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Glorious Anthem 
8th Edition Rare

Reviewed August 27, 2003

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Glorious Anthem is a possible addition to some White Weenie builds that should be showing up with the new formats coming up. It's a decent addition to Casual constructed too, giving your creatures "one up" on your opponent's.

In limited, this card is really nice if you're running white, and can often be the edge you need to put you over the top.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3.75
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Judge Bill

Judge Bill:
This beat Crusade in the 8th Edition fan voting. So we're stuck with a one sided effect that costs one too many for the decks that really want to use it. It helps sometimes, but more often than not, there are better choices.
In limited, this is great, as it helps you avoid all sorts of things that punish one toughness, such as Nausea or Tremor. Play it if you're white.
Constructed: 2.75
Limited: 4.5


Glorious Anthem

This is a very popular, and collected card. There are really three white
mass creature pumping enchantments. Glorious Anthem, Shared Triumph, and
Crusade. The anthem is the simplest, your creatures get +1/+1. Although it
is one mana more expensive, that one can be the difference between victory
and defeat though. Shared Triumph is 1W, with a drawback of working only on
a creature type of your choice. This is'nt usually the prefered choice
though, since most white decks dont use just one creature type. Then there
is Crusade. This card works for all white creatures, and the chance there an
opponent will use white is enough to warrant not to use this card if it can
be helped.

I'll use Shared Triumph in my rebel or cleric deck, but usually Glorius
Anthem is used. One more choice that comes to mind is Mirrari's Wake, in a
green/white deck. While the wake is expensive, it gives great advantage that
is'nt easily overlooked.

One other thing to note. Like always, Kev Walker did an amazing job on the
art of this card.

Glorius Anthem
Casual Rating: 4.2

 Van Zandt

Andy Van Zandt:

Glorious Anthem
I'm rarely a fan of the mass creature affecting enchantments, although I
understand their value. If i'm not getting a greater amount of power out
the spell than the casting cost of the enchantment, it's normally not worth
it in my book (unless there's some added bonus, like elephant guide)...
that means 4 or more creatures for this one, which probably means you're
overextending with your beatdown deck. In limited though, 4 creatures is a
common occurence. Doesn't win you the game outright, but is playable.
constructed - 3
limited - 3.2

Danny Tatro

Glorious Anthem

       This has seen play in many white weenie decks, but white weenie was never really "a deck" The last time white weenie saw serious play was when revised was around. Any other form of it hasn't lasted more than a week at best. This card is good, but only if you can build it into a deck.

       In limited, this card is really good. One turn you have a bunch of 3/3s and 2/2s- whjich in white probably fly. Suddenly out of the sky all his math is messed up. Any piddly creature becomes one worth its time, and the big guys become even bigger.
A good pick if your going a good white.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 3.5

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