Ancestor's Chosen

Ancestor's Chosen

Creature — Human Cleric

First strike (This creature deals combat damage before creatures without first strike.)

When Ancestor's Chosen enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life for each card in your graveyard.

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Judgment (JUD) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Ancestor's Chosen Discussion

Raging_Squiggle on Does First Strike beat Deathtouch?

4 years ago

Something worth noting:

Outside of the First and Regular Combat Damage Steps, first strike is not applied whatsoever. If Ancestor's Chosen and Baleful Eidolon were made to fight each other, (perhaps from Pit Fight), they would both deal damage to each other equal to their power. First strike does not apply here, and the damage will be dealt simultaneously. Baleful Eidolon will die due to lethal damage, and Ancestor's Chosen will die due to lethal damage as well. (1 damage of deathtouch is considered lethal damage).

Raging_Squiggle on Does First Strike beat Deathtouch?

4 years ago

First off, it's good to know you don't attack a creature like in Yu-gi-oh, you attack a player or planeswalker, and a creature may be declared as a blocker.

When a creature with first strike is attacking, an extra combat damage step is created to accommodate said creature, called the First Combat Damage Step, followed by the turn's regular Combat Damage Step.

Creatures with first/double strike will deal their combat damage in the first combat damage step, while creatures without either or with double strike will deal their combat damage in the regular combat damage step.

Ancestor's Chosen will deal it's damage first in the First Combat Damage Step, before Baleful Eidolon ever gets a chance to deal combat damage in the regular combat damage step. In order for deathtouch to apply, the creature with it must deal damage, but in this case, that said creature will be dealt lethal damage and die before it gets the chance to. Your Ancestor's Chosen will survive to fight again.

StumpyIB on Does First Strike beat Deathtouch?

4 years ago

Example: Ancestor's Chosen is attacking Baleful Eidolon. Would Ancestor's chose kill Baleful Eidolon before deathtouch takes place, or does deathtouch apply even in this case.