If I have 13 life, a 0/20 Tree of Redemption and Cradle of Vitality,then cast Heal the Scars, gain 20 life (putting me at 33), pay for the Cradle trigger (putting 20 +1/+1 counters on the 0/20 tree),then activate the (now 20/40) tree's ability,Do I now have 40 life and a 20/53 tree (a 0/33 tree with 20 +1/+1 counters)?
118.5. If an effect sets a player's life total to a specific number, the player gains or loses the necessary amount of life to end up with the new total.
Creator of the Multiverse database for custom sets, the Magic Turing machine (proving Magic Turing-complete) and the random Magic card generator.
Was this a hint/confirmation that mana will at some point be moved to the left side of cards moving down???
As far as the benefit of the rest of Magic is concerned, gold cards in Legends were executed perfectly. They got all the excitement a designer could hope out of a splashy new mechanic without using up any of the valuable design space. Truly amazing.
--Aaron Forsythe's Random Card Comment on Kei Takahashi