Illustrated by Sam Burley

Mono White

White is the color of order and justice in the multiverse. Mono whites strongest themes include: tokens, white weenies, removal, tax and other hatepieces and multiple ways to level the battlefield. White has definitely received a lot of attention from WoTC in the previous expansions and will likely receive new strong staples in the future, too, as EDH is the most popular format in MTG.

Mono White themes

Cathars Crusade: Illustrated by Karl Kopinski

+1/+1 counters

White has many great support spells and permanents for +1/+1 counters theme. Counters theme is often combined with White-weenie or token strategy and turns the small creatures into a formidable force.

Anointed Procession: Illustrated by Victor Adame Minguez


Mono white token decks aim to create a mass of small creature tokens and then with anthem effects or +1/+1 counter defeat the opponents in combat. White token decks are aggressive decks and aim to flood the battlefield soon rather than later due to the weaker card draw mono white has access to.

Lifelink: Illustrated by Terese Nielsen


Lifegain is one of the the most popular themes in EDH. Multiple triggers to gain life and value received from the lifegain triggers are really fun to follow as a player. Often lifegain is combined with another theme, +1/+1 counters or creature tokens, as pure lifegain is often not powerful enough to win the game.

Puresteel Paladin: Illustrated by Jason Chan


Voltron decks focus on commander damage or a few creatures and turns them into massive, protection-from-everything kind of creatures and finishing off the opponents in combat.

Mono White decklists

Sword to Plowshares is the best single removal in Commander

Best removals in Commander for each color

In commander you often end up in a situation where you have no other options than removal. Here is a collection of the best removals in the commander format. All these removals are commander staples and have a home in almost any deck with the given color identity.

Mono White Commanders

Sram, Senior Edificer: Illustrated by Chris Rahn

Sram, Senior Edificer

Sram, Senior Edificer is easily top 3 commanders in mono white. Sram works as great card draw machine combined with any of the following tribals: Auras, Equipments and Vehicles. Sram is easily one of the strongest Voltron commanders in mono white purely due to the cheap card advantage on the command zone.

Heliod, Sun-Crowned: Illustrated by Jason A. Engle

Heliod, Sun-Crowned

Heliod, Sun-Crowned is the mightiest of the Theros gods and Heliod is the god of the Sun. Heliod combines +1/+1 counter decks with lifegain, two massively popular and well synergizing themes together.

Part of Heliods popularity is explained with the sheer power level: Heliod combos with Walking Ballista and Triskelion allowing the player to ping every opponent to death in instant speed. Combined with whites tutors the Heliod-Ballista decks can be very powerful indeed, and even compete on cEDH level.

Light Paws, Emperor's Voice: Illustrated by Randy Vargas

Light-Paws, Emperor's Voice

Light Paws, Emperor's Voice is strong aura commander in mono white, filling the battlefield with free auras and providing card advantage while doing so. Light Paws is extremely popular mono white commander, and has risen to cEDH levels quickly, alongside Heliod, Sun Crowned.

Adeline, Resplendent Cathar: Illustrated by Bryan Sola

Adeline, Resplendent Cathar

Adeline, Resplendent Cathar is great mono white commander for white weenie and creature token decks. Adelines trigger can give multiple ETB triggers and the newly created tokens are easily sacced for extra value like card draw or milling to opponents.