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CardName: Alena, Kessig Trapper Cost: 3RG Type: Legendary Creature - Human Warrior Pow/Tgh: 3/2 Rules Text: If a creature you control would deal noncombat damage, it deals double that damage instead. Whenever Alena, Kessig Trapper attacks, each creature you control fights a different target creature an opponent controls. Partner Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Infinite Potential Well Mythic

Alena, Kessig Trapper
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Legendary Creature – Human Warrior
If a creature you control would deal noncombat damage, it deals double that damage instead.
Whenever Alena, Kessig Trapper attacks, each creature you control fights a different target creature an opponent controls.
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Updated on 23 Jan 2017 by dude1818

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2017-01-20 17:31:17: dude1818 created the card Alena, Kessig Trapper
2017-01-20 20:52:07: dude1818 edited Alena, Kessig Trapper

Gibber. All of your creatures deal twice their power to a target, and then are still attacking if they survive?

It's a powerful way to clear the board, but you still need to have creatures tough enough to survive. Actually now that I think about it, it's almost like a permanent Brutal Hordechief.

Kinda - that 'may' is nasty though. It means you can use your small and medium creatures to trade with the opponent; and not risk your glass cannons. I mean, if this was just "Each creature may fight" without doubling its power first, it would be a board sweeper. Doing it this way lets you kill off a load of opponents stuff and lose only half as much yourself. Stonkingly powerful, and that's before you start thinking about how it combo's with Goblin Sharpshooter (i.e. game-winningly well)

Perhaps its ability could have {t} on it ({t}: UEOT attacking creatures you control...)? That would remove almost all of my objections really, if you can't "Drop this, attack, win" but the opponents at least get a turn of seeing it coming.

I don't like encouraging you to not attack with this creature. What if I made the fight mandatory, either all attacking creature fight or when this attacks, all of your creatures fight?

Hmmm. Making it "when this attacks" deals with my most major objection of it (that you can drop this immediately before taking advantage of it). I don't really object that much the the powerful board-clearing effect. It's very strong, but a 5.5 CMC mythic is allowed to be pretty strong.

I'm not sure removing the may really does much - since you an always find the 1/1's for the things you don't want to risk.

Although thinking about it; what actually happens with mass simultaneous fight? Can a second thing fight something the first thing killed? Or do you end up with some of your creatures having to fight each other?

If one of the two creatures in a fight is gone, nothing happens. I'd template the ability to target so there's no confusion about the order in which things happen.

2017-01-23 17:28:47: dude1818 edited Alena, Kessig Trapper

Okay, here's what I picked: make the fights one-on-one to prevent the confusion, because Ezuri's Predation says all fights happen at once and that's weird if they overlap. So now you can save your weaker creatures, but only if you have enough big creatures to outnumber your opponent.

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