Lifelink vs fog bank

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Does a creature with Lifelink that hits the fog bank which prevents combat damage mean the controller of the creature with lifelink does not gain the life or is that the damage is prevented after being done?
The damage is prevented, therefore no damage is dealt and no life is gained.

Note, that you cannot prevent something that has already happened.
The damage is prevented, meaning that it isn't dealt. Since no damage is dealt, no life is gained.
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Note that if the attacking creature also had Trample, and enough power, then it's controller could gain some life (equal to the amount of damage that trampled over the Fog Bank).

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Not bad. But what happens flavor wise when one kamahl kills the other one?
Zis iz a sign uf deep psychological troma, buried in zer subconscious mind. By keelink himzelf, Kamahl iz physically expressink hiz feelinks uf self-disgust ova hiz desire for hiz muzzer. [/GermanPsychologistVoice]
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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
Yup, just like you can have Birds of paradise in a mono green deck but not Noble Hierarch. YAY COLOR IDENTITY
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Is algebra really that difficult?
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You want to make a milky drink. You squeeze a cow.
I love this description. Like the cows are sponges filled with milk. I can see it all Nick Parks claymation-style with the cow's eyes bugging out momentarily as a giant farmer squeezes it like a squeaky dog toy, and milk shoots out of it.
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And no judge will ever give you a game loss for playing snow covered lands.
I now have a new goal in life. ;)
But if the creature was a 6/6 with lifelink wouldn't the extra 4 damage be lifelinked?
Fog Bank doesn't prevent damage equal to its toughness. It prevents ALL combat damage dealt to it. All of 6 is 6.

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But if the creature was a 6/6 with lifelink wouldn't the extra 4 damage be lifelinked?

no
you assign 6 damage to Fog Bank, and all 6 will be prevented
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But if the creature was a 6/6 with lifelink wouldn't the extra 4 damage be lifelinked?

if it was a 6/6 with lifelink AND trample, you could assign 4 to the defending player and gain 4 life for that un-prevented damage.

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Fog Bank doesn't prevent damage equal to its toughness. It prevents ALL combat damage dealt to it. All of 6 is 6.



Wrong. Check the details.

gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details....

Fog Bank doesn't prevent damage equal to its toughness. It prevents ALL combat damage dealt to it. All of 6 is 6.

Wrong. Check the details.

gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details....

don't necro old threads with wrong posts

the ruling doesn't contradict anything fenix said
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I guess a handy "if" might have helped. But the way you word it as well is misleading.

But if the creature was a 6/6 with lifelink wouldn't the extra 4 damage be lifelinked?

no
you assign 6 damage to Fog Bank, and all 6 will be prevented



Sure, if you wanted to deal 6 to the Fog Bank, it would be prevented, but a trampler only needs to deal damage equal to the blocker's toughness; the remainder tramples over to the defending player. I thought this was in reference to Trample vs. Fog Bank.

Got this confused with a search for Trample vs. Fog Bank(damage preventing blockers). My bad.
in general it is better to create a new thread
with old threads there might have been rules updates in the meantime
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I guess a handy "if" might have helped. But the way you word it as well is misleading.

But if the creature was a 6/6 with lifelink wouldn't the extra 4 damage be lifelinked?

no
you assign 6 damage to Fog Bank, and all 6 will be prevented



Sure, if you wanted to deal 6 to the Fog Bank, it would be prevented, but a trampler only needs to deal damage equal to the blocker's toughness; the remainder tramples over to the defending player. I thought this was in reference to Trample vs. Fog Bank.

Got this confused with a search for Trample vs. Fog Bank(damage preventing blockers). My bad.

right, but the OP didn't mention anything about trample

a Wurmcoil Engine (6/6 lifelink deathtouch) would assign and deal all 6 to the blocking Fog Bank and it would all be prevented and therefore gain no life.

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Found it. I saw LMTRK's post noting Trample and my train of thought went down a different track. I apologize.