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And don't forget that First Strike and Double Strike create an extra combat step and therefore an extra round of priority to exploit. Combo this with Knighthood and run your creatures off after they've dealt their damage!

(Edit), @ Teufelhunden0311:

Qtd. in magic comprehensive rules,

702.7b If at least one attacking or blocking creature has first strike or double strike (see rule 702.4) as the combat damage step begins, the only creatures that assign combat damage in that step are those with first strike or double strike. After that step, instead of proceeding to the end of combat step, the phase gets a second combat damage step. The only creatures that assign combat damage in that step are the remaining attackers and blockers that had neither first strike nor double strike as the first combat damage step began, as well as the remaining attackers and blockers that currently have double strike. After that step, the phase proceeds to the end of combat step.

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Posted By: Ideatog (8/24/2010 5:19:28 PM)


"10/4/2004 Does not undo any effects which triggered on declaration of attackers or blockers."

I like this rule. Suddenly my Nemesis of Reason/ Preeminent Captain/ any other creature with similar triggers can use their ability every turn no matter what my opponent has on the field.
Posted By: allmighty_abacus (9/23/2010 12:58:07 PM)


An early version of Dolmen Gate. Very good Card!
Posted By: dberry02 (8/4/2010 4:22:31 PM)


Wow! A very useful yet underestimated combat trick, for only White and free unlimited activations? Count me in!
Posted By: DespisedIcon (8/13/2010 11:07:57 PM)


Cephalid Breakfast enabler.
Posted By: SyntheticDreamer (1/19/2013 1:08:02 PM)


Yep; saw this and instantly said "Making a First Strike deck!" (knights.)

I love making Tribal decks that don't use lords. I feel so crafty..
Posted By: blurrymadness (3/18/2013 10:12:20 AM)


Cool trick with Battalion ...
Posted By: MojoVince (4/29/2013 4:59:10 AM)


Due to the exact way this is worded, it basically functions as a Serra's Blessing stapled to a Dolmen Gate. For just {W}. And it only costs a quarter! 5/5
Posted By: armogohma (4/30/2013 12:41:30 AM)


This had some unnoticed years in the sun until damage left the stack recently.
Posted By: holgir (8/6/2009 1:50:14 AM)


Hello there Mirrodin Besieged. 'Battle cry' you say? Well then I guess I'll just Alpha strike and Gustcloak whoever I want out of combat. :D
Posted By: dark_hero (1/18/2011 12:09:02 AM)


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