Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

First strike

Noncreature spells cost more to cast.

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Azoth2099 on Wheeliod - cEDH

2 months ago

This commander is so awesome, man, excellent choice. Consider Braingeyser for sure. This commander also breaks parity on strong stax pieces like Thorn of Amethyst & Thalia, Guardian of Thraben super easily! It's brutal. Cheers!

IHATENAMES on Angelic Spiritual Soul Sisters

2 months ago

A few things.

1st off. I think a soul sisters deck and angel deck are not compatible. Soul sisters make and want as many lifegain triggers as possible. Maximizing cards like Voice of the Blessed . Angels i believe want to maintain x life above your starting life and gain in chunks of 5 for probably the best angel Resplendent Angel. These seem simular but that creates tough choices in deck design.

Book of Exalted Deeds with creature lands is a combo with Mutavault some decks just can't beat this.

I think you want the card draw off of Shelter but I personally think that card sux. You would likely be better with a green splash for just Collected Company or run a cheaper protection spell like Brave the Elements or a better card draw engine Welcoming Vampire perhaps.

Speaker of the Heavens is a suprise op card i have a angel deck on mtga for historic and it is a great agro card angels needed.

You are light in 1 key piece of any deck. Interaction.

March of Otherworldly Light is a favorite of mine.

Path to Exile could be decent

Dawn Charm niche counterspell/ protect a creature

Surge of Salvation protection vs opposing aggro

I'd suggest looking at another decks sideboard to help build a better one Check out decks like modern d&t or soul sister or angels and see what you want. But be sure to cover a few things.

Graveyard hate like Soul-Guide Lantern Something to fight control many different approachesCavern of Souls Thalia, Guardian of Thraben Artifact/enchantment hate Disenchant

And something for decks that you think you need more help with and expect to face. Perhaps a boardwipe for decks that go wide Doomskar or any other archetype/problem that needs fixing.

Murrow on Ronin 64

8 months ago

Icbrgr Thalia, Guardian of Thraben just doesn’t know how to have a good time lmao. Thanks for bringing her to my attention cuz I didn’t even think of that. Good thing she’s got such a small booty lol. Ball Lightning is pretty solid too. Once I get some heavy playtesting in I’ll know better how my mid game feels. Then I may end up adding him.

I’m glad you like the deck :) thanks! Lemme know if you give it a try :)

Icbrgr on Ronin 64

8 months ago

love this deck... another thorn in the decks side is Thalia, Guardian of Thraben... i learned that lesson what i was obbsessed with brewing around Ball Lightning... love the Abrade in the Sideboard for both thalia and chalice! +1 great fun looking brew!

DreadKhan on Mono Red- Take 1

8 months ago

If you're going for Sligh, have you thought about Bonecrusher Giant? This offers you Stomp for 1R, which cancels damage prevention and deals 2 damage, then when you've got nothing better to play it's a 4/3 for 3 with upside. I think it's a better Flametongue Kavu, though both might be worth looking at.

I'm not sure about Jackal Pup in this age and day, there are 2/1s that don't have a drawback you could be running in mono-red, Falkenrath Pit Fighter and Falkenrath Gorger both seem better, Pit Fighter can turn into new cards when it's too small to matter.

I think if you ever want to run Shock, you should probably run Seal of Fire first, Seal can come down turn 1 and is damage on board until you need it, which can let you snipe something like a Thalia, Guardian of Thraben or Eidolon of the Great Revel without hassles. I added x2 of it to my Burn deck to help my Dragon's Rage Channeler work better, but there are a lot of tough matches where I really love the card.

I can't decide if a Browbeat or two would work in here, there is also Risk Factor, 'damage or cards' is pretty scary if you've got 4 Mountains and might pull 2 Fireblasts.

K4nkato on Thalia vs “Without Paying Mana …

8 months ago

My opponent controls Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. I resolve Torrential Gearhulk targeting Magma Opus in my graveyard. Do I have to pay 1 mana for Opus because of Thalia or can I ignore the tax because the spell is free?

lespaul977 on I’m looking for a one …

8 months ago

Hi everyone! I’m still pretty new to playing modern, so I’m hoping you could help me answer the question in the title.

I’m running a budget mono-white humans deck with Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and hardly any noncreature spells. I’m currently running 4 copies of Fateful Absence, which I like very much since it handles both creatures and planeswalkers with little drawback, but I know exiling is better than destroying. Also, it costs two mana to play, which gets bumped up to three when Thalia is out.

The reason I don’t like Path to Exile is that in games where it’s been played against one of my creatures, I’ve ended up winning because of the mana ramp. I think giving your opponent the opportunity to get an extra land out is way too high of a cost, and I don’t think it’s the card for me.

The only other decent removal option I have is On Thin Ice, but I don’t have a full play set, and I’m not sure if it’s worth playing all snow lands just for that card.

What is your favorite budget-friendly one-drop creature removal card in modern? Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts!

DreadKhan on Princess and the frog (Disney adaption)

9 months ago

Not sure if Sengir Autocrat would help out/fit in, it's an evil rich person who comes with several tokens you can sacrifice. I think there is a similar vibe for Ogre Slumlord, both of those feel like rich town folk that are exploiters, and both provide you with fodder to sacrifice.

Not sure what kind of decks you face, but if they don't play as many creatures as you then Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is a Thalia that's depicted as a person of colour. Thalia is really good vs decks that rely on non-creature spells, but if your group is all creature aggro then she's just a 2/1 with nice art.

Are you playing 1v1? Rhystic Tutor is a really bad card if you play against more than 1 opponent because it's so rare for nobody to have held up mana, and it's a sorcery so you can only use it on your own turn. If you have any cards that are 'good' in the graveyard then I'd replace Rhystic with Jarad's Orders or Final Parting, Orders has a voodoo feel, Parting is a bit tougher, but it's a really good card fwiw, especially if you're on a budget. If you need an on-theme card that likes being in your graveyard I think Skyclave Shade seems a decent fit, it could easily be an underworld spirit that just keeps coming back, like the ones serving Shadow Man/Dr Facilier.

With your Commander having Deathtouch (and you running Vault of the Archangel) I wonder if some Trample sources would work? I like Brawn an awful lot, and your Commander can sacrifice it, if your opponent blocks a creature with Deathtouch and Trample you only need to deal 1 damage to destroy each blocking creature, so the rest goes through. It doesn't have much story connection I can think of, but Scavenged Brawler is pretty good with your Commander, none of the keywords overlap, and your Commander with Vigilance and Trample is really scary.

It's a bit clunky but Kothophed, Soul Hoarder is a pretty strong card if you expect your opponent to lose creatures regularly, with your Commander you will be killing a lot of creatures, so you'll draw some cards I expect. Kothophed could represent those dark powers who hold Shadow Man's debt? Kothophed offers lots of power, but it comes at a price.

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