Cooperation

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ice Age (ICE) Common

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Cooperation

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature has banding.

Cooperation Discussion

Zack_of_Steel on [PRIMER]Don't Touch China!!!

10 months ago

I've had a bigass list of cards in Cockatrice for a while that I'm dwindling to a deck. Yours has given me a lot of inspiration!

Can I ask why no Reliquary Tower, Thought Vessel, et cetera?

Do you find having only a few counters is worth it?

Have you thought about Banding at all? Even if just throwing in Fortified Area. Helm of Chatzuk, Baton of Morale, Cooperation are other considerations.

Few other cards I've thought about including: High Ground, Primal Rage, Bow of Nylea, Steely Resolve, Spidersilk Armor (iffy on this one, but just in case?), Noetic Scales, Sterling Grove, As Foretold, Aura Shards, Urza's Incubator, Herald's Horn, Skeleton Key.

Diplomatic Immunity over Glint?

You have a very low avg. CMC, but I find it hard not to include Chromatic Lantern in any multicolored deck. Do you do well without much mana rock ramp?

TheErebos on Tenebu's Gravedigging Tendencies | Primer

11 months ago

Hello buddy! Look at this piece of artwork! Cooperation - those guys will be happy to be added here!

Caerwyn on Mechanics that never really worked

1 year ago

I mean, we should probably talk about that big ol' elephant in the room: Banding.

Banding is one of those abilities that should work. There are plenty of absurdly powerful combos you could assemble--I've always thought a combination of Breaker of Armies, Stuffy Doll, and Cooperation would be rather fun. On defense, a creature with banding can completely block a creature with trample, which is absurdly good, particularly given the numerous ways of giving creatures indestructible.

Now, it's pretty clear that I love the concept of banding, but there are several reasons why I do not think it worked.

  1. Banding requires tremendous support to excel on offense, but is from an era of Magic where cards tended to be less complex. There really are not any creatures that both have banding and a way to abuse it.

  2. Wizards had not quite figured out how to cost creatures with abilities when banding was released. 1/1s with banding (Benalish Hero and Timber Wolves) for 1 mana is quite reasonable--this is a card you want to throw in front of a trample user to buy you time. But it will not really help you much on offense. But once you start getting larger creatures like Benalish Infantry, the cost feels wrong--you're paying far too much for an ability that heavily requires other cards.

  3. Often times, banding creatures together makes them worse in combat. There are some combos you can use, but none of those combos work well with the existing set of banding cards.

  4. It's a wordy nightmare. I'm no stranger to complex legalese, and banding still gives me a bit of a headache.

  5. While nothing else really compares to banding's blocking ability, there are far, far better pseudo banding options for offense such as Odric, Master Tactician.

  6. The current selection of banding cards are far, far too slow for Legacy and Vintage, leaving only Commander. There are only two legendary creatures with banding. Ayesha Tanaka is just terrible, with a small body for 4 mana and an extremely situational ability. Soraya the Falconer has a wonderful ability to confer banding... but only to birds--a tribe which does not really have the support necessary to break banding.

Caerwyn on Boros Banding??

1 year ago

Banding is one of the most interesting mechanics in Magic's history. Tons of versatility, and could theoretically lead to some interesting plays on the right creatures. Unfortunately, it is a wordy and poorly understood mechanic, and fell out of favour as a result. I've always been disappointed in the complete lack of useful legendary creatures with banding.

Breaker of Armies is a card I would consider. While it is costly to cast, it synergies quite well as a finisher in banding decks. Combined with a banding creature, you can punch through all your remaining creatures. Where it gets nasty is when you give it banding through Formation or Cooperation. You can redirect the totality of their damage on a chump blocker or an indestructible creature (bonus points if that creature is Stuffy Doll).

Nemesis Mask performs the same function at a more reasonable casting cost.

ForTheOldFrame on Boros Banding??

1 year ago

Banding is glorious! It's a fun, flavorful mechanic, and very strong... so strong that when you describe it for the first time, it sounds like you're cheating. (This is probably why they dropped it.)

You should definitely replace the Cooperation with your Cathars' Crusade; auras are disappointingly weak. I love the flavor of Serra's Embrace, but I never run it anymore...

My dinosaur mind also thinks of Allay and Shattering Pulse. Allay is a lot better than Demystify, and I'm sure there's room for Shattering Pulse somewhere; also think about Viashino Heretic.

On my side, I'm going to have to order my own weight in Oketra's Monument, Launch the Fleet, and Temple of Triumph. I'm still getting back into the game after a long hiatus, and I like the look of those cards...

SteelSentry on Oddest art?

2 years ago

Spoils of Evil is pretty gross. For odd art, I would look at the cards by Phil Foglio: He did classics like Humility, the original Greed, and Cooperation

Snacrifice on Talons & Gallants

2 years ago

If you like banding, you can run Defensive Formation since it's cheap, is a 1-drop, and gives everything on your side defensive banding. Sejiri Refuge is coastal plains but with a life gain attached. Cooperation gives you banding on an enchantment.

Instead of Griffin Sentinel or Armored Griffin, you could just run the 2/2 Diving Griffin that's a little better costed. Griffin Dreamfinder lets you recur enchantments, albeit sorta slowly.

Tethered Griffin would give you a much shorter mana curve, and Skyblinder Staff is pretty silly too.

I'm surprised not to see Misthollow Griffin since it'd use blue.

I love griffins, always good to see a fun deck built around them.

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