Skinbrand Goblin Gatecrash Structural Collapse

Skullcrack Skullcrack English

Instant, 1R (2)

Players can't gain life this turn. Damage can't be prevented this turn. Skullcrack deals 3 damage to target player.

The lawmage's argument was clever and well reasoned, but Blunk's response proved irrefutable.

Illus. Dave Kendall

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 1/24/2013: Skullcrack targets only the player. If that player is an illegal target when Skullcrack tries to resolve, it will be countered and none of its effects will happen.
  • 1/24/2013: Spells and abilities that would cause a player to gain life or that would prevent damage still resolve, but the life-gain and damage-prevention parts have no effect.
  • 1/24/2013: Effects that would replace gaining life with another effect won't apply because it's impossible for players to gain life.
  • 1/24/2013: If an effect says to set a player's life total to a certain number and that number is higher than the player's current life total, that part of the effect won't do anything. (If the number is lower than the player's current life total, the effect will work as normal.)
Printings:
#106 (Dave Kendall)

Editions:
English Gatecrash (Uncommon)

Languages:
German Schädelbrecher
French Défoncecrâne
Italian Spaccacranio
Spanish Rompecráneos
Portuguese Quebra-crânio
Japanese 頭蓋割り
Simplified Chinese 碎颅击
Russian Пролом Черепа
Traditional Chinese 碎顱擊
Korean 해골 파쇄


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