Double Damage with trample?

Asked by Kcin 3 years ago

Just curious, as this instance came up in a playtest...

If i have Dictate of the Twin Gods and Nova Chaser in play, how does the double damage and trample interaction work?

Raging_Squiggle says... Accepted answer #1

All damage assignment has to be done prior to applying any double damage effects.

If a 4/4 blocks the Nova Chaser, you must assign 4 out of the 10 damage to the creature to assign lethal. Then the rest of the 6 is assigned to the defending player.

When combat damage is dealt, the damage is then doubled. So the 4/4 is dealt 8 damage, Nova Chaser is dealt 8 damage, and the defending player is dealt 12 damage.

Note that even though Nova Chaser has trample, the additional 4 damage dealt to the 4/4 doesn't trample through. You cannot reassign that damage to the defending player.

May 7, 2016 4:02 p.m.

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