Overkill damage: Several Questions...

  • #1
    Happy New Year Rule Gurus! I got some questions on certain cards when it comes to overkill damage such as...

    Cards that can "reflect" damage depending on how much they get hit by. Spitemare and Mogg Maniac. Say I fireball my own creature for 30 damage. My friend says that because the creatures toughness is less than that, it can only absorb that much.

    So against a spitemare, a fireball of 30 damage can only deal 3 damage because the rest is overkill.

    Now a question for lifelink and overkill damage. Say attack with a fully leveled Transcendent Master and he blocks with a 0/1 token. The master is 9 power, do I gain the 9 life or do I gain 1 life because of the toughness of the creature?
    To the people that say that a card needs to be a higher rarity because of Limited... I hate you guys so much. I present to you with this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY8h2vp5Xis
  • #2
    Quote from Tanion
    Happy New Year Rule Gurus! I got some questions on certain cards when it comes to overkill damage such as...

    Cards that can "reflect" damage depending on how much they get hit by. Spitemare and Mogg Fanatic. Say I fireball my own creature for 30 damage. My friend says that because the creatures toughness is less than that, it can only absorb that much.

    So against a spitemare, a fireball of 30 damage can only deal 3 damage because the rest is overkill.

    There is no basis in the rules for your friend's assertion. There is no rule that states that a creature's toughness limits how much damage can be dealt to it.


    Now a question for lifelink and overkill damage. Say attack with a fully leveled Transcendent Master and he blocks with a 0/1 token. The master is 9 power, do I gain the 9 life or do I gain 1 life because of the toughness of the creature?


    Its power is 9, so it deals 9 damage and you gain 9 life.
    Level 2 Magic Judge

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  • #3
    Thank you for your swift answer. I don't know where he came up with that rule either and it cost me a match or two, at least the lifelink one. The first question was more towards a deck idea. Thank you though again for the assistance. Have a good weekend.
    To the people that say that a card needs to be a higher rarity because of Limited... I hate you guys so much. I present to you with this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY8h2vp5Xis
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