Thalia's Lancers

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Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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Thalia's Lancers

Creature — Human Knight

When Thalia's Lancers enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a legendary card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Thalia's Lancers Discussion

NensouHiebara on Balan, Wandering Knight | Equipment Voltron

1 day ago

@gzusvictory

Devotion is too much of a hassle to maintain in this deck. Equipment-based win-cons can't build devotion in a timely matter and every Equipment played is a permanent that's not doing Nykthos any favours.

This deck doesn't dump nonland permanents onto the board either. Balan is very effective at functioning off minimal resources. I usually have just enough for an established threat on the table to not overextend into my own sweepers.

Speaking of my sweepers, they botch all attempts to have any semblance of decent devotion. Being set back to Square One due to the board needing to be purged is harsh for Nykthos, and rebuilding devotion is not a primary concern for this deck.

I was tired of Nykthos' inconsistency, and Ancient Tomb offers a better deal.

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I don't believe issues casting Urza's Ruinous Blast will come up that often. Recruiter of the Guard and Thalia's Lancers can find the needed Legend and/or Planeswalker if Balan is stuck in the Command Zone. That brings the count up to six, and there's always the possibility of new Legend and Planeswalker additions.

The main goal of the heavier sweepers is to deny my opponents their artifacts and enchantments. Effects like Tragic Arrogance leaves them with at least one each, which can be detrimental when there's no 'dummy' option to choose or they only have the one artifact/enchantment on board. I'm content with only using one of these kind of sweepers.

gzusvictory on Balan, Wandering Knight | Equipment Voltron

1 day ago

No way, you removed Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx!? Could you explain further why you removed it from this mono-colored deck? I actually play both Nykthos and Ancient Tomb in my own Balan deck, by the way.

If you are considering Urza's Ruinous Blast, are you not concerned you would not be able to cast it considering you only have f o u r legendary creatures/planeswalkers in total? Sure, you have access to Balan, Wandering Knight in your command zone, but I would still consider the requirement of legendary sorceries a real draw back. At least with Terminus, you can cast it when your board is empty, even better when top decked too. Only cool thing I have to admit involves the fact that you can tutor Urza's Ruinous Blast with your recent change Thalia's Lancers.

I would reconsider and having something like Tragic Arrogance instead, so that you would most likely have more control of what you destroy. I would much rather have them keep their redundant things like mana dorks than their commanders/planeswalkers/other legendary permanents. The card can also help in a matter of politics.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Mono-White Djeru Planeswalkers

1 week ago

Lena, Selfless Champion and especially Thalia's Lancers would be good additions. The first one floods the field with soldiers. And lancers are basically another Djeru with 13 targets instead of just 7.

motownmogul on Calling All Legends!

2 weeks ago

personally, i would remove Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, as the deck seems to have little in the way of tokens, and it seems to be one of the few lifegain cards. as for add ins, i like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, and Thalia's Lancers as a legendary tutor. i used to play a bant list similar to this using Jalira, Master Polymorphist as my secret commander, and having every non-legendary as a bomb like Worldspine Wurm and Angel of Serenity, while playing as many low-cmc legendaries as possible.

SynergyBuild on Balan, Wandering Knight | Equipment Voltron

1 month ago

Like, fine with the Mind's Eye thing, I don't think I would run it either, I was just making a joke on removing Mikokoro, Center of the Sea for it since they work well together.

Before I go over Scroll Rack, Weathered Wayfarer is my favorite one drop creature in the game. It fixes mana, I run it with Desert of the True, Secluded Steppe, Blasted Landscape, and Drifting Meadow in my mono-white (Hokori, Dust Drinker), and it puts in serious card draw. Consider running a couple more cycling lands, but you don't need them. I always ran Mistveil Plains to bottom the cycling lands, and fetch them out again. Weathered Wayfarer became ": Draw a card." which is really powerful on a two drop that can fetch out Kor Haven, Maze of Ith, Buried Ruin, Inventors' Fair, Sequestered Stash, Inkmoth Nexus, etc.

Now onto the Scroll Rack point. Land Tax is a combo, yes, but Weathered Wayfarer is too. So is Sword of the Animist, so is Stonehewer Giant, occasionally Eternal Dragon is. And that's not including constant shuffling effects, think of Steelshaper's Gift, Open the Armory, Tithe, Enlightened Tutor, Knight of the White Orchid, Stoneforge Mystic, Recruiter of the Guard, Thalia's Lancers, Oblation can be (I guess Path to Exile technically could be), Field of Ruin, Expedition Map, Inventors' Fair, Myriad Landscape, and all of the other effects you could run if you wanted two, like the good fetches, Arid Mesa, Windswept Heath, Flooded Strand, and Marsh Flats.

Not even including all of those, you run so much shuffle, plenty of which are every turn, that though you might not need Land Tax, Scroll Rack would do you wonders, and in testing, it works so much more than you give credit for. (I just ran the deck with one less plains)

TylerChester92 on Atraxa's Good Ol Kiki

1 month ago

For budget color fixing you could run the fetch lands from Mirage: Flood Plain, Bad River, & Grasslands. They come out tapped, but that also makes them affordable. You could also run the Bant Panorama since are your most common colors, but I wouldn't run the other panorama fetch lands. Also, you can add more cards that have Basic Landcycling. You already have Ash Barrens, but you could also run something like Sylvan Reclamation, which could be used for either landcycling or it's normal effect. Wayfarer's Bauble has a similar effect to basic landcycling except it really does ramp you, and Expedition Map can be used to tutor Seaside Citadel. Kodama's Reach would help significantly. Then there are also the staple Burnished Hart and Solemn Simulacrum that can also chump-block on behalf of your planeswalkers. You could also do with 1 less land, 38 is probably good for your Mana curve. When removing lands, first go for lands that don't produce mana on their own like Darkwater Catacombs, and then lands that cost mana to play as if they were a spell, like Rupture Spire, and then start removing ones that come out tapped no matter what you do like Meandering River versus Glacial Fortress. Opal Palace would be a great way to play your commander and imediately have a counter on her.

Also consider Thalia's Lancers since they can now tutor any planeswalker now that all planeswalkers are legendary. As well as Call the Gatewatch, Deploy the Gatewatch, Djeru, With Eyes Open, & Arena Rector.

The same rule change that made planeswalkers legendary also makes Urza's Ruinous Blast & Primevals' Glorious Rebirth super useful for your deck.

Like Contagion Engine, you can also run Contagion Clasp which is like the low-caorie alternative, and Steady Progress.

Consider running Gideon, Ally of Zendikar to protect your planeswalkers like Elspeth, Sun's Champion anf Elspeth, Knight-Errant do.

kamelyan on Atraxa Superfriends

1 month ago

If you want to tutor for planeswalkers, you can use Thalia's Lancers and Captain Sisay.

Enlightened Tutor pulls out that Doubling Season.

Inexorable Tide increases loyalty for each spell cast.

Check out my build, please.


4/5 Planeswalkers Recommend

Commander / EDH kamelyan

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seiseises on Evolution Angels

1 month ago

What about replacing Thalia's Lancers with another angel? I think Archangel Avacyn  Flip would be a great replacement: she has the same cost, can be flashed to destroy a threat or save your creatures, you can sacrifice Kitchen Finks to play her via Eldritch Evolution, and if she turns she won't kill any of your other angels.

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