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Before you say they should have changed the art look at the name of the artist... then look at what other pieces he's done... then LASTLY cry yourself to sleep for what you just said... that is all
Posted By: combobuilder (8/14/2010 9:51:27 PM)


You hit the nail on the head with an alternative to banding... which is secondary in green, and of which "bands with other" is a variant.

Still, the companion creatures -- X/Y creatures with "{T}: target quality creature gets +X/+Y" -- mostly appear in white creatures as soldiers and spirit:
Infantry Veteran
Alaborn Veteran
Kjeldoran Guard*
Kjeldoran Elite Guard*
Serra Advocate
Stern Marshal
Vigilant Sentry (once threshold is achieved)
Angelic Page
Ghost Warden
Kabuto Moth
Anaba Ancestor (Minotaurs only, please)
Wyluli Wolf
Crenellated Wall
*dies with its charge

Of those 13, ten are white, one is green. Oddly, Ghost Warden is actually ranked a little higher than its identical green predecessor Wyluli W... (see all)
Posted By: longwinded (4/15/2012 10:21:43 PM)


This card rocks face in pauper cube drafts. Unlike exalted 1-drops like Akrasan Squire, the Veteran actually gets better when you attack with multiple creatures because you can decide which attacker gets the bonus after your opponent declares blockers. This can make it very difficult for your opponent to assign blockers correctly, since he has to consider the possibility that you'll pump up a blocked attacker to trade with or trump the blocker. Or if you're playing R/W you can just pump an unblocked attacker to put his life total within burn range of 0. There's actually a fair amount of strategic depth involved when you're playing with or against this card.
Posted By: PauperCubist (8/5/2012 3:22:05 PM)


Awesome oldschool art.
Posted By: onepartmissing (8/2/2010 7:47:37 AM)


Exactly. This isn't one of his best pieces, but everything he's done is gold. My favorites are Ihsan's Shade, Eron the Relentless, and Order of the Ebon Hand.
Posted By: achilleselbow (8/16/2010 1:28:41 AM)


I like the card, it just stinks the art it so bad. And @combobuilder, just because other art he's done is good it doesn't mean that this is. @Cheza, bands with other was technically in every color, there was a cycle of lands that gave the ability, there was just only one creature printed with it, Old Fogey, and Master of the Hunt which made "bands with other" tokens (at least originally).
Posted By: JanusAurelius (10/28/2010 8:16:17 AM)


They should have at least updated the art.
Posted By: Giant_Caterpillar (7/8/2010 7:01:33 PM)


gay art for a great card qquick summon and can pump up othes nicee
Posted By: zositmos (7/15/2010 7:39:31 PM)


Not really white.
Of course, this is similar to banding, but an inner feeling says that this is more like the old green "bands with..." ability. And since it is limited to attacks, it's an early threat.

Works quite well with early vigilance or untap.... something that I miss in M11.
Posted By: Cheza (8/8/2010 6:37:48 AM)


Yeah, new art would have been nice. This old piece looks kinda dated.
Posted By: SpencerDub (7/17/2010 11:40:39 PM)


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