Thalia's Lieutenant

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Thalia's Lieutenant

Creature — Human Soldier

When this 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 this.

Quicksilver on What is...Human?

1 year ago

+1 for stepping out of the box, Death and Taxes is fairly streamlined in modern these days, so anything that's different is always worth looking at. I won't tell you to move in that direction either, but a few notes:
- Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is always a big target for players. Generally you'd want to run 4 so that you're always prepared for the worst. You'd probably be fine with 3.
- Authority of the Consuls > Imposing Sovereign. Yeah with tax you'd be paying the same amount, but it just straight offers more value.
- How often do you put +1/+1 counters on Esper Sentinel? He's still value regardless, with Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant, it seems like that's a bit of a theme. If you don't care that much about +1/+1's, maybe keep the lieutenant and replace champion with Aether Vial?

Macaronigrill5150 on Winota's Ryders

1 year ago

Oh love this deck, Human but especially Human Soldiers are my favorite creatures type, so I'm just going to leave this here, Thalia's Lieutenant some good 1+ 1+ counters. General's Enforcer gotta protect them legendary Humans, and finally General Kudro of Drannith for general buffs, and utility. Hope these are good suggestions.

BioProfDude on Pioneer Mono-White Soldiers

1 year ago

jonniBgood, I think of spirits very similarly to aggro, so good spot removal. Hitting their first few creatures they put down with removal is key. If that's not possible, then our board definitely grows larger faster because of cards like Thalia's Lieutenant, and wider thanks to our token generators. It's basically a race!

As far as the graveyard goes, Rest in Peace does most of what we want. Weathered Runestone does prevent using the library, but I don't run into that much, so I rely more on Rest in Peace.

Thanks for the comment!

Darth_Savage on

1 year ago

So straight away I want to mention Dryad Militant Adanto Vanguard Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip and Sungold Sentinel Ambush Paratrooper and Zephyr Sentinel are not where an aggro deck wants to be... Arguably depending on what your creature makup looks like Thalia's Lieutenant could also have a home. Settle the Wreckage could well be something you want in your sideboard... A card like Calamity's Wake should really be Rest in Peace and Yotian Tactician should probably be Wedding Announcement  Flip

I'd suggest you take some inspiration from https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/pioneer-mono-white-humans#paper

Speedster374 on Come at me bro!

1 year ago

I prefer Thalia's Lieutenant over Champion of the Parish as the additional mana is usually worth the ETB buff as a late game draw.

Hall of Triumph could be replaced by Path of Bravery or Spear of Heliod depending on your preferred playstyle.

Angel of Glory's Rise is a winner for Darien decks, currently it will resurrect 75% of your creatures (and the bonus zombie interaction is fun too). Sun Titan is also great repeatable resurrection, bringing back a current 64% of your permanent cards.

Mirror Entity is a cool card to think about, it adds to your human/soldier count and acts as a mana-sink late game to turn your army into buff dudes (either to attack with or survive damage-based removal such as Hour of Devastation)

Yogie on For Honor and Glory!!!

1 year ago

Hehe lhetrick13 yeah it would be nice if Thalia's Lieutenant was a Knight creature too, just to get that extra bit of synergi. Although, it can be difficult to build a deck where all creatures are of the same type. Shapeshifter can generally be used if one want to “cheat in” some extra tribal creatures though! :p

You’re right regarding populate for this deck, I might have gotten too focused on the combo I mentioned. Although, I’d say it’s generally a good sign when its hard to come up with upgrades for a deck. It usually means that the deck is in a good state! Populate is otherwise a fun mechanic, but like many other mechanics that only appear in one or a few sets it’s hard to utilise effectively. I had a quick look at your cat deck and populate seems to be a better fit there as you say.

I don’t have other kight deck (yet). I’m currently working on a red and blue wizard deck made to make the player lose all friends afterwards. But I’m very much into tribal decks and I have a few more, of different tribes on my profile. I’m currently on vacation, hence my lack of time but I’d love to talk shop and maybe play a game or in future!

lhetrick13 on For Honor and Glory!!!

1 year ago

Thanks for the love KBK7101 & Yogei!

@ Yogei - The deck plays pretty quick with Collected Company being the only 3+ CMC card in the deck. It is a shame Thalia's Lieutenant is not a knight as it actually does work in this deck with the strong human presence and Worthy Knight.

I have looked at the Populate mechanic but never really considered it for this deck. With only Worthy Knight and Selesnya Charm being the only token creation, I feel like the Populate would wiff the majority of the time. The deck I actually considered using the cards you suggest is my cat token deck Feline Feelings, which is a cat tribal built around cats and their ability to make kittens. That deck does not have a SB, which I need to fix, but this is where you would see at lot of these cards at. Rootborn Defenses could be swapped out for Heroic Intervention but losing Hexproof is a large tradeoff...Nothing worse than casting Leonin Warleader the turn prior, then casting Anointed Procession to gear up for an attack only to have Warleader get exiled or destroyed by an instant spell :(

jormothor on Hardened Humans

2 years ago

wallisface I agree that The Ozolith is essential in Hardened Scales. with creatures with counters leaving the battlefield all the time. Arcbound Ravager and then modular etc. but this isn't hardened scales. it's more of a humans deck that uses the cards. there's definitely an argument for it, but I think it might just take up slots and get in the way of Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant.but I can definitely see a list running one or maybe two.

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