Battle cry

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Battle cry is a triggered ability first introduced in Mirrodin Besieged and gives a +1/+0 bonus to each other attacking creature, thus being more or less an inversion of Exalted.[1] Battle Cry has to date appeared on seven cards, all of which carry the Mirran watermark.

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Rules

From the Comprehensive Rules:

  • 702.90. Battle Cry
    • 702.90a Battle cry is a triggered ability. "Battle cry" means "Whenever this creature attacks, each other attacking creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn."
    • 702.90b If a creature has multiple instances of battle cry, each triggers separately.

Rulings

  • The +1/+0 bonus applies to each other attacking creature, but not to the creature with battle cry itself.
  • The +1/+0 bonus remains until the end of the turn, even if the creature with battle cry leaves the battlefield or stops being an attacking creature.
  • If a creature with battle cry attacks more than once in a turn (due to an additional combat phase being created), its battle cry ability will trigger each time. The results are cumulative.
  • In Two-Headed Giant and other multiplayer variants where players share a turn, attacking creatures controlled by a teammate also receive the +1/+0 bonus.

Examples

  • Goblin Wardriver - Manar.gifManar.gif
    Creature — Goblin Warrior
    2/2
    Battle cry (Whenever this creature attacks, each other attacking creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.)

Color percentages

There is a total of 7 cards that involve battle cry, which divide by color as such:

  • Red = 43 %
  • White = 43 %
  • Artifact = 14 %

Trivia

  • Battle Cry was featured as rules card 1 of 5 in the Mirrodin Besieged set.

References

  1. Mark Rosewater. (January 17, 2011.) "Under Besiege, Part 1", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

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