Category Archives: Triggered Abilities

Killing Gray Merchant in response to the ETB ability.

Gray Merchant only checks devotion as its trigger resolves. You’re able to minimize your losses if you can minimize the player’s devotion in response to the trigger! Continue reading

Posted in Characteristics, Resolving spells and abilities, Triggered Abilities | Tagged | Comments Off

Responding to evolve by killing the creature that just entered.

If a creature that triggered Evolve is gone by the time the trigger resolves, the trigger just uses the last known information about that creature’s P/T when it died. That means Doom Blade or Bile Blight will give different outcomes when responding to an Evolve trigger! Continue reading

Posted in Characteristics, Resolving spells and abilities, Triggered Abilities | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Brimaz vs. Silent Arbiter.

Against Silent Arbiter, Brimaz can attack by himself, but you still end up with 2 attacking creatures. Continue reading

Posted in Combat Phase, Static Abilities, Triggered Abilities | Tagged , | Comments Off

Brimaz blocking with other creatures & the damage assignment order.

When Brimaz blocks, he adds a creature into the damage assignment order, and it’s the attacking player who chooses where it will be in that order. Continue reading

Posted in Combat Phase, Triggered Abilities | Tagged | Comments Off

Brimaz blocking flyers.

can be quite a confusing card. Things become very strange when he takes to the skies. When Brimaz has flying somehow (perhaps he’s wearing ) and blocks a flyer, his ability does in fact trigger like normal. His vigilant friend … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Phase, Triggered Abilities | Tagged | Comments Off

Brimaz vs. Sphere of Safety

is a quite powerful hero. There are many powerful interactions featuring this fabled feline. This week, we will be looking at a few of them in detail! To start off, Brimaz is quite strong against . Though you need to … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Phase, Costs, Triggered Abilities | Tagged | Comments Off

Medomai and double strike.

I’ve seen this question pop up quite a few times recently, so I think it’s high time to answer it for all to see! What happens if you give double strike (e.g., if you bestow it with )? Well, the … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Phase, Triggered Abilities | Tagged | Comments Off

Arcbound Ravager vs. Rest in Peace.

Modular triggers only when Arcbound Ravager hits the graveyard. If you stop that from happening, you can stop those pesky counters from moving around! Continue reading

Posted in Prevention and Replacement Effects, Triggered Abilities | Tagged , | Comments Off

Brimaz and Exalted

Exalted triggers when a creature is declared as an only attacker, and won’t care if Brimaz later pops out a kitten. Brimaz will still get the bonus. Continue reading

Posted in Combat Phase, Triggered Abilities | Tagged | Comments Off

Arbiter of the Ideal and Thassa – Stacking triggers for value.

The Inspired abilities might trigger during your untap step, but triggers can’t go on the stack in that step. In essence, they will work like an upkeep trigger and you can order them along with any other upkeep triggers you need to put on the stack at the same time! Continue reading

Posted in Triggered Abilities, Turn Structure | Tagged , | Comments Off