Weathered Bodyguards, Seraph of the Sword, Pariah

Asked by bj_bancroft 4 years ago

If I have Weathered Bodyguards and Seraph of the Sword enchanted with Pariah in play and I let through 10 combat damage, do both creatures get dealt 10 damage, do I get to choose which is dealt the damage, or does something else happen?

Kogarashi says... Accepted answer #1

Both Weathered Bodyguards and Pariah use replacement effects to redirect damage. Since you control both permanents, and both replacement effects modify the same thing (roughly; Weathered Bodyguards only affects unblocked damage, while Pariah will be able to affect trample damage too), you would be the affected player and choose which replacement effect to apply. Any leftover replacement effects that can't apply have no effect.

So you can choose to send that 10 unblocked damage to either Weathered Bodyguards or Seraph of the Sword , as you see fit.

If your opponent attacks with something with trample, though, and you do block it but some damage still gets through, you wouldn't be able to send that to Weathered Bodyguards and would have to send it at your Seraph of the Sword .

May 7, 2019 9:27 a.m.

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