April 4, 2016

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Commander Mondays – Sigarda, Host of Armies

Originally, before The Gitrog Monster was spoiled, I had intended to write a piece about Sigarda, Heron’s Grace. Although she is not my particular style of deck (I don’t particularly enjoy Green/White) I thought she was rather interesting. She’s of historical significance to the format, as she is the first legendary human lord printed, so she makes the perfect commander for a human tribal build.

Deck Breakdown

The deck I’m presenting today is essentially a shell of what I’d play if I ran Sigarda as my commander, I packed in all of my favourite white and green utility pieces such as:


Beyond that, the deck is pretty straight forward. You cast your humans, tutor for lords and other beneficial effects, then turn everything sideways.

One particularly noteworthy interaction however, is with Bastion Protector, Since this guy gives your Sigarda Indestructable, and Sigarda gives him Hexproof, it makes your angel friend much harder to deal with.

I’m not going to go into too much more detail this week, as the deck rather speaks for itself. So here it is.

The Deck

Sigarda, Host of Armies

Commander (1)
Sigarda, Heron’s Grace

Creatures (36)
Accorder Paladin
Angel of Glory’s Rise
Avacyn’s Pilgrim
Bastion Protector
Champion of Lambholt
Champion of the Parish
Containment Priest
Dearly Departed
Den Protector
Duskwatch Recruiter
Eternal Witness
Hamlet Captain
Hanweir Militia Captain
Hermit of the Natterknolls
Hero of Bladehold
Juniper Order Ranger
Knight of the White Orchid
Kongming, “Sleeping Dragon”
Mayor of Avabruck
Mentor of the Meek
Mother of Runes
Pianna, Nomad Captain
Sage of Ancient Lore
Serra Ascendant
Shaman of Forgotten Ways
Silverblade Paladin
Somberwald Sage
Surrak, the Hunt Caller
Sylvan Safekeeper
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Thalia’s Lieutenant
Tireless Tracker
Ulvenwald Tracker
Weathered Wayfarer
Wild Beastmaster
Yavimaya Elder

Spells (19)
Chord of Calling
Congregation at Dawn
Enlightened Tutor
Krosan Grip
Path to Exile
Return to Dust
Swords to Plowshares
Unravel the Aether
Worldly Tutor
Austere Command
Increasing Devotion
Kodama’s Reach
Martial Coup
Nature’s Lore
Primal Command
Seasons Past
Wrath of God

Artifact (5)
Mind Stone
Selesnya Signet
Sol Ring
Talisman of Unity

Enchantment (4)
Land Tax
Sylvan Library
Ulvenwald Mysteries

Land (35)
Canopy Vista
Command Tower
Evolving Wilds
11 Forest
Fortified Village
Gavony Township
Horizon Canopy
Krosan Verge
10 Plains
Sunpetal Grove
Temple Garden
Temple of Plenty
Terramorphic Expanse
Windswept Heath
Wooded Bastion

I hope all of you tribal-loving readers enjoy this deck. Feel free to post in the comments what you would add and change to the deck. Have a great week, and thanks for reading.