Thalia, Guardian of Thraben


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Dark Ascension (DKA) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

First strike

Noncreature spells cost more to cast.

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Thalia, Guardian of Thraben Discussion

SynergyBuild on Guru of Sac

2 days ago

Wait... what stax do you run? Stax is general, tax (Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, Sphere of Resistance, Suppression Field), hate (Scavenging Ooze, Stony Silence, Aura Shards), sacrifice (The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, Smokestack), tapping (Root Maze, tanglewire, and Winter Orb), and land destruction (Ruination, Armageddon, etc.)

You run some sacrifice effects, maybe 6 that only affect creatures, but stax here is super light, you sure you know what stax is?

(P.S. occasionally Gaddock Teeg, Rule of Law, etc. are also considered stax because they stop players from playing cards, similar to a harsher tax effects, and also mass, repeated discard like Sadistic Hypnotist, and some random effects like Spirit of the Labyrinth and Chains of Mephistopheles)

Demarge on Battle⚡️Born

2 weeks ago

Shefet Dunes as another hurt yourself land you can run in a mono color commander (Ancient Tomb as a non budget consideration, or a proxy if you can run them in your playgroup).

you may find plenty of use out of Oketra's Monument, dominaria also has some pretty good creatures in Baird, Steward of Argive as a soldier with a defensive effect, Kwende, Pride of Femeref on the other hand interacts well with archetype or field marshal changing that first strike into double. Brave the Elements can really save your board from red board wipes while also being an option to blast past another token deck's army.

if you find yourself facing some stronger commander decks Thalia, Guardian of Thraben can tax those cantrips and most combos competitive lists run, Stony Silence can shutdown the broken mana rocks, Angel of Jubilation can shutdown fetch lands and sac combos Rest in Peace stops those pesky reanimation and delve strategies.

Weltbild on Modern Death & Taxes

3 weeks ago

@TuckerMTG: Interesting suggestion. On which legendary permanents would you use it in the modern meta? I could only think of Mox Opal, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Griselbrand or Vendilion Clique, so maybe it‘s usability is a bit limited.

SeekerofSecrets on Mono Red storm

3 weeks ago

I disagree, Current gifts storm is susceptible to grave yard hate, cards that limit searching (Leonin Arbiter), and taxing affects like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Damping Sphere. this would only really be affected by taxing affects and I feel like building value through it is a decent way to deal with it

It's also important to note that UR storm uses bounce affects to deal with direct hate and counter spells to starve control decks. It doesn't really deal with the hate but rather just creates enough of a gap to push for a win

ChesTerPoWy8868 on Here's the Best Army I Could Give Yah

3 weeks ago

lagotripha there is a lot there to unpack. First, thank you for taking the time looking at my deck and giving me some suggestions. I am not going to go over every card because that would take a while. A lot of the cards that you suggested were things that I have looked at in the past, play-tested with, or even used for a while. The Green/White route has always been an option for me, and I might make a separate deck for that at a different time (especially since Guilds is coming out in a few days). Past that just a few things that caught my eye were Ghostway; great card to get around board-wipes. I never experienced too much of a problem with board-wipes, but I was probably just lucky. Also, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is a card that I have actually been working out where to put in my deck. Thank you for your help.

lagotripha on Here's the Best Army I Could Give Yah

3 weeks ago

Dryad Militant in the side? Helps those storm and snapcaster matchups some. Kor Firewalker is nice for burn. Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip is nearly a flat upgrade to Crusader of Odric. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is a modern staple in creature lists, and should need no explanation. With a more midrange list I would run Militia Bugler or Legion Conquistador, as the card advantage is significant in the midrange mirror-match.

I feel like I'd either want to cut a little lower to the ground or build 'purer' midrange.

Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, Isamaru, Hound of Konda and Bushi Tenderfoot with Mox Amber seems playable, and suitably low to the ground.

My other thought would be to pack in card advantage and token creation while threatening Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit with Kitchen Finks/.

Leonin Warleader might work well in a W(g) 'go wide' Gavony Township strategy, and access to Loxodon Smiter is nice. Hero of Bladehold is similarly cute. Sigil Captain/Hardened Scales tokens might also be interesting as a tokens list.

Speaking of tokens, consistant token generation is great, but there is also Raise the Alarm and Timely Reinforcements out there.

Militia Bugler/Thraben Inspector/Ghostway might be nice. There are some decent soldier etbs out there.

RightyLefty on Bant Spirits

3 weeks ago

It may depend of the meta at your LGS but as a fellow Bant Spirts player I highly recommend Thalia, Guardian of Thraben in the sideboard. She is very helpful a variety of matchups (Burn, Storm, Tron, Control, KCI). Personally I feel she is a better fit than Remorseful Cleric, especially when you have Rest in Peace.

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