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Subject: Attack and counter with frostback bear rss

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Ryxius Ryxius
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Good afternoon,

If I attack with a frostback bear (A) and my opponent counter with a frostback bear too(B).

I deal damage to my opponent and he will do the same simultaneously.

I will trigger the freeze of my bear (A) and then put an exhaust token to (B)

1. So can (B) use his freeze (because they will trigger simultaneously)?

2. Or I'm the active player so I can choose which freeze will be activated first and place an exhaust token to (B) and (B) can't use his freeze because exhausted (and at the end of the resolution combat he will have a second exhaust token because he counter)

So the real question is "the effect trigger when the damages are dealt or after"

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Julien Grenier
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2) is the actual answer.
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Ryxius Ryxius
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Thanks a lot
 
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Nathan Stiles
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I agree that #2 is the answer.

I want to add, that one of the things I hate about MtG is the timing rules. I like Ashes b/c it mitigates a lot of timing issues, and the skills I consider more important are therefore more important. This is not one of those times. Even thematically, it makes no sense.

Conclusion-- while I enjoy Ashes, and currently love to play, small items like this that creep in will ultimately turn this game into a fad for me. I wish it wasn't so.
 
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Does bear B (countering) still deal damage, or does he not because he's exhausted by freeze?
 
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Skaak
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Kikathumper wrote:
Does bear B (countering) still deal damage, or does he not because he's exhausted by freeze?


He still deals damage, because attacking and countering damage is assigned simultaneously. It's only the freezing ability that he cannot trigger.
 
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