can i use a planeswalkers ultimate if i have the exact amount of loyalty counters required?

Asked by avenged_arbiter 7 years ago

Can I use the final ability of the planeswalker with the same counters on it and sacrifice it? or must i have to wait until there are more counters before i unleash the ability?

some players are saying that you can't sacrifice the planeswalker so i have to wait (ex. i need seven Ajani +1 heal to cast -6 Avatar)

i know it's best to wait before i unleash but in case its a need for the situation..(ex. Chandra's X counter sacrifice ability OR Ajani's Avatar)just wanna know how you guys think. Thanks!

Siegfried says... Accepted answer #1

If a planeswalker ability requires you to remove X counters from it and it has that many counters on it you can activate the ability. If this happens to leave it without any counters, so be it, you lose the planeswalker.

On what grounds are players saying you have to keep the planeswalker afterwards?

April 14, 2011 4:47 a.m.

l0ki says... #2

Planeswalkers are never 'sacrificed' to use their abilities. Essentially what happens is the same as what happens when a creature has zero or less toughness. State-based actions are checked, and the planeswalker is put into the graveyard.

You may activate a planeswalker ability whenever you could cast a sorcery, and in regards to removing counters, you may only activate it when there is enough counters on the planeswalker to do so. If an ability reads - 6: Do something, then you can activate it when it has six or more counters.

April 14, 2011 6:36 a.m.

LikeMike says... #3

What happens is that if Ajani Goldmane s last Ability is activated while having EXACTLY 6 counters, what i do is if i dont have an avatar token i flip Ajani Goldmane Facedown and call it an avatar. But the point is that you can sacrifice a planeswalker to use its final ability with the same amount of loyalty counters that exist on the planeswalker beforehand.

April 14, 2011 6:12 p.m.

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