Can I cast Angel's Grace repeatedly to not lose for multiple turns in a row??
Asked by As-Above_So-Below 5 years ago
Say, for example, I cast Angel's Grace on my opponents turn as he swings for enough Infect damage to give me 10 poison counters, and I have the ability to win next turn and another Angel's Grace in hand. Is there any way, after he passes his turn, that I could cast my other Angel's Grace to stay alive one more turn. I couldn't do it in response to him ending the turn, because then technically it's still his turn when I cast it, right?
Also, second question. In a different game, I use Spoils of the Vault at the end of his turn, and in response to revealing the card that would cause me to lose enough life to kill me, I play Angel's Grace. I find my card and go to -3 or something. Once again, is there any spot that I could cast a follow-up Angel's Grace in order to be alive on my turn??
Thank you in advance!!
The answer's "No" both of your questions. The reason why in both cases is because you will lose the game as a state-based action right before you could even cast Angel's Grace in either example. State-based actions are actions the game takes automatically, like a creature going to graveyard from having lethal damage marked on it, or a player losing the game from having 0 or less life (or 10 poison counters). State-based actions are checked every time right before any player would receive priority again.
In the first example you'll lose in your upkeep (the first time a player can receive priority on a turn).
The second one you'll lose immediately after Spoils of the Vault resolves. No player has priority while an object on the stack is resolving; Spoils of the Vault must resolve completely before you would receive priority again. By that time you're already at -3, and have lost as a state-based action.
August 15, 2014 2:22 a.m.
Okay, so in the second example, I would have to actually cast Angel's Grace first, before I even fire off Spoils of the Vault in order to not lose. But even then I would still have to win on that turn, or prevent myself from losing another way, like playing Phyrexian Unlife , correct?
August 15, 2014 2:29 a.m.
Well I couldn't play Phyrexian Unlife , because it's the end of his turn and my enchantments don't have flash... But if it was my turn, I could. :P