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Kill a blocker with an instant - is it still blocking? [duplicate]

We are in the combat phase: I declared my attackers My opponent declared his blockers, stating which attackers he was blocking I cast an instant, which automatically kills his blocker. There is ...
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Can you block with a creature then return it to your hand before it takes damage? [duplicate]

Someone said they can block with a Dryad Arbor then return it to their hand with a Quirion Ranger before the Arbor takes damage. That sounds wrong to me.
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Does removing a creature from the battlefield during the blockers declaration phase affect the damage the player will take? [duplicate]

First example: When a creature is going to attack me alone and I use Vapor Snag to return it to the other player's hand, is the combat damage prevented? Second example: If three 1/1 Soldier creatures ...
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Can a blocking creature fight? How is damage dealt if it dies? [duplicate]

As the title says, can a blocking creature fight? If so, what happens if the blocking creature dies before damage is dealt? How would damage be dealt during combat? Example: Creature A is a 2/2 and ...
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Can you block with a creature and then sacrifice it? [duplicate]

I block a Territorial Allosaurus with a Brindle Boar. I sacrifice the Brindle Boar. Does the Territorial Allosaurus still do damage to me?
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Instants - are the creatures blocked or not? [duplicate]

Player A attacks with two creatures. Player B plays the instant card Give No Ground on a creature and blocks two attacking creatures. Player A then plays the instant Disperse. Are those two creatures ...
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If a player kills all blockers, is the damage redirected to the face? [duplicate]

After my opponent declares a blocking creature, I use an instant to deal 2 damage which kills it. Do they take combat damage to the face?
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Acrobatic manuever and blocking [duplicate]

If I block a 5/5 attacked with a 2/3 during my blocking step, could I then bounce my blocker with Acrobatic Maneuver and prevent it from being killed, while also having the 5/5 blocked? If so, why?
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(MtG) Damaging a blocker once blockers have finished being declared [duplicate]

So, suppose I declare a 3/1 attacker. Then the defender declares a 1/1 to block it. Once it is declared a blocker. May I then cast a spell or activate an ability to kill said blocker, before combat ...
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Mercurial Pretender and Typhoid Rats interaction

Player A has Mercurial Pretender on the board (copied a 4/4 creature) Player B attacks with Typhoid Rats Player A blocks Typhoid Rats with Mercurial Pretender Player A then pays 4 mana to "Return ...
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What happens if a blocking creature is killed with Double Strike before all the damage is dealt?

With an attacking creature with Double Strike, if the first strike deals lethal damage to a normal blocking creature, does the normal damage go to the defending player?
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Can you sacrifice a creature you block with to fulfill Annihilator?

Lets say someone is blocking an Eldrazi with annihilator. Can they sacrifice a creature they blocked with to count as one of the things sacrifice with annihilator?
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When should I use Avacyn's Glory's Restoration Angel?

When and how should I use Restoration Angel in the Avacyn's Glory deck? I understand Flash means it can be used any time like an Instant. What is the purpose or situation for exiling a non-angel I ...