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For the Morningtide theme deck, see Battalion (preconstructed theme deck).
Introduced: Gatecrash
Last Used: Dragon's Maze
Typical Text: Battalion — Whenever this card and at least two other creatures attack, …
Storm Scale: 4[1]
Statistics: 13 cards
{W}38% {R}31% {R/W}31%
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Battalion is an ability word introduced in Gatecrash, wherein it is the Boros Legion guild mechanic.[2] It gives an advantageous effect when a creature with battalion attacks alongside 2 or more other creatures. The mechanic was designed or inspired by Shawn Main, who, for the Great Designer Search 2, submitted "Assault".[3][4] Dragon's Maze added 2 cards with batallion.

Rulings[edit | edit source]

  • The three attacking creatures don't have to be attacking the same player or planeswalker.
  • Once a battalion ability has triggered, it doesn't matter how many creatures are still attacking when that ability resolves.
  • The effects of battalion abilities vary from card to card. Read each card carefully.

Example[edit | edit source]

  • Firemane Avenger - {2}{R}{W}
    Creature — Angel
    Battalion — Whenever Firemane Avenger and at least two other creatures attack, Firemane Avenger deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.

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