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This land doesn't give banding, it gives 'bands with other legends,' which is not the same, and REALLY stinks.

Reminder: 'Bands with other legends' creatures can only band with other creatures with 'bands with other legends.' That means that this card would only be useful if your deck was full of white legends. They do NOT actually gain banding, which would allow them to band with any other creature.
Posted By: nammertime (12/29/2009 10:18:02 AM)


5 votes and everyone agrees on .5? its unanimous. banding sucks.
Posted By: ultratog1028 (4/20/2009 8:30:39 PM)


@Kimbote, you are reading it right. WotC changed how 'Bands With Other' works with M10's rules changes. How nammertime stated BWO works is how it worked under the old rules. So now 'Bands With Other' is less sucky, but is still very sucky.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (2/10/2010 4:23:24 AM)


Well, it can be fixed with joiner adept or prismatic omen, but really and opening hand with this is weak.
Posted By: Teotanek (4/2/2010 4:23:13 PM)


Lovely artwork... too bad it's such a lame card. : /
Posted By: BlackDoveProphet (12/8/2010 8:01:05 PM)


5/5 for filling that niche role.
Posted By: Drewsel (6/2/2011 1:14:48 PM)


Look at all those crescent moons!
Posted By: touchdown (9/11/2011 9:07:37 AM)


I think in an Isamaru "robo" EDH deck this could be helpful if you had quite a few other legendary creatures in the deck, you could assign all their blockers to your other dude and assure general damage while you hit them hard with general damage + swords/jitte/etc. Helpful when Whispersilk isn't on the field I guess.
Posted By: JARYISM (2/19/2012 2:18:23 PM)


This card is not nearly as bad as people think... I used to play it in casual before EDH/Commander became a thing. Now I play it in EDH sometimes.

Since my playgroup doesn't use a lot of board wipes (we kind of got tired of them), I play a Cathedral of Serra in my "Ivory Tower" decks. This way, I can band Cho-Manno, Revolutionary with Selenia, Dark Angel or something to block just about any creature without losing anything. I once casted Blaze of Glory off of Isochron Scepter on Selenia, and then blocked everything in a band with Cho-Manno.
Posted By: Monoblackfaerierogue (11/29/2013 2:05:56 AM)


Because going to Serra's place of worship won't grant you her usual blessings: Flying, Lifelink, First Strike, Pro Black/Red. You get something much better...Banding.
Posted By: Claytoon (5/26/2014 1:27:09 AM)