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She is a hero because she shirks damage off to her unwitting, so-called "allies."

Truly noble.
Posted By: Kirbster (11/28/2010 2:40:28 PM)


Um you all realize this can block trample with no run through don't you?
Posted By: umumwhatshisname (7/8/2011 12:46:29 PM)


Banding was good on attack, as Lyoncet described, but even better on blocking. One example that actually happened to me: Opponent had an Order of Leitbur, and enough white mana to give it first strike and kill any of my creatures. So I blocked with a Hero and another creature: All the damage went to the Hero, which died, but the other creature was still fine to kill the Lite Beer.

Or, the more common situation: Use a whole bunch of blockers (only one needs to have banding for it to work) against a big creature, and either distribute the damage so that none of your creatures die, or if that's not possible, then dump it all on whichever creature you have that's least valuable at the moment.

Banding was great, and I'd love to see it return.

Oh, and it has to be said: She's got a sister named Bananalish Hero, who wears a Carmen Miranda hat, costs one yellow mana, and is 1/1 bunches.
Posted By: sonorhC (9/2/2011 9:51:03 PM)


So much better than Kjeldoran Warrior, even though it is a functional reprint, for being gender questionable...oh yeah, it's the original, too...
Posted By: Superllama12 (2/10/2011 4:20:33 PM)


"If u band 5 creatures, u get chump blocked. Sweet."

Banding was never that awful. To make up a very simple example, if you've got a 3/3 and a Benalish Hero and your opponent has a 3/4, suddenly that banding looks pretty good since you'll either swing in for 4 or exchange a 1/1 for a 3/4.

Things like that won't come up that often, but things like cheap 0/3 banding creatures could be very useful. Of course, if you band 5 creatures against your opponent's chump blocker, you'll get blocked, but complaining about that is like complaining that if you attack with Loyal Sentry you'll get chump blocked; you're clearly not using the card very well.
Posted By: Lyoncet (2/28/2011 6:44:46 PM)


I think I'll actually have a banding deck... This mechanic is getting nastier and nastier every time I look at it. A great trick is to have her attack with something you want to keep safe, and then have her take all the damage... It works rather nicely. And I think I'll combin it with taunting elf... Just to make things even more fun.
Posted By: Zoah (9/2/2011 11:52:46 PM)


You know what irks me a little. They still treat Banding the same as combat damage before the m10 changes.
Posted By: StagemasterK (9/21/2011 12:56:48 AM)


A must in any banding deck.
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (2/14/2010 7:02:08 PM)


The cleavage undeniably proves that that is indeed a female.
Posted By: Locohead (9/10/2009 3:43:45 AM)


"Banding has a complex rules system that changes with the lunar year..."
Posted By: Gelzo (7/10/2011 12:14:37 AM)


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