I have two questions:
1) My opponent has Energy Field and a plainswalker in play.
Is it true that my creatures cannot kill the plainswalker by attacking?
If yes, can anyone tell me why?
2) I have 1 life. I have a sphinx of the steel wind .
My opponent has disciple of the vault and ornithopter .
Is it possible for me to kill the ornithopter in combat with sphinx without losing the game?
(Like, in combat in which player's turn?)
Thanks in advance!
1) Your opponent is not his planeswalker, therefore damage dealt to the planeswalker is not prevented by Energy Field .
2) Yes, lifelink modifies the results of damage. You gain 6 life from the Sphinx's combat damage before the Disciple's trigger is even put on the stack. Whose turn it is doesn't matter.
Thank you guys!
I thought Lifelink is triggered ability, and I was wrong...
Not, this is not true. Energy Field will protect against damage from spells and abilities directed at you that your opponent would then redirect to your walker (as you may have the damage be prevented first before the redirection).
But creatures attack the planeswalker directly; the damage is not being dealt to the player, so Energy Field will not prevent it.
It was before M10 changed it. So be careful with older cards, that still use the old trigger wording. Check gatherer to see, if they still use the trigger or if they got errata. Except for Loxodon Warhammer , all cards that were printed with the trigger wording should still use it.
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