What determines the order of all the effects that take place?

Asked by Icbrgr 2 years ago

Alright I am playtesting a deck I made and need some help with a scenario i ran into..

If i have The Rack and Oona's Blackguard and Triton Shorestalker with a +1/+1 counter on him and Mistblade Shinobi with Aqueous Form attached and cast Distortion Strike Targeting my Ninja of the Deep Hours ...

Then swing/attack with everything with no response/declared blockers from the opponent and my opponent has no cards in hand at this time ...

What determines the order of all the effects that take place?

also, if my opponent has no cards in hand when I attack... but Mistblade Shinobi returns a creature to their hand... will Triton Shorestalker with a +1/+1 counter on him cause the opponent to discard that creature resulting in the opponents upkeep for The Rack to deal 3 damage? or when all the damage is done then creature then goes into the opponents hand and and no discard occurs resulting in The Rack doing 2 damage?

Thanks in advance!

Gidgetimer says... Accepted answer #1

if multiple things trigger at the same time they go on the stack in active player, non-active player (APNAP) order and if a player controls more than one trigger they decide what order they go on the stack.

Since you control all the triggers in this case APNAP order doesn't matter. So it is down to the fact that you can put them on the stack in any order you wish. The smart play would be to stack them so that the creature is bounced before they discard so that they have to discard the creature, but it is completely up to you.

February 23, 2017 1:56 p.m.

Icbrgr says... #2

thats awesome thanks Gidgetimer!

February 23, 2017 2:04 p.m.

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