Assault Formation

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

9-lives on Azorius Testudo

1 week ago

TriusMalarky Ahh okay. Switched back to Azorius since the only reason I went Bant was for the other 4 Assault Formation . I'll see what I can do with Azorius.

TriusMalarky on

1 week ago

If you want to focus on the high toughness aspect more, I'd recommend moving to a Walls list.

Walls wants to use the things like Huatli, Assault Formation and such to hit hard, but it also employs a High Alert + Axebane Guardian combo. With four creatures with defender in play, you make infinite mana. This shouldn't be your main plan, of course, but it is a very fun include that means that if the game goes long, and with a walls deck, it probably will, you have a big advantage.

You also get Arcades, the Strategist , who lets you draw a TON of cards and is just the best payoff for big butts period.

Walls you'll want to consider include Dragon's Eye Sentry , Excavated Wall , Jaddi Offshoot , Secret Door , Wall of Runes , The Birth of Meletis , Saruli Caretaker , and Portcullis Vine .

You also get to run the amazing Tower Defense . If you cast tower defense with a good board and High Alert/Arcades out, you sort of just win on the spot.

1empyrean on Spellslingin' Token Makin' Sharknado

2 weeks ago

I'm not seeing much interaction with the legendary rule, and with so few creatures in the deck, Sakashima doesn't have all that many things to become a copy of.

With Prava and Kydele, you'd have consistent token generation and more mana to make them. It would also open up some options like High Alert , Huatli, the Sun's Heart , and Assault Formation .

It's up to you, though. Sakashima & Sidar Kondo can work, so if you want to keep them, maybe consider theft effects like Chamber of Manipulation (there are many others) or cards like Faerie Artisans (a bit expensive, but a powerful card for this type of deck). This would give Sakashima more versatility, at the very least.

TheMeadiator on I Am The Lorax, I Speak For The Trees

3 weeks ago

I've always wanted to make a treefolk deck! This is very cool. Ever considered Assault Formation ? For when your commander is killed or taxed out? Sometimes it's nice to have a bit of redundancy. I also like the addition of being able to swing with defenders for

DBCooper on Walls of Nothingness

1 month ago

Assault Formation may be a good consideration as an alternative to your main win con. Steel Wall is a great cheap CMC consideration, if you're interested. Great deck and a really cool idea!

nathanielhebert on COWABUNGA!!! Turtle power is a great toughness!

1 month ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi Excited to report that I've assembled the cards needed to put this deck together — got a playset of Angler Turtle in foil, and a bunch of Frog Lizard tokens on hand. Splurged and added in a few Waterlogged Grove and Hinterland Harbor to the mana base, and an additional Assault Formation to give those turtles some teeth! Cheers!

TheVectornaut on High Alert Hijinks

2 months ago

Aegis Turtle is strictly better than Merfolk Secretkeeper or Yoked Ox here. I'm also a big fan of Wall of Omens for High Alert decks. Having played with Wall of Blossoms in Assault Formation for many years, I can say that the ability for a creature to replace itself is invaluable for this kind of deck that doesn't get a lot of card advantage elsewhere. On the more experimental side, I think The Birth of Meletis could be an interesting choice where you delay the wall entry in order to gain a land.

nathanielhebert on COWABUNGA!!! Turtle power is a great toughness!

2 months ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi Cheers! I had played around with Assault Formation formation while trying to build a defender-wall deck that took advantage of their toughness. I didn't have as much scrying in my setup, but found Muddle the Mixture was an interesting way to tutor up Assault Formation while also holding onto a potential counter. (I had other 2-casts to make it worthwhile in that deck)

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