He single handedly stops Nexus and Reclamation decks and messes up with control decks, makes it harder against aggro though. I can see it as a replacement of Tithe Taker. Still I prefer the latter simply because he's a creature, costs 1 less and is more resilient, but I also prefer mono W version of the deck so no place for Threeferi here. If I was to play him I'd probably increase land count to 22 and maybe play 1 Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants mainboard.
Also Esper being easy matchup is debatable. Obviously Gideon Blackblade made this matchup easier but if he plays huge removal package mainboard it's still hard enough for me. Nexus is quite easy, just go for fast clock and push. Tithe Takers are MvPs here and main reason I still play 4 mainboard.
Quote from JaishivaJai »I'm down 1 Legion's landing due to wild cards. Do we really need 4 of them considering their legendary status?
For 1 mana it provides you 2 permanents for Ascend and gives you much needed late game mana sink. 1 mana 1/1 lifelinker is decent enough and sometimes this ramp is very relevant. I think 4-of is very important in this deck but 3x is fine.
If you're looking for 1-drops try Healer's Hawk and Rustwing Falcon. They are quite good choices.
Quote from TheeBeatdown »Hey gents, fairly new magic player, (came in after dominaria dropped). And am still picking up some of the nuances of the game. WW is my first aggro build and Ive mostly played control and some mid range brews. But once I played ww, it was love at first win, below is my deck list, nix sideboard because I'm debating on if lil teferi is worth the blue splash.
You are very heavy on 3-drops. This deck wants to go on curve very hard by playing turn 1 creature, turn 2 2x 1-drop or 1x 2-drop and turn 3 a 3-drop or some 1-drops followed by Venerated Loxodon. That's the real power of the deck and you want this to occur as often as possible. You have 15x 1-drops, 5x 2-drops and 13x 3-drops. To make your curve smoother you should reduce the amount of 3 drops and increase 1 and 2-drops. That way you will increase probability of drawing good hand and having good play on first ~3-4 turns and that is crucial for aggro decks.
1-drop choice is mostly a preference. I like to have 4x Dauntless Bodyguard and 4x Legion's Landing. Other than that I favor Law-Rune Enforcer, Skymarcher Aspirant, Snubhorn Sentry and Hunted Witness over other 1-drops.
I think White has a lot of strong 2-drops and, on the contrary of most popular builds, I still believe playing ~7-8 is good idea (a lot of people cut them for more 1-drops). That way you have much better topdecks than normally.
I wouldn't play more Gideon Blackblades mainboard than 1. He's very weak vs aggro decks when you're behind. Imagine playing him vs mono R with no creatures on board.
The same would be Unbreakable Formation. On paper its great vs creature matchups and obviously it's good to swing for free. On the other hand topdecking it on empty board is really unwanted and having 2x in opening hand is a nightmare. I found myself sideboarding it out more often than not.
Also Conclave Tribunal is the removal of choice over Baffling End and Ixalan's Binding - it catches everything and thanks to the amount of creatures you can generate you can cheat it as soon as turn 3.