Standard: Budget Mono-White Aggro and Upgrading it on Magic Arena
12/01/21 0 comments
In this article, I present a budget Mono-White decklist and how to upgrade it to the stock version.Edit Article
Understanding the Mono-White Aggro
aggrothe strategy is a little different on the post-sideboard because we have many interactions to break the game across the board. In these matches, we tend to take some low impact one-drop and go up the curve with creatures like Skyclave Apparition and Brutal Cathar along with our removals. So post-side, we act almost as a midrange with impactful creatures in the mid/late game and various interactions. A card that isn't on the budget list but is essential on aggro mirrors is Intrepid Adversary, and crafting at least 2 copies greatly improves these matches.
controldecks, Elite Spellbinder, Reidane, God of the Worthy and Thalia are the big stars. In addition to trying to deal as much damage as possible as quickly as possible, the disruption these 3 cards make to the opponent's game plan is huge, so it's always good to have these creatures on the board, but it's not advisable to keep a hand with lots of three-drops because this gives the control decks time to respond to our threats and stabilize the game more easily. The big problem with the deck is against
midrangewith Storm the Festival and/or black decks because, despite the manlands, the deck hardly ever comes back after taking a sweeper like The Meathook Massacre, Shadows' Verdict, Doomskar and others. There is a solution called Guardian of Faith, but not all lists (including the two in the article) use it because the amount of disruption the rest of the deck has is usually enough. It's also tricky to get by with 3 mana open every turn when playing an aggro whose plan is to cast many low-cost creatures for at least 4 turns in a row.
a good part of its base plays in Mono White or Selesnya Humans in Histoic, so you might be able to reuse the cards even after rotation.