Blood Feud lets two creatures fight each other. Is it similar to normal combat?

As I understand it, after a combat you use up your power and toughness. If there are 3/4 and 2/2, and they combat each other, the first one uses 2 powers to kill the other and has remaining 1 power. Its toughness is used up to be 2.

Does the same thing happen and the effect remains till the end of the turn after Blood Feud?

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    This question is covered by (but not necessarily a duplicate of) Does 'fight' involve combat?. Users who end up here might want to give it a look-see.
    – Rainbolt
    Aug 26 '14 at 20:42

This is not a correct understanding of either combat or fighting.

"Fight" is a special keyword that simply means "the 2 chosen creatures deal damage to the other equal to their power." Neither power nor toughness is ever "used up." If a 2/4 creature fights another 2/4 creature, both will still be a 2/4 creature after that. The only difference will be that they will both be a 2/4 creature with 2 damage on them.

In combat, power and toughness are also not "used up". The attacking and blocking creature will deal damage to the other equal to its power.

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    The specific rule about fighting is here: mtgsalvation.gamepedia.com/Fight
    – murgatroid99
    Aug 24 '14 at 3:36
  • then does the damage the creature get from a fight transfered to the normal combat in the same turn?
    – June Kim
    Aug 24 '14 at 4:09
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    @JuneKim Yes; you need to go open the Basic Rules and re-read about how combat works and how damage works because you seem like you've misunderstood a lot. Aug 24 '14 at 4:17
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    @JuneKim It doesn't matter whether the damage comes from combat, or fighting, or a spell like Shock. All damage is cumulative, and is set back to 0 at the end of each turn.
    – GendoIkari
    Aug 24 '14 at 4:39

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