I have two creatures in the field:

  • 2/2 creature
  • 2/2 creature with 2 +1/+1 counters on it,

I then play Scale Blessing. Does it work on the creature that has more than one +1/+1 counters on it? With the result being:

  • 2/2 creature w/ +2/+2
  • 2/2 creature w/ +2/+2

? Please help!

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    To complement on the answer: "that has a +1/+1 counter on it" does not mean "that has one +1/+1 counter on it", it means "that has at least one +1/+1 counter on it"
    – Ivo
    Commented Jul 4, 2015 at 18:37

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You'll end up with a 2/2 with two +1/+1 counters, and a 2/2 with three +1/+1 counters.

There are two separate things to do, in the order they're written on the card:

  • Bolster 1: put a +1/+1 counter on the 2/2 that doesn't have any counters yet. (It's your creature with the least toughness.) You now have one creature with one counter, and one with two. It's good for you that the bolster comes first, because next...

  • Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature that has a +1/+1 counter on it. It says "each creature that has a +1/+1 counter on it", not "exactly one +1/+1 counter", so that's both of your creatures! Now you have one creature with two counters, and one with three.

It's true that the reminder text for bolster is at the very end, but it's just a quick explanation of what bolster means. The actual text instructing you to bolster 1 is is the first thing on the card, so it's the first thing you do.

  • If I understand he question correctly, what he's asking is if the counters are teamed into effect when figuring out which creature has the "least toughness". You do answer this in your response, but not directly.
    – GendoIkari
    Commented Jul 4, 2015 at 22:59

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