Esper Battlemage

Esper Battlemage

Artifact Creature — Human Wizard

(White), Tap: Prevent the next 2 damage that would be dealt to you this turn.

(Black), Tap: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Shards of Alara (ALA) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Esper Battlemage Discussion

chosenone124 on Damage Prevention amd Commander Damage

2 years ago

Rule 615.7. Some prevention effects generated by the resolution of a spell or ability refer to a specific amount of damage--for example, "Prevent the next 3 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn." ...

So this is the kind of effect of Esper Battlemage. Continuing on:

If damage would be dealt to the shielded creature or player by two or more applicable sources at the same time*, the player or the controller of the creature chooses which damage the shield prevents.

You can choose how much commander damage/soldier damage you wish to prevent. You distribute the shield

RedUndead40 on Damage Prevention amd Commander Damage

2 years ago

So my friends and I are playing pauper edh. My commander is Esper Battlemage. My friend swings in with two creatures - his commander, Daru Warchief, and another soldier. I tap my commander to prevent two damage.

Since Esper Battlemage doesn't target a creature with its damage prevention, how can I tell if I prevented his commander damage or just his little soldier?