Abzan Battle Priest has an ability that reads

Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has lifelink.

Does it grant lifelink to creatures with two +1/+1 counters?

  • What do you mean by "becomes a +2/+2"? Are you talking about cards like Dauntless Onslaught that say a creature "gets +2/+2", or cards that put two +1/+1 counters on the creature? Oct 24 '14 at 3:31
  • @dopplegreener, First of all, he's clearly talking about Abzan Battle Priest since he copied the text verbatim, and there's nothing else remotely similar. So both the card and the question mentioned counters. Contrary to what you say, this is definitely a question about counters, whatever he meant by "becomes say a +2/+2". I have no problem editing an unanswereable question into a question whose answers answer his question whatever his question might be. He can always clarify or ask a followup question later. The sites of this network work better that way.
    – ikegami
    Oct 24 '14 at 10:46
  • @doppelgreener, You seem to have stopped reading my comment halfway through.
    – ikegami
    Oct 24 '14 at 12:16
  • @Ikegami: While you are correct that the question is clearly about counters, your edit loses an important distinction. It is possible - likely even - that the asker and is confused by what happens if the creature has a single +2/+2 counter (for some reason), as opposed to two +1/+1 counters. Answers to the question in its new form may not discuss that case.
    – Tynam
    Oct 26 '14 at 15:26
  • @Tynam, I know. I explained that. You also seem to have stopped reading my comment halfway through.
    – ikegami
    Oct 26 '14 at 16:51

A creature with two +1/+1 counters has a +1/+1 counter, so Abzan Battle Priest's static ability will grant that creature lifelink.

Note that being granted +1/+1 and having a +1/+1 counter are very different. If you control Dauntless River Marshal, Abzan Battle Priest and an Island, the Marshal won't be granted Lifelink.


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