Indestructibility

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Do creatures with indestrucibility completely ignore any damage marked on them? If I [C]Searing Spear[/C] a indestrucible 5/5 creature, would I be able to use two [C]Crippling Blight[/C] to send it to the graveyard since it's a 5/2? or would I have to use five?
Do creatures with indestrucibility completely ignore any damage marked on them? If I [C]Searing Spear[/C] a indestrucible 5/5 creature, would I be able to use two [C]Crippling Blight[/C] to send it to the graveyard since it's a 5/2? or would I have to use five?



Damage does not reduce toughness, indestructible or not.  You will need to use five -1 effects to get the creature's toughness to 0 and send it to the graveyard.
 
Damage doesn't reduce toughness. In this situation, it go from 5/5 to 5/5 with 3 damage marked on it to 4/4 with 3 damage marked on it to 3/3 with 3 damage marked on it. That would be enough to destroy it, but being indestructible saves it from that.
The damage is still marked on them, but lethal amounts of it do not destroy indestructible creatures (nothing does, that's what "indestructible" means).

Note that damage does NOT reduce toughness, whether a creature is indestructible or not. A 5/5 creature with three damage marked on it is just that - it does not become a 5/2. If that creature is indestructible, you need to reduce its toughness by 5 to send it to the graveyard, no matter how much damage is marked on it.
Jeff Heikkinen DCI Rules Advisor since Dec 25, 2011
Damage is marked on the creature in exactly the same way - the difference is that the damage cannot destroy the indestructible creature (because nothing can, by definition). If the creature stops being indestructible later in the same turn and still has enough damage on it, it will be destroyed at that point.

~ Tim 
I am Blue/White Reached DCI Rating 1800 on 28/10/11. :D
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56287226 wrote:
190106923 wrote:
Not bad. But what happens flavor wise when one kamahl kills the other one?
Zis iz a sign uf deep psychological troma, buried in zer subconscious mind. By keelink himzelf, Kamahl iz physically expressink hiz feelinks uf self-disgust ova hiz desire for hiz muzzer. [/GermanPsychologistVoice]
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57799958 wrote:
That makes no sense to me. If they spelled the ability out on the card in full then it would not be allowed in a mono-black Commander deck, but because they used a keyword to save space it is allowed? ~ Tim
Yup, just like you can have Birds of paradise in a mono green deck but not Noble Hierarch. YAY COLOR IDENTITY
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56888618 wrote:
Is algebra really that difficult?
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57799958 wrote:
You want to make a milky drink. You squeeze a cow.
I love this description. Like the cows are sponges filled with milk. I can see it all Nick Parks claymation-style with the cow's eyes bugging out momentarily as a giant farmer squeezes it like a squeaky dog toy, and milk shoots out of it.
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56735468 wrote:
And no judge will ever give you a game loss for playing snow covered lands.
I now have a new goal in life. ;)
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