Mishra's War Machine
 
Community Rating:
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0
Community Rating: 2.077 / 5  (26 votes)
Card Name:
Mishra's War Machine
Mana Cost:
7
Converted Mana Cost:
7
Types:
Artifact Creature — Juggernaut
Card Text:
Banding (Any creatures with banding, and up to one without, can attack in a band. Bands are blocked as a group. If any creatures with banding you control are blocking or being blocked by a creature, you divide that creature's combat damage, not its controller, among any of the creatures it's being blocked by or is blocking.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, Mishra's War Machine deals 3 damage to you unless you discard a card. If Mishra's War Machine deals damage to you this way, tap it.
P/T:
5 / 5
Expansion:
Rarity:
Rare
All Sets:
Revised Edition (Rare)
Fourth Edition (Rare)
Antiquities (Rare)
Artist:
Rulings
10/4/2004 You may choose to take damage or to discard. You can’t avoid taking damage if you have no cards to discard.
10/1/2008 If a creature with banding attacks, it can team up with any number of other attacking creatures with banding (and up to one nonbanding creature) and attack as a unit called a “band.” The band can be blocked by any creature that could block a single creature in the band. Blocking any creature in a band blocks the entire band. If a creature with banding is blocked, the attacking player chooses how the blockers’ damage is assigned.
10/1/2008 A maximum of one nonbanding creature can join an attacking band no matter how many creatures with banding are in it.
10/1/2008 Creatures in the same band must all attack the same player or planeswalker.
10/1/2009 If a creature in combat has banding, its controller assigns damage for creatures blocking or blocked by it. That player can ignore the damage assignment order when making this assignment.