruid
4 Sylvan Messenger
4 Imperious Perfect

 

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1 Asceticism
2 Biorhythm
2 Hurricane
2 Eldrazi Monument

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18 Swamp
4 Leechridden Swamp
2 Cabal Coffers

 

Creatures
4 Pulse Tracker
3 Blood Artist
4 Vampire Nighthawk
4 Malakir Bloodwitch
3 Falkenrath Noble
2 Bloodline Keeper

 

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3 Underworld Connections
1 No Mercy
1 Phyrexian Reclamation

 

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4 Syphon Soul
4 Blood Tithe
3 Exsanguinate

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1 Tolarian Academy
2 Sulfur Falls
4 Great Furnace
4 Seat of the Synod
1 Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
2 Deserted Temple
2 Reliquary Tower
3 Island
2 Mountain

 

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4 Swans of Bryn Argoll
2 Jace's Archivist
2 Kami of the Crescent Moon
4 Psychosis Crawler

 

Artifacts
4 Howling Mine
4 Iron Maiden
4 Ebony Owl Netsuke
1 Ivory Tower

 

Spells
4 Winds of Change
4 Molten Psyche
2 Copy Artifact
2 Sunder
2 Cyclonic Rift

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4 Ancient Ziggurat
4 Rootbound Crag
4 Overgrown Tomb
4 Sunpetal Grove
4 Breeding Pool

 

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4 Muscle Sliver
4 Sinew Sliver
4 Gemhide Sliver
3 Winged Sliver
4 Crystalline Sliver
4 Homing Sliver
2 Heart Sliver
2 Acidic Sliver
1 Sliver Overlord
1 Essence Sliver
1 Necrotic Sliver
1 Harmonic Sliver
1 Brood Sliver
1 Shifting Sliver
1 Fury Sliver

 

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3 Distant Melody
1 Creeping Renaissance

 

Artifacts
2 Door of Destinies

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22 Plains
2 Emeria, Sky Ruin

 

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4 Veteran Swordsmith
4 Daru Warchief
3 Field Marshal
3 Knight-Captain of Eos
3 Captain of the Watch
3 Catapult Master
2 Loxodon Gatekeeper
2 Angel of Glory's Rise
2 Stormfront Riders
1 Darien, King of Kjeldor
1 Odric, Master Tactician

 

Spells
4 Skullclamp
2 Eldrazi Monument
1 Mobilization

 

Planeswalker
1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant

Life Test

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16 Plains
4 Kabira Crossroads
2 Emeria, the Sky Ruin
1 Miren, the Moaing Well

 

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4 Wall of Reverence
2 Divinity of Pride
4 Serra Ascendant
4 Martyr of Sands
4 Kami of False Hope

 

Spells
2 Test of Endurance
1 Idyllic Tutor
1 Enlightened Tutor
1 Beacon of Immortality
2 Fracturing Gust
3 Congregate
2 Well of Lost Dreams
2 Proclamation of Rebirth
4 Chastise
1 Elixir of Immortality
1 Debtors' Knell

 

Planeswalker
1 Ajani Goldmane

 

Spirit loop instead of Spirit link because if your creature dies the loop comes back to your hand and it fits your budget.  I would run Rhox Faithmender instead of Noble Purpose


Note that Spirit Link can also be put onto an opponent's creatures if you don't have the removal you need. Works best on dumb creatures obviously, or something like Crypt Rats. Also I'm quite fond of Survival cache for lifegain decks, it will buff the Pridemates twice, and typically works as a slower but better Divination. Also Aven Riftwatcher is a good threat with some life thrown on. Feudkiller's Verdict is a fun lategame card.
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Loxodon Warhammer is fairly budget and is crazy with Ajani Pridemate Rhox Faithmender is solid. Hard to recommend a beater that isn't Baneslayer Angel but I know she's not budget. Also hard not to recommend Angelic Destiny but that isn't budget either. 

Add some more control. Ghostly Prison type stuff or Soul Snare
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Phyrexian Metamorph + Leonin Relic-Warder is a combo that gains you infinite life as long as you have one of your Cleric gals out. The spells are good on their own too because Metamorph can copy whatever your best creature is and Relic-Warder can deal with problem permanents.


Kitchen Finks, Lone Missionary, and Aven Riftwatcher all provide a nice kick of lifegain. Kor Skyfisher and Flickerwisp work well with all of these.


