Pit Fight + Holy Mantle

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How does Pit Fight resolve if you force an opponent's creature to fight one of your's with a Holy Mantle attached (protection from creatures)? Would your creature (with mantle) take any damage or would your creature be considered an "illegal target"?

* If either target of Pit Fight is an illegal target when the ability tries to resolve, neither creature will deal or be dealt damage.

Pit Fight is doing the targeting, not the creatures.  Thus, a creature with Holy Mantle enchanted on it is a legal target for Pit Fight.

However, since the creatures are dealing damage to each other, the creature with Holy Mantle won't be dealt any damage, thanks to its protection from creatures. 
However, (to clarify) the creature enchanted by Holy Mantle will happily deal its damage to the other creature.

Level 1 Judge as of 09/26/2013

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