If a permanent becomes a new permanent with "enters the battlefield" does it go off?

Asked by DeathBySprnkles 2 months ago

I probably already know the answers but just want to be sure.

1.) If a creature is already on the field and is changed into another, for example, a myr token being changed by Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer to a copy of Thopter Engineer due to Splinter Twin or Flameshadow Conjuring , would the effect go off making new thopters?

2.) If a permanent becomes an artifact like using Liquimetal Coating , would Reckless Fireweaver deal damage from the new artifact?

I do have this feeling that none of the effects will go off since they were already on the field but the only thing that happened is a new appearance

Rhadamanthus says... Accepted answer #1

Your feeling is right. "Enters the battlefield" abilities will only do something if an appropriate object actually enters the battlefield. In your examples you just have something changing characteristics while staying on the battlefield the whole time.

July 27, 2019 12:11 a.m.

Rhadamanthus, thank you for your help

July 27, 2019 12:46 a.m.

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