Assault Formation


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Assault Formation Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on Arcades, the Strategist

6 days ago

I would remove some of the creatures and up the land count to 36 or 37 since I don't think 29 lands is a very good idea.

Panharmonicon would be a good card to add since you will draw 2 with arcades when a defender enters.

High Alert and Assault Formation are good additions to make sure you can still attack even if arcades dies.

Sight of the Scalelords will give your walls a nice bonus to attack and vigilance and Brave the Sands will turn them into even better blockers.

Slaughter the Strong would be another good board wipe to add into the deck.

Angelic Chorus is another good addition so you can gain a nice amount of life whenever one of your walls enters.

LastEdegy on Willowmaker

6 days ago

@hox167 - yeah, because aside from Assault Formation , i don't have a way to make them deal combat damage.. thanks for the suggestion though..

@BIBIGIV - That's interesting.. I'll see if i can fit it in the deck.. thanks!

NV_1980 on Arcades, Win by Chaos

2 weeks ago


We would like to recommend:

Some additional walls we would consider:


Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

TheMadRocketeer on Overwh-elm-ing Evergreens

3 weeks ago

+1 from me before I even read the cards. I like a good deck, but I love a good pun! :-) And it you go with Assault Formation , consider Ornithopter as well. Bwa Ha Haaa.

LastEdegy on Willowmaker

3 weeks ago

@sigiledwatch - aside from a possible Zetalpa, Primal Dawn haste attack with Crashing Drawbridge , then Tainted Strike , it's pretty situational.. It might be better on token strategies.. Plus, it can't attack unless Assault Formation is in the battlefield, and i pay 1 green mana for it to attack.. but thanks for the suggestion!

RNR_Gaming on Gather informations is the most important thing!

2 months ago

Being able to attack with your walls if need be should be a priority. You wont always be able to keep your commander out so cards like Assault Formation , High Alert and Rolling Stones definitely deserve a spot in the 99.

wolfhead on Once upon a Time - ...

2 months ago

The first places I'm going to test this:
1. Delver: we all know it's going to take another Treasure Cruise to make modern delver real
2. Soulherder + Stonehorn Dignitary
3. Some ridiculous zoo deck with goyfs and probably Mishra's Bauble and way too few lands
3.5: some kiln fiend deck or prowess of some kind that also plays way too few lands
4. Assault Formation decks: dont judge me. I've got a long history with doran
5. Eldrazi
6. Freed from the Real combo
7. Kiki decks?
8. 8-whack. Seems sweet
9. Infect
10. Through the Breach /raze-boar decks
11. GW Value-town?! I'd love to see it come back

And since it looks like I'm stretching I want to end this with where i think we wont see it:
1. Tron: it misses planeswalkers and artifacts. Instant deal-breaker
2. Elves. They got searching on lock, though the Land Grant mode could come in handy
3. Neoform: it doesnt fit their playstyle, they go off much more like a legacy Belcher deck and a top 5 cards cantrip wont save many of their openers
4. Stoneblade: while turn 1 find a hierarch and play it be an awesome opening line,
The midrange uses of this card are pretty low powerlevel.
5. Crazy 5-color shenanigans: I dont think this will be enough to break some crazy ridiculous manabase deck or fragile combo deck.
cough (jeskai ascendancy) cough
6. Puresteel: drawing one of these during the beginning of the combo when you're still able to fizzle seems backbreaking, so maybe as a <2 of?

So naturally, the card is probably going to completely revolutionize one of those decks

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Assault Formation occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

GWU (Bant): 0.64%