I need a rules clarification:
A player declares an attacker. Then a player declares a blocker. The attacking player assumes priority and casts an isntant that removes
(e.g. exile) the creature declared as blocker. What happens next, in the combat damage step? Is the damage dealt to the player or not?
A blocked creature cannot deal combat damage to the player or planeswalker it attacked unless it has trample or a similar ability. Even if all blocking creatures are somehow removed, the creature does not become unblocked. If there is no creature blocking the attacker anymore, it simply deals no combat damage.
I have a question: How does trample damage go through if no damage was actually dealt to the blocking creature. As they never exchanged damage than there is no way for the game to "check for" trample damage. In this case wouldn't my removed deathtouch dreature still kill this trampler.
I guess I understand it wrong but doesn't a creature with trample have to apply above and beyond damage to a creature for trample to even trigger? Would my removed Deathtouch creature still kill?
in the "combat damage step" the attacking creature assigns lethal damage to the blockers and then the rest to the player
since there is no more blocking creature all damage goes to the player
your deathtouch creature is not around to deal damage, so the attacker will be fine
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