It's a very simple card, so there really isn't
much to say. In a heavy-white deck, it's simply
better than Glorious Anthem, the card it's
replacing. Which means that White aggro decks
are getting better simply because of this card.
And that says a lot, when a card singlehandedly
makes an already-established archetype stronger.
If anyone thought Kithkin and other white
Standard decks weren't strong enough, you can
start collecting four of these from Saturday.
Honor of the Pure makes Crusade look like "Walk
in the Park" (which might be fun, but much less
dangerous to enemy armies). If you like white,
you'll be playing with this at some point. If
you don't, you'll be playing against it at many
This is Jet fuel for BW tokens or any
White(Kithkin) decks. Just when you think things
are going to get better. It should see alot of
high level play for the next year or more.
This is a one-sided effect which can really put
you in the spot light in a big multiplayer.
Being a new card I am sure alot of casual
players will be looking for their Angels decks
or Soldiers decks or what ever is white deck.
I would have to say this looks like a top pick,
but if you have no creatures out on the
battlefield than it just sits there. Going mono
white looks to be a strong color in M10 limited.
Overall it looks like one of the hype up cards
that will be good.
Magic The Gathering COTD: Honor of The Pure
Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is
Magic 2010 answer to Glorious Anthem. Harkening
back the original white pump card Crusade, Honor
of The Pure only grants +1/+1 to white creatures
you control for one less mana. The ability to
only pump white creatures you control is highly
flavorful but it also weakens current B/W token
builds, it still allows pumping for the tokens
generated by Spiritual Procession and Cloudgoat
Ranger but doesn’t pump Bitterblossom. I can see
this card replacing Glorious Anthem in most
decks that rely on tokens and use the color
white, as well as any white weenie decks. In
Standard it will fill the void left by Anthem
and continue the elevated power of white as a
color. In extended it may see moderate to little
play, In eternal formats not a chance. In casual
and multiplayer pumping all white weenie
creatures you control can swing leverage in your
direction casual players will love a cheap
creature boosting enchantment. In limited if
your heavy in white this card can make sure you
come out on top in creature focused battles. An
all around solid card that will find its niche
in a multitude of decks and formats.