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In my very first booster pack of revised, I pulled a Benalish Hero, a Serra Angel, and a Wrath of God.
Posted By: Kataklyzmik (2/16/2010 9:29:23 PM)


Excellent with Deftblade Elite.
Posted By: mrredhatter (10/1/2009 10:43:38 AM)


*** Awesome
Posted By: WotC_Eric (7/29/2009 1:11:56 PM)


@: Kataklyzmik
i guess you started playing white after that?
Posted By: greenred4ever (9/20/2010 6:36:52 AM)


Banding sux

I guess theres a few combos that u can abuse with it, but...

If u band 5 creatures, u get chump blocked. Sweet.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (1/5/2011 3:07:36 AM)


So if this card is banded with a 2/2 creature and I block with a 1/1 - I don't get to choose to kill off the 1/1 Benalish Hero card, the attack can say you deal 1 damage to my 2/2 creature and your guy dies??? Is that right!? Why does the attacking player get to control your damage assignment?? Is that just a bonus feature of banding? Seems a little powerful to me.

Also (another question) you can't instantly band two creatures to defend an attack right? You must choose to band in your main phases (not in combat) right?
Posted By: Joesayers1 (9/24/2010 5:23:19 AM)


hardly seems heroic to me...
Posted By: allmighty_abacus (10/30/2010 1:50:03 PM)


It amazes me how long Douglas Shuler was able to get away with artwork like this.

This is Sigourney Weaver.

Check out some of his other artwork and see how many famous celebrities you can spot.
Posted By: JasonPaul601 (12/23/2012 9:25:11 AM)


Part of the reason Banding was so powerful, I have to admit, was because it was so complicated that my opponents often wouldn't realize what I could do with it and would make mistakes as a result.

But even against an opponent who understands it, banding is pretty powerful. Banding this with a 5/5 beatstick means an extra damage at least; if it's blocked by a 6/6, they're out their 6/6 blocker and you're out... your 1/1 one-mana drop. Blocking, it's even stronger.
Posted By: Aquillion (4/6/2013 7:14:35 PM)


For everyone wondering why older players mock banding so much despite it being somewhat understandable, it's because when we originally got these cards...THERE WAS NO INTERNET. The best we could have was a crappy Revised (or 4th Edition) mini-manual that came with a starter deck, and everyone lost those right after they got them.

So you had no source to double-check what banding was supposed to do, no frequently asked questions webpage to clarify it...and no reminder text on the card either. You just had to scratch your head and remember what you read in the manual, or trust one of your friends who claimed he knew (and told you something vague and crazy).

So the end result was that the word 'Banding" was an inscrutable word that translated to "don't put this in your deck." That's probably what most of us associate with the term.
Posted By: EGarrett01 (12/8/2013 12:49:20 AM)


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