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Creature — Human Soldier
When Thalia's Lieutenant enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on each other Human you control.
Whenever another Human enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Thalia's Lieutenant.
Thalia's Lieutenant Discussion
5 days ago
Lets start with your CMC. In order for an aggro deck to be fast, the mana curve for the deck needs to be incredibly low to the ground. With that in mind here are some creatures that are all sub-three CMC:
- Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit
- Boros Reckoner
- Thalia, Heretic Cathar
- Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
- Tithe Taker
- Mentor of the Meek
- Ballyrush Banneret
- Haazda Marshal
- Aerial Responder
- Frontline Medic
- Consul's Lieutenant
- Bounty Agent
- Mirror Entity
- Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip
- Thalia's Lieutenant
- Akroan Hoplite
- Champion of the Parish
- Legion Loyalist
- Metallic Mimic
- Recruiter of the Guard
- Swiftblade Vindicator
- Legion Warboss
You are also gonna need to give your creatures haste, and one of my favorite cards does just that for next to nothing; Mass Hysteria .
Here are a few cards I also think would be really good support, or are staples in this archetype:
- Unbreakable Formation
- Brave the Elements
- Teferi's Protection
- Collective Effort
- Citywide Bust
- Militia's Pride
- Brave the Sands
- Glorious Anthem
- Chance for Glory
- Spear of Heliod
Lastly... I know you said you avoided it intentionally but... I think it was a mistake... You need more ramp. The more ramp you have the faster you can play dudes the faster you can kill someone. So Mana Crypt , Sol Ring , Boros Signet , Chrome Mox , etc. I think you should play at least 5 ramp artifacts to really help you get that overwhelming force, because on T4 you now have to live in fear of WoGs
Ok that's all... he said after posting a page long comment... Sorry. <3 If you need help with cuts anything above 4 cmc should be the first things to go with the exception of Cathar's. get your CMC as close to 2 as you can.
1 week ago
Thalia's Lieutenant can be really great. I've trying Combat Celebrant but not as good as I thought it would be. About Lightning Bolt and Path to Exile , I still prefer Path to Exile . The amount of creatures you can remove are higher and is the best 1 CMC removal spell in Modern.
2 weeks ago
What do you think about Thalia's Lieutenant in the deck? You have a ton of humans and it would definitely speed up the pressure
2 weeks ago
I know that they aren't Knights, but you have enough Humans that Thalia's Lieutenant and Champion of the Parish might be worth looking at. Particularly, Thalia's Lieutenant simply because of the board wipe buff he would give to all your humans.
4 weeks ago
Thanks a bunch for the +1 and suggestions! Mikaeus, the Lunarch can enter for 2CMC, vs 3CMC for Mirror Entity . This is actually pretty important - I win with this deck with only two lands pretty often. Additionally, Mirror Entity acts as a mana-sink, which ties up mana. My goal with this deck has been to add counters and avoid pumps. Counters stick around, while pumps can be easily removed. Mirror Entity, acting as a lord, becomes a primary target. Without such a pump lord, there is no one key creature opponents can remove to knock down all my creatures. Also, I can include Mikaeus with other 1CMC creatures with Immortal Servitude , which, while Mikaeus dies instantly, will still trigger my Champion of the Parish s and any Thalia's Lieutenant s already on the battlefield. If I have a Metallic Mimic , Mikaeus can even stick after a Servitude. Also, Mikaeus is awesome with Thalia's Lieutenant , it allows Mikaeus to enter for 2CMC and tap the next turn to add counters. Also, as Mikaeus repeats, because he bestows counters, his effects continually build up over time. Kind of like the difference between owning a home (Mikaeus) and renting (Mirror Entity). The only problem with Mikaeus is that he's Legendary. If he wasn't, I'd run a full set.
I run Journey to Nowhere over Seal Away because in playtesting it was too common that creatures I wanted to remove weren't tapped. Keeping mana open to play Seal Away ended up just slowing me down. This deck wants to tap out pretty much every turn. Also, with Blessed Alliance , I already have an Instant speed removal spell and with the Alliance, I don't have to worry about Indestructible, Hexproof, or Vigilance.
1 month ago
How to deal with Ratchet Bomb or other boardwipes - that's a big issue. While Brave the Elements does great against targeted removal, something that will prevent global effects will be much more difficult in mono-white. Mana Tithe comes to mind, but isn't particularly reliable. Something like Blood Artist seems like it could be good. If you decide to splash black, Priest of Forgotten Gods might add a second dimension to this otherwise straightforward build. Of course, splashing blue for Negate , etc would work, too. and with green, you'd of course gain access to Heroic Intervention .
It's probably a good idea to have a solid one drop spell to get things rolling on T1, but I have doubts about Champion of the Parish in that slot. Doomed Traveler seems like a better fit, and Soul's Attendant or Soul Warden are sure-bets.
In terms of non-token creatures, Thalia's Lieutenant might also be worth considering, but only to pump any tokens you have in play. At 2CMC, I think it would be competing for mana with your 2-drop token spells. That said, the 4x pumps Intangible Virtue provide won't be reliable. Honor of the Pure , while offering less value in many ways than both Virtue and Lieutenant, is still probably better than the Lieutenant here.
Probably needs at least 2x more lands, if not 4x more to reliably get the mana to cast Elspeth, Sun's Champion . Otherwise, it will likely be a dead card most games. I also suggest reducing Elspeth to 1-2x.
If you splash red for Impact Tremors, Chained to the Rocks might be worth considering.
I'd drop 1x Disenchant for 1x Oblivion Ring , or add at least 3x Oblivion Ring s to the sideboard. I also suggest adding Pithing Needle , Elixir of Immortality , Revoke Existence , Teyo, the Shieldmage , and Nevermore to the sideboard.
1 month ago
Any deck like this has to have Path to Exile
I know that they aren't allies, but you could consider Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant seeing as how most of you allies are humans. You could use Tireless Tracker if you needed some card draw as well. Harmonize would work as well.
In a deck like this I like Dromoka's Command just because of the sheer versatility it gives me.
I have a deck similar to this: Thalia's Horde of Humans. It uses +1/+1 Counters just like this deck, except it uses Human synergies as apposed to ally synergies. There are a bunch of cards mentioned in the comments that might help you. If you need another perspective, I'd suggest going to OOBS. He has probably the most popular humans deck I've seen on TappedOut.
Here's a link to it: Path of the Champion
1 month ago
Looking at you mana curve, I think that you could easily go down to 20 lands and be just fine. And If you are running 34 creatures, I'd suggest Collected Company unless this is supposed to be a more budget version. If it isn't supposed to be a budget version I would also suggest swapping Noble Hierarch in place of Avacyn's Pilgrim because it has 2 of the colors you need as apposed to just one. I am also going to suggest Path to Exile / Lightning Bolt / Lightning Helix because any deck needs at least a little bit removal. Thalia's Lieutenant is amazing in any humans deck. Militia Bugler could tutor up every creature you have except for Kessig Malcontents . If your deck relies on +1/+1 counters, I'm going to suggest Hardened Scales and Abzan Falconer .
Thalia's Lieutenant occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.11%
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All decks: 0.0%