Casting Arcbond on a 3/3 creature, and then casting Anger of the Gods + Reverberate
Asked by addam11 1 month ago
Hi guys, I've recently been playing some commander, and was curious as to how this scenario would play out? Would the 3/3 creature die before the second "copy" of Anger of the Gods goes off? Or would it take 6 damage, deal 6 damage, and then die? I'm a little confused as to how the damage would work.
Spells and abilities resolve one at a time and there is a round of priority between each thing that resolves. Each time a player would receive priority state-based actions (SBAs) are checked until none are performed and then triggers are put onto the stack. The way the stack would work in your scenario assuming no responses not in the question is:
Arcbond is cast and allowed to resolve (anger is a sorcery after all).
SBAs are checked and the 3/3 is destroyed. (as well as any other creatures with 3 or less toughness.)
Stack resolves FILO. Arcbond trigger does three damage to all creatures. (stack is now Anger of the Gods .)
(SBAs are going to be checked before the next thing resolves, so any creature that now had lethal damage marked would be destroyed)
So you will deal a total of 9 damage to all creatures.
September 13, 2019 10:34 p.m.
Just a small nitpick: the 3/3 (and any other creatures that would die) is not destroyed, but exiled instead.
If a creature dealt damage by Anger of the Gods would die in the turn, the creature is exiled instead.
September 14, 2019 2:46 a.m. Edited.
Hmmm, I was trying to imply that other replacement effects like totem armor or regeneration could be applied and indestructible would save them by using the word "destroy" instead of "die". Maybe I should have just explicitly stated it and gone into the fact that the destruction event would be modified one way or another.
September 14, 2019 8:55 a.m.
@Gidgetimer I knew that you knew about it. It was just a small nitpick since you were fleshing out the situation in detail. Since there were no other replacement effects modifying the event in the described situation, I didn't want a person new to the game to miss that detail.
September 15, 2019 2:39 a.m.
Oh, my response wasn't about saying that I knew, and you were correct to make the correction. I was just musing on the fact that I sorta forgot that destruction has to have a defined place it goes and so I wasn't nearly as clever as I thought I was not using "die" because the creature would never die.
September 15, 2019 8:53 a.m.
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