Icatian Phalanx
 
Community Rating:
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0
Community Rating: 2.135 / 5  (26 votes)
Card Name:
Icatian Phalanx
Mana Cost:
4White
Converted Mana Cost:
5
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.)
Flavor Text:
Even after the wall was breached in half a dozen places, the phalanxes fought on, standing solidly against the onrushing raiders. Disciplined and dedicated, they held their ranks to the end, even in the face of tremendous losses.
P/T:
2 / 4
Expansion:
Rarity:
Common
All Sets:
Fifth Edition (Uncommon)
Fallen Empires (Uncommon)
Masters Edition II (Common)
Card Number:
16
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.
10/1/2009 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.

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