Thalia, Heretic Cathar


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Thalia, Heretic Cathar

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

First strike

Creatures and nonbasic lands your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.

Thalia, Heretic Cathar Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on God Eternal Oketra [Beginner in Magic]

1 week ago

Some good creatures for the deck may also be ones that can provide a good bonus later on or have some good utility.

Selfless Spirit Can help you survive a board wipe or if blocks become too much of a problem and you want your creatures to survive.

Thalia, Heretic Cathar Will slow your opponents down so your deck can pick up some speed.

Also the best way to get rid of opposing commanders is to transform them with cards like Darksteel Mutation since then they won’t go back to the command zone anytime soon.

Also since you are using Smothering Tithe you could add in Geier Reach Sanitarium and Mikokoro, Center of the Sea so you can get some more triggers off it and for some card draw.

multimedia on

2 weeks ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Not sure what kind of advice you're looking for because the deck is bad, but you know that already. Consider more hatebears? Increasing the pillowfort/opponent disruption strategies and decreasing everything else? Teeg is a good Commander for hatebears. You already have a few good ones Ouphe and Honor Guard, but consider more? Instead of playing a lot of lackluster creatures play hatebears that can both attack and disrupt your opponent. You can build a hatebear/pillowfort strategy on a budget especially since you already have Ghostly Prison

Cards ($5 or less each) to consider adding:


Win Condition:

  • Luminarch Ascension : win condition when you have established a pillowfort and have your opponents disrupted. Repeatable source of 4/4 Angels that gets around many hatebears and disruptive enchantments/artifacts.
  • Sun Titan : can reanimate lots of different hatebears including Teeg, disruptive enchantments/artifacts or Wasteland/Strip Mine.



If interested in these suggestions I offer more advice including potential cuts. Good luck with your deck.

Regoober on No one wins!

2 weeks ago

You're playing enforcer: You need good Enforcer Cards. I'm not sure how often you're using your commander's ability (there seems to be a synergy in Dingus Egg ) which makes me super happy.

Here's some that come to mind (that aren't Cyclonic Rift-priced): Chandra's Ignition Blasphemous Act Slaughter the Strong , Tragic Arrogance and Boompile . The last one I've seen used to great effect similar to Oblivion Stone without having to hold up them mana or Nevinyrral's Disk / Slows the board down (or makes you the enemy, but you're playing Jokulhaups--you're not being nice).

Get rid of the Myr mana generators and put in Talismans ( Talisman of Conviction , Talisman of Creativity , and, if you want to spend a little, Talisman of Progress ). I say this because you're gonna kill creatures a lot with your sweepers. Talismans also have the added benefit of being 2-colored fixing and no summoning sickness. Solemn Simulacrum and Burnished Hart Should replace your other dorks (better value, don't care about sweeps.)

Now, What do Overpowered decks like to do: 1) Abuse triggers: Hushwing Gryff , and Torpor Orb are amazing because you have no ETB triggers on your creatures. 2) Abuse Specific Cards: This is a two parter. First, you can get rid of/hamper combo cards you know of with things like Extract or $ Meddling Mage or Pithing Needle / Sorcerous Spyglass -type effects. OR, you could go after their ability to actively find their answers with Stranglehold , Aven Mindcensor , or Mindlock Orb . The latter choice murders people with search lands... but your deck already does that in spades (Make it hurt worse with Thalia, Heretic Cathar ) 3) Use Crazy Manabases: Ruination , Price of Progress , Blood Moon , Magus of the Moon . Hates yourself pretty good, too, but that's what you wanted? Impending Disaster is a fun play 4) Graveyards: If you can't afford Rest in Peace , The next best things are Grafdigger's Cage and Silent Gravestone are the best IMO.

FINALLY; You need more draw. Budget Wheel of Fortune , Wheel of Fate is good, Windfall is an Auto-include. Mystic Remora is a gamble, but not bad. What I think would be great in this deck is Zedruu the Greathearted . Give away your things that hurt everyone, because It (usually) doesn't matter who controls them. Coercive Portal is also nice in a big game like you're gonna play. Get some voting going!... That was an aside.. and kinda draw, kinda gross.

