FIre Servant

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Hello,



I was just wondering when I cast Lightning Bolt with Fire Servant on my battlefield and my opponentĀ  Murders the Servant in response, will the bolt still hit for 6?


Is the damage decided when I cast the Bolt (and therefore there is no way of preventing the Bolt from getting double damage) or is it decided when it gets to resolve on the stack (so in order to get double dmg I would have to cast it in response to the Murder)?



Thank you.! ;)

Fire Servant's ability is a replacement effect, which means it doesn't take effect until the damage would actually be dealt; ie: when Lightning Bolt resolves.

Unfortunately, since Murder resolves first, your Fire Servant will no longer be on the battlefield when Lightning Bolt resolves, which means you only get to deal 3 damage.