|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Eldritch Moon (EMN)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||None|
Combos Browse all
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.
|Have (17)||Pelli , dizzierabit , corys , rikertchu , Fairseas , ztanos , MattN7498 , teslacoil7992 , geazykagar , mandoso , Schmawl , Pumpkinking913 , GeminiSpartanX , Wolfebladeelite , Ashy , johnsongrantr , Ellyreia|
|Want (11)||AlmondReport , Xue-Kaihua , guacachole , rickmillward , arvindrad92 , 2gherkins , Jeymz , dream_cast , Roxmysox32 , FudoZen , bennybubbles|
Thalia's Lancers Discussion
1 day ago
The Void of Mass Confusion and Too* Many (Key?)Words ;)
Sweet deck, young planeswalker; it seems most formidable. I have a couple thoughts about ways you can totally max out the value in every card in the deck!
Basically, I think you want to maximize the chances that all the creatures you have on the field are working together.
For these badboys: +1x Healer's Hawk +2x Lone Rider Flip +1x Fauna Shaman +2x Thalia's Lancers +1x Isareth the Awakener +2x Sylvan Caryatid +1x Birds of Paradise +2x Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim +1x Vona, Butcher of Magan +1x Aryel, Knight of Windgrace
In general, you want to maximize your chances of game-winning synergy. I think these changes will help smooth out the mana curve, provide reliability to the central combos of the deck, and will add versatility to the things your deck can do in 'edge' cases.
Obviously these are just suggestions to help get your brain buzzin'. Here are some other zesty critters with keyword abilities: Pestilent Spirit Would work well with a more control-y and less aggro-y creature build Ochran Assassin (with a critical mass of creatures already on the battlefield, this could win lots of games) Elenda, the Dusk Rose Gifted Aetherborn
Another cool family of cards to consider is equipment. Odiric and knight exemplar could combo really well with Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Puresteel Paladin , Basilisk Collar , Loxodon Warhammer , and other powerful equipment.
Have fun sorcering! Your Bro
1 week ago
Thank you for the great feedback! You offered lots of consideration and I've made according changes, most of your suggestions plus others... It was with regret that the Soul Sisters departed. They may return at some point...
Out: Ghost Quarter , Mutavault , Mishra's Factory , Aerial Responder , Angelic Accord , Bloodforged Battle-Axe , Containment Priest , Hanweir Militia Captain Flip, Leonin Arbiter , Lone Rider Flip, Loxodon Warhammer , Mind's Eye , Ranger of Eos , Soul Warden , Soul's Attendant , Sublime Archangel , Thalia, Heretic Cathar , Thalia's Lancers , True Conviction .
In: 7x Plains , Temple of the False God , Cleansing Nova , Divine Reckoning , Endless Atlas , Forsake the Worldly , Land Tax , Martial Coup , Mirror Entity , Rout , Slate of Ancestry , Smothering Tithe , Throne of the God-Pharaoh .
1 week ago
Myriad Landscape is a great land that shouldn't be too hard to find! Scoured Barrens from Fate Reforged is another inexpensive two color land. Shambling Vent isn't too expensive (although you never know how or when that could change with manlands in other formats). Command Tower is reprinted in every commander set, and should be in every multicolor commander deck.
Also, I'm curious why Kambal is the commander instead of Arvad the Cursed . Almost every creature in this deck is legendary, so I'm also inclined to recommend Thalia's Lancers , Urza's Ruinous Blast , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , and Primevals' Glorious Rebirth .
As for what to replace, I'd suggest cutting Shadowfeed , Rest for the Weary , and Chaplain's Blessing , since those cards don't really help your deck function, or accomplish very much at all. Single-instance lifegain cards tend to be on the underperforming side, unless they have a strong synergy (such as Licia, Sanguine Tribune 's cost reduction!)
Hope this helped!
1 week ago
Ok quick update, it didn't take me long to realize that the Resplendent Angel doesn't bring much to the game plan.
So I'm reverting to something more control. Changes:
3x Resplendent Angel -> out
1x Lyra Dawnbringer out of 2 -> a 4th Thalia's Lancers . It's been quite some time now that I'm often wishing to draw my tutors more. I also learned today that since Ixalan, all planeswalkers are now legendary and do not work with the "planeswalker's uniqueness" rule like they used to. So this means I can tutor my Gideons with the Lancers! Yay! So more Lancers. And I'm cutting a Lyra because I don't need her so much given that I have fewer angels overall, and if I really need one Lyra on board I still have 5 ways to get her in the deck.
