An attacking player attacks with a Wrens Run Vanquisher which is enchanted with Lure. The defending player has 3 untapped Ghoul Trees. What is the best outcome for the attacking player? Thanks
Wren's Run Vanquisher
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result: all 4 creatures are dead
To expand on that, because your question leads us to believe you might not understand the interaction, here's what happens. (non-technically)
You declare the Vanquisher as your attacker.
(Priorities pass here)
Your opponent declares blockers. Lure forces your opponent's creatures to block vanquisher, if able.
3 Ghoultrees block the vanquisher.
Combat damage is assigned. Vanquisher has Deathtouch, so only 1 damage is required to assign lethal damage to each creature.
You assign one damage to each Ghoultree. Each Ghoultree assigns 10 damage to your Vanquisher
All Ghoultrees die from deathtouch damage, Vanquisher dies from recieving 30 Damage.
I hope that was helpful.
I wasn't technical, so prepare for nitpicks.
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Thank you so much that cleared it up a bit though what about the section stating that abilities don't apply when assigning damage?
First of all, what section?
The closest thing I could find was under the rules for Trample, which obviously aren't relevant here. And in any event, even the rules for Trample don't say abilities don't apply. They say this:
702.19b The controller of an attacking creature with trample first assigns damage to the creature(s) blocking it. Once all those blocking creatures are assigned lethal damage, any remaining damage is assigned as its controller chooses among those blocking creatures and the player or planeswalker the creature is attacking. When checking for assigned lethal damage, take into account damage already marked on the creature and damage from other creatures that’s being assigned during the same combat damage step, but not any abilities or effects that might change the amount of damage that’s actually dealt. The attacking creature’s controller need not assign lethal damage to all those blocking creatures but in that case can’t assign any damage to the player or planeswalker it’s attacking.
That doesn't say abilities don't apply, it says abilities that might change the amount of damage dealt are ignored. That's not the same thing at all, and obviously doesn't include Deathtouch.
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Yes that's the rule I was trying to remember. It makes sense now. Thanks
Small correction, there is a very similarly worded rule in the normal rules for damage assignment. But the similarity extends to that sentence referring to things that change the amount of damage, not to abilities in general. It means that, for example, you don't have to worry about whether some of that damage is going to be prevented.