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I've never really looked at this card closely before, but now that I do I realize that the flavor behind it is FANTASTIC.

Traditionally, Bant sigled-caste armor had no rear protection. In the strictly regimented world of Bant exalted combat, no one would be cowardly enough to strike their opponent from behind so there was no need for it. Now that Bant knights are coming into contact with foes from the other 4 shards that don't always play nice, strapping a big-freaking shield to your back is an extremely good idea.
Posted By: dgregory (11/28/2009 3:15:03 PM)


Vigilance has to be my favorite ability, and it combos with the defense boost well. Add on a stunning effect (literally), and you have a card that I quite like.
Posted By: Zulp (1/7/2010 11:23:04 PM)


Palace Guard. You never need a Sleep again.
Posted By: Demonic_Angel13 (1/7/2010 4:41:07 PM)


No idea why the rating so low, this card is great for building defenses while you take full advantage of the Exalted ability. And as mentioned above, very effective with Stoic Angel.
Posted By: SocialExperiment (8/19/2009 7:48:58 PM)


Beautiful art on this card. Not to mention it's a rather decent artifact. Sure, it's not Mage Slayer, but still. For a Bant themed deck, this is a rather nice one. Cheap, and works well with Exalted mechanics or Stoic Angel. Not to mention it makes your creature just that much harder to kill with damage.
Posted By: ElusiveMongoose (8/16/2009 6:57:30 PM)


remindes me of link from zelda
Posted By: DlCK (1/12/2010 2:02:35 PM)


I took me a while to realize that he is wearing the shield strapped to his back. Cute.
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (4/26/2009 8:31:13 AM)


This is a great equipment, I don't see how it's rated as low as it is. Sure, it's situational, but so are a lot of great cards. This is fairly priced, and makes any creature able to be a very effective blocker even after you attacked with it. And on the off-chance it dies, it's an equipment, so you can use it again.
Posted By: SleetFox (5/11/2010 11:25:08 PM)


Its one of the cards that is meh in theory, but truly shines in practice.
My kangee EDH loves it...
Posted By: Kryptnyt (6/13/2010 7:53:54 PM)


this is in my white and blue siren's call deck/control deck
Posted By: zositmos (7/29/2010 11:36:29 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!