Say I use Satyr Piper on both Anvilwrought Raptor and Bronze Sable. My opponent controls Nessian Asp and Nessian Courser. Does he have to block the Raptor with the Asp, or can he block the Sable with the Asp?
When assigning blockers, the defending player must obey the maximum number of requirements. There are two requirements. And your opponent can obey two. So he has to block that those two are obeyed. Thus the Asp has to block the Raptor and the Courser the Sable. Blocking the Sable with the Asp makes it impossible to block the Raptor, thus only fulfilling one rquirement. Such a block is not legal if there is a possible blocker declaration, where more requirements are fulfiled.
I'm a Rules Advisor now
"Simple questions" usually need rather complex answers, while complex questions often come down to no more than a simple "yes" or "no".
What part of hayaku ikee did you not understand?
Who truly runs this city? Look to the sky on hallowed days, and see whose sigil is stamped clearly onto the heavens. - Vuliev of the Ghost Council
We have no need for military might. We wield two of the sharpest swords ever forged: Faith in our left hand, Wealth in our right. - Vuliev of the Ghost Council
Options will cost you, but a lack of them will cost you even more.
The wizard who reads a thousand books is powerful. The wizard who memorizes a thousand books is insane.
A single dedicated mind can bring about the greatest destruction. That, or goblins - goblins work too.
Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire. - Jaya Ballard, task mage
He unmakes the world in his own image.
Who's the crazy one now? - Torgle, mountaintop boatmaker
Fair? At what point in our negotiations did you convince yourself my goal was to be fair?
After breaking free from the Riptide Project, the slivers quickly adapted to life on Otaria - much to the dismay of life on Otaria.
Choices are rarely as simple as they seem.