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For the Morningtide theme deck, see Battalion (preconstructed theme deck).

Battalion is an ability word introduced in Gatecrash, wherein it is the Boros Legion guild mechanic. [1] 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".[2][3] Dragon's Maze added 2 cards with batallion.


  • 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.


  • Firemane Avenger - Mana2.gifManar.gifManaw.gif
    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.

Color percentages[edit]

There is a total of 13 cards that involve battalion, which divide by color as such:

  • White = 38 %
  • Red = 31 %
  • Multicolor = 31 %