Afflict

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Afflict
Keyword Ability
Type Triggered
Introduced Hour of Devastation
Last Used Hour of Devastation
Reminder Text Afflict N (Whenever this creature becomes blocked, defending player loses N life.)
Statistics 10 cards
{R} 40%, {B} 30%, {U} 20%, {X} 10%
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Afflict

Afflict is a keyword ability introduced in Hour of Devastation. Afflict is focused in red, and present in blue and black.

Description[edit | edit source]

Whenever a creature with this ability becomes blocked, defending player loses life equal to the Afflict value.[1]

Called "unstoppable" in design, the mechanic was created to convey the destructive and vicious power of the God-Pharaoh's legions, the Eternals.[2]

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the Comprehensive Rules (Rivals of Ixalan (January 19, 2018))

  • 702.129. Afflict
    • 702.129a Afflict is a triggered ability. “Afflict N” means “Whenever this creature becomes blocked, defending player loses N life.”
    • 702.129b If a creature has multiple instances of afflict, each triggers separately.

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (Rivals of Ixalan (January 19, 2018))

Afflict
A keyword ability that makes the defending player lose life for blocking. See rule 702.129, “Afflict.”

Examples[edit | edit source]

  • Khenra Eternal - {1}{B}
    Creature — Zombie Jackal Warrior
    2/2
    Afflict 1 (Whenever this creature becomes blocked, defending player loses 1 life.)


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Matt Tabak. (June 17, 2017.) “Hour of Devastation Mechanics”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater. (June 19, 2017.) “Darkest Hour, Part 1”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
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