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Put a number of 1/1 black Vampire Knight creature tokens with lifelink onto the battlefield equal to the highest life total among all players.
One of my opponents had 35 life at that point, so I got 35 tokens.
Cathar's Crusade says:
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.
How will this play out? As far as I can tell, this will result in one of the following scenarios, ranging from the least to the most powerful:
- I put 35 tokens on the battlefield at the same time. This will trigger the effect once, giving all of them one counter.
- I put the first token on the battlefield, it gets one counter. I put the second token on the battlefield. It gets one counter, and the first token will get one counter for a total of two. Continuing this pattern will end with a battlefield with 35 tokens with an increasing number of counters (ranging from 1 counter on the last token to 35 counters on the first token)
- I put 35 tokens on the battlefield at the same time. This will trigger the effect 35 times, giving all the tokens 35 counters.
We went with option 2, but I had some other bolster cards on the board (Captivating Vampire, Legion Lieutenant and Door of Destinies with three counters) so I would have easily won even if we had chosen option 1, but I'm still curious which option is the correct one.