Questions tagged [mtg-indestructible]

For questions about MTG's Indestructible mechanic and how it interacts with other effects, especially various forms of removal.

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Can I deal indefinite amounts of damage to an indestructible creature?

If I have an indestructible creature, can I deal an infinite amount of instances of damage since lethal damage isn't checked or since the effective "health" of the creature is at or below 0 would you ...
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Do we still track damage on indestructible creatures?

So if lethal damage can't kill an indestructible creature, what do we do about the damage itself? Is it acknowledged? Say you have an effect that doesnt let a creature block if it has taken damage ...
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MTG: Indestructible creature with both damage and -1/-1 counters [duplicate]

If let's say a 3/3 indestructible creature takes 2 combat damage and then 2nd main gets a -1/-1, does the creature die? Am assuming no since its still technically a 2/2 indestructible with 2 damage ...
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How do indestructible creatures actually work? [duplicate]

If a First Striker does lethal damage to an indestructible creature, does this remove the creature from combat so it can not deal any damage? Another scenario: An indestructible creature is dealt ...
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To kill or remove an Indestructible

Will the following cards kill something with "indestructible"?: Swords to plowshares Terror Wrath of God
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What happens if someone Doomblades a creature in response to you trying to give it Indestructible? [duplicate]

I got a bit confused about what would happen in this situation since the stack resolves in reverse order. So, the situation: I have a creature, and then I cast Adamant Will on it causing it to be ...
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Deathtouch vs an indestructible creature, which then loses indestructible

I think I know how this works, but would like to confirm. Suppose my Hill Giant is equipped with Darksteel Plate, and then is dealt damage by a Deadly Recluse. That's one point of deathtouch damage. ...
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After Lethal first strike damage to indestructible creature, will it still do damage?

If I were to attack with a 4/4 indestructible creature and it's blocked by a 4/2 creature with first strike, would my indestructible creature still attack during the second combat damage step, or ...
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Can I kill an indestructible creature with -X/-X and sufficient damage marked on it?

Can I hit a 4/4 indestructible creature with a Lightning Bolt (3 damage) and give it -1/-1 with Tragic Slip to kill it? (Does it matter which way around I cast those?) I read this description here ...
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Does Reduce to Ashes Kill indestructible creatures? [duplicate]

When I first read Reduce to Ashes: Reduce to Ashes deals 5 damage to target creature. If that creature would die this turn, exile it instead. I thought "ok, a way to deal with indestructible", but ...
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Are two Indestructible creatures safe from each other, or do they somehow cancel each other out and destroy each other?

My friend attacked with Colossus of Akros (Monstrous 20/20 indestructible) and I blocked with my Xenagos, God of Revels (6/5 indestructible). I believe that our creatures are safe since indestructible ...
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How can creatures with indestructible end up in the graveyard?

How does a creature with indestructible end up in the graveyard? I have been trying to figure this out for a little while.
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Can you counter a spell with indestructible?

Can you counter an indestructible enchantment spell? For example, I cast Kruphix, God of Horizons. Can you counter the spell with a spell like Dissipate while it's on the stack?
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Granting Indestructible and the Stack

If I play an instant that grants target creature "indestructible," can an opponent use an instant in response to destroy said creature? Would the stack resolve their ability first? If so, would I be ...
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What happens when I target an indestructible card with an “if that would die this turn, exile it instead” effect?

Annihilating Fire says: Annihilating Fire deals 3 damage to target creature or player. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead. If I deal lethal damage to an ...
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Can I target an indestructible creature with a 'destroy target creature' spell?

Of course the spell won't resolve, but is the indestructible creature a legal target for a spell with the effect "destroy target creature"? For example, can I target Gideon, Champion of Justice, ...
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Can an indestructible creature die by a combination of damage and -X/-X effects? [duplicate]

Say I have a 5/5 indestructible creature. An opponent plays a 3 damage spell on this creature. After that spell resolves, the opponent then plays a spell which gives the creature -2/-2 until end of ...
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How can I get rid of indestructible creatures with a Red and White deck?

I am creating a Red-White commander deck using Gisela as my commander. I noticed that my deck is incredibly weak against a deck with any sort of indestructible creature. I know of the board sweeper ...