A question about Aminatou interactions

Asked by Chomp16 8 months ago

If I have an Aminatou with one loyalty counter left, and I use her -1 to blink felidar guardian, will she die before that creature enters the battlefield from the blink effect? I want to know if I can use her last loyalty counter, blink the felidar guardian, then blink Aminatou before she dies.

DragonKing90 says... #1

be sure to link all cards in your question.

Aminatou, the Fateshifter, Felidar Guardian

yes she will die before the Felidar Guardian comes back. the instant a planeswalkers last loyalty counter is removed by their own effect, the planeswalker is sent to the graveyard as a state based action.

October 10, 2018 7:02 p.m.

Kogarashi says... Accepted answer #2

Please link cards using double square brackets so it's easier to understand the question.

Aminatou, the Fateshifter, Felidar Guardian

Unfortunately it won't work that way, due to state-based actions.

What happens is that you activate Aminatou's -1 ability to flicker Felidar Guardian. While that ability is still on the stack, state-based actions are checked (these are checked each time a player would receive priority, and all players must receive and pass priority for anything on the stack to resolve). Aminatou has 0 loyalty at this point, so she is placed into your graveyard due to state-based actions. Then, assuming nothing else has been added to the stack above her -1 ability, it resolves and Felidar Guardian is exiled and then returns to the battlefield.

October 10, 2018 7:06 p.m.

Chomp16 says... #3

Great, thank you! Sorry, that was the first question I've asked on here, I'll make sure to link the cards in the future.

October 13, 2018 12:02 p.m.

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