Basilisk Collar would be better than Spirit Link and Chalice of Life.


Exalted Angel would be better than Serra Angel.


True Conviction would be better than Noble Purpose.

for what it's worth darien  makes you almost invincible in this deck, and allows for some great antics if you have more than one sister out.
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serra ascendant
divinity of pride
id probably play either over serra angel(even though serra has a lot of nostalgiafor me) 



I think I'll add 2 Divinity's because I have those, I may keep 2 serra's or just drop them.

Spirit loop instead of Spirit link because if your creature dies the loop comes back to your hand and it fits your budget.  I would run Rhox Faithmender instead of Noble Purpose



Spirit link is in here because that's what I had, if I get the loops I'll swap them. The rhox might work if I can get some.


Loxodon Warhammer is fairly budget and is crazy with Ajani Pridemate Rhox Faithmender is solid. Hard to recommend a beater that isn't Baneslayer Angel but I know she's not budget. Also hard not to recommend Angelic Destiny but that isn't budget either. 

Add some more control. Ghostly Prison type stuff or Soul Snare



The problem with adding more control is that it will start taking slots from better things, though I may swap Ghostly prison for the Rings or 2 journey's.

People can tell me if they don't want my advice. I will stop providing it and never enter another thread of their's again. You shouldn't speak for other people, I feel like it's one of the rudest things you can do. Also you're obviously not taking your own advice, because when you see a thread with a deck you don't like you say something like "This deck is unfun, Timmy from Southpark, something something..."



I may not always agree with your advice or take your suggestions but I'm always looking for ideas and opinions, especially as the last set I really invested in was Eventide so a lot of times I don't even know about newer/better cards. This deck while solid the way I built it originally was thrown together out of spare cards(as alot of my decks start out) with NO rares in it, I just added the cat as a win con. So since I'm trying to make it a little more serious it needs work.

for what it's worth darien  makes you almost invincible in this deck, and allows for some great antics if you have more than one sister out.



Thank you I didn't know that one and it will help a lot.

Silence mentioned this, and I shall too. It might be a bit costly in the mana department, but I love using [C]True Conviction[/C]. All of your creatures with Double Strike AND Lifelink, how can you pass that up?

Also, try [C]Healer of the Pride[/C]. Just some suggestions.
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Silence mentioned this, and I shall too. It might be a bit costly in the mana department, but I love using [C]True Conviction[/C]. All of your creatures with Double Strike AND Lifelink, how can you pass that up?

Also, try [C]Healer of the Pride[/C]. Just some suggestions.


the problem with true conviction is that I dropped noble purpose which is what I would have swapped it with, also I only have 4 cards in this that cost 6cmc and they're pretty much game enders and conviction is not. The problem with the healer is that my soul sisters do almost the same thing for 1cmc and she costs 4cmc, and my prist that cost 2cmc gets an extra ability. She's good in a cat deck but not so much here.
The only thing I can suggest is more of a tricky-combo thing... playset of Fiend Hunter insead of the journeys and somethin else

Basically if you have one of the lifegain ladies out, you can cycle 3 fiend hunters exiling each other for however much life you damn well please. Want 10184238401384091 life? got it. Then just use one to exile your opponent's creatures to end it (or just say No)

Other than that silly tweak, I say your deck is golden.

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The only thing I can suggest is more of a tricky-combo thing... playset of Fiend Hunter insead of the journeys and somethin else

Basically if you have one of the lifegain ladies out, you can cycle 3 fiend hunters exiling each other for however much life you damn well please. Want 10184238401384091 life? got it. Then just use one to exile your opponent's creatures to end it (or just say No)

Other than that silly tweak, I say your deck is golden.




The problem with that is it's hard to get 3 out. I used to run this as G/W and got an inf. life loop from running Midnight Guard+Presence of Gond, but that just made it TOO insane, so I dropped them and made this Mono-White. I'm still trying to fine-tune how I win, but the support and base of the deck I think is pretty much done.
Like I said, it's a silly tweak. The deck is great without it.
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I would definitely use Serra Ascendant.

Also, the Chalice is ok in a strict lifegain deck as it provides a very powerful win condition in casual.

One final thing I'd suggest is Evershrike. The combo with spirit loop basically reads, "I get a 4/4 flying lifelinker for four whenever I want."
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