Question about combat phase and card interactions
Asked by hrbj 5 years ago
i've got question about combat step and interactions between cards. Let me explain what happened today :)
2) Now i have some more additional and similar questions in my head. After i declared creatures to block - i played with Quickling and returned creature that blocks attack: Triton Shorestalker to my hand.
I'm just wondering what will happen if i will declare blockers, then i will return them to my hand - attack goes to nowhere? or Typhoid Rats gives me damage?
1> The blocking was already declared. He responded after blocking. The block isn't canceled for becoming illegal after the fact. However Typhoid Rats won't take damage from the Triton, so the combat is one-sided.
2> If you bounce a creature AFTER it is declared as a blocker, it still blocked, even if no damage is involved. The attacker would need trample to get damage through. If he has trample, he would deal full damage through however (as though blocked by a 0/0 pretty much).
If you want to prevent the creature from blocking, you must bounce it before blockers are declared. You won't know for sure if it will be used to block when you need to make this decision generally (outside of obvious choices like the opponent must block-or-die).
3> It doesn't matter if Gods Willing resolves before Quickling so long as you bounce the Triton before damage is dealt if you mean to save him. Since you declared him as a blocker before bouncing him, the Rats deal damage to nothing as they're still blocked, unless they get trample by surprise somehow.
October 28, 2014 5:08 p.m.
Thank you for explanationnow i better understand how to play :-)