Pillar of Flame is a superb anti-Zombies tool, taking the advantages away from Gravecrawler,Geralf's Messenger, and even Return to Ravnica's Lotleth Troll;
Pillar of Flame is a superb anti-Zombies tool, taking the advantages away from Gravecrawler,Geralf's Messenger, and even Return to Ravnica's Lotleth Troll;Late, but how so for Lotleth Troll? I'm pretty sure that when they changed the rules ages ago (6th edition ages ago), you needed an explicit anti-regen clause a la Disintegrate for this to work.
616.1e Once the chosen effect has been applied, this process is repeated (taking into account only replacement or prevention effects that would now be applicable) until there are no more left to applyI have run into situations where people have been saying that you need to put the abilities on the stack in such a way as to have the desired outcome. I'm not sure if the rule above modifies that.So either "applying" means to have it go on the stack and resolve and then throw out the other one since it does nothing. Or "applying" means put one replacement effect on the stack then put the other on the stack and then they resolve in LIFO order (as I have been taught).Either way, regeneration is going to be chosen either at the expense of, or put on the stack after, the Pillar of Flame exiling causing the Troll to stay on the field.