Glory-Bound Initiate


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander 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

Skinken on RW Exert (MtG Casual)

2 hours ago

Try to get your hands on the good exert cards. Mostly Glory-Bound Initiate, but good old Glorybringer is an insane bomb, and since you have untap-synergy, it should be great. Act of Heroism and Djeru's Resolve are kinda weak. Try to aim for cards like Always Watching , and good call on Aurelia, the Warleader. They provide the same effect of untapping your creatures. But they do it 3-8 times over the course of a game.

flipdipple on G/W Ghalta Vehicles

4 days ago

Another way to trigger a T3 Ghalta, Primal Hunger . T1 Old-Growth Dryads , T2 Glory-Bound Initiate, T3 Rishkar, Peema Renegade putting counters on Dryad and Initiate. This equal 10 power, tap Dryads and Initiate for mana from Rishkar's ability and cast Ghalta.

ive-been-degaussed on Ultimate Double Gideon Exerting Deck

5 days ago

Seconding the thoughts that the deck right now is too all over the place. The cards I'd include as full playsets are:

And then some number of:

Hope this helps!

TheOrakle on Gift of Mettle

5 days ago

Nice deck.

I recommend replacing Glory-Bound Initiate with Captain Lannery Storm to help with splashing, even out your curve a bit, and also, T1 Courier, T2 Path of Mettle  Flip, T3 Lannery, swing, and Path flips and you now have two mana open of any colour for combat tricks.

Good luck in your games!

Oloro_Magic on dzapf2008

1 week ago

First off, tappedout is not letting me comment on the deck for some reason so sorry for putting it here.

Second off, sorry for the late reply, real life has been keeping me busy.

So in the mainboard there are still a few things I think need to be addressed, Magma Jet needs to come out in my opinion, it just isn't that effective. Additionally, the creatures could use another look. Akroan Hoplite is a card that may seem good however its lack of evasion hurts it. At best it is an easy chump block in pretty much every case scenario. Glory-Bound Initiate is a nice agro piece I feel should be included. Additionally, 23 lands is a bit steep with your curve, I would consider bumping it down to 20/21 to give yourself more room, this maybe even allowing you to keep the burn package and play more creatures. Notably, if you can get your hands on a Glorybringer or two that would be the ideal curve topper in an agro deck like this. I also think there is an argument for borrowing Bomat Courier from the standard agro red deck just for the draw potential.

The other route for this deck is just to convert it to burn but that seems too simple.

As for the sideboard, before I give any suggestions, looking at the side you have displayed it is seemingly a mix of cards that really are not for the side and a few staples, so quickly, it would be a great help to me if you could give me a quick run down of the decks and strategies you face most frequently.

Like how the deck is coming!



AgentJackjohn on Ultimate Double Gideon Exerting Deck

2 weeks ago

Your sideboard should be dependent on what your local meta consists of, however I can make some recommendations.

Solemnity is good for the energy/ +1+1 counters strategies.

Sentinel Totem and Crook of Condemnation are good graveyard hate cards for God-Pharaoh's Gift and Cycling decks.

Abrade can get rid of problematic artifacts but you should probably be running those mainboard since they're pretty versatile. Id say put in 3 of them over your Impeccable Timing and Electrify. By Force is a more budget option to deal with problematic artifacts if that's a concern. Also Lightning Strike is in standard and it might have a home in this deck.

The only other thing I could recommend is to focus more on cards you really want to play. You have alot of 1/2 ofs and that lowers the consistency of your deck. Stuff like Graceful Cat and Hyena Pack are ok, but the deck slots could be used for more Glory-Bound Initiates and Gust Walkers. That's just an example but I'm sure you get the idea. You can easily replace some cards to increase the raw power of your deck.

Overall the deck looks sweet and I wish you the best of luck tuning it!

Spirit_Logan on Approach of the second sun

3 weeks ago
  1. Take Palladium Myr and Selesnya Sanctuary out of sideboard, they are not legal in standard.

  2. -2 Solemnity and -4 Trial of Knowledge, +2 Cast Out and +4 Ixalan's Binding.

  3. -4 Ancient Crab and -4 Shore Keeper +4 Glory-Bound Initiate and +4 Cloudblazer.

  4. -2 Supreme Will and -2 Demystify, +2 Authority of the Consuls and +2 Disallow

BlackKnightJack on Red-Green Exert (Amonkhet)

3 weeks ago

If this is suppose to be an exert deck then you've put in a lot of bad cards in lieu of good ones like Glorybringer and Ahn-Crop Crasher. Likewise you're completely neglecting white which has many more exert cards that are good or at least better than what you have here like Glory-Bound Initiate, Resolute Survivors, and even Vizier of the True isn't absolutely awful for the them here.

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