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Captain Ameritrash
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Sorry if I just missed this somewhere, but does the Fire Demon's immunity to missiles protect it from the Wizard's Drain Energy and Chain Lightning spells? Since the Drain Energy & Chain Lightning spells use the yellow missile disc to resolve, but are not traditional missile attacks in the same way as an arrow, throwing axe or Magic Missile, there is some ambiguity here. The card text states "Unaffected by missiles", which could be read to include spell effects as well as traditional missiles.
We ruled that the Drain Energy spell would still work, and Chain Lightning has not come up in play yet, but I'd love to get others' opinions and/or an official ruling. Anybody wanna weigh in?
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i believe it shows the missile icon, correct? the way we played it, the demon is immune to any attack with that same icon.
 
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yegods wrote:
i believe it shows the missile icon, correct? the way we played it, the demon is immune to any attack with that same icon.


The Drain Energy and Chain Lightning cards show the icon, but the Fire Demon card does not have the missile icon, only the "Unaffected by Fireball and missile shots" text. That's where the ambiguity lies - if it said "Unaffected by (fireball icon) and (missile icon) shots, then there would be less wiggle room for interpretation. Or maybe that's just me.
 
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The Fire Demon is unaffected by any type of missile and fireball shots, including the Wizard's spells. -- Aron
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@Aron-
Cool. Thanks very much for the quick response, and for the great game, too.
 
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