## Damage assignment

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When a creature is blocked by multiple creatures, does the damaged get divided or does the creture do all of it's damage?
the controller of the blocked creature decides how to assign the damage
he has to assign at least lethal damage to a creature before he can move on to the next
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And you assign damage by how much power the blocked creature has?
Yes. A creature does damage equal to its power.
So if a 3/3 is blocked by say a 1/1 and a 2/3, the 3/3/ would have to deal one damage to the 1/1, and then would only do 2 to the 2/3, or does it do all of it's power to both?
When the 3/3 is blocked by those creatures, first you set up a damage assignment order. If you would rather kill the 2/3, you can put it first. Then players get priority during the declare blockers step.

Assuming no one does anything, the game moves on to the combat damage step, and your 3/3 will deal 3 damage to the 2/3 and none to the 1/1.

But yes, if you put the 1/1 first, you could only do 2 to the 2/3.
you decide in which order the blockers get damage

you can either deal 3 damage to the 2/3 and none to the 1/1 or 1 damage to the 1/1 and 2 to the 2/3
or 3 damage to the 1/1 and none to the 2/3

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Alright, this helps a lot, but now some friends of mine won't play because of this, they believe creatures did damage to all the same equal to that creatures power
then play with people that don't make up their own rules
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Thanks a lot all!
Chaikov
Joined Dec 1969
Quoting the actual rule may help convince them:

510.1c A blocked creature assigns its combat damage to the creatures blocking it. (...) If two or more creatures are blocking it, it assigns its combat damage to those creatures according to the damage assignment order announced for it. This may allow the blocked creature to divide its combat damage...

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2goth4U
Joined Dec 1969
example:

a 5/5 is blocked by a 3/2 and a 2/2

the two blocking creatures are put in order by the attacking player
he decides 3/2 then 2/2

during damage assignment the attacking player decides that the 5/5 assigns 3 to the 3/2 and 2 to the 2/2 (doing 5 total damage)

ask them if it makes any sense that one guy fighting against one guy is just as effective against each opponent when he's fighting two or three guys because that's what they are saying

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Argus_Panoptes
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Quoting the examples in that rule might help even more:
510.1c A blocked creature assigns its combat damage to the creatures blocking it. If no creatures are currently blocking it (if, for example, they were destroyed or removed from combat), it assigns no combat damage. If exactly one creature is blocking it, it assigns all its combat damage to that creature. If two or more creatures are blocking it, it assigns its combat damage to those creatures according to the damage assignment order announced for it. This may allow the blocked creature to divide its combat damage. However, it can't assign combat damage to a creature that's blocking it unless, when combat damage assignments are complete, each creature that precedes that blocking creature in its order is assigned lethal damage. When checking for assigned lethal damage, take into account damage already marked on the creature and damage from other creatures that's being assigned during the same combat damage step, but not any abilities or effects that might change the amount of damage that's actually dealt. An amount of damage that's greater than a creature's lethal damage may be assigned to it.
Example: The damage assignment order of an attacking Vastwood Gorger (a 5/6 creature) is Pride Guardian (a 0/3 creature) then Llanowar Elves (a 1/1 creature). Vastwood Gorger can assign 3 damage to the Guardian and 2 damage to the Elves, 4 damage to the Guardian and 1 damage to the Elves, or 5 damage to the Guardian.
Example: The damage assignment order of an attacking Vastwood Gorger (a 5/6 creature) is Pride Guardian (a 0/3 creature) then Llanowar Elves (a 1/1 creature). During the declare blockers step, the defending player casts Giant Growth targeting Pride Guardian, which gives it +3/+3 until end of turn. Vastwood Gorger must assign its 5 damage to the Guardian.
Example: The damage assignment order of an attacking Vastwood Gorger (a 5/6 creature) is Pride Guardian (a 0/3 creature) then Llanowar Elves (a 1/1 creature). During the declare blockers step, the defending player casts Mending Hands targeting Pride Guardian, which prevents the next 4 damage that would be dealt to it. Vastwood Gorger can assign 3 damage to the Guardian and 2 damage to the Elves, 4 damage to the Guardian and 1 damage to the Elves, or 5 damage to the Guardian.
Example: The damage assignment order of an attacking Enormous Baloth (a 7/7 creature) is Trained Armodon (a 3/3 creature) that already has 2 damage marked on it, then Foriysian Brigade (a 2/4 creature that can block an additional creature), then Silverback Ape (a 5/5 creature). The damage assignment order of an attacking Durkwood Boars (a 4/4 creature) is the same Foriysian Brigade, then Goblin Piker (a 2/1 creature). Among other possibilities, the active player may have the Baloth assign 1 damage to the Armodon, 1 damage to the Brigade, and 5 damage to the Ape, and have the Boars assign 3 damage to the Brigade and 1 damage to the Piker.

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