Restoration Angel Response Killing

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Ok, I'm sure I've seen an answer to this somewhere but I can't find it so here I am, situation is as follows.

My opponent has a Thragtusk in play and casts Restoration Angel, targetting Thragtusk.
Angel resolves and Thragtusk gets exiled.
In response to the exile effect, I cast Thunderbolt at the Angel, killing it.
Does the Thragtusk then remain permanently exiled or does it still come back into play?
Or is this order of play not legal and I'd need to wait for the full Angel ability to resolve?

Thanks
Ok, I'm sure I've seen an answer to this somewhere but I can't find it so here I am, situation is as follows.

My opponent has a Thragtusk in play and casts Restoration Angel, targetting Thragtusk.
Angel resolves and Thragtusk gets exiled.
In response to the exile effect, I cast Thunderbolt at the Angel, killing it.
Does the Thragtusk then remain permanently exiled or does it still come back into play?
Or is this order of play not legal and I'd need to wait for the full Angel ability to resolve?

Thanks



The exile and return all happens as part of a single ability, and you can't activate an ability while that is happening.  You need a card with two seperate abilities, such as Oblivion Ring if you want to exile the card permanently.
 
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My opponent has a Thragtusk in play and casts Restoration Angel, targetting Thragtusk.


Your opponnent can't do that, the angel does not have a target. The "blink" effect is applied when the enter the battlefield triggered ability of the angel resolves. It is this ability that does the target.

Other than that, yes, the angel is not an oblivion ring. The blink happens right away or doesn't happen at all. Not that the ability won't blink the creature if you destroy the angel in response though.

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My opponent has a Thragtusk in play and casts Restoration Angel, targetting Thragtusk.
Angel resolves and Thragtusk gets exiled.

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Angel resolves and enters the field which triggers its ability
Your opponent chooses a target for the trigger and the trigger goes to the stack.
In response to the exile effect, I cast Thunderbolt at the Angel, killing it.
Does the Thragtusk then remain permanently exiled or does it still come back into play?

the ability on the stack is independent from the Angel and the trigger exile and return is optional
so your opponent can either choose to not exile Thragtusk or let it be exiled and then returned (netting him 5 life and a 3/3 beast token)
Or is this order of play not legal and I'd need to wait for the full Angel ability to resolve?

no, it's legal
but Restoration Angel can never exile a creature permanently because its all one ability

it can happen with Fiend Hunter though because it has two separate abilities

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So after the angel resolves and the controller puts the ability on the stack, the opponent can then put a spell to burn the angel on the stack, yes? 

If that's the last thing to go on the stack, the burn resolves first, killing the angel.  Then does the angel's ability still resolve, or does it go away with the angel dying?  Does the Thrag still blink?


So after the angel resolves and the controller puts the ability on the stack, the opponent can then put a spell to burn the angel on the stack, yes? 

If that's the last thing to go on the stack, the burn resolves first, killing the angel.  Then does the angel's ability still resolve, or does it go away with the angel dying?  Does the Thrag still blink?




Abilities exist independent of the source. The thragtusk will still 'blink'. Nothing to stop you killing the thragtusk in response though, so at least that doesn't come back.

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So after the angel resolves and the controller puts the ability on the stack, the opponent can then put a spell to burn the angel on the stack, yes? 

yes
If that's the last thing to go on the stack, the burn resolves first, killing the angel.  Then does the angel's ability still resolve, or does it go away with the angel dying?  Does the Thrag still blink?

the ability will still resolve, the Thrag will still blink

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Abilities on the stack are independent of their sources. No matter, what happens to the angel, its ability will resolve and blink the Thragtusk.
If your opponent casts and resolves Restoration Angel and targets Thragtusk with the blink ability, you could respond to that ability while it is on the stack by casting Searing Spear and targeting Thragtusk. If you did this, the Searing Spear would resolve first, killing Thragtusk before the Angel's ability resolves. You opponent would not gain 5 life or keep his creature; however, nothing currently legal in Standard can prevent him from netting the 3/3 Beast token.

This is one way you can "interrupt" the Angel's flicker ability. Killing her after she resolves won't change the fact that her ability is already on the stack, waiting to resolve.
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Thanks guys, all cleared up.
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