Icatian Skirmishers


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

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Set Rarity
Fallen Empires (FEM) Rare

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Icatian Skirmishers

Creature — Human Soldier

Banding, first strike

Whenever Icatian Skirmishers attacks, all creatures banded with it gain first strike until end of turn.

Icatian Skirmishers Discussion

LordNazahn on Bands on Deck

2 years ago

Well the reason they gain first strike in my example is due to the text on Icatian Skirmishers as they give it to all creatures banding with him. And I see so use your commander as a giant sponge for damage so everyone else can trample through with an effect like Urza's Engine

LordNazahn on Bands on Deck

2 years ago

Ok, so I'm gonna assume you know how banding works because it seems confusingly fun and I have questions:

1) So War Elephant, Urza's Engine, Mishra's War Machine, and Icatian Skirmishers attack and band. Your opponent blocks with a 4/4. Basically I can have all Icatian do 1 damage, Elephant do 1 damage and Warmachine does 2 damage, all first strike because of Icatian's ability and banding. Then the Engine and Warmachine will get to trample over doing 3 damage to opponent AND the opposing creature does no damage to your creatures due to first strike?

Also if they didn't have first strike i can just direct all 4 damage to Warmachine, it takes the blow and lives and the band moves on?

2) How are you figuring the combo of hitting your commander with damage and then redirecting it?

FrontButt88 on Land Aid (Banding EDH)

2 years ago

I like the idea of Nature's Blessing since it could give banding to creatures, among other things, but discarding a card each time may not be for the best. With that said, I'll definitely test it out. As for first strike and vigilance, I already have Brave the Sands in the deck and cards like Icatian Skirmishers, Champion of Lambholt, and Brutal Hordechief can make up for first strike.

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