Now, some of the strategies on Unnatural Selection are pretty good. For those of you who dont know it, here it is:

Unnatural Selection
1:choose creature type other than wall.  Target
creature becomes that type until end of turn.

Now, some people are saying that by turning a creature into the Flagbearer type, you can force your opponent to target a creature of your choosing, because of the Flagbearer ability. However, it is a bit more complicated than that. The "flagbearing" ability IS NOT like haste or trample....just because a creature has the flagbearer type does NOT mean that it has the "flagbearing" ability. The creature being a flagbearer means nothing unless you have a creature with the "flagbearing" ability in play. So you can still do this, its just a bit more complicated.....first put in Standard Bearer, Coalition Honor Guard, or enchant a creature of yours with Coalition Flag. THEN you can change their creature to the flagbearer type, and they must target a flagbearer. But, your creature is still a flagbearer. How to fix this?? Use Unnatural Selection twice, once to change their creature to a flagbearer, and a second time to make your creature some other type. THEN they  must target their creature. This also works with your creatures, enabeling you to control which creatures get targeted by each spell. So, this is STILL a valid strategy, but is a bit more complicated than meets the eye.

Steve Klabnik

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