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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...