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Historic Card
This card can only be played in historic decks
Name Arcades, the Strategist
Mana Cost C1Color GColor WColor U
Converted Mana Cost 4
Types Legendary Creature — Elder Dragon
Text Flying, vigilance

Whenever a creature with defender enters the battlefield under your control, draw a card.
Each creature you control with defender assigns combat damage equal to its toughness rather than its power and can attack as though it didn't have defender.

P/T (3/5)
Expansion M19M Core Set 2019
Rarity Mythic Rare
Arcades, the Strategist
Card rulings (?)
2018-07-13 Arcades’s last ability doesn’t actually change any creature’s power. It changes only the amount of combat damage it assigns. All other rules and effects that check power or toughness use the real values. For example, Rabid Bite won’t cause a creature to deal damage equal to its toughness.
2018-07-13 If Arcades leaves the battlefield after a creature with defender has attacked, that creature remains an attacking creature, although it will assign damage equal to its power.
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