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    Mintek is offline Uncommon
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    Default creature with trample is blocked by small creature which is sacrificed?

    what happens when a creature with trample is blocked by a smaller creature which is sacrificed?

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    Default Re: creature with trample is blocked by small creature which is sacrificed?

    You mean, the smaller creature is sacrificed? Well, since the creature with trample no longer has to assign lethal combat damage to the blocking creature (because there is no blocking creature anymore), it gets to assign its full combat damage to the defending player.

    Example: Player A's Primeval Titan is attacking Player B. Player B blocks with Mogg Fanatic, but then decides to activate its activated ability, which of course requires you to sacrifice it. Since Primeval Titan no longer has any blocking creatures to assign damage to first, it will deal 6 damage to Player B.

    Do note that this only happens when the attacking creature has trample. A blocked creature without trample simply deals no damage at all if the blocking creatures cease to be. Refer to the following:

    510.1c A blocked creature assigns its combat damage to the creatures blocking it. If no creatures are
    currently blocking it (if, for example, they were destroyed or removed from combat), it assigns
    no combat damage. If exactly one creature is blocking it, it assigns all its combat damage to that
    creature. If two or more creatures are blocking it, it assigns its combat damage to those creatures
    according to the damage assignment order announced for it. This may allow the blocked creature to divide its combat damage. However, it can’t assign combat damage to a creature
    that’s blocking it unless, when combat damage assignments are complete, each creature that
    precedes that blocking creature in its order is assigned lethal damage. When checking for
    assigned lethal damage, take into account damage already marked on the creature and damage
    from other creatures that’s being assigned during the same combat damage step, but not any
    abilities or effects that might change the amount of damage that’s actually dealt. An amount of
    damage that’s greater than a creature’s lethal damage may be assigned to it.

    702.18c If an attacking creature with trample is blocked, but there are no creatures blocking it when
    damage is assigned, all its damage is assigned to the player or planeswalker it’s attacking.



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