Protection from colors

Asked by mrh357 5 years ago

If my opponent plays Silumgar's Command on my Monastery Mentor . Can I respond with a card like Center Soul and choose blue or black?

Epochalyptik says... Accepted answer #1

It depends. Protection does five things. It prevents damage and stops enchanting, equipping, blocking, and targeting from a source with the named quality.

If your opponent is countering your Monastery Mentor spell, then you can't do anything. Protection only functions on the battlefield, and Center Soul only targets creature permanents.

If your opponent has chosen the second or third mode of Silumgar's Command, then protection will stop that because it stops targeting. Silumgar's Command will still resolve and perform as many of its other effects as it can, but it can't perform illegal actions to a protected object.

July 5, 2015 1:09 p.m.

Devonin says... #2

Silumgar's Command counters only non-creature spells Epochalyptik so the only viable modes for it to interact with Monastery Mentor are while it is on the battlefield.

July 5, 2015 3:11 p.m.

Epochalyptik says... #3

Well spotted. My third paragraph applies, then.

July 5, 2015 3:38 p.m.

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