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Now, I know that the Combat Phase occurs during a players turn as an action. My question is about Instants that attack players during the event phase. When an Instant attacks a player and a player chooses units to defend against the attack, is that considered going into a combat phase?
Example: (Solo play of the Cataclysm Scenario) Army of the Possessed (First player chooses who it attacks, strength is equal to 6 + number of players) is drawn on the event phase and it attacks my home realm. It will attack for 7 damage and I choose to block it with two Warlock Chieftains and a Berserker to neutralize all the damage.
If this is considered a combat phase, then I would be able to use Warlock Chieftain's End of Combat ability to put them on top of my deck, correct? But if it isn't considered a combat phase then I'm assuming you just would just discard after applying the damages?
Yes of course.
Combat phase is situational. It does not occur every time during a player's turn. It only happens during combat.
So, if a combat happens, then the player(s) participates enter the combat phase.