Can Equinox counter Gorilla Shaman?

Asked by AceofRoses 1 year ago

Basically could Equinox counter creature abilities , lets say I enchant a artifact land, the opponent pays the red mana and tries to destroy 1 land , can I use Equinox to stop that from happening? And can 1 Equinox counter the abilitie if the it targets multiple lands and save all of them (by countering the ability itself ? or only 1 land can be saved because it only counters the demage?

Rhadamanthus says... Accepted answer #1

Use double square brackets around a card's name to create a pop-up. It's the easiest way to make sure everyone understands what's going on with your question: Equinox , Gorilla Shaman

No, that won't work. Cards just do what they say, no more and no less. Equinox can only be used to counter spells. It can't counter Gorilla Shaman 's activated ability or any other activated/triggered ability that would destroy one or more of your lands.

June 28, 2019 9:14 a.m.

Kogarashi says... #2

As for the second question, in the case of a spell that would destroy multiple lands, Equinox would counter the whole spell. If you have Equinox enchanting your Seat of the Synod and someone casts Armageddon or Shatterstorm , you can use Equinox to counter that spell as it would destroy one of your lands.

However, if your land is animated (or Dryad Arbor ) and someone casts a spell dealing damage to that land-creature (such as Shock ), Equinox would not counter it because the spell is not directly destroying the land, it's dealing damage which would cause indirect destruction (state-based actions destroying it instead of the spell itself).

The Oracle text for Equinox 's counter ability reads as follows: Enchanted land has “{T}: Counter target spell if it would destroy a land you control.”

June 28, 2019 10:31 a.m.

Caerwyn says... #3

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July 5, 2019 2:53 a.m.

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