Glory-Bound Initiate

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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Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Glory-Bound Initiate Discussion

Silverdrake on Nya Exert

1 month ago

Looks fun! I think you DEFINITELY need to find room for either Brave the Sands or Always Watching (or both!). Exerting a creature means you don't untap it during your next untap step - but if it isn't tapped to begin with (because it has vigilance, for example) then exerting effectively means nothing at all! Either of those enchantments + combat celebrant = infinite combat!

I'd also consider Glory-Bound Initiate and Glorybringer

pambo on Pioneer: Mono White Lifegain

2 months ago

thanks for your answer!!

I really like the Glory-Bound Initiate and the Aethersphere Harvester also sounds great and I think about swapping it for Lone Rider  Flip since it is very dependent on your hand, I think.

I like the Sunmare and I already own it, but I'm not sure if I should put in more expensive creatures, also since I think that Archangel of Thune and Lyra are stronger in my Deck

pambo on Pioneer: Mono White Lifegain

2 months ago

thanks for your answer!!

I really like the Glory-Bound Initiate and the Aethersphere Harvester also sounds great and I think about swapping it for Lone Rider  Flip since it is very dependent on your hand, I think.

I like the Sunmare and I already own it, but I'm not sure if I should put in more expensive creatures, also since I think that Archangel of Thune and Lyra are stronger in my Deck

lagotripha on Ajani's Gang (Pioneer Mono-White Lifegain)

3 months ago

I feel like the lifegain could be a little more consistant and a little more aggressive. Creatures like It That Rides as One and Glory-Bound Initiate , Anointer Priest , Bishop of Wings , Charming Prince etc. There has been a decent amount of support for lifegain printed.

Paladin of Atonement and pridemate offer a proliferate plan. Soldier of the Pantheon might be sideboardable.

Dawn of Hope offers card-draw.

There are a bunch of lifelinky 1 drops if you want to lean into that- Haazda Marshal and a bunch of 1 drop lifelinkers will work when backed by the quality p/t increases in the format.

Famished Paladin is screaming for a combo, but unless you really want to play Sorcerer's Wand or have a way of chaining those aetherflux triggers, its not worth it.

If you go multicolour, you get access to God-Pharaoh's Faithful and drain effects in black. A Gate to the Afterlife deck would be possible, as would rally. Soulfire Grand Master / Seeker of the Way offers a red/white spellsling style.

lagotripha on Budget Warriors

4 months ago

This feels good. Glory-Bound Initiate is a good pick. I'd look out for Electrolyze , Wrenn and Six and Liliana, the Last Hope picking off your creatures- if you can dodge those you should be good.

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.

Unclaimed Territory and Caves of Koilos can help if you have land trouble, as can incidental scry- Read the Bones is popular in budget lists for that reason.

Past that, relax, play, have fun, and don't be scared to dedicate your entire sideboard to fighting 'that guy' at fnm.

5dollarMTG on $5 Budget Warriors

8 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.

mufasamike on $5 Budget Warriors

8 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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Gofralighto on Licia, First Sword of the Mardu {Primer}

10 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.

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