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Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Legendary Creature — Human Soldier
Creatures and nonbasic lands your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.
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Thalia, Heretic Cathar Discussion
1 week ago
EDIT- Have adjusted the sideboard a bit against burn, as well as cutting a Loxodon Smiter, a Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Tarmagoyf, and the main Qasali Pridemage in favor of 2 Kird Ape, another Experiment One and another Bloodbraid Elf. I'm thinking I could lose a single Path to Exile for a Lightning Helix and if need be, 3 cmc for 3 damage and 3 life gained might not be so bad... Gonna give it a run at fnm and then I'll be attempting my first SCG Open this weekend, so more updates to come I'm sure.
1 week ago
JKRice Thanks for the feedback!! I've been toying with this for a while and it's starting to take shape. I pulled the goyf in a UMA pack and felt like I needed to play it, but I see what you mean about the consistency. Maybe flip that for a helix? Also the Thalia, Heretic Cathar is fresh and untested, but the Thalia, Guardian of Thraben seemed to keep my creatures on board a lot longer and prevented a few combos last fnm... would it be worth it to run 1 each in side and main? The Smiter has helped me in so many matches that I'm afraid to pull it, but maybe I'll cut one to make room for another Experiment One, or possibly Kird Ape? Another Bloodbraid would maybe not be awful but it's not uncommon for me to not even get to 4 lands (not always to my detriment thankfully!) so I'm hesitant there also... but I'll be scoping out some helix's for sure!! Thanks again!
1 week ago
Hello! Boros decks are mostly aggro decks so you can do a lot of fun with these colors! First of all you need more fast creatures on T1 For example old good Boros Recruit or even Legion Loyalist. I would also replace Hammer Dropper (it's just a bad card) with Legion Warboss. You should also take a look at Tajic, Legion's Edge and Swiftblade Vindicator: it's a great combo on T3. Most of your creatures are soldiers so tribal theme is an obvious choice: Preeminent Captain, Field Marshal and Captain of the Watch are strongly recommended. Odric, Master Tactician and Thalia, Heretic Cathar will make your opponents a little bit uncomfortable. Skyknight Legionnaire is your air support. Mentor of the Meek - card draw. I would also replace Blood Mist (it slows your tempo) with Heroic Reinforcements. Eerie Interlude and Long Road Home are your answers to unsummons and removals. Good luck!
1 week ago
I recently hopped back into Magic after a short break, and Kestia definitely caught my attention for similar reasons to you it seems! Rather than throwing tons of enchantments into the deck, the value-midrange-control approach that she allows looks like a ton of fun. Good job on the primer, it is well laid out!
I'm planning to build a similar deck, potentially with more value creatures/hatebears initially to see how well that approach works. If it doesn't, I'll probably work it over to something more like this. Definitely agree with cutting Augustin, and I think Heliod would be the best replacement. His activation draws extra cards from Ephara's ability.
Mother of Runes might help push heavy hitters through to end the game quicker, as well as blanking spot removal. If you can't accelerate your game plan enough, you could try slowing others down with Thalia, Heretic Cathar (and she's solid for putting auras on as well with her first strike). I also included Divine Reckoning for when I have Kestia bestowed. I get double protection for her while others' creatures are vulnerable.
I'll probably look into this more, as I want to push damage a bit quicker as well, so I'll let you know if I find anything else! Either way, really cool deck! All the best!
2 weeks ago
Going to be testing Thalia, Heretic Cathar in place of Sublime Archangel. I haven't been too impressed with it, since it is typically a 4 mana card to buff +3/+3 in the best case scenario. Since we likely will never have too many creatures in play at one time, I don't think we will get the full use of her exalted ability. Thalia will help slow down our opponents, carries equipment well with first strike, and also helps delay our opponents from recovering after MLD that much more.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
I like a lot of the ideas in this, so here are some thoughts.
Ramp: Is there any way you can get it down to 29-30 lands? Your curve looks higher than it really is because most of that bulk is caught up in the extra turn spells. It's a bit loose of a recommendation but maybe this want's Dramatic Reversal as a ritual effect. Could be helpful when chaining spells together and might have play with Seasons Past .
Silver Bullet Stax: Agree on the single slot torpor orb effect. Which decks does it stop right now in the meta? Blood pod, some of the hulk variants, and it messes with razakats, but is there other stuff out there? I think you really want Thalia, Heretic Cathar in here as a way to slow down opponents and keep your tempo high. She's not perfect but the sheer volume of things that she passively hits could tip the war of attrition in your favor, especially for clearing out blockers and interrupting certain combos.
Removal: I'm loathe to admit it but you need more spot removal and if that means Path to Exile needs to come back, so be it. No Flusterstorm is interesting. what made you decide to cut it? Check this article out for some decent suggestions for white spot removal at