Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

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Whiskerbro on Modern Mono-Black Zombies

4 hours ago

Not sure if you're still updating, but your removal suite definitely needs a rehash, it's pretty terrible. Murderous Cut is awful here, you want to keep zombies in your graveyard so you can bring them back. Bone Splinters is pretty bad too, as is Tragic Slip. Fatal Push is just so much better than Tragic Slip, it kills about the same number of things in modern for the same mana, but is also much more effective when you don't have it turned on. Tragic Slip, when not turned on, kills what? Young Pyromancer, Flickerwisp, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Dark Confidant? Those are the only super good targets I can think, and of those only Flickerwisp lives through Fatal Push. Meanwhile, Fatal Push kills a bunch more relevant creatures: Tarmogoyf, Ajani's Pridemate, Goblin Guide, Monastery Swiftspear, Spellskite, and more. When Fatal Push is turned on, it straight up kills just about every creature played in modern, assuming you aren't playing against some sort of Ramp or Hypercontrolling strategy.

I would change the removal to this:

-3x Bone Splinters

-4x Tragic Slip

-1x Murderous Cut

+4x Victim of Night

+4x Fatal Push

Kjartan on my take on mono white soldiers

2 days ago

It's a bit expensive but Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Vayder84 on Falconic Humanoids

3 days ago

Why not put a Thalia's Lancers or Thalia, Guardian of Thraben? Makes sense to me, since its tribal humans as is.

beeplus on Uril in control

5 days ago

@ nyoumans Gaddock Teeg might be good depending on the opponents. I don't own one to try out, but he would definitely conflict with some of the more powerful cards like Runes of the Deus and Angelic Destiny. I did run Armageddon at one point and I've been considering putting it back in for a while. I've just added Blind Obedience and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben to try and slow down some of the fast combo decks I see a lot. I would run Vandalblast instead of Creeping Corrosion as it's more versatile.

I do like Cartouche of Strength as it's a tutorable removal and buff, but not sure what aura to cut. Maybe Madcap Skills?

Rikente on Alesha, Who Luls at Death

1 week ago

Thanks for the response UnleashedHavok!

After reading your explanation of Doomed Necromancer I could definitely see it being a powerhouse in your deck. I picture activating it to return Sun Titan which brings your Necromancer back, then activating it again (because Anger is in your graveyard) to return literally anything, then attacking with Sun Titan and bringing him back again. That sounds incredible.

I'll probably evaluate my list to see if I think Feldon is worth it. There are a few changes that are in the works right now, so after that maybe I'll sneak him in.

Good call on Gray Merchant of Asphodel. It's probably a little too cute for my deck outside of combos, but I don't need another infinite damage combo piece. I'd rather have a toolbox of options instead of that redundancy. I've been toying with the idea of a life drain style list with things like Pontiff of Blight, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, and Karlov of the Ghost Council. Gary would probably find his way in that list, but not my current one.

I've been thinking about Stingscourger for a while now. My roommate has an Ephara, God of the Polis deck that uses Reflector Mage to great effect and it always has me thinking about the tempo you gain by bouncing someone's general or another key creature. Seems like it'd be worth a shot.

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben seems like it would be better in a list with a more dedicated tax strategy than either of ours. Throw in things like Vryn Wingmare, Leonin Arbiter, and similar guys and you've got yourself a deck. I think that just throwing one or two in the list makes it a little clunky. My list kind of likes the idea though, because I regularly find myself not playing spells at all, but using all of my mana on various abilities. I'll think about it a bit more.

If I had more ways to recur cards (mostly Crucible of Worlds) I would probably run Grenzo, Dungeon Warden. However, as it is I don't want to risk losing something that I can't get back like Cabal Coffers.

Firebones675 on Lodestone Replicants(Competitive)

1 week ago

Have you considered having a white splash instead of just monoblue?

This would give you acess to Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Path to Exile. ( you could run Ghost Quarter/Leonin Arbiter but i don't that's as necessary.) It would also give you access to better sideboard options like Rest in Peace or Leyline of Sanctity.

Provided you run a few Hallowed Fountains and Flooded Strands i don't think it would tax your mana too much

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