Glory-Bound Initiate


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Glory-Bound Initiate

Creature — Human Warrior

You may exert Glory-Bound Intiate as it attacks. When you do, it gets +1/+3 and gains lifelink until end of turn. (An exeted creature won't untap during your next untap step.)

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Glory-Bound Initiate Discussion

Shwang on Boros aggro

4 days ago

Seems like the mana base could be lower at the expense of Glorybringer. He is the only expensive card in the deck. Otherwise I would think you could go down to 21 lands. I would go -1 Glorybringer, -1 of each basic land, +2 Lightning Strike, and +1 Honored Crop-Captain or Glory-Bound Initiate.

That's my 2 cents. Looks like a very fast and cool deck though! +1

Cabaye21 on Esper Tempo

5 days ago

What would you say about switching Glory-Bound Initiate for Hanweir Militia Captain as the token generation would also goes a long way in preserving your life total (Through tokens of course). Maybe you could put it in the sideboard for control match-ups or something I just think that Hanweir Militia Captain looks pretty good in the deck.

Deos on RW Exert

1 week ago

R/W exert has one favorite card, Always Watching . These will make you able to exert every single turn. This makes Glory-Bound Initiate always a 5/5 life-linker, and all his friends can keep doing what they love as well. Always Watching will be your best friend.

hullos on Life Steal

2 weeks ago

you might like cards like Regal Caracal and Sacred Cat good creatures overall. Glory-Bound Initiate can gain lifelink and Blessed Alliance is ok. Crested Sunmare is an amazing card but might be a little expensive also not how (from the description) you want to play it.

Draw_Wurm on Budget Jazal Goldmane

2 weeks ago

Hey CommanderTheory. Came across this and the original post when I was looking at budget lists.

I think I may have been able to improve a few of its weaknesses while still keeping it on budget by incorporating cards from more recent sets:

Added cards from recent sets at 1 drop, 2 drop and 3 drop that are either functionally superior e.g Glory-Bound Initiate over Dromoka Warrior, offer recursion (Devoted Crop-Mate, Hallowed Spiritkeeper) or some form of card draw (Thraben Inspector, Bygone Bishop). Also added Oketra's Monument and Oketra the True to support the strategy.

Still weak to wraths and white's card draw weakness.

liljramos88 on Gideon's Blind Rush Aggro

2 weeks ago

I like building budget decks I personally bought Gedion's deck and upgrade the deck to RW Exert deck feel free to check it out. I will max out Glory-Bound Initiate and Honored Crop-Captain. I run Oketra's Monument to help lower the cost of some of you right creatures and to create tokens for chump blocking. Here are a few changes you can make.

obiwanG000 on R/W Exert

2 weeks ago


My first amonkhet deck was a RW exert deck.With Glory-Bound Initiate or Combat Celebrant having vigilance thanks to Always Watching . But the thing is I'm guessing you're trying to make a rotation proof deck, so no more Always Watching and this is a big problem... Without the enchantment, the deck slows down A LOT. But besides that, the only thing I'd change is add removals: 4x Compulsory Rest are not enough, and also don't cover every threat. I'd suggest you use perhaps 3x Compulsory Rest and some of: Cast Out, Abrade, Shock or Magma Spray

As for creatures, you can consider Battlefield Scavenger or Ahn-Crop Crasher, which is a very good card !

Good luck !

Oloro_Magic on Aryan race will reign supreme

3 weeks ago

By running Dispatch you are hurting yourself even if it is a placeholder instead use Banishing Light, Cast Out, or Declaration in Stone as those don't require a ton of artifacts to be useful. In terms of the creatures I would remove everything but Champion of the Parish, Boros Elite, Thalia's Lieutenant, Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip, Glory-Bound Initiate, and Knight of the White Orchid. everything else is really surplus to requirements and can be replaced by better cards that synergize better with your deck and agro plan, for example Thalia, Heretic Cathar is not agro she is control.

Personally I would run 4x Boros Elite, 4x Champion of the Parish, 4x Thalia's Lieutenant, 4x Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip, 3x Glory-Bound Initiate, and 2x Knight of the White Orchid. The rest can be filled out be other creatures that work with the deck like Bygone Bishop, Student of Warfare, Gisela, the Broken Blade, Doomed Traveler, Frontline Medic, and maybe even a couple eldrazi.

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