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naya battlemage questions

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Joined: 31 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only time he can stop your attack is at the beginning of combat step, at which time he can tap creatures before you attack at all.

Once you enter your declare attackers step, you declare all attackers and tap them; past this point, tapping your creatures is useless. Although he can use a tap ability on a creature that is tapped it won't do anything.

So, he can tap a guy, but only at the beginning of combat. After that, you can choose any untapped guys to attack. It might be a smaller guy or a less favourable attack, but meh.

He can't stop the attack once it has happened by tapping the creature.

Hope that answers your question.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just let him know you won those Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rationale is not whether or not you can play things at that time but rather that tapping is a "cost" of sorts to declare attackers. (note that although vigilance removes this cost, the creature must still be untapped in order to be able to be declared as an attacker). Now when you enter combat step, your opponent may choose to tap a certain creature or creatures however if at the start of the declare attackers step you have at least one untapped creature remaining you may then declare that creature as an attacker. Hope that helps.
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