When a Satyr Grovedancer enters on the battlefield and I choose a creature with heroic to recieve the a +1/+1 counter, does it trigger the heroic? I don't think so because the heroic says explicitly that when a spell targets that creature but I would like to check.

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No. Heroic abilities trigger whenever you cast a spell that targets this object. Creature spells (e.g. Satyr Grovedancer) do not target. Satyr Grovedancer has a triggered ability that targets, but abilities aren't spells.

In contrast, Gossamer Phantasm has the ability When Gossamer Phantasm becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it. Targeting Gossamer Phantasm with Satyr Grovedancer's triggered ability would trigger Gossamer Phantasm's. (Gossamer Phantasm's will resolve first.)


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