Q:That is so confusing. If the creature is blocked doesn't that mean it has to deal damage to the blocker? If the blocker was sacrificed then where did the damage from the attack go, and if the damage was dealt do the blocker then how can it still be sacrificed?. I guess things get blocked and THEN damage gets dealt? I hate this game sometimes.
Think of it as the attacking creature getting tripped up by the blocker.
Damage is only dealt if the creature is still there to deal damage by the time we get to the Combat Damage Step.
- Declare Attackers
- Declare Blockers
- Combat Damage
- End of Combat
Believe me, it used to be different when combat used the stack and got complicated.
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- sarroth said: sub-brotality is wrong. The guy is still blocked, blocker there or not. Damage will only go through with trample. Mtgfan’s “tripped up by the blocker” explains it well flavorfully. I think of the creature as being so puzzled it missed the party.
- alta-vada said: To my understanding, active abilities come on the stack at instant speed so if an AA calls for a blocker to be sacked then it would precede the damage step. So the attacking damage would go through. I THINK that’s right…
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