Standard Deck Tech: WR Humans
Hello & welcome to this weekly deck tech! This week we hop into standard with a deck that hasn’t seen much play, but is really interesting and powerful nonetheless: WR Humans. Mono-White Humans was a very strong deck when Origins was still in Standard and has lost quite a bit of play since then; with the new addition of a few cards, the deck is still viable though, even if it’s not a top deck. If you want a cheap & fun deck for a FNM this could be it! Let’s look at the cards.
Thalia’s Lieutenant is the backbone of the deck! Pumping up all your creatures while getting bigger himself, he can become a huge threat while being really cheap to cast. This card is just really really good in this deck and is what makes the deck viable.
While this is not technically a human, it sort of is at the same time. You make it a human and it turns into another Lieutenant basically; pumping everything up and just being super good. With a total of 8 lords your cheap creatures will get huge.
Since since playing Thalia’s Lieutenant, why not play his superior? Thalia is really good since it slows down your opponent and punishes them for playing multiple colours while giving you a strong creature that will get pumped up.
While this card might not be an all-star in the deck, she provides some utility that brings another angle of attack. She’ll get bigger with the lords and will help get that extra damage through or shoot down some problematic stuff. She’s pretty neat.
Same goes than for Pia; she’s not an all-star but she does bring something unique to the deck. For both of the cards I’d only play like 1 or 2 because you don’t want too many but being able to get one down usually makes a difference.
The Boys are Back in Town
Bring out the cavalry and charge your opponent with some good old Hanweir beatdowns. This card is just SOOOOOOOOOOOOO good in the deck! The tokens it generates will trigger all your lords and it’s just a really good beater. Seriously, it’s really good.
The Smaller Boys
The rest of the creatures are all the very cheap creatures; Inventor’s Apprentice, Expedition Envoy, Thraben inspector, etc. all the 1cmc humans that will trigger your lords and become big beaters later on.
Keeping an Eye Out
Last but not least, the anthem of humans. This neat little enchantment just makes your stuff so big and so good. If you’re lucky enough to get 2 down your opponent will most likely not be able to do anything. If you curve out properly it’s almost impossible to deal with the tempo generated by this card an the cheap humans.
There you have it! A really cheap & efficient Human deck! I hope you enjoyed the deck tech as much as I did! If I missed anything let me know. I’ll see you guys next week for a Modern deck tech!