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diaboloc edict x progenitus

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. Spells that target say the word "target" on them, or in the reminder text of a keyword. "Sacrifice" specifically doesn't target. You could, for example, sacrifice your own Progenitus to Nantuko Husk.

As a quick rundown, Protection:

1. Prevents [whatever] from targeting the permanent. Diabolic Edict doesn't target - no problem here.
2. Prevents [whatever] from damaging the permanent. Diabolic Edict doesn't do damage - no problem here.
3. Prevents [whatever] from blocking it if it is attacking. Diabolic Edict isn't blocking - no problem here.
4. Prevents an Aura of [whatever] type or an Equipment of [whatever] type from enchanting/equipping the permanent, and causes all Auras and Equipment to drop off the enchanted/equipped permanent if they are already there when the permanent gains Protection from [whatever] (Auras go to the graveyard, Equipment stay on the battlefield). Diabolic Edict isn't an Aura or Equipment - no problem here.

Rule 502.7 of the Comp Rules deals with Protection if you want to have a reference to show someone.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing that would stop diabolic edict is tajuuru preserver or some sort of shroud for the player in question.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Card Name: Diabolic Edict
Mana Cost: 1Black
Converted Mana Cost: 2
Types: Instant
Card Text: Target player sacrifices a creature.
Flavor Text: Greven il-Vec lifted Vhati off his feet. "The fall will give you time to think on your failure."

As sc4rs said "Protection" means that the thing with protection cannot be "targetted".

A spell or ability targets if it uses the word "target".

Diabolic Edit has the word "target", therefore it targets.

However, Diabolic Edict has "target player", so it only targets players. It does not target creatures.

Therefore, Progenitus' protection ability is not relevant because it is not being targetted.

So, when Diabolic Edit resolves, the targetted player will sacrifice a creature. He can sacrifice Progenitus because Progenitus isn't being targetted.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An easy way to remember what Protection does is with the acronym DEBT. (That's how I learned it at least.)

Protection from everything meaning it can't be...

D - Damaged
E - Enchanted
B - Blocked
T - Targeted anything!
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