Can instant-speed sacrifice effects be used on creatures that enter the battlefield with 0 toughness?

Asked by Psychonautical 4 years ago

My opponent has two Planeswalkers on their battlefield. I have a Vampire Hexmage on my side, and I cast Cauldron Haze to give it Persist before sacrificing it to remove all Loyalty counters from one of the opposing Planeswalkers.

Upon returning the the battlefield via Persist, the 2/1 Vampire Hexmage will then have a -1/-1 counter on it, causing it to immediately die.

Am I able to use her sacrifice effect before she dies to kill the other Planeswalker? Or any other instant-speed effect for that matter?

filledelanuit says... Accepted answer #1

No you are not able to. This is because before you could do anything state based actions will be checked and the Vampire Hexmage will be sent to the graveyard as a state based action.

October 21, 2014 9:05 p.m.

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