What is the difference between shroud and hexproof?

Asked by benjiwimp 1 year ago

A friend and I are in argument about this. We both said that shroud means no sorceries or instants etc could affect the whatever creature that has it. Where we disagree upon is on Hexproof. He said that it meant whenever a a spell/instant etc was cast onto a creature with hexproof, the owner of it could chose to allow it or not. My definition is that instants/sorceries etc cannot remove from the field or kill but they can change things such as stats of the creature like -13/-0

acbooster says... #1

With Shroud, that permanent or player cannot be the target of any spell or ability that targets. Hexproof is the same, except only with spells or abilities your opponents control.

So say you have an Invisible Stalker out, you can cast Giant Growth on it, but your opponent can't Murder it since Murder targets. However, spells or abilities that don't target, like Supreme Verdict , can still hit them.

May 31, 2013 11:27 p.m.

Epochalyptik says... Accepted answer #2

Both of you are wrong.

Shroud means This object can't be the target of spells or abilities. Nothing can target an object with shroud, but nontarget effects (e.g. Day of Judgment , overloaded Mizzium Mortars ) can still affect shrouded objects.

Hexproof means This object can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control. The "your" refers to the controller of the hexproof object. The controller of a hexproof object (and any of the teammates of that controller) can still target a hexproof object. However, none of the controller's opponents can target it. Nontarget effects can still affect hexproof objects regardless of who controls them.

May 31, 2013 11:27 p.m.

BorosPlayer says... #3

I was closer....

June 1, 2013 12:41 p.m.

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