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Entering the battlefield ability question...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Entering the battlefield ability question... Reply with quote


I appreciated if you could help me in this situation... I know that probably someone posted about something similar, but I couldn't found any answer to this specific situation.

It's simple,
I'm on my turn, and I cast a Huntmaster of the Fells, when my opponent says that in response he would play a Devour Flesh, what obviously wouldn't make any difference cause the creatures weren't on the battlefield yet, but after I explained that to him, he said that in that case he would play it in response to Huntmaster ability, in order to make me sacrifice it before I put the wolf on play and couldn't choose between the token or the Huntmaster...

His intentions are obvious... But my question is, can he do it? Play an instant in response to the "entering the battlefield" ability and make me sacrifice my Huntmaster before I put the token on play?

Thanks for your time and help,
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ability goes on the stack, just like a spell would. Before it can resolve, you have to pass priority, which means your opponent has a chance to respond to it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any ability that starts with "When" or "Whenever" is a triggered ability. Triggered abilities use the stack and can be responded to.
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