Elspeth Tirel's +2 lifegain ability...

Asked by MountainMan817 4 years ago

Elspeth Tirel 's +2 ability: does each 1 life gained count as a separate instance of lifegain?

Say I have an Ajani's Pridemate and 3 other creatures out on the field... and i activate Elspeth Tirel for +2... how many counters would Ajani's Pridemate get? 1 or 4?

nighthawk101 says... #1

Nope, it's still one lifegain event, and only one counter would be put on Ajani's Pridemate . Compare/contrast with cards like Ageless Entity .

August 23, 2014 10:01 p.m.

MountainMan817 says... #2

The ability is "Gain 1 life for each creature you control" not " gain life equal to the number of creatures you control"... It's just so confusing haha

August 23, 2014 10:04 p.m.

GlistenerAgent says... Accepted answer #3

Ajani's Pridemate will only trigger multiple times if there are multiple lifegaining events. Two Serra Ascendant s dealing damage will result in two separate lifegain events, meaning that the Pridemate will get two counters. When a single permanent creates a lifegain event, it is a single lifegain event and will not trigger multiple times.

August 23, 2014 10:39 p.m.

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