The minion rules provide that "If a minion is missed by an attack that deals damage on a miss, the minion doesn't take that damage." A player of mine had a rogue daily that had an Effect that caused damage. Because it was an effect, it would occur whether the attack hit or not. He missed with his attack. My inclination was to rule that the minion rule would cause the Effect to not damage the minion. When he argued I let it slide. What does the hive mind say?