Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Casual Rating: 4.2
Andy Van Zandt:
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
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
A good pick if your going a good white.