Legion's Initiative

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Mythic Rare

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Legion's Initiative

Enchantment

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

KIRK77 on josh's new car

1 day ago

I'm trying to keep it pretty simple, upgradable, and having a fair amount of removal since that's a big one for new players. So far the goal of the deck is to attack, get vehicles out, blow the board of creatures to have the advantage with vehicles, and eventually blow the board and save all his creatures ie Legion's Initiative, or Soul of New Phyrexia

Ocelot44 on Aurelia - Weapons of War

3 days ago

With all of your equipment and high-costing nonartifact spells, Inspiring Statuary could do a lot of work in here

I know it can't be Sunforged, but Leave // Chance will save your ass every time you cast it. And with all the creatures that you're running, Legion's Initiative could be useful for deterring boardwipes

I noticed that the only pieces of artifact recursion you're currently running is Buried Ruin and Sun Titan. Things like Goblin Welder and Scrap Mastery can recur your artifacts will messing up your opponents' boards, and if that's not really your thing, I've had good success with Nahiri, the Lithomancer and Remember the Fallen as well

Keep up the good work!

enpc on Sliver Overlord EDH

5 days ago

Cut the counterspells, only running 2 and having them heavily costed is a waste. Drop Armillary Sphere, Legion's Initiative, Intruder Alarm and Unnatural Selection and add more ramp/card advantage. Stuff like Farseek, Rampant Growth, Green Sun's Zenith, Phyrexian Arena, etc. I would also recommend cutting some more of the vanilla slivers to add some non-sliver based removal. Swords to Plowshares, Nature's Claim, that kind of stuff. Homeward Path is also absolutely worth a slot.

StopShot on Alesha, Who Smiles at Extra Combat

1 week ago

Hmmm, I could think of a few ways to up-tune this deck if you'd like your combat phase to be a little spicier.

Akroan Hoplite I would swap for Eidolon of Countless Battles as it's power and toughness are equal to the number of creatures you have, not just the attacking creatures.

Archetype of Aggression has three power so it can not be recurred with your commander. Since most of your creatures have 2 power giving them trample is not the greatest keyword ability you could give them. Instead I think Goblin War Drums could give your creatures more of an edge and damage output instead.

Armored Transport is alright, but Everdawn Champion would be a good upgrade as you can also use the champion to block without it dying, and it doesn't die to artifact removal.

A better card for Ashmouth Hound would be Benalish Cavalry as it has one more toughness and it decreases the blocking creature's power as well. This makes the Cavalry better as it is much more likely to survive in combat unlike the Hound.

Attended Knight is alright, but a stronger inclusion would be Blade Splicer as it puts more power on the board for the same mana, and if the Splicer dies, recurring it multiple times produces bigger tokens than the Knight.

Battle-Mad Ronin can be a 3/3 for 2 mana, but when it's not blacked it doesn't do a lot of damage to your opponent, and sometimes you are forced to attack with it when it would not be preferable to do so. War-Name Aspirant would be more preferable, as you get a 3/2 with an added ability that makes it harder for your opponent to block it. It also doesn't have to attack each turn so you can use it to block if needed.

Capashen Knight is alright, but if you're short on mana to pump into him he can be rather ineffective. A reasonable replacement would be Knight of Grace which should easily be a 3/2 first strike if you or another player have a black card or creature on the battlefield. Having a constant 3-power first strike creature would be the equivalent of paying 4 mana into the Capashen Knight every turn. Plus the Knight of Grace has one more toughness and hexproof from black so it's much harder to remove as well.

Devoted Retainer's Bushido can make it a 2/2, but Isamaru, Hound of Konda would be a strong inclusion as it's always a 2/2 which means it would deal more damage to your opponent when not blocked.

Dragon's Eye Sentry can be a sizeable 1 mana defender, but I think this deck would enjoy Snubhorn Sentry more as most of the time it will be a 3/3 for one mana that can also attack.

Kiln Walker is a standard 3 mana 3/3, but a better card to run would be Nighthowler as having just 3 creatures in any graveyard makes it just as big all the time rather than when only attacking. In commander graveyards tend to fill up fast so the Howler will always be larger and larger as the game drags on.

Paragon of Fierce Defiance, Paragon of New Dawns, and Paragon of Open Graves do provide anthem effects, but since their anthems are limited by color of creatures you won't always get the paragon you need to buff up your whole team. Instead I would recommend running Angel of Invention, Ravos, Soultender, and Drana, Liberator of Malakir as they all can pump up your creatures regardless of color restrictions.

