Thalia, Heretic Cathar

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Eldritch Moon Rare
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Thalia, Heretic Cathar

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

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

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Thalia, Heretic Cathar Discussion

Welch on BigTasty

2 days ago

If you want to cut legendaries in the humans deck, cut Thalia, Heretic Cathar. She is the most expensive one and not as impactful as the others.

Your Vampires look ok to me. If you want a legendary for them too, Olivia, Mobilized for War is the way to go.

Any game between these two decks will be asymetric. Vampires can win faster, but humans will win virtually all games that take longer than ~10 rounds. That doesn't imply one deck is better, just keep it in mind when evaluating them against each other.

Noctem on A Test of Solidarity

6 days ago

Heya, I've been working on my own version of mono white humans. Though mine has a red splash to give it some spice after sideboard. I'll link it in case you want to take a look:

Boros new meta

So to give feedback on your deck. Starting with creatures:

Devoted Crop-Mate is cute but I'm not sure it can be as strong as I would like it to be. 3CMC is already expensive for this kind of effect and odds are it dies the moment it ETB's or your opponent uses a board wipe and it dies along with the rest. It's kind of the reason why Trueheart Duelist is also kinda meh. At 3CMC I want to be playing Always Watching , Gideon of the Trials or a 1CMC + 2CMC card. That's why I think there's reasons not to run this kind of on attack effect even though it might look good on paper. A better creature I think would be Gust Walker.

The same can be said of Lone Rider  Flip which never really found a home. Being a human 1/1 for 2CMC is awful. If you flip it, it's no longer human which means it doesn't benefit from the human tribal aspect of the deck. You also need to gain life, which can only be achieved via Glory-Bound Initiate or having to jump through multiple hoops to achieve, in order to flip him into a good creature. Bleh. Imo, cut that and instead put Thalia, Heretic Cathar in the main. Much better creature quality imo.

Stasis Snare is really an awful card when it comes down to it. Cast Out is much better and can help you in the early game if you ever get stuck on land or need to draw to find an answer.

SB is kinda weird. Aven Mindcensor, Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip and even perhaps Immolating Glare don't seem to fit the aggressive nature of a deck that plans to kill the opponent ASAP.

systip on Energy Elves (AKH)

1 week ago

multimedia Using Lifecrafter's Bestiary more for the scry ability to filter through unneeded lands, as going down to 18 lands hurts the deck early game when they are needed. The extra when casting a creature to draw helps and they stack. Most players leave the permanent alone and prefer to go after Sylvan Advocate or Winding Constrictor or really anything else which is pressuring them. This helps get me to the bigger creatures in the later game if needed.

Tireless Tracker is a great card and I should look at putting it back in. I do sideboard 2 Authority of the Consuls to help guard against the copy cat and the R/W human aggro decks, along with some counter spells. Since this comes in game 2 or 3 most of the opponents have side boarded in for creature hate which helps it stick around once played.

Thalia, Heretic Cathar is a good card and I would use her if I had any, so I could keep creature pressure on the opponent. I like her ability to slow down opponent mana and creatures. Where Authority let's me gain 1+ life when they enter.

Looking forward to trying out your BANT version after release in a couple weeks.

multimedia on Energy Elves (AKH)

1 week ago

systip, thanks. If you're wanting more draw Tireless Tracker is great. She interacts very well with Winding Constrictor since clues you crack put counters on her. Maybe you're already using Tracker and Lifecrafter's Bestiary is more additional draw?

gleeson.token, Thalia, Heretic Cathar is a good suggestion for a sideboard card, thanks. Manglehorn can stop the Copy Cat combo while having other uses, artifact removal which Thalia can't provide. Vehicles, Tower, Marvel, Gearhulks, Scrapheap, Ballista, etc. These are all problematic artifacts that most of the top decks in Standard are using.

gleeson.token on Energy Elves (AKH)

1 week ago

I'm not entirely sure of what your local meta-game is, but based on your reasons for putting Manglehorn in, wouldn't it seem more plausible to use Thalia, Heretic Cathar instead? It shuts down copy cat, and slows your opponents mana base.

puhalakaust on Alabaster Control

1 week ago

I like this deck. Ghostly Prison and Linvala, Keeper of Silence could be good for your sideboard. I could also see raising the number of Thalia, Heretic Cathar

Kataclysm on Naya Humans and Angels

1 week ago

I like that you're trying to convert it.

When you jump from the human tribal shell into Naya "Good Stuff" essentially, you will need to lose the Metallic Mimic as you are no longer all in on the tribal. Once you take that away then Expedition Envoy suddenly loses a lot of it's value (especially when you're SO heavy on the 1-drop slot.)

Now that we have free'd up 8 slots lets also drop 1 Sigarda, Heron's Grace and replace it with an Archangel Avacyn  Flip - she does a lot more in this deck as a 2-of rather than a 3rd copy of Sigarda.

I see no Thalia, Heretic Cathar so now we add 2 copies for all the utility it brings.

Here is where it gets tricky. With 6 slots left I would personally assign them thus: 3 Thalia's Lancers as this deck is laden with Legendary creatures. 2 Gisela, the Broken Blade as she is naturally stronger than her other half, and 1 Bruna, the Fading Light. Bruna is a massive 7-drop and as such we would rather tutor her up with the lancers than draw her early.

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