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Thalia's Lancers
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 Thalia's Lancers
- Eldritch Moon

Reviewed July 27, 2016

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4.75
Limited: 4.13
Multiplayer: 4
Commander [EDH]: 4.5

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Thalia's Lancers
 
For the purposes of constructed, Thalia's Lancers is actually very much worth looking at. Many recent legendary creatures have brought various game-changing effects - think of the incarnations of Thalia that this card alludes to, or the Avacyn Restored version of Sigarda, or Gaddock Teeg - and while some of them are most effective early in the game, an effect like this can also help you break a stalemate with some unique ability. But I think this card will find a home much more immediately in Commander. It's not uncommon for decks there to have many more legends than just their leader, and it is also much more of a late-game format than Standard or Modern.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 5/5
James H. Thalia’s Lancers (7/27)
 
Tutoring is always a powerful effect, and Thalia’s Lancers is a fairly powerful tutor in and of itself. 5 mana is normally a bit high for a tutor effect, but a lot of the legendary cards you can get will tend to be effective even after you fish them out on turn 5. In Commander or casual decks, getting one of your win conditions is very powerful.
 
As for the body, a 4/4 with first strike is really hard to get past in Limited, and getting a limited bomb (while not guaranteed) is a very dangerous effect. In conjunction with the tutoring, this can make a lot of waves, and it plays out better than you might expect it to.
 
Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 4
Commander: 4

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