Quote from FreezingPoint »Just had an idea based on Mox Diamond
As this enters the battlefield, you may pay 1 life and exile a basic land from your hand. If you don't, this enters the battlefield tapped.
T: Add W, U or B.
As this enters the battlefield, you may exile a basic land from your hand. If you don't, this enters the battlefield tapped.
T: Add W, U or B. You lose 1 life unless you control a permanent of any color.
Quote from Horseshoe_Hermit »Yeah Sorin will trigger Epicure from dealing damage. But Epicure doesn't deal damage.
I can't find anything on whether "deal N |lifelink| damage and gain N life" will give you two lifegain events or one. But I know an [O]fficial statement on this came out at some point. It cleared up a lot about combining effects with the word "and" or alternate conjunctions in spell effects.