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Each creature you control assigns combat damage equal to its toughness rather than its power.
: Target creature with defender can attack this turn as though it didn't have defender.
: Creatures you control get +0/+1 until end of turn.
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Assault Formation Discussion
22 hours ago
Vintara Snapper is a decent two drop if you can hit GG on turn two. From the newer sets you can get Thriving Turtle (always nice to have a one drop) and Silburlind Snapper (another potential win-con if you have enough instants/sorceries to support it). I would remove Shell Skulkin because it is a bit redundant with all the shroud your deck possesses. Growth Spasm also seems to break the theme.
A good way to actually win with such an awkward creature is Assault Formation since turtles have great toughness.
Good luck! Sounds like a fun little deck.
2 days ago
Gives evasion for big butts:
Locks down high powered creatures:
Mostly one-sided wraths:
Ideally, low CMC and high toughness critters reign with Doran. Vigilance is also amazing. Try to avoid plain vanilla creatures as tempting as they may be. Exceptions being Indomitable Ancients and Kami of Old Stone.
6 days ago
I run it in my defender deck along with Axebane Guardian to ramp into Colossus of Akros (I also run Assault Formation). But for 2CMC, Overgrown Battlement offers quite a lot - a body that can't be Bolted, and a huge potential for mana ramp. I can see how it might not be something you want here, but it could open some doors to higher CMC spells you might not otherwise want to consider. It's just a thought. ;)
6 days ago
Not only is Doran, the Siege Tower 3 colors, he's also Legendary, which means running a full set can result in dead card draws. And that sucks, IMHO. Really a shame, because a second "set" of Assault Formation would be clutch here.
1 week ago
I apologize for my poor memory here, but I believe there exists a green enchant that lets your creatures attack with toughness, possibly for sideboard use.
I've played with this deck before, and it gets absolutely WRECKED by counter/attack spell decks, and I believe that card would help.
OH right, Assault Formation!
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
If you want to maximise the Doran synergy, it would be cleaner to do a dedicated Doran deck with other good cards in Abzan colors. You might find that it is more consistent, and will take more people by surprise.
Suggested creatures: Run 4 Treefolk Harbinger and 4 Doran, the Siege Tower for consistency. Run 4 Spellskite to protect Doran and be a pain in the ass for Infect and Bogles. Run 4 Tarmogoyf if you have them since they are just that good. Run 4 Birds of Paradise that can fix colour and attack when you don't need it for mana later on.
Suggested spells: Run 4 Lingering Souls. This card is key. Like you said, 3-4 copies of Tower Defense is great with Doran and it is even better with 1/1 Spirits that opponents usually don't care to block. It is also the main reason why people play Abzan in the first place. Play 1-2 Assault Formation if you expect a meta with a lot of removal for Doran. Mix and match your removals and discard - Path to Exile, Fatal Push, Abrupt Decay, Maelstrom Pulse, Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, etc. - and maybe some card draw to round up the deck.
As for lands, I suggest a stronger manland with an easier activation cost - Forbidding Watchtower. You can also max out the number of Murmuring Bosk since now you are running a ton of Treefolk. It is also searchable with a Treefolk Harbinger.
There are lists that splash red for Mardu Ascendancy for an even faster finish. It reduces the consistency though. I would just stick with Abzan.
1 month ago
Hah! Assault Formation could be interesting! I hadn't considered turning my defenders into damage threats as well!Axebane Guardian kinda feels like a less efficient Overgrown Battlement, though.Boon Reflection also bears some looking at. I played around with Rhox Faithmender but it was wonky for my mana curve, but the enchantment might work out better.