Deathtouch + Trample

Asked by AjaxSlumbering 2 months ago

Lets say that I have an 8/8 with deathtouch and trample, I attack someone and they block with a vanilla 4/4, how much damage do they take?

cdkime says... Accepted answer #1

They take a maximum of 7 damage. Trample requires you to assign lethal damage to all blockers first, then you may assign excess damage to the player or Planeswalker being attacked.

With Deathtouch, 1 damage is considered lethal, so you may assign excess damage to the defending player or Planeswalker.

Hypothetically, you could assign up to 8 damage to the creature, and have 0 damage trample over. The situations where you would want this are few and far between (ex. Multiplayer game where you can’t attack player A, but player B has a Stuffy Doll linked to A. You could attack B, assign all 8 damage to the Stuffy Doll, so A ends up taking 8 damage).

October 11, 2018 8:55 p.m.

Pieguy396 says... #2

Please be sure to mark the above answer as correct, so your question can be removed from the unanswered queue

October 13, 2018 1:32 p.m.

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