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The MechanicEdit

Whenever a creature with this ability deals damage to another creature, the creature dealt damage is destroyed, regardless of the creature's toughness. It does not affect creatures like Protean Hydra whose effect prevents the damage.


In DepthEdit

(from comprehensive rulebook as of October 1, 2010)

702.2. Deathtouch

702.2a Deathtouch is a static ability.

702.2b Any nonzero amount of combat damage assigned to a creature by a source with deathtouch is considered to be lethal damage, up to that creature's toughness. See rules 510.1c-d.

702.2c A creature with toughness greater than 0 that's been dealt damage by a source with deathtouch since the last time state-based actions were checked is destroyed as a state-based action. See rule 704.

702.2d The deathtouch rules function no matter what zone an object with deathtouch deals damage from.

702.2e If an object changes zones before an effect causes it to deal damage, its last known information is used to determine whether it had deathtouch.

702.2f Multiple instances of deathtouch on the same object are redundant.

Examples:

Wren's Run Vanquisher

Moonglove Winnower

ResourcesEdit

List of all MTG Deathtouch cards

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