Formation

Formation {1}{W}

Instant
Target creature gains banding until end of turn.
Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.
"I have been a warrior for over four hundred years, and yet each generation of Kjeldorans teaches me new tricks. There can be no better allies."
—Taaveti of Kelsinko, Elvish Hunter
Details
  • Artist: Ken Meyer, Jr.
  • Formation is on the Reserved List.
  • Rarity: rare
  • Collector Number: 25
  • Released: 1995-06-01
Legalities
Rulings
  • 2008-10-01 If a creature with banding attacks, it can team up with any number of other attacking creatures with banding (and up to one nonbanding creature) and attack as a unit called a "band." The band can be blocked by any creature that could block a single creature in the band. Blocking any creature in a band blocks the entire band. If a creature with banding is blocked, the attacking player chooses how the blockers' damage is assigned.
  • 2008-10-01 A maximum of one nonbanding creature can join an attacking band no matter how many creatures with banding are in it.
  • 2008-10-01 Creatures in the same band must all attack the same player or planeswalker.
  • 2009-10-01 If a creature in combat has banding, its controller assigns damage for creatures blocking or blocked by it. That player can ignore the damage assignment order when making this assignment.
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Printings
  • Ice Age (rare)

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Foreign names
  • Formation
  • Formation
  • Formazione
  • Formação
  • Formación