Redirect Vs. Essance harvest...

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ok, my friend casts 2 essance harvests, one directed at myself and one directed at my fiance.  The one directed to my fiance goes through, the one directed at me I cast redirect on which changes the target(s) of target spell.  Because essance harvest is a twofur, my friend claims that i'm only redirecting the damage, however my argument is because it is only on spell and redirect changes targets not target his essance harvest targeted me for the damage and him for the life gaining.  So how would this work?  Because if someone plays an angels mercy where it says "you gain seven life" would a redirect work for any instance where it says you.
Redirect only changes Essence Harvest's target, not essence harvest's controller. The "you" in its text refers to its controller, which is still your opponent. If you want to gain the life from essenve harvest, you'll have to use Commandeer.

Angel's mercy does not have any targets. Redirect cannot do anything to it.
114.9a Just because an object or player is being affected by a spell or ability doesn't make that object or player a target of that spell or ability. Unless that object or player is identified by the word "target" in the text of that spell or ability, or the rule for that keyword ability, it's not a target.

114.9b In particular, the word "you" in an object's text doesn't indicate a target.


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ok, my friend casts 2 essance harvests, one directed at myself and one directed at my fiance.

You make it sound as if he cast those two spells together.
Did he? Because that would be illegal, since Essence Harvest is a Sorcery.

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oops thought i was in the right thread musta been clicking around. 
whats illegal about casting two of the same sorcery spells on his turn?
it sounded like he cast one in response to the other
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whats illegal about casting two of the same sorcery spells on his turn?


Who said that was illegal?

You can't easily cast a sorcery while something else is on the stack, even if that something else is another sorcery with the same name.

No, I am not a judge. That's why I like to quote sources such as the rules that trump judges.

yea it was the other guys turn he had plenty of mana and cast both of them....Chaikov said something about that being illegal...i don't see how
yea it was the other guys turn he had plenty of mana and cast both of them....Chaikov said something about that being illegal...i don't see how

again, he can't cast them at the same time, no matter how much mana he has
he has to wait for one to resolve before he can cast the next one
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yea the first was directed at my fiance she took the damage, he gained the life....second one was aimed at me i redirected it to another player.  It wasn't like tap six many and double shot it was one at a time.  The way chaikov said it confuzed me cause i was thinking he ment something like you can't play more than one sorcery in a turn or something like that....i got what ya mean tho.
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