Legion's Initiative


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Dragon's Maze Mythic Rare

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Legion's Initiative


Red creatures you control get +1/+0.

White creatures you control get +0/+1.

RW, Exile Legion's Initiative: Exile all creatures you control. At the beginning of the next combat, return those cards to the battlefield under their owner's control and those creatures gain haste until end of turn.

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Legion's Initiative Discussion

Love-in-Theory on Boros Tokens (please help)

5 hours ago

You don't seem to have any spells that utilize Anax and Cymede's heroic ability.

For the route you seem to be going, have you considered either Iroas, God of Victory or Tajic, Blade of the Legion as your commander? Both would work well, Iroas making your army hard to block, and Tajic being an indestructible 7/7

Your deck needs removal, as it is crucial in EDH. Spot Removal:

Path to Exile

Swords to Plowshares


Chaos Warp



Mass Removal:

Wrath of God

Austere Command


Hallowed Burial

Things that might be good:

Legion's Initiative- buffs all your guys. What really makes this good is that for 2 mana, you can Exile it and dodge board wipes (from you or your opponent)

Legion Loyalist

Angelic Skirmisher

True Conviction

Archetype of Courage

Archetype of Aggression

Heliod, God of the Sun

Purphoros, God of the Forge

(Since you are wanting to do tokens, If you decided to do a tribal soldier styled deck, cards like Coat of Arms and Door of Destinies could be valuable)

Squirrel_of_War on Broken Helmets

1 week ago

I would:

remove Mardu Banner add Commander's Sphere

remove Metalwork Colossus add Blightsteel Colossus

remove Inferno add Rolling Earthquake

remove Assemble the Legion add Legion's Initiative

find a spot for Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and Damnation

I have a Mardu deck that has some other cards that would also fit in here even though it's a totally different strategy but check it out when you have some time. It has not been updated in a while but I may take some time to here soon.


Commander / EDH Squirrel_of_War


Also, if you can afford it, upgrade your mana base with sacs, shocks, and filters. I also like the buddy, bounce, and scry lands. oh and Shizo, Death's Storehouse, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, and Cabal Coffers.

CelineT on

1 week ago

Keyrune, Cluestone, both terrible cards.

Commander's Sphere, Chromatic Lantern, Mind Stone. All good cards.

Nahiri's Machinations, Glory of Warfare, Gleam of Battle seem like subpar cards - Cathars' Crusade is already better than Gleam of Battle, and Glory of Warfare doesn't seem good enough for 4 mana. Legion's Initiative buffs both by one but it also can flicker your team.

Nahiri's Machinations is so narrow just for Odric, Lunarch Marshal.

I think you should run one more land. Maybe Reflecting Pool. I wouldn't play RW with fewer than 36 lands, and no way of searching out lands.

As for buffs - 6-Mana Elspeth's ultimate is an amazing buff for you, and she also churns out creatures, which, while isn't your deck focus, is good for making more use of anthems.

Hanweir Militia Captain and Hanweir Garrison also don't buff, and do make tokens. If those are good enough, I'd look at getting a Hero of Bladehold, which is amazing, and also buffs your creatures through combat. A cheap buffer is also Goblin Wardriver.

Betrothed in Fire also seems really bad. That could be another board wipe. My favourite wipes include Planar Cleansing and Austere Command.

Anyway, do whatever you want to with this deck, I hope it works well as I'm a big fan of R/W decks.

Here's my main: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/26-08-14-boom-or-bust/

And here's my own version of Adriana, which does focus on tokens: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/wild-knights/

Keos027 on Dragons of Speed and Law

2 weeks ago

Doesn't Stormbreath Dragon lose it's counter and monstruous if blinked? Maybe Thunderbreak Regent, he is cheaper, come with some kind of protection, though does not have haste.

Scourge of Valkas could be interesting too, and combo with Legion's Initiative.

Nice deck, +1

koodeex on Heroes Never Die!

3 weeks ago

Simon_Williamson, thanks a lot for you feedback!I think about including more board wipes, and got Apocalypse instead of Mass Calcify (I think it's better, because with Legion's Initiative, Eerie Interlude, Oblivion Ring and other escape cards can become an alternative wincon), but it is still shipping, so I didn't include it yet. I like an idea with Ashnod's Altar, but without tokens it pretty hard to realise effectively, may be I should add some cards with it...Flickerwisp and Eldrazi Displacer - will be both great I think Gratuitous Violence is good, but if u let me be honest with you, I don't know what I can change in deck to put in. May be do you have an idea?

casimir03 on R/W allys

1 month ago

Thanks Stanleyman for the great suggestions. I profer Kazuul Warlord over Akoum Battlesinger just because Kazuul Warlord is better late game so will not take him out but definitely the Captain's Claws swap out. I think Tuktuk Scrapper will work an I love Legion's Initiative before this I never even knew it existed.

TheVectornaut on

1 month ago

I feel like green doesn't have much of a presence in this deck. Omnath, Locus of Rage is very hard to get out and a single Second Harvest is probably a win-more trap. I think sticking to Boros aggro is a perfectly valid call. Some other Boros beaters are Daring Skyjek, Wojek Halberdiers, and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. If you'd prefer more tokens, Thraben Doomsayer and Sigarda, Heron's Grace (should you stick with green) are very repeatable. The human synergy makes Champion of the Parish stronger and can also work with Thalia's Lieutenant and Mentor of the Meek. Legion's Initiative and Glory of Warfare are some fun ways to buff guys. Finally, should you fully commit to green, some cards to consider could be Parallel Lives, Doubling Season, Call of the Conclave, Advent of the Wurm, and Trostani, Selesnya's Voice.

Phaetion on

1 month ago

Hmmm...in that case:

Keep Prophetic Flamespeaker and Legion's Initiative in for right now and remove a Mountain and Fellwar Stone (You have a ton of ramp. I'm just taking it down a little bit).

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