Hexproof and Pacifism

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Can you use Pacifism, Oblivion Ring, Arrest, etc. against a creature with Hexproof?
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If you control the creature, sure, you can do that.  If not, no; all of those things target.
Auras, like Pacifism and Arrest, target when you cast them. They cannot be cast on an opponent's hexproof creature, but they can be legally attached to it [by say, Replenish returning them to play].
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Thanks Crandor, I'm new to the forum and I didn't know how to do that.

Anyways, the reason I was asking was because Pacifism doesn't actually have the word 'target' in it's ability thing, and I thought that Hexproof was protection from 'targeting'
Thanks Crandor, I'm new to the forum and I didn't know how to do that.

Anyways, the reason I was asking was because Pacifism doesn't actually have the word 'target' in it's ability thing, and I thought that Hexproof was protection from 'targeting'


Correct on both counts, however this rule is why it targets.

114.1b Aura spells are always targeted. These are the only permanent spells with targets. An Aura’s target is specified by its enchant keyword ability (see rule 702.5, “Enchant”). The target(s) are chosen as the spell is cast; see rule 601.2c. An Aura permanent doesn’t target anything; only the spell is targeted. (An activated or triggered ability of an Aura permanent can also be targeted.)
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It should be noted that if the aura is entering the battlefield via a way that isn't it being cast (for example, returned to the battlefield via Open the Vaults or being returned after the Oblivion Ring exiling it was destroyed), then it won't target, so you can put it on a creature with hexproof/shroud.
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@ OP: Note that Oblivion Ring is not an Aura - it is a normal Enchantment that has a triggered ability that targets something. As such, it cannot ever exile a creature that is Hexproof (unless it is the creature's controller that targets it, of course), no matter how it ends up on the battlefield.

Look at the type line, and compare to Arrest (which is an Aura).

Hope that helps

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That makes no sense to me. If they spelled the ability out on the card in full then it would not be allowed in a mono-black Commander deck, but because they used a keyword to save space it is allowed? ~ Tim
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