Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

First strike

Noncreature spells cost more to cast.

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben Discussion

PurePwnage on Bant Stoneforge 2021

1 week ago

Nice deck! Have you considered adding Unsettled Mariner, Giver of Runes or Ranger-Captain of Eos in the mainboard?

Unsettled Mariner and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben seem to have a very powerful synergy with one another. Also, I would consider swapping out Collected Company for more creatures or artifact such as Shadowspear or Sword of Fire and Ice.

How about Auriok Champion, Drannith Magistrate or Scavenging Ooze in the sideboard?

zapyourtumor on EldraziBlade.exe

2 weeks ago

Esper Sentinel is worth considering imo even though it isn't a 2 drop. Card is very good.

Also classic Thalia, Guardian of Thraben since it basically only hurts your ephemerate. (Eldrazi & Taxes anyone?)

DreadKhan on Frontline Guardians (Mono-White Soldier Deck)

1 month ago

I'm not sure what kind of decks you usually face, but if your friends are playing more competitive decks, two cards that work well with Soldiers might be Deafening Silence as a soft but cheap Rule of Law or Archon of Emeria as a hard one, and you could run Vryn Wingmare as a Thalia effect. Having either out makes life very tedious for competitive decks, both can be extremely obnoxious.

Cathar Commando is definitely a card to look at before it goes up more in price, not sure if Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is worth looking at if you want an upgrade to consider. Better removal might be nice, but Swords to Plowshares isn't cheap, nor is Path to Exile or Fateful Absence. On a harsher budget, I like Oblivion Ring because it actually takes whatever it's dealing with off the field, which can stop static abilities but enables enter the battlefield on them if it gets destroyed. Hard to say if that's better or worse than Pacifism.

You might try something like Containment Priest if they are cheating on creatures somehow, or Intrepid Hero even to blow them up for cheap. Soltari Champion is a fun Soldier to buff your attackers (and is very evasive), and Soltari Visionary is a good way to handle enchantments, maybe a sideboard card.

trippy_mcfly on

2 months ago

DarianLoos No problem! After cutting the signets, some good mana rocks you should consider are Mana Crypt, an amazing card in almost every EDH deck; Mox Opal, which will work well with your high artifact count; and Mana Vault, which can ramp you into better early plays, such as a turn 1 Gilded Lotus.

Thorn of Amethyst is looking a bit rough for your deck, since you currently have 51 noncreature spells. I would consider cutting it. If you want to go in the stax route more (stax means slowing down the game through effects such as these), then you could up your creature count a lot and cut some enchantments and artifacts. Then Thorn would probably be a lot more effective. If you go in that direction, then Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is almost a second copy of the same card.

You need to up your land count by a lot. I would suggest 35 lands AT MINIMUM. See this link I know your commander is seeking to punish lands, which is cool, but you still want to hit your land drops for several reasons: 1 - you want to be able to get your commander down as soon as possible 2 - you will still get value from playing lands on your turn 3 - your commander will likely draw a fair amount of hate from the rest of the table (people hate when they can't tap their lands), so it won't stay on the field for long

To that last point, Lightning Greaves is a good card for you.

Hope this helps!

Polaris on Does Vadrik's ability work with …

2 months ago

Replicate is an additional cost like kicker or multikicker. I think you're reading it as casting the spell multiple times, which isn't how it works. You'll get the cost reduction once. When you determine the cost of a spell, you take its base cost or alternate cost (for example, if you cast Drownyard Behemoth with its emerge ability and sacrifice a 4 mana creature, the alternate cost would be ). For Brass's Bounty, this is .

You then add additional costs, like replicate, which you can choose how many times to pay (let's say twice). In this case, the replicate is equal to the mana cost, so your new total is .

Next, you add any cost increasing effects (like an opponent's Thalia, Guardian of Thraben). There's nothing like that in this scenario. Finally, you apply cost-reduction effects. Vadrik, Astral Archmage will take out of the cost equal to its power. If you have him at 6 power, your final mana total will be . If he's at 15 power, it will be .

Notably, these kinds of cost reduction effects usually only reduce generic mana, so you will still end up paying at least even as Vadrik's power hits 20 and above.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

I absolutely love stax. Death and Taxes got me into Magic, especially Mother of Runes. My first deck featured Gideon's Lawkeeper, which remains among my favorite cards, along side Mom, Ghost Quarter, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.

I mean, my favorite and oldest deck is a Selvala, Explorer Returned deck which is about playing the fewest lands possible and trying to make everyone else play with as many lands as I am. I mean, what's the purpose of Hokori, Dust Drinker other than to untap your Lotus Field?

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abbatromebone on Mono White Landfall

3 months ago
  • Side boards are pretty meta dependent so i would want to know what decks you'll know you will face.
  • Wall of omens is amazing in this deck. It draws you a card, and helps keep you alive for the late game. I would at least consider the following: Elite Vanguard can still attack for 2 damage, and will trade better on def when running against low cost creatures.
    Mardu Woe-Reaper might cost more $ but has an affect as well
    Soldier of the Pantheon really good vs 3 color decks being they have more multicolored spells.
    Imposing Sovereign slows the game down for you
    Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is a $ card so you can ignore it, just one know exists being you might be facing one. Esper Sentinel wrote down and forgot how much it costs, which might be a lot now that i think of it.
  • If felt particularly spicy and wanted to go with a more controlling style deck you could put in Timely Reinforcements. Giver of Runes All are cheap 1-2 mana creatures that have an affect. Some of these are better than others, if you only facing mono colored decks then the multi-color interactions are bad, and if your facing a lot of those spells then it has more on an impact than an 0/1 blocker and 2/3 attacker (or i guess at best 4/5).
  • Giver of Runes is a more expensive card but it protects your angel which is very good removal. They would need 1 spell for her and the angel.
  • There is an arguement for honor the pure however its 2 mana do nothing until we start going which feels like a "win more card" so ill say it exists but wont recommend it.
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