Gird for Battle


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Uncommon

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Gird for Battle


Put a +1/+1 counter on each of up to two target creatures.

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Gird for Battle Discussion

5dollarMTG on $5 Tandem Heroes

2 months ago

Thanks again Angel_Zero. I've added in four copies of Gird for Battle , which has tested our really nicely.

Angel_Zero on $5 Tandem Heroes

2 months ago

maybe swap out the defiant strike, idk what else could be cut for Gird for Battle .

Angel_Zero on $5 Tandem Heroes

2 months ago

hey found another card worth trying out, Gird for Battle , seems perfect in this deck and i'm sure its probably cheap

Murphy77 on Mowu Money, Mowu Problems

2 months ago

With Ajani's Pridemate front and centre, you might want another life-gain trigger. Evolution Sage is almost a must for any counter deck as you just keep adding counters. In place of Huatli's Raptor (if you have Evolution Sage ), you might consider something like Pelt Collector , which can be generating +1/+1 counters from turn 2. Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants would also work in this deck.

The dilemma with this type of deck will always be the choice between 1-drops and early counters - growing an attack force or being more aggro from the start and battling to find room for full sets of Stony Strength , Pledge of Unity , Evolution Sage and other cards that accelerate the rate at which you collect +1/+1 counters. I found it easier to build a deck if I focused more either on life-gain or on counter-gain.

Life-gain decks would then bring in cards like Fountain of Renewal , Twinblade Paladin and Take Heart . With more focus on counters, you want full sets of Gird for Battle , Battlefield Promotion and you will rely more on Evolution Sage for proliferation.

I honestly don't know what strategy is stronger, but have had fun playing Ajani M.

chri1852 on Nissa's Proliferation

3 months ago

I tried Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter in a few games, and he ended up sitting in my hand most the time. Pollenbright Druid is one cheaper, and after it does its thing it is mildly useful as a chump blocker. Gird for Battle is great though, I dropped two of the Courage in Crisis to add it, its nice having a cheaper +1/+1 option.

MattyPatty on Nissa's Proliferation

3 months ago

Have you considered Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter ? He might help early game by getting on +1/+1 counters on your creatures, and giving you a mana source if you find yourself low on lands. Maybe swap out Pollenbright Druid for him. I also might want to add Gird for Battle as it is super early way to get counters on creatures.

Inuyashaninja on Feather's Cantrip Time

3 months ago

Mythmastermagic, proliferate doesn't target, choose and target are considered different terms and not interchangeable. Because of that, proliferate doesn't work with Feather. Gird for Battle was in earlier built and I might make room for it at some point since it can be rather useful. I feel Shoulder to Shoulder is too high cmc, I'm trying to keep instants and sorceries below 3 cmc if possible unless the effect is just too good to pass up.

Mythmastermagic on Feather's Cantrip Time

3 months ago

You are missing a removal card that is ridiculous with Feather. Wanderer's Strike is a perfect opportunity to destroy the opponents board state. Proliferate can target creatures with counters, making it return to your hand. Add in a few cantrips like Gird for Battle and Shoulder to Shoulder and you are good.

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