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Legion's Initiative


Red creatures you control get +1/+0.

White creatures you control get +0/+1.

{R}{W}, 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

zippermanzo711 on Red/White Deck

15 hours ago

This is a good start, but I think it will need some work.

The focus of the deck seems unclear and inconsistent. You should decide on your deck's strategy and focus it, is it aggro, midrange, or tokens? Right now it is a little all over the place.

In addition, I think that Young Pyromancer should be cut from your deck, as you only have 6 spells that trigger it. It is a good card, just not right for your deck.

Molten Birth is way too inconsistent of a card, so I would cut that as well. It will be underwhelming most of the time. A strong replacement would be something like Assemble the Legion or Sunhome Guildmage . Both work quite well with Purphoros, and Assemble the Legion would fill your empty 5-drop slot.

I would cut out at least one Barrage of Expendables , if not all of them, from your 75, as if you draw a second one with one out or in hand it's just a dead card. In general, your tokens and creatures are better alive than as 1 damage effect that you have to pay for. Some cards that can utilize tokens to consider are Spear of Heliod , Dictate of Heliod , and Legion's Initiative .

A strong creature I would recommend adding, especially if you decide to go with the token strategy is Ogre Battledriver . He has great synergy with all of your spells and tokens, and is quite useful in general with his boost and haste.

I also noticed that you have a fair amount of white devotion. A great curve topper to add to utilize this would be Evangel of Heliod .

As far as the sideboard goes, it all depends on your local metagame where you play. Deicide will be better than Revoke Existence as it's instant speed and hits Gods. There aren't a lot of artifacts in standard that aren't enchantments anyway. Rest in Peace could be included to bring in against graveyard strategies like Dredge, and you could include cards like Iroas, God of Victory , Banishing Light and Reprisal for midrange or monsters decks. Pithing Needle or Fated Conflagration could be included for decks with lots of planeswalkers like Superfriends or U/W/X control. Boros Charm could be included as a board wipe counter, and Skullcrack could be included as a Sphinx's Revelation or Gray Merchant of Asphodel counter. The choices you make of cards to include in your sideboard really depend on what decks you expect to play against on a giving night.

Hope you find this helpful to getting your deck to where you want it to be! Best of luck to you and keep working hard at making it stronger and more competitive.

EKGwins on Order and Chaos FNM

20 hours ago

Spark Trooper can be a good finisher for an aggro deck.

Chandra's Phoenix is another great 2/2 flyer that can come back when it dies.

Legion's Initiative can be great to pump up your creatures and also helps against removal.

JakeHarlow on Street Justice

1 day ago

Hrothfar: GG bro. I really think my mainboarding Boros Charm helped me in the matchup. The Anger of the Gods and Chained to the Rocks on the SB are also good. Unfortunately, short of blinking with Legion's Initiative (which I don't use here), there isn't really a viable defense against force-sacrifice effects. :(

BotaNickill on Fanatical Reckoning

1 day ago

I Pulled Fanatic of Mogis and Legion's Initiative for Madcap Skills and Thunderous Might . This deck is testing very well against my local meta at the moment which consists of my best friend, and my brother. LoCaLGoD. He has badass decks posted and so do I. We try to prepare our decks for any of the many shifting Standard deck types by keeping up with all the winning Standard decks, building our own version, and playing them against each other and at the local MTG Standard tourneys. We would appreciate any card suggestions, advice on sideboarding or strategies against certain deck types. Cheers and may the mana be with you!!

kr142616 on Elspeth, Forge's Champion

2 days ago

After a little bit of playtesting, I'm finding I agree with you about Legion's Initiative and Chained to the Rocks . Initiative doesn't really do much for me, and by the time I could make good use of the flicker the game's already mostly decided. Good call.

kr142616 on Elspeth, Forge's Champion

2 days ago

Glad you like it! Deicide is definitely going in somewhere, probably the sideboard. I want at least one Iroas, God of Victory too. Godsend is pretty neat but I'm not completely sold on it for this deck.

As for Chandra's Phoenix , I'm a big fan, personally. a 2/2 flyer with haste is already good, but it gives to devotion and comes back when I use burn too. I'm less sold on Fanatic of Mogis . He's fun, and I have plenty to activate devotion already, plus I love the flicker trick with Legion's Initiative I might replace him with Iroas once Journey Into Nyx is out though.

cardsgrinder on Five Colors of Slivers

3 days ago

Try Negate , Legion's Initiative , Dispel , or even Redirect . Just anything that can counter that removal until you can pump your slivers up.

EridanWwins on An.....Interesting Idea

4 days ago

Legion's Initiative returns it under owner's control, so the confessor would come back under your control, so that doesn't work. Price

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Color(s) R, W
Cost RW
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 5.19
Avg. cube pick 1.63


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Extended Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze Mythic Rare