Spellskite and Hexproof

Asked by Rorakdosu 1 year ago

Well, i would like to know what would hapen if a Spellskite gains Hexproof by any source(for example Swiftfoot Boots )and after that you use the Spellskite ability in order to change the target an oponent's spell(for example a Doom Blade ), what would happen with the spell you are trying to redirect?


That's a good question.

I don't think you could redirect it because it's still the opponent's/controller spell.

Hence, can't target it.

I am not sure though.

If it were shroud, I am 100% certain you COULD NOT.

March 8, 2018 11:26 p.m.

rothgar13 says... #2

Can't redirect, not a legal target. You can pay for the ability, it just won't do anything.

March 9, 2018 12:27 a.m.

Xica says... #4

...with 1 exception!

Neurok Stealthsuit - you can use its ability to equip it o a creature at instant speed. Meaning that you can equip it to Spellskite after its ability resolves, but before the spell that would target it could resolve.

March 9, 2018 2:59 a.m.

Xica says... #5

eh, i nearly forgot Sigarda's Aid :P

March 9, 2018 3 a.m.

Gidgetimer says... Accepted answer #6

Spellskite must be a legal target for the spell or ability when the redirection resolves to be able to redirect it. This means that things that can not target it such as Sinkhole, anything when it has shroud, or opponent's spells and abilities when it has hexproof can not be redirected.

If Spellskite gains shroud or hexproof after the redirection resolves or becomes an invalid target in some other way then the spell will have already been redirected but will have no effect on either the original target or Spellskite. Possible ways for this to happen include but are not limited to:

Instant speed equipping of shroud or hexproof equipment via Leonin Shikari or some other means.

Instants that give shroud or hexproof (Mage's Guile, Ranger's Guile, etc).

Destruction of either Life and Limb or Conspiracy naming saprolings if both are out and you redirected a land destruction spell/ability (extreme corner case I know, but possible).

Flickering, bouncing, sacrificing, or otherwise removing Spellskite.

Giving Spellskite protection from the spell via Stave Off or some other means.

March 9, 2018 7:48 a.m.

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