Dam the Man wrote:
Along the same lines, if you used a character that has a "when blocks" ability such as Beast, his ability still triggers even though you used Distraction to get rid of whatever he was blocking.
But couldn't you use Distraction in the Main Step, thus preventing say Beast from even declaring as blocker (though opponent gets to pick the targets)? If character X can't block this turn, he can't declare as blocker and then "bounce back" to not block, can he?
While on the subject of Distraction, is there any point in having 2x to use same turn? Say opponent has 4 characters (1-4), he picks 1 and 2 for Distraction 1, could he then target 1 and 2 for D2? So best to use D1 in the Main Step and D2 in the Attack Step?
The Basic Action Distraction (as opposed to the global ability on the Distraction card) reads the following: "Your opponent targets two of his or her characters. Those characters cannot block (this turn)". There's nothing there that says the characters must have previously been able to block, so you are certainly correct in thinking that your opponent could target the same two characters for 2 separate Distraction actions.
You are right that you can use Distraction during the Main Step to prevent Beast from ever declaring to block. In fact, in order for Distraction to work, it must
be used during the Main Step, that's the only time you can use it. The action window during the attack step is after the assign blockers phase, so at that point it would be too late. Distraction is useless during the Attack Step.
So no, I don't think it could ever work to use two Distractions. Perhaps you could use Force Beam, kill 2 lower level Beasts, then Distract the other 2.