Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

xTCBxNightmare on JUND Midrange

10 hours ago

EE is often argued to be one of the best removal spells in modern. It's vital for Humans as Thalia, Guardian of Thraben isn't able to tax it.

Bloodmoon is good against most Multi colored and control decks, and you can ignore it pretty easily. Dropping your double black spells in your sideboard will allow you to worry about bloodmoon less as well.

The cards Are good for different matchups. It depends upon your matter honestly what you should run.

buildingadeck on Ain't Got Time To Be Dead

1 day ago

Feels odd to not have Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Felidar Guardian + Karmic Guide in here for a Buried Alive pile that just wins with a Reanimate.

Also, in order to keep most tables at bay, you might want creatures that make it harder for people to execute their gameplans: Ethersworn Canonist, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Aven Mindcensor, etc. You can find slots for these cards by cutting some lands and some of the relatively do-nothing cards like Eager Construct. Please don't help your opponents.

You're going to want more artifact ramp in these colors: all the signets in these colors, Fellwar Stone, Prismatic Lens, Chrome Mox, and, if you can afford them, Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, Mana Vault, Grim Monolith. They will speed up your deck considerably while also allowing you to run slightly fewer lands.

xyr0s on U/W Flicker

1 day ago

Agree with lukaskof on this - Snapcaster Mage is an awesome card, but only in a deck that has a lot of instants and sorceries (so you have some options for it). Flicker decks doesn't have that, and some even have Thalia, Guardian of Thraben mainboard - instead they are full of creatures that generate advantage by entering the battlefield repeatedly. If you start diluting the amount of creatures to make room for spells your snapcaster can snap, you lose the best things about blink.

Interesting idea with the Angel of Invention, and I might try it out. Only small thing is that Restoration Angel doesn't blink it. She (resto angel) is for some reason a bit of a b*tch towards the other angels, and refuses to blink them, but has no such problems with blinking humans, elementals, elves, demons, the list goes on and she's not picky. But angels? No. (I guess it's to avoid infinitely reblinking angels and some ETB trigger for damage/tokens/whatever). I've also tried out Ninja of the Deep Hours, but that wasn't really good - it hits just fine when you ninjutsu it into play, but after that it's a non-evasive 2/2 creature with a deal-combat-damage trigger, and that is not what you want in modern.

chadsansing on Vroom-vroom! Red-White Vehicles

1 week ago

Gideon of the Trials might be the better Gideon here, and there are some Modern creatures like Vexing Devil that will let you damage opponents early or get a great creature for crewing.

Champion of the Parish, Thraben Inspector, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Grand Abolisher, and Thalia's Lieutenant would give you a humans sub-theme making Cavern of Souls and Aether Vial possible inclusions, as well. It's probably more important in mod Modern that you have hate bears (creatures with tax effects) that limit your opponents instead of creatures that pump your vehicles. You need to slow down the pace of play to make your vehicles impactful. Monastery Swiftspear would also be a cool inclusion since you could trigger Prowess off of casting artifacts to help it crew larger vehicles.

You should also run Path to Exile and/or Lightning Bolt for early removal and maybe Faithless Looting for draw. Consider ditching the Gearhulks.

If you play a creature list with more hate bears, you definitely want something like Oblivion Ring or Shatterstorm in the sideboard to fight off Chalice of the Void on 1 and 2 because Disenchant and Ancient Grudge will get beat by Chalice, too.

Have fun with the vehicles!

Suns_Champion on Arbiter of Keeping Things Fun

1 week ago

I think a big problem with control is the multiplayer aspect of EDH. impossible to counter everything from 3 players, and trying makes you the target. I'd go with stax, what GAAIV already does.

Stax: Chancellor of the Annex,Spelltithe Enforcer, Kataki, War's Wage, Overburden, Meekstone, Lodestone Golem, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Fatespinner, Windborn Muse, Magus of the Tabernacle, Magus of the Moat, Trinisphere, Suppression Field, Pendrell Mists

Lockdown: Martyr's Bond, Arcane Laboratory, Winter Orb, Ethersworn Canonist, Angelic Arbiter, World Queller, Static Orb, Icy Manipulator, Rule of Law

Escape Lockdown: Teferi, Temporal Archmage, Land Tax, Daze, Rewind, Rhystic Study, Luminarch Ascension

Misc: Leyline of Sanctity, Cloud Cover, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Dovescape

Even if you don't go into the stax strategy hardcore, a lot of these might still be useful for you. Good luck!

fulkn42ty on Nahiri's Equipment for Soldiers

2 weeks ago

I think the deck looks fine, only issue is that the commander needs to be a legendary creature, all Planeswalkers are considered to be Legendary now but they don't count as creatures. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben would be a good fit.

colton815 on Human Weenie

2 weeks ago

no offense dude, but Student of Warfare is not a good card. you have to put 3 mana into it before it becomes a 3/3 with first strike. compare that to Mirran Crusader which is also 3 mana. you have too many noncreatures to be using Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. removal is too common in modern to reliably trigger battalion on Boros Elite or Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip. since the deck is mono-white, theres no reason for Flagstones of Trokair or any of the fetch lands. you're just paying life for no reason at that point. again no offense, but its not "perfect" like you describe. the land base should be 16 plains and 4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, then you can use permanents that cost double white to keep your devotion up. Gather the Townsfolk is painfully slow, and Smuggler's Copter does not benefit from Honor of the Pure. cut the copters, and max the Honor of the Pure and Path to Exile.

xyr0s on Innistrad's Comrades (IRL Modern Humans)

2 weeks ago

More Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, less Hamlet Captain. That slows down deaths shadow decks quite well, as they run very little land, and many cheap spells. Also, consider either Aether Vial or Collected Company. Both are good at putting your guys into play, without paying fair amounts of mana. Could also consider exchanging Mardu Woe-Reaper for Thraben Inspector - that card draw can be important.

Soldier of the Pantheon seems like a sideboard card - not every day you need that kind of lifegain.

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