Kill spells and planeswalkers

Asked by timeishell 6 years ago

Do kill spells like Terror work on planeswalkers?

wetapthat says... #1

no, a planeswalker is not creature, to a degree its more a player, like Lightning Bolt says "deal 3 damage to target creature or player" that u can use on a planeswalker because of the player bit, basically most damage spells that affect a target player can be used on a walker

December 17, 2011 8:50 a.m.

Spoofed says... Accepted answer #2

Planeswalkers have their own unique permanent type; however there are planeswalkers that 'animate' such as Gideon Jura which Terror or any other creature kill spell will work on (do note that Gideon prevents all damage dealt to him).

In the case of Lightning Bolt as wetapthat brough up the MTG Rules are this:

306.7. If noncombat damage would be dealt to a player by a source controlled by an opponent, that opponent may have that source deal that damage to a planeswalker the first player controls instead.This is a redirection effect (see rule 614.9) and is subject to the normal rules for orderingreplacement effects (see rule 616). The opponent chooses whether to redirect the damage as theredirection effect is applied.
Planeswalkers are considered permanents and to kill them you can use spells such as Vindicate , Beast Within , Bramblecrush , etc.
December 17, 2011 9:11 a.m.

wetapthat says... #3

thank you spoofed, i was waaaaaaaaaaaaay 2 lazy to look up that rule lol!

December 17, 2011 10:45 a.m.

Tunde says... #4

Don't forget that you cannot target a Planeswalker and a player with spells like Arc Trail because you have to target the same player twice technically.

December 19, 2011 7:40 a.m.

This discussion has been closed