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    Default Re: does attacking count as tapping

    A creature declared as an attacker becomes tapped (unless it has vigilance), so...yeah.
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    Default Re: does attacking count as tapping

    Yes, when you attack the monster is tapped. But even when someone blocks with a creature the monster is still taped. Like when you use a land its tapped. But some cards like lightning angel doesn't tap, But it still cant attack i think.

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    yes the angel can attack. on a small side note its not mosters its creatures. in yu-gi-oh its monsters but not in magic.

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    Default Re: does attacking count as tapping

    Quote Originally Posted by seba1983 View Post
    yes the angel can attack. on a small side note its not mosters its creatures. in yu-gi-oh its monsters but not in magic.
    Thanks for clearing that up i got confused lol. Thats sweet so the angel can attack again? Or does there have to be a second player?

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    Default Re: does attacking count as tapping

    Creatures can only attack once per turn, unless an effect specifically grants you an extra combat phase.
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    Oh so even if Lightning Angel is untaped it still cant attack?

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    Default Re: does attacking count as tapping

    It can attack once a turn, along with every other creature. The only difference is that it doesn't tap.
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    Default Re: does attacking count as tapping

    Oh, then thats pointless. Only if theres no card that says it can attack again.

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    Default Re: does attacking count as tapping

    Hardly pointless. If it's untapped, that means it can block as well.
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    Default Re: does attacking count as tapping

    Oh so even if another creature is tapped it cant block?

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    Default Re: does attacking count as tapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning1714 View Post
    Oh so even if another creature is tapped it cant block?
    Keep it simple:

    Tapped creatures cannot attack or block.

    Untapped creatures can attack and block.

    Attacking causes creatures to tap unless they have Vigilance (Read the reminder text.).

    Therefore, creatures with Vigilance can attack on your turn and block on your opponent's turn which gives them an advantage.

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    Well done.

    In addition, although attacking causes a creature to tap, blocking doesn't.
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    Default Re: does attacking count as tapping

    Quote Originally Posted by guyarney View Post
    Keep it simple:

    Tapped creatures cannot attack or block.

    Untapped creatures can attack and block.

    Attacking causes creatures to tap unless they have Vigilance (Read the reminder text.).

    Therefore, creatures with Vigilance can attack on your turn and block on your opponent's turn which gives them an advantage.
    Ok, Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: does attacking count as tapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Arix View Post
    Well done.

    In addition, although attacking causes a creature to tap, blocking doesn't.
    I never realized how important this detail was until I started playing MAGIC with my neighbor and his wife about four months ago - despite the fact that they are decent casual players, I still have to remind them not to tap their blocking creatures because they were incorrectly taught to do so...

 

 

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