Sunday, November 11, 2012

Abilities: Flying, Reach, Morbid, Deathtouch and Lifelink

It is great for a card to have multiple abilities. Vampire Nighthawk is one of those cards.

Creatures with Deathtouch always destroy a blocking creature.

Creatures with Lifelink allow to gain life equal to the damage they deal-their power. 


Creatures with flying cannot be blocked by creatures without flying. Flying is most often found on blue creatures, and least often found on green creatures. Some green creatures, however, have Reach, which enables them to block creatures with flying.

Its frustrating to assemble a great mono green deck and then encounter a deck full of flying creatures. You site there and watch your opponent attack and your green creatures cannot block because they do not have flying. Somberwald Spider is one of a few creatures that can block, using the ability Reach. It also has the Morbid ability.

Here is another creature with Morbid. Morbid provides a bonus action that varies. In the case of Reaper from the Abyss, you can destroy a non-Demon creature when Morbid triggers.