Darien, King of Kjeldor + Repercussion + Angelic Chorus

Asked by addam11 6 months ago

Hi all, I play EDH very, VERY casually with my friends and because of this we sometimes get very rusty on the rules and the stages of the game. I was very curious as to what would happen if my opponent has Repercussion out and played something like Blasphemous Act to do lethal damage, however I am currently playing a life gain deck with Darien, King of Kjeldor. Would I perhaps survive if i was running a card like Angelic Chorus? Or would I die before the life is regained?


Kogarashi says... Accepted answer #1

You would die before life is regained.

Blasphemous Act deals 13 damage to each creature, including Darien, King of Kjeldor . Repercussion triggers because a creature was dealt damage (it will trigger once for each creature dealt damage, but we're working solely with Darien at the moment).

Before the trigger goes on the stack, state-based actions are checked. Unless Darien has indestructible, is regenerated, or is otherwise saved from dying, he will be put into your graveyard. Then the Repercussion trigger goes on the stack, and when it resolves, you would take 13 damage. Darien is no longer on the battlefield, so he can't trigger when you take damage.

If you somehow save Darien from lethal and he's still on the battlefield, then he triggers when you take 13 damage from Repercussion . Before that trigger goes on the stack, however, state-based actions are checked again, and you would die to lethal damage.

March 21, 2019 1:20 a.m.

Neotrup says... #2

In the case of Darien, King of Kjeldor surviving, if you are above 13 life, you'll take 13 damage from a Repercussion trigger, create 13 Soldier tokens, gain 13 life 1 point at a time from 13 Angelic Chorus triggers, then move on to the next Repercussion trigger, so you would survive, assuming the plan was for the combo to kill you off of multiple creatures taking damage, rather than just 1 shot of Blasphemous Act + Repercussion .

March 21, 2019 9:51 p.m.

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