This has no room for flavor text but I am pretty sure it was "Get in here nerd, we're going into battle" during the development.
Actually, considering it's R&D... it could have been "Get in the battlement, nerd, we're gonna try to bring banding back."
That being said, this is like Addendum (when it was in Time Spiral, that is)... I could see being a mechanic in the future. Maybe we'll finally get our actual mounting mechanic that isn't compulsory (and narrow) like Champion nor as awkward as Vehicles (okay it wasn't that bad, but some game interactions do make it seem awkward from several directions).
Honestly... not sure which colors would work best for a combo like this, and it is not very fast, but it's a combo.
GRuw combo? you use Nikya and Goreclaw to get around the huge mana cost and to colorfix/ramp. it... could be hilarious actually
Furthermore, you only need 2 of these or one of these and a Mirror Image to get infinite ETB triggers. I dont know why people are saying 3... with two you would just infinitely flicker the creatures xD.
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Well, it does work, if you can get around the insane mana requirement... And now I am tempted to actually try to pull it off.
Bonus points if you have enough cheap stuff that you can exile everything into the token, Thud, exile everything into the non-token (as it enters from exile), Thud, and win...in one turn.
I came here to post about thud. At 6 mana that's potentially a win if you have enough junk to eat. Maybe mardu with the indestructible dudes around and gutterbones? Make your team super sticky and then just thud 'em out.