1x Gideon Jura in. Because the planeswalkers are not unique anymore, this means I can have different Gideons on board as long as they have a different name. And given that I can tutor them, I'm just bringing a 1-of Gideon Jura for some more control over my opponent's board. But to be fair I'm not sure it will work really well with the Archangel of Tithes , I'm hesitating between him and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar . We'll see how he performs...
a 4th Runed Halo in. This card is too good, provides big amounts of devotion early on that is a pain for my opponent to remove, forces them to flood the board with even more creatures only to get sweeped... It's really good, there are tons of games where drawing it is critical, and they are almost 0 game where I can't benefit from it.
a 4th Wrath of God in. Now that I have fewer creatures on board, an additional sweeper is a great addition to the deck. I won't need the Seraph Sanctuary as much now that I have fewer angels, so I can reach the 7th Plains more often, which makes Wrath more interesting too. Not too sure on this one, let's see how it goes
Overall I kinda feel like I'm taking a step back and reverting to some older version of this deck (and Drcfan's version), but well if it's better I don't see a reason not to stay with it ^^
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the awesome deck, have been a lurker for more than a year, and I have to say all my past year fun in Magic came from the inspiration your deck gave me. I'm particularly a fan of the Weathered Wayfarer and Thalia's Lancers
I have uploaded my own version of it here: Modern midrange angels, if you wanna have a look at it, of course taking care of citing your deck! It is a bit more midrange-y, having more creatures and less enchants, my local meta being quite aggro/midrange.
Anyway, thanks again for the awesome post
2 weeks ago
Hey I'm a long time Aurelia player, but Im not sure if you keep up to date with this deck. However I played it today, and have some changes that I recommend. First up at the macro level, you have too many 4 drops, not enough mana ramp, and not enough removal. 13 is probably about the correct number of 4 drops to have. Also conceptually, I think its better to play Boros like modern jund, and not modern burn. i.e., as a midrange deck. Because of this I would add things like Land Tax , Gift of Estates or Boreas Charger . Because you need to cut from your 4 drops, I would add a couple of 2 CMC mana rocks, because of how well they play with 4cmc cards. And I would actually add 2-3 6 drops in the deck. When the game goes big you want to be able to go big also, again this does depend on making all of your land drops.
Cards I would cut, Thundersong Trumpeter, Figure of Destiny , Spear of Heliod since i don't think any of these have enough impact. I would also cut Hellrider , probably kalemne, and I would most certainly cut Mind's Eye since it is really bad in aggro decks. For card draw, look at things like Stolen Strategy , Etali, Primal Storm , Magus of the Wheel , Reforge the Soul or Memory Jar .
As far as things to add, I would definitely add Sun Titan , True Conviction and a probably another card or 2 to give additional combats of which there are many. You could also look at adding Thalia's Lancers to make sure you can hit Aurelia, Elesh, or Gisela as needed.
Anyway those are a few suggestions. More 2 CMC rocks, less 4 cmc cards, a few more 6 drops, and it wouldn't hurt to up your land count 1 or 2.
2 weeks ago
Oh, also, if you need to shave dollars to stay in your budget, I would start with Archetype of Courage , Fiendslayer Paladin , Gift of Immortality , Kazandu Blademaster , Lingering Souls (It's not legal in your colors to begin with, so that should be cut regardless), Mimic Vat , New Benalia , Prototype Portal (What is this even doing here?), Return to Dust ( Crush Contraband is roughly as good and much cheaper), Rogue's Passage (only really worth it in a voltron deck), Seal Away ( Crib Swap and Stasis Snare are better and cheaper), Sigiled Paladin , Silverbeak Griffin (how is a card from an intro deck a dollar, anyway?), and Thalia's Lancers .
3 weeks ago
Having a lot of cards isn't going to help you a lot against mill, I think. You could consider getting something to shuffle your graveyard into your library again. The best would be something like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , but that's quite an expensive card to have just so that you can get your library back, but it has the upside that you don't need to cast it. More reasonable options would be Elixir of Immortality .
I also strongly recommend that if you're not going for a Commander deck, or a commander feel, that you consolidate your deck and play multiple copies of most cards. If it's nice having one copy, it's usually nice having three.
I'd also recommend having some ramp to actually get to play Avacyn, Angel of Hope once in a while ;) Mind Stone , Gold Myr , Boros Signet , and Knight of the White Orchid are things to consider if you don't want to splash green for Avacyn's Pilgrim or some of the pricier mana-dorks.
Some just all-round good cards you may want to consider are Thalia's Lancers to get Avacyn when she's hanging out on the bottom of your library, Angel of Sanctions for getting rid of the opponent's nasty cards, and of course no angels deck is complete without Lyra Dawnbringer these days.
Thalia's Lancers occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.01%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
RW (Boros): 0.11%