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Thalia's Lieutenant
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Thalia's Lieutenant
- Shadows over Innistrad

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2016

Constructed: 3.88
Casual: 4.75
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 3.67
Commander [EDH]: 3.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Thalia's Lieutenant
This card has some interesting text, in every sense of the word; not just its tribal effect, but the fact that it feels almost like a callback not just to Innistrad's human tribal themes but also Zendikar's Allies. They really should do annotated card galleries for some of these new sets! In any event, the card does some good work in straight-up Innistrad-style human decks, but so many relevant creatures are humans that it feels far from limited - Azure Mage, Seeker of the Way, and Skinshifter are very strong on their own, though even they need help sometimes. The fact that he uses +1/+1 counters also opens up a lot of interesting interactions, ranging from Crowned Ceratok to proliferate.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

James H.

Thalia’s Lieutenant (12/8)


Thalia's Lieutenant is pretty brutal. On its own, it's a 2-mana buff spell to Humans, a well-supported tribe in Shadows Over Innistrad block. That's not its only trick, as it gets bigger when more Humans enter the fray! This is a threat that can, with support, snowball into a brutal offensive force, all for only two mana.


The dearth of combat abilities is a bummer, but Thalia's Lieutenant is good in spite of that. It was previously a brutal card when paired with Collected Company, one of the boogeymen of Standards past, and it still has decent potential now. It's good in Limited, in Constructed, and anywhere Humans show up.


Constructed: 3.75

Casual: 4.5

Limited: 4.5

Multiplayer: 3.25

Commander: 3.5

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