Assault Formation


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Assault Formation


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

EchoSpice on Arcades and his Shield-Brothers

3 days ago

Homelessguy Thank you so much for all that! I'll make some changes in a sec.

I want to keep in howling mine because that's how my playgroup is, very casual and we wanna draw a ton and have fun games.

The Rolling Stones and Assault Formation is also because of my groups meta, I the friend im trying to prove I can beat plays Rubinia Soulsinger, and likes to steal commanders, so those are a backup.

TheVectornaut on Spiders (G)

6 days ago

I recommend narrowing in on a strategy that spiders fit into. On one hand, you could go farther in on the Assault Formation plan with cards like Tower Defense, Kin-Tree Invocation, and Sheltering Word. There's also the option of playing more with the graveyard using Nyx Weaver, Spider Spawning, and other self-mill. Either way, I'd consider adding in ways to benefit from going tribal. Metallic Mimic, Obelisk of Urd, Door of Destinies, and Adaptive Automaton come to mind. As for spider lords, Ishkanah, Grafwidow is an obvious choice.

Homelessguy on

1 week ago

So your Commander's ability only allow creatures with Defender to attack with their toughness and out of 33 creatures you only have 16 with Defender.

Maybe I'm overlooking something but the rest of them would only deal damage with their power.

Unless if you're just banking on getting out Assault Formation.

nuggnugg on Super Potato

1 month ago

I enjoy the direction you are going with the deck. But I am not sure about Rolling Stones being in the deck. In most cases you will have Arcades out. So it will be useless if it is out. And for the cases that you do not have Arcades out, you still need something to allow it to deal damage based on it's toughness. That is why I believe Assault Formation is better in every way. The only drawback is that it uses the toughness instead of the power. Which could be bad for high power creatures in the deck. But every creature in your deck would benefit from using the toughness rather than power.

qwertyking on Arcades, the Strategist

1 month ago

I would fix the description probably haha- but I would add Freed from the Real for some infinite mana with Axebane Guardian. Assault Formation is also a great card for defender decks.

proVerkaman on Turn 4 win! Ultra budget

1 month ago

kamarupa Heroic Intervention is very good card but also pretty expensive one. I have 2 copies in mine main deck. If you look in my sideboard you can see that I have other wincon. there. After the first round you can change your combo for example to this one Vent Sentinel + Freed from the Real. I have also some other possibilities there such as Ajani's Presence or Sheltering Word to save my board and Assault Formation to deal some damage. But you give me some better options. So thank you and I hope that this deck will destroy modern!

kamarupa on Turn 4 win! Ultra budget

1 month ago

It seems a bit lopsided to have so many creatures with only a single set of Banefire, a sorcery, as a wincon. 1xColossus of Akros, 1xArcades, the Strategist and 1xAssault Formation seem worthwhile.

Other possible wincons might be things like Throne of the God-Pharaoh and Impact Tremors or even Approach of the Second Sun

Since you're going for an infinite mana combo, opponents will likely make efforts to prevent you from combo-ing off. Something like Heroic Intervention, Blossoming Defense, Vines of Vastwood, Faith's Shield, or Gods Willing seem like valuable additions.

juanchite86 on Tribal Forest Attack

1 month ago

ancientskull, thanks for your comment!!

I tried Metallic Mimic, but it does not seem to work for me. Most of the time the key aspect of Timber Protector is the indestructible ability. The Treefolks are already big, the +1/+1 is just a nice to have, but does not do much in most of the situations.

As for Assault Formation, I had not considered it, but I will give it a try. The main disadvantage I see is that I cannot tutor it with Treefolk Harbinger, but I still think it may be worth to run 1 or 2 copies of it.

Thanks for the tips!

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