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This card is great against red decks, it basically grants one of your better creatures immunity from those pesky lightning bolts and whatever else they might throw at it.
Posted By: MightyMortox (7/25/2009 9:37:07 AM)


Must be because we got Lightning Bolt back.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (1/20/2011 12:24:47 AM)


@ JacksJokeShop--Yes, you could make Protean Hydra nigh-invincible with this--or, for that matter, anything that give him at least +0/+1. As long as he has one Toughness that isn't caused by his counters, he can't be killed by damage. In fact, you could use him as a chump blocker to double his P/T as long as you had him equipped with something that boosted his toughness (or any bonus that didn't manifest as counters, such as something that gave all Green creatures +1/+1 or something.

Anyways, regarding the actual card here, Magebane is really useful for powering up a sturdy defender and protecting it from removal, especially if they aren't vulnerable to cards like Doomblade and Terminate (maybe they've got protection from black or something). Especially effective when combined with Shield of the Righteous.
Posted By: SocialExperiment (8/19/2009 7:46:12 PM)


To me it's one of the more balanced equipments out there. +2/+4 helps get a good defender and the non combat damage thing is like a localized Mark of Asylum. All in all a great card for the mana.
Posted By: Demonic_Angel13 (12/29/2009 9:47:26 PM)


trog: The reason this card is rare is that it's that it's a complete beast in M10 limited, and would be ridiculously warping at uncommon. Disregarding money rares, there's no card I'd pick over a magebane - it turns even your 1/1 dorks into siege mastodons, then equips someone else for 2 to make an uber blocker, and stays on the table even if they kill your dudes. The fact that it's total win with guys like phantom warrior and dread warlock, and that it can randomly blank opposing tendrils is just gravy.
Posted By: gunmetal (10/23/2009 10:15:39 AM)


I get the magebane bit, as it stops the ping from wizards, burn from spells, and the such

i love the flavor so much

Posted By: Ava_Adore (11/8/2009 4:59:23 PM)


Havens: redirected combat damage is still combat damage. Pariah's Shield combined with this will protect you from spells and abilities that deal damage to you, but all those unblocked creatures are still going to deal full damage to the shield bearer.
Posted By: Bishop084 (8/25/2010 10:13:23 AM)


Dralnu, Lich Lord's favorite armor!
Posted By: teamfireyleader (5/17/2011 3:13:26 AM)


Necessary if you're running Dralnu, Lich Lord as your general in EDH.
Posted By: Lash_of_Dragonbreath (4/22/2012 12:29:26 PM)


The "Magebane" nomenclature stems from the fact that it prevents all noncombat damage.
Posted By: Vinifera7 (7/11/2009 4:36:55 PM)