Alright say i have a 3/3 gutter skulk and a paragon of open grave with a tap ability of 3 (t), another target black creature you control gains deathtouch until end of turn. I declare an attack with the gutter skulk and my opponent declares a blocker say a 4/4, can i use the tap ability to give the skulk deathtouch after the blocker is declared to kill it?


Yes, this works for the same reason that you can tap a llanowar elves for mana after blocking. It doesn't matter which creature is activating the tap ability - be it the blocking creature itself, or any other creature - you can still activate the ability after blocks, but before damage.

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