I hope that helps. If you know some of these folks commanders, I can suggest further Shenanigans

theguy419 on Bruna, the Fading Light

2 weeks ago

i'm noticing some problems that you have with too little recursion and too little in the ways of protecting her from targeted removal. cards like Faith's Reward , Second Sunrise , Resurrection and False Defeat are really good to make sure your creatures come back when you get blown up after you summon your god emperor angel. you also are mono white so the problem with that is your card draw is very limited to really get going. take a look at cards like Mind's Eye , Scroll Rack + Land Tax . it's a great way to draw 3 a turn for one mana. Staff of Nin is a good passive draw for you every turn and you should absolutely look at putting The Immortal Sun in your deck. card is nuts and fucks on planeswalkers at the same time which only really affects one card in your deck. other cards that will help with your voltron strategy are various cards like Steelshaper's Gift , Open the Vaults , Stonehewer Giant and Stoneforge Mystic . various equipments that are really good for what you wanna do are things like Champion's Helm , Darksteel Plate , Whispersilk Cloak , any of the sword of cards (just gonna put a link to all the sword of cards of your choice all but body and mind are sweet, Batterskull , Sword of Vengeance Hammer of Nazahn . certain creatures that are just good stuff that you should think about are Selfless Squire , Thalia, Heretic Cathar , Karmic Guide , Reveillark , Linvala, Keeper of Silence also look at putting in Nahiri, the Lithomancer for a good planeswalker for equipment

cards i'm seeing that are just meh: Aegis Angel , Resolute Archangel , Banisher Priest , Fiend Hunter , Herald of the Host (doesn't really do anything to make your commander the one shot machine you want), Deathless Angel , Oracle's Vault (becomes to easily blown up right after you put all the work into making it work), Emancipation Angel , Divine Visitation (i get why you have it there for the 1/1 spirits you make, but it's not worth it), Requiem Angel .

other then that you just trim the fat of cards that don't help make brisela your one shot machine you're looking for. hope this helped!

Ravenrose on Aurelia to the Face

1 month ago

I expected to see Gisela, Blade of Goldnight in this deck. You might want to invest in a Teferi's Protection - I know plenty of people who will attempt to boardwipe. If you really wan to go towards the more competitive side of EDH then I suggest putting Mana Tithe in this deck. Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben are both good additions to the deck.

I hope my suggestions have helped! If you have some time, have a look at some of my decks. I am a theme builder but you never know if you find something you can use.

Raven Rose.

SirChris39 on Death and Taxes

1 month ago

SynergyBuild in my local legacy meta Thalia, Heretic Cathar works well

dingusdingo on Yeva Draw-Grow

1 month ago

Gotta agree with Soren841 about Prismatic Vista being a nigh auto include. Any amount of deckthinning for effectively free is useful to the pilot. Let me use some examples for easy analysis here.

You are in a game where you have 15 fetchlands on the field, and your deck is exactly 100 cards (hypothetical!). You have 30 more lands in your deck. If you pop no fetchlands, the chance of drawing a land on any given draw is 30/100, or 30%. Now imagine you have popped all 15 fetchlands at the same time. You have grabbed 15 lands out while reducing the library size by 15, so your chance of drawing a land is 15/85, or 17.6%. If you don't want to draw anymore lands then the fetchlands have helped.

What if we only use 5 of the fetchlands? Chance to draw a land then becomes 25/95, or 26.3%. Our chances to draw a non-land are better with more lands removed from the deck, despite the deck size dropping overall.

To use an even more absurd example, imagine you have 3 cards in your library and one fetchland in play. 2 cards in your library are lands. If you use the fetchland, your chance of drawing the nonland goes from 1/3 (33%) to 1/2 (50%).

Combining our two examples, deck thinning increases your chance to draw any specific card in your library by reducing the overall library size. It is more effective with less cards in library, so every fetch that happens after another fetch or after any draw has greater impact on the % of lands to non-lands than any previous draw or fetch. You also have to consider that you're raising the chance to deck thin too. You have a higher chance to get a deck thinning land, and also greater significance from every deck thinning card added.

The downside to running the fetches are -1 life and possibility of getting caught by stacks pieces, giving them lower value than regular lands. In a 40 life format where people win by comboing, the -1 life is negligible in a deck that doesn't use life as a resource (i.e. Ad Nauseum). The chance to get caught by stax pieces is scarier, but the amount that specifically effect Prismatic Vista that WOULDN'T effect a basic Forest are:

Also, many non-basic hate simply doesn't work on it due to timing. Ruination or anything that isn't a constant effect the Prismatic Vista can just sac in response.

You should 100% run Prismatic Vista in cEDH. And if God forbid they ever print a fetchland that fetches fetchlands, you should run that too.

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Thalia, Heretic Cathar occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

White: 0.63%