Rule Question: Crypt Rats + Lifelink
Asked by TemnoTsar 2 weeks ago
EXAMPLE: 2 Opponents both have a creature each. Crypt Rats deals 3 damage for X. Do I gain just 3 life (than lose three life), OR do I gain 12 life (3+3+3+3 since I damaged 2 players, and two creatures)?
Rules questions go in the Q&A, but you gain 3x life where x is the number of players/permanents that took damage. Essentially, the crypt rats dealt 18 (3 to you and itself) damage, so you gain 18 life.
January 7, 2017 11:49 p.m.
Thanks, I was looking but I didn't find Q&A. I am as blind as a rat. But thank you for the answer.
That seems like a very broken combo than. I have ways to make my rattie indestructible too, so I can abuse that effect over and over again.
January 7, 2017 11:54 p.m.
January 7, 2017 11:59 p.m.
And for future reference, Rules Q&A is in the header bar, between Forums and Community.
January 8, 2017 12:21 a.m.
As sources of protection have been brought up it's worth mentioning that if the damage to the rats (or your other creatures) is prevented you don't gain life from them. If the creatures are indestructible the damage still happens so you gain the life. Basilisk Collar also deserves a shout out, as it gives lifelink while making it so even with X=1 Crypt Rats is a field wipe.
January 8, 2017 4:34 a.m.
Thanks for the advice.