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Old 10-27-2011, 02:33 PM
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Default Sacrificing Questions

I have a lot of questions about Sacrificing.

1. Can you sacrifice anything at anytime? Can you sacrifice a mana, artifact, equipment, creature at any time and put it into your graveyard?

2. If you have two creatures with a "Sacrifice a creature too..." can you sacrifice one creature too gain both abilities?

3. If you use something like "Act of Treason" where you gain control of a persons creature, can you just sacrifice it before giving it back?

4. For abilities like morbid, can you just sacrifice a creature to get the effect of "If a creature died this turn."?

5. Last questions. A creature like Goblin Arsonist, can you attack with it, then sacrifice it to do the 1 damage when target creature dies?

Sorry for so many questions, these questions have just come up in games and we have just kind of made our own decisions.

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Old 10-27-2011, 03:07 PM
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No, you can only sacrifice a permanent when a spell or ability explicitly tells you to, either as part of the cost or as part of the effect.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:11 PM
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Just to give a more in-depth response..

1) You NEED a spell/ability to force you to sacrifice anything. You can't just randomly do it with no apparent reason.

2) No, you cannot respond to costs being paid. Abilities with "Sacrifice a creature:" requires you to sacrifice a creature as a cost to put the ability on the stack. Now because you can't respond to costs being paid, you cannot activate both abilities of the two creatures as the soonest time you could do this is after the ability's been put on the stack but at that point, the cost has been paid and the creature you sac'd before is already dead.

3) Yup, there's no reason why it wouldn't work. Act of Treason works great with Birthing Pod too.

4) Nope, unless you have a spell or ability to sacrifice a creature before the end step then it won't work. It also has to occur before the end step actually begins.

5) Again, you can't randomly just sacrifice it to have it do its one damage to something. There has to be something to sacrifice it to such as a card like Viscera Seer or possibly a spell like Goblin Grenade. Note: If Goblin Arsonist dies from combat (and assigning one point of damage to whatever it blocked/was blocked by) then it does indeed die and you can assign that one point of damage to the creature that blocked or was blocked by it to deal a total of 2 damage to it.

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