Marshal's Anthem

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

Marshal's Anthem


Multikicker (You may pay an additional any number of times as you cast this spell.)

Creatures you control get +1/+1.

When Marshal's Anthem enters the battlefield, return up to X target creature cards from your graveyard to the battlefield, where X is the number of times Marshal's Anthem was kicked.

DemonDragonJ on Mind Over Matter

2 months ago

I have replaced Marshal's Anthem with Smothering Tithe, since this is a control deck, not a combat-oriented deck, a change that did not change the deck's average converted mana cost, but did decrease the overall number of colored mana symbols in the casting costs of its spells.

DemonDragonJ on Which Card Should Replace Marshal’s …

2 months ago

griffstick, Command the Dreadhorde is an awesome card, but it does not remotely fit the theme of the deck that I am discussing, so I deliberately am considering cards that are different from Marshal's Anthem.

Necrosis24, I was already favoring Smothering Tithe, so I am very glad that you helped me to make that decision.

griffstick on Which Card Should Replace Marshal’s …

2 months ago

None of those cards do a similar thing to Marshal's Anthem I suggest. Command the Dreadhorde

DemonDragonJ on Which Card Should Replace Marshal’s …

2 months ago

I have a copy of Marshal's Anthem in my black/white/blue EDH deck, but that deck is a control deck, whereas the anthem is better for a combat-oriented deck, so I shall be replacing it with a card that better suits the theme of the deck, and I wish to ask for the advice of the other users here regarding which card I should put in the deck in place of the anthem.

That deck previously contained a copy of Smothering Tithe, so that card is currently my top choice for replacing the anthem, but I am also considering Blind Obedience and Luminarch Ascension, since those are also good cards for a control deck, and would also lower my deck’s mana curve. However, Luminarch Ascension has the tendency to draw the attention of all other players to its controller, so I am not certain about that, and, on further thought, Blind Obedience like would do the same, as well, so Smothering Tithe is still my best choice.

What does everyone else say about this subject? Which card should replace Marshal's Anthem?

Vessiliana on Giada Hopes for Help

4 months ago

Thanks for the comments and questions, Guerric!

Well, so far, I've only had Marshal's Anthem come up once in a game, but when it did, it was sweet. Of course, that was mid-game, and I had plenty of mana, so I was able to get back several angels. I do know, however, from long experience with the card, that it can be hit-and-miss. The thing I like about it is the potential for mass recursion in mono-. I do have my eye on it, though. I run Karmic Guide and Reya Dawnbringer and Emeria, The Sky Ruin already, but my Avacyn deck is hogging my Bruna, the Fading Light  Meld.

If it is a question of either-or, I would recommend Together Forever over Marshal's Anthem.

This deck is still pretty new, so I've not actually drawn Speaker of the Heavens yet. It has been good in my Avacyn deck for a while, though, and I can only think it will be better in Giada.

Victory's Herald is a blast for the lifelink, and Sanctuary Warden is a gem!

Guerric on Giada Hopes for Help

4 months ago

Hi Vessiliana! How's Marshal's Anthem been for you? I had thought about playing it as a recursion piece, but I stuck to my mainstay of using the pieces that are attached to creatures (Karmic Guide, etc), but the upside could be good in a rebuild situation. Also, how do you find Speaker of the Heavens? This deck definitely wants one drops and at least in my build it'd be easy to activate (tons of lifegain), and if they remove it would probably be at a mana disadvantage. Nonetheless I wonder because its not an angel and therefore one less angel in my deck. Any thoughts? Thanks so much! Also, I forgot about Victory's Herald, so thanks for reminding me! I also missed the full import of Sanctuary Warden, so I'll think about that one as well.

rambunctiousOrator on it's a deck alright

5 months ago

Hey, sweet deck. Let's take a look at win conditions and lands. I've identified a problem with your deck: You aggressively want to control the board with your 1-3 drops. While other players are playing 6 mana bombs every turn your are trying to eke out board advantage with 3 or 4 creatures a turn.

  • You don't need board wipes in this deck, they actively go against your game-plan, and in no way help you win.
  • Less removal in general. I counted 18 pieces of removal in your instants and sorceries. Keep Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, and Damn and get rid of the rest. You ARE the threat, if your deck is running slowly to the point that you feel like you need removal, you need better creatures.

As for lands, use this mana base.


How would I change your win condition...well you are trying to do knight tribal...

Consider these cards:

Remove these cards:

-15 pieces of removal from instants and sorceries, keep Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, and Damn

Good luck, and happy hunting. Let me know if you want to continue the conversation or have questions

CamraMaan on I need some clarity... strive, …

5 months ago

I missed that Marshal's Anthem was an ETB trigger... I already know those won't trigger Hinata. But I didn't know that additional costs were covered in the spells total cost... I was still under the impression it was only what is printed in the corner, adjusted by the paid value of an X cost. That's good to know. I appreciate the responses and help! :)

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