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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.)
Glory-Bound Initiate Discussion
3 weeks ago
Remember there isn't anything stopping complete switchups in your removal/sideboard- I like swinging from packing burn ( Gonti's Machinations ), to ten hand disruption spells- keeping your opponents guessing is part of keeping budget lists working.
Past that, relax, play, have fun, and don't be scared to dedicate your entire sideboard to fighting 'that guy' at fnm.
4 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions mufasamike! I tried some of those cards in earlier versions of this deck but Brutal Hordechief was too pricey for my $5 budget. I'd forgotten about Glory-Bound Initiate being a warrior, but you're right about that combo - I do something similar in my $5 Egyptian Exertion deck and it's great when it comes together.
4 months ago
Awesome! B/W Warriors was the first MTG deck I built and still my favorite. Mardu Woe-Reaper Graveblade Marauder and Mardu Strike Leader all have their uses, but Brutal Hordechief is absolutely essential. Really adds to the board you've been building and his activated ability wins games. Oh, also Glory-Bound Initiate + Herald of Dromoka / Brave the Sands + Arashin Foremost means you're gaining 8 life per swing by turn 4 ;)
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6 months ago
Thanks WestNileWerewolf, I appreciate it! I used to run Sun Titan and Phyrexian Reclamation in an older version of this deck that was more mid-range and creature-based, but kind of left them out when I went and revamped the strategy to this version. I haven't thought about adding more recursion in a while, but Sun Titan could certainly be useful in grabbing some of my better enchantments back too. It's something I should consider.
I feel that Gisela, the Broken Blade is probably the card I'd consider switching out the most, because Brisela, Voice of Nightmares never happens and it doesn't provide much other utility other than being a 4/3 life linker.
As for looking for ways to get Licia out early, Martyr of Sands is a great way to get her out early, because you only need 2 white cards in hand to gain 6 life. She also scales the more white cards you have in hand. If you're having a lot of problems with keeping Licia on the board and need more tools to get her out more consistently, maybe try including Words of Worship . You trade off drawing cards if you use it, but it's a consistent, repeatable burst of life. You could also try Glory-Bound Initiate . I used to run Tithe Drinker in that older deck of mine as well, I think it's worth a slot if you're running other extort stuff.
9 months ago
My main suggestion would be to lower your mana curve and play cards that help you reach your Angel-based endgame, even if it doesn't directly help said endgame. 4x Path to Exile is a must-have for a deck like this; removal doesn't really get any more efficient, and you could probably use Thalia, Guardian of Thraben to tax your opponent and slow them down. More Gideon of the Trials might also be helpful. Some cards I'd recommend cutting are Fountain of Renewal s (the lifegain is way to slow), Godsend s (you're not an equipment deck), and Glory-Bound Initiate s. The latter is an aggressive beatdown creature, but not a particularly powerful one, and you're not a beatdown deck either. Hope this helps, and good luck with your deck!
11 months ago
That would depend on what way you want to go. You could go more human route since most of your creatures are humans. If that is the case i would remove Earthshaker Khenra I previously suggested for Champion of the Parish or Non Human Goblin Guide would fit in here pretty well possibly in the angel spot to make it just more agro early turn.
I am not sure if I like Dauntless Bodyguard in here after second look it just feels slow since your a rush down deck. you need something faster. Guide in that spot works well as well as Glory-Bound Initiate
Personally I am not a fan of Cartouche of Solidarity as turn 1-3 that mana could be used for a creature.
You could also go lighter on the spells, and include Thalia, Guardian of Thraben which screws over a lot of decks that are heavy on spells.
Chained to the Rocks Could a be decent card if you have mountains consistently and face a lot of creature decks.
As for side Rest in Peace, and Stony Silence is good. If there is budget restrictions maybe can work on a more budget side. Tormod's Crypt, or Relic of Progenitus are both really good also and possibly better in budget. Abrade is also good side budget.
on BW Midrange
1 year ago
Honestly as far as budget it goes probably below $150, My thought on path was actually not 100% because of budget (it did play a factor) but rather was to be a little easier on my budget mana base and with a list that plays this tight giving them that extra mana can be detrimental
I actually thought about vent but looked over it just for speed concerns but it probably needs to be a 2 of
This list feels amazing for the budget, T1 inquisition/durres, t2 copter, t3 sculler, feels brutal and has all of that tempo/grindy goodness that I love. I just tested (one game) against humans and pack rat actually felt amazing, it raced it and honestly kept up while the life gain form glory bound kept me in the match. I didn't pull the win but it by no means felt unwinnable
I'm still unsure about a few card choices, I'm soft on Gifted Aetherborn and Glory-Bound Initiate vs Seeker of the Way. I also think that I'm a little creature heavy but I really want to always be able to crew copter, finding that balance between disruption and aggression is tough
on WURG Delver
1 year ago
So I just tested this against my U delver and when this list hits it hits hard but I had allot of trouble out of your mana base, I always wanted wanted to see more fetches but I understand that trying to balance life lost and 4 colors is very difficult.... and I also probably misplayed the hell out of it X)
so I had a rather unothodox idea instead of counter cat what about dark cat? trading blue for black? I know we're both huge fans of delver, leak, ect. but i feel like in the current metta a full removal package as well as Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are very well placed. another thought if you go that path would be to consider the fringe package in my esper list, Painful Truths paired with Seeker of the Way or Glory-Bound Initiate. This is of course purely hypothetical and it a totally different route but I think it's wroth some testing
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