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Creature — Human Soldier
(1): Icatian Infantry gains banding until end of turn.
(1): Icatian Infantry gains first strike until end of turn.
Icatian Infantry Discussion
1 year ago
I am not sure I see how the banding helped in your story. Had you attacked with both creatures unbanded, victory was still assured (your Leviathan would be double blocked, dealing 5 damage to creatures, 5 damage to opposing team), and your Icatian Infantry would go unblocked, dealing 1 damage, for the total fatal 6.
1 year ago
This conversation is just warming up.
I must be the most out there brewer in the world, based on a lot of the comments here.
Before I get to those, I totally agree about Outlast.
We couldn't even make it work in my friend's deck that had Abzan Falconer in it.
As people pointed out, the mechanic was just too slow.
Thing was crazy. It gives you an early flier, good for Aggro, or a LATE flier, good for Control, that leaves a Creature behind if the Enchanted Creature dies.
I had it in so many decks.
StuBi has only built three decks in his life.
The first one was Fleet of Foot, which went heavy on the Dash theme.
To this day his favourite card is Sprinting Warbrute.
As with a lot of these mechanics, they sometimes work best when you only have a few cards with them, in your deck.
The most successful deck I ever built for StuBi, if not THE most successful deck I ever built, focused on Melding Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light, and then equipping them with Stitcher's Graft.
Unfortunately StuBi doesn't write match reports, but the thing won so many FNMs that it wasn't funny.
12/13 with Flying, first strike, vigilance, and lifelink coming atcha.
Bolster is amazing in the DTK Cube I built.
Mostly because of Enduring Scalelord.
I agree that it wasn't the best in Constructed.
Here, said my friend, build me a Mini Cube out of all these old cards I have.
(Argy looks at cards, sees that just about every Creature card has Banding on it)
Do not put Leviathan in that Cube, another friend said, no one will EVER pick that card.
The first time we play the Cube NO ONE is picking or , so I start to. We are playing 2HG. I happen to be partnering with my friend that said not to put Leviathan in.
Don't you pick that card, he warns me.
On the first go around of the last pack, I pick Leviathan.
Great, he says, we have lost.
It got to a stage in the game where our Opponents were down to six life, with a 2/2 and a 2/3 on the field.
None of these anecdotes prove that any of the mechanics are great, just that they CAN work if you a build a creative deck that utilises them well.
Plus ... I just like telling Magic stories.
1 year ago
2 years ago
You probably want to hit edit and change deck type to commander so it doesn't say your deck is illegal. While I am at it, I will pelt you with some of my personal favorite U/W cards I know of. Like Daxos of Meletis. Since your using blue and white together, you have to make use of the blue and white cards as they are generally better than mono-colored cards.
I love Sphere of Safety but your deck needs to be well near 80% enchantments for it to be worth it. Dissipation Field is more up your ally. People wont attack you when they know there creatures get sent right back.
Other than that, your well on your way! With the number of flying creatures you have, its worth noting that Stormtide Leviathan can mean you win the game. So if you add anything, this and Wall of Denial are your two best bets.
If you have any questions, white and blue are my favorite colors so hit me up!
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