Volunteer Reserves
 
Community Rating:
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Community Rating: 2.526 / 5  (38 votes)
Card Name:
Volunteer Reserves
Mana Cost:
1White
Converted Mana Cost:
2
Types:
Creature — Human Soldier
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.)
Cumulative upkeep 1 (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)
Flavor Text:
"I'm always a little leery of anyone who offers to kill other people for free."
—Gerrard of the Weatherlight
P/T:
2 / 4
Expansion:
Rarity:
Uncommon
Artist:
Rulings
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.
10/1/2008 Paying cumulative upkeep is always optional. If it’s not paid, the permanent with cumulative upkeep is sacrificed. Partial payments of the total cumulative upkeep cost can’t be made. For example, if a permanent with “cumulative upkeep 1” has three age counters on it when its cumulative upkeep ability triggers, it gets another age counter and then its controller chooses to either pay 4 or sacrifice the permanent.
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.