If a Creatures is untapped durring Combat, Can I use that creatures Tap ability multiple times as response to declared attackers.

Asked by Eraser 6 years ago

My board state is Overseer of the Damned Stronghold Assassin equiped with Thornbite Staff and a Zombie token.

An opponent swings 3 or more Different non-token, non black, Flying creatures at Me.

Can I in respond to the attack by Tapping the Stronghold Assassin Sacrificing the zombie token, Generating a token, and triggering Thornbite Staff to untap the Stronghold Assassin and then "rinse wash Repeat" until all Attacking creatures have been destroyed.

Or will using an activated ability once stop me from continuing to respond.

Devonin says... Accepted answer #1

That works as you described, for the reason you describe.

You have a creature to sacrifice to activate the assassin, its ability causes their creature to die which both untaps the assassin thanks to the staff, and generates you a new zombie creature token to sacrifice.

April 20, 2015 6:26 p.m.

BlueScope says... #2

Unless noone's stopping you, you can do exactly what you described. This is the perk of creatures like Goblin Sharpshooter.

In general, if you can pay the cost of an ability, you may activate it. If you can pay the cost (meaning if the creature doesn't have summoning sickness and is untapped), you can activate the ability.

April 20, 2015 6:29 p.m.

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