Enchantment vs Instant

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Hi guys,

 

If I cast a creature, and then proceed to announce that I am casting Gift of Immortality on that creature, and my opponent responds with Murder, how does the play work?

 

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thanks!

If they destroy the creature while your Aura is on the stack, the Aura is countered and goes to the graveyard.

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K-Mogg wrote:

If they destroy the creature while your Aura is on the stack, the Aura is countered and goes to the graveyard.

 

thank you So it might be safer to wait until second main phase to wait and see if they decide to killl that creature

Not really, it will be the same issue. Your opponent can respond to your aura spell by killing the creature, thus countering the aura spell. This is true no matter when you try to enchant your creature.

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Safer is to wait until they don't have enough mana to cast Murder before you cast your Gift of Immortality 

K-Mogg wrote:
If they destroy the creature while your Aura is on the stack, the Aura is countered and goes to the graveyard.

This is true.  But an aside to reinforce a recent wrinkle to this formerly ironclad rule - the Theros Enchantment-creatures with the "Bestow" ability (allowing them to be cast as auras) don't follow this template.  If they are being cast as auras (via Bestow), and the aura's target creature is removed or becomes illegal while the being-cast-as-an-aura Bestow spell is on the stack, the Bestow card is NOT put into the graveyard - it enters the battlefield as an enchantment creature (but not an aura).

 

Good note to have. So if I cast a creature as bestow, it still can get killed but the effect triggers and it comes back as a creature.

bascotie wrote:

Good note to have. So if I cast a creature as bestow, it still can get killed but the effect triggers and it comes back as a creature.

Um, this is potentially confusing. A Bestow card that is cast as an aura will only become a creature if it resolves without a legal target or if the creature it's attached to dies/leaves the battlefield/gains protection from the aura's characteristics. If you destroy a Bestowed aura directly, it won't "trigger" to come back (since Bestow has nothing to do with triggered abilities anyway).

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