Pulse Tracker has a unique effect however you may want to switch it out for Vicious Conquistador as it is the same exact card, but with 1 more toughness, which will help it last longer in combat.

Rogue's Gloves does provide card draw, however; you may enjoy Mask of Memory more as the equip cost is cheaper, and drawing two cards then discarding one card can be more advantageous than drawing just one card.

Legion's Initiative only really buffs the attack of half your creatures which can be not as helpful if you don't have any red creatures out besides your commander. Leonin Sun Standard may prove better as it can pump all your creatures multiple times if needed.

Orcish Oriflamme can provide increased attack power for your creatures, but it's nowhere near as good as Glory of Warfare which provides more attack power, and it also provides more toughness when you need blockers.

You might also want to touch up on your mana-base a bit. Path of Ancestry works exactly like Nomad Outpost as it produces the same colors, but you can also scry with your commander off it. Command Tower and Ash Barrens also provide excellent mana fixing that you might want to look into. Other lands you may want to consider obtaining would be Wind-Scarred Crag, Tainted Peak, Isolated Chapel, Clifftop Retreat, Graven Cairns, Fetid Heath, and Rugged Prairie.

I hope you find these card suggestions useful to you.

Ocelot44 on A Fine Day To Die [[EDH]]

1 week ago

Legion's Initiative? One more Boros Charm effect couldn't hurt

It looks like you're not running enough artifact and enchantment removal. Some good ideas would be Wear / Tear, Return to Dust, and Aura of Silence. You can't really afford to lose to a Ghostly Prison or a Crawlspace

Dusk / Dawn could be incredibly useful in here because it can recur all your tiny creatures

TheBloopKing on Wait, I can Attack?

3 months ago

You got something here. I like it.

Iroas, God of Victory is a staple

Chained to the Rocks, Ghostly Prison, lots of more spot removal, Lightning Bolt, Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Valorous Stance, Planar Cleansing. You don't really control as you do stall them for a couple turns. Ghostly Prison makes it so that they can't attack you without paying mana. Bolt takes out 3 toughness creatures and chained to the rocks is good because its a 1 mana removal and chances are, your playing group doesn't play lots of enchantment removal

You need to go heavier on the creatures. It's boros. They are better with a creature base out. Nobilis of War, Tajic, Blade of the Legion, Iroas's Champion, Boros Swiftblade, Figure of Destiny, Angel of Invention

Brion Stoutarm is decent way at getting use out of a creature dying. Before damage is applied, you tap 1 red and the Stoutarm and deal some damage to their face. Also good for getting that last bit of damage that your creatures couldn't by flinging them right at their face

Legion's Initiative, Dictate of Heliod, Spear of Heliod are very good pumps

You need much more mana rocks in your deck. Armageddon is a bitch. Not only this, it helps ramp and mana fix on occasions. I personally won't have less than 6 mana rocks in my commander deck. Boros Signet, Mind Stone, Darksteel Ingot, Commander's Sphere, and Hedron Archive are some I would run.

Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves are good at utility pieces.

You should honestly get away from the reservoir unless you are running hard life gain and can afford 40 life and not lose

DespairFaction on Aurelia, the Warleader - Budget

5 months ago

Hey I am a long time Aurelia player. I like what you've done working on a budget, but heres a few upgrades I would make.

Someone above mentioned Comeuppance its amazing, especially with sunforger. Here are the cards that have been underwhelming for me: Legion's Initiative, Spear of Heliod, Figure of Destiny, Curse of Bloodletting, and Wild Ricochet.

Once you free up those slots, you have some great cards listed in your maybe board I would start with some of those: Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Hero of Bladehold, and Iroas, God of Victory are all absolute powerhouses. Some other things that I like for this style of deck True Conviction, Open the Armory, Sword of the Animist, and Mask of Memory. Sword and mask do so much work, and they generally dont attract the kind of hate that the more expensive equipments get. Anyway those are my thoughts, here are links to some of my Aurelia builds in case you want to check them out.

Aurelia 45 CreaturesAurelia Weapons of War

kamelyan on Doomsday Preppers

6 months ago

With the pump effect of Legion's Initiative and the sac ability of Martyr's Cause, not to mention Warstorm Surge, you're going to want access to more creatures. Assemble the Legion and Goblin Assault will get you creatures every turn. Purphoros, God of the Forge will benefit from this as well, and provide another Warstorm effect. Bonus: he's indestructible.

Speaking of creature generators and indestructibility, take a look at Heliod, God of the Sun and Oketra the True.

Land Tax, Solemn Simulacrum, Sword of the Animist, Path to Exile, and Wayfarer's Bauble can aid you in getting lands.

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