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Goad
Introduced: Conspiracy: Take the Crown
Last Used: Commander 2017
Reminder Text: Goad (Until your next turn, that creature attacks each combat if able and attacks a player other than you if able.)
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Goad is a keyword action introduced in Conspiracy: Take the Crown that forces creatures to attack, preferably someone other than you. It was designed for multiplayer play. [1][2]

Description[edit | edit source]

A goaded creature has to attack a player (not a planeswalker) other than you if it can. The controller of a goaded creature still chooses who the creature attacks. If it's tapped, then it can't attack. If there's a cost to attack, its controller doesn't have to pay that cost, and if he or she doesn't, the creature doesn't have to attack. A creature with defender still can't attack.

If the creature can't attack a player other than you, then it must attack you or a planeswalker if it can. This is most likely when the game is down to two players.

A goaded creature remains goaded until your next turn.

Goad was introduced in the Commander format with Commander 2017 's Disrupt Decorum.

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the Comprehensive Rules (Ixalan (September 29, 2017))

  • 701.36. Goad
    • 701.36a Certain spells and abilities can goad a creature. Until the next turn of the controller of that spell or ability, that creature attacks each combat if able and attacks a player other than that player if able.

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (Ixalan (September 29, 2017))

Goad
A keyword action that forces a creature to attack and to attack another player if able. See rule 701.36, “Goad.”

Example[edit | edit source]

  • Jeering Homunculus - {1}{U}
    Creature — Homunculus
    When Jeering Homunculus enters the battlefield, you may goad target creature. (Until your next turn, that creature attacks each combat if able and attacks a player other than you if able.)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Matt Tabak. (August 15, 2016.) “Conspiracy: Take the Crown Mechanics”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Wizards of the Coast. (August 22, 2016.) “Conspiracy: Take the Crown Release Notes”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.