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The letter Y!esterday, we took a look at a cool new Standard brew that takes advantage of Séance to generate tokens of the dead, giving them second life, if only for a turn. Well, that deck also contains Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, allowing you to populate tokens created by Séance. While Trostani might be showing up a little in Standard, there is definitely one format we know she is going to be a hit in: Commander.

There are a lot of ways to build a Trostani deck in Commander. The obvious is just a simple token-creation strategy, with all of the typical green-white awesome cards and all of the token-enhancing standouts. But over at StarCityGames.com, leading Magic judge authority and Commander creator, Sheldon Menery, took the legendary Selesnya leader down a different path. Instead of just focusing on the Squirrels, Saprolings, Soldiers, and Insects, Sheldon takes advantage of the iconic Angel tribe!

On the one hand, you have all of your classic Angel powerhouses. Baneslayer Angel fights alongside Sigarda, Host of Herons, protecting your life total and delivering the beatdowns. But Angels would not be all that exciting with Trostani if they didn't have some token makers to go along with them! You can get lucky with a miracle Entreat the Angels to get some big 4/4 Angels into play, or you can get there the hard way with an expensive casting of Decree of Justice. Most of the time, Trostani will just be providing you with a big life boost with each casting of an Angel, but there are plenty of other tricky situations to read about in the article here.

Sheldon Menery's Trostani and Her Angels
Commander – Trostani, Selesnya's Voice

Main Deck

99 cards

Command Tower
Emeria, the Sky Ruin
Gavony Township
Graypelt Refuge
Krosan Verge
Miren, the Moaning Well
12  Plains
Reliquary Tower
Secluded Steppe
Selesnya Sanctuary
Sunpetal Grove
Temple Garden
Temple of the False God
Tranquil Thicket
Windbrisk Heights
Yavimaya Hollow

37 lands

Acidic Slime
Aegis Angel
Angel of Glory's Rise
Angel of Jubilation
Angel of Serenity
Angelic Arbiter
Avacyn, Angel of Hope
Baneslayer Angel
Blinding Angel
Crovax, Ascendant Hero
Exalted Angel
Guardian Seraph
Herald of War
Karmic Guide
Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Masked Admirers
Pelakka Wurm
Primordial Sage
Radiant, Archangel
Restoration Angel
Rhox Faithmender
Serra Avatar
Sigarda, Host of Herons
Solemn Simulacrum
Soul of the Harvest
Sublime Archangel
Sunblast Angel
Suture Priest
Wall of Reverence
Wood Elves

31 creatures

Aura Shards
Austere Command
Boundless Realms
Conjurer's Closet
Decree of Justice
Druid's Deliverance
Entreat the Angels
Faith's Reward
Fracturing Gust
Greater Good
Karmic Justice
Lurking Predators
Mana Reflection
Martial Coup
Mass Calcify
Mimic Vat
Minion Reflector
Planar Cleansing
Rampant Growth
Skyshroud Claim
Sol Ring
Storm Herd
Sundering Growth
Well of Lost Dreams
Wrath of God

28 other spells

Ajani Goldmane
Elspeth Tirel
Garruk Wildspeaker

3 planeswalkers

Trostani, Selesnya's Voice

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