Some of the strategy in two recent additions to the single card strategy
section does not work. In two recent postings on the card Unnatural
Selection, both authors suggested that you can turn a creature into a Flagbearer
in response to a spell in order to change the outcome of that spell. This
is incorrect for two reasons.
1) Changing the creature type of a creature to Flagbearer does not give it
the Flagbearing ability. In other words there will not be any targeting
restriction that applies to anyone unless a 'natural' Flagbearer is in
2) Even if there is a 'natural' Flagbearer in play, changing creature types
after a spell has been announced and targets for that spell have been chosen
will not counter the spell or cause it's targets to change.
I am a moderator on one rules board an very active on another, these
misconceptions on Flagbearers are quite common. I think that it is
imperative that you inform the authors of this incorrect information so they can
change / correct their articles.