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Does a creature with let's say protection from white cancel the damage done by a white creature with double strike entirely, or just the regular damage?
double strike is regular damage, just twice
protection will work in both combat damage steps and prevent the damage in each
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A creature with protection from white cannot normally be dealt damage from a white source for any reason. So if you block a Fencing Ace with a Black Knight, the knight won't take any damage at all.
A creature with protection from white cannot normally be dealt damage from a white source for any reason. So if you block a Fencing Ace with a Black Knight, the knight won't take any damage at all.



Ok, good you posted exactly the right example i was looking for. See the Black Knight has First Strike, so this makes sense that it would at least be able to cancel the damage. But let's say a regular creature without any special abilities except protection from white...what would happen then? Or does it make any difference?
Black Knight is a bad example, because it will kill the Fencing Ace in the first strike damage step, and it will not be around in regular damage step ;)

but Bowshewicz' example works just as well with Knight of Infamy, that will not take any damage from Fencing Ace and only kill him after it dealt damage in both damage steps (actually since the damage is prevented it didn't deal any damage at all, but still, I hope you understand my point ;))
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It won't make any difference in this case. I used Black Knight since he's the first pro white creature that comes to mind, but the result would be the same if the blocker was, say, a Goblin Outlander.
But how can a creature with protection protect against said color if it doesn't have first strike?
Protection from white (just as an example; replace "white" with whatever you want) prevents all damage dealt to whatever has the protection from any and all white sources.  It doesn't just prevent combat damage, and it doesn't just prevent non-first strike damage.  First strike is irrelevant.  Fencing Ace gets blocked by Knight of Infamy; Fencing Ace does not deal first strike damage to the Knight because the Knight has protection from white; now comes the regular damage part, and Fencing Ace still does not deal any damage because the Knight still has protection from white, and now the Knight kills the Ace.

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It sounds like some people might be under the impression that protection from white prevents a card from being effected by the abilities of white cards.  This is not the case.  Protection protects against four things, the permanent with protection can't be damaged by sources it has protection against; equipped or enchanted by auras or equipment it has protection against; blocked by creatures it has protection against;or targeted by spells it has protection against or abilities of objects it has protection against.  You can remember this with the acronym DEBT.
It sounds like some people might be under the impression that protection from white prevents a card from being effected by the abilities of white cards.  This is not the case.  Protection protects against four things, the permanent with protection can't be damaged by sources it has protection against; equipped or enchanted by auras or equipment it has protection against; blocked by creatures it has protection against;or targeted by spells it has protection against or abilities of objects it has protection against.  You can remember this with the acronym DEBT.

Great! Thanks for the help!
It sounds like some people might be under the impression that protection from white prevents a card from being effected by the abilities of white cards.  This is not the case.  Protection protects against four things, the permanent with protection can't be damaged by sources it has protection against; equipped or enchanted by auras or equipment it has protection against; blocked by creatures it has protection against;or targeted by spells it has protection against or abilities of objects it has protection against.  You can remember this with the acronym DEBT.




That's interesting. So an overloaded Vandalblast will destroy an artifact with protection from red?
It sounds like some people might be under the impression that protection from white prevents a card from being effected by the abilities of white cards.  This is not the case.  Protection protects against four things, the permanent with protection can't be damaged by sources it has protection against; equipped or enchanted by auras or equipment it has protection against; blocked by creatures it has protection against;or targeted by spells it has protection against or abilities of objects it has protection against.  You can remember this with the acronym DEBT.




That's interesting. So an overloaded Vandalblast will destroy an artifact with protection from red?

correct, since overloaded Vandalblast doesn't target
It sounds like some people might be under the impression that protection from white prevents a card from being effected by the abilities of white cards.  This is not the case.  Protection protects against four things, the permanent with protection can't be damaged by sources it has protection against; equipped or enchanted by auras or equipment it has protection against; blocked by creatures it has protection against;or targeted by spells it has protection against or abilities of objects it has protection against.  You can remember this with the acronym DEBT.




That's interesting. So an overloaded Vandalblast will destroy an artifact with protection from red?

correct, since overloaded Vandalblast doesn't target



Weird, i thought it did "Destroy Target artifact you don't control" ?? Although you must mean, only if it's been Overloaded? Right?
overload replaces all of the words "target"
an overloaded spell does not target
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