I enjoy cards like this because they are pretty
straight forward. You make your guys bigger and
stronger to bash more face. You also keep them
from getting snuffed be some small damage
dealing board sweepers like Pyroclasm. Solid
A classic card. Especially helpful in White
Weenie decks, it gives your creatures that
little bit of extra oomph to push through
damage. Also useful in limited formats, and it
can be fun in casual decks too.
Back when 8th edition was still on the drawing
boards, the players got to vote on whether they
wanted Crusade or Glorious Anthem. When I saw
that vote, I figured that it was going to herald
a return of white weenie. Then the players voted
for Glorious Anthem for some reason. White
Weenie had to wait years to return. I've never
really liked Glorious Anthem. But then, I've
never really liked White Weenie. Or White.
Still, I've used it in draft many times. White
seems pretty strong in 9th edition drafting, so
why not. Still, it's just kind of a dull card.
This is the card that inspired the White Weenie
archetype as it has appeared for several years.
Obviously any white deck with plenty of smallish
creatures can get incredible mileage out of it.
In Limited, I'm on the fence. You're less likely
to have the army of Knights that the Anthem
lends itself best to, but in Limited games,
especially Core Set limited games, victory is
often decided by seemingly insignificant
advantages. The Anthem could easily represent
the last few points of damage you